Atlanta Pride Survival Guide
Welcome to Atlanta, home of the largest Pride Festival in the Southeast. Here are a few tips to help you navigate around the festival and the city. Be safe and have fun.
- Official Pride Schedule
First things first: Here’s the complete list of Pride events, because we don’t want you to miss a thing.
- Weather Forecast
The long-range forecast for Atlanta Pride brings warm daytime temps (in the low 80s) and cooler nighttime temps (in the 70s). Right now, there’s no rain in the forecast, but it wouldn’t hurt to be prepared.
- Rapid Transit
Piedmont Park is headquarters for Atlanta Pride, but if you need or want to, say, go into Buckhead, walk to the Arts Center Marta Station, just behind the Woodruff Arts Center, and hop a northbound train to the Buckhead station on the red line or Lenox station on the gold line. You also can take Marta straight from the airport to a station nearest your hotel.
- Georgia Law
Talking on your cell phone or even having it in your hands while driving is against the law in Georgia. Officers will not give you a warning ticket. You will be fined.
You’ll undoubtedly want to unwind with friends while enjoying a cocktail or a cold one. Here’s a guide to Downtown nightlife and yet another to nightlife in Buckhead. If dive bars are your thing, then check this list. And, finally, Edgewood Avenue has become a hot spot for nightlife that you may wish to check out.
- If You Forgot Something
Perhaps you forgot your toothbrush or you need some protein bars. Head a little north on Piedmont Avenue to Ansley Mall, where you’ll find CVS and Publix as well as Starbucks, Panera Bread and a whole lot more. There’s a Kroger just a few steps away, too. Please remember to hydrate throughout the festival. Perhaps pick up some water while you’re at the drugstore or grocery store.
- Southern Eats-Barbecue and Fried Chicken
If you have a hankering for some great ‘cue, take a look at our Barbecue Smackdown. Or if it’s fried chicken you crave, we’re here to help.
- Food Halls
Atlanta is home to several outstanding food halls. Read about all of them here, and learn about specific restaurants at Krog Street Market here.
- Music, Music, Music
If you’re feeling jazzy then scan this list. If you love DJs you’ll want to read this.
- Mimosas anyone?
Here’s where to get bottomless mimosas in Atlanta.
- Romance in the stars?
Consider one of Atlanta’s top date-night restaurants.
- Family Time
If you’ve brought the kids, take a look at this list of where to stay in Atlanta with kids, kid-friendly things to do on weekends and playgrounds perfect for families.
Remember to bring a portable charger because, Yikes!, your phone may run out of charge just when the perfect photo appears in front of you.
Explore Atlanta’s LGBT community here. And look here to learn more about Atlanta’s LGBT bars and nightlife.
- Heckuva Deal
If you are going to be in Atlanta for a few days, consider purchasing a CityPASS to the city’s top attractions. If will save you 40%. Find out the details here.
For even more things to do in Atlanta, click onto our 50 fun things to do or scroll through our calendar of events.
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