Top 14 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

Thanksgiving is almost here, and Atlanta is in the spirit of giving and celebrating the season! Get the most out of the Fall festivities ahead with our Top 14 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday, November 16th – Sunday, November 19th, 2017.

From the Great Macy’s Tree Lighting to an unforgettable evening with the Serenbe Playhouse, Atlanta offers a huge variety of unique fun all weekend long! Lace up your tennis shoes for Autism Speaks, sip your way through Town Brookhaven for Bert’s Big Adventure,  or take in a bit of holiday shopping.

Whether you’re looking to explore a new neighborhood – or fall in love all over again with a familiar local spot-  there is plenty happening all through the city. Atlanta has 14 unique and festive happenings through Sunday, and we have you covered with the highlights!

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2017 Atlanta Area Photos With Santa

santaHe’s making a list, and he’s checking it twice – Santa Claus is coming to town! We’ve put together a list where you can be sure to spot him tin 2017 and get a picture with your family and pets.

No matter where you are in the Atlanta area this holiday season, Santa won’t be hard to find. Don’t miss out on seeing The Big Man in Red as he makes all his stops along the way!

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Free Entrance Days in National Parks

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

When
November 11th – 12th, 2017

All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived in honor of the National Park Service Centennial this past year.

In the start of its 2nd century, 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 celebrate the start of a second century than to get outdoors?

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Top 22 Halloween Happenings Around Atlanta

You’ll be sure to get more treats than tricks this Halloween season with our list of the Top 22 Halloween Happenings Around Atlanta for 2017!

October is officially here, and there are plenty of ways to get festive all month long. From family-friendly activities to premier cocktail parties, we have you covered with all the highlights.

Check out our list below to ensure you get more treats than tricks all throughout the month:

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Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade

l5p-2016-webDon’t miss the best event of the Halloween season at the  17th Annual Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade!

WHEN
Saturday | October 21st, 2017
NOON – 11:00 p.m.

WHERE
The parade and festival will take over the streets of Little 5 Points

Make plans for a festive day filled with shopping, eating, and fun in the Little 5 Points neighborhood!

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Fall Festival on Ponce

Fall into the season with art, entertainment, and family fun at the 7th annual Fall Festival on Ponce!

When
October 14th & 15th, 2017
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where
Olmsted Linear Park
1451 Ponce de Leon Ave
Atlanta, GA 30307

Admission
Free & All Ages Welcome

Designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted Sr., the park’s landscape provides a picturesque backdrop to such an artistic festival. We have you covered with the highlights!

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Atlanta Mac and Cheese Festival

The Atlanta Mac and Cheese Festival is back for a 2nd year, and it he quickly become a favorite neighborhood tradition!

When
Saturday | October 7th, 2017
12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Where
Walker Park
200 Memorial Terrace
Atlanta, GA 30316

The best Mac & Cheese Festival in the Southeast features local bands, dancing, and tastes of local restaurants, creameries, and breweries.

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Inman Park Restaurant Week

Indulge in Atlanta’s heart of culinary flavor during the 2017 Inman Park Restaurant Week!

When
September 25th – October 1st, 2017

Throughout the week, local restaurants and pubs will offer prix-fixe menus for brunch, lunch, and dinner at $15, $25, and $35.

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East Atlanta Strut

The 20th annual East Atlanta Strut returns to  one of Atlanta’s hottest in-town neighborhoods where there is no shortage of places to eat, drink, shop, and play!

When
Saturday | September 23rd, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where
Flat Shoals Avenue & Glenwood Avenue
East Atlanta Village

Festival events will include a classic cars show, live local music, an artists market, and more! Step into the adult game area for contests of stamina and strength, shop among local vendors at the festival’s community booths and markets, and cheer alongside the famous Strut Parade.

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Atlanta BeltLine Wine Stroll

The 5th annual Atlanta BeltLine Wine Stroll returns with an all-star cast of restaurants and retailers!

Join the Atlanta community for the one-mile walk filled with wine tastings and light bites along the Eastside Trail through Poncey-Highland, Inman Park, and the Old Fourth Ward!

When
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location
Check in under the Freedom Parkway bridge near the Old Fourth Ward Skate Park
Beltline Eastside Trail | 830 Willoughby Way | Atlanta, GA 30312

Throughout the afternoon, sample wine and light appetizers from one of the 20+ selected vendors along the BeltLine!

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