Top 19 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

Fall officially arrives this weekend, and Atlanta is definitely in the spirit to celebrate! Explore what’s happening all weekend long with our Top 19 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, September 20th – 23rd, 2018.

Kick off your weekend a bit early with unlimited tastes from Buckhead’s premier restaurants, or hop on over the the Atlanta Botanical Garden for a cocktail and some live entertainment. Some of the city’s favorite events take place all weekend long from the beloved Beltline Lantern Parade, Fourth Ward Tour of Homes, and a Fall Festival! Wine lovers will enjoy the wine varietals at Aqua Vino, City Winery’s Harvest Party, and the Kirkwood Wine Stroll. Looking for more family fun? The opportunities are endless with delicious food, kid-friendly entertainment, and more.

Whatever your tastes, this weekend has a variety of fun for all ages – and we have you covered with 19 unique happenings all weekend long!

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Blayne Macauley Solo Show | Anne Irwin Fine Art

Anne Irwin Fine Art proudly presents the newest works of Blayne Macauley, featuring 10-12 large works in her first solo show, “Memory in An Unreliable Narrator.” Joining the gallery in 2017, Blayne has also participated in a number of the gallery’s group shows, including the Emerging Artists Show and Small Works Show.

Event Details
Friday | October 5th, 2018

Blayne uses symbols to create abstract paintings, which represent exact moments in her life.  Her work has been featured inAtlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Southern Living and Southern Seasons Magazine. 

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Atlanta Chili Cook Off | Brookhaven Park

Formerly known at the Brookhaven Chili Cook Off, the 7th Annual Atlanta Chili Cook Off makes competition tastes better than ever!

Event Details
Saturday | October 13th, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 
 
Come out for a day of fun for the whole family – right in the heart of Brookhaven! The Cook Off will offer a full lineup of entertainment from live music to games, kids’ activities, delicious local food, and much more!
 
All ages are welcome,and free tasting spoons are available  to children 12 and under. Leashed pets are allowed.

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Buckhead Fine Arts Festival

The heart of Buckhead is one of Atlanta’s most prestigious areas, home to one of the largest art buying communities in the city. Join visitors from all over the country to celebrate with outdoor festivities at the Buckhead Fine Arts Festival! 

Festival Dates
September 22nd – 23rd, 2018

Festival Hours
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Soft and Subtle | Anne Irwin Fine Art

Anne Irwin Fine Art proudly presents Soft and Subtle, a beautiful exhibit in which three of the gallery’s fabulous female artists are featured! Come enjoy the Opening Reception where you’ll explore these remarkable works of art, meet the artists, and enjoy cocktails and lite bites.

Opening Reception
Friday | September 7th, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Show runs through September 29th.

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

The exhibition will showcase all new paintings from Christina Baker, Lynn Johnson, and Sarah Otts. Each artist utilizes sophisticated color palettes and delicate, subtle techniques, creating gorgeous paintings sure to resonate with the audience. 

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Rock Chastain Benefit Concert

Celebrate with your neighbors at the 5th Annual Rock Chastain Benefit Concert featuring 10,000 Maniacs, Yellow Brick Road-Tribute to Elton John, Dreambrother, and Pony League!

Event Details
Saturday | October 4th, 2018
Doors Open at 7:00 p.m.

Location
State Bank Amphitheater at Chastain Park
4469 Stella Drive
Atlanta, GA 30342

The must-see musical event is the perfect way to spend a Fall evening right in your backyard! Pack a picnic, relax among the park’s lush magnolia trees, and enjoy some great music with friends and family.

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Discover ADAC

Illuminate your style among all levels of design enthusiasts at Design ADAC! The three-day celebration features a full program of book signings, product launches, cocktail parties, salon-style talks, and pop-up shops.

Event Details
September 25th – 27th, 2018

Location
ADAC | Atlanta Decorative Arts Center
351 Peachtree Hills Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30305

Events will highlight design and unique lifestyles as guest speakers and industry professionals share their expertise across an array of home-related topics. From traditional to modern, interiors to landscapes, attendees will be given an inside look into the design world – and pick up some fabulous inspiration along the way!

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Atlanta History Center Fall Folk Festival

Experience Southern tradition at Atlanta History Center’s Fall Folk Festival! Celebrating this year’s Barbecue Nation nation, the barbecue traditions of Native Americans, African Americans and European Americans will be showcased throughout the day. 

Event Details
Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
10:30 a.m. –  4:30 p.m. 
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Free Entrance Days in National Parks

With free admittance to all National Parks, National public Lands Day is the perfect time to celebrate all that America’s beautiful parks have to offer!

When
September 22nd, 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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Taste of Buckhead

Eat your heart out at the 15th Annual Taste of Buckhead!  Located in the trendy Sweetwater Design District, the highly-anticipated culinary event will will be held at The Stave Room at ASW Distillery, the former home of the Mason Murer Art Gallery. 

Event Details
Thursday | September 20th, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location
The Stave Room at ASW Distillery
199 Armour Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

Enjoy unlimited tastes from Buckhead’s premier restaurants and sample wine, beer and spirit tastings! Exclusive vendors will also be offering products to browse and enjoy. The evening of culinary adventure and camaraderie will host prominent chefs, mixologists, Buckhead Business Association members, the Buckhead community, and business and community leaders.

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