Memorial Day 2017: 5 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

6:00 a.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017 Things to Do in Atlanta
Courtesy of Roswell Memorial Day Committee/For the AJC
Roswell Remembers celebrates Memorial Day with the largest ceremony in the state this Monday.

Whether you’re looking to attend a Memorial Day parade or a local arts festival, this three-day weekend is packed with things to do throughout metro Atlanta.  

Cookouts are essential, but here are five other things you can do with families and friends this weekend:  

If you’re looking to honor fallen soldiers this Memorial Day weekend, there are plenty of ways to do so around town. 

Sweetwater Brewery will celebrate the completion of the I-85 bridge reconstruction with an “I Survived I-85 Party” this Friday. General admission tickets are $12 and include a tour of the brewery, access to the party and a live concert.

4:20 p.m.-7 p.m. May 26. $12-$25. SweetWater Brewing Company, 195 Ottley Drive, Atlanta. Xorbia.com. 

Comedian Chris Rock will visit Atlanta as a part of his “Total Blackout” tour this weekend, offering three opportunities for fans to see him at the Fox Theatre. 

The May 26 show is sold out, but he will return May 27 and 28. 

7 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. May 27-28. $65.60 - $144.95. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta. Foxtheatre.org. 

The three-day Decatur Arts Festival offers more than 150 artists from all over the Southeast, Kids Arts Festival, Friends of the Decatur Library book sale and more.

The festival kicks off this weekend with an Artwalk.

5-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. May 26-28. Free admission. Downtown Decatur, 101 E. Court Square, Decatur. Decaturartsfestival.com. 

The free annual Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Parade will span two miles, inviting participants to indulge in the sounds of soca and dance through the streets of downtown Atlanta. 

Noon. May 27. Civic Center Marta Station, 435 West Peachtree St., Atlanta. Atlantacarnival.org.

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