Weekend Guide: King of Pops Field Day, AIDS Walk Atlanta, Little 5 Halloween Parade and More!

Hello, local readers! Hot off the press is this week’s edition of our weekend guide, filled with the best things to do in and around Atlanta this Thursday through Sunday. As always, be sure to add anything we missed in the comments section. Enjoy your weekend!!

King of Pops Field Day

King of Pops Field Day

Masquerade Music Park. Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Free.

Come celebrate Atlanta’s favorite popsicle at the King of Pops Field Day. In addition to a free pop, you can also see some great local bands and participate in field day games, a ping-pong tournament and a popsicle eating contest. Should you require a bit more sustenance, several popular food trucks will also be there! All proceeds to go Wholesome Wave.

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AIDS Walk Atlanta

AIDS Walk & 5K Run

Piedmont Park. Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. $10 for walkers; $30 for runners before October 20th; $40 registration day of walk.

AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run is this Sunday, starting and ending at the meadow in Piedmont Park. The event is in it’s 22nd year and is the largest AIDS-related fundraising event in the Southeast. Raise money for Aids Service Organizations throughout metro Atlanta while participating in the 5K walk or run.

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Atlanta Food Show


Atlanta Food Show: An Evening with the Artisans

Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech. Friday, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. $50.

The Atlanta Food show will bring together the best of Atlanta’s food artisans for an evening of cocktails and tastings. Sample local food and drinks while supporting Atlanta-based charity Hungry for a Day. This is a great event for all foodies or locavores!

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Renaissance Atlanta Midtown. Saturday, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. $25 and a pet food donation covers admission.

Dress up Fido and head to one of Atlanta’s pet friendly hotels for a Halloween bash! Enjoy a costumed-dog parade, costume contest and more! Your admission includes a photo shoot with Alecia Lauren Photography and a 4×6 portrait keepsake. Proceeds will benefit P.A.L.S.

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Little 5 Points Halloween Parade

Little 5 Points Festival and Halloween Parade

Little 5 Points. Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  Parade begins at 4:00 p.m. Free.

The Little 5 Points Halloween Parade is an Atlanta favorite.  This eclectic event features food trucks, bands, an artist’s market and of course, a parade full of some of the weirdest and most creative costumes you’ve ever seen.  People watching at it’s finest!

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Goldenrama 2012

Field across from the Atlanta Athletic Club. Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Suggested donation $10 per person or $25 per family.

Goldenrama is a family-friendly afternoon filled with Golden Retrievers.  Bring your golden to John’s Creek for dog games, training, a pet costume contest, a pet psychic, food and drink and general doggie fun.  Proceeds go to Adopt a Golden Atlanta.

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