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Events Calendar Atlanta for September/October/November 2023
Aug. 31 – Sep. 4, 2023 Dragon Con
Dragon Con is a popular convention for lovers of science fiction, fantasy, gaming, art, comics, music, and film. It includes workshops, contests, vendors, and a parade in downtown. On Friday there is a free Dragon Con Party in Woodruff Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Dragon Con Parade on Peachtree Street is on Saturday at 10 a.m.
September 2 - 4, 2023 Labor Day Weekend at Stone Mountain Park
Labor Day Weekend is celebrated at Stone Mountain Park with fireworks starting at 9:30 p.m.
Monday, September 4, 2023 Big Peach Sizzler
Big Peach Sizzler is a 10K race that starts in Chamblee and a 5K race that starts in Brookhaven. Both races end in Buckhead with a party.
September 7 - 10, 2023 Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain
The Yellow Daisy Festival at Stone Mountain showcases over 500 vendors for arts & crafts, food, live music, a children’s corner, and a flower show lining the roads. The event is free except parking which is $20/day or $40/yearly pass.
May 5 - September 4th, 2023 Cocktails in the Garden
Cocktails in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden allows visitors to stroll through the gardens with a cocktail in hand, listen to live music and play lawn games. There is a cash bar, hourly parking fees and Admission tickets are $22/adult $19/child.
September 15 - 17, 2023 Imagine Music Festival
Imagine Music Festival is an EDM festival held at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. There are multiple stages with a lineup of DJs and performers. Participants have the option of camping in designated areas nearby.
September 17, 2023 Museum Day Live
Museum Day Live is a free museum day for participating museums. A ticket allows two visitors free admission to the museum.
September 22 - 24, 2023 Atlanta Greek Festival
Atlanta Greek Festival at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral is event with Greek food, music , dance and even a drive-thru.
September 23, 2023 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is a free event for visitors to enjoy nature.
September 16 - October 29, 2023 Fright Fest at Six Flags
Fright Fest at Six Flags is a Halloween theme park with trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting, rides and haunted houses.
October 7-8, 2023 Fall Festival on Ponce
Fall Festival on Ponce is a free event at Olmsted Linear Park with arts and crafts, folk art, a children’s area, food trucks, and live music.
October 8 - 9, 2023 ONE Musicfest
ONE Musicfest at Centennial Olympic Park offers a wide range of music (hip hop, EDM, reggae, funk, trap, house, classics, alternative rock, and soul) from national and local artists on multiple stages.
October 11 - 12, 2023 Oktoberfest Atlanta
Oktoberfest Atlanta at Historic Fourth Ward Park is celebrated in true German fashion with beer, live music and lawn games. The first beer is on the house!
October 21-22, 2023 Old Fourth Ward Art Festival
Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival at Historic Fourth Ward Park is a free event with arts and crafts, a street market, a children’s play area, food vendors, and live music.
October 27, 2023 Midtown Halloween
Midtown Halloween is a Halloween bar crawl with food and drink specials and a costume contest. The bar crawl has over 20 participating bars along Peachtree Street.
October 2023 (TBD) Fall-O-Ween Fest
Fall-O-Ween Fest is a free event at The Home Depot Backyard (next to Mercedes-Benz Stadium). The event includes lawn games, trunk-or-treating, a hay maze, a costume contest, food for purchase, and a movie at 7 p.m.
October 2023 (TBD) Haints and Saints Halloween Parade
Haints and Saints Halloween Parade on W. Ponce de Leon Avenue showcases floats, classic cars, and marching bands.The parade is followed by a live concert in Decatur Square.
November 4 - 5, 2023 Chastain Park Arts Festival
Chastain Park Arts Festival at Chastain Park is a free event with art, live music, food vendors and a children’s zone.
November TBD The Ultimate Sugar Show
The Ultimate Sugar Show at Cobb Galleria Centre is a convention for dessert lovers with baking classes and demonstrations for an additional cost.
November TBD Decatur Wine Festival
Decatur Wine Festival held in the Decatur square includes wine tasting, food for purchase from participating restaurants and art from local artists.
November TBD Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival
Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park includes wine tasting, craft beer, live music, and food for purchase.
November TBD Garden Lights, Holiday Nights
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden is a spectacular display of lights, hot chocolate, and smores.
November 2, 2023 - November. 5, 2023 Stone Mountain Native American Festival and Pow Wow
Bring your family to experience the energy and color of the largest Native American gathering in Georgia. Free to Mountain Members, the four-day Native American Festival and Pow-Wow was named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society.
November TBD Atlanta Christkindl Market
Atlanta Christkindl Market at Centennial Olympic Park is an outdoor German holiday market with handcrafted gifts, German food and beverages for purchase, and entertainment.
November TBD Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland at Fernbank Museum of Natural History celebrates holidays from a variety of cultures with twinkling lights, decorated trees and cultural souvenirs from around the world.
November TBD Light the Station
Light the Station at Atlantic Station is a free event with a tree lighting, live music, activities for children, meet Santa, a parade at 7pm, and fireworks at 8pm.
November TBD Callanwolde Holiday Gala
Callanwolde Holiday Gala at Callanwolde mansion is a holiday cocktail party with live entertainment, wine, beer, and catered food. Admission tickets are $75/person.
November TBD The Nutcracker Ballet
The Nutcracker Ballet at the Roswell Dance Theatre is live performance of Tchaikovsky’s composition.
November TBD Guaco Taco Fest
Guaco Taco Fest at Atlantic Station is an event with live music, tacos, guacamole, margaritas, beer, wine, cider, and vodka drinks for participants age 21 and over.
November TBD Culinary Passport Atlanta
Culinary Passport Atlanta at The Stave Room is an international food tasting event with 10 restaurants serving food from around the world, cooking demos, live music, and two drink tickets for participants over the age of 21.
November TBD Christmas at Callanwolde
Christmas at Callanwolde is a tour of a Tudor mansion decorated for the holidays. There is also an artist’s market featured at the event.
TBD Concerts by the Springs
Concerts by the Springs at Heritage Green is a free event. Visitors are permitted to bring their own food, drinks, lawn chairs, and blankets.
TBD Music Midtown
Music Midtown at Piedmont Park features four stages with a wide variety of artists across many music genres. There are also carnival rides and food trucks.
TBD Taste of Buckhead
Taste of Buckhead at American Spirit Works offers the tastiest food and drink samples from 20 Buckhead chefs. Must be 21 years or older to attend.
TBD Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade
Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade on the east beltline begins at Irwin street and ends at Piedmont park. Whether you are a participant in the parade or spectator, it is a beautiful sight to see the procession of glowing lanterns designed with such creativity. This free event begins at 8pm.
TBD Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival
Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival at the Old Fourth Ward Skatepark is a free event with live music, food trucks, a kids’ zone and alcoholic beverages for purchase for ages 21 or older.
TBD Sippin’ Safari
Sippin’ Safari is a wine tasting event at the Zoo Atlanta in the Ford Pavilion for ages 21+. The event also features live music and appetizers.
TBD Atlanta Mimosa Festival
Atlanta Mimosa Festival at Fourth Ward Skatepark has mimosas, wine, beer, cider, live music, college football, and a DJ. Participants must be age 21 and older.
TBD Atlanta Streets Alive
Atlanta Streets Alive is an event with car-free streets. Participants walk, run, or bike down the middle of the road.
Netherworld at Stone Mountain Park is a haunted house with scenes featuring horror movie effects and sets.
TBD Taste of Atlanta
Taste of Atlanta at Historic Fourth Ward Park is the perfect event for foodies. Over 100 of Atlanta’s finest restaurants offer samples of food and beverages. Participants can also observe celebrity chefs’ cooking demonstrations.
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If you are looking for a staycation or you are visiting Atlanta with the family - this is one of the best ways to save on the city’s attractions! The CityPass includes a choice of 5 out of 7 offered attractions, great savings especially for family groups, tickets are valid for 9 days, includes additional discounts - on dining, souvenirs, transportation, best times to visit, parking tips, and for some attractions you can bypass the long lines.
CNN Studio Tours: Experience this 50 minute guided tour of behind the scenes of a live broadcast and try your hand at reporting the news in an interactive studio!
World of CocaCola: This interactive museum is fun for all ages! Learn the history of the invention of coca cola, take pictures with coca cola mascots, anjoy sensation theatre show and taste coca cola from around the world!
Georgia Aquarium: Experience breathtaking exhibits of sea creatures, a 4D theatre show and an incredible performance by the dolphins!
Fernbank Museum: So much more than a dinosaur museum - there are multiple interactive science exhibits, an IMAX theatre, outdoor exhibits and playground.
Atlanta Zoo: Walk through the forested trails while viewing the most exotic of animals, experience a kid friendly petting zoo and an epic train ride!
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Another unique way to see the city is zipping along on a electric scooters, take in the sites of the city’s parks, historical buildings, and abundance of walking trails.
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