10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Midtown Atlanta on May 13, 2022
Katrina Merto

Summer might be winding down, but there’s no need to bid farewell to the heat just yet! Atlanta is all set to treat you to an unforgettable weekend filled with tons of events and festivals that cater to every taste.

From charming neighborhood festivals to a FREE performance from T.I., we’ve got you covered with 10 of the best events happening this weekend. Here’s the lowdown on Atlanta’s weekend extravaganza:

Yellow Daisy Festival

Get outside and enjoy the weather this weekend at the Yellow Daisy Festival, where hundreds of artists and crafters showcase their talents. Find unique treasures, enjoy live music, and treat yourself to the beer garden!

Location: Stone Mountain at Stone Mountain Park - 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083; Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Date: Sept. 7-10; Admission: Included with paid parking ($20); Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Dirty Birds Rally

Get ready to celebrate the triumphant return of Falcons football with an epic, FREE kickoff party on Friday night that includes a performance from T.I.! There will also be special appearances and fantastic giveaways that will set the tone for an unforgettable 2023 season. The Atlanta Falcons play Sunday. Rise up!

Location: Midtown at Atlantic Station - 245 18th St NW; Time: 7 p.m.; Date: Friday, Sept. 8; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Fernbank After Dark: Sci-Fi

For all science fiction enthusiasts or those looking for out-of-the-box Friday night plans, explore the extraterrestrial side of things at Fernbank’s After Dark series. This event is sure to stimulate your curiosity about the universe.

Location: Druid Hills at Fernbank Museum of Natural History - 767 Clifton Road; Time: 7-11 p.m.; Date: Friday, Sept. 8; Admission: $22.95; Website: fernbankmuseum.org

James Murray from ‘Impractical Jokers’

Prepare for non-stop laughs as James “Murr” Murray from the hit show “Impractical Jokers” brings his comedic talent to Atlanta.

Location: Midtown at Atlanta Symphony Hall - 1280 Peachtree St NE; Time: 7 p.m.; Date: Friday, Sept. 8; Admission: $20+; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

Witness the thrill of dragon boat racing and soak in the vibrant cultural festivities. A fantastic day out for the whole family!

Location: Gainesville at Lake Lanier Olympic Venue - 3105 Clarks Bridge Rd, Gainesville, GA 30506; Time: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Sept. 9; Admission: Free; Website: dragonboatatlanta.com

Reynoldstown Wheelbarrow Festival

Embrace the community spirit with the Reynoldstown Wheelbarrow Festival. There will be live music, cornhole, a 5K, an arts and crafts market, a kids zone, and a special presentation by Councilmember Liliana Bakhtiari.

Location: Reynoldstown at Lang Carson Park - 100 Manigault St SE; Time: 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Sept. 9; Admission: Free; Website: reynoldstown.net

Tacos and Tequila

Foodies, rejoice! Enjoy a Saturday filled with tacos, drink specials, party beads, and more in the charming Marietta Square. Participating restaurants include Glover Park Brewery, Siete Tacos + Tequila, Silla Del Toro, Taqueria Tsunami, and more.

Location: Cobb at Marietta Square - 99 S Park Square NE, Marietta, GA 30060; Time: 3-10 p.m., Date: Saturday, Sept. 9; Admission: $20; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Black Art Expo

Celebrate the richness of Black culture through art. Explore exhibitions, meet artists, and add some stunning pieces to your collection.

Location: College Park at Georgia International Convention Center - 2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park, GA 30337; Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Sept. 9; Admission: $30; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

French Market Atlanta

Immerse yourself in the ambiance of a French market right here in Atlanta. Shop for unique goods, enjoy French cuisine, and experience a touch of Paris in the middle of the bustling open-air Buckhead Village District.

Location: Buckhead at Buckhead Village District - 3035 Peachtree Rd; Time: Noon to 7 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Sept. 9; Admission: Free; Website: frenchmarketatl.com

Monster Jam

Round up the kiddos for excitement as Monster Jam roars into town. Watch monster trucks perform jaw-dropping stunts and defy gravity.

Location: Duluth at Gas South Arena - 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097; Time and Date: 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10; Admission: $29+; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

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