Top 10 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

With so many great events all weekend long, a little rain can’t get us down! Kick off the exciting weekend ahead with our list of the Top 10 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, May 17th- 20th, 2018.

From authentic Greek flavors to mixing and mingling in the Gardens, all tastes (and ages!) will find ways to have fun all weekend. Lace up your tennis shoes for the Brookhaven Bolt, or simply to browse the homes of the Grant Park and Kirkwood neighborhoods. The Atlanta Cycling Festival kicks off this weekend, which is the perfect way to work up an appetite for the margaritas, tacos, and craft beer festivals ahead!

Whether you feel like venturing out alone or enjoying some time with friends and family, we have you covered with 10 unique happenings all weekend long!

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Alpharetta Arts Streetfest

12809570_1211945992166299_8156491465945231297_nThe 14th annual Alpharetta Arts Streetfest returns for 2018 this Memorial Day Weekend!

Event Details

May 26th – 28th, 2018
Saturday – Monday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Festival Location

Join the festival on the streets of Historic Downtown Alpharetta at Milton Avenue and Main Street.

Admission

The festival is free for all ages, and pets are welcome!

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Brew at the Zoo | Zoo Atlanta

Have a brew, save the planet, and take a walk on the wild side at Atlanta’s favorite Memorial Day Tradition: Brew at the Zoo!

Event Details
Saturday | May 26th, 2018
VIP Pre-Party  4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
General Admission  5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location
Zoo Atlanta
800 Cherokee Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

Celebrate the Brew’s 11th anniversary with a toast! Enjoy over 70 selections of brews and a limited selection of wine – all within an exotic outdoor destination. Home to more than 1,000 animals from around the world, guests will come face to face with giant pandas and the largest population of great apes in North America.

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Decatur Arts Festival

Bring Downtown Decatur to life this coming Memorial Day Weekend at the Decatur Arts Festival!

Event Details
Friday – Sunday | May 25th – 27th, 2018
Friday ArtWalk 5:00 p.m.

Location
Downtown Decatur
The festival takes over downtown, extending from the Decatur Recreation Center to the downtown square, including East and West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Clairemont Avenue and the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College.

The ArtWalk opens the festival on Friday evening with a variety of artful events to celebrate all through the weekend. We have you covered with all of the highlights!

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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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Shepherd Center Derby Day

It’s a party complete with fancy hats, seersucker suits, mint juleps, and tons of fun! Celebrate food, fast horses, and classic Derby entertainment at the 36th Annual Shepherd Center Derby Day!

Event Details
Saturday | May 5th, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location
Chastain Horse Park
4371 Powers Ferry Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30327

Event Highlights
Food and beverages  |  Live and silent auctions  |  Live music
Lawn and casino games |  Live broadcast of Kentucky Derby

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Sips Under the Sea at Georgia Aquarium

Atlanta’s most unique cocktail party is bringing back prom –  and this time without chaperones –  at Sips Under the Sea: Prom Night!

Event Details
Friday | May 11th, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
VIP Entry 6:00 p.m.

Location
Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Anything goes at this prom do-over! Dress in your prom best, and practice your favorite awkward photo poses at a Prom that’s sure to have significant improvement since high school. Enjoy signature cocktails, scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, and and experience one of Atlanta’s top destinations – after hours without the kids!

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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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Top 10 Atlanta Area Easter Events

Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start dyeing eggs and searching for the Easter Bunny! We have put together a list of the Top 10 Atlanta Area Easter Events in 2018 so you and your family can make the most of your Easter weekend!

Break bread with friends and family, meet the Easter bunny, hunt for eggs, and enjoy the beauty of Atlanta.

We have you covered with all the highlights!

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Top 10 St. Patrick’s Day Happenings Around Atlanta

It’s the luck of the Irish, and Atlanta is celebrating! St. Patrick’s Day is fast-approaching on Saturday, March 17th, 2018.

Whether you are looking to extend your festivities into a weekend-long celebration, or you’re just in it for the green Beer, we have you covered with all the highlights in every direction around the city!

Don’t miss a thing with our list of the Top 10 St. Patrick’s Day Happenings Around Atlanta!

With so many events throughout the city, Atlanta residents will be able to find ways to kick off the holiday all week long. 

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