Top 18 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

From new flavors all over town to two iconic Home Tours, we have you covered with the Top Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday, May 18th – Sunday, May 21st, 2017.

With 18 unique 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 18 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend!

This weekend offers an exciting variety of springtime fun from several food and beer festivals to art, flavor, music, and design. Explore a new neighborhood – or even explore new art and flavor within your own! Whatever you decide, Atlanta has enough excitement to feel like an exciting oasis right at home.

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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!

Date

Sunday | June 11th, 2017
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location

This Summer’s event introduced a brand new event, exploring uncharted territory through the Westside via Marietta Street and Howell Mill.

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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Virginia Highland Summerfest

Summertime is nearing, and it’s time to celebrate with the annual Virginia Highland Summerfest! The beloved family festival extends through the Virginia Highlands, filling every foot with something to see.

When

June 3rd – 4th, 2017
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where

Summerfest is located on scenic and historic Virginia Avenue between North Highland Avenue and Park Drive. The 5K race begins at the eastern end of the festival just one block east of the intersection of Virginia and North Highland.

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10 Ways to Relax & Remember this Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend is quickly returning this May 25th – 29th, 2017! From Thursday through Monday, we have you covered with all the wonderful ways to relax, remember, and kick off the 3-day weekend a bit early.

Celebrate the men and women who defend our country while also kicking off the Summer season with our Top 10 Happenings This Memorial Day Weekend.

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606 Ansley Circle, Atlanta, GA 30324

Offered at $589,000

This gorgeous 3 bedroom, 3 and a half bath brick townhouse is in Morningside Elementary and walking distance to shops, restaurants, Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Beltline! Offering high-end finishes, an open floorpan and two-car garage, this is low-maintenance, intown-living at its finest!

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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 28th – 29th, 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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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 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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Spring Festival on Ponce

The 6th Annual Spring Festival on Ponce returns to feature 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, delicious local fare, and fun for the whole family!

WHEN
April 1st – 2nd, 2017
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE
Olmstead Linear Park
1788 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Set against the beautiful backdrop of historic Olmsted Linear Park, Festival admission is free and all ages are welcome.

Step into Spring as you take in the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Frank Olmstead Sr. In addition to fine arts and crafts, visitors are invited to enjoy live acoustic entertainment, a fun-filled children’s area, and local food from Atlanta’s favorite gourmet food trucks.

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