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11/14/20 – 1/3/21

Stone Mountain Christmas

Each day of Stone Mountain Christmas, you can enjoy park attractions including Summit Skyride, Scenic…

Stone Mountain Park

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Every day for 5 weeks until 01/08/2021

Winter Wonderland at Fernbank

Enjoy a season of celebrations during Fernbank’s annual Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the…

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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1/1/21

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl has always been one of the country’s most exciting college football…

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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Every day for 12 weeks until 02/28/2021

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Though the pandemic has changed our way of life, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival remains…

Various Locations

Editor’s pick

4/23/21 – 4/25/21

SweetWater 420 Fest

Sweetwater 420 Fest’s lineup includes Oysterhead, Trey Anastasio Band, Gary Clark Jr., Joe Russo’s Almost…

Centennial Olympic Park

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5/21/21 – 5/22/21

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival

The Atlanta Caribbean Carnival celebrates the Caribbean this May, promoting a broader understanding and deeper…

Central Park

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9/18/21 – 9/19/21

Music Midtown

Music Midtown features a diverse lineup of over 30 artists across 4 stages. Be it…

Greystone at Piedmont Park

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1/14/22 – 3/13/22

The Obama Portraits Tour

From the moment of their unveiling at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in February 2018,…

High Museum of Art

Hot Event

Every day for 6 weeks until 01/18/2021

Atlanta Festival of Lights

The 1st annual Atlanta Festival of Lights is a great way to celebrate the season…

Atlantic Station- Pinnacle Site

Hot Event

Every day for 0 weeks until 12/06/2020

The Nutcracker Drive-In Movie Experience

For five nights in December, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre’s surface lot will be transformed…

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Hot Event

12/5/20 – 12/31/20

Celebrations in Light Programs

We’re exploring this chilly season with some cool science, art, and stage programming complete with…

Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Hot Event

12/5/20

Children’s Christmas Parade

As a true Atlanta holiday tradition, the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade has grown…

Online

Hot Event

12/5/20 – 12/31/20

Holiday Bricktacular LEGOLAND

Jump into a Winter Wonderland of LEGO Fun at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta! From December…

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta

Hot Event

Every day for 8 weeks until 01/31/2021

PRISM: Winter Lights at Woodruff Park

Back for its second year, PRISM: Winter Lights at Woodruff Park, presented by the Atlanta…

Woodruff Park

Hot Event

Multiple weekdays for 2 weeks until 12/20/2020

Hope For A Holiday Show

Join us for a physically and safe disDANCED evening under the stars featuring members of…

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Hot Event

12/31/20

New Year’s Bubble Bash

Countdown to 2021 with Atlanta’s favorite NYE party for families! Join Children’s Museum of Atlanta…

Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Hot Event

2/5/21 – 2/7/21

USA CBD Expo Atlanta

USA CBD Expo Atlanta – The Nation’s Largest CBD Event The Nation’s Largest CBD Event…

Georgia World Congress Center

Hot Event

Every weekend for 26 weeks until 06/06/2021

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

Step inside the gates of Newcastle and find yourself transported back to 16th-century England! Our…

6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd.

Hot Event

7/11/21 – 7/13/21

Southern-Fried Gaming Expo

The Southern-Fried Gaming Expo is a 3-day fan convention focused exclusively on gaming. SFGE is…

Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Convention Center

Hot Event

8/24/21 – 9/26/21

HAMILTON

Performances begin March 31, 2020 Hamilton is the story of America’s founding father, Alexander Hamilton,…

Fox Theatre

Hot Event

9/17/21 – 9/19/21

Imagine Music Festival

Imagine Music Festival is Atlanta’s electronic dance music festival, featuring top EDM headliners that will…

Bouckaert Farms

Hot Event

Every day for 4 weeks until 01/03/2021

Candy Rush presented by World of Illumination

The world’s largest holiday drive-through animated light show comes to Marietta! A delicious whimsical wonderland…

White Water Park – Six Flags Over Georgia White Water Park

Hot Event

Every day for 6 weeks until 01/16/2021

Garden Lights Holiday Nights

Be among the first to experience the 10th annual holiday lights show before it opens…

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Inc.

Hot Event

Every day for 3 weeks until 12/27/2020

The Nutcracker 2020 Experience!

We’re excited to announce The Nutcracker 2020 Experience! We will host The Nutcracker Drive-In movie…

Multiple Locations

Hot Event

Every day for 4 weeks until 01/04/2021

Fantasy In Lights

It’s the most magical time of the year! Fantasy In Lights at Callaway Resort &…

Callaway Gardens

Hot Event

Every day for 11 weeks until 02/21/2021

Lakeside Lights Spectacular

Kick start your holidays with a visit to Margaritaville’s all-new Lakeside Lights Spectacular for a…

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands

Hot Event

11/21/20 – 1/3/21

Holiday in the Park

Christmas trees and more than one million LED lights to create holiday magic select nights…

Six Flags Over Georgia Railroad

Every day for 4 weeks until 12/31/2020

Lights of LIFE at Life University

The Life University campus is being decorated for the annual Lights of LIFE seasonal celebration….

Life University

Multiple weekdays for 2 weeks until 12/22/2020

Dashing Through The Snow

Directed by Cathe Hall Payne November 27 – December 22, 2020 Fridays and Saturdays at…

OnStage Atlanta

Every day for 3 weeks until 12/24/2020

Visit Santa at Lenox Square

Simon® is pleased to announce a safe and socially distanced Santa visit for families as…

Lenox Square

Every weekend for 3 weeks until 12/27/2020

Christmas at Creekwater Alpaca Farm

Come enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas with all our Alpaca buddies, Prince the Magical Pony, four…

Creekwater Alpaca Farm

Every weekend for 2 weeks until 12/19/2020

Santa at Rhodes Hall

Skip the malls, avoid the long lines and have a memorable Santa experience for the…

Rhodes Hall

Every day for 3 weeks until 12/25/2020

25 Days of Christmas

The Atlanta Concert Band will be performing our annual Christmas Concert beginning December first. Each…

Online

Every day for 0 weeks until 12/07/2020

Georgia Women’s Food Fest

Taste of Atlanta, the James Beard Foundation & Let’s Talk (a community of female-owned restaurateurs)…

Online

Every day for 1 weeks until 12/13/2020

buckheadRUN! Virtual Holiday 5K

buckheadRUN!, Livable Buckhead’s 2nd annual 5K race, returns with a holiday flair and in a…

Online

12/4/20

11Alive Holiday Can-A-Thon

Nearly 800,000 people in metro Atlanta are food insecure and simply don’t have regular access…

Multiple Locations

Every day for 2 weeks until 12/23/2020

A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play

Don’t miss the Alliance Theatre’s drive-in production of the holiday classic A Christmas Carol: The…

Summerhill Neighborhood Parking Lot

Multiple weekdays for 1 weeks until 12/13/2020

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker

Nutcracker seating is limited this year due to social distancing requirements of the Infinite Energy…

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre

Every day for 0 weeks until 12/05/2020

Roswell UMC Christmas Gift & Craft Show

Roswell United Methodist Church Youth Ministry presents our 3rd annual Christmas Gift & Craft Show….

Roswell United Methodist Church

Every Friday for 2 weeks until 12/18/2020

Snow in Downtown Alpharetta

A flurry of snow is coming to downtown Alpharetta’s Town Green from 6-7pm on the…

Village Green by Alpharetta City Hall

12/5/20

Back to Nature Holiday Market

Shop Local this holiday season! Explore local artisans who have unique handmade and/or eco-friendly gifts…

Chattahoochee Nature Center

12/5/20

Books Over Brunch

Books Over Brunch ft. Author & Playwright Nykieria Chaney – 12/5/20.

City Winery – Atlanta

Every day for 0 weeks until 12/06/2020

Cookies with Santa

Be here when Santa makes his first stop– Zoo Atlanta! Bring the little ones for…

Zoo Atlanta

12/5/20

Refuge Holiday Market

The purpose of our Holiday Market is to create a place where refugee, and local…

Refuge Coffee Co.

Every Saturday for 2 weeks until 12/19/2020

Shop the Mart Saturday

Shop AmericasMart Building 3, Floors 6 & 7. Take advantage of Atlanta’s most exclusive shopping…

Amsterdam Atlanta

Every day for 0 weeks until 12/07/2020

Victorian Holiday at Oakland Cemetery

Indulge in the seasonal spirit at Oakland Cemetery! Returning for its sixth year, Victorian Holiday…

Oakland Cemetery

12/6/20

NIA Holiday Event

We understand the holidays can be difficult for the families of incarcerated individuals. That is…

Buckhead Space

12/9/20

Virtual Art Gone Wild

Zoo Atlanta and Sips n Strokes partner to bring a wild art experience to you…

Online

Every day for 1 weeks until 12/12/2020

A Sugarloaf Ballet Christmas

Join the Sugarloaf Youth Ballet at their annual Christmas celebration at the Infinite Energy Center….

Infinite Energy Arena

Every day for 1 weeks until 12/13/2020

Christmas Trees in Loudermilk Park

Nearly 40 Christmas trees will add a festive spirit to Charlie Loudermilk Park from Friday,…

Charlie Loudermouth Park

12/11/20

Fernbank After Dark

Bring your best holiday cheer for a night of festive fun featuring after-hours access to…

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Every day for 1 weeks until 12/13/2020

Sleigh-in Movies

On the second full weekend in December, Livable Buckhead in partnership with the Buckhead Village…

309 Buckhead Ave. NE

12/11/20

Socially Distant with Levi Lowrey

Socially Distant with Levi Lowrey Friday, December 11, 2020 at 8:00 PM Live at Red…

Eddie Owen Presents @ Red Clay Music Foundry

12/12/20

Hot Chocolate Crawl

On Saturday, December 12th Livable Buckhead invites visitors to stroll along Peachtree Road between Lenox…

Lenox Square

Every day for 3 weeks until 12/24/2020

Santa arrived IN PERSON

Santa’s on his way to Greenbriar Mall! The magic of the holidays is here, and…

Greenbriar Mall

12/13/20

Drive in Chanukah

Celebrate Chanukah with Chabad Intown On Sunday, December 13th, Chabad Intown and Ponce City Market…

Ponce City Market

12/18/20

December Friday Jazz

Friday Jazz in December and January will take cues from the remarkable works of painter…

High Museum of Art

Multiple weekdays for 3 weeks until 12/27/2020

Virtual Ugly Sweater Party

End 2020 with a Virtual Ugly Sweater Party with laughs, fun, and gourmet treats. You…

Online

12/25/20

Christmas Celebration

It’s a celebration every time we link up! Christmas Party at Josephine Lounge will be…

Josephine Lounge

12/31/20

BROTHERHOOD (Doobie Brothers Tribute)

Brotherhood is made up of eight veteran musicians, which include three guitarists, two drummers (just…

Eddie Owen Presents @ Red Clay Music Foundry

12/31/20

New Years Eve Party

New Years is around the corner, make sure you book your table early to start…

Josephine Lounge

Every day for 8 weeks until 01/31/2021

Unexpected Play Festival

Presented by Theatrical Outfit, this month-long festival celebrates new work by local playwrights, all heard…

Online

2/12/21 – 3/7/21

The Mountain Top

The Mountain top is a fictional retelling of how Martin Luther King Jr. spent his…

Theatre in the Square

2/13/21

ATL Afro Street Market

An unforgettable shopping experience with great entertainment. Shop with a wide range of minority- owned…

Clarkston Community Center (near Decatur, GA)

Every day for 11 weeks until 02/21/2021

Bridal Open House – Forever Eternal

Only the best vendors in the wedding industry of Atlanta Buckhead, Georgia are showcased at…

3 Alliance Center

2/26/21

Fabulous Comedy Festival

Mike Epps. Lavell Crawford. DC Young Fly. Jess Hilarious. Come out for an amazing night…

State Farm Arena

4/29/21

Community Champion Awards

The second annual Community Champion Awards will recognize three honorees for their outstanding leadership and…

Georgia Aquarium

6/5/21

Swedish Jam Factory

Swedish Jam Factory is a tap dance/music duo based in Los Angeles, California, pioneering a…

Elm Street Event Green

6/24/21

Paul Thorn

Raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, among the same spirits (and some of the actual people) who…

Eddie Owen Presents @ Red Clay Music Foundry

11/30/21 – 12/4/21

Georgia Festival of Trees

Georgia Festival of Trees is a community event that seeks to unite residents of Atlanta…

Georgia World Congress Center

Every Saturday for 4 weeks until 12/12/2020

Cake Decorating Class

Our class is to teach kids and teens ages 5-18 how to become a cake…

The Watson Academy

11/20/20 – 12/6/20

The Gift of the Magi 2.0

Christmas isn’t about the gifts – it’s about the people you spend it with. You…

Theatre in the Square

Every day for 3 weeks until 12/24/2020

Santa at Avalon

Ho, ho, ho! Beginning Nov. 23, the jolly man in red will take up residence…

Avalon

Multiple weekdays for 4 weeks until 01/03/2021

Holiday Tree Trail

Discover holiday-themed trees nestled throughout the Garden created by artists, businesses and staff. Restrictions: *…

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Gainesville

Multiple weekdays for 4 weeks until 01/03/2021

Stan the Lovesick Snowman

See How Loves Wins in the End Based on the Hans Christian Andersen short story…

Center For Puppetry Arts

Every day for 0 weeks until 12/06/2020

We’re All Chocolate: Digital Show

It’s difficult to talk about the tough stuff. But Jessica It’s All Good will have…

Elm Street Cultural Arts Village

Multiple weekdays for 4 weeks until 12/31/2020

Wild Encounter: Elephant

Days Available: Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday No creature looms larger over the savanna than…

Zoo Atlanta

1/8/21 – 4/4/20

Wild Encounter: Giant Panda

Days Available: Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday Meet and feed one of Zoo Atlanta’s world-famous…

Zoo Atlanta

12/15/20 – 2/18/20

Adventure Cubs

Calling all Adventure Cubs, ages 0-5, and their favorite grownups for a morning of exploration,…

Zoo Atlanta

7/1/20 – 12/31/21

Nature Gallery

Nature Gallery Ongoing This unique outdoor exhibit space is located in WildWoods and is open…

Fernbank Museum – WildWoods Exhibit

Every day for 4 weeks until 12/31/2020

Terra inFIRMA: Virtual Exhibition

Terra Infirma is an exhibition of sixty artists presenting works inspired by the urgent need…

Online

Multiple weekdays for 2 weeks until 12/20/2020

CVS Project Health Events

CVS HEALTH SCREENINGS IN ATLANTA WHAT: Through Project Health, CVS Pharmacy is hosting a series…

Multiple Locations

Multiple weekdays for 8 weeks until 01/31/2021

“Julie Mehretu”

Julie Mehretu is the artist’s first comprehensive survey exhibition featuring her meticulously crafted paintings, drawings,…

High Museum of Art

Every day for 3 weeks until 12/24/2020

Visit with Santa Online

Santa’s elves launched a petition to start celebrating the holidays a little earlier this year,…

Online

Multiple weekdays for 4 weeks until 12/31/2020

College Football & HBCUs – Their Story

This new limited engagement special exhibit features an inspiring collection of stories, artifacts and college…

Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame

11/6/20 – 2/21/21

License to Chill Snow Island

Take the crew snow tubing, get your skates on and practice your figure eights at…

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands

Every Monday for 39 weeks until 08/09/2021

MILK Mondays

Come out and enjoy crab legs and karaoke with us each and every Monday. $5…

Josephine Lounge

Multiple weekdays for 6 weeks until 01/16/2021

Holiday Model Trains

Join kids and the kids at heart for this holiday favorite.

Atlanta Botanical Garden, Inc.

11/16/20

Skate the Station

It’s back! Skate under the stars at the largest outdoor skating rink in metro-Atlanta, Skate…

Atlantic Station Event Space

Every Wednesday for 6 weeks until 12/30/2020

Food Truck Festivus – Wednesdays

Join us every Wednesday and Saturday for food and fun as we support our local…

The Goddard School Sandy Springs

11/21/20

Celebration at the Station

You can’t miss this! Set to the soundtrack provided by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, we’ve integrated…

Atlantic Station Event Space

Every Saturday for 10 weeks until 01/30/2021

Food Truck Festivus – Saturdays

In the spirit of celebrating and providing safe, meaningful ways to gather; we are inviting…

The Goddard School Sandy Springs

Every day for 8 weeks until 01/30/2021

Holiday Social Bar

Joining the Atlanta holiday bar scene, The Rooftop at Ponce City Market introduces Holiday Social…

The Roof at Ponce City Market

1/13/21 – 2/10/21

Spring 2021 HomeSchool Academy

Join Zoo Atlanta for a morning of learning and discovery designed specifically for homeschool students!…

Zoo Atlanta

Virtual Events

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Festivals and events may not currently be what we’re used to, but that hasn’t stopped Atlanta from keeping the fun from happening. Many events have been altered to allow visitors to experience them from the comfort (and safety) of their own home.

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12/5/20

Children’s Christmas Parade

As a true Atlanta holiday tradition, the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Christmas Parade has grown…

Online

Every day for 3 weeks until 12/25/2020

25 Days of Christmas

The Atlanta Concert Band will be performing our annual Christmas Concert beginning December first. Each…

Online

Every day for 1 weeks until 12/13/2020

buckheadRUN! Virtual Holiday 5K

buckheadRUN!, Livable Buckhead’s 2nd annual 5K race, returns with a holiday flair and in a…

Online

12/9/20

Virtual Art Gone Wild

Zoo Atlanta and Sips n Strokes partner to bring a wild art experience to you…

Online

Multiple weekdays for 3 weeks until 12/27/2020

Virtual Ugly Sweater Party

End 2020 with a Virtual Ugly Sweater Party with laughs, fun, and gourmet treats. You…

Online

Every day for 8 weeks until 01/31/2021

Unexpected Play Festival

Presented by Theatrical Outfit, this month-long festival celebrates new work by local playwrights, all heard…

Online

Every day for 4 weeks until 12/31/2020

Terra inFIRMA: Virtual Exhibition

Terra Infirma is an exhibition of sixty artists presenting works inspired by the urgent need…

Online

Every day for 3 weeks until 12/24/2020

Visit with Santa Online

Santa’s elves launched a petition to start celebrating the holidays a little earlier this year,…

Online

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Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon

Attend Atlanta’s biggest Thanksgiving pre-game

This event may have been changed due to COVID-19 outbreak precautions. Please check official event and venue websites to confirm the status.

When: This event has been canceled for 2020; the Peachtree Road Race will take place virtually on November 26-29 for 2020.
Where: Georgia State Stadium (formerly Turner Field)

Thanksgiving Day Marathon. 📷:Atlanta Track Club

Not only does the Atlanta Track Club organize the world’s largest 10K, but it also whips locals and visitors into shape at their annual Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, 5K, Mile and Dash. Here are a few reasons why both spectators and runners should attend this Atlanta Turkey Day tradition.

Reasons to go to the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, 5k, mile and dash

  1. You can eat as much as you can at the table without the guilt since you already worked off all those calories.
  2. The half marathon’s course twists and turns through historic and beautiful neighborhoods including Inman ParkOld Fourth WardGrant Park and Little Five Points, giving runners a glimpse at the city’s quiet residential areas.
  3. While Georgia State Stadium serves as the starting and finish line for the race, spectators can also watch from other popular Atlanta sites including the Capitol BuildingCentennial Olympic ParkAtlantic StationPiedmont Park and Historic Oakland Cemetery.
  4. Whether running or watching from the sidelines, this event is a family affair. And no matter your age or fitness level, there’s a variety of distances for everyone.
  5. After crushing it on the course, runners receive a medal, a Mizuno t-shirt, free photos, and a post-race pie!
Atlanta Thanksgiving Day Marathon
Thanksgiving Day Marathon.📷: Atlanta Track Club

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Thanksgiving Day Marathon. 📷: Atlanta Track Club

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What time does the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon and 5K start?

The Thanksgiving Day 5K starts at 7:30am and the Half Marathon starts at 7:45am.

Where does the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon and 5K start?

The starting line for the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon and 5K is along Hank Aaron Drive next to the Georgia State Stadium (formerly known as Turner Field). View and download course maps.

How much does it cost to particpate in the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon and 5K?

Costs vary for the different races included in the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, 5K, Mile and Dash. The 50m Dash is free to participate in. The Mile race costs $10 for registrants 15 years and older (14 and younger are free). Costs to participate in the Half Marathon and 5K vary depending on when you register; costs for the Half Marathon range from $60-$95 and costs for the 5K range from $25-$50. The sooner you register for these two races, the cheaper the entry fee.

Thanksgiving Day Marathon contact info

Georgia State Stadium Contact Information
755 Hank Aaron Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

SweetWater 420 Fest

An outdoor music festival for Rock and Jam band fans

This event may have been changed due to COVID-19 outbreak precautions. Please check official event and venue websites to confirm the status.

When: This event has been rescheduled to April 23-25, 2021
Where: Centennial Olympic Park

Reasons to go to SweetWater 420 Fest

  1. The Lineup: Headlining the festival are: Oysterhead, Trey Anastasio Band, Gary Clark Jr., The Floozies, Dr. Dog, The Marcus King Band, Delta Rae and more.
  2. The Scenery: Set in Atlanta’s downtown Centennial Olympic Park, the festival provides stunning views of the Atlanta skyline.
  3. The Location: Once the show is over, explore some of the best restaurants and bars near Centennial Olympic Park. You’ll also be within walking distance of Atlanta’s top downtown hotels
  4. Local Craft Beer: SweetWater will have tents set up all over the park selling our favorite craft brews including Georgia Brown, Extra Pale Ale 420, Blue, IPA and more.  
  5. The Artist Market: Shop at the 420 Fest Artist Market and browse through dozens of beautiful creations by local artists. 

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Where does Sweetwater 420 take place?

Sweetwater 420 takes place at Centennial Olympic Park, located at 265 Park Ave W NW, Atlanta, GA 30313. 

What’s the best way to get to Sweetwater 420 Fest?

Getting Here on Marta: Use the Peachtree Center or CNN Center Marta Stations.
Explore other transportation options for getting to the festival at the Sweetwater 420 website.

Where can you get tickets to Sweetwater 420?

Purchase your tickets on the Sweetwater 420 website or at Ticketfly.com.

Sweet Auburn Springfest

Live music, food and fun for the whole family

This event may have been changed due to COVID-19 outbreak precautions. Please check official event and venue websites to confirm the status.

When: This event has been postponed to Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7-9, 2021.
Where: Historic Sweet Auburn District

Sweet Auburn Springfest is the largest free outdoor festival in the Southeast, attracting thousands of attendees each year to the historic Sweet Auburn District in Atlanta. The Sweet Auburn spring festival offers a great mix of live music, food and fun for the whole family.

Visitors are invited to walk the mile-and-a-half avenue lined with 10 stages and dozens of vendors with art, jewelry and fashion, all with the legacy of Sweet Auburn as the backdrop. And the children can get their fill of rides and games in the Fantastic Fun Zone. From the famed Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. served as pastor, to Auburn Avenue Research Library, home to chronicles of the rich history of African-Americans in Atlanta and beyond, the neighborhood itself is reason enough to attend!

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How much does it cost to get into Sweet Auburn SpringFest?

Sweet Auburn SpringFest is free and open to the public.

What are the hours for Sweet Auburn SpringFest?

Saturday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 1 – 8 p.m.

Sweet Auburn SpringFest Contact Information

Sweet Auburn Historical District
230 John Wesley Dobbs Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30303
(678) 667-1375
info@sweetauburn.com

Shaky Knees Music Festival

Outdoor music festival with a diverse lineup of indie rock bands

This event may have been changed due to COVID-19 outbreak precautions. Please check official event and venue websites to confirm the status.

When: This event has been canceled for 2020
Where: Central Park

Reasons to go to the Shaky Knees Music Festival

  1. The Lineup: The Shaky Knees Music Festival lineup includes more than 60 bands such as The Black Keys, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Portugal the Man, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Angels and Airwaves and more. 
  2. The Scenery: Set in Central Park in Old Fourth Ward of Atlanta, the festival provides stunning views of the skyline.
  3. The Location: Once the show is over, explore some of the best restaurants and bars near Central Park. You’ll also be within walking distance of Atlanta’s top downtown hotels.
  4. The Food: Grab a bite at one of the many food trucks at the festival offering everything from southern BBQ to vegan corn dogs.
  5. After the Show: Late night shows at Atlanta’s best music venues like Terminal West, Variety Playhouse and Center Stage.  

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Where can I get tickets to the Shaky Knees Music Festival?

Purchase tickets at the Shaky Knees website. Choose from three ticket types:
3-Day General Admission Ticket 
Single Day General Admission Ticket 
VIP Ticket which includes additional perks

What time does the Shaky Knees Music Festival take place?

Friday, May 1: 11:30am-11pm
Saturday, May 2: 11:30am-11pm
Sunday, May 3: 11:30am-10pm

Where is the Shaky Knees Music Festival held?

The Shaky Knees Music Festival is held at Central Park, located at 311 North Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308.

Sports Events

Cheer on the home team at these Atlanta sporting events

Welcome to Atlanta, where the biggest sporting events happen year-round such as the BB&T Atlanta Open and the PGA Tour Championship. For those into professional athletics, we have the FalconsBravesHawksDream and Atlanta United.

And if you’re into collegiate sports, Atlanta is where it’s at. The city is home to the SEC Football Championship and Chick-fil-A Kickoff and Bowl Games, not to mention additional marquee college events each year.Come to Atlanta and cheer on the home team with these sports events.

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1/1/21

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl has always been one of the country’s most exciting college football…

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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Shaky Beats Music Festival

International electronic, indie and hip-hop festival

This event may have been changed due to COVID-19 outbreak precautions. Please check official event and venue websites to confirm the status.

When: This event has been cancelled for 2020, please visit the Shaky Beats website for more details. 

Reasons to go to the Shaky Beats Music Festival

  1. The Lineup: Experience the sounds of EDM, Indie and hip-hop acts. Headliners include Kygo, Marshmello, Zedd, Ludacris and more.
  2. The Scenery: Set in Atlanta’s downtown C entral Park, the festival provides stunning views of the skyline.
  3. The Location: Once the show is over, you’ll be within walking distance of Atlanta’s best restaurants in Downtown.
  4. The party doesn’t stop with Late Night Shows continuing into the night at music venues including The Masquerade, Terminal West, and The Gold Room.
  5. The fashion, the people, their dance moves, and all the lights make the festival worth experiencing EDM’s colorful culture.  

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Shaky Beats ticket information

Purchase tickets at the Shaky Beats website. Choose from three ticket types:
–  3-Day General Admission Ticket 
–  3-Day VIP Ticket plus special access and amenities 
–  3-Day Platinum Ticket with exclusive access and amenities 

Shaky Beats location

Getting Here on Marta: Take the red or yellow line to North Avenue or the Civic Center station. 

Shaky Beats contact information

Central Park                            
400 Merritts Ave. NE                        
Atlanta, GA 30308                          
info@shakybeatsfestival.com

Valentine’s Day

Plan the perfect day for your better half

From hotels with sweeping views of the city to restaurants with special menus, Valentine’s Day in Atlanta is full of romance. Whether you’re looking for things to do on Valentine’s Day in Atlanta with your sweetie or for a perfect meal, Atlanta has you covered this Feb. 14. 

Things to do on Valentine’s Day in Atlanta

Most Romantic Restaurants

Check out our list of Atlanta’s most romantic restaurants and make your reservation now for a meal that won’t soon be forgotten.

Make it a Weekend Getaway

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to plan a weekend getaway for your special someone. Check out our hotel packages to find the perfect place for your romantic weekend getaway in Atlanta.

Romantic Things to Do

Celebrate Valentine’s Day all weekend long at Atlanta Botanical Garden or visit during Valentines in the Garden – a night of music, dancing, cocktails and desserts. You’ll also find plenty of romantic things to do in Atlanta throughout the year. 

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Thanksgiving

Things to do on Thanksgiving in Atlanta

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Start a new Thanksgiving tradition with your family this year with Thanksgiving and holiday events. Don’t feel like cooking? Check out restaurants that serve delicious Thanksgiving dinner. After the turkey has been tackled and the food coma averted, it’s time to get out and enjoy all that Atlanta has to offer this holiday weekend. From iconic holiday events to music and more, the possibilities for fun are endless in Atlanta. 

Things to do on Thanksgiving in Atlanta

Stay in Comfort 

Instead of having 20 members of your family sleeping in your guest rooms, book an Atlanta hotel where everyone can sleep in comfort and convenience. No matter what part of town or budget, there is an Atlanta hotel ready to celebrate Thanksgiving and welcome your family.

Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon

Lace up your running shoes or simply watch from the sidelines at this annual, festive half marathon and 5k. Check out these five reasons to attend Atlanta’s biggest Thanksgiving Pre-game event.

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