Top 16 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

The last weekend of Summer is finally here, and Atlanta is celebrating the upcoming season with an incomparable lineup of art, flavor, decor, and fun for all ages!

Kick off the weekend by sampling your way through the Kirkwood, Buckhead, and Fourth Ward neighborhoods with an incredible variety of food and wine. The Atlanta Zoo will also be serving up some refreshing fun on the wild side, and Atlanta’s own Botanical Gardens are even getting in on the flavor with a chocolate-covered weekend! Ready to refresh for Fall? Explore a number of the season’s Home Tours, experience art on the Atlanta Beltline, or keep it low-key with some family fun.

Whatever your tastes, we have you covered with a long weekend ahead with our Top 16 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, September 19th – 22nd, 2019.

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4 Home Tours to See This Fall in Atlanta

With Fall just around the corner, there’s no better time for some inspiration around the home!

Whether you are looking to explore the beautiful neighborhoods of Atlanta or renovate your own home, these 4 Home Tours to See Around Atlanta This Fall will inspire all tastes.

Explore the neighborhood eateries, shop the local spots, and fall in love with the beauty of each home – large and small, historic and modern – and everything in between!

Guests will enjoy the unique charm of each neighborhood and home throughout the tours. From classic, historic beauty to contemporary, sustainable-living spaces, these 3 Home Tours showcase in the unbeatable range of lifestyle and decor throughout Atlanta.

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Free Entrance Days in National Parks

With free admittance to all National Parks, the National Public Lands Day is the perfect time to celebrate all that America’s beautiful parks have to offer!

When
September 28th, 2019

All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived.

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 coming season than to get outdoors?

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Mind & Body | Art Reception & Artists Talk

As part of a series of pop-up shows and exhibits, artists David Wendel and Sabre Esler are coming to Conant Performing Arts Center for an Art Reception & Artists Talk!

Event Details
Thursday | October 3rd, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location
Oglethorpe University | Conant Performing Arts Center
4484 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30319

The art series enables Oglethorpe students to view these works when they’re unable to experience the shows elsewhere. Investigating how we live inside and outside our thoughts through her work, Sabre Esler will be showing her latest paintings, plexiglass work, print work, and even her sculpture. David Wendel presents varying subject matter, emphasizing the abstract nature of light and form through his paintbrush.

More information on Oglethorpe Unversity’s Conant Performing Arts Center.

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Doggie Dip Day – Presented by Puppy Haven Brookhaven

Make one last splash this summer with your four-legged friends at Brookhaven’s Doggie Dip Day! Pools close for the season after Labor Day on September 2nd, and all dogs are welcome to jump in the pool to cool down and say goodbye to summertime.

Event Details
Sunday | September 8th, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location
Murphey Candler Park Pool
1551 W Nancy Creek Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30319

A double gate system at Murphey Candler Pool will help keep the dogs inside the fenced-in area, while pet owners are welcome to walk knee-deep throughout the pools to keep pets company. Music will also be playing at the pool throughout the event!

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Top 5 Labor Day Happenings Around Atlanta

August is officially here, and Labor Day is quickly approaching! We have you covered with our list of Top 5 Labor Day Happenings Around Atlanta: August 30th – September 2nd, 2019.

Fall is just around the corner! Before you pick up that pumpkin spice, be sure to check out the fun and festivities throughout the last weekend of Summer. 

From festivals to flavor, there is something for all ages and tastes this Labor Day Weekend – We have all the highlights!

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Big Peach Sizzler 10K &5K

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 2nd, 2019

  • 5K Start | 7:00 a.m.
    Brookhaven MARTA Station
  • 10K Start | 7:30 a.m.
    Chamblee MARTA Station
  • Finish | 5K & 10K
    Buckhead Station Shopping Center

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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Ahimsa House Walk, Wag ‘n Run 5K

Walk, Wag n’ Run for a great cause! The Ahimsa House 8th Annual 5K and 1K Fun Run is a wonderful opportunity to help people and pets escape domestic violence while staying active with your four-legged companions.

Event Details
Saturday | August 24th, 2019
5K Run at 7:30 a.m. | Fun Run starts at 8:45 a.m.

Location
Lenox Park | Brookhaven

Runners and walkers are invited to bring their dogs for the run to benefit the animal and human victims of domestic violence. Of course, participants without canine accompaniment are welcome too!

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10 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July in 2019

With Summer only a few days away, it’s time to start planning your 4th of July festivities! We have you covered with 10 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July Around Atlanta in 2019.

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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