Top 10 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

With so many great events all weekend long, a little rain can’t get us down! Kick off the exciting weekend ahead with our list of the Top 10 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, May 17th- 20th, 2018.

From authentic Greek flavors to mixing and mingling in the Gardens, all tastes (and ages!) will find ways to have fun all weekend. Lace up your tennis shoes for the Brookhaven Bolt, or simply to browse the homes of the Grant Park and Kirkwood neighborhoods. The Atlanta Cycling Festival kicks off this weekend, which is the perfect way to work up an appetite for the margaritas, tacos, and craft beer festivals ahead!

Whether you feel like venturing out alone or enjoying some time with friends and family, we have you covered with 10 unique happenings all weekend long!

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11 Ways to Relax & Remember this Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend is quickly returning this May 26th – 28th, 2018!

From Thursday through Monday, we have you covered with 11 wonderful ways to relax, remember, and kick off the 3-day weekend a bit early.

Celebrate the men and women who defend our country while also kicking off the warmer weather with our Top 11 Happenings This Memorial Day Weekend.

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Brookhaven Bolt 5K

Join your fellow runners as the Brookhaven Bolt 5K celebrates its 11th anniversary! Winding through the beautiful Ashford Park neighborhood of Brookhaven, the race has become one of the largest in the area and an annual family event enjoyed by everyone!

Event Details
Saturday | May 19th, 2018
8:00 a.m.

Location
1410 Dresden Drive
Brookhaven, GA  30319

Runners will begin at 8:00 a.m., while walkers and strollers will start at 8:05 a.m. Be sure to stick around for the Family & Fun Festival for some post-race festivities – You won’t want to miss it!

The challenging, but fair, course is an official AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Join in on the race or cheer among fellow spectators along the tree-lined streets!

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Dunwoody Art Festival

The City of Dunwoody presents its favorite Mother’s Day tradition with the Dunwoody Art Festival!

Event Details
May 12th – 13th, 2017
Saturday | 10:00  a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The 8th annual celebration transforms Dunwoody Village Parkway into a shoppers’ paradise with a whimsical artists market, featuring arts and crafts and a variety of artwork for sale.

Top artists from around the country will showcase craft pieces, including: photography, paintings, and folk art alongside artwork made from clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood.

Pick up a special gift for Mother’s Day from one of the many jewelers offering unique handmade pieces!

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Free Entrance Days in National Parks

With free admittance to all National Parks, the first day of National Parks Week is the perfect time to celebrate all that America’s beautiful parks have to offer!

When
April 21st, 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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Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens

The Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens is celebrating its 50th anniversary! Featuring 5 homes and 6 gardens, the premiere tour explores the evolution of the architecture and design of the Druid Hills neighborhood in Atlanta.

Tour Dates
April 20th – 22nd, 2018

Tour hours
Friday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Focused on preserving and extending the vision of noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens will celebrate its Golden Anniversary with 12 elegant locations that showcase renovation, restoration, and the work of master gardeners. The tour will also feature a series of events including small bites of southern fare, performances from local musicians, and the opportunity to shop local farmstand produce.

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Atlanta Film Festival

The 2018 Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) returns for its 42nd annual celebration! The 10-day event will feature over 200 films, an incredible Kickoff Party, Writers Summits, and more!

Event Details
April 13th – 22nd, 2018

Participating Venues
Plaza Theatre | 7 Stages Theatre | Dad’s Garage Theater
787 Windsor | Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

The annual Springtime tradition is one of only two dozen Academy Award-qualifying film festivals in the country. The 2018 festival has received over 7,000 film submissions. Audiences will gather to experience the most cutting edge films across independent, international, documentaries, animated, and short film genres!

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Top 10 Atlanta Area Easter Events

Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start dyeing eggs and searching for the Easter Bunny! We have put together a list of the Top 10 Atlanta Area Easter Events in 2018 so you and your family can make the most of your Easter weekend!

Break bread with friends and family, meet the Easter bunny, hunt for eggs, and enjoy the beauty of Atlanta.

We have you covered with all the highlights!

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Top 10 St. Patrick’s Day Happenings Around Atlanta

It’s the luck of the Irish, and Atlanta is celebrating! St. Patrick’s Day is fast-approaching on Saturday, March 17th, 2018.

Whether you are looking to extend your festivities into a weekend-long celebration, or you’re just in it for the green Beer, we have you covered with all the highlights in every direction around the city!

Don’t miss a thing with our list of the Top 10 St. Patrick’s Day Happenings Around Atlanta!

With so many events throughout the city, Atlanta residents will be able to find ways to kick off the holiday all week long. 

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Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival

Come Bloom at the 4th Annual Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival! The two-day music and art extravaganza returns with a weekend filled with live musical performances, an arts and crafts market, children’s village, 5K Run+1K Walk, pet parade, and more!

Event Details
March 24th – 25th, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location
Blackburn Park
3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Brookhaven, GA 30319

The Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival is free for all ages and a wonderful way to celebrate the start of Spring! With entertainment, music, art, and flavors for every taste, the festival has something for everyone. Come out to and enjoy the picturesque cherry blossom trees and celebrate the legacy they’ll provide at this fun-filled fest!

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