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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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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Gardens For Connoisseurs Tour

tour-headerThe Atlanta Botanical Gardens presents it annual Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour this Mother’s Day weekend!

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

The beloved tour showcases 10 spectacular private gardens, giving gardening enthusiasts the opportunity to explore impressive garden designs! Both experienced garden connoisseurs and inquisitive garden novices will delight in this self-guided tour. Gain inspiration from the exquisite ideas showcased by talented landscape architects, garden designers, and local gardeners.

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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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ATL Burger Week

Creative Loafing is bringing back ATL Burger Week for another year of mouthwatering burgers! Over 50 restaurants across Atlanta will be serving up $5 burgers all week long as they will compete to win your vote for ATL’s Best Burger.

WHEN
Sunday – Saturday | April 23rd – 29th, 2017

In addition to all the beef you can handle throughout the week, the Georgia beef Board will be offering up a KUDU Safari Braai Grill to giveaway, as well as a bunch of awesome rubs from Geogia Based Lane’s BBQ. ATL Burger Week is presented by Georgia Beef Board​, Red Brick Brewing Co.​ and Creative Loafing Atlanta!

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500 Songs For Kids

500 Songs For Kids features hundreds of bands and solo artists performing 500 songs over 12 nights! This year, the annual event will celebrate the 500 Greatest Feel-Good Songs of All Time.

WHEN
April 14th – 15th, 2017

WHERE
Smith’s Olde Bar

TICKETS
Pay what you want! That’s right, you can pay what you want at each show and the Foundation appreciates your contribution.

Yearly lineups have included all-star performances from Cee-Lo, Janelle Monae, Alchemy, Arrested Development, Butch Walker, Edwin McCain, and so many more!

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Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival

Atlanta’s premier wine experience returns for the 4th Annual Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival!

WHEN
Saturday | April 29th, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE
City Winery
650 North Avenue NE #201
Atlanta, GA 30308

Guests will enjoy unlimited wine and craft beer tastings, live music, fun wine-themed activities, and more!

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Atlanta Streets Alive!

asa_logo_800pxAtlanta Streets Alive returns once more to take over the streets of Atlanta. Get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way!

WHEN
Sunday | April 23rd, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

This year’s event kicks off with a bike parade and takes over a 4-mile stretch from Grant Park to Westview. Closed to motorized traffic, the route is opened to people on foot, bike, and other human-powered activities. Come take part in the family-friendly fun by biking, skating, walking and rolling down the streets!

The free event transforms the streets of Atlanta into a public park open to the community. There is no beginning or end, so hop on in wherever you’d like!

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Autism Speaks Atlanta Walk

Lace up your tennis shoes for Annual Autism Speaks Walk, and give back to a great cause!

SCHEDULE
April 30th, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m. | Mission Moment Ceremony
9:30 a.m. | Walk Start

WHERE
Turner Field – Green Lot
525 Capitol Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Wheelchairs, strollers, wagons, and walking assistance are all permitted on the 2.11-mile walk route.

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