Gardens For Connoisseurs Tour | Atlanta Botanical Garden

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens presents it annual Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour this Mother’s Day weekend!

Event Details
Saturday – Sunday | May 9th – 10th, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This year’s beloved tour showcases a range of spectacular private gardens, giving gardening enthusiasts the opportunity to explore impressive garden designs! Both experienced garden connoisseurs and inquisitive garden novices will delight in this self-guided tour. Gain inspiration from the exquisite ideas showcased by talented landscape architects, garden designers, and local gardeners.

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2020 Grant Park Tour of Homes

Amid further development of the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 Spring Tour of Homes has been cancelled.

Take a stroll through 137 years of history in Atlanta’s backyard at the 46th Annual Grant ParkTour of Homes!

Grant Park residents welcome you to tour their homes and gardens throughout the neighborhood. Join the community and explore the homes, businesses, and historic sites of Atlanta’s original streetcar suburb.

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Decatur Lantern Parade

The Decatur Lantern Parade invites you to light up the night! Kick off the Decatur Arts Month and celebrate summer by parading to the downtown square in Decatur alongside the Black Sheep Marching Ensemble.

Event Details
Friday | May 8th, 2020
9:00 p.m.

Location
Downtown Decatur

Line up at Color Wheel Studio at 508 E. Howard Avenue after 8:00 p.m. to parade to the downtown square at 9:00 p.m.!

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Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens

The 2020 Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens returns for the 5th annual showcase of the region’s leading design-industry talents!

Showhouse Dates
May 7th – 31st, 2020

Showhouse Hours
Thursdays – Saturdays · 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sundays · 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Closed Mondays – Wednesdays

Showhouse Location
1130 West Conway Drive
Atlanta, GA 30327

Produced by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, the house will host a variety of events, from book-signings to history lessons and festive celebrations! Guests will also be regaled with the talents and creativity of esteemed designers from the Southeast. General Admission to the Showhouse is available for $35 per ticket online.

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Wesleyan Artists Market

Due to concerns over the COVD-19 pandemic, this event has been cancelled.

The Wesleyan School’s premier fundraiser and signature Spring tradition is celebrating its 22nd anniversary! The Wesleyan Artists Market supports arts in the community with fine art, live entertainment, and a sense of community.

Event Details
April 23rd – 25th, 2020

Location
Wesleyan School
5405 Spalding Drive
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

The fine art show is free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome. Highlights include a Designer Preview, a Book Signing by Designer and Author James Farmer, Opening Night festivities, live Entertainment, the Wesleyan Student Artist Market, Food Trucks, and much more!

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Atlanta Film Festival

This event has been cancelled for 2020.

The 2020 Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) returns for its 44th annual celebration! The 10-day event will feature over 200 films, an incredible Kickoff Party, Writers Summits, and more!

Event Details
April 30th – May 10th, 2020

Participating Venues
Plaza Theatre | 7 Stages Blackbox
Dad’s Garage Theater | Hilan Theatre
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church | Hotel Clermont
Highland Inn & Ballroom Lounge | Paris on Ponce

The annual Springtime tradition is one of only two dozen Academy Award-qualifying film festivals in the country. The 2020 festival has received over 8,000 film submissions from 120+ countries around the world. Audiences will gather to experience the most cutting edge films across independent, international, documentaries, animated, and short film genres!

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Shepherd Center Derby Day | Chastain Horse Park

It’s a party complete with fancy hats, seersucker suits, mint juleps, and tons of fun! Celebrate food, fast horses, and classic Derby entertainment at the 38th Annual Shepherd Center Derby Day!

Event Details
Saturday | May 2nd, 2020
2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location
Chastain Horse Park
4371 Powers Ferry Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30327

Event Highlights
Food and beverages  |  Live and silent auctions  |  Live music
Lawn and casino games |  Live broadcast of Kentucky Derby

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9th Annual Wine Chastain | Chastain Park Conservancy

The Chastain Park Conservancy and Georgia Primary Bank proudly invite you to the 9th Annual Wine Chastain Event. Enjoy the company of friends and neighbors while enjoying the premier wine and food-themed event!

Event Details
Saturday | April 25th, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

VIP Winemaker Wine Tasting
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location
Home of Linda and JP Matzigkeit
196 Pineland Road
Atlanta, GA 30342

Guests will enjoy wine from local Atlanta Distributors, catered tastings, and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Chastain Park Conservancy and their mission to restore, enhance, maintain, and preserve historic Chastain Park.

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Fernbank After Dark: Booze & Botanicals

Fernbank is temporarily closed to the public to help flatten the curve of the spread of COVID-19. Check back for updates!

Fernbank After Dark offers exclusive Museum access after dark with a variety of hands-on activities for adults! Don’t miss live music, giant screen movies, craft beer and cocktails, and more at April’s Fernbank After Dark: Booze & Botanicals!

Event Details
Friday | April 10th, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Continues Second Friday of Every Month

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

Experience Atlanta’s favorite adult science night with a special twist. Put your senses to the test with hands-on experiments, demonstrations, and access to all indoor exhibits open for self-guided tours, and 3D showings of Flight of the Butterflies on Fernbank’s 4-story movie screen.

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Women of Style and Substance Fashion Show

Presented by Saks Fifth Avenue and the St. Regis Atlanta, the 13th Annual Women of Style and Substance Fashion Show proudly honors women through their community efforts, philanthropic endeavors, and sense of style.

Event Details
Monday | May 11th, 2020
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location
The St. Regis Atlanta
88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

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