Top 16 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

The last weekend of Summer is finally here, and Atlanta is celebrating the upcoming season with an incomparable lineup of art, flavor, decor, and fun for all ages!

Kick off the weekend by sampling your way through the Kirkwood, Buckhead, and Fourth Ward neighborhoods with an incredible variety of food and wine. The Atlanta Zoo will also be serving up some refreshing fun on the wild side, and Atlanta’s own Botanical Gardens are even getting in on the flavor with a chocolate-covered weekend! Ready to refresh for Fall? Explore a number of the season’s Home Tours, experience art on the Atlanta Beltline, or keep it low-key with some family fun.

Whatever your tastes, we have you covered with a long weekend ahead with our Top 16 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, September 19th – 22nd, 2019.

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Atlanta Greek Festival

Experience Atlanta’s taste of Greece! The 44th Annual Atlanta Greek Festival brings the flavor, music, and magic of Athens just miles from your doorstep this September.

Event Details
September 27th – 29th, 2019
Friday through Sunday

Location
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral
2500 Clairmont Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30329

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Fernbank After Dark: Makers & Shakers

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 September’s event, Makers & Shakers!

Event Details
Friday | September 13th, 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 of a little bit of tinkering and a little bit of drinkering!

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Kirkwood Wine Stroll

This Fall, the Kirkwood Wine Stroll celebrates its 13th annual return to the historic Kirkwood neighborhood. With over 40 participating locations, guests will sample wines from around the world while enjoying the community experience unique to Kirkwood! 

Event Details
Friday, September 20th, 2019
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Location
Hosea Williams Drive & Kirkwood Neighborhood

Tickets will include a souvenir wine glass, program, and live entertainment. Enjoy a sample of white and red wine alongside light bites at each location! Additional businesses will feature music, demos, specials, discounts, and prize drawings.

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L’Arche Atlanta’s 7th Birthday Benefit & Auction

Morris Raney Real Estate and Beacham & Company Realtors are proud to sponsor L’Arche Atlanta’s 7th Birthday Benefit & Auction! The annual fundraising celebration will be an exciting afternoon of festivity and impact in the Atlanta community.

Event Details
Sunday | September 8th, 2019
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location
Saint Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church
2045 N. Ponce de Leon Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307

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Top 5 Labor Day Happenings Around Atlanta

August is officially here, and Labor Day is quickly approaching! We have you covered with our list of Top 5 Labor Day Happenings Around Atlanta: August 30th – September 2nd, 2019.

Fall is just around the corner! Before you pick up that pumpkin spice, be sure to check out the fun and festivities throughout the last weekend of Summer. 

From festivals to flavor, there is something for all ages and tastes this Labor Day Weekend – We have all the highlights!

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Big Ol’ Group Run | | Ponce City Market

Come out for an evening of socializing, education, and fun at the 6th annual Big Ol’ Group Run! Runners and walkers from all over Atlanta will join together to share the fun at Fernbank Museum.

Event Details
Wednesday | August 7th, 2019
6:30 p.m.

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

Registration
$5

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AJC Decatur Book Festival

The 14th Annual AJC Decatur Book Festival returns as the country’s largest independent book festival this Labor Day weekend!

Festival Dates
August 30th – September 1st, 2019

Festival Hours
Friday | 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday | 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location
Decatur Square
101 E Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030

The AJC Decatur Book Festival not only has everything you’ll find at other book festivals, it has much more! 

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Dinosaur Birthday Bash at Fernbank Museum

It’s time to stomp, chomp, and party like a dinosaur at the annual Dinosaur Birthday Bash. This prehistoric party celebrates all things birthday and dinosaur-related!

Event Details
Saturday | August 17th, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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

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Callanwolde Jazz on the Lawn Summer Concert Series

Atlanta’s favorite Friday night is back as the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center hosts a brilliant array of musicians this summer at Jazz on the Lawn! Presented by Fidelity Bank, the Summer Concert Series presents a lineup of Atlanta’s finest jazz performers on Friday evenings all Summer long.

2019 Event Details
Fridays, August 23rd – October 4th
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Doors open 6:30 p.m.

Location
Callanwolde Amphitheater
980 Briarcliff Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

With its beautiful surrounding grounds, Callonwolde Amphitheater offers the perfect natural and historic setting. Bring your loved ones, a picnic, chairs, and blanket – And settle in for an evening filled with a mix of classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, smooth, and blues music!

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