25 Fun & Festive Happenings Around Atlanta: December 7th – 10th

Callanwolde Gingerbread HouseTis the season to be jolly! Get ready for the peak of seasonal events  – and some majorly festive fun – by getting the most out of your weekend plans with our 25 Fun & Festive Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, December 7th – 10th, 2023.

Kick off the weekend on Thursday as Holiday on the Town celebrates all things holly and jolly at Town Brookhaven! The Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery also kicks off the weekend with a new holiday group exhibit, followed by some immersive mix-and-mingling at a special Fernbank After Dark. The family fun will carry you into the weekend with art, flavor, and fun over at the Virginia Highlands Winterfest through Saturday!

As we continue thorough the weekend, Callanwolde’s Winter House closes out the weekend with twinkling lights, laughter, and delectable treats. Be sure to get the kiddos and enjoy a family-friendly weekend shopping the Decatur Holiday Marketplace, lacing up those running shoes along the Atlanta BeltLine, exploring woodland wonders at Chattahoochee Nature Center, and even spotting a certain red-nosed reindeer.

The winter wonder continues all weekend (and season!) long with exciting installations at all your favorite stops from the Georgia Aquarium to Fernbank Museum, the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and Ponce City Market.

As always, we have you covered with the city’s best Farmers Markets and eclectic flavors of Inman Park. 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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Top 10 Happenings Around Atlanta This Thanksgiving | 2023


Thanksgiving is finally here, and the holiday hustle is fast-approaching! Take a break from all the recipe planning, and explore the Top 10 Happenings Around Atlanta This Thanksgiving: 2023.

With so much more to do than Black Friday shopping, it’s easier than ever to keep your family happy and engaged this 2023 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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Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 3K-10K | 2023

Eastside 3K 10KCome Run Along the Eastside of the Atlanta BeltLine! The finale to the  “Race the Loop” series welcomes runners of all abilities to join the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside 3K-10K.

2023 Event Details
Saturday | December 9th
7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Event Location
112 Krog St NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Race Route
The course  takes runners through the Eastside along Piedmont Park, Ponce City Market, and Krog Street Market.

Stay active while exploring the various trail segments of the Atlanta BeltLine! Runners, walkers, strollers, and dogs are all welcome to the 3K Run/Walk, and Awards will be given for the 10K race. Both the competitive 10K distance and non-competitive 3K distance will be timed. Virtual registration is also available!

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Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival | 2023

O4W Art FestivalCelebrate Emerging Artists with the art-rich history of Atlanta at the Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival! Bringing art to the newly completed Historic Fourth Ward Park, the festival is a great opportunity to jump into Fall and support local artists.

2023 Festival Dates
October14th – 15th

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

Named “Best New Event” by the Southeast Festivals and Events Association, the beloved two-day arts festival has become the perfect embodiment of the neighborhood’s artistic innovation! The celebration of community and tradition is presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces for people of all ages, races, customs and interests. 

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After 4-Year Hiatus, Atlanta Streets Alive Returns for 2023!

Atlanta Streets AliveAfter a long four-year hiatus, Atlanta Streets Alive returns to take over the streets of Atlanta, sprawling across a three-mile stretch on Peachtree through Midtown and Downtown! Get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, and more livable way as Atlanta Streets Alive makes its long-awaited return to the city. 

2023 Event Details
Sunday | September 24th

Continues 3rd Sundays in October & November

Peachtree Road
Midtown – Downtown

As the beloved open-streets alliance makes its return to Atlanta, the same route across Peachtree is slated for use on the third Sunday of October and November installments this year. Volunteers from past events have noted this has been the most popular route over the years, bringing upward 100,000 visitors to the cherished event. 

Atlanta Streets Alive is made possible by Propel ATL, formerly known as the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition. 

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13 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July Around Atlanta | 2023

Decatur 4th of July FireworksIt’s time to officially kick off summertime with the biggest – and best – holiday of the season! We have you covered with 13 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July Around Atlanta in 2023. With the holiday falling on a Tuesday this year, we’ve put together ways for you to fit in your patriotic fun and festivities all weekend long – from Saturday through Tuesday!

From the family-friendly to an adult night on the town, there’s something for everyone. All through Atlanta, the city is in the spirit with a variety of events – some lasting several days!

Kick off the morning with a festive parade, explore a new neighborhood, and end the exciting holiday with a number of spectacular fireworks. The festivities are stretching all through the holiday weekend and into the week, so you won’t want to miss a moment of the fun!

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Atlanta Ice Cream Festival | 2023

ATL Ice Cream FestivalThe Atlanta Ice Cream Festival is back this Summer with gelato fun for the whole family – and we have the scoop!

2023 Event Details
Saturday | July 22nd
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Piedmont Park
1215 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

Over the course of 1 amazing day, enjoy 7 hours of ice cream and fun from over 85 local restaurants! 

The Atlanta Ice Cream Festival attracts about 25,000 people every year! Visitors will enjoy delicious desserts, games, and activities. Explore onsite craft vendors, live music, and more! You’ll be sure to work up an appetite for all the refreshing treats with a variety of Zumba, Yoga, Double Dutch, Hula Hoop Competitions, Jump Rope, Frisbee Toss, Tai Chi, and more exciting activities.

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Summer Party 2023 | Atlanta Botanical Gardens

ABG Summer Party 2023This summer, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens is celebrating a fantastical evening filled with stories of goddesses, trolls, fairies and magic!Join Summer Party 2023 for live painting, chef demonstrations, garden art, and enchanting live music.

2023 Event Details
Saturday | July 22nd
5:00 pm. – 9:00 p.m.

Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

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9 Ways to Relax & Remember Memorial Day Weekend | 2023

Memorial DayMemorial Day is quickly returning this Monday, May 29th, 2023!

From Thursday through Monday, we have you covered with 9 wonderful ways to relax, remember, and kick off the 3-day weekend a bit early. Whether you’re looking to grab some extra time outdoors with the family, sneak a romantic night out onto the calendar, or explore exciting art and music all weekend long, we have you covered with the holiday highlights!

Celebrate the men and women who defend our country while also kicking off the warmer weather with our Top 9 Happenings all weekend long.

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