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

Midtown Atlanta on May 13, 2022
Katrina Merto

Get ready for an unforgettable weekend!

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Whether you’re a contemporary art enthusiast or love neighborhood parades and festivals, we’ve got the perfect events for you. Check out our top picks for fun things to do in Atlanta this weekend below:

Save big at the Dunwoody library book sale

Shop for children and young adult books at rock-bottom prices at the Dunwoody library’s book sale. Most hardbacks: $2, paperbacks: $1. Face masks are strongly encouraged.

Location: Dunwoody Library - 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30338; Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Date: Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Experience Stone Mountain Park’s Lunar New Year Festival

This brand-new celebration at Stone Mountain Park is jam-packed with exciting activities. From mesmerizing drone and light shows to hands-on cultural crafts, storytelling, puppetry, dance and drum exhibitions, parades, and more, this festival will surely be a blast for the whole family!

Location: Stone Mountain Park - 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083; Time: 4-9 p.m.; Date: Friday, Jan. 27 through Sunday, Jan. 29; Admission: $?; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Party down at the Lanta Gras Parade and Festival

The Lanta Gras Parade & Festival will be held on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. in the heart of Kirkwood. The neighborhood party features live music, delicious SweetWater beer, mouth-watering food trucks and special NOLA restaurant items, all while raising money for a great cause — the Lanta Gras Music Program.

Location: East Atlanta at Downtown Kirkwood - 11 Kirkwood Rd NE; Time: 1-5 p.m.; Date: Saturday, Jan. 28; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Join Eventide Brewing in celebrating its ninth-anniversary

Eventide is hosting a party that will have you feeling “On Cloud Nine” with limited-edition beers on draft, kid-friendly activities, yummy food vendors, cotton candy, a balloon drop with prizes, live bands and karaoke that will keep the party going all night long.

Location: East Atlanta at Eventide Brewing - 1015 Grant St SE; Time: Noon to 9 p.m.; Date: Saturday Jan. 28; Admission: $15+; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Go contemporary with the kids

Get ready to unleash your inner artist at the free, family-friendly Contemporary Kids program!

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Artist Makiko Maekawa will lead the fun and show kids how to use everyday objects, paint, and paper to create unique contemporary masterpieces.

Location: Westside at Atlanta Contemporary - 535 Means St NW; Time: Noon to 2 p.m.; Date: Sunday, Jan. 29; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

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