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

Midtown Atlanta on May 13, 2022
Katrina Merto

It’s officially August, which means that summer is creeping to a close. But don’t worry — there are still plenty of events to keep you busy!

From a day at a family festival in College Park to an epic Saturday night comedy show, here are five of the best things happening in Atlanta this weekend.

Get your vibe on at a luau party

This Friday, Aug. 5, get tropical at Red’s Beer Garden with Flying Embers.

From 6 to 9 p.m., there will be leis, Hawaiian music, margaritas, mojitos, hula, limbo and more. If you buy any Flying Embers beverage during the event, you’ll receive a free tiki cup and an umbrella straw and entry into a raffle for a backpack cooler. Put on your best Hawaiian shirt or tropical attire to be eligible for even more prizes.

The Grateful Dead is one of the most well-known and influential rock bands in history, but they’re also responsible for some of the best music ever composed. So it’s no surprise that their fans are some of the most dedicated — and we’re sure you’ll meet plenty of new (and some familiar) ones at this Sunday evening event.

There will be bands performing until midnight on two indoor stages, featuring some of Georgia’s best musicians, such as Frankly Scarlet, Webster, Magnolia Express and more. In addition, food will be available at Stationside, and some food truck vendors are expected to be in the parking lot.

Location: Northwest Atlanta - 887 West Marietta St NW C; Time: 3 p.m. to midnight; Date: Sunday, Aug. 7; Admission: $40+; Website: events.accessatlanta.com.

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