10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

People photograph the Atlanta skyline during the Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park on Sunday, September 5, 2021. STEVE SCHAEFER FOR THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

We are just days away from Memorial Day weekend and Atlanta has so many fun events for everyone to enjoy! Adults who are looking for some excitement and laughter, stop by UPDating - a live dating and comedy show. If you’re looking for something more laid back then head over to Brew at the Zoo or enjoy the comedy show Made in Puerto Rico: An Evening with Eli Castro. This weekend also features an incredible lineup of festivals! Check out our top picks below.


MomoCon is a massive event celebrating the diverse worlds of anime, gaming, comics, and pop culture. This highly anticipated event brings together fans from all corners to immerse themselves in a dynamic blend of panels, workshops, and cosplay competitions. Attendees can meet voice actors, game developers and artists, while also enjoying an extensive exhibit hall filled with merchandise and memorabilia

Location: Downtown - 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW; Date: May 24-27; Time: Various times, see website; Admission: $50-$100; Website: momocon.com

ATL Dessert Festival

Calling all sweet lovers we have an event for you! The ATL Dessert Festival gathers everyone with a sweet tooth to sample a wide-range of confections from the city’s finest bakeries, pastry chefs and vendors. Attendees can savor a diverse assortment of treats, from tasty cakes and cookies to gourmet ice creams and innovative pastries.

Location: Grant Park - 840 Cherokee Ave SE; Date: May 25; Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: eventbrite.com

Atlanta RNB Wine, Food And Music Fest

The Atlanta RNB Wine, Food and Music Festival is a sensational celebration offering a blend of culinary delights, fine wines, and soulful R&B music. This highly anticipated event brings together foodies, wine enthusiasts, and music lovers for a day of indulgence and entertainment. Attendees can savor a variety of wines, learn more about wine education, take home souvenirs, and a enjoy live bands.

Location: Emory Hills - 3200 Atlanta Silverbacks Way; Date: May 25; Time: noon to 6 p.m.; Admission: $30; Website: eventbrite.com

Brew at the Zoo

Brew at the Zoo features a wide selection of craft beers from local and regional breweries, allowing attendees to sample a diverse range of flavors while exploring the zoo’s exhibits after hours. Live music, delicious food options, and interactive activities add to the festive atmosphere, creating an unforgettable night.

Location: Grant Park - 800 Cherokee Ave SE; Date: May 25; Time: 6-9:30 p.m.; Admission: $70; Website: zooatlanta.org

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival

This lively event features a spectacular parade filled with dazzling costumes, rhythmic music and dance, capturing the essence of Caribbean festivals. Attendees can indulge in authentic Caribbean cuisine, from jerk chicken to roti, and enjoy a diverse lineup of live performances showcasing reggae, soca, calypso and other genres.

Location: Westside - 1660 Johnson Rd NW; Date: May 25; Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Admission: $40; Website: eventbrite.com

Made in Puerto Rico: An Evening with Eli Castro

Made in Puerto Rico: An Evening with Eli Castro is a humorous event featuring the legendary comedian Eli Castro, known for his witty and insightful take on Puerto Rican culture. Taking place at Marietta’s Theatre in the Square, this one-man show offers a unique blend of comedy and storytelling, as Castro draws from his personal experiences and cultural background to deliver an entertaining performance.

Location: Marietta - 11 Whitlock Ave NW; Date: May 25; Time: Starts at 8 p.m.; Admission: $40-$45; Website: mariettatheatresquare.com

Silent Fest Atlanta

This unique event features a silent disco where attendees can throw on wireless headphones and tune into different channels of music curated by live DJs. The festival offers a diverse mix of genres, ensuring there’s something for every musical taste.

Location: Midtown - 1150 Crescent Ave NE; Date: May 25; Time: 10 p.m.; Admission: $34-$60; Website: eventbrite.com

Alpharetta Arts Streetfest

The Alpharetta Arts Streetfest is an exciting event perfect for kids of all ages! This festival transforms the charming streets of downtown Alpharetta into a bustling hub of artistic expression and creativity. Attendees can enjoy live music performances, interactive art activities, and delicious food from various vendors, creating a festive and family-friendly atmosphere.

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