13 Ways to Celebrate Mothers Day Around Atlanta

Spring is in full bloom, which means it’s that special time of year again – The time to celebrate the Mom in your life! Mother’s Day is quickly approaching on Sunday, May 14th, 2017.

We’ve compiled a list of the best ways to treat Mom this year.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Dunwoody Art Festival

The City of Dunwoody presents its favorite Mother’s Day tradition with the Dunwoody Art Festival!

WHEN
May 13th – 14th, 2017
Saturday | 10:00  a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The 8th annual celebration transforms Dunwoody Village Parkway into a shoppers’ paradise with a whimsical artists market, featuring arts and crafts and a variety of artwork for sale.

Top artists from around the country will showcase craft pieces, including: photography, paintings, and folk art alongside artwork made from clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood.

Pick up a special gift for Mother’s Day from one of the many jewelers offering unique handmade pieces!

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Fernbank After Dark

Fernbank After Dark offers exclusive Museum access after dark with a variety of hands-on activities for adults! Activities and science themes will change each month. Don’t miss the following highlights with May’s theme, Botanicals in Alcohol!

WHEN
Friday | May 12th, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Continues Second Friday of Every Month

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Food That Rocks: A Celebration of Sandy Springs

logoScaledv2Back by popular demand, Food That Rocks – A Celebration of Sandy Springs returns for its second year. Come out to the big tent in Hammond Park to eat, drink, and party with a purpose!

WHEN
Saturday · May 6th, 2017

ADMISSION
General Admission · $50 | 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m
VIP First Taster · $65 | 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

More than 20 of Sandy Springs’ favorite restaurants join together for one night only to offer food, wine, beer and cocktail tastes from local mixologists. Live music will fill the air throughout the evening, featuring performances from DJ Brettski and The Biffs!

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Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

We have you covered with the Top Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday, April 20th – Sunday, April 23rd, 2017.

It’s sunny skies ahead, and Atlanta is in the spirit all throughout town!

With so many great events all over town, this weekend is the perfect opportunity to take in all the beauty of the city with our list of the Top Atlanta Happenings This Weekend!

Enjoy tasting flavors from new food trucks, explore a home tour (or two!), find some classic festival fun, and explore new music & art across several venues.

Whether you are looking for some time without the kids – or even some family fun for all ages – this weekend has it all!

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Kentucky Derby Party at Avalon

Put on your fancy bowties and hats, and come celebrate the third annual Kentucky Derby Party at Avalon! The Plaza will be transformed into a glamorous party filled with live performances, Kentucky Derby viewing, and – of course – mint juleps!

WHEN
Saturday | May 6th, 2017
3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

WHERE
Avalon
2200 Avalon Boulevard
Alpharetta, GA 30022

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Taste of Alpharetta

An an annual tradition for families and food connoisseurs alike, Taste of Alpharetta returns for its 27th year as one of the largest food tasting events in the southeast.

WHEN
Thursday | May 4th, 2017
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

WHERE
Historic Downtown Alpharetta
Miton Avenue & Roswell Street

Admission is free, and food tickets are available for $.50 each. Participating restaurants will charge $1-$3 per sample.

In addition to sampling the top menus in town, Taste of Alpharetta provides entertainment for all ages! We have you covered with all of the highlights!

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May-retta Daze

Marietta’s annual May-retta Daze returns the first weekend of May to celebrate its 40th year. The two-day festival is fun for all ages, and free to attend!

WHEN
May 7th – 8th, 2017
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE
Historic Marietta Square
Glover Park
50 Park Square
Marietta, GA 30060

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Taste of East Cobb

Taste-of-East-Cobb1Eat, play, and enjoy the tastiest Saturday of the year at the Taste of East Cobb!

WHEN
Saturday | May 6th, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE
Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
South Parking Lot
955 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta, GA 30068

The 11th annual celebration returns for a day filled with family fun and tastes from the best local restaurants. Packed with fun and food, the premier outdoor festival is a great community event – and a favorite annual tradition among local residents!

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