Top 13 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

Get the most out of Summer all weekend long with out list of the Top 9 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, July 19th – 22nd, 2018.

Kick off the weekend with some sips and strolls through the Atlanta Botanical Garden, an outdoor movie, or an iconic outdoor concert! Art and competition heat up all weekend long at the BB&T Atlanta Open, live performances, and plenty of visual art to explore.

Whether you feel like a day of family fun, relaxation, or getting active outside, we have you covered with 9 unique happenings all weekend long!

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First Fridays at High Museum of Art

Come out for an evening of art-making, music, and live performances during First Fridays at High Museum of Art! Celebrate the new special exhibit, Outliers and American Vanguard Art with August’s First Friday!

Event Details
Friday | August 3rd, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location
High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309

Free with Museum Admission

The First Friday of August invites you to an event that is part-art party, part-happy hour, and all-memorable! We have you covered with all of the highlights.

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Piedmont Park Arts Festival

Known as one of the top art festivals in the nation, the 9th Annual Piedmont Park Arts Festival returns with two full days of art, family-friendly activities, and more!

Festival Dates
August 18th – 19th, 2018

Festival Hours
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Festival Location
Piedmont Park
1215 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

Featuring nearly 250 regional artists, the festival emphasizes visual arts and family fun. Explore the works of talented painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters!

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AgLanta Eats | Atlanta Botanical Garden

Formerly known as Taste of AgLanta, AgLanta Eats is now celebrating its third year with a new name and a fresh look at one of the city’s most incredible venues – the Atlanta Botanical Garden! Bring your appetites for delicious fare crafted from the freshest ingredients from local farms, all prepared by Atlanta’s top chefs.

Event Details
Monday | July 16th, 2018
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location
Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

All ages are welcome, so bring the entire family for an enchanting evening of delicious food, live music, activities, and more!

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Pub Crawl on the BeltLine: Summer Edition

From Krog Street Market to Park Tavern, the East Side Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine connects some of the best restaurants and bars in town. Join your friends and local community to try them all!

Event Details
Saturday |August 11th, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tickets
$30

The Summer Edition Pub Crawl will feature amazing food and drink specials with up to 5 complimentary beverages at locations along the crawl. Jump into Summer with your friends as you crawl your way along the Beltline!

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Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

de02e4_6a939b56e2044ed3a33d27672894c37cGet the scoop on Atlanta & Wellness! The 8th Annual Atlanta Ice Cream Festival returns this Summer with endless fun for the whole family.

Event Details
July 28th, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location
The Meadows at Piedmont Park
10th Street & Charles Allen Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30306

Entertainment will feature marching bands, Atlanta’s best drum lines, ice cream eating contests, live demonstrations, and outdoor activities. Enjoy delicious treats while finding ways to burn off the calories at the Hula Hoop Competition, Jump Rope Fun, Frisbee Toss, Double Dutch Routines, and so much more!

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2018 Music Midtown Lineup Announced

musicmidtownMusic Midtown returns to Piedmont Park, and the festival is bigger and better than ever!

September 15th & 16th, 2018
Saturday | 12:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday | 12:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Festival gates open at 12:00 NOON both days.

Piedmont Park
521 Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Headlining this year’s event will be performances from: Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons, Post Malone, and Fall Out Boy. A variety of diverse performers will also be featured across four stages stages. Joining the two-day music extravaganza will include a lineup of new rock, pop, and rap acts from Khalid, Janelle Monae, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and Gucci Mane – among others!

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10 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July in 2018

With Summer only a few days away, it’s time to start planning your 4th of July plans! We have you covered with 10 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July Around Atlanta in 2018.

All through Atlanta, the city is in the spirit with a variety of events!

From the family-friendly to an adult night on the town, there’s something for everyone.

Kick off the morning with a festive parade, explore a new neighborhood, and end the exciting holiday with a number of spectacular fireworks. The festivities are stretching all through the holiday weekend and into the week, so you won’t want to miss a moment of the fun!

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Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

Atlanta’s most notable chefs and mixologists join together to compete with their tastiest tomato concoctions at the 10th annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival!

Event Details
Sunday | July 15th, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location
Westside Provisions District
1100-1210 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318

Throughout the competition, each chef and mixologist is paired up with a local farmer to create a signature tomato-themed dish in their fight to win the Killer Tomato crown and cape. Attendees will enjoy dozens of tomato-based treats and cocktails!

Festivities will also include live music fromG. Love and Special Sauce, entertainment, specialty food and beverage sponsors, and mingling with the South’s top food writers, photographers, and chefs.

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Sunset Sessions at Park Tavern

Sunset Summers returns in 2018 for another great music series at Park Tavern on Sunday evenings!

The weekly concerts continue all summer long with alternative performances from Atlanta’s most buzz-worthy artists through September. Don’t miss the Grand Finale this Sunday, September 23rd!

The concert series is free, and all shows run from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

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