21st Annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival | Drive-in & Virtual

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is celebrating 21 years of storytelling with through a proud tradition of entertaining audiences and fostering community dialogue!

Festival Dates
February 17th – 28th, 2021

Prioritizing the health and safety of the Festival’s loyal audience, the annual event has been reimagined to now include virtual screenings to enjoy at home! Select drive-in movies will be available alongside over 30 narrative and documentary features. Audiences will enjoy expanded conversations with filmmakers, special guests, and more!

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Bring One for the Chipper!

Now that Christmas is over and you start to take the decorations down, you may think to yourself,  “What am I going to do with this tree?”It’s time to Bring One for the Chipper!

Event Details
January 9th, 2021

Instead of placing the tree on the curb (which will eventually end up in a landfill), bring it to one of the several “Bring One for the Chipper” tree recycling events. This annual Georgia Christmas tree recycling program has recycled almost
5 million trees.

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Holiday Chastain and Annual Tree Sale

This year, Holiday Chastain is keeping Santa safe and accepting letters to pass along to the big man in red! Simply address your letters to Santa to the Chastain Park Conservancy, and Santa will get them in time for the holidays.

Address
Chastain Park Conservancy
4001 Powers Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30342

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Where to Spot Santa Around Atlanta in 2020

He’s making a list, and he’s checking it twice – Santa Claus is coming to town! We’ve put together a list where you can be sure to spot him in 2020 and get a picture with your family and pets.

The holidays may look a bit different this year, but we’ve put our elves to work to help you find Santa no matter where you are in the city. Don’t miss out on seeing The Big Man in Red as he makes all his stops along the way!

Please note: With the ongoing pandemic, we will continue to update this list as any changes or additions occur. You may see some old favorites missing from the list, but we hope this helps your family find the joy throughout the holiday season – and perhaps find a new tradition!

Happy holidays!

 

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Your 2020 Guide to Halloween Happenings Around Atlanta

Now with even more festivities, we’ve updated our guide to help you get the most out of your socially-distanced spooky season.

It’s officially the season for spooking and bewitching! We couldn’t be more excited to get into the Halloween spirit with Your 2020 Guide to Halloween Happenings Around Atlanta.

This year may look a little different, but there are plenty of ways to get festive all month long. From family-friendly activities to virtual events and everything in between, we have you covered with all the highlights!

Check out our list below to ensure you get more treats than tricks all throughout the month:

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Chastain Park Arts Festival

Considered one of the nation’s leading art festivals, the Chastain Park Arts Festival returns this Fall! With over 185 artists, Chastain Park will transform into an outdoor gallery against the backdrop of vibrant autumn colors.

Festival Dates
November 7th – 8th, 2020

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

Location
Chastain Park
4469 Stella Drive
Atlanta, GA 30327

The award-winning festival free and open to all ages. Enjoy a leisurely day of shopping  among the unique works of painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers, and more! Fine local and regional artists and artisans will showcase their works along the scenic, tree-lined Park Drive in Chastain Park.

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Shepherd Center Derby Day | Chastain Horse Park

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

It’s a party complete with fancy hats, seersucker suits, mint juleps, and tons of fun! Celebrate food, fast horses, and classic Derby entertainment at the 38th Annual Shepherd Center Derby Day!

Event Details
Saturday | September 5th, 2020
2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location
Chastain Horse Park
4371 Powers Ferry Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30327

Event Highlights
Food and beverages  |  Live and silent auctions  |  Live music
Lawn and casino games |  Live broadcast of Kentucky Derby

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9th Annual Wine Chastain | Chastain Park Conservancy

Due to concerns over the COVD-19 pandemic, this event has been postponed. This page will remain updated as details develop!

The Chastain Park Conservancy and Georgia Primary Bank proudly invite you to the 9th Annual Wine Chastain Event. Enjoy the company of friends and neighbors while enjoying the premier wine and food-themed event!

Event Details
Saturday | April 25th, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

VIP Winemaker Wine Tasting
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location
Home of Linda and JP Matzigkeit
196 Pineland Road
Atlanta, GA 30342

Guests will enjoy wine from local Atlanta Distributors, catered tastings, and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the Chastain Park Conservancy and their mission to restore, enhance, maintain, and preserve historic Chastain Park.

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Chastain Chase 5K | Chastain Horse Park

The 2020 Chastain Chase has been postponed due to COVID-19. Updates to come!

Lace up those tennis shoes for a great cause while enjoying a scene walk/ run through Chastain Park! As part of Cancer Support Community Atlanta’s springtime fundraiser, Chastain Chase 5K includes a 5K, a 1-mile walk/run, and a Tot Trot. 

Event Details
Sunday | April 19th, 2020
Race Begins 8:00 a.m.

Location
Chastain Horse Park
4425 Powers Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30327

Winding through Chastain Park, Chastain Chase 5K is a chipped race with race options for all ages! Following the race, participants will also enjoy a live DJ and delicious food from The Fresh Market. Gather your friends and family for a memorable day of fresh air at one of the city’s most beautiful parks in memory of those affected by cancer. 

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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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