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Everything You Have to Do This Summer in Atlanta

Published On 07/10/2018 Published On 07/10/2018
Friday
Jul 20
Monday Night Garage, Loudermilk Center
If you’re going to do yoga, you might as well do it at Dirty South Yoga Fest, a weekend of yoga in two locations, where there’ll be local instructors leading more than 50 classes, including acro yoga, immersive sound, energy management, and handstands.
Cost: Tix start at $45 for two sessions and go up from there ($175 for a three-day pass)
BBT Atlanta Open
BB&T Atlanta Open
Saturday
Jul 21

Go see the pros hit a tennis ball on 17th Street

Go see the pros hit a tennis ball on 17th Street

Come see defending champ John Isner, who is quite ratchet with the racquet, and the amazing Sloane Stephens at the BB&T Atlanta Open for the next week.
Cost: $20 - $2,000+
Friday
Jul 27
Callanwolde
Jazz on the Lawn happens today and again in August; get out there to the historic home of the Candler family and see multi-instrumentalist and Atlanta native Bradford Rogers.
Cost: Tickets start at $25
Friday
Jul 27
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Concerts in the Garden is pretty self-explanatory, but nothing can explain how awesome it’ll be to hear classic blue-eyed soul singer and former Doobie Brother Michael McDonald.
Cost: $53.50
Saturday
Jul 28
Diesel Filling Station
Back for its 9th year, this 7-hour pub crawl will have all the zombie trimmings: makeup artists to give you the look of the undead, zombie-themed shots, a “Blood Splatter Booth” and all sorts of on-purpose stumbling through VaHi looking for brains, or brain-flavored drinks.
Cost: $10 - $70
Saturday
Jul 28
Wolf Creek Amphitheater
Scarface, Juvenile, 8Ball & MJG and everybody else who inspired your current favorite rapper will be hitting the stage and bringing the ‘90s back.
Cost: $54 - $92
Saturday
Jul 28
Piedmont Park
If you don’t like ice cream, stay the hell away from the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival. There’ll be dozens of vendors scooping any kind of ice cream you can imagine, plus lots of group exercises from hula hooping to jump rope, frisbee tosses and shock fitness.
Cost: Free entry
Saturday
Jul 28
John Howell Park
The Great Southern Beer Fest starts at 1pm, ends at 6pm, and will have unlimited tastings from 70+ craft breweries around the third coast, poured from a commemorative Mason jar into your mouth.
Cost: $48 in advance; $55 at the door
Sunday
Jul 29
FlatIron City
PeachFest Atlanta is a three-hour extravaganza of peach-eating and general celebration of what can be done with ATL’s favorite pitted edible. Eat peaches on pizza, with pork and more, and drink beer, wine and spirits flavored with the fuzz.
Cost: $60 - $100
Wednesday
Aug 1
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Today is the MLS All-Star Game, and ATL UTD is heavily represented on the team with five players and our head coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino. So basically go see ATL UTD destroy Juventus!   
Cost: Tickets start at $45
Saturday
Aug 4
Monday Night Garage
Today and tomorrow there’ll be 40 beers from MNB at their seventh Tie One On party, plus a performance by ATL’s own Quiet Hounds, the launch of their mobile Hop Hut, and the release of Tie 7 On -- an anniversary double dry-hopped wild IPA.
Cost: Tickets start at $25, VIP is $70 (and it’s worth it)
Southern Wing Showdown
Southern Wing Showdown
Sunday
Aug 5
The Fairmont
Thirty chefs -- 15 from ATL and 15 from other areas of the Southeast -- will be cooking your favorite meat lollipops; all you have to do is not be vegetarian or anti-chicken and you’ll have great times.
Cost: $55 advance, $60 at the door; $70 VIP for an extra hour
Friday
Aug 10
Fernbank Museum
This edition of the adults-only Fernbank After Dark is titled “Brewing & Bootlegging.” You’ll hit outdoor exhibits at night, learn how and why we use certain methods of drinks-making, and hear live rock/jazz/soul from Chelsea Shag.
Cost: $10 for members; $15 for non-members
Saturday
Aug 11
630 East Lake Dr; Decatur
The Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival will give you more than seven hours of what the name promises, right in the middle of a Dollar Tree parking lot (ain’t that the blues).
Cost: $20
Saturday
Aug 11
Perkerson Park
Reggae in the Park will have you believing you’re Caribbean after nine hours of dancing to dancehall, lover’s rock, soca, and other sounds of Afro-Carib culture. Come hungry; there’ll be two international food halls, plus lawn games and drum circles.
Cost: Free entry; $25 for unlimited rum punch and draft beer
Saturday
Aug 11
The Masquerade
The Dames + Dregs Beer Festival aims to celebrate the contributions of women in brewing today and in the past. Support them by drinking beer from 35 breweries, buying art, and hitting panels.
Cost: $35 - $45
Saturday
Aug 18
Southern Exchange - Davidson Ballroom
Music, performances, and more wine than you could possibly drink will be yours for seven hours at Wine Fest ATL. Pick a session and start sipping.
Cost: $35 - $55
Saturday
Aug 25
Atlanta Contemporary
ART PARTY 2018 will have cocktails, film screenings, workshops and a ton of art presentations, all themed around the era of Jimmy Carter.
Cost: $45 in advance
summer shade festival
summer shade festival
Saturday
Aug 25
Grant Park
This is the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival’s 16th annual go at bringing you a weekend of blocked sunlight, live music, a 5K run, and great times.
Cost: Free
Thursday
Aug 30
Hyatt Regency
Every year, DragonCon promises to be the craziest cosplay you’ve ever seen, even if you’ve been before. Dress up, go out in public, meet your tribe (maybe literally) and party.
Cost: $140 for membership; free to go Downtown and gawk
Friday
Aug 31
Decatur Square
Director and playwright Kenny Leon is the keynote of this year’s Decatur Book Festival, and you already know there will be lots of page-turning greatness spread out in The Dec. Stop acting un-nerdy and get smart with your folks.
Cost: Free
Sunday
Sep 2
Grant Park
House in the Park is not a construction project, it is a day of dancing while DJs spin seriously vibey songs.
Cost: $5 in advance; $10 day-of
Thursday
Sep 6
Infinite Energy Center
It’s pretty appropriate that Childish Gambino is performing in a venue named as it is. Go see the Stone Mountain native who put Atlanta on TV and America in the year’s illest video.
Cost: $158 and up
one musicfest
one musicfest
Saturday
Sep 8
Central Park
This year’s ONE Musicfest will feature Nas (and somehow Kelis… but not together probably), Cardi B, H.E.R., T.I., Common, Robert Glasper… and pretty much everybody good. Get tix now before they sell out (which they probably will).
Cost: GA tix are starting at $125
Friday
Sep 14
The Stave Room
Taste of Buckhead will have unlimited eatings from some of the neighborhood’s best restos, plus all the chefs and mixologists that make them.
Cost: $50 general admission; $75 for pre-event VIP
Saturday
Sep 15
Verizon Amphitheatre
Celebrate the life of Prince with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as they play through both his greatest hits and some of his lesser-known, true-fans-only songs.
Cost: Tix are starting at $29