Events

Everything You Need to Do in Atlanta This Weekend

Updated On 04/19/2018 at 11:25AM EST Updated On 04/19/2018 at 11:25AM EST
South City Kitchen Buckhead
South City Kitchen Buckhead
Friday
Apr 20
South City Kitchen Buckhead
The Buckhead restaurant is launching a new barrel-aged bourbon with a whole-hog roast Friday evening, with bourbon cocktails, Tablas Creek wines, and more dishes prepared by their executive chef.
Cost: $65
Friday - Sunday
Apr 20-22
Centennial Olympic Park
The annual SweetWater 420 fest is kicking off this year on, appropriately, 4/20. Head downtown to check out three days of music from bands including The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and more, as well as comedy shows, an artists market, and, of course, lots of craft beer.
Cost: Day passes start at $56
Saturday
Apr 21
Centennial Olympic Park
Heading back for day two? Why not start the day with a 5K? This event starts at 8:30am and ends with post-race beers immediately after.
Cost: $52 (includes beers)
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
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Saturday
Apr 21

Explore your closest national park for free

Explore your closest national park for free

April 21 kicks off National Park Week, so entry fees are waived at the Chattahoochee Recreation Area (just north of Atlanta), where you float, fish, or play along the 48 miles of river.
Cost: Free
Saturday - Sunday
Apr 21-22
Ponce City Market
The rooftop amusement park is throwing a two-day Spring Fling festival to mark the changing of the seasons, as well as Earth Day. For every entry ticket purchased, a tree will be planted in partnership with a nonprofit. The daytime part of the event is all about family fun, then it turns into an adults-only party after 4pm.
Cost: Daytime: $10; nighttime: $15
Saturday
Apr 21
6100 Lake Forrest Dr. NE
Head to the Sandy Springs Artsapalooza, a festival “created for artists, by artists,” to check out 150 arts and crafts booths, a children’s area, food trucks, and local acoustic musicians.  
Cost: Free
Saturday
Apr 21
Pinewood
Perfect your shaking and stirring skills at the Pinewood’s new cocktail and spirit class. Your ticket includes five spirit and cocktail tastings as well as three rounds of hors d’oeuvres.
Cost: $29
Saturday
Apr 21
Studio No. 7
Orchestra Noir is bringing Havana’s nightlife to Atlanta, complete with live Afro-Cuban and Latin music, cigar rollers, Cuban food, and Cuban-inspired drinks. Not confident about your moves? Professional Latin dancers will be there to help you spice things up on the dance floor.
Cost: $45
Saturday
Apr 21
1560 Memorial Drive
Check out local bands and eat barbecue from Moonies Texas BBQ at Rock on the Grass 2018, hosted by Edgewood Church for the community.
Cost: Free
Saturday
Apr 21
Little Five Points
An arts market is taking over Little Five Points’ plazas from 3pm to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday. The two-day event features music, performances, and engaging artists and makers of all kinds. There’s also the annual Record Store Day celebration at Criminal Records, where you can shop hundreds of exclusive releases and get some freebies.
Cost: Free
Sunday
Apr 22
Second Self Brewery
Create your own sushi rice, sauces, and learn how to safely serve raw fish at home at this event hosted by Birmingham Sushi Classes. Beers will be on tap.
Cost: $40
Sunday
Apr 22
Piedmont Park
Looking to step up your fitness game in time for summer? Swing by Piedmont Park this Sunday for free fitness classes (including a run workshop, yoga class, and circuit conditioning), as well as nutrition advice.
Cost: $20
Sunday
Apr 22
Join the Spindle bike shop crew for an Earth Day ride down the westside to Urban Tree Cidery, which will provide riders with a selection of fermented apple beverages and classy cocktails.
Cost: Free