Virginia Highland Summerfest

Summertime is nearing, and it’s time to celebrate with the annual Virginia Highland Summerfest! The beloved family festival extends through the Virginia Highlands, filling every foot with something to experience.

Event Details

June 9th – 10th, 2018

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location

Summerfest is located on scenic and historic Virginia Avenue between North Highland Avenue and Park Drive. The 5K race begins at the eastern end of the festival just one block east of the intersection of Virginia and North Highland.

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Top 10 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

With so many great events all weekend long, a little rain can’t get us down! Kick off the exciting weekend ahead with our list of the Top 10 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, May 17th- 20th, 2018.

From authentic Greek flavors to mixing and mingling in the Gardens, all tastes (and ages!) will find ways to have fun all weekend. Lace up your tennis shoes for the Brookhaven Bolt, or simply to browse the homes of the Grant Park and Kirkwood neighborhoods. The Atlanta Cycling Festival kicks off this weekend, which is the perfect way to work up an appetite for the margaritas, tacos, and craft beer festivals ahead!

Whether you feel like venturing out alone or enjoying some time with friends and family, we have you covered with 10 unique happenings all weekend long!

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Concerts in the Garden | Atlanta Botanical Garden

Celebrated as the “Best Outdoor Concert Series” by Atlanta Magazine, Concerts in the Gardens returns for its 16th spectacular season!

Throughout the 2018 Summer series, 9 stellar shows will take place on the Great Lawn in Atlanta and at the Ivester Amphitheater in Gainesville.

Concerts in the Garden is the perfect opportunity to kick back under the stars, enjoy an incredible show, and take in the beautiful scenery only Atlanta has to offer! Pre-order meals for each concert are also available from Longleaf in Atlanta and Talk of the Town in Gainesville.

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11 Ways to Relax & Remember this Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend is quickly returning this May 26th – 28th, 2018!

From Thursday through Monday, we have you covered with 11 wonderful ways to relax, remember, and kick off the 3-day weekend a bit early.

Celebrate the men and women who defend our country while also kicking off the warmer weather with our Top 11 Happenings This Memorial Day Weekend.

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Member Preview Evenings – Imaginary Worlds

Be the first to experience Atlanta’s Botanical’s exquisite storybook exhibit, Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon A Time! Member Preview Evenings feature live music, imaginative entertainment, interactive activities, and discovery stations – fun for all ages!

Event Details
April 30th & May 1st | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
May 3rd | 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location
Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

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Cocktails in the Garden | Atlanta Botanical Garden

Cocktails in the Garden returns this Spring for another season of mixing and mingling every Thursday evening from May through September!

Event Details
Every Thursday
May – September, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Location
Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

Atlanta’s most beautiful cocktail party features specialty cocktails, live music and entertainment, games, and an after-hours look at ImaginaryWorlds! Throughout Cocktails in the Garden, guests are also invited to make dinner reservations at the beautiful Garden restaurant, Longleaf.

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Gardens For Connoisseurs Tour | Atlanta Botanical Garden

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens presents it annual Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour this Mother’s Day weekend!

Event Details
Saturday – Sunday | May 12th – 13th, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The beloved tour showcases 10 spectacular private gardens, giving gardening enthusiasts the opportunity to explore impressive garden designs! Both experienced garden connoisseurs and inquisitive garden novices will delight in this self-guided tour. Gain inspiration from the exquisite ideas showcased by talented landscape architects, garden designers, and local gardeners.

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Atlanta Dogwood Festival

The dogwoods are in full bloom, which means it’s time for Atlanta’s official kickoff into Spring! The city’s favorite springtime tradition returns with the 82nd Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

Event Details
April 13th – 15th, 2018

Location
Piedmont Park

A staple in Atlanta for over 80 years, more than 260 fine artists and hundreds of thousands of visitors will attend the three-day Festival!

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Atlanta Film Festival

The 2018 Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) returns for its 42nd annual celebration! The 10-day event will feature over 200 films, an incredible Kickoff Party, Writers Summits, and more!

Event Details
April 13th – 22nd, 2018

Participating Venues
Plaza Theatre | 7 Stages Theatre | Dad’s Garage Theater
787 Windsor | Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

The annual Springtime tradition is one of only two dozen Academy Award-qualifying film festivals in the country. The 2018 festival has received over 7,000 film submissions. Audiences will gather to experience the most cutting edge films across independent, international, documentaries, animated, and short film genres!

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Spring Festival on Ponce

The 7th Annual Spring Festival on Ponce returns to feature 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, delicious local fare, and fun for the whole family!

Event Details
April 7th – 8th, 2018
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location
Olmstead Linear Park
1788 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

Set against the beautiful backdrop of historic Olmsted Linear Park, Festival admission is free and all ages are welcome.

Step into Spring as you take in the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Frank Olmstead Sr. In addition to fine arts and crafts, visitors are invited to enjoy live acoustic entertainment, a fun-filled children’s area, and local food from Atlanta’s favorite gourmet food trucks.

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