April 26 - April 28
The last full weekend in April means the Inman Park Festival & Tour of Homes. Go out and see how your neighbors are living during the April 26 tour of homes (very well, thanks), then spend the next two days at the festival where there’ll be a parade, three stages for live music, and lots of local beer, plus distilleries ASW and Old Fourth keeping you from feeling like only kids should be here.
Cost: Festival free; tour of homes $20-$25
You’ll have five hours to get your North Fulton foodie on at Taste of Alpharetta, where 60+ local restaurants will put their apps, entrees, sweets and more in your mouth. You’re purchasing food tickets here and there’s no cash accepted from restaurants. Bring stripper-tipping money and you’ll be fine.
Cost: Free + whatever you wanna spend on food tickets
May 10 - May 11
Shaky Beats will be beating down the block with two days of amazing electronic sounds. The main headliner is Martin Garrix (there are more than 40 others), and there’ll be all sorts of good carb-heavy food to fuel your bad habits.
Cost: $129-$350 for 2-day tickets; $95-$199 for 1-day tickets
Make yourself a funky paper lantern (they have workshops on how to do that if you need help), and walk with it in the Decatur Lantern Parade from 9pm until whenever it finishes around Decatur Square.
May 11 - May 12
There is literally no way to avoid Sweet Auburn Spring Festival, other than just staying at home. Why not join the good folks this Mother’s Day weekend and just walk, dance, eat, smile, stunt, chill and enjoy the glory of living in ATL at the “largest free outdoor festival in the Southeast?”