Top 12 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: May 12th – 15th

Atlanta Botanical GardensThe month of May is officially in full swing, and the city is really heating up with festivals, unique date nights, outdoor entertainment, and delicious food! Don’t miss what’s going on around the city with our Top 12 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, May 12th – 15th, 2022.

From cocktails in Atlanta’s premier locations (think oceanic views at the Georgia Aquarium and skyline views over at Park Tavern and the Botanical Gardens!) to one of our favorite festivals over in the Virginia Highlands, we have you covered all weekend long!

Kick off the weekend by catching the last few days of Fernbank Museum’s Knights in Armor, and get some more family fun at the Chastain Arts and Crafts Festival for some great gifts and inspiration!  The weekend ahead is filled with festivals for all ages, art, delicious craft cocktails, and so much more.

We have a lineup with exciting ways to experience the beauty and bustle of the city – whether you’re flying solo this weekend, looking for some time to connect as a family, or even sneak in a cocktail or morning brew with your special someone. However you choose to kick off the weekend, join us as we enjoy art, fresh food, and more!

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Strong4Life Superhero Sprint | Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Superhero SprintGet your superhero gear ready and use those superpowers to reach the finish line at the  Strong4Life Superhero Sprint! Atlanta’s beloved tradition welcomes children and adults alike to either run in person or join the Virtual 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run in support of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s as they help families raise healthy, resilient children. 

Event Details
Saturday | June 4th, 2022

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The Brookhaven Bolt is Back!

Brookhaven BoltOn your mark, get set… The Brookhaven Bolt is back! Winding through the beautiful Ashford Park neighborhood of Brookhaven, the race has become one of the largest in the area and an annual family event enjoyed by everyone!

Event Details
Saturday | May 14th, 2022
8:00 a.m. Start Time

Runners will begin at 8:00 a.m., followed by staggering times for walkers and strollers.  Be sure to stick around for the Post-Race Festival with an awards presentation for all race finishers!

The challenging, but fair, course is 3.1 miles long. Join in on the race or cheer among fellow spectators along the tree-lined streets!

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10 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day Around Atlanta This Weekend

Mother’s Day is only a few days a way, and it’s time to celebrate the mom in your life! Still looking for that unique wow-factor to make Mom feel extra special? While you could always treat her to an incredible meal over at Inman Park, we have put together our Top 10 Favorite Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day to take the stress out of planning while giving Mom and unforgettable weekend. 

From smelling roses to sipping rosé, there’s something special for every Mom’s taste! Experience scenic views of ocean creatures, an array of local art, or even the Atlanta skyline – all while enjoying incredible food, scrumptious sips, and live music!

Moms do so much for us. so, what better way to celebrate her than to turn the holiday into a weekend filled with family time, fresh flavors, and even a moment of respite?

Happy Mother’s Day!

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23rd Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

Butterfly Festival ATLThe 23rd Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival is back, filling the Chattahoochee Nature Center with the beating wings of beautiful butterflies!

Event Details
June 4th – 5th, 2022
Saturday | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunday | Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Location
Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Rd.
Roswell, GA 30075

With a variety of festival fun, Flying Colors will delight visitors of all ages! Enjoy being surrounded by hundreds of butterflies throughout weekend of delicious food, family fun, live music, and more.

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Fashion a Cure | Friends of Winship

Winship Fashion a CureFriends of Winship is proud to present this year’s return of the Fashion a Cure fundraiser, working to advance research in cancers that affect women. While equally impactful, this year’s event will look a little different, offering both in-person and virtual options to show your support!

Event Details
Tuesday | May 3rd, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

In-Person Location
Piedmont Driving Club
1215 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

In-Person and Virtual Options Available

Fashion a Cure is modeled around collective compassion and support, and guests have all been touched by cancer in some way. Cancer survivors and those affected by cancer alike will model fashions donated by local boutiques.

Importantly, the in-person event will feature flexible plans to keep guests safe while we make a difference for those facing cancer.

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Chastain Chase 5K | Chastain Park

Chastain Chase 5KLace up those tennis shoes for a great cause while enjoying a scene walk/ run through Chastain Park! As part of Cancer Support Community Atlanta’s springtime fundraiser, Chastain Chase 5K includes a 5K, a 1-mile walk/run, and a Tot Trot. 

Event Details
April 14th, 2022

Location
Chastain Park
4425 Powers Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30327

Winding through Chastain Park, Chastain Chase 5K is a chipped race with race options for all ages! Gather your friends and family for a memorable day of fresh air at one of the city’s most beautiful parks in memory of those affected by cancer. 

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CHOA Scrubs Party Returns In Person This Spring!

The 9th annual CHOA Scrubs Party returns in support of the Behavioral and Mental Health Initiative at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta! Join the fabulous evening in support of providing children with healthy strategies for dealing with anxiety and stress. 

Event Details
Saturday | April 30th, 2022
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Location
The Stave Room at ASW Distillery
199 Armour Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

Now, more than ever, children are in need of support in their mental health. At the event, guests will walk beside children, working to build resilience and emotional skills to face life’s ups and downs. 

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Georgia Aquarium 5k Walk/Run Returns Virtually and In-Person!

Georgia Aquarium 5KGeorgia Aquarium’s 5K Walk/ Run is back with options to run both virtually and in-person! Presented by Derma Glove, the fifth annual event invites you to walk. jog, or run anywhere you’d like at your own pace – all for a great cause.

Run Date

March 12th, 2022
8:00 a.m. – 11:55 p.m.

In-Person Location
Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker Street
Atlanta, GA 30313

The world may be a little different right now, but our favorite traditions don’t have to stop! Whether you choose to run in-person or at home, all runners will receive a running bib, medal, and commemorative t-shirt. All proceeds from the Georgia Aquarium 5K go toward Georgia Aquarium’s research and conservation programs directly benefiting aquatic species, including sharks.

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2022 High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction | The Legend Grows

High Museum Wine AuctionRaise a glass as the High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction returns with a celebration of art, wine, food, and friends! In support of Atlanta’s beloved High Museum of Art, generous benefactors have joined alongside the best winemakers, vitners, and local chefs for 30 years. The Legend Grows this Spring with incredible pairings, scrumptious cuisine, and unforgettable events!

Event Details
March 24th – 26th, 2022

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