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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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 Spring Wine Fest

Atlanta Wine Festival proudly presents the Atlanta Spring Wine Fest. Come out for an afternoon filled with 100+ wines, beer and cider, live music, food, and fun!

WHEN
Saturday | April 15th, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WHERE
Historic 4th Ward Park
655 North Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

TICKETS
$45 Advance | $50 After April 6th | $60 Day of Event

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

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Nature Fest at Fernbank Museum

Explore the great outdoors and its inhabitants at Fernbank’s Nature Fest. The inaugural Family Fun Day offers 75 acres of outdoor adventures, crafts, nature walks, new discoveries, and much more!

WHEN
March 18th, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

With fun for all ages, young and experienced nature lovers will find something to enjoy – and to discover!

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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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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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Spring Fever at Ponce City Market

Shake off the winter blues with live music, delicious food, and craft cocktails at the inaugural Spring Fever!

WHEN
March 25th, 2017
6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

WHERE
Ponce City Market – Boiler Room
675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Hosted by CURE Childhood Cancer’s Young Professional Leadership Council, the event features great music and delicious food provided by top local restaurants at one of Atlanta’s most unique venues, The Boiler Room.

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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Scrubs Party

The Scrubs Party has quickly become one the top five fundraising events for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta! Hosted by Emerging Leaders for Children’s (ELC), the 4th annual event will benefit Children’s Concussion Care Program.

WHEN
March 24th, 2017
7:00 p.m.

WHERE
Ponce City Market – Boiler Room
675 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Last year lone, the signature event raised more than $225,000, drawing more than 450 guests! Come out to the unique setting at Ponce City Market for its lively cocktail scene, silent auction, and great music.

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