Top 14 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

Thanksgiving is almost here, and Atlanta is in the spirit of giving and celebrating the season! Get the most out of the Fall festivities ahead with our Top 14 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday, November 16th – Sunday, November 19th, 2017.

From the Great Macy’s Tree Lighting to an unforgettable evening with the Serenbe Playhouse, Atlanta offers a huge variety of unique fun all weekend long! Lace up your tennis shoes for Autism Speaks, sip your way through Town Brookhaven for Bert’s Big Adventure,  or take in a bit of holiday shopping.

Whether you’re looking to explore a new neighborhood – or fall in love all over again with a familiar local spot-  there is plenty happening all through the city. Atlanta has 14 unique and festive happenings through Sunday, and we have you covered with the highlights!

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Top 10 Happenings Around Atlanta This Thanksgiving

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November is officially here, and the holiday season is fast-approaching! Take a break from all the recipe planning, and explore the Top 10 Happenings Around Atlanta This Thanksgiving.

With so much more to do than Black Friday shopping, it’s easier than ever to keep your family happy and engaged this 2017 Thanksgiving holiday!

From holiday interior decor to dining, activities for all ages,  and even some unconventional fun, we have all your tastes covered even if turkey isn’t on the menu this year.

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Sunset Summers Live at Park Tavern

12990963_10156836493425427_5836701179683252111_nSunset Summers returns for another great music series at Park Tavern on Sunday evenings!

The weekly concerts continue all summer long with alternative performances from Atlanta’s most buzz-worthy artists through September. Don’t miss the Grand Finale this Sunday, October 1st!

The concert series is free, and all shows run from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

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Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival

Come out for a day of melty, gooey, cheesy deliciousness from they city’s restaurants at the Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival! Try as little – or as much – as you’d like, and cast your vote for the Best Grilled Cheese in Atlanta!

When
Saturday | October 7th, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where
Beltline – Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park
830 Willoughby Way NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30306

Tickets – $16 | 21+ Over

In addition to a full day of cheesy bites, guests will sip frosty brews, listen to live music, and enjoy all types of activities and contests throughout the day.

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Official Westside Trail Ribbon Cutting

The long-awaited 3-mile addition to the Atlanta BeltLine is officially here! Join Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership for the Ribbon Cutting For the Westside Trail.

When
Friday | September 29th, 2017
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where
Gordon White Park
1350 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta, GA, 30310

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will begin at 4:00 p.m. with the Community Celebration to follow from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Events will take place in Gordon White Park at the intersection of White Street and Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard in the historic West End.

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Atlanta BeltLine Wine Stroll

The 5th annual Atlanta BeltLine Wine Stroll returns with an all-star cast of restaurants and retailers!

Join the Atlanta community for the one-mile walk filled with wine tastings and light bites along the Eastside Trail through Poncey-Highland, Inman Park, and the Old Fourth Ward!

When
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location
Check in under the Freedom Parkway bridge near the Old Fourth Ward Skate Park
Beltline Eastside Trail | 830 Willoughby Way | Atlanta, GA 30312

Throughout the afternoon, sample wine and light appetizers from one of the 20+ selected vendors along the BeltLine!

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7 Home Tours to See This Fall

With Fall just around the corner, there’s no better time for some inspiration around the home!

Whether you are looking to explore the beautiful neighborhoods of Atlanta or renovate your own home, these 7 Home Tours to See Around Atlanta This Fall will inspire all tastes.

Explore the neighborhood eateries, shop the local spots, and fall in love with the beauty of each home – large and small, historic and modern – and everything in between!

Guests will enjoy the unique charm of each neighborhood and home throughout the tours. From classic, historic beauty to contemporary, sustainable-living spaces, these 7 Home Tours showcase in the unbeatable range of lifestyle and decor throughout Atlanta.

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Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

beltlineMark your calendars for the 8th annual return of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine!

When: September – November, 2017
Cost: Free

Performances and festivities kick off with the annual Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade on  Saturday, September 9th and continue through mid-November.

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Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade

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

When
Saturday | September 9th, 2017
7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
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Location
Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail
660 Irwin St NE
Atlanta, 30312

Free & Open to All Ages

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Cool Dads Rock Soap Box Derby

Known as the most anticipated event to hit Historic Fourth Ward Park, the Cool Dads Rock Soap Box Derby returns for its 5th year!

When

Saturday | August 5th, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where

Historic Old Fourth Ward Park
592 N Angier Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Bring the whole family out for a day filled with food, music, activities for all ages, prizes, and cars! The race itself kicks off at 12:30 p.m. as drivers over the age of 4 race downhill for a variety of prizes. Amateurs and professionals alike with design and build their own human-powered soap box cars to compete for the fastest car and most creative car, among other categories. 

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