Top 19 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

Fall officially arrives this weekend, and Atlanta is definitely in the spirit to celebrate! Explore what’s happening all weekend long with our Top 19 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, September 20th – 23rd, 2018.

Kick off your weekend a bit early with unlimited tastes from Buckhead’s premier restaurants, or hop on over the the Atlanta Botanical Garden for a cocktail and some live entertainment. Some of the city’s favorite events take place all weekend long from the beloved Beltline Lantern Parade, Fourth Ward Tour of Homes, and a Fall Festival! Wine lovers will enjoy the wine varietals at Aqua Vino, City Winery’s Harvest Party, and the Kirkwood Wine Stroll. Looking for more family fun? The opportunities are endless with delicious food, kid-friendly entertainment, and more.

Whatever your tastes, this weekend has a variety of fun for all ages – and we have you covered with 19 unique happenings all weekend long!

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Taste of Atlanta

Atlanta’s premier food, wine, beer, and cocktail festival returns to its new home at Historic Fourth Ward Park, adjacent to the Atlanta Beltline! Find out what makes Atlanta the food capitol of the south at the Taste of Atlanta.

Event Details
October 19th – 21st, 2018

Festival Hours
Friday Kick-Off Party: 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. 
Saturday Festival: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Festival: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
VIP – Saturday & Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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

Celebrating its 17th year, the unforgettable 3-day festival takes attendees on a culinary tour through Atlanta’s best restaurants! With Atlanta’s best restaurants, live cooking stages, and hundreds of tastings, Taste of Atlanta keeps the fall festival fresh each and every year.

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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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Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2018 Season

beltlineThe 2018 season of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is celebrating its biggest year yet! Now in its 9th year, the exhibition will include more focus areas, new events, and a year-long temporary exhibition. 

Enjoy this year’s new collaborations, special exhibits, and experiences of community engagement – all spanning seven miles of trail on the east and west sides of Atlanta!

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Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival

Celebrate a free day of family fun with the 4th Annual Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival! The park features live music, food trucks, beer tastings, DIY lantern making, and much more!

Event Details
Saturday | September 22nd, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Location
830 Willoughby Way NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

The incredible family-friendly day wouldn’t be complete without the best viewing spot for the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade in the evening!

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Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade

Celebrate the opening of Art on the Atlanta Beltline with the Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade!

Event Details
Saturday | September 22nd, 2018
7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Location
Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail
660 Irwin St NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Free & Open to All Ages

Parade line-up will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Irwin Avenue at the start of the Eastside Trail. Participants will line up on the newly finished south section of the trail towards Edgewood Ave. The parade kicks-off at 8:00 p.m., traveling for two miles to the after-party at Park Tavern! 

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AMFM Summer Fest

Get ready for four days of art and entertainment at the Art.Movement.Film.Music (AMFM) Summer Fest on the Westside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine!

Event Details
Wednesday – Saturday | August 8th – 11th, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Location
The Bakery Atlanta
825 Warner Street SW
Atlanta, GA, 30310

Free for all ages!

As part of 2018 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, the festival will be filled with exhibitions, pop-ups, musical acts, a speaker series, food trucks, and so much more!

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Top 7 Labor Day Happenings Around Atlanta

Labor Day is quickly approaching, and we have you covered with our list of Top 7 Labor Day Happenings Around Atlanta: August 30th – September 3rd, 2018.

Fall is just around the corner! Before you pick up that pumpkin spice, be sure to check out the fun and festivities throughout the last weekend of Summer. 

From festivals to flavor, there is something for all ages and tastes this Labor Day Weekend – We have all the highlights!

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BeltLine Walls: Family Paint Day

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is hosting a Family Paint Day on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside during the “BeltLine Walls” mural installation this weekend!

Event Details
Saturday |  August 4th, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

In celebration of the 2018 exhibition season, local families are invited to paint alongside some of Atlanta’s most exciting muralists, enjoy a live DJ, and experience art on the Atlanta BeltLine! 

Through August 12th, “BeltLine Walls” muralists will paint their murals beneath the Lee Street/Murphy Avenue tunnel on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside. 

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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Summer Sizzle

Join Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for its 8th annual Summer Sizzle! Featuring fantastic food, summer cocktails, and live music, the unforgettable evening benefits the Marcus Autism Center.

Event Details
Friday | August 24th, 2018
7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Location
Summerour Studios
409 Bishop Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

At the chic send-off party, guests will also enjoy an exciting silent auction with the chance to win rare art and travel experiences. Over 400 Atlantans are expected to attend in support of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

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