Top 16 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and our spirits are bright! Whether you’re looking to jump into the festivities of the holidays or give back in the spirit of the season, we have you covered with our Top 16 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, November 8th – 11th, 2018.

Santa is beginning to make his appearances throughout town, and there is an incredible lineup of vendors and artists selling the perfect gifts for the holidays. Don’t miss the start of the beloved Home For The Holidays Designer Showhouse & Marketplace, kick off the cooler weather with the Holiday Lights, Garden Nights at Atlanta Botanical Garden, and give back to some wonderful causes all weekend long! 

Get the most out of your weekend ahead with our unique lineup of 16 happenings all around the city!

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Free Entrance Days in National Parks

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

When
November 11th, 2018

All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived in honor of our nation’s veterans.

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 Santa Spottings Around Atlanta in 2018

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 2018 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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WonderRoot Artists Market at Ponce City Market

Continuing each month through the year, the WonderRoot Artists Market at Ponce City Market returns this November 4th!

Event Details
Sunday | November 4th, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Upcoming 2018 Market Dates & Times
November 4th & December 2nd

Where
The Shed at Ponce City Market
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Featuring 40 artists each month, WonderRoot hosts an active market for creative people to sustain themselves and illuminate their skills. The Shed at Ponce City Market is a covered platform off of the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail, making the Artists Market easily accessible for a lovely afternoon of shopping and browsing.

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Fernbank After Dark

Fernbank After Dark offers exclusive Museum access after dark with a variety of hands-on activities for adults! Don’t miss live music, giant screen movies, craft beer and cocktails, and more at November’s Science of Our Senses!

Event Details
Friday | November 9th, 2018
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Continues Second Friday of Every Month

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Top 20 Halloween Happenings Around Atlanta | 2018

It’s officially the season for spooking and bewitching! We couldn’t be more excited to get into the Halloween spirit with our list of the Top 20 Halloween Happenings Around Atlanta for 2018.

With October finally here, 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 – and they’re not your typical bar crawl! 

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

Don’t miss the best event of the Halloween season at the  18th Annual Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade!

Event Details
Saturday | October 20th, 2018
NOON – 11:00 p.m.

Parade starts at 4:00 p.m.

Location
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! Highlights include one of the city’s favorite (and most festive!) parades, live entertainment, an artist market, delicious food, and so much more.

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Fall in Fourth Tour of Homes

Fall in the Fourth at the seventh annual Historic Fourth Ward Tour of Homes!

Event Details
Sunday | September 23rd, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location
Old Fourth Ward | Atlanta, GA

Tickets
 |$25

Enjoy the unique charms of the historic Old Fourth Ward as you explore a wide variety of incredible living spaces! Featuring stunning lofts, classic, and contemporary designs, the Tour of Homes will inspire modernists and traditionalists alike.

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Atlanta Streets Alive | Central

asa_logo_800pxAtlanta Streets Alive returns once more to take over the streets of Atlanta. Get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way!

Event Details
Sunday | September 30th, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Parade Lineup 3:30 p.m. for 4:00 p.m. Launch

Location
Central

Closed to motorized traffic, the Central route celebrates Atlanta’s Peachtree Street, from South Downtown through the city to Midtown.

Don’t miss out on the last Atlanta Streets Alive of 2018! The fun event celebrates Atlanta’s signature Peachtree street and a 3.1 stretch from Downtown to Midtown, which has been selected as one of the top five neighborhoods in the country by the American Planning Association.

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