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Get Out and Support the Arts This Weekend!

Get out and support the arts this weekend!

The  coppia cerca uomo Taranto 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.

Things to Do This Weekend

  1. donna cerca uomo Sicilia Potter Pub Crawl November 17, 2017 (7 to 11 p.m.) includes five bars in uomo cerca trans Ravenna Virginia Highlands with food and drink specials plus a costume contest starting at donna cerca uomo Avellino Diesel Filling Station for age 21+.
  2. uomo cerca donna Molfetta Buried Alive Film Fest  November 17 – 19, Come out and see some of the best independent films in the world! This November the Buried Alive Film Fest has a new home at  7 Stages Theatre  located in the heart of Little 5 Points Atlanta.  Also our new location is connected to the great coffee house and bar, Java Lords, making it easy to grab a drink or coffee and enjoy a beverage in the theatre!
  3. Atlanta Steampunk Exposition  November 17 – 19, has special guests, panel discussions, talks by authors, a costume contest, a dance party, and vendors at Atlanta Marriott Northwest At Galleria.
  4. Heroes & Villains Fan Fest  November 18 – 19 celebrates comics, sci-fi, TV, and movies with guest actors, panel discussions, costume contests, role-playing, and vendors at Georgia World Congress Center.
  5. Festival Peachtree Latino November 19 offers music, dancing, arts & crafts, vendors, ethnic foods, and a kids’ zone at Piedmont Park. Free.

Things to Do This Weekend

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!

 

  1. 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.
  2. HemlockFest November 3 – 5 near Dahlonega.  Enjoy music, arts & crafts, camping, and canoeing at this eco-friendly event.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Have a Spook-tacular Weekend!

7 great ways to get out and enjoy some of the last fall festivals of the year!

  1. Owl-O-Ween  Hot-air-balloon festival October 27 – 28, 2017     features balloon glows, tethered rides, trick-or-treating at the balloons, a food court, art vendors, beer and vodka, and entertainment on multiple stages at Kennesaw State University.
  2. Halloween bar crawls October 27 – 28, 2017 Atlanta locations Your ticket includes a costume contest, food and drink specials, and admission to multiple bars. Oct. 27 – Crawl-Oween in the Highlands Oct. 27 – Midtown Halloween Oct. 28 – Halloween in the Highlands Oct. 28 – Halloween Pub Crawl Atlanta
  3.  Walker Stalker Con Zombie, horror, sci-fi event October 27 – 29, 2017  has celebrities, panels, vendors, and a party at the Georgia World Congress Center.
  4. The Pumpkin Festival October 27 – 29, 2017 includes family shows, games, storytelling, kids’ activities, and a pie-eating contest at Stone Mountain Park. Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
  5. The Country Living Fair  October 27 – 29, 2017  has 200 booths of antiques, crafts, and gourmet foods, plus demonstrations of cooking, painting & pottery at Stone Mountain Park.
  6. UC Music & Arts Festival  October 28, 2017 features art & food vendors and live music at Shannon Square in Union City. Free.

  7. Zombie run October 28, 2017 (7 p.m.)  Dodge zombies trying to grab your flag at the Running Dead 5K in Dahlonega, and make it to the finish line for a medal and fun activities.

 

Fairs and Festivals This Weekend

  1. Haunted Halloween   (October 20th 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.)  Halloween at the history center features a haunted mansion, spooky trails, games, a carnival, food vendors, and a cash bar at the Atlanta History Center.
  2. Stone Mountain Highland Games  (October 20 – 22) a.t Stone Mountain Park.  Hear Scottish pipes and drums, eat Scottish food, watch athletic games, browse artisan booths, and see tartan-clad dancers.  Don’t forget to check out the  Pumpkin Festival while you’re there.
  3.  Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade. (October 21)  Enjoy food and drink, live entertainment, pumpkin carving, street vendors, and a 4 p.m. costume parade. Free.
  4. Decatur Craft Beer Festival  (October 21) features 100 craft beers, live music, and food for sale in downtown Decatur for age 21+.
  5. Brookhaven Arts Festival  (October 21 – 22)  includes more than 100 juried artists, live music, a kids’ corner, and food vendors. Free.
  6. Johns Creek Arts Festival   (October 21 – 22)   Visit 130 artists’ booths across from Atlanta Athletic Club. Free.
  7. Maker Faire (October 22) at Georgia Freight Depot. See exhibits about science, creativity, innovation, and art, and meet the people of all ages who made them. Free.

Head North This Weekend!

  1. Georgia Mountain Fall Festival (October 13 – 21) features arts & crafts, live music including fiddling, a flower show, and demonstrations of archery, fly-fishing, and lumberjacking in Hiawassee. No pets.
  2. Lilburn Daze (October 14)has 150 arts and crafts vendors, food booths, and a kids’ zone at Lilburn City Park. Free.
  3. Fall Festival on Ponce (October 14 – 15) features fine arts and crafts, folk art, a children’s area, food trucks, and acoustic music in historic Olmsted Linear Park at N Ponce De Leon Ave NE.  Free.
  4. Chalk art festival  (October 14 – 15) Watch professional chalk artists compete, enter the amateur contest, see kids draw on the street, hear live music, attend a craft beer festival, and visit the art museum free during Chalktoberfest in Marietta.
  5. International Fall Festival (October 14 – 15 noon to 5 p.m.) has jewelry and art vendors, live music, children’s activities, Russian and American food, and tours of St Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church in Roswell. Free for children 12 and younger.
  6. Apple festival (October 14 – 15 and 21 – 22)  See 300 vendors of food and handmade items, plus craft demonstrations, an antique car show and a 5K race (both Oct. 14), and a parade (Oct. 21 at 10 a.m.) at Georgia Apple Festival in Ellijay. No pets.
  7. The highlight of Atlanta Pride Festival (October 13 – 15) for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender persons is the Pride Parade beginning Sunday at noon on Peachtree Street (from Ralph McGill Blvd NE to Piedmont Park).

Eat Drink and Be Merry!

There is so much going on this weekend, it’s hard to know where to begin!  There is truly something for everyone!

 

  1.  Wire & Wood Songwriters Festival   October 6 – 7, 2017  Nationally recognized singer-songwriters will gather together to perform their original songs giving music lovers a behind-the-scenes look at the stories that inspired country, rock, blues, Americana and bluegrass songs. Attendees will experience nationally recognized veteran songsmiths and local up-and-coming talent as music fills the streets of downtown AlpharettaFree on Friday and for children 12 and younger. You can bring chairs.
  2.  Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival, October 7, 2017 (12 to 6 p.m.) Buy $2 to $3 samples from competing restaurants and vote for your favorites at with “food trucks, brews, live local music, and all kinds of contests and activities” at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark for age 21+.
  3. A ticket to Edgewood Mac and Cheese Festival (October 7, 2017 ) gets you unlimited samples of mac & cheese from local restaurants, with music by local bands at Walker Park. No pets.
  4.  Atlanta Chili Cook Off, October 7, 2017 (1 p.m., VIP noon) Buy a wristband to taste chili (spicy, mild, chicken, beef, vegetarian) and stew from 75 teams, and then vote for your favorite! With live music and beer & wine for sale at Brookhaven Park.
  5. Great Atlanta Beer Fest, October 7, 2017 Sample 150 beers, cider, and winewhich includes live music, football on big TVs, and food for sale at SunTrust Park.
  6. Destination East Point October 7, 2017 (1 to 7 p.m.) features live entertainment, acrobats, artists, and food vendors in downtown East Point. Free.
  7. Norcross Art Splash October 7 – 8, 2017 features entertainers, food vendors, and 140 artists selling folk art, ceramics, paintings, photography, sculpture, and jewelry. Free.
  8. LakeFest October 7 – 8, 2017 offers local music, arts and crafts, a sand sculpting contest, food vendors, a closing parade of boats, and a sandy beach in friendly Pine Lake. Free.
  9. Atlanta Warbird Weekend October 7 – 8, 2017  See World War II era aircraft, meet veterans, watch reenactments, and buy a rideat DeKalb Peachtree Airport. Free entry.
  10. Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby, Bring a chair to watch 100 drivers compete in the with food vendors, a bake sale, a beer tent, and live music. Cars are judged at noon, and races are 1 to 4 p.m. on Madison Avenue at Johnston Place in Decatur. Free.

 

 

8 Great Fall Festivals This Weekend

 

  1. Oktoberfest Atlanta ATLANTA’S BIGGEST GERMAN-THEMED PARTY  Put on your lederhosen and join  Oktoberfest Atlanta in Brookhaven! On Saturday, September 30th   (1 to 6 p.m.) enjoy a variety of deliciously cold beers, German food, live music, and an abundance of games and Oktoberfest themed activities!
  2. Georgia Blues & Roots Festival  features a dozen artists including Tinsley Ellis and Bernard Allison at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre in Mableton. Dance lessons and harmonica workshop also available! September 30, 2017  (1 to 10:30 p.m.)
  3. Lilburn Beer & Wine Fest    September 30, 2017 (1 to 5 p.m.)  This event will feature over 100 beers and ciders from Local Atlanta and Georgia breweries, as well as some great breweries from around the country.  There will also be 25+ Wines in many varietals including Sparkling options, Roses, Reds and Whites. There will also be live music. Tickets include entry, entertainment, souvenir cup, and all beer, wine and cider samples.  Designated Driver tickets will be available at the gate only for $15.  This is a 21 and up event, no kids, no babies, no pets. Rain or Shine, no refunds.  Free bottled water for everyone.
  4. Bridgefest September 30, 2017 (12 to 8 p.m.) The City of Stockbridge’s annual Arts and Crafts “Bridgefest” Festival will be everything from musical and creative to cultural and even delicious. Bridgefest will be taking place on Saturday, September 30, from noon to 8 p.m. The festival is free, and will be held on the big lawn next to Stockbridge City Hall. On the same day, the city will also be hosting a community health fair in the Ted Strickland Community Center from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. The festival will also include Hispanifest, live entertainment, arts and craft vendors, food vendors, and even a children’s area.
  5. Alpharetta Brew Moon Octoberfest    September 30, 2017 (6:30 to 11 p.m.)  Gather your friends and celebrate fall with beer, wine and delicious food from some of Alpharetta’s best restaurants. Enjoy live music from Old School Band from 6:30 -8pm and Band X from 8:30 – 11pm.  Please bring your own chair. Backpacks are not allowed.
  6. Sweet Auburn Music Fest   September 30 – Oct. 1, 2017  Are you looking for a weekend with Fun Filled Entertainment – Live Music, Good Food, National Artist and Celebrities – ALL FREE! The Sweet Auburn Music Fest is what you’ve been waiting for. Witness one of the most amazing music festivals to hit Atlanta and the Southeast. If you’re looking for a perfect blend of music, people, food, entertainment and culture, welcome home. From upcoming hip hop acts, to timeless R&B & Gospel stars, to Rap veterans, to Alternative Greats, the Sweet Auburn Music Fest has it all. It is a family gathering of Food, Fun and Music. What everyone loves. Enjoy the international food court, art vendors, small business owners and socialize with all the people from throughout the Southeast. No other upcoming shows or music festivals in Atlanta compares to the experience you will have.
  7. Fall Fest September 30 – Oct. 1, 2017.  This year marks the 17th anniversary of  Fall Fest in Candler Park, a two-day celebration of music, art, family and kicked off with a 5k race and a tour of homes.  It’s events like this that make people really fall for the charm of Candler Park and all that the Intown Atlanta communities have to offer.  Fall Fest is FREE!
  8. Duluth Fall Festival  September 30 – Oct. 1, 2017 features 250 booths of art, crafts and food, plus entertainment, a carnival, a parade 10 a.m. Sat., and a 5K race Sun. at Duluth Town Green.

Another Eclectic Weekend of Fun!

  1.  North Georgia State Fair  September 21 – Oct. 1, 2017 has rides, fair food, animals, and country/Christian concerts in Marietta. Expect lines.
  2. The Cheese Fest Atlanta at Historic Fourth Ward Park  September 23, 2017 (1 to 8 p.m.) Taste samples from cheese and artisan food producers, taste grilled cheese entries, visit the cash bar, and hear live music.  Kids 12 and younger free.
  3. East Atlanta Strut  September 23, 2017 includes five stages of live music and comedy, a wacky parade at 2 p.m., an artists’ market, kids’ village, and food vendors at Glenwood Ave. SE & Flat Shoals Ave. SE. Free.
  4. Fall Folklife Festival  September 23 – 24, 2017 has local artists demonstrating blacksmithing, beekeeping, woodworking, and cooking; local musicians playing folk and bluegrass music; and food with a cash bar at Atlanta History Center.
  5.  Atlanta Zine Fest  September 23 – 24, 2017 has vendors, guest speakers, and workshops at Murmur. Free. A zine is a cheap, self-published, underground publication.
  6. Atlanta Streets Alive, September 24, 2017 (2 to 6 p.m.) Downtown Atlanta
    has free entertainment and activities for all ages. It happens on Peachtree Street & Broad Street (from 17th Street in the north to Mitchell Street in the south).

 

A Festival for Everyone This Weekend!

 

 

  1. Suwanee Fest Watch a small-town parade (Saturday 9 a.m.)  at Town Center Park in Suwanee. A high note of Suwanee Fest is the outstanding talent that performs in Town Center Park. On the stage and throughout the park, you will find dance groups, acrobats, solo artists, bands, and other exhibition groups with diverse backgrounds. Suwanee Fest exhibitors offer a variety of hand-crafted items and delicious delights. Festival exhibitors include fine artists, talented craftspeople, food vendors who have a flair for flavor, and generous sponsors. Parking is unavailable at Town Center on Suwanee Fest, and traffic in the Town Center area can be congested throughout the day. Please plan on taking the free shuttle bus for a hassle-free Suwanee Day parking experience.
  2.  Marietta Streetfest:  Shop for arts and crafts (0ver 75 exhibits), hear grassroots music (Saturday 3-9 pm and Sunday 1-5 pm), see classic cars on Saturday, visit the kids’ activity zone and shop at the farmer’s market in Glover Park. Free Admission!
  3. Japanfest  at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth: features Japanese drumming, dance, martial arts, kimonos, bonsai, kids’ games, vendors, food, beer, and tea. Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-5.  Tickets $10 children under 6 free!
  4. Ocmulgee Indian Celebration and Pow Wow September 16-17, 2017 at the Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon, Georgia.  The Ocmulgee Indian Celebration & Pow Wow, held the third weekend each September,  is the largest Native American gathering in the Southeast as more than 300 craftsmen, dancers, storytellers, living history demonstrators and others with ties to the region return to  Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon.
  5. Bring chairs to the  Happy Days Festival  in Hapeville on Friday for live music and food vendors 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday features a 10:30 a.m. pet parade, an artists’ market, a kids’ zone, food trucks, craft beer, and live music. Free.
  6. The Essence of Belly Dance  Festival September 14-17, 2017 in Atlanta, GA.   An epic weekend of dance with some of the most notable Belly Dance artists in the industry!
  7. Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival has fine arts and crafts, street entertainers, music and dance on four stages, ethnic food, and a children’s area in Augusta. Children age 10 and younger are free.