10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Piedmont Park in Midtown on May 2, 2022
Katrina Merto

Hey, Atlanta! Ready to kick off an incredible weekend filled to the brim with non-stop fun? We’ve got a little somethin’ special just for you, whether you’re looking for a family adventure or a night on the town.

Atlanta, the city that never slows down, has a ton of exciting adventures in store for you. So gather your squad, get in the zone, and prepare to plunge into an electrifying weekend scene that’s wild and full of life. Take a peek at our specially curated recommendations below!

The Arts Atlanta: First Fridays

If you haven’t ventured into the depths of Underground Atlanta recently, we’ve got the perfect opportunity for you: First Fridays! Mark your calendars for the first Friday of every month, when this underground hotspot comes alive with an immersive art experience from The Arts Atlanta. All the unique galleries offer fresh perspectives on Atlanta’s extraordinary creative scene. And that’s not all! Indulge in delectable food, peruse the vibrant vendor stalls, and connect with amazing individuals.

Location: Downtown at Underground Atlanta - 50 Upper Alabama St; Time: 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.; Date: Friday, June 2; Admission: $15; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Blown Cartridge: Improv at Joystick

Get ready to be blown away by the monthly improv showcase happening at Joystick. Prepare for an evening of laughter this Friday night as talented acts take the mic, boasting performances on big-name platforms like HBO, Netflix, Comedy Central, Adult Swim, TruTv, The UCB, and beyond. This unique event is a mix of pure entertainment and creative collaboration.

Location: Edgewood at Joystick Gamebar - 427 Edgewood Ave SE; Time: 8:30-10 p.m.; Date: Friday, June 2; Admission: $5; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Beltline After Dark

This weekend, experience Beltline After Dark, a spectacular FREE two-day performance arts and music festival taking place along the vibrant Westside Trail. Prepare to be captivated by a whirlwind of pop-up performances, mesmerizing acrobatic arts, and a musical lineup that will have you grooving well into the night.

Location: Northwest Atlanta at Westside Reservoir Park - 1600 Johnson Road Northwest; Time and Date: 3-9 p.m., Friday, June 2, and noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 3; Admission: Free; Website: art.beltline.org

C10s in the City

Rev up your engines, Atlanta! Prepare for an unforgettable celebration of classic GM/Chevy trucks at C10s in the City. Held right in the heart of downtown Atlanta, this event is a must-attend for truck and car enthusiasts. Best of all, it’s absolutely free!

Location: East Atlanta at Summerhill C Lot - 513 Capitol Ave SE; Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Date: Saturday, June 3; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Garden Disco

This Saturday, prepare for the highly anticipated return of Garden Disco, and this time it’s a Pride/Stonewall edition you simply can’t miss. Brace yourself for an unforgettable daytime disco and queer market party set amidst the lively ambiance of Georgia Beer Garden.

Location: Edgewood at Georgia Beer Garden - 420 Edgewood Ave NE; Time: 2-7 p.m.; Date: Saturday, June 3; Admission: Free; Website: facebook.com

The Sweet Spot Burlesque

Looking to add a little spark to your Saturday night? Look no further! Prepare yourself for an exhilarating evening as The Sweet Spot Burlesque takes over Center Stage. Brace yourself for a high-energy, heart-pumping, and utterly decadent-dancing experience that celebrates the sexier side of life. This immersive burlesque stage production has wowed audiences in over 30 cities, and now it’s Atlanta’s turn to join the adventure.

Location: Fairburn - 6905 Virlyn B Smith Rd, Fairburn, GA 30213; Time: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Date: Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4; Admission: $26.95+, children 5 and under free; Website: accessatlanta.com

Creator’s Market

Make your way to Atlantic Station and be a part of the captivating Creator’s Market, held around the Atlantic Green every weekend until December. This unique marketplace offers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, showcasing the work of over a dozen vendors who are passionate about their craft. Whether you’re on the hunt for a special treat for yourself or searching for the perfect gift, the Creator’s Market is the place to be. The variety of vendors may change from weekend to weekend, offering a fresh and ever-evolving selection of local creations!

Location: Midtown at Atlantic Station - 1380 Atlantic Dr NW; Time and Date: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, June 3 and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 4; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Sunset Sessions

Every Sunday this spring and summer, prepare to be mesmerized by a remarkable lineup of indie-rock and alternative performances at Sunset Sessions at Park Tavern, and the best part? It’s absolutely FREE! This Sunday’s performances include Okey Dokey, and The High Divers.

Location: Midtown at Park Tavern - 500 10th St NE; Time: 5:30 to 9 p.m.; Date: Sunday, June 4; Admission: Free; Website: accessatlanta.com

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