9 Weekend Happenings Around Atlanta: May 17th – 19th

High Museum May CocktailWe have official reached Festival Season, and we couldn’t be more excited for all the fun ahead!  Don’t miss a moment with our Top 9 Weekend Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Friday – Sunday, May 17th – 19th.

Jump into the weekend with a collision of art, music, mixing, and mingling at the High Museum’s Friday Jazz. A variety of festival fun for all tastes and ages kicks off on Saturday with The Kirkwood Spring Fling and the return of the Virginia Highland Porchfest! And don’t forget to lace up your running shoes for a beautiful course at the Brookhaven Bolt for family fun. Wind down your weekend in support of CHKD with a Fairytale Tea and summertime flavors at Park Tavern’s Crawfish Boil

Be sure to hop on over the the Atlanta BeltLine for a culmination of art and flavor for an oasis in the city – And as always, we have you covered with the city’s best Farmers Markets and a newly updated lineup of Inman Park’s best restaurants. Through all seasons, we will continue to have a spectacular lineup of fun each week – with events for couples, families, and running solo.

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25th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

Flying Colors Butterfly FestivalThe 25th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival is back, filling the Chattahoochee Nature Center with the beating wings of beautiful butterflies!

2024 Event Details
June 1st – 2nd

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Rd.
Roswell, GA 30075

With a variety of festival fun, Flying Colors will delight visitors of all ages! Enjoy being surrounded by hundreds of butterflies throughout weekend of delicious food, family fun, live music, and more.

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10 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend Around Atlanta | 2024

Mother's Day BrunchMother’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to celebrate the mom in your life! Still looking for that unique wow-factor to make Mom feel extra special? While you can still treat her to an incredible meal over at Inman Park, we have put together our Top 8 Favorite Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day to take the stress out of planning while giving Mom and unforgettable weekend. 

Mother’s Day Weekend 2024
Friday – Sunday | May 10th – 12th

From smelling roses to sipping rosé, there’s something special for every Mom’s taste! Experience scenic views of ocean creatures, an array of local art, or even the Atlanta skyline – all while enjoying specially crafted food, scrumptious sips, and live music!

Moms do so much for us. so, what better way to celebrate her than to turn the holiday into a weekend filled with family time, fresh flavors, and even a moment of respite?

Happy Mother’s Day!

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May Friday Jazz | High Museum of Art

The FoundryFriday Jazz returns to the High Museum of Art for an entirely new twist on your favorite musical experience. Not your typical Friday Jazz, enjoy an evening with a signature cocktail and music in two locations throughout the Museum!

2024 Event Details
Friday | May 17th
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

Relax with a cold cocktail, explore the museum’s permanent collections, and enjoy the incredible variety of jazz from straight ahead to free jazz, bebop to swing, and more. The immersive experience will feature local talents layering notes, improvising melodies, and drawing on inspiration from jazz history. 

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Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival | 2024

Chastain Arts FestConsidered one of the nation’s leading art festivals, the 16th Annual Chastain Park Arts Festival returns this Fall! With approximately 175 artists, Chastain Park will transform into an outdoor gallery against the backdrop of fresh spring colors.

2024 Festival Dates
May 11th – 12th

Festival Times
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday  | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Chastain Park
4469 Stella Drive
Atlanta, GA 30327

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Dunwoody Art Festival Returns This Mother’s Day Weekend

Dunwoody Art FestivalThe Dunwoody Art Festival returns this Mother’s Day weekend, and it’s bigger and better than ever! With over 130 artisans, this year’s event will include your favorite vendors, artists, exhibitors – and many new ones to enjoy. Come for the art, maybe pick up a unique Mother’s Day gift, and bring the whole family along for delicious festival food and fun for the kids! 

2024 Event Details
May 12th – 13th 
Saturday | 10:00  a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Dunwoody Village Shopping Center
1317 Dunwoody Village Parkway
Dunwoody, Georgia 30338

The annual celebration transforms Dunwoody Village Parkway into a shoppers’ paradise with a whimsical artists market, Kidz Zone, and a lineup of local food trucks serving culinary treats! Top artists from around the country join together, showcasing craft pieces, including: photography, paintings, and folk art alongside artwork made from clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood. Since Sunday is the busiest festival day, the shopping kicks off bright and early Saturday morning and continues all weekend long!

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Decatur Arts Festival Returns For 2024!

Decatur Arts FestThe Decatur Arts Festival is back for 2024 with an incredible lineup of events! Kicking off on Friday night with the ArtWalk, the family-friendly festival features an Artists Market, live music, hilarious performances, delicious food, and more – And best of all, it’s free to attend. Don’t miss it!

2024 Festival Dates
May 3rd – 5th 

Festival Hours
Friday | 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Downtown Decatur

The ArtWalk opens the festival on Friday evening as local businesses host free art receptions with light refreshments. As the festival continues throughout Saturday and Sunday, sip on some local brews as you stroll through the work of 120 artists from all over the Southeast! Live music keeps the mood upbeat and relaxed, and the variety of comedic performances and stunning dance presentations make the Decatur Arts Festival such a unique experience – and the chalk art displays are always impressive as ever. On Saturday, keep the kiddos happy and engaged with their very own Kids’ Fest from 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.

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May High Frequency Friday | High Museum of Art

High Frequency FridayIt’s Happy Hour meets Art Party with May’s HIGH Frequency Friday! Enjoy a moment of respite and fun as you explore the High Museum galleries this month. With a soundtrack to enhance your cultural experience, the evening is the High Museum’s sell-out event of art and music!

2024 Event Details: May
Friday | May 3rd
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

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Windows Open: Christina Baker Solo Show | Anne Irwin Fine Art

Windows Open Christina BakerAnne Irwin Fine Art proudly presents the newest works of Christina Baker in her first Solo Show of 2024, Windows Open . Come see firsthand how Christina’s works can not only transform your mood, but the mood of your entire environment! Just in time for a Spring refresh, we are excited to experience the uplifting calm her art brings to the walls of Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery. 

Exhibition Opening
April 12th, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Runs Through May 2nd

Anne Irwin Fine Art
690 Miami Circle NE, #150
Atlanta, GA 30324

Christina’s works have been featured as a beloved favorite at Anne Irwin Fine Art, showcasing serene pieces through playful shapes with romantic undertones. From dreamy landscapes to studies in color, her works are full of life in both rich and neutral colors combined. No matter the subject, Christina’s art is sure to put you in a better mood!

Windows Open
Enjoy an escape with Christina Baker’s gorgeous new exhibition! Inspired by small joys and the simpler things in life, the collection is filled with magic moments waiting to be explored.

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Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens

The 2024 Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens returns for the 9th annual showcase of the region’s leading design-industry talents! This year’s residence is a newly constructed 10,000-square-foot Showhouse located near Chastain Park.

2024 Showhouse Dates
April 18th – May 12th

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

Closed Mondays – Wednesdays

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