10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Westside Reservoir Park entrance sign on October 6, 2022
Brandon McKeown

Hey, Atlanta! Memorial Day weekend is upon us, offering a perfect opportunity to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the U.S. military. But it’s also a time to seize this glorious three-day break and create incredible memories with family and friends.

Whether you’re a local or visiting our vibrant city, get ready for an unforgettable weekend packed with endless fun and excitement. Atlanta has it all, and we’ve got the inside scoop on the best activities for you and your crew:


Unleash your inner geek at MomoCon this weekend at the Georgia World Congress Center! Attendees can expect to find a vibrant world of anime, panels, and energetic cosplayers. And when the sun sets, dive into late-night gaming sessions and themed parties that keep the energy high all night long. This is a family-friendly event!

Location: Downtown at Georgia World Congress Center - 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW; Date: Thursday, May 25 through Sunday, May 28; Admission: $40+ (kids 9 and under free); Website: momocon.com

Memorial Day Weekend at Stone Mountain Park

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend at Stone Mountain Park, one of Atlanta’s top family attractions. Enjoy fun activities, scenic hikes, and breathtaking views of downtown Atlanta from the mountain’s summit. Don’t miss the Music Across America Light Show with extended fireworks for four consecutive nights. The Air National Guard Band of the South will also perform, including a moving flag folding ceremony. It’s a weekend of honoring our troops and creating unforgettable memories with your loved ones

Location: Stone Mountain Park - 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083; Time: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Date: Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29; Admission: $35+ (military free); Website: stonemountainpark.com

Decatur Library Used Book Sale

On Saturday, get ready for a literary treasure hunt at the Friends of the Decatur Library’s used book sale. Explore captivating tales for all ages, dive into history or sports books, and discover the secrets of health and wellness, all at pocket-friendly prices.

Location: Decatur at DeKalb County Public Library - 215 Sycamore St, Decatur, GA 30030; Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Date: Saturday, May 27; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Peachtree Corners Summer Concert: Who’s Bad

Get ready for an electrifying start to Peachtree Corners’ summer concerts with Who’s Bad, the ultimate Michael Jackson tribute experience! The night kicks off at 7 p.m. with a performance by a local artist, building up the anticipation for the show-stopping Who’s Bad performance that will leave you moonwalking like the King of Pop all night long.

Location: Peachtree Corners Town Center - 5200 Town Center Blvd, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092; Time: 7-11 p.m.; Date: Saturday, May 27; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com


Experience the mesmerizing AGLARE pop-up photography exhibit at The Bakery Atlanta’s South Downtown Gallery on Saturday night. Delve into the diverse perspectives of SCAD students and Professor Jeff Rich, as they showcase their extraordinary talents in large-format photography.

Location: Downtown at The Bakery Atlanta’s South Downtown Gallery - 92 Peachtree St SW; Time: 6-9 p.m.; Date: Saturday, May 27; Admission: Free; Website: thebakeryatlanta.com

Brew at the Zoo

Location: Northwest Atlanta at Westside Reservoir Park - 1660 Johnson Road Northwest; Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Date: Saturday, May 27; Admission: $40+; Website: atlantacarnival.org

Alpharetta Arts Streetfest

Get ready for an unforgettable art adventure at the Alpharetta Arts Streetfest! On Saturday and Sunday immerse yourself in a lively outdoor gallery featuring 100+ talented artists and treat your taste buds to delectable festival eats and drinks, all while enjoying a fun and safe event, rain or shine.

Location: Alpharetta at Wills Park - 11925 Wills Rd, Alpharetta, Georgia 30009; Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Date: Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Atlanta Jazz Festival

Don’t miss the Atlanta Jazz Festival, one of the nation’s largest FREE jazz events and one of Atlanta’s most iconic events! Saturday through Monday in Piedmont Park enjoy a three-day celebration of music, culture, and the art of jazz. Experience incredible performances by talented local, national, and international artists from 1-9 p.m. each day.

Location: Midtown at Piedmont Park - 929 Charles Allen Dr; Time: 1-9 p.m.; Date: Saturday, May 27 through Monday, May 29; Admission: Free; Website: atljazzfest.com

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