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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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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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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Atlanta Dogwood Festival

The dogwoods are in full bloom, which means it’s time for Atlanta’s official kickoff into Spring! The city’s favorite springtime tradition returns with the 81st Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

WHEN
April 7th – 9th, 2017
WHERE
Piedmont Park

A staple in Atlanta for over 80 years, more than 260 fine artists and hundreds of thousands of visitors will attend the three-day Festival!

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Top 10 Atlanta Area Easter Events

Spring is only a few days away, which means Easter is just around the corner! We have put together a list of the Top 10 Atlanta Area Easter Events in 2017 so you and your family can make the most of your Easter weekend!

Break bread with friends and family, meet the Easter bunny, hunt for eggs, and enjoy the beauty of Atlanta.

We have you covered with all the highlights!

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Atlanta Film Festival

The 2017 Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) returns for its 41st annual celebration! The 10-day event will feature 163 films, Opening and Closing Night Presentations, 40 Creative Conference events, and 12 unique Special Presentations. 

WHEN
March 24th, 2017 – April 2nd, 2017

PARTICIPATING VENUES
Plaza Theatre, 7 Stages Theatre, Dad’s Garage Theater, Rialto Center for the Arts, Ponce City Market, and Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.

The annual Springtime tradition is one of only two dozen Academy Award-qualifying film festivals in the country. The 2017 festival has received a record breaking 6,000+ film submissions. Audiences will gather to experience the most cutting edge films across independent, international, documentaries, animated, and short film genres!

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Top 8 St. Patrick’s Day Happenings Around Atlanta

It’s the luck of the Irish, and Atlanta is celebrating!

St. Patrick’s Day is fast-approaching on Friday, March 17th, 2017. We have you covered with the Top 8 St. Patrick’s Day Happenings Around Atlanta!

With so many events throughout the city, Atlanta residents will be able to find ways to kick off the holiday all week long. 

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Nuit Belge

Returning for its second year, Nuit Belge features Belgian and Belgian inspired beers paired with small plates from Atlanta’s best chefs and restaurants. 

WHEN
Saturday | February 25th, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

WHERE
The Foundry at Puritan Mill
916 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

The event features some of Atlanta’s finest chefs and restaurants with delicious curated pairings to enjoy with your meal!

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17 Atlanta Area Farmers Markets to Explore in 2017!

With the weather warming up, there is no better time for light, fresh food!

The farmers markets around Atlanta have you covered with delicious local fare, and we’ve put together a list to help you find one in your neighborhood.

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