10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Brace yourselves for a time in Atlanta that’s off the charts! The city’s serving up a spectacular array of events and festivals, promising a weekend packed with thrills.

Cheer for the Braves in their epic showdown against the Nationals, immerse yourself in Afro-Caribbean festivities, and don’t miss Halycon’s Oktoberfest celebration — Prost! Fall is here, and Atlanta’s got it all. Here’s your golden ticket to the hottest happenings:

Cocktails in the Garden

It’s the last weekend of the year to experience Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Cocktails in the Garden! Bask in autumn’s glory with live tunes, fab cocktails, and lush gardens. This event will return next May.

Location: Midtown at Atlanta Botanical Garden - 1345 Piedmont Ave NE; Time: 5-8 p.m.; Date: Thursday, Sept. 28 through Saturday, Sept. 30; Admission: Free with Garden admission; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves

Score a home run weekend at Truist Park as the Atlanta Braves end the regular season with a fiery three-game face-off against the Washington Nationals! Friday night’s game includes free fireworks, Saturday rocks with live music, and Sunday brings a fun Blooper mascot giveaway.

Location: Cobb at Truist Park - 755 Battery Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30339; Time: Various game times; Date: Friday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 1; Admission: $25+; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Oktoberfest at Halcyon

Get ready for live polka tunes, endless beer, savory brats, pretzels, and a side of lively games and awesome giveaways.

Location: Alpharetta at Halcyon - 6365 Halcyon Way, Alpharetta, GA 30005; Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Sept. 30; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Atlanta Korean Festival

Dive into K-Pop beats, martial arts magic, Korean cuisine delights, and vibrant culture at the Atlanta Korean Festival!

Location: Gwinnett at Korean Community Center - 5900 Brook Hollow Pkwy, Norcross, GA 30071; Time: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Date: Saturday, Sept. 30; Admission: $10, kids under 5 free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Urban Regatta Festival

Sail through city streets on BikeBoats at the Urban Regatta Festival in Castleberry Hill! Join the festivities on Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. for art, local bites, and more.

Location: Downtown at Castleberry Hill - 180 Walker St SW; Time: Noon to 7 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Sept. 30; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Kerry Washington in Conversation with Tyler Perry

Dive into the unfiltered journey of identity and family secrets with Washington’s new memoir, “Thicker Than Water.” Fresh off the press, it’s a nationwide sensation! Catch her live in Atlanta on Saturday afternoon, chatting with pal Tyler Perry.

Location: Downtown at the Tabernacle - 152 Luckie St NW; Time: 2 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Sept. 30; Admission: $45+; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Peachtree Corners’ Concert Series

Get ready to groove at Peachtree Corners’ Concert Series! Grab a bite from local restaurants and join the fun. Kicking off the night at 7 p.m. is Hu$hmoney, serving up classics spanning decades. Then, let Swamp River Revival’s tribute to John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival take you on an Americana journey.

Location: Peachtree Corners Town Green - 5140 Town Center Blvd, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092; Time: 7 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Sept. 30; Admission: Free; Website: peachtreecornersga.gov

Candler Park Fall Fest

Get ready for a spectacular weekend at Candler Park Fall Fest! On Saturday and Sunday, immerse yourself in the FREE festivities at Candler Park, featuring an artist market, live tunes, home tours, delectable eats, kids’ fun, and more.

Location: East Atlanta at Candler Park - 1500 McLendon Ave NE; Date and Time: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1; Admission: Free; Website: fallfest.candlerpark.org

African Caribbean Festival

Join the African Caribbean Festival for a fusion of West African, Caribbean, and American vibes. Experience vibrant Afro-Caribbean beats, lively dance, stunning fashion, and delicious food. Let the Jollof rice battle begin!

Location: Midtown at Piedmont Park - 1320 Monroe Dr NE; Time: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Date: Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1; Admission: $50; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Star Bar Flea Market

The fun unfolds on Sundays at Star Community Bar! From 1-6 p.m., groove through a vibrant flea market filled with vintage treasures and tons of cool finds. Sip on drink specials, enjoy pinball, and bring the whole fam — even the pets!

Location: Little Five Points at Star Community Bar - 437 Moreland Ave NE; Time: 1-6 p.m., Date: Sunday, Oct. 1; Admission: Free; Website: starbaratl.bar

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