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Everything Fun You Can Do in Atlanta This Weekend

Indulge a little.

World of Coca-Cola
World of Coca-Cola exterior | Courtesy of World of Coca-Cola
World of Coca-Cola exterior | Courtesy of World of Coca-Cola

And just like that, April is in full swing. If you observed any of the holidays taking place last weekend—from Easter to National Ramen Noodle Day—it was undoubtedly a bit hectic. For those who could use a relaxing weekend, there are several low-key activities waiting for you over the next few days. To all of the Atlantans still looking for some excitement this week, don’t fret because there are plenty of fun events lined up as well. Here are all the actually cool things that you can do in Atlanta this weekend.

Watch the 2021 Masters at The Southern Gentleman

Thursday, April 8 - Sunday, April 11
Buckhead
This weekend, the big ticket sporting event is the 85th Masters Tournament. Held in Augusta, Georgia, the 2021 Masters will kick off this year’s golf tournament season, and those interested in watching the competition can check it out at The Southern Gentleman all weekend-long. Specially curated cocktails, beer specials, and August-inspired bites are all available this weekend in honor of the Masters Tournament, so get ready to enjoy some golf at The Southern Gentleman.
Cost: Price varies

Get down and dirty at Fernbank Museum’s latest 21+ outing

Friday, April 9
Druid Hills
The second Friday of the month is already upon us, meaning that the latest installment in Fernbank Museum’s ongoing event series Fernbank After Dark is here. This month, the adult-only shindig is all about soil, so pull up for fun facts, science activities, and live music courtesy of Catfish & The Bottom.
Cost: $16.95 - $21.95

Check out a virtual exhibit about the future of music

Friday, April 9 - Sunday, April 10
Virtual
The Museum of Design Atlanta recently reopened with the launch of its Bike to the Future exhibition, and now, a month later, it presents the virtual exhibition The Future Happened, Designing the Future of Music. Although hosted entirely online, The Future Happened is still rooted in Atlanta and the city’s long-reaching influence. It opens this Friday, so take some time this weekend, to see what the future of music may look like.
Cost: Free

Hang out at the Oakland Cemetery

Saturday, April 10
Grant Park
This Saturday, there’s a lot going on at Oakland Cemetery. From 9 am to 1:30 pm, the Historic Oakland Foundation’s annual Spring Plant Sale will give visitors the opportunity to shop a great selection of interesting and hard-to-find plants. The Bell Tower Boutique Pop-Up Shop will also be taking place simultaneously from 10 am to 3 pm. On the off-chance that none of that has convinced you to make a trip to Grant Park this weekend, there’s also the ongoing Spring Scramble Scavenger Hunt, which is sure to keep you entertained as you explore the historic cemetery.
Cost: Price varies

Have the World of Coca-Cola all to yourself

Saturday, April 10
Downtown
If you’re from Atlanta, you’ve almost certainly visited the World of Coca-Cola. But how many Atlantans can say that they’ve had the iconic attraction all to themselves? Well, thanks to the World of Coca-Cola’s new Coke Insider Journey, you can be one of them. The museum’s two-hour VIP experience is now available for small groups of up to 10 guests, and those who book can expect a premium guided tour, exclusive features, and special souvenir options.
Cost: $50 - $500

Attend the Caffeine and Octane car show

Sunday, April 11
Dunwoody
For car fanatics and those simply looking for an exciting event this weekend, prepare yourselves for the monthly Caffeine and Octane car show at Perimeter Mall. The nationally recognized all makes, all models car show typically takes place on the first Sunday of each month, but with Easter on several people’s mind last week, the event was postponed to this weekend. If you’re a sucker for exotic cars, this is the event for you.
Cost: Free

Stop by the Atlanta Botanical Garden for the final day of Orchid Daze

Sunday, April 11
Midtown
For a breezy, nature-centric close to your weekend, stop by the Atlanta Botanical Garden for the final day of its latest exhibit Orchid Daze. The Fuqua Orchid Center’s annual exhibition highlights winter’s favorite plant by showing off thousands of beautiful, fragrant orchids. Avoid FOMO, and hit up the Atlanta Botanical Garden this Sunday.
Cost: $18.95-$24.95

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Joshua Robinson is an Atlanta-based contributor for Thrillist. Follow him on Instagram at @roshrisky.
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