Decatur Arts Festival

With more family fun and artful events than ever, the 14th Annual Decatur Arts Festival is bringing Downtown Decatur to life this Memorial Day weekend!

Event Details
Friday – Sunday
May 22nd – 24th, 2020

Friday ArtWalk | 5:00 p.m.

Location
Downtown Decatur

Families are invited to enjoy an artist market, live musical performances, improvisational and stand-up comedy, a children’s festival, literary events, dance performances and more! Kicking off this year’s festivities, the  ArtWalk opens the festival on Friday evening with a variety of artful events to celebrate all through the weekend. 

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Friday Jazz at The High Museum of Art

Due to ongoing concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the High Museum of Art will close to the public effective immediately and will remain closed while continuing to assess and monitor developments. All High Museum of Art events and programs also are canceled until further notice.

Friday Jazz returns to the High Museum of Art for an evening of live jazz performances featured in the atrium every third Friday – always with a great lineup. Welcome the multifaceted music of recording artist and writer, Kathleen Bertrand!

Event Details
Friday | April 17th, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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.

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Center for Puppetry Arts | Pete the Cat

To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Center for Puppetry Arts will be closed until further notice.

The Center for Puppetry Arts offers family fun for all ages throughout their Family Series! Join along on the groovy adventure of Pete the Cat, a cool, skateboarding, surfing, rocking blue cat and his fine friends! Based off the award-winning book series by Kim and James Dean, the production invites audiences to the “Pete the Cat Club” with a number of interactive and musical elements. 

Event Details
March 31st – May 31st, 2020

Location
Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

Children and adults alike will love the innovative adaptations of classic stories and dynamic original works by the Puppetry Center and other artists. Performances often sell out, so be sure to purchase tickets in advance!

Pete the Cat
Stories included are: Pete the Cat: Rock On Mom and Dad, Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, Pete the Cat’s Big Lunch SCUBA-Cat, The New Guy, Valentine’s Day is Cool, Robo-Pete, and Bedtime Blues. Pete the Cat features rod puppets, projected animations, original music and interactive elements – such as singing along with The Wheels on the Bus and helping Pete solve a math problem.

The cast includes veteran performers at the Center for Puppetry Arts and Puppeteer/Composer Dolph Amick, who wrote the original music.

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Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens

Due to concerns over the COVD-19 pandemic, this event has been rescheduled for June. See below for updates!

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

Showhouse Dates
June 4th – 28th, 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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Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Inman Park Spring Festival & Tour of Homes, scheduled to take place April 24-26, 2020 will be postponed or cancelled.

Atlanta’s best street festival is returning to Inman Park with the 49th Annual Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes!

Festival Dates & Times
April 25th – 26th, 2020
Saturday & Sunday · 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

2020 Tour of Homes Preview
Friday | April 24th, 2020

The festival has something for everyone with music, kids activities, a Tour of Homes, a marvelous street parade, an artists’ market, and more! Come early, stay late, and enjoy some of the city’s best people-watching. 
 
The only public Festival event on Friday is the Tour of Homes preview. Booths and other events start on Saturday. Admission to all Festival events is free! The Tour of Homes requires a paid ticket. 

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Top 6 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

The rain is clearing up, and there are clear skies ahead! Set out for some fun all weekend long with our Top 9 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, March 5th – March 8th, 2020.

Experience the best of Atlanta’s brunch flavors, explore Springtime in the city from flowers to family fun, and even  tap into your artistic side!

With a variety of events all throughout town, there’s something for everyone – and all ages! Whatever your tastes, we have you covered with a  full weekend ahead.

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High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction | Open the Bottle, Start Something

The High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction has been cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Certain aspects of the auction may end up rescheduled, and updates will be posted here.

Now in its 28th year, the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction toasts to Perfection with a celebration of wine, food, and art! Join the country’s largest charity wine auction in supporting Atlanta’s beloved High Museum of Art.

Event Details
March 18th – 21st, 2020

Several events will place over the course of the four day affair, culminating with the auction on Saturday, March 21st. The Auction welcomes special guests from some of the world’s best multi-generational wineries, bringing them together with culinary masters from across the country to honor the traditions of Atlanta’s greatest food and wine party.

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Design ADAC 2020

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

DESIGN ADAC returns to celebrate the blending of diverse inspiration  sources that shape today’s design industry! Guests are invited to attend engaging presentations, book signings, product introductions, and parties throughout the three-day market. 

Event Details
April 21st – 23rd, 2020

Registration Opens March 10th, 2020

Location
ADAC
351 Peachtree Hills Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30305

DESIGN ADAC explores the layers of inspiration and artistry woven into the creation of luxury interiors, resulting in the making of distinctive style. The annual event celebrates the brightest and most illustrious talents in the industry, showcasing the revolutionary worlds of interior design, architecture, arts, and fashion.

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