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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2020 Guide to Atlanta’s Best Summer Movie Series

Summertime is coming, which means it’s time to shake up your movie routine! We will be updating this page as more showtimes and movies become available for 2020.

Whether you are looking for an outdoor family flick, a date night on the town, or to keep the kiddos busy during the week – We have you covered with the schedules, locations, and highlights to fill your summer with some budget-friendly fun for all ages!

Dates: May – September 2020

Locations: Brookhaven, Metro Atlanta, Midtown Atlanta, Candler Park, Duluth, and more. See schedules below.

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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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Atlanta Film Festival

This event has been cancelled for 2020.

The 2020 Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) returns for its 44th annual celebration! The 10-day event will feature over 200 films, an incredible Kickoff Party, Writers Summits, and more!

Event Details
April 30th – May 10th, 2020

Participating Venues
Plaza Theatre | 7 Stages Blackbox
Dad’s Garage Theater | Hilan Theatre
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church | Hotel Clermont
Highland Inn & Ballroom Lounge | Paris on Ponce

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!

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Top 6 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

The rain is clearing up, and there are clear skies ahead! Set out for some fun all weekend long with our Top 9 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, March 5th – March 8th, 2020.

Experience the best of Atlanta’s brunch flavors, explore Springtime in the city from flowers to family fun, and even  tap into your artistic side!

With a variety of events all throughout town, there’s something for everyone – and all ages! Whatever your tastes, we have you covered with a  full weekend ahead.

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CHOA Scrubs Party Presented by Rogers

The Scrubs Party is going virtual!  As a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the physical portion of the fundraiser is being cancelled. However, bidding in the silent auction, purchasing Range Rover raffle tickets, or Inspired Gift donations will remain open through March 16th at 12:00 NOON.

Presented by Rogers, the Scrubs Party has quickly become one the top five fundraising events for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta! Hosted by Emerging Leaders for Children’s (ELC), the 7th annual event will benefit Children’s Heart Research and Outcomes Center.

Event Details
Saturday | March 14th, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Location
The Fairmont
1429 Fairmont Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Come out to the unique setting at The Fairmont Atlanta for its lively cocktail scene, silent auction, and great music.

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2020 Guide to Atlanta’s Best Farmers Markets

If you’re anything like us, we are getting ready to shake off those Winter Blues! So when it comes to Springtime 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 2020 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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7 Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day Around Atlanta in 2020

Valentine’s Day is just a month away, so don’t delay on getting a jump on making the holiday special! You’ve made dinner reservations, why not bump it up a notch with some special holiday treats?

Whether you’re looking for a girls’ night out on the town or a unique way to surprise your Valentine, Atlanta has a lineup of events that are more special than ever for 2020.

From cooking classes to cocktails at Atlanta’s favorite attractions, we have you covered with our list of 6 Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day Around Atlanta in 2020.

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Atlanta Winter Wine Festival

Atlanta Wine Festival proudly offers two sessions at the Atlanta Winter Wine Fest, hosting over 50 wines, beer, live music, food, and fun!

Event Details
Saturday | January 18th, 2020

Session 1: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Session 2: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Location
City Winery at Ponce City Market
650 North Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Tickets
$45 Advance | $50 After January 10th | $60 Day of Event

General Admission includes beer, wine, mimosas, cider, entry to the festival, a souvenir acrylic wine glass, and entertainment!

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