45th Annual Atlanta Film Festival

The 2021 Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) returns for its 45th annual celebration! The 10-day event will feature a variety of virtual content, drive-in screenings, and more. 

Event Details
April 22nd – May 2nd, 2021

The annual Springtime tradition is one of only two dozen Academy Award-qualifying film festivals in the country. The 2020 festival has received over 8,000 film submissions from 120+ countries around the world. Audiences will gather to experience the most cutting edge films across independent, international, documentaries, animated, and short film genres!

Ticketed attendees will enjoy access to:

  • Virtual screenings
  • In-person screenings
  • Drive-in films
  • Creative Conference Workshops & Panels (virtual)

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CHOA Scrubs Party | An Evening at Home

The 8th annual CHOA Scrubs Party returns in support of the new Behavioral and Mental Health Initiative at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta! Join An Evening at Home in support of providing children with healthy strategies for dealing with anxiety and stress. 

Event Details
Saturday | April 17th, 2021

Now, more than ever, children are in need of support in their mental health. At the event, guests will walk beside children, working to build resilience and emotional skills to face life’s ups and downs. 

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Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail Gateway Slated for April 2021 Completion

Including an elevator and stairs with bike runnels, the new access point for the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail is projected for completion in April. Construction on the project is being completed by New City Development, connecting the Eastside Trail to Historic Fourth Ward Park as part of the 22-mile loop.

Back in November 2020, glass was installed around the elevator shaft alongside the erection of two bridge structures. Formerly the Gateway Trail, the U-shaped path entwined landscaped grasses and trees to connect the trail to the park.  Throughout the construction, all area business have remained open, and the health of the surrounding oak trees have been preserved through nutrient injections. 

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8 Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day Around Atlanta in 2021

Valentine’s Day may be looking a little different this year, but we are here to help you kick the holiday up a notch! This year, the holiday falls on a weekend, so skip the same old dinner reservations and celebrate all weekend long. From virtual events to getting out to Atlanta’s favorite attractions, Valentine’s Day during a pandemic can still be a memorable and fun experience!

Whether you’re looking for time together with your sweetheart, a ladies’ night out, or even just a way to shake up your weekend, we have you covered with our list of 8 Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day Around Atlanta in 2021.

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2021 Guide to Atlanta’s Best Farmers Markets

If you’re anything like us, we are getting ready to shake off those 2020 Blues! So when it comes to the new year in Atlanta, we can think of two things: enjoying everything fresh and getting outdoors! Grab those market bags and get ready to experience the city’s local flavors at their very best with our 2021 Guide to Atlanta’s Best Farmers Markets.

Enjoy a leisurely Saturday morning sipping hot brewed coffee as you stroll through a rainbow of organic produce, listening to live music and exploring local art. Even the kids will enjoy the variety of family-friendly options, including activity centers, baby animals, picnics, and more! 

Shopping local has never been easier, and Atlanta turns a weekly stop for food into a remarkable experience for everyone.

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Top 5 Happenings to Ring in 2021 Around Atlanta

This year has looked a little different, and the holidays have been no exception! With so many changes over the past several months, it can be tricky to find a way to celebrate the New Year that we are all so eager to embrace.

We have you covered with our Top 5 Ways to Ring in the New Year Around Atlanta for 2021!

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Your 2020 Guide to Halloween Happenings Around Atlanta

Now with even more festivities, we’ve updated our guide to help you get the most out of your socially-distanced spooky season.

It’s officially the season for spooking and bewitching! We couldn’t be more excited to get into the Halloween spirit with Your 2020 Guide to Halloween Happenings Around Atlanta.

This year may look a little different, but there are plenty of ways to get festive all month long. From family-friendly activities to virtual events and everything in between, 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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Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival

Celebrate Emerging Artists with the art-rich history of Atlanta at the Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival! After being postponed earlier this year due to concerns over COVID-19, the festival is a great opportunity to jump into Fall and support local artists.

Festival Dates
October 3rd – 4th, 2020

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

Named “Best New Event” by the Southeast Festivals and Events Association, the beloved two-day arts festival has become the perfect embodiment of the neighborhood’s artistic innovation! The celebration of community and tradition is presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces for people of all ages, races, customs and interests. 

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Atlanta Cycling Festival

Due to safety concerns over the spread of COVID-19, the Atlanta Cycling Festival has been postponed until the Fall of 2020. Updates to come!

The 7th Annual Atlanta Cycling Festival returns for a celebration all about cycling! The week-long festival includes bike rides, classes, and parties located all throughout Atlanta.

Event Details TBA

Themed rides and events will continue throughout the Festival Week with events for art lovers, cyclists who love great cocktails, rides with your babies, and of course the Big Opening Bash!

Bring your helmets, bike lights, sun screen, and some water – and join in at one of the festival’s unique events! From family rides to cocktail hour, the Atlanta Cycling Festival will have something for everyone, including riders of all levels and abilities.

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