Top 19 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

Fall officially arrives this weekend, and Atlanta is definitely in the spirit to celebrate! Explore what’s happening all weekend long with our Top 19 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, September 20th – 23rd, 2018.

Kick off your weekend a bit early with unlimited tastes from Buckhead’s premier restaurants, or hop on over the the Atlanta Botanical Garden for a cocktail and some live entertainment. Some of the city’s favorite events take place all weekend long from the beloved Beltline Lantern Parade, Fourth Ward Tour of Homes, and a Fall Festival! Wine lovers will enjoy the wine varietals at Aqua Vino, City Winery’s Harvest Party, and the Kirkwood Wine Stroll. Looking for more family fun? The opportunities are endless with delicious food, kid-friendly entertainment, and more.

Whatever your tastes, this weekend has a variety of fun for all ages – and we have you covered with 19 unique happenings all weekend long!

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Barrel of Chefs at Ponce City Market

Benefiting The Giving Kitchen, Barrel of Chefs is serving up 5 courses from 12 chefs for an unforgettable dinner! Guests will enjoy hand-selected wines, barrel-aged Second Self beer, craft cocktails, Dancing Goats coffee, and more.

Event Details
Monday | September 24th, 2018
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location
City Winery Atlanta
650 North Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30308

Tickets
$150 | 21+ Only
All proceeds benefit The Giving Kitchen

The welcome reception kicks off the guided experience at 6:30 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7:30 p.m. Hand-selected City Winery wines are made by Atlanta’s only winemaker Travis Green, and specialty craft beer and beer cocktails by Second Self Beer Company will also be available!

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Rock Chastain Benefit Concert

Celebrate with your neighbors at the 5th Annual Rock Chastain Benefit Concert featuring 10,000 Maniacs, Yellow Brick Road-Tribute to Elton John, Dreambrother, and Pony League!

Event Details
Saturday | October 4th, 2018
Doors Open at 7:00 p.m.

Location
State Bank Amphitheater at Chastain Park
4469 Stella Drive
Atlanta, GA 30342

The must-see musical event is the perfect way to spend a Fall evening right in your backyard! Pack a picnic, relax among the park’s lush magnolia trees, and enjoy some great music with friends and family.

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Garden of Eden Ball | Atlanta Botanical Garden

Enjoy a spectacular evening of dinner and dancing on the Great Lawn at the Garden of Eden Ball! The black-tie gala is the largest annual fundraiser in support of the Atlanta Botanical Garden, honoring Margaret and Bob Reiser for their generous support of the Garden and its mission.

Event Details
Saturday | September 29th, 2018
7:00 p.m.

Location
Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

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Taste of Buckhead

Eat your heart out at the 15th Annual Taste of Buckhead!  Located in the trendy Sweetwater Design District, the highly-anticipated culinary event will will be held at The Stave Room at ASW Distillery, the former home of the Mason Murer Art Gallery. 

Event Details
Thursday | September 20th, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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

Enjoy unlimited tastes from Buckhead’s premier restaurants and sample wine, beer and spirit tastings! Exclusive vendors will also be offering products to browse and enjoy. The evening of culinary adventure and camaraderie will host prominent chefs, mixologists, Buckhead Business Association members, the Buckhead community, and business and community leaders.

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Party for Piedmont Park

Party for a great cause as you Party for Piedmont Park! The annual fundraiser features live music, an exciting silent auction, signature cocktails, and amazing food from Atlanta’s premier restaurants.

Event Details
Thursday | September 6th, 2018
6:30 p.m.

Location
Greystone in Piedmont Park
400 Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

Tickets | $75

Over 600 guests will enjoy an open bar, delectable cuisine from dozens of Atlanta’s popular restaurants, and the opportunity to bid on top items in an incredible silent auction. Diverse and unique auction items range from local experiences to exciting getaways. The unforgettable evening is part of an effort to raise critical funds for the Piedmont Park Conservancy.

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Big Peach Sizzler 10K &5K

One of Atlanta’s favorite Labor Day tradition returns for 2018, now with a 5K this year! With a super-fast run through the heart of Buckhead followed by a huge post-race party, the Big Peach Sizzler is the perfect way to kick off your Labor Day festivities.

Event Details
Monday | September 3rd, 2018

  • 10K – Chamblee to Brookhaven to Buckhead
    Start time – 7:30 a.m.
  • 5K – Brookhaven to Buckhead
    Start Time – 7:00 a.m.

Registration
Sizzler 10K – $50 | Sizzler 5K – $40 | Virtual Race – $35

Run for longer, stronger lives! 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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L’Arche Atlanta’s 6th Birthday Benefit & Bash

Morris Raney Real Estate and Beacham & Company Realtors are proud to sponsor L’Arche Atlanta’s 6th Birthday Benefit & Bash! The annual fundraising celebration will be an exciting afternoon of festivity and impact in the Atlanta community.

Event Details
Sunday | September 9th, 2018
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location
Saint Elias Antiochian Orthodox Church
2045 N. Ponce de Leon Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307

Attire: Festive | Tickets: $50

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Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’

miss-marys-ice-cream-crankinI scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream – as Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ returns for its 14th delicious year!

Event Details
Sunday | August 26th, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Rain or Shine

Location
Roswell Square Park
610 Atlanta Street
Roswell, GA 30075

Tickets
$6 – Individuals
$25 – Families (up to 6 people) 
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AgLanta Eats | Atlanta Botanical Garden

Formerly known as Taste of AgLanta, AgLanta Eats is now celebrating its third year with a new name and a fresh look at one of the city’s most incredible venues – the Atlanta Botanical Garden! Bring your appetites for delicious fare crafted from the freshest ingredients from local farms, all prepared by Atlanta’s top chefs.

Event Details
Monday | July 16th, 2018
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location
Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

All ages are welcome, so bring the entire family for an enchanting evening of delicious food, live music, activities, and more!

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