10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

The Gas South Theater is shown next to the Westin Atlanta Gwinnett Hotel at the Gas South District, Thursday, March 14, 2024, in Duluth, Ga. The Westin Atlanta Gwinnett hotel will feature over 27,000-square-feet of space and will be directly attached to the recently expanded Gas South Convention Center and next to Gas South Arena. (Jason Getz / jason.getz@ajc.com)

We’re Access Atlanta, of course we’ve got you covered with an exciting lineup of events happening this weekend in the city! For those craving outdoor adventure, head over to the Roswell Music Festival or support local artists at the Indie Craft Experience Summer Market. Foodies can embark on a culinary journey at the Marietta Greek Festival or sample mouthwatering dishes at the International Street Festival. Also, don’t miss out on live music performances at the Black Music Honors or catch Beauty and the Beast at Gas South District. With so much to see and do, Atlanta promises a weekend filled with unforgettable experiences and endless possibilities.

Flatirons, Fires and Early Atlanta: Historic Downtown Atlanta Tour

If you’re into learning about the history of Atlanta then this is the perfect event for you! Explore the city’s first skyscrapers, dive into how the business district has developed throughout the years, and take in the beauty of our landmarks. With each step, visitors will gain a deeper understanding of what makes Atlanta so special.

Location: Downtown Atlanta - 133 Peachtree St; Date: May 17; Time: noon to 1:30 p.m.; Admission: $9 to $17; Website: eventbrite.com

International Street Festival

Get ready to experience one of the most exciting festivals in Atlanta! With over 45 vendors, street performers and thousands of attendees, this free event is perfect for families. The International Street Festival celebrates the rich diversity of the Chamblee community, bringing everyone together for a fun celebration.

Location: Chamblee City Hall - 3518 Broad St; Date: May 17-18; Time: 5-10 p.m. (Friday); 2-10 p.m. (Saturday); Admission: Free, Website: atlnightmarket.org

Marietta Greek Festival

Get a taste of Greek culture without ever having to use your passport. This cultural celebration offers a journey into Greek traditions, while also enjoying the aroma of freshly grilled souvlaki and the sweet taste of baklava. From exploring kid-friendly crafts to indulging in mouthwatering Greek delicacies, the Marietta Greek Festival is a delightful immersion into the warmth and hospitality of Greece.

Location: Marietta: Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church - 3431 Trickum Rd; Date: May 17-19; Time: 4-10:30 p.m. (Friday); 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (Saturday); 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Sunday); Admission: $5; Website: bigtickets.com

Kirkwood Spring Fling

Kirkwood Spring Fling is an annual celebration held in the historic Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta. This event is a vibrant fusion of community, art, music, and local culture. From its bustling artist market showcasing the talents of locals to its fun-filled lineup of curated events, Kirkwood Spring Fling offers something for everyone.

Location: Kirkwood - 2051 Delano Dr NE; Date: May 18; Time: noon to 8 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: historickirkwood.org

Red Bull Dance Your Style National Final USA

Get ready to get your groove on all while cheering on your favorite dancers. This global dance event series will showcase different styles of dancing from hip-hop to house, to breakdance and many more. With each dancer bringing their unique flair and signature moves to the stage, the atmosphere is charged with energy and anticipation. The crowd will ultimately determine who will go on to compete at the World Finals India.

Location: Underground Atlanta - 50 Upper Alabama St; Date: May 18; Time: 6-10 p.m.; Admission: $20; Website: eventbrite.com

Roswell Music Festival

Roswell Music Festival is a fun celebration that brings together music lovers of all ages for a day of unforgettable performances. Come experience 2 stages and enjoy an incredible lineup featuring Bloodkin, Kevn Kinney Band, Frankly Scarlet, Sister Hazel, Cat Ridgeway & The Tourists, Magnolia Express and Troy Doherty.

Location: Historic Downtown Roswell - 37 Magnolia Street; Date: May 18; Time: 1-10 p.m.; Admission: $50; Website: freshtix.com

Pop-In For Family Fun

Take your children to the Marietta History Center for an opportunity to explore and enjoy a day of crafts and activities. From hands-on exhibits to crafting stations, visitors of all ages will have the chance to explore and learn more about the center. Families can explore the rich heritage of Marietta while immersing themselves in the stories of the past.

Location: Marietta History Center - 1 Depot St; Date: May 18; Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: mariettahistory.org

Black Music Honors

This annual ceremony honors outstanding achievements, contributions, and excellence across various fields within the Black community. More than just an awards show, Black Honors serves as a platform to amplify the voices and accomplishments of Black individuals who have made significant impacts in their respective domains.

Location: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center - 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy; Date: May 18; Time: Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; Admission: $34 to $80; Website: cobbenergycentre.com

Indie Craft Experience Summer Market

The Indie Craft Experience Summer Market is an annual extravaganza celebrating all things handmade and locally crafted. This highly-anticipated event brings together a diverse range of independent artisans and makers, each showcasing their unique creations across a wide range of categories, including art, jewelry, textiles, and more.

Location: West End: Monday Night Garage - 933 Lee St SW; Date: May 19; Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Admission: $5; Website: indiecraftexperience.com

Beauty and the Beast

The Northeast Atlanta Ballet is gearing up for an unforgettable performance choreographed by award-winning choreographer, Allison Geary. This magical experience will not only feature all-new costumes but also transport audiences into the enchanting world of one of Disney’s most beloved fairy tales. Drawing inspiration from the classic story, this event captivates with its blend of storytelling, mesmerizing music, and stunning visual spectacle.

Location: Duluth: Gas South District - 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy; Date: May 19; Time: First show at 2 p.m.; Second show at 6 p.m.; Admission: $21; Website: gassouthdistrict.com

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