Top 15 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

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! 

With two iconic home tours and a variety of tasting events, Atlantans will be at no shortage for flavor and variety throughout the city’s most eclectic neighborhoods. Catch an outdoor movie or concert, enjoy art for children and adults alike, and soak up the beautiful weekend ahead!

Whatever your tastes, we have you covered with the Top 15 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, May 16th – 19th, 2019.

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Candler Park Music & Food Festival

Celebrating 11 years in Candler park, the Candler Park Music & Food Festival returns to bring another incredible lineup of music, food, and fun to Candler Park!

Festival Dates
Friday & Saturday
May 31st – June 1st, 2019

Festival Hours
Friday – 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday – Noon – 11:00 p.m.

Location
Candler Park
585 Candler Park Drive NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307

The festival is a favorite among foodies and music lovers alike, and we have all the highlights!

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Best of Brookhaven Spotlight – Arnette’s Chop Shop

Spend your summer at the hottest spot in Brookhaven! Arnette’s Chop Shop, named “Best New Steakhouse” by Atlanta Magazine, is a modern expression of the classic American steakhouse.

The dining room’s warm ambiance is filled with custom wood and leather booths, banquettes and tables, and a show-stopping 15 foot by 5 foot painting of a longhorn by contemporary artist, Carrie Penley. 

The rooftop bar is the perfect place for happy hour or a night cap after dinner. The bar is adorned with paintings of music legends including Hendrix, Bowie, Jagger and more.  Nothing beats a summer evening spent on the upstairs lanai at Word of Mouth Restaurants’ newest venture!

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Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

It’s time to get fired up! From Texas to D.C., the Ninth Annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival spotlights the rich food and beverage traditions of the South!

Event Details
May 30th – June 2nd, 2019

Location
Located in Midtown, the festival will primarily take place at Loews Hotel Atlanta with tasting tents throughout Historic Fourth Ward Park in addition to festival dinners and events located throughout town.

Join over 10,000 fellow wine and food lovers to sip, sample, and savor the South! The four-day weekend showcases more than 250 chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, and industry insiders from 13 Southern states as they share their traditions and exceptionally curated flavors. Known as the first culinary festival in the nation dedicated to showcasing the rich food and beverage traditions of the South, the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival offers a fulfilling variety of weekend activities!

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10 Ways to Celebrate Mothers Day Around Atlanta | 2019

Spring is in full bloom, which means it’s that special time of year again – The time to celebrate the Mom in your life! Mother’s Day is quickly approaching on Sunday, May 12th, 2019.

From smelling roses to sipping rosé, there’s something special for every Mom’s taste! Enjoy some family time outside riding bikes or illuminating the night, or treat mom to an evening on the town – or even an afternoon of sipping and sampling all to herself. 

No matter where you’re celebrating, we have you covered with our  list of the Top 10 Ways to Celebrate Mom Around Atlanta in 2019.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Kirkwood Spring Fling & Tour of Homes

See why Kirkwood residents love their neighborhood at the 17th annual Kirkwood Spring Fling Festival & Tour of Homes!

Festival Date & Time
Saturday | May 18th, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

5K Road Race
Downtown Kirkwood | 8:30 a.m.

Tour of Homes
Saturday & Sunday
Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Location
Bessie Branham Park
2051 Delano Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30317

Start the weekend off with the Festival 5K, stroll through the artists market, and catch some live music! Kids can work up an appetite at the kids area before enjoying delicious food from local vendors or at the BBQ competition. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome!

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Shaky Knees Festival

The 7th annual Shaky Knees Festival returns this Spring to take over Central Park, and tickets are now on sale!

Event Details
Friday – Sunday | May 3rd – 5th, 2019
Gates Open 11:30 a.m.

Location
Central Park
400 Merritts Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

With over 60 bands, Shaky Knees is a rock-lover’s dream. Since its inception in 2013, Shaky Knees has featured a diverse lineup ranging from world-renowned acts to up-and-coming artists.

This year’s lineup features headlining performances from: Tame Impala, Beck, Incubus, and Cage the Elephant

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PCM Oyster Social

Nothing pairs better with happy hour than oysters, and the inaugural PCM Oyster Social is serving them up fresh at an unforgettable evening!

Event Details
Thursday | March 28th, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location
Ponce City Market – Roof
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

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Brookhaven Food Truck Nights

With the weather starting to warm up, food truck season is beginning to pick up! ,Enjoy Brookhaven’s best flavors  each week as the food trucks are return with Brookhaven Food Truck Nights.

Event Details
Kicks Off Wednesday, May 27th, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Continues through October 

Location
Blackburn Park
3493 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30319

When the workweek comes along, put down those pots and pans and head out for a fun, casual dinner with the family! With several local food trucks to choose from, even the pickiest eaters will find something delicious to try. The fun continues with a bounce house, activities for children, and live entertainment!

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Top 10 Atlanta Area Easter Events

Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start dyeing eggs and searching for the Easter Bunny! We have put together a list of the Top 10 Atlanta Area Easter Events in 2019 so you and your family can make the most of your Easter weekend!

Break bread with friends and family, meet the Easter bunny, hunt for eggs, and enjoy the beauty of Atlanta.

We have you covered with all the highlights!

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