Things to do in DeKalb October 11-17


Things to do in DeKalb October 11-17

A diverse lineup of events are on tap in DeKalb County from Oct. 11-17. Here's a look at what to do, whether you're a foodie, fitness fanatic or looking for family activities.

Avondale Estates

Avondale Estate Farmers Market | Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

64 N. Avondale Road, Avondale Estates, GA 30002

Rain or shine event, and nearly two dozen vendors, from Mercier Orchards to tea company Golda Kombucha, participate in the weekly Sunday farmers market.


Brookhaven Arts Festival | Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Located on Apple Valley Road behind the Brookhaven MARTA station.

The premier art festival, with an expected 100-plus artists and 10,000-12,000 visitors, is back in 2015, for its 11th year. You will find artists and craftspeople who work in glass, jewelry, fiber, painting, mixed media, sculpture and photography. Live performances by Sailing to Denver, John Thrasher, The Instructors and Crane. The event, organized by The Brookhaven Community Foundation, also is Oct. 18.


Friends of Clarkston Library Book Sale | Oct. 16-17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Clarkston Public Library - 951 N Indian Creek Dr, Clarkston 30021

Stock up on affordable books — and possible new favorites for kids, teens and adults — at the Clarkston Library.

FREE admission. More details here.


Packway Handle Band @ Eddie's Attic | Oct. 16, 10 p.m.Eddie's Attic - 515-B North McDonough St., Decatur, 30030

The five members of Packway have wowed audiences for over a decade with near perfect 4-part harmonies and seemingly boundless on-stage synergy. Over the years the band has evolved as a premier gather-around-the-mic act.


3rd Annual FFAST 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk | Oct. 17, 8:30 a.m.; 1-mile run/walk, 9 a.m. 5K

Shoal Creek Park - 3642 Glenwood Road, Decatur 30032

The third annual FFAST (Fit Families are Active, Safe and Thriving) event offers a way for walkers and runners of all ages to get outside this fall. A live DJ, giveaways and a harvest market are part of the festivities.

TICKETS: $10 for 1-mile run, $20 for 5K (price increasing on Oct. 11); register before Oct. 16. More details here.


Pic In The Park: "Big Hero 6" | Oct. 15, dusk

Brook Run Park - 4770 N. Peachtree Road, Dunwoody 30338

Find fun and a flick at Pic in the Park, sponsored by the City of Dunwoody Police Department. The food trucks will be serving starting at 5 p.m.

FREE film; food trucks priced by vendors. More details here.


Imaginators on the Go! | Oct. 12, 2-3 p.m.

Lithonia-Davidson Library - 6821 Church St., Lithonia 30058

This special kids event will focus on a hands-on cooking demonstration from Chef Tanisha Mott, exploring healthy, kid-friendly, meal options. For kids 5 to 12.

Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain Park's Annual Pumpkin Festival | Oct. 16-18

Stone Mountain Park - 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain 30083

The annual fall event, with pie eating contests, mazes and scavenger hunts, runs through Oct. 25. Kids can experience "The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin" through Spookley's A-MAZE-ING Adventure, participate in a Dance-A-Long Party Parade that dances through Crossroads and meet Spookley the Square Pumpkin.

TICKETS: Both Mountain Memberships and Adventure Passes ($29.95 adults, $24.95 children) include festival activities. More details here.

Stone Mountain Highland Games | Oct. 16-18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stone Mountain Park - 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

For 43 years, the picturesque grounds of the Stone Mountain Park meadow, a short drive northeast of Atlanta, Georgia, have resounded with the sounds of bagpipes, fiddles and harps during the third weekend in October. Come enjoy the Highland Athletic events, Highland Dancing, Piping and Drumming, Scottish Harping. Participate in the Scottish Country Dancing demonstrations, Kirking of the Tartans, Clan Challenge Athletic events and the Parade of Tartans.

TICKETS: Prices vary. More details here.

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