Top 15 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

From a leisurely morning with the family at a local farmer’s market to cocktails in the garden, the weekend ahead is packed with fun for all tastes and ages! 

With two iconic home tours and a variety of tasting events, Atlantans will be at no shortage for flavor and variety throughout the city’s most eclectic neighborhoods. Catch an outdoor movie or concert, enjoy art for children and adults alike, and soak up the beautiful weekend ahead!

Whatever your tastes, we have you covered with the Top 15 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, May 16th – 19th, 2019.

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Fernbank After Dark: The Great Outdoors

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 June’s event, The Great Outdoors!

Event Details
Friday | June 14th, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Continues Second Friday of Every Month

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

Kick off the new month, which will feature Atlanta’s favorite adult science night with a special twist by quenching your thirst for nature and the outdoors! Guests will enjoy hands-on activities and demonstrations, access to all indoor exhibits open for self-guided tours, and 3D showings on Fernbank’s 4-story movie screen. Live music will be performed by The Vinyl Suns, a blues rock band based bringing an eclectic mix of musical styles to Atlanta’s favorite Science Night.

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Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

One of the southeast’s premier distance events, the Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K return to celebrate the 13th running of the Atlanta tradition!

Event Details
Sunday | March 17th, 2019
7:00 a.m.

Race Location
Centennial Olympic Park
265 Park Ave W NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

With a new name for 2019, the Publix Atlanta Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K will showcase why the city of Atlanta it one of the nation’s greatest running destinations!

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Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens

One of the longest-running premiere tour of homes in the nation, the Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens is celebrating its 51st anniversary! The beloved tradition features six exceptional homes and one garden, welcoming neighbors and visitors alike to explore the architecture and award-winning design of the historic Druid Hills neighborhood.

Tour Dates
April 12th – 14th, 2019

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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: ’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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