Everything Fun to Do in Atlanta This Weekend

These are all your local must-hit music and food festivals, events, movies, markets, deals, and concerts to help you make the most of your weekend.

We have officially made it to another weekend, and if you’re in the city over the next few days, there is a lot to look forward to. From the epic wrap-up to an incredible Black food tour to a Sunday morning yoga sesh set to the tune of one of Hip-Hop’s greatest contemporary acts, there’s a little bit of something for everyone in Atlanta this weekend. So without further ado, here is your guide to the most exciting events happening this weekend—and, for those who are already mapping out the final weeks of summer, all of the cool things to do this summer, too.

Friday, August 12
There’s no better way to kick off your weekend than by going to one of the most stacked Hip-Hop concerts of the month. This Friday, Wiz Khalifa and Logic will be bringing their Vinyl Verse Tour to Atlanta. The concert kicks off at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood around 6:30 pm, and with artists such as DJ Drama, 24kGoldn, Fedd The God, and more on the lineup, it will most definitely be a show to remember. You might even catch a contact high—from the music of course.
Cost: $20 - $119+

Friday, August 12 - Sunday, August 14
Locations vary
After a successful week-long celebration of local Black-owned restaurants, Black Restaurant Week Atlanta will be wrapping up this weekend with a slate full of exciting events. On Friday evening, the NOSH Atlanta Culinary Showcase will be held at State Farm Arena from 6 pm to 10 pm, and on Saturday, there will be two different Stella Saturday events at The Works and TEN ATL. The final event will take place on Sunday afternoon from 12 pm to 3 pm, when guests will be invited to celebrate the final day of Black Restaurant Week Atlanta at APT 4B. For a full rundown of events, check out Black Restaurant Week’s website.
Cost: Price varies

Friday, August 12 - Sunday, August 14
Local, Black-owned brand Wisdom Fashion House is making a huge leap forward this weekend as it embarks on an exciting three-day pop-up in Lenox Square Mall. WFH will be bringing its iconic Wisdom Frames and other eclectic pieces to arguably the most iconic mall in Atlanta, and if you find yourself in Lenox this weekend, you’ll be able to find the Wisdom store upstairs across from Urban Outfitters from noon to 7 pm.
Cost: Price varies

Saturday, August 13
Old Fourth Ward
Atlanta may be known for the infamous Freaknik of the ‘80s and the ‘90s, but this weekend, there’s a different picnic in town. Originally held in New York City, LitNic has built a reputation up north for its fun and free community shindigs, and on Saturday, the event will make its debut in Atlanta from 3 pm to sundown. Prepare to have a great time, shop Atlanta Artisan Market’s curated assortment of local vendors, and meet some amazing people.
Cost: Free to attend

Saturday, August 13
The Battery
This Saturday, Live! at the Battery is hosting its second annual ATL Brew Fest, and it’s the must-attend event for any beer enthusiast in town this weekend. Starting at 3 pm, there will be over 100 local beers — from breweries such as Terrapin Beer Co., Second Self Beer Co., Scofflaw Brewing Co., New Realm Brewery, and Orpheus Brewing, among many others — available for sampling, and there will also be Instagram-worthy photo ops, local business vendors on site, live music, and fun games and giveaways. General admission and VIP tickets are available.
Cost: $40 - $70

Sunday, August 14
Armour Yards
If you’re still feeling that Kendrick Lamar-sized void in your life following his incredible show at State Farm Arena last month, don’t fret. Atlanta Social Yoga is back this weekend, and its all-levels vinyasa flow will be soundtracked by none other than Mr. Morale himself. The late-morning yoga session starts at 11 am, and after the Kendrick Lamar-assisted class concludes, participants will be treated to a complimentary beer from SweetWater Brewery’s taproom.
Cost: $15

Sunday, August 14
West Midtown
Although we would usually recommend starting your weekend with cocktails, the High Museum of Art’s annual Highball Competition is returning—for the first time since 2019!—in all its glory this Sunday, so it’s only right to make an exception. The fairy tale and storybook-themed cocktail competition will be held at The Foundry at Puritan Mill from 1 pm to 4 pm, and there will be 14 participants representing some of the best bars in Atlanta, from JoJo’s Beloved Cocktail Lounge to Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours. General admission ticket holders will be treated to two-ounce cocktail samples from each competing bartender as well as delicious bites and treats, and attendees who snag a VIP ticket will be able to get into the party a bit early at noon and have access to a private lounge seating area with couches, tables, and chairs.
Cost: $75 - $125

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Joshua Robinson is an Atlanta-based contributor for Thrillist. In a surprising turn of events, he will be serving as a cocktail judge at the Highball Competition, so come see him this Sunday!