From Thursday through Monday, we have you covered with 9 wonderful ways to relax, remember, and kick off the 3-day weekend a bit early. Whether you’re looking to grab some extra time outdoors with the family, sneak a romantic night out onto the calendar, or explore exciting art and music all weekend long, we have you covered with the holiday highlights!
Celebrate the men and women who defend our country while also kicking off the warmer weather with our Top 9 Happenings all weekend long.
- Cocktails in the Garden: Open Memorial Day!
Thursday – Sunday, May 25th – 29th
With fun new themes each month, the after-hours social is Atlanta’s most beautiful cocktail party in the city! Each week, guests are invited to enjoy specialty cocktails, live music and entertainment, and an after-hours look at the latest exhibits spectacularly lit after dark! The Garden also now hosts live music every night of Cocktails in the Garden. As Atlanta’s favorite outdoor escape, local musicians have an exclusive chance to reconnect with audiences in the Garden.
- Brew at the Zoo
Saturday | May 27th
For over 12 years, Brew at the Zoo has featured amazing brews, live music, and the incredible animals of Zoo Atlanta – And this year, it’s wilder than ever! The fun continues with a beer tasting, yard games, and live performances from The Geeks, DJ DMark, and The Dirty Truth.
- Atlanta Jazz Festival
Saturday – Monday| May 27th – 29th
3 days, 15 artists, and a whole lot of fun! Held at Piedmont Park, one of the country’s largest free jazz festivals celebrates jazz legends with show-stopping performances all weekend long! The Artists Market will feature local artists, artisans, and entrepreneurs showcasing their rare and unique work.
- Liquid Sky’s Summertime Beach Party
Saturday | May 27th
Free to the public, the Premier Annual Memorial Day Weekend Summertime Beach Party welcomes you for some fun in the sun! The exciting Cirque Style Performance for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine showcases sway poles on the North Ave Bridge, overlooking Ponce City Market and the Atlanta skyline. Be part of the performance by wearing your Hawaiian shirt or bringing beach balls and inflatables – Then stay afterward for a short dance party!
- Red, White, and Brunch
Sunday | May 28th
Bottoms up! From 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., swing by Ponce City Market for scrumptious brunch dishes, refreshing mimosas, and even chicken and waffles on a stick. All-inclusive tickets are available with additional drink packages.
- Salute Your Troops at Stone Mountain
Thursday – Monday | May 26th – 29th
Atlanta’s largest Memorial Day celebration lasts for 4 nights, featuring fun-filled adventures for the whole family! The fireworks and cannon display will dazzle with a choreographed musical tribute honoring our brave troops following this year’s NEW Music Across America Light Show!. Stone Mountain will have all of its current and favorite attractions available, including: Summit Skyride, Geyser Towers, Dinosaur Explore, and Scenic Railroad. During the evenings from May 27th – 29th, the Air National Guard Band of the South will also perform, including a flag folding ceremony.
- Kit Porter Solo Show at Anne Irwin Fine Art
Through June 5th
The solo exhibition, “By Which We Wandered” showcases the stunning, vibrant, and dynamic works of Kit’s latest collection. We are so excited to share the 2023 solo exhibition is finally here! While viewing the works throughout the collection, Kit’s unparalleled thought, time, effort, and love is apparent in every painting.
- Taste Your Way Through Inman Park
What better way to experience Atlanta than to delve into its hub of flavor? With over 70 incredible bars and restaurants within walking distance, Inman Park is home to Atlanta’s best flavors and dining experiences. We’ve compiled a list to help you get the most out of your dining experience with our favorite stops along the way!
- Explore Atlanta’s Best Farmers’ Markets!
Grab those market bags and get ready to experience the city’s local flavors at their very best with our 2023 Guide to Atlanta’s Best Farmers Markets.Enjoy a leisurely Saturday morning sipping hot brewed coffee as you stroll through a rainbow of organic produce, listening to live music and exploring local art. Even the kids will enjoy the variety of family-friendly options, including activity centers, baby animals, picnics, and more! Shopping local has never been easier, and Atlanta turns a weekly stop for food into a remarkable experience for everyone.