Top 19 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

Fall officially arrives this weekend, and Atlanta is definitely in the spirit to celebrate! Explore what’s happening all weekend long with our Top 19 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, September 20th – 23rd, 2018.

Kick off your weekend a bit early with unlimited tastes from Buckhead’s premier restaurants, or hop on over the the Atlanta Botanical Garden for a cocktail and some live entertainment. Some of the city’s favorite events take place all weekend long from the beloved Beltline Lantern Parade, Fourth Ward Tour of Homes, and a Fall Festival! Wine lovers will enjoy the wine varietals at Aqua Vino, City Winery’s Harvest Party, and the Kirkwood Wine Stroll. Looking for more family fun? The opportunities are endless with delicious food, kid-friendly entertainment, and more.

Whatever your tastes, this weekend has a variety of fun for all ages – and we have you covered with 19 unique happenings all weekend long!

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Fall in Fourth Tour of Homes

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

Event Details
Sunday | September 23rd, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location
Old Fourth Ward | Atlanta, GA

Tickets
 |$25

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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First Fridays at High Museum of Art

No one does football like the South, and High Museum is kicking off tailgate season with an all-star lineup of events at their First Firday Tailgate Party. Sip on a curated cocktail while regaling in Southern storytelling, challenging a friend to a game of cornhole, or just taking in all the fun!

Event Details
Friday | September 7th, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location
High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

Free with Museum Admission

The First Friday of September invites you to an event that is part-art party, part-happy hour, and all-memorable! We have you covered with all of the highlights.

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Atlanta Streets Alive | Central

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!

Event Details
Sunday | September 30th, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Parade Lineup 3:30 p.m. for 4:00 p.m. Launch

Location
Central

Closed to motorized traffic, the Central route celebrates Atlanta’s Peachtree Street, from South Downtown through the city to Midtown.

Don’t miss out on the last Atlanta Streets Alive of 2018! The fun event celebrates Atlanta’s signature Peachtree street and a 3.1 stretch from Downtown to Midtown, which has been selected as one of the top five neighborhoods in the country by the American Planning Association.

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Scarecrows in the Garden | Atlanta Botanical Garden

It’s time for Fall Fun at the Atlanta Botanical Garden! Back for another season of family fun, Scarecrows in the Garden showcases over 100 creative scarecrows throughout the gardens. 

Event Details
October 2nd – 31st, 2018
Tuesday – Sunday | 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location
Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

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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 Margaret and Bob Reiser for their generous support of the Garden and its mission.

Event Details
Saturday | September 29th, 2018
7:00 p.m.

Location
Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

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Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2018 Season

beltlineThe 2018 season of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is celebrating its biggest year yet! Now in its 9th year, the exhibition will include more focus areas, new events, and a year-long temporary exhibition. 

Enjoy this year’s new collaborations, special exhibits, and experiences of community engagement – all spanning seven miles of trail on the east and west sides of Atlanta!

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Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival

Celebrate a free day of family fun with the 4th Annual Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival! The park features live music, food trucks, beer tastings, DIY lantern making, and much more!

Event Details
Saturday | September 22nd, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Location
830 Willoughby Way NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

The incredible family-friendly day wouldn’t be complete without the best viewing spot for the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade in the evening!

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Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade

Celebrate the opening of Art on the Atlanta Beltline with the Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade!

Event Details
Saturday | September 22nd, 2018
7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

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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Free Entrance Days in National Parks

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

When
September 22nd, 2018

All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived in honor of the 2018 “Park Stars” week.

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 holiday than to get outdoors?

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