Top 8 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

With the long weekend ahead, you may be looking for some family fun to keep the kids engaged – or even to break out on your own and enjoy the extra time away from the office. 

Whether you’re commemorating MLK Day, enjoying a night out on the town, or in the mood to sip and savor new flavors,  we have you covered with our Top 8 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Friday – Monday, January 18th – 21st, 2019.

Get the most out of your weekend ahead with our unique lineup of 8  happenings all around the city!

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Callanwolde Artist Market

The Callanwolde Artist Marketl is bringing art to one of the most distinctive historic estates in the South!

January 25th – 27th, 2019
Friday Preview Party | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Road
Atlanta, GA 30306

The unique indoor winter festival is a premier partnership of art, offering original, yet affordable, pieces. Throughout the 1920 Callanwolde Mansion, over 80 of the finest local and regional artists will feature the highest quality of work across a variety of mediums.

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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 7th, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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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Fernbank After Dark: 2019 Kick Off Party

Fernbank After Dark offers exclusive Museum access after dark with a variety of hands-on activities for adults! Don’t miss live music, giant screen movies, craft beer and cocktails, and more at January’s 2019 Kick Off Party!

Event Details
Friday | January 11th, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Continues Second Friday of Every Month

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Fernbank After Dark: ’90s Night

Science is enjoying an after-hours twist at Fernbank Museum’s 90’s Night! Atlanta’s science-lovers will experience new exhibits, new activities, and new cocktails – all after dark.

Event Details
January 18th, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Location
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30307

The adults-only party has Amp’d Entertainment playing all the hits from the 90s, slime, craft beer and cocktails, small plates, and more! So bust out the flannel, brush up on your Macarena moves, and bring your friends to re-live the 90’s for one fun night!

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Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Save the dates as the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival returns for its 19th season!

Festival Dates
February 6th – 26th, 2019

Venues
Films will be span across five venues throughout Metro Atlanta

The Festival has featured over 70 narratives and documentaries, representing more than 25 countries. Throughout the 23-day festival, guests will engage in the most compelling foreign and independent films. Regardless of genre, each film will fascinate, inspire, and expand your perspective!

Film Lineup TBA

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Pirate Day at Fernbank Museum

Fernbank Museum invites you to set sail for an afternoon of pirate-themed adventures at Pirate Day!

Event Details
Saturday | January 26th, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30307

Grab your favorite pirate costume and get ready for a swashbuckling adventure! Guests will enjoy building pirate ships along with other pirate-themed crafts and games – even a visit from the Atlanta Pirate and Wenches Guild.

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Noon Year’s Eve at Fernbank

Atlanta’s biggest party animals are ringing in the new year at Noon Year’s Eve! Join the city’s dinosaurs at a special family celebration, complete with a ball drop at Noon.

Event Details
Monday | December 31st, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30307

Highlights include a kid’s DJ, a visit from the Georgia Bubbleman, party hats for the first 500 guests, and a countdown to the balloon drop! 

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Ugly Holiday Sweater Party | Fernbank Museum

Grab your tackiest, gaudiest holiday sweater and jump into the holiday spirit at the Fernbank Museum Ugly Holiday Sweater Party! Guests will enjoy an array of festive activities with access to the museum’s indoor exhibits.

Event Details
Sunday | December 16th, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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Avondale Estates Christmas Tour of Homes

Join Avondale Estates in the holiday spirit at the 26th annual Christmas Tour of Homes and Holiday Marketplace! Trolleys will transport visitors between homes that have been beautifully adorned with holiday decor and thoughtfully restored with historic preservation in mind. 

Event Details
Sunday | December 9th, 2018

Tour of Homes
3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tour Trolleys: Avondale First Baptist Church

Holiday Market & Cafe
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Avondale Community Club

Tickets
$15 Advance | $20 Door

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