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

Atlanta Pride 2022
Brett Falcon

This weekend is jam-packed with fun things to do in Atlanta. If you haven’t already planned to attend One Music Fest or a ghost tour, or if you’re looking for something new to do, Atlanta has plenty of other events to choose from.

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Here’s a list of some of the best things to do this weekend:

Kurious by Cirque du Soleil opening weekend

It’s been a while since Atlanta has seen Cirque du Soleil’s Big Top, but now you can experience the most mesmerizing acts performed by iconic artists worldwide beginning this weekend through Dec. 24 at Atlantic Station!

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Atlanta’s “Museum of the Moon” installation is ready to launch, and it’s celebrating with a party on Friday.

The kick-off event will include the lunar installation created by the incredible artist Luke Jerram, a performance by Flight of Swallows, an immersive installation by acclaimed French visual artist Etienne Rey, and more! If you can’t make the party, you can still enjoy the exhibition on Oct. 8 or 9 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Location: Downtown - 50 Upper Alabama St; Time: 7-11 p.m.; Date: Friday, Oct. 7; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

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Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade

After two years of virtual celebrations, it’s time to take the party back to the streets! After all, this is the time for the LGBTQ+ community and allies to unite and celebrate.

The parade will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, and steps off at noon. The parade route starts from the Atlanta Civic Center MARTA Station, continues down Peachtree St., turns right onto 10th Street, and ends at Piedmont Park in Midtown Atlanta.

At Marietta’s beautiful downtown square, spend an afternoon sampling craft beers, listening to live music from local artists, watching professional Chalk Artists chalk the streets, and eating delicious food. The Chalk Fest is a great day out for the whole family and is completely free to attend. The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art receives all proceeds.

Location: Cobb - 99 S Park Square NE, Marietta, GA 30060; Date: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

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