10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend
Hey there, Atlanta (and those Atlanta-bound)! Get ready for a weekend packed with unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re a local looking for fresh thrills or a visitor searching for excitement, we’ve got you covered.
From rooting on Atlanta United to experiencing Fernbank Museum after dark to getting down at a rodeo rave, Atlanta has tons of thrilling options for you this weekend. So gather up your pals and get ready to explore the lively weekend scene in Atlanta — check out our recommendations below:
Soul Therapy ATL
Meet Soul Therapy ATL — a bi-weekly concert series run by artists, for artists. Its next installment is happening this Thursday at Atlantucky Brewing on Northside Drive! Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show kicks off at 9 p.m. Get ready to immerse yourself in a night of fantastic live music and good vibes.
Location: Downtown at Atlantucky Brewing - 170 Northside Dr SW suite 96; Time: 8-11 p.m.; Date: Thursday, May 11; Admission: $30; Website: soultherapyatl.com
Fernbank After Dark offers a unique after-hours experience on the second Friday of each month for those 21+. You can explore museum exhibits, enjoy live music, sip on cocktails, indulge in tapas menus, witness science demonstrations, and much more. It’s the perfect way to have a memorable date night or impress your friends with a cool hangout spot.
Location: Druid Hills at Fernbank Museum - 767 Clifton Rd; Time: 7-11 p.m.; Date: Friday, May 12; Admission: $22.95; Website: events.accessatlanta.com
Tacos N’ Taps Festival
On Saturday at Atlantic Station, indulge in Atlanta’s best tacos and Mexican cuisine, sip on cerveza and margaritas, and groove to live music.
Location: Midtown at Atlantic Station - 1380 Atlantic Dr NW; Time: Noon to 5 p.m.; Date: Saturday, May 13; Admission: $40+; Website: events.accessatlanta.com
Roswell Mimosa Festival
Get ready for a brunch-filled Saturday at the Roswell Mimosa Festival! Sip on an array of refreshing mimosas along with Bloody Marys, brunch punch, beer, and wine, all while enjoying live music. With scrumptious food options to complement your drinks, this festival is the perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Location: Roswell at Bulloch Hall - 180 Bulloch Ave, Roswell, GA 30075; Time: 1-5 p.m.; Date: Saturday, May 13; Admission: $50; Website: events.accessatlanta.com
Healthy Pets Fulton
Calling all animal lovers! This family and pet-friendly event offers a lively atmosphere with playgrounds for the kids, free hot dogs, water, and more while LifeLine provides a range of FREE services for pets, including free vaccinations, microchips, and pet supplies. And the best part? Vouchers for free spay or neuter surgeries at LifeLine’s clinics!
Location: Westside Reservoir Park - Johnson Rd NW; Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Date: Saturday, May 13; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com
Atlanta United vs. Charlotte
Soccer fans, get ready for a wild ride as Atlanta United takes on Charlotte this Saturday evening! The stadium will be buzzing with excitement as fans cheer on their favorite players and soak up the electrifying atmosphere. Known for their passionate fan base, Atlanta United games are not to be missed. And with the Mercedes-Benz Stadium’s array of food and drink options, you can indulge in delicious bites and refreshing drinks while taking in the game.
Location: Downtown at Mercedes-Benz Stadium - 1 AMB Dr NW; Time: 7:30 p.m.; Date: Saturday, May 13; Admission: $40+; Website: events.accessatlanta.com
As Shania would say, “Let’s go girls!” The Rodeo Rave is coming to town this Saturday night at The Masquerade. This country music DJ dance party will have you two-stepping to hits from Shania Twain, Kacey Musgraves, Luke Bryan, and the one and only Dolly Parton.
Location: Downtown at The Masquerade - 75 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW; Time: 9 p.m.; Date: Saturday, May 13; Admission: $15; Website: events.accessatlanta.com
Dunwoody Art Festival
The Dunwoody Art Festival is back and better than ever this Mother’s Day weekend! The award-winning festival will take over Dunwoody Village Parkway with a vibrant display of art, paintings, glasswork, a food court, inflatables, face painting, arts and crafts — and lots of surprises.
Location: Dunwoody Village Parkway - 1317 Dunwoody Village Pkwy, Dunwoody, GA 30338; Time and Date: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 14; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com
R and B Soul Picnic
Get ready to groove to some soulful tunes at the 2nd Annual R&B Soul Picnic Festival! The festival returns to the Promenade in Piedmont Park on May 13 and 14, with performances by DJ Red Alert (KISS 98.7), Power 105.1′s DJ Envy, Traci Steele, and other talented artists. This event also provides a unique healing experience for guests with “Soul Healing” sessions sponsored by certified yoga instructors and therapists from noon to 6 p.m.
Location: Midtown at the Promenade in Piedmont Park - Greensward Path; Time and Date: Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 13-14; Admission: $50+; Website: events.accessatlanta.com