10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

West End Mural at Wild Heaven Beer Sign in West End Lee & White on August 21, 2022
Brandon McKeown

Looking for exciting plans in Atlanta this weekend? You’re in luck! You can never run out of things to do in the A and this weekend’s roundup has tons of fun activities everyone can enjoy. Whether it’s going to a family-friendly musical, participating in a 5k run, or turning up with your friends for 404 Day, we’ve got you covered!

404 Day Block Party

Celebrate 404 Day in style! Enjoy an afternoon of live music, delicious food and local brews as the city celebrates all things 404. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the city’s culture and enjoy a day filled with community spirit.

Location: Monday Night Garage – 933 Lee St SW; Date: Thursday, April 4; Time: 2-6 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: eventbrite.com

Movies on the Square at Colony Square

Sit back, relax and enjoy a free movie under the stars at Colony Square. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and settle in for a fun-filled night featuring “A Bug’s Life” on the jumbo screen. This event is perfect for kids of all ages and even for adults who want to relive a piece of their childhood.

Location: Colony Square – 1197 Peachtree St NE; Date: Thursday, April 4; Time: 7 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: colonysquare.com

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market

For over 20 years, the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market has offered attendees an upscale shopping experience with over 75,000 square feet of indoor and climate-controlled exhibit halls. Dealers and artisans from across the country travel to Lakewood to showcase their finest picks, unique finds and stunning creations.

Location: Lakewood – 1321 Atlanta Hwy; Date: April 5-7; Time: Various Times; Admission: $3, Children under 12 Free; Website: lakewoodantiques.com

Atlanta Dream HoopFest

Get ready to bring your A-game because Atlanta Dream and Xbox are partnering for an epic showdown at Atlantic Station in celebration of “404 Day.” This event will feature a range of entertainment and activities, including a 3-on-3 basketball tournament highlighting athletes from Metro Atlanta Schools. Winners of the tournament will receive custom Dream Xbox Series S consoles.

Location: Atlantic Station – 1380 Atlantic Drive NW; Date: Friday, April 5; Time: 4-8 p.m.; Admission: See website; Website: dream.wnba.com

100 Black Men of Atlanta – Run Atlanta 5K

Tie up your laces and join the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. for the “Run Atlanta 5K,” an exciting event featuring a 5K race, family fun and health and wellness activities. Experience a blend of fitness, community involvement and entertainment throughout the event. Following the races, indulge in delicious food, enjoy lively music, and take advantage of the free health screenings.

Location: Westside Beltline – 1025 White St. SW; Date: Saturday, April 6; Time: 9-11 a.m.; Admission: Free; Website: 100blackmen-atlanta.org

Shrek the Musical

Step into the magical world of Shrek, Fiona and Donkey in the delightful musical adaption of the family favorite DreamWorks animation film. From the screen to the Fox Theatre, experience “Shrek The Musical” as it brings to life the tale of the big green ogre and his hilarious pal Donkey.

Location: Fox Theatre – 660 Peachtree Street; Date: Saturday, April 6 & Sunday, April 7; Time: Various Times, See Website; Admission: $30+; Website: foxtheatre.org

Harlem Globetrotters at State Farm Arena

Prepare for an unforgettable night of excitement as the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters return to State Farm Arena. Don’t miss the opportunity to see these record-breaking basketball stars in action, showcasing their incredible skills live on the court.

Location: State Farm Arena – 1 State Farm Dr; Date: Sunday, April 7; Time: 12:30 p.m.; Admission: See website; Website: statefarmarena.com

ATL Blues Festival

Get ready to get your groove on because the 18th Annual ATL Blues Festival is making its return! Music lovers will get the opportunity to enjoy a legendary lineup of artists and take in the energy of electrifying guitar solos and heartfelt vocals. Whether you’re a fan or just looking for a night out on the town, the ATL Blues Festival has something for everyone!

Location: Cobb Energy Centre – 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy; Date: Sunday, April 7; Time: 6 p.m.; Admission: See website; Website: cobbenergycentre.com

Atlanta Persian Festival

If you love good food and learning about new cultures, keep reading! The Atlanta Persian Festival first started in 2013 as a way to highlight the Persian culture in Atlanta. The event has grown immensely since then and now features a wide-variety of delicious Persian food, music and other cultural activities.

Location: Piedmont Park – 1320 Monroe Dr NE; Date: Sunday, April 7; Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: atlantapersianfestival.weebly.com

Afternoon Yoga at Red Top Mountain

Experience an afternoon of tranquility and wellness where the beauty of being around nature enhances your practice. Led by skilled instructors, this session offers a blend of relaxing poses and breathing to rejuvenate your body and mind. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or new to the practice, all are welcome to join in on this peaceful activity.

Location: Red Top Mountain State Park Campground – Pavilion 7 Cartersville; Date: Sunday, April 7; Time: 4-6 p.m.; Admission: $10; Website: eventbrite.com

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