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!!
Atlanta Summer Beer Fest
Masquerade Music Park. Saturday, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $35 in advance; $45 at the gate. 21+
Beer, bands and hot sunny weather make for the perfect afternoon in the city. Check out local band Stokeswood along with The Revivalists and Nelson Brownstone Trio performing on two stages, enjoy samples of 150 plus beer options, a free photo booth, Skeeball and more.
The Big Pop Up
East Decatur Station & New Street. Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Free.
Explore the artsy side of Decatur during The Big Pop Up. Try food and beverages from Atlanta food trucks and eateries, browse the arts and crafts of local merchants, enjoy live entertainment and more during this one-night event.
The 6th Annual Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social
Peachtree Road Farmers Market. Saturday, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. $15 for adults; $5 children 5-10; Free for kids 5 and under.
Are you an ice cream aficionado? If the answer is yes, head to the Peachtree Road Farmers Market on Saturday! Taste and vote for your favorite flavors from local chefs and crafty amateurs. Proceeds go to the Peachtree Road Farmers Market and the Atlanta Chapter of Slow Food International. Don’t forget to bring a spoon!
Downtown Atlanta. Saturday, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Admission to the festival is free; $40 to join the ride.
Celebrate the hard work of our state’s First Responders with the 2nd Annual Rock-n-Ride. The ride kicks off at the Killer Creek Harley Davidson dealership and ends at the festival located between Peachtree and Ellis Streets. Enjoy live music, food vendors and more! Proceeds will go to Grady Health Foundation and the Gold Shield Foundation.
Georgia Bridal Show
Gwinnett Center. Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. $10 in advance; $15 at the door, cash only.
Attention Brides-to-Be: Head up to Duluth this Sunday for the Georgia Bridal Show. From photographers to caterers to florists, there will be tons of vendors on site giving you great ideas for that dream wedding you’ve always imagined. Plus, all registered brides will receive a free one-year subscription to Brides Magazine and be in the running to win an all-inclusive honeymoon!
1st Annual Fried Pickle Eating Contest
Googie Burger. Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
You’ve heard of a hot dog eating contest, but what about a fried pickle eating contest? Googie Burger, located in the middle of Centennial Olympic Park, is holding their 1st Annual Fried Pickle Eating Contest this weekend! Contestants will have to eat as many crispy fried dill pickles accompanied by their fiery hot signature sauce in five minutes. Prizes include two Atlanta Falcons tickets, free burger and pickle combos at Googie Burger for the month of July and other fun stuff.