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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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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Top 10 New Years Eve Events in Atlanta

With so many parties and events, it can be tricky narrowing down your New Year’s Eve plans around Atlanta! We have you covered with the Top 10 New Years Eve Events in Atlanta to shake up the holiday as you ring in 2018.

While the Peach Drop is a beloved Atlanta classic, some party-goers may want a little something different. After you’ve made your dinner reservations, enjoy unique twists on beloved events, wear your best cocktail attire, or even find some fun for the kids!

And we don’t just stop at New Year’s Eve – We have plans well into New Years Day.  From breaking old resolutions to making some new ones, Atlanta has plenty to celebrate as we enter the new year!

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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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