5 of the best things you can do in Atlanta this weekend

Spanish Bodega with colorful mural in Summerhill on August 20, 2022
Brandon McKeown

Atlanta’s got it going on this weekend, and you don’t want to miss out!

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From re-discovering the Summerhill neighborhood to getting into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit, and catching the Harlem Globetrotters in action, there’s no shortage of hot events in the 404. We’ve rounded up our top five picks for you, so you can find the perfect match for your vibe. Check it out:

Choose your own fantasy adventure at a comedy show

Join the Midnight Gardeners League, a DC comedy collective, on a quest from dungeons to dragon lairs! Laugh Quest is an epic roleplaying campaign featuring stand-up comedians and audience participation. With a wizard host and familiar fantasy faces, this night of ale, swords, sorcery, and laughs is perfect for genre fans. Pay-what-you-can tickets support the tour.

Location: Edgewood at Joystick Gamebar - 427 Edgewood Ave SE; Time: 7-9 p.m.; Date: Friday, March 10; Admission: Donation; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Get a head start on your St. Paddy’s Day shenanigans

Are you ready to get your green on and shake your shamrocks? Then head on over to the Park Tavern’s Shamrock Festival in Piedmont Park this Saturday. With a rocking DJ, dancing, drink specials, and more, this party is sure to be the highlight of your weekend. And let’s not forget about the delicious fried oysters, chicken tenders, and shrimp baskets that will be served up for your enjoyment. Just remember, this is a 21+ event, so leave the kiddos at home and come ready to party!

Location: Midtown at Park Tavern - 500 10th St NE; Time: 2-11 p.m.; Date: Saturday, March 11; Admission: $20; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Celebrate Bad Bunny’s birthday

The Puerto Rican music legend is turning 29 on Friday, and Noche de Verano Sin Ti is throwing a bash in his honor at The Masquerade on Saturday. Even though he won’t be there in person, you can still celebrate his amazing talent and have a blast dancing the night away!

Location: Downtown at The Masquerade - 75 M.L.K. Jr Dr SW; Date: 10 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 11; Admission: $15; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Take the fam to experience the magic of the Harlem Globetrotters

Gather up the family and get ready to witness the mesmerizing skills of the Harlem Globetrotters! With their incredible basketball talents and engaging performances, the Globetrotters are sure to provide an unforgettable experience for all ages. With two shows this weekend in Atlanta, don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to bring your loved ones together for a day of fun and entertainment.

Location: Gwinnett at Gas South Arena - 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097; Downtown at State Farm Arena - 1 State Farm Dr; Time: 2 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 11, and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12; Admission: $50+; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Explore Summerhill on Sunday

* The date of this event has been moved back one week to Sunday, March 19 due to the inclement weather expected this weekend.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, March 12 from noon-6 p.m., because Summerhill Sundays are back! Hosted by Georgia Vintage Goods, this amazing vintage and handmade pop-up will feature over 50 talented creators and curators showcasing their unique creations. From jewelry to candles, prints, decor, and more, this event has it all. Plus, you can even meet some adorable adoptable dogs from the LifeLine Animal Project, making it a day you won’t want to miss!

Location: Summerhill Parking Lot - 521 Capitol Ave SE; Time: Noon to 6 p.m.; Date: Sunday, March 12; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com