Top 6 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

The New Year is here, and our resolutions are ready! Get the most out of the fresh start into 2018 with our Top 6 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday, January 4th – Sunday, January 7th, 2018.

From lacing up those ice skates to sightseeing Atlanta’s Christmas lights, there are plenty of ways to soak in the last of the holiday season! Explore the city’s favorite attractions while they’re dressed up for the holidays, recycle that old tree, and get jazzy at Atlanta’s favorite art museum.

Atlanta kicks off the new year unlike anywhere else, so come explore the city in a whole new way – and fall in love with all your favorite spots! With 6 unique and festive happenings through the long weekend, you’ll have no trouble keeping your resolutions.

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7 Ways to Commemorate MLK Day Around Atlanta

Martin Luther King Day is a day of remembrance, celebration, and commemoration.

We have you covered with all the happenings around Atlanta in honor of the national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday: January 15th, 2018.

  1. MLK Day 5K
    Not only does the race celebrate MLK Jr. Day, but Atlanta area schools, churches, community organizations and businesses are able to use the race as a fundraiser for their community-oriented initiatives. $5 of each registration from an approved organization will be returned to that organization for use in community efforts of its choice. Drummers every 50 meters will give the race a unique vibe that will transform the 3.1 miles into fast parade.  Just think…drummers will keep the beat as you streak through the Park! The 5K walk/run is a USATF certified 5K race course and a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier.

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Free Entrance Days in National Parks

With free admittance to all National Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the perfect time to celebrate all that America’s beautiful parks have to offer!

When
January 15th, 2018

All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived in honor of the holiday.

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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Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Save the dates as the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival returns for its 18th season!

Festival Dates
January 24th – February 15th, 2018

Venues
Films will be span across eight venues throughout Metro Atlanta:

Once again, the Festival features over 70 narratives and documentaries, representing more than 25 countries. Throughout the 23-day festival, guests will engage in the most compelling foreign and independent films. Regardless of genre, each film will fascinate, inspire, and expand your perspective!

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Bring One for the Chipper

Now that Christmas is over and you start to take the decorations down, you may think to yourself,  “What am I going to do with this tree?”It’s time to Bring One for the Chipper!

When
January 6th, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Instead of placing the tree on the curb (which will eventually end up in a landfill), bring it to one of the several “Bring One for the Chipper” tree recycling events. This annual Georgia Christmas tree recycling program has recycled almost
5 million trees.

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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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Marietta Chalktoberfest & Craft Beer Festival

Chalktoberfest returns to Marietta this Fall offering art, competition, and over 120 craft beers to enjoy!

Chalktober Fest
October 14th & 15th, 2017
FREE to Attend

Beer Festival
Saturday | October 14th, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$45 Advance | $50 Door

LOCATION
Atlanta Street and Anderson Street
Around Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art

30 Atlanta Street
Marietta, GA 30060

Chalktoberfest offers a wide variety of family fun, delicious food, and art – all in the heart of Marietta. Come out for a beautiful Fall day and explore the history and eclectic beauty only Marietta Square can offer!

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Great Atlanta Beer Fest

After 6 great years at Turner Field, the Great Atlanta Beer Fest is celebrating its 7th year at Suntrust Park!

WHEN
Saturday | October 7th, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

TICKETS
$45 Advance | $50 After September 28th | $65 Same Day

This year, patrons will be drinking beer inside the new stadium along the concourse, both levels of the Chop House, over at “The Sandlot” (kids zone).

Over 150 beers and ciders will be available alongside a healthy selection of 25+ wines.

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Marietta StreetFest

The Marietta StreetFest celebrates its 26th year as September’s beloved annual tradition and fundraiser for the Marietta Museum of History. Renown as a Top 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society, the annual StreetFest features antiques, classic cars, live music, an artist’s market, and more! 

Festival Dates
September 16th – 17th, 2017
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  | Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location
Marietta Square


Free & Open to the Public!

Marietta StreetFest is a great way to explore the surroundings and unique charm of Marietta Square! Guests are invited to browse the arts and craft booths, stroll down auto alley during the Hubcaps and History Cruise-In, and enjoy free family fun in Children’s Zone. NEW for 2017, military vehicles will be showcased at the Military & Specialty Vehicle cruise-In. Continue reading “Marietta StreetFest” »

Fall Atlanta Home Show & Outdoor Living Expo

homeshowThe 34th annual Atlanta Home Show and Outdoor Living Expo returns this Fall. For three days, Cobb Galleria will become home to all your home improvement needs with two shows in one!

When
September 8th – 10th, 2017
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where
Cobb Galleria Center
Two Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339

The Atlanta Home Show and Outdoor Living Expo is Georgia’s largest Fall Home Show, spanning the equivalent of three football fields worth of space. Over 300 companies come together each year to showcase their indoor and outdoor home improvement expositions of kitchens and baths, gutters, shutters, windows, doors, siding, and roofing. The Outdoor Living Expo will separately feature landscaped gardens, fire pits, ponds, as well as gardening and a variety of outdoor kitchen projects.

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