Top 20 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

With several festivals, adult cocktail parties, food tastings, and art exhibits, it’s time to soak up the beautiful weather ahead all weekend! Can’t decide what to do? Kick off the next few days with our Top 20 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday, September 21st – Sunday, September 23rd, 2017.

Looking for family fun? The weekend is bursting with family-friendly events from performances to several festivals. If some time away from the kids is more your speed, enjoy a cocktail party, stroll for wine through Atlanta’s favorite neighborhoods, and explore new art and music.

Whatever you’re in the mood for, Atlanta is serving up 20 fun and unique happenings all weekend long, and we have you covered with the highlights!

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Atlanta BeltLine Wine Stroll

The 5th annual Atlanta BeltLine Wine Stroll returns with an all-star cast of restaurants and retailers!

Join the Atlanta community for the one-mile walk filled with wine tastings and light bites along the Eastside Trail through Poncey-Highland, Inman Park, and the Old Fourth Ward!

When
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location
Check in under the Freedom Parkway bridge near the Old Fourth Ward Skate Park
Beltline Eastside Trail | 830 Willoughby Way | Atlanta, GA 30312

Throughout the afternoon, sample wine and light appetizers from one of the 20+ selected vendors along the BeltLine!

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Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

beltlineMark your calendars for the 8th annual return of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine!

When: September – November, 2017
Cost: Free

Performances and festivities kick off with the annual Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade on  Saturday, September 9th and continue through mid-November.

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Top 10 Labor Day Happenings Around Atlanta

Labor Day is quickly approaching, and we have you covered with our list of Top 10 Labor Day Happenings Around Atlanta: September 1st – 4th, 2017.

Fall is just around the corner! Before you pick up that pumpkin spice, be sure to check out the fun and festivities throughout the last weekend of Summer. From festivals to flavor, there is something for all ages and tastes this Labor Day Weekend!

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The Big Huge Tiny House Event

The Big Huge Tiny House Event is back at Ponce City Market with a full weekend of tiny houses and great opportunities to talk sustainability!

 

When

Saturday & Sunday | August 26th – 27th, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where

Ponce City Market
675 Ponce de Leon Ave Ne
Atlanta, GA 30308

The two-day event is free and open to the public.

While learning about sustainability and play at Ponce City Market, take a tour of the Ponce flats, learn about composting,  and explore what solar power is doing for our environment!

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Cool Dads Rock Soap Box Derby

Known as the most anticipated event to hit Historic Fourth Ward Park, the Cool Dads Rock Soap Box Derby returns for its 5th year!

When

Saturday | August 5th, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where

Historic Old Fourth Ward Park
592 N Angier Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Bring the whole family out for a day filled with food, music, activities for all ages, prizes, and cars! The race itself kicks off at 12:30 p.m. as drivers over the age of 4 race downhill for a variety of prizes. Amateurs and professionals alike with design and build their own human-powered soap box cars to compete for the fastest car and most creative car, among other categories. 

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Big Ol’ Group Run

Come out for an evening of socializing, education, and fun at the 4th annual Big Ol’ Group Run! Runners and walkers from all over Atlanta will join together to take over Ponce City Market and the community’s beloved Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail.

When

Wednesday | August 9th, 2017
6:30 p.m.

Where

Ponce City Market
675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Registration

$5

In addition to course support in the run, registration includes a commemorative bib name tag and item, entry into the Run Group Social at City Winery, entry into the grand raffles, and more! Registrants will also enjoy giveaways from Run Social Atlanta and Run Group Expo Vendors, Ponce City Market Restaurant & Shop discounts, and other prizes.

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Atlanta Summer Wine Festival

Atlanta Wine Festival proudly presents the Atlanta Summer Wine Fest. Come out for an afternoon filled with over 50 wines, beer and cider, live music, food, and fun!

When

Saturday | August 12th, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where

City Winery
650 North Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Tickets

$45 Advance | $50 After August 3rd | $60 Day of Event

General Admission includes all beer and wine samples, entry to the festival, and a souvenir acrylic wine glass.

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Georgia Restaurant Week

Highlighting the state’s culinary hot spots, Georgia Restaurant Week returns for its 3rd year!

When

July 17th – 23rd, 2017
Monday – Sunday

Over 50 participating spots throughout Georgia will be offering prixe fixe menus ranging from $15-$35 per person. With lunch and dinner options available, diners are encouraged to make reservations in advance. The 2017 Georgia Restaurant Week is brought to you by the Georgia Restaurant Association.

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10 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July in 2017

With Summer only a few days away, it’s time to start planning your 4th of July plans! We have you covered with 10 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July Around Atlanta in 2017.

All through Atlanta, the city is in the spirit with a variety of events!

From the family-friendly to an adult night on the town, there’s something for everyone.

Kick off the morning with a festive parade, explore a new neighborhood, and end the exciting holiday with a number of spectacular fireworks. The festivities are stretching all through the holiday weekend and into the week, so you won’t want to miss a moment of the fun!

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