Top 10 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

Summer is officially starting, and we couldn’t be more excited! 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.

Kick off the new season with 80 tons of sand at an outdoor beach party – right in the heart of the city! Sip on cocktails while mingling in Atlanta’s most beautiful gardens, catch an outdoor movie with the family, or wind down with some live jazz. This weekend is one to spend outdoors!

Whatever your tastes, we have you covered with the Top 10 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, June 20th – 23rd, 2019.

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WonderRoot Artists Market at Ponce City Market

Continuing each month through the year, the WonderRoot Artists Market at Ponce City Market returns on July 7th!

Event Details
Sunday | July 7th, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location
The Shed at Ponce City Market
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Featuring 40 artists each month, WonderRoot hosts an active market for creative people to sustain themselves and illuminate their skills. The Shed at Ponce City Market is a covered platform off of the Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail, making the Artists Market easily accessible for a lovely afternoon of shopping and browsing.

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The Atlanta BeltLine

Q: What is the Atlanta BeltLine?

A: The Atlanta BeltLine is an ongoing project that will connect 45 neighborhoods, including neighborhoods in Buckhead and Midtown Atlanta, by repurposing old railroad corridors into a 22 mile loop of streetcar transit, greenspace, plus walking and biking trails.

Q: Where will the BeltLine go?

A: The BeltLine makes a large loop winding through Atlanta’s Intown neighborhoods.  Neighborhoods along the route include Grant Park, East Atlanta, Virginia Highland, Ansley Park and the Buckhead Continue reading “The Atlanta BeltLine” »

Fourth of July Rooftop Bash | Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market’s annual Fourth of July Rooftop Bash is celebrating the red, white, and blue with Atlanta’s best panoramic skyline views and an evening to remember!

Event Details
Thursday | July 4th, 2019
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Location

The Roof at Ponce City Market
675 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30308

Come out to the rooftop of Ponce City Market for delicious barbecue, craft cocktails, live music, entertainment, and of course – Atlanta’s best panoramic firework views! 

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Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl

Atlanta’s largest and long-running Zombie Pub Crawl is celebrating its 10th anniversary, taking over local pubs and restaurants throughout the Virginia Highlands!

Event Details
Saturday | July 27th, 2019
4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Location
Diesel Filling Station
870 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30306

Registration starts at 3:00 p.m. Zombie makeup begins at 4:00 p.m.

Event is 21+ Over Only

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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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Atlanta Streets Alive | Cross-City

asa_logo_800pxAtlanta Streets Alive returns once more to take over the streets of Atlanta – This time, with its longest route yet! Get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way at the Atlanta Streets Alive Cross-City. 

Event Details
Sunday | June 9th, 2019
2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Parade Lineup 1:30 p.m. for 2:00 p.m. Launch

Location
Cross-City

Closed to motorized traffic, the Cross-City route combines both Eastside and Westside routes, activating DeKalb Avenue and Decatur Street all the way to Marietta Street and Howell Mill Road.

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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.

Festival Dates
June 1st – 2nd, 2019

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

Celebrating 36 years of art, food, and fun, Summerfest is a feast for the senses. Experience live bands, great art, local food, and celebrate summertime! 

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Atlanta Design Festival

Now in its 12th year, the Atlanta Design Festival (formerly Design is Human) devotes 9 days to the impact of design across economic, cultural, policy and social means — bringing the best ideas in international design to Atlanta.

Event Details
June 1st – 9th, 2019

In addition to satellite architecture tours, activities will span the whole city of Atlanta to include a number of showroom presentations, talks, installations, culinary creations, and more!

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