22 Weekend Happenings in Atlanta: September 30th – October 2nd

ATL Cocktails in the GardenOctober official kicks off this weekend, and we so excited for all the seasonal adventures ahead! With the cooler temperatures and pumpkins appearing everywhere, there is no better time to plan your weekend and cozy up with our list of the Top 22 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Friday – Sunday, September 30th – October 2nd, 2022.

This weekend features TWO different Home Tours (not including the TWO stunning Showhouses!), FOUR great causes worth celebrating, TWO art shows, THREE family-friendly festivals, and even more ways to mix and mingle throughout town. 

Of course the seasonal festivities are picking up with Scarecrows in the Garden and Fest-of-Ale both making their return to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens! If you’re still searching for some spooky fun, Fernbank continues to showcase their ghostly visitors in the outdoor Woodland Spirits exhibit.

From Spooky Season to fresh flavors, the list of local events continues through Sunday evening. Whether you’re flying solo, looking for some time to connect as a family, or even sneak in a cocktail or morning brew with your special someone, we have you covered!

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2022 Winship Win the Fight 5K

On your mark, get set, let’s fight cancer! Now in its 12th year, the Winship Win the Fight 5K is returning in person! The family-friendly event raises critical funds for innovative cancer research, treatment, and care at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

2022 Event Details
Saturday | October 1st
8:30 a.m.

Virtual 5K Registration Available!

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The Big Deal | Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

CHOAThe Big Deal invites you to celebrate and honor the doctors of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta by partying with a purpose! Presented by PEMA, the evening includes a silent auction and more.

2022 Event Details
Friday | October 21st
Doors Open 6:00 p.m.

Hellenic Center
2500 Clairmont Rd
Atlanta, GA 30329

Led by the 1998 Society, every gesture of support truly is a Big Deal! Guests and sponsors of the fundraising event help provide hope to more than 350,000 unique patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Event proceeds support important programs, equipment, staffing, and research identified by Children’s 1998 Society Funding Initiatives.

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10th Annual Party for the Paws | Casino Night

Party for the PawsParty for the Paws is back! Benefiting the beloved shelter pets of Paws Atlanta, this year’s Casino Night will feature casino games, unique cocktails, delicious bites, an incredible auction, and a paws-itively adorable doggie runway. Guests will experience the speakeasy atmosphere in a beautiful new location at Bishop Station!

2022 Event Details
Friday | September 30th, 2022
7:00 p.m.

Bishop Station
500 Bishop St NW, Bldg D
Atlanta, GA 30318

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Taste Brookhaven is Back for 2022!

Taste BrookhavenWe are excited to share that Taste Brookhaven is back for 2022! This year, the evening of delicious food, signature cocktails, and live entertainment benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Event Details
Thursday | September 15th, 2022
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina
4000 Summit Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319

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Garden of Eden Ball | Atlanta Botanical Garden

One of Atlanta’s most anticipated social events returns with a spectacular evening of cocktails at sunset, delectable dishes, and incomparable entertainment at the Garden of Eden Ball!

Event Details
Saturday | September 24th, 2022
6:30 p.m.

Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

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The Southern Sizzle | Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

CHOABringing the best parts of The Southern Sizzle together with The Southern Chill, this year’s event is as hot as its namesake! The fundraiser is one of the newest events benefitting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Event Details
Thursday | September 22nd, 2022
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Summerour Studio
409 Bishop St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

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Big Peach Sizzler 10K & 5K Returns Labor Day Weekend!

Big Peach Sizzler 2022With a runner and walker-friendly course, the Big Peach Sizzler 10K & 5K  is the perfect way to kick off your Labor Day festivities. Atlanta’s End of Summer Celebration also includes a post-race party with music, food from Flying Biscuit Cafe, beer, vendors, and more!

Event Details
Monday | September 5th, 2022

10K Start
7:30 a.m. | Chamblee MARTA Station
5K Start
7:00 a.m. | Brookhaven MARTA Station

Run for longer, stronger lives at Atlanta’s Labor Day tradition! By registering in the Big Peach Sizzler, runners are supporting Miles For Cystic Fibrosis, an Atlanta-based charity focusing solely on Cystic Fibrosis (CF) research and the CF community in Georgia.

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