Top 15 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

With sunny skies ahead, we are in the spirit of Summer! From a leisurely morning with the family at a local farmer’s market to cocktails in the garden, the weekend ahead is packed with fun for all tastes and ages.

Sip on cocktails while mingling in Atlanta’s most beautiful gardens, catch an outdoor movie or concert with the family, and explore an incredible variety of art. This weekend is serving up some serious summertime fun – right outside your doorstep!

Whatever your tastes, we have you covered with a long weekend ahead with our Top 8 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, July 18th – 21st, 2019.

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Piedmont Park Arts Festival

Known as one of the top art festivals in the nation, the 10th Annual Piedmont Park Arts Festival returns with two full days of art, family-friendly activities, and more!

Festival Dates
August 17th – 18th, 2019

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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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 at the Summer Edition of Pub Crawl on the BeltLine!

Event Details
Saturday | August 10th, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Check In Locations
Inman Park | Ponce | Midtown

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

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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 11th Annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival!

Event Details
Sunday | July 14th, 2019
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 from The Spazmatics and Ford Fry’s chef band, The Foo’d Fighters!, specialty food and beverage sponsors, a live auction, and mingling with the South’s top food writers, photographers, and chefs.

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Atlanta Ice Cream Festival + Fight Cancer Walk

Get the scoop on Atlanta & Wellness! The 9th Annual Atlanta Ice Cream Festival returns this Summer with endless fun for the whole family.

Event Date
Saturday | July 27th, 2019

Fight Cancer Walk
10:00 a.m.

Festival Hours
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location
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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AgLanta Eats | Atlanta Botanical Garden

Returning to the scenic Atlanta botanical Garden, AgLanta Eats is now celebrating its fourth year as the city’s hyper-local food festival! 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 15th, 2019
4:00 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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Chicken + Beer Festival | Piedmont Park

With over 100 beers, the Chicken + Beer Festival is mostly beer – with  a special twist! Join as local restaurants go head-to-head to battle it out as your choice for Atlanta’s Best Fried Chicken. 

Event Details
Saturday | June 15th, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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10 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July in 2019

With Summer only a few days away, it’s time to start planning your 4th of July festivities! We have you covered with 10 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July Around Atlanta in 2019.

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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Atlanta Moon Ride

The Atlanta Moon Ride, the first night-cycling event of its kind to come to the city, is back for its 7th annual celebration! Kick off the event with an incredible pre-party followed by a nighttime bike ride.

Event Details: Friday, June 7th, 2019
Festival Pre-Party | 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Ride Begins | 11:00 p.m.

Beginning at Piedmont Park, the ride will continue through Atlanta’s most social, eclectic neighborhoods! The 7-mile night bike ride is a great way to connect with the community while safely exploring the Highlands, Old Fourth Ward, Ponce City Market, and Atlanta Beltline neighborhoods.

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Sunset Sessions at Park Tavern

Sunset Summers returns in 2019 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. 

Event Details
Doors Open | 7:00 p.m.
Music | 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Location
Piedmont Park
521 Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Located conveniently off of the Atlanta BeltLine, performances will be held under the spacious, air conditioned Garden Tent of Park Tavern. With Piedmont Park and the Midtown Skyline as its backdrop, it’s the perfect way to spend a summer evening in Atlanta.

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