Get out and support the arts this weekend!
The crescita pene Callanwolde Arts Festival is a two-day indoor festival(Jan. 20th and 21st) located in one of the most distinctive historic properties in Atlanta, this event promises to become one of the premier partnerships of art institutions in the area. It is a festival for Artists by Artists, letting the artist have a voice in the creation and operations of the festival. This event will feature approximately 86 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, plus gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives and music and dance performances. The Callanwolde Arts Festival is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, LLC and a board of experts in various artistic disciplines. The festival will uphold the highest standards supporting the arts, and offer participating artists the environment to nurture an appreciation for their skills.
Head north of the city to see fall leaves at their peak
and check out some of these events while you are out and about!
- IrishFest Atlanta November 3 – 4 has traditional evening concerts, workshops, children’s activities, a Friday buffet, and a Saturday dance at DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody.
- HemlockFest November 3 – 5 near Dahlonega. Enjoy music, arts & crafts, camping, and canoeing at this eco-friendly event.
- Atlanta Ultimate Women’s Expo [website has sound] November 4 – 5 features keynote speakers, shopping, classes, and a beauty lounge at Georgia World Congress Center.
- Chastain Park Arts Festival at Chastain Park November 4 – 5. See the work of 185 artists, hear local acoustic musicians, and visit food vendors. Free.
- Book Festival of the MJCCA November 4 – 20. Billed as the South’s premier literary event it includes author book signings, a community read, panel discussions, family events, and book sales in Dunwoody.
Here’s a recap of some of the best haunts in Georgia!
- Ghost Tours feature “Lawrenceville’s most interesting places and the stories behind its most bizarre events, hauntingly told with the charm and personality of a real Southern storyteller.” This 90-minute walking tour goes one mile and departs from Aurora Theatre.
- Fear the Woods includes a haunted house, a haunted trail, and haunted combat. . Stockbridge.
- Explore the halls of a nightmarish hospital at Nightmare’s Gate in Douglasville
- Camp Blood has a trail plus Nightmare Inn on the same ticket. Zombie Paintball Shoot is separate. Carrolton.
- Gates of Misery has two attractions filled with torture, torment, zombies, and cannibals. Rome.
- 13 Stories Haunted House [sound] has six terrifying attractions and “detail that Hollywood would be proud of” viewed in groups of 6 to 8 people. Newnan
- Netherworld thrills and terrifies with stunt actors in intense makeup, movie-quality special effects, and detailed sets at a large house in Norcross.
Day of the Dead (12 to 5 p.m.) is an outdoor festival with Mexican food, entertainment, storytelling, and free entry to Atlanta History Center. Visitors of all ages will learn about and experience a Day of the Dead Festival, presented in partnership with the Consul General of Mexico and the Institute of Mexican Culture. Guests enjoy traditional dancing, crafts, and authentic Mexican food and entertainment. View a display of altars honoring lost family and friends that are decorated with flowers, favorite foods, and beverages.
A Tour of Southern Ghosts (7pm) in Stone Mountain. Hear ghost stories of the South on a 45-minute lantern-lit walk at Antebellum Plantation.
Haints and Saints Halloween Parade, (4pm) Watch floats, decorated hearses, classic cars, and marching bands followed by a musical jam in Decatur. Free.
Don’t miss the final Alive in Roswell October 19, 2017 (5 to 9 p.m.) of the season! It features live bands, food trucks, craft beer, vendors, kids’ games, entertainment, and socializing in three locations connected by a free trolley (on Canton Street, in Roswell Square, and behind city hall). Free.
Roswell Square Bands:
- Classic Recall
- Last Call Band
- Maggie Clement Band
- Men in Blues
- Up on the Roof
Canton Street Bands:
- Andrew Black
- Atlanta Dance Party
- Gwen Hughes & the Cats
- Maggie Clement Band
- Men in Blues
- Loose Shoes