Top 16 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

The last weekend of Summer is finally here, and Atlanta is celebrating the upcoming season with an incomparable lineup of art, flavor, decor, and fun for all ages!

Kick off the weekend by sampling your way through the Kirkwood, Buckhead, and Fourth Ward neighborhoods with an incredible variety of food and wine. The Atlanta Zoo will also be serving up some refreshing fun on the wild side, and Atlanta’s own Botanical Gardens are even getting in on the flavor with a chocolate-covered weekend! Ready to refresh for Fall? Explore a number of the season’s Home Tours, experience art on the Atlanta Beltline, or keep it low-key with some family fun.

Whatever your tastes, we have you covered with a long weekend ahead with our Top 16 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, September 19th – 22nd, 2019.

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Atlanta Streets Alive | Southwest

asa_logo_800pxAtlanta Streets Alive returns once more to take over the streets of Atlanta – This time, with its longest route yet! Get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way at the Atlanta Streets Alive Southwest. 

Event Details
Sunday | September 29th, 2019
2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Parade Lineup 1:30 p.m. for 2:00 p.m. Launch

Location
Cross-City

Closed to motorized traffic, the Southwest route connects 7 neighborhoods spanning from Cascade Avenue along Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard to Georgia Avenue.

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Free Entrance Days in National Parks

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

When
September 28th, 2019

All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived.

Be part of 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 commemorate the coming season than to get outdoors?

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Fall in Fourth Tour of Homes

Fall in the Fourth at the eighth annual Historic Fourth Ward Tour of Homes!

Event Details
Sunday | September 22nd, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location
Old Fourth Ward
Hope-Hill Elementary
112 Boulevard Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30312

Enjoy the unique charms of the historic Old Fourth Ward as you explore a wide variety of incredible living spaces! Featuring stunning lofts, classic, and contemporary designs, the Tour of Homes will inspire modernists and traditionalists alike.

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Member Fall Evening | Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden Members are invited to an exclusive evening to celebrate Fall. Bring a flashlight to tour up to 100 Scarecrows in the Garden as the gardens get dark, enjoy live music, and bring the kids along for some children’s activities and delicious food!

Event Details
Tuesday | October 21st, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location
Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

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Scarecrows in the Garden | Atlanta Botanical Garden

Cooler temperatures are just around the corner, which means it’s time for Fall Fun at the Atlanta Botanical Garden! Back for another season of family fun, Scarecrows in the Garden showcases 75-100 creative scarecrows throughout the gardens. 

Event Details
October 1st – November 3rd, 2019
Tuesday – Sunday | 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

And during Fest-of-Ale 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location
Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

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Atlanta Botanical Gardens Fest-of-Ale

Celebrate the harvest season with Fest-of-Ale at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens every Thursday in October! With live music and a selection of seasonal beers, you can experience the Atlanta Botanical Gardens after-hours unlike ever before!

Event Details
Every Thursday in October
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Each Thursday will feature a unique way to participate and enjoy the evening. Past favorites include the Arts & Ales local market  where guests find pottery, wood working, jewelry and more by local and regional artists. The market is a great way to get a jump start on holiday shopping and mingle with local artisans!

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Chocolate Covered Weekend | Atlanta Botanical Garden

Indulge in a delicious weekend of chocolate and family fun at the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Chocolate Covered Weekend!

Event Details
Saturday – Sunday | September 21st – 22nd, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Location
Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

Free with Admission

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Garden of Eden Ball | Atlanta Botanical Garden

Enjoy a spectacular evening of dinner and dancing on the Great Lawn at the Garden of Eden Ball! The black-tie gala is the largest annual fundraiser in support of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, honoring Pamela and Neville Isdell for their generous support of the Garden and its mission.

Event Details
Saturday | September 28th, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Location
Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

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Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade

Celebrate 10 years of illumination with the Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade

Event Details
Saturday | September 21st, 2019
7:00 p.m. Parade Lineup
8:00 p.m. Parade Step Off

Location
Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail
660 Irwin St NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Free & Open to All Ages

Parade line-up will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Irwin Avenue at the start of the Eastside Trail. Participants will line up on the newly finished south section of the trail towards Edgewood Ave. The parade kicks-off at 8:00 p.m., traveling for two miles to the after-party at Park Tavern! 

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