Celebrate Mother’s Day: 5 things to do this weekend in Atlanta


Celebrate Mother’s Day: 5 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

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Mother’s Day is this Sunday. 

Yes, this Sunday. 

Now is not the time to panic if you haven’t made plans yet. Now is the time to throw together the best set of last-minute gifts and plans possible. 

There are plenty of family-friendly free or inexpensive events that will take place this weekend and don’t require a reservation. 
Here is our list of things to do this weekend with the moms in your life: 

Mother’s Day

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is also hosting an event that is perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day. Purchase a ticket for the Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour and visit several private gardens throughout metro Atlanta this weekend.

Zac Brown Band 

Atlanta’s Zac Brown Band will play two back-to-back shows this weekend to celebrate their new album. A few tickets are still available for the shows. 

Chris Stapleton performed in metro Atlanta last week to celebrate the release of his new album. Read our concert review here.

7 p.m. May 12 & 13. $70.71-$91.25. Verizon Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. Livenation.com. 

Atlanta Ballet’s “Camino Real”

Choreographed by Helen Pickett, Atlanta Ballet’s “Camino Real” is based on the popular 1950s play by Tennesee Williams. The show opens at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Friday.

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. May 12-14. $20-$128. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. Atlantaballet.com.

Sweet Auburn SpringFest 

The 33rd annual Sweet Auburn SpringFest will offer attendees an opportunity to zip line, shop, listen to live music, dine on food from a variety of cultures and commemorate the cultural value of the historic district.

11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 1-8 p.m. Sunday. May 13-14. Free admission. Historic Auburn Avenue District, 230 John Wesley Dobbs Ave., Atlanta. Sweetauburn.com.

Shaky Knees

LCD Soundsystem, The XX and Phoenix are among the list of musicians performing at the 5th annual Shaky Knees Music Festival in Centennial Olympic Park. The three-day festival kicks off on Friday. 

Times vary. May 12-14. $99.07-$186.82. Centennial Olympic Park, 266 Park Ave., Atlanta. Shakykneesfestival.com.

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