Top 13 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

Get the most out of Summer all weekend long with out list of the Top 9 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, July 19th – 22nd, 2018.

Kick off the weekend with some sips and strolls through the Atlanta Botanical Garden, an outdoor movie, or an iconic outdoor concert! Art and competition heat up all weekend long at the BB&T Atlanta Open, live performances, and plenty of visual art to explore.

Whether you feel like a day of family fun, relaxation, or getting active outside, we have you covered with 9 unique happenings all weekend long!

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Fernbank After Dark

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 August’s Brewing & Bootlegging!

Event Details
Friday | August 10th, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Continues Second Friday of Every Month

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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 18th, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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

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Reptile Day | Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Come face-to-face and interact with live snakes, tortoises, lizards, and many more at Fernbank Museum’s Reptile Day! The popular annual event will feature interactive learning activities with live reptiles and amphibians throughout the day.

Event Details
Saturday | July 14th, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Callanwolde Jazz on the Lawn Summer Concert Series

The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center hosts a brilliant array of musicians this summer at Jazz on the Lawn! The Summer Concert Series presents a lineup of Atlanta’s finest jazz performers on Friday evenings throughout the Summer.

Event Details
Fridays | June 16th – August 11th, 2017
Doors Open 6:30 p.m.
Concerts 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 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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Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens

The Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens is celebrating its 50th anniversary! Featuring 5 homes and 6 gardens, the premiere tour explores the evolution of the architecture and design of the Druid Hills neighborhood in Atlanta.

Tour Dates
April 20th – 22nd, 2018

Tour hours
Friday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Focused on preserving and extending the vision of noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens will celebrate its Golden Anniversary with 12 elegant locations that showcase renovation, restoration, and the work of master gardeners. The tour will also feature a series of events including small bites of southern fare, performances from local musicians, and the opportunity to shop local farmstand produce.

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Adult Prom: A Prehistoric Night to Remember

Fernbank Museum has been host to plenty of high school proms, and now they are celebrating the 21+ crowd. Journey back to high school and relive your glory days with Fernbank’s first-ever Adult Prom: A Prehistoric Night to Remember!

Event Details
Friday | March 30th, 2018
8:00 p.m. – Midnight

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Nature Fest at Fernbank Museum

Explore the great outdoors and its inhabitants at Fernbank’s Nature Fest. Back by popular demand, the Family Fun Day offers 75 acres of outdoor adventures, crafts, nature walks, new discoveries, and much more!

Event Details
Saturday | March 10th, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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

With fun for all ages, young and experienced nature lovers will find something to enjoy – and to discover!

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Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon

12645172_10153448013278505_8631167815985552033_nOne of the southeast’s premier distance events, the Publix Georgia Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K return to celebrate the 12th running of the Atlanta tradition!

Event Details
Sunday | March 18th, 2018
7:00 a.m.

Race Location
Pemberton Place
126 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

For the first time since 2016, the 5K option is back by popular demand! Approximately 18,000 runners will participate in this year’s races, coursing through some of the most notable areas of Atlanta with spectacular skyline views and historic locations. The full marathon continues from Downtown through Midtown, Little Five Points, Decatur, Druid Hills, and the Virginia Highlands.

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