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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ELEVATE Atlanta: Enlighten

ELEVATE: Enlighten transforms the city through visual art, performances, and cultural events at Atlanta’s annual art festival!

WHEN
October 14th – 21st, 2016

WHERE
Downtown Atlanta

All Events are Free & Open to the Public

Hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, ELEVATE highlights what makes Atlanta so unique while exploring its potential for the future. This year’s “Enlighten” theme will focus on the diverse identities that form Downtown Atlanta while providing free, quality cultural experiences. In hopes of increasing cultural and economic vitality, ELEVATE will feature local, national, and international art and artists.

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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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Taste of Atlanta

Atlanta’s premier food, wine, beer, and cocktail festival has found a new home at Historic Fourth Ward Park! Find out what makes Atlanta the food capitol of the south at the Taste of Atlanta.

WHEN
October 20th – 22nd, 2017

NEW LOCATION
Historic Fourth Ward Park
680 Dallas St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Celebrating its 16th year, the unforgettable 3-day festival takes attendees on a culinary tour through Atlanta’s best restaurants! With over 90 restaurants, 3 live cooking stages, and hundreds of tastings, Taste of Atlanta keeps the fall festival fresh each and every year.

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Official Westside Trail Ribbon Cutting

The long-awaited 3-mile addition to the Atlanta BeltLine is officially here! Join Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., and the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership for the Ribbon Cutting For the Westside Trail.

When
Friday | September 29th, 2017
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where
Gordon White Park
1350 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta, GA, 30310

The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will begin at 4:00 p.m. with the Community Celebration to follow from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Events will take place in Gordon White Park at the intersection of White Street and Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard in the historic West End.

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Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta Celebration

Creative Loafing is celebrating their 2017 Best of Atlanta issue, and they’re coming to Terminal West! Come out for the best music, food, and art Atlanta has to offer – all in one place.

When
Thursday | September 28th, 2017
8:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

General Admission | $25
21 & Over

Where
Terminal West
887 West Marietta St., Studio C
Atlanta, GA 30318


The iconic celebration is better than ever! Come out to celebrate the city’s best sights, sounds, and tastes – all wrapped up into one sensational event. Past and present winners will join forces to celebrate the best of Atlanta Issue like never before!

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Atlanta Humane Society Bark ‘N Brew

Want to save lives and have a great night? Join the Atlanta Humane Society for Bark ‘N Brew!

When
Saturday, September 16th, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Where
SweetWater Brewery
195 Ottley Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

With proceeds to benefit those affected to by Hurricane Harvey, guests are invited to mingle with some of the best looking people and dogs in Atlanta.

Have a four-legged pup of your own? They’re welcome to join the party on the patio!

Tickets | $55
Tickets include a commemorative SweetWater glass, beer tickets, and food samples from some of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants
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Atlanta Streets Alive!

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!

Date

Sunday | September 24th, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location

Central Atlanta celebrates Atlanta’s signature Peachtree Street from the heart of the city in Downtown through Midtown.

Closed to motorized traffic, the 3-mile route along Peachtree and S. Broad  is opened to people on foot, bike, and other human-powered activities. Come take part in the family-friendly fun by biking, skating, walking and rolling down the streets!

The free event transforms the streets of Atlanta into a public park open to the community. There is no beginning or end, so hop on in wherever you’d like!

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Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre Inaugural Season Celebration & Fundraiser

The Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre invites you to an exclusive preview performance at their Inaugural Season Celebration and Fundraiser! Attending guests will make a  profound impact on the founding of Atlanta’s newest and most exciting arts venture.

When
Thursday | September 7th, 2017
7:00 p.m.

Where
Westside Cultural Arts Center
760 10th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Tickets
$250

The evening will feature a preview performance by TMBT, a Fall Season Reveal, and first access to buying Season Tickets. Guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, live music and dancing, valet service, and exclusive merchandise.

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