Top 17 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

The weather around Atlanta is finally cooling down, and the city is in the spirit! Get the most out of the weekend ahead with our Top 17 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday, October 12th – Sunday, October 15th, 2017.

This weekend has everything for the discerning art lover, delicious food festivals, seasonal fun (just in time for Friday, the 13th!), silent auctions, and even live performances. No matter the neighborhood, it’s easier than ever to get into the Fall spirit!

Whatever you’re in the mood for, Atlanta is serving up 17 unique Autumn happenings all weekend long, and we have you covered with the highlights!

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Bring One for the Chipper

Now that Christmas is over and you start to take the decorations down, you may think to yourself,  “What am I going to do with this tree?” Instead of placing the tree on the curb (which will eventually end up in a landfill), bring it to one of the several “Bring One for the Chipper” tree recycling events. This annual Georgia Christmas tree recycling program has recycled almost
5 million trees. The mulch created from the recycled trees has been used for playgrounds, local government beautification projects, and individual yards.

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Sunday in the Park at Oakland Cemetery

sip-posterCelebrate 37 years of Victorian fun at Oakland Cemetery with the day-long Victorian Street Festival!

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Ave SE

Adults: $7
Kids Ages 4-12: $3 | Kids 3 & Under: Free

The Victorian street festival has something for everyone! Enjoy an afternoon of live music, performances, food, learning activities, and fun for all ages.

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Oakhurst Arts and Music Festival 2013

Oakhurst Arts and Music FestivalThe annual Oakhurst Arts and Music Festival is on Saturday, October 12, 2013.  The festival is held at Harmony Park located near the corner of East Lake Drive and Oakview Road in Oakhurst Village.  Event hours are from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

The 16th annual event will feature tons of fun, including an artists market, a 5k walk and run, kids activities, a parade, live music and entertainment, food and beverages, and more.  Over 50 local artists will be showcasing and selling their handmade arts and crafts at the artist’s market this year.  There will be various pieces of artwork and unique gift items that were Continue reading “Oakhurst Arts and Music Festival 2013” »

25th annual Decatur Garden Tour

Decatur Garden Tour 2013The Decatur Garden Tour is on Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 2013.  The tour takes place at several gardens throughout the Decatur area.  Saturday’s hours are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  On Sunday the event is from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm.

The Decatur Garden Tour is celebrating it’s 25th year, and guests will be able to visit 15 private gardens.  Some of the featured gardens will show off their beautiful flowers and landscaping, and others will highlight their organic vegetable gardens.  There is also a Continue reading “25th annual Decatur Garden Tour” »

Support local farmers, shop Farmers Markets!

Most of the local farmers markets in the Atlanta area are now open or are opening soon. Support local farmers by visiting area farmers markets. Below is a list of farmers markets in the Atlanta Metro area. Click on the individual links to find location address and Continue reading “Support local farmers, shop Farmers Markets!” »

2011 Oakhurst Arts & Music Festival

Saturday, October 8, 2011, is the 14th Annual Oakhurst Arts & Music Festival at Harmony Park. From 10am to 7pm, everyone will have fun listening to live music, viewing art from local artists, watching a parade and kids will love the children’s activities. You can also take part in the 5k run/walk starting at 8am. Strollers and Continue reading “2011 Oakhurst Arts & Music Festival” »

Decatur Garden Tour 2011 “Outdoor spaces. Entertaining places.”

The Decatur Garden Tour 2011 will take place Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15. Enjoy some of Decatur’s best gardens. This year’s event will feature 13 beautiful gardens in Decatur. The 23rd year of the Decatur Garden Tour will highlight gardens along with outdoor living spaces as this year’s theme is, “Outdoor spaces. Entertaining places.”  Advance tickets are $20; $25 day of event. Tickets are good for the entire weekend. Proceeds of the Decatur Garden Tour will Continue reading “Decatur Garden Tour 2011 “Outdoor spaces. Entertaining places.”” »

Fernbank NatureQuest

A new, permanent exhibition has opened at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Children will be able to learn while having fun in the Fernbank NatureQuest. The 7,000 square-foot, $8 million expansion allows children to interact with nature. Kids will have a blast exploring the multi-level clubhouse, learning about fish in the virtual river, seeing what animals made their way through the exhibit and so much more.

Tickets and information for the Fernbank NatureQuest Exhibit are available at 404.929.6300 or Fernbank is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta

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10th Annual Oakhurst Wine Crawl

Enjoy tasting wines from around the world while exploring businesses in the Oakhurst community. The 10th annual Oakhurst Wine Crawl is February 26, 2011 from 4pm – 7pm. Advance Tickets are $25. The day of the event remaining tickets will be available for $30. The Fur Bus will take you 20 Wine Crawl businesses. Proceeds will go to the Oakhurst neighborhood and business community.

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