10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Tourists in Downtown Atlanta
Katrina Merto

Editor’s note: The BIG Atlanta BRITNEY Drag Brunch scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 24 has been canceled and removed from our original list of events below.

Get ready for an electrifying fall weekend in Atlanta! Rewind your clocks and dive into unforgettable adventures across the city’s exciting lineup of events and festivals.

Indulge in a dazzling Britney Spears drag brunch, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at a Film Festival, take in all the food, wine, wings, and more at several festivals around town, or enjoy the outdoors at a quirky neighborhood strut. With fall officially in effect this weekend, the events calendar is absolutely loaded. Get the inside scoop on all things Atlanta this weekend:

Disney On Ice presents Magic in the Stars

State Farm Arena will transform into the backdrop for a magical journey, featuring classic Disney characters like Mickey, Minnie, Cinderella and Aladdin alongside today’s favorite showstoppers from “Encanto,” “Frozen 2″ and “Moana.” Magic in the Stars will also mark the on-ice debut of Raya, from “Raya and the Last Dragon..”

Location: Downtown at State Farm Arena - 1 State Farm Dr; Time: Various showtimes; Date: Sept. 20-23; Admission: $20+; Website: disneyonice.com

Atlanta Food and Wine Festival

The four-day culinary extravaganza spotlighting the art of food and drink in the South returns to Atlanta this weekend, featuring more than 150 renowned chefs, sommeliers, mixologists, and industry insiders.

Location: Various locations; Date: Sept. 20-24; Admission: $125+; Website: atlfoodandwinefestival.com

Georgia Latino International Film Festival

Lights, camera, fiesta! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at GALIFF, Sept. 21-24. Enjoy indie films, honor Rosa Bianco (”Cobra Kai”), and embrace cinematic magic. Don’t miss this vibrant Atlanta event.

Location: Various locations; Time: Various showtimes; Date: Sept. 21-24; Admission: $25+; Website: galiff.org

AIDS Walk Atlanta Music Festival and 5K

Start your Saturday morning with a 5K benefitting local AIDS service organizations and celebrate at the finish line with a concert featuring performances from Mýa and Ashanti. The 5K starts at 11 a.m., and the concerts begin at noon in the Meadow at Piedmont Park.

Location: Midtown at Piedmont Park - 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097; Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Sept. 23; Admission: $25 to walk; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

East Atlanta Strut

Make your way to the corner of Glenwood and Flat Shoals on Saturday to celebrate all things EAV. The East Atlanta Strut is a community-organized parade and neighborhood-wide Porchfest featuring artists, vendors, music and more, all powered by the independent, counter-culture spirit that makes EAV one of Atlanta’s most iconic neighborhoods.

Location: East Atlanta Village - intersection of Flat Shoals and Glenwood Avenues; Time: Noon to 6 p.m., Date: Saturday, Sept. 23; Admission: Free, but if you want to stroll with an open container, you’ll need a $5 wristband (21+); Website: eastatlantastrut.com

Westside Wing Festival

If you can eat your weight in chicken wings, Westside Reservoir Park has the festival for you this Saturday, as the Westside Wing Festival returns to Grove Park from 2-9 p.m. The festival will showcase some of the city’s best wings, alongside plenty of beer, music and entertainment.

Location: Westside at Westside Park - 1660 Johnson Rd NW; Time: 2-9 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Sept. 23; Admission: $40+; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Atlanta United FC vs. CF Montréal

Fresh off a 5-2 victory over a Messi-less Inter Miami club, Atlanta United welcomes our neighbors from the north, CF Montréal. The last time these two teams met, Atlanta United claimed a narrow 1-0 victory on the road in Quebec.

Location: Downtown at Mercedes-Benz Stadium - 1 AMB Dr NW; Time: 6:30 p.m., Date: Saturday, Sept. 23; Admission: $35+; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Peachtree Corners Festival

The Town Green will come alive in Peachtree Corners this weekend with arts and crafts, live music, a car show and plenty of tasty food and cold drinks. Pack a cooler, bring your dog, and enjoy free parking at the 12th annual event.

Location: Peachtree Corners Town Green - 5140 Town Center Blvd, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092; Time and Date: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 23 and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday., Sept. 24; Admission: Free; Website: peachtreecornersfestival.com

Urban Tree’s Fall Sip and Shop

On Sunday, one of Atlanta’s best cideries welcomes fall with its first-ever Fall Sip and Shop. More than 20 local artists and vendors will be on-site, along with live music from Zoe Olivia (1-4 p.m.) and food from the Hapa Kitchen food truck (12-5 p.m.). Bring the kiddos and the dog to this free event.

Location: Westside at Urban Tree Cidery - 1465 Howell Mill Rd NW; Time: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Date: Sunday, Sept. 24; Admission: Free; Website: instagram.com

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