Top 13 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

The temperatures around Atlanta are hot, and so are the events! Get the most out of Summer all weekend long with out list of the Top 13 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, July 5th – 8th, 2018.

Kick off the weekend with some sips and strolls through the Atlanta Botanical Garden, an outdoor movie, or the sweet sounds of jazz outdoors! And speaking of hot, the competition heats up on Sunday with the Waiters Race and Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival. Can’t wait until Sunday to explore the city? Celebrate Bastille Day on Saturday in your best all-white cocktail attire, take the family out to come face-to-face with reptiles at Fernbank Museum, or even lace up those tennis shoes for a healthy dose of competition of your own! 

Whether you feel like a day of family fun, relaxation, or getting active outside, we have you covered with 13 unique happenings all weekend long!

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10 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July in 2018

With Summer only a few days away, it’s time to start planning your 4th of July plans! We have you covered with 10 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July Around Atlanta in 2018.

All through Atlanta, the city is in the spirit with a variety of events!

From the family-friendly to an adult night on the town, there’s something for everyone.

Kick off the morning with a festive parade, explore a new neighborhood, and end the exciting holiday with a number of spectacular fireworks. The festivities are stretching all through the holiday weekend and into the week, so you won’t want to miss a moment of the fun!

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Stand Up for the Hooch

High Country Outfitters proudly presents the 7th Annual Stand Up for the Hooch!

Event Details
Sunday | June 24th, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Race Location
Morgan Falls Park
Morgan Falls Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350

Race Party Location
High Country Outfitters
3906 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30342

There will be two separate courses at this year’s race: a 2-mile and 6-mile course. All ages and abilities are welcome to paddle the famous Chattahoochee River, and there will even be a free kids’ race (ages 6-12 years). Participants will receive a race t-shirt, lunch ticket, and access to SweetWater Beverages at the after party!

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11 Ways to Relax & Remember this Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend is quickly returning this May 26th – 28th, 2018!

From Thursday through Monday, we have you covered with 11 wonderful ways to relax, remember, and kick off the 3-day weekend a bit early.

Celebrate the men and women who defend our country while also kicking off the warmer weather with our Top 11 Happenings This Memorial Day Weekend.

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10 Ways to Celebrate Mothers Day Around Atlanta

Spring is in full bloom, which means it’s that special time of year again – The time to celebrate the Mom in your life! Mother’s Day is quickly approaching on Sunday, May 13th, 2018.

From festivals to a night on the town, there’s something special for every Mom’s taste! No matter where you’re celebrating, we have you covered with our  list of the Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Mom Around Atlanta this year.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Dunwoody Art Festival

The City of Dunwoody presents its favorite Mother’s Day tradition with the Dunwoody Art Festival!

Event Details
May 12th – 13th, 2017
Saturday | 10:00  a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The 8th annual celebration transforms Dunwoody Village Parkway into a shoppers’ paradise with a whimsical artists market, featuring arts and crafts and a variety of artwork for sale.

Top artists from around the country will showcase craft pieces, including: photography, paintings, and folk art alongside artwork made from clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood.

Pick up a special gift for Mother’s Day from one of the many jewelers offering unique handmade pieces!

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ATL Burger Week

Creative Loafing is bringing back ATL Burger Week for another year of mouthwatering burgers! Over 40 restaurants across Atlanta will be serving up $5 burgers all week long as they will compete to win your vote for ATL’s Best Burger.

Event Details
Monday – Sunday | April 23rd – 29th, 2018

ATL Burger Week is presented by Georgia Beef Board​, Evan Williams Peach, Atlanta Eats, and Creative Loafing Atlanta – serving up all the beef you can handle all week long!

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Free Entrance Days in National Parks

With free admittance to all National Parks, the first day of National Parks Week is the perfect time to celebrate all that America’s beautiful parks have to offer!

When
April 21st, 2018

All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived in honor of the 2018 “Park Stars” week.

Be part of America’s largest celebration of national heritage! It’s about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations, and enhancing America’s best idea—the national parks! It’s all happening in your national parks.

Fee-free days make national parks accessible to more people. What better way to commemorate the holiday than to get outdoors?

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Wesleyan Artists Market

The Wesleyan School’s premier fundraiser and signature Spring tradition is celebrating its landmark 20th anniversary! The Wesleyan Artists Market supports arts in the community with fine art, live entertainment, and a sense of community.

Event Details
April 26th – 29th, 2018

Location
Wesleyan School
5405 Spalding Drive
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

The fine art show is free and open to the public, and all ages are welcome. Be sure to check out the highlights!

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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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