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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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 14th – 15th, 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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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 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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Free Entrance Days in National Parks

With free admittance to all National Parks, National Park Week is the perfect time to celebrate all that America’s beautiful parks have to offer!

WHEN
April 15th-16th, 2017
April 22nd-23rd, 2017

All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived in honor of the National Park Service Centennial this past year.

National Park Week is America’s largest celebration of national heritage. It’s about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations, and enhancing America’s best idea—the national parks! It’s all happening in your national parks.

Fee-free days make national parks accessible to more people. What better way to celebrate the start of a second century than to get outdoors?

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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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Inman Park Restaurant Week

Indulge in Atlanta’s heart of culinary flavor during the 2017 Inman Park Restaurant Week!

WHEN
March 27th – April 2nd, 2017

Throughout the week, local restaurants and pubs will offer prix-fixe menus for brunch, lunch, and dinner at $15, $25, and $35.

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