Top 15 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

With sunny skies ahead, we are in the spirit of Summer! 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.

Sip on cocktails while mingling in Atlanta’s most beautiful gardens, catch an outdoor movie or concert with the family, and explore an incredible variety of art. This weekend is serving up some serious summertime fun – right outside your doorstep!

Whatever your tastes, we have you covered with a long weekend ahead with our Top 8 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, July 18th – 21st, 2019.

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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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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 13th, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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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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