10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Kids feed a butterfly an orange slice after the release at the Butterfly Festival at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell on Saturday, July 14.
Brenda J. Turner

Let the group chat know Access Atlanta dropped our weekly roundup of things to do in ATL! Begin your exploration with the enchanting Butterfly Festival at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, where you can walk among thousands of butterflies and enjoy family-friendly activities. Comedy lovers can catch a live performance by David Spade, promising an evening filled with laughter and entertainment. From cultural festivals to family-friendly events and musical extravaganzas, Atlanta’s diverse lineup of attractions ensures a memorable adventure for everyone.

Twilight Tots

Delight in the twilight atmosphere while your little ones explore and learn about the fascinating world of wildlife in a safe and welcoming environment. This program caters to families with children ages 0-5 where they can enjoy a mini tour of the zoo with an instructor while singing songs and listening to animal stories.

Location: Grant Park - 800 Cherokee Ave SE; Date: May 30; Time: 4:30-6 p.m.; Admission: $26; Website: zooatlanta.org

David Spade Comedy Show

Get ready for a night of laughter and entertainment as the iconic comedian David Spade takes the stage in Atlanta! This performance is a must-see for comedy fans. Don’t miss your chance to experience David Spade’s comedic genius up close and personal in Atlanta — an evening filled with humor, fun, and unforgettable moments.

Location: Midtown - 1280 Peachtree St NE; Date: May 31; Time: Show starts at 8 p.m.; Admission: $45-$65; Website: ticketmaster.com

Lakewood 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: Cumming - 1321 Atlanta Hwy; Date: May 31-June 2; Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Friday); 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Saturday); 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sunday); Admission: $3; Website: lakewoodantiques.com

Aye Yo Sis! Annual Meet-Up: Yoga, Ice-Cream and Be Social

Get ready to have some fun and enjoy an afternoon of relaxation with Aye Yo Sis! This year’s meet-up features a rejuvenating yoga session designed to refresh your mind and body, followed by a delightful ice cream social where you can indulge in sweet treats while connecting with like-minded individuals. It’s the perfect opportunity to unwind and build new friendships in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Location: Lithia Springs - 4236 Old Douglasville Road; Date: June 1; Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Admission: $35; Website: eventbrite.com

Bark Meow-Ket

Celebrate your furry friends at Bark Meow-Ket, a pet-friendly market! This exciting gathering is the ultimate destination for pet lovers, featuring an array of unique vendors offering everything from gourmet pet treats and stylish accessories to the latest pet care products. Enjoy a day of fun-filled activities and take advantage of the opportunity to pamper your pets, meet fellow animal enthusiasts, and discover the best in pet-related goods and services.

Location: Uptown Atlanta - 500 Lindbergh Dr NE; Date: June 1; Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: indiecraftexperience.com

Alpharetta Brew Moon Fest

Join the Alpharetta community for a night of craft beer and live music! This festival transforms downtown Alpharetta into a bustling celebration of local breweries, offering a wide selection of craft beers to satisfy your taste buds. Enjoy the festive atmosphere as you stroll through charming streets filled with food vendors and a live performance from Chuck Martin and the Lineup.

Location: Downtown Alpharetta - 1 S Main St; Date: June 1; Time: 6-10:30 p.m.; Admission: $10; Website: alpharettabusinessassociation.com

How Sweet The Sound

Experience an unforgettable night of music and inspiration at How Sweet The Sound, the no. 1 Gospel music competition. Take in the joyous harmonies and spirited rhythms as choirs, soloists, dance ensembles and spoken word artists take center stage for the chance to win $20,000. How Sweet The Sound is more than just a concert — it’s a celebration of faith, community, and the transformative power of music.

Location: Cobb County - 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy; Date: June 1; Time: Show starts at 8 p.m.; Admission: $55-$90; Website: cobbenergycentre.com

Butterfly Festival

Celebrate the beauty and wonder of nature at the Butterfly Festival at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. This enchanting event invites you to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of butterflies with captivating live butterfly releases, educational exhibits, and guided nature walks.

Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center - 9135 Willeo Rd; Date: June 1-2; Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Saturday); noon to 5 p.m. (Sunday); Admission: $25; Website: chattnaturecenter.org

Georgia Bridal Show

Looking for the perfect wedding dress? Head over to the Georgia Bridal Show, a dream-filled event that serves as a one-stop destination for couples embarking on the journey to their special day. This show brings together a myriad of wedding professionals and vendors under one roof, offering a glimpse into the latest trends and timeless traditions of the wedding world.

Location: Duluth - 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy; Date: June 2; Time: noon to 3 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: georgiabridalshow.com

Georgia Plant Swap + Sale June Bug

This event is perfect for gardeners of all levels, offering a unique opportunity to exchange plants, seeds, and gardening tips with fellow horticulture lovers. Whether you’re looking to expand your collection, share your gardening passion, or simply enjoy a day surrounded by greenery, the Georgia Plant Swap + Sale June Bug event promises a delightful experience for all who attend.

Location: Southwest Atlanta - 1010 White St; Date: June 2; Time: noon to 5 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: eventbrite.com

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