11 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

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Atlanta, get ready for a fun-filled weekend in the city! We have the best events and festivals to add to your calendar. Explore the city’s dynamic offerings; from the Sandy Springs Lantern Parade to the Scott Antique Market, there’s no shortage of exciting activities. If you’re craving something tasty, head over to Tacos ‘N Taps Festival or sip on crafted cocktails at the R&B Mimosa Festival. We’ve got you covered.

And take note! SCADstyle is back April 8-11 in Savannah and Atlanta! Experience what’s now and what’s next at the university’s exclusive design summit as icons across industries share aesthetic insights only with SCAD. Meet today’s forces of style and set the pace for your own thriving career. From fashion, interiors, and structures to beauty, forecasting, and content creation, SCADstyle is the ultimate guide to designing your story.

SCADstyle events are free and open to the public. More at scad.edu/scadstyle.


Immerse yourself in the world of design and creativity at SCADstyle! This event brings together designers, innovators, and leaders for a series of inspiring discussions and immersive experiences. Don’t miss this chance to be inspired and connect with the design community at SCADstyle.

Location: SCADshow – 1470 Spring St NW; Date: April 8-11; Time: 2:00 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: SCAD.edu

Scott Antique Market

For more than 30 years, the Scott Antique Market has grown into the world’s largest monthly indoor antique show. It’s the premier destination for antique enthusiasts, showcasing an extensive collection of unique treasures. This market offers everything from vintage furniture to rare collectibles and fine art.

Location: Atlanta Expo Centers – 3650 Jonesboro Rd SE; Date: April 11-14; Time: Various Times; Admission: $5 per person; Website: scottantiquemarket.com

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is an annual event celebrating art, music and springtime in Piedmont Park. Attendees can also enjoy live music performances, delicious food from local vendors, and a variety of family-friendly activities. With the iconic backdrop of blooming dogwood trees, this festival embodies the vibrant spirit of Atlanta.

Location: Piedmont Park – 400 Park Drive NE; Date: April 12-14; Time: Friday - noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Admission: $5 (suggested donation); Website: dogwood.org

Tacos ‘N Taps Festival

What’s better than tacos and Mexican food on a Saturday afternoon? Enjoy live music, margaritas and contests at the Tacos ‘N Taps Festival. Indulge in a wide range of delicious tacos from local vendors, ranging from traditional to creative fusion flavors. Pair these amazing dishes with a selection of craft brews, creating the perfect outdoor experience.

Location: Atlantic Station - 1380 Atlantic Dr NW; Date: April 13; Time: Noon to 5 p.m.; Admission: $25-75; Website: drinkeatrelax.com

Sandy Springs Lantern Parade

Experience the magic of the Sandy Springs Lantern Parade, a beautiful display of light and creativity. Join the Sandy Springs community as they parade through the streets with handmade lanterns of all shapes and sizes. Families can bring handcrafted lanterns, celebrate as the sun sets, and then parade together down to Morgan Falls Overlook Park.

Location: Steel Canyon Golf Club – 460 Morgan Falls Rd; Date: April 13; Time: 6-8:30 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: sandyspringsga.gov

Amplify Decatur Music Festival

Location: Atlanta Motor Speedway – 1500 Tara Pl; Date: April 13 & 14; Time: Various Times.; Admission: See website; Website: monsterjam.com

Brick Fest Live

Brick Fest Live is coming to Atlanta and it is truly a paradise for LEGO enthusiasts of all ages featuring an amazing display of interactive experiences. Explore life-size models made from tens of thousands of bricks and several attractions guaranteeing a day of family-fun. Attendees can also meet contestants from the LEGO Masters TV show and even build your own masterpieces.

Location: Cobb Galleria Centre – 2 Galleria Pkwy SE; Date: April 13 & 14; Time: Saturday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Admission: See website; Website: universe.com

Acworth Art Fest

Celebrate creativity and community at the Acworth Art Fest, a two-day festival featuring over 50 artisans from around the country showcasing their paintings, pottery, metalwork, folk art, glass, jewelry, yard art, and more. Stroll through rows of booths displaying a diverse range of art and engage with artists as they demonstrate their techniques and share their inspirations.

Location: Downtown Acworth – 4415 Center St; Date: April 13 & 14; Time: Saturday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: splashfestivals.com

Up Top! Drag Bingo

Get ready to elevate your bingo experience at Up Top! Drag Bingo hosted by Taylor Alxndr. Enjoy a fierce competition filled with prizes provided by the local businesses inside Citizen Supply. This event promises an afternoon of laughter and glamour whether you’re a seasoned bingo pro or a first-timer.

Location: Citizen Supply in Ponce City Market– 675 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast; Date: April 14; Time: 2-4 p.m.; Admission: $5 (Suggested Donation) Website: eventbrite.com

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