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!!
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Atlantic Station. Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. $35 and up for a regular ticket; $25 for a designated driver ticket; kids 12 and under free.
Squeal like a pig! Enjoy unlimited samplings of over 60 brews and 40 bourbon varieties and jam out with live bluegrass and rock tunes! Indulge in the city’s best BBQ! Check out the Atlanta’s best beer belly contest! A portion of the festivals proceeds will benefit Spirit of Hope Children’s Foundation.
Taste and Brews
Atlanta Food Truck Park. Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. $45 in advance; $55 at the door.
If you like good brew and good grub, the Atlanta Food Truck Park is just the place to be this weekend. Taste and Brews offers unlimited tastings of over 100 beer and wine varieties, food samples from six of Atlanta’s favorite food trucks and live music all day long. A portion of the proceeds benefit Governor’s Glen Senior Support Services.
Get Shamrock’d with Yacht Rock Revue
Park Tavern. Saturday, 2:00 p.m. – close. $20. 21+.
Celebrate St. Patty’s Day all month and start on the 1st of March at the Park Tavern. Yacht Rock Revue will be on hand to play all your Irish favorites. Don’t forget to wear your green!
The Pig Out
D.B.A. Barbecue. Friday, 6:00 p.m. $20.
Pork fans, take note. On Friday, National Pig Day, D.B.A. Barbecue will host an all-you-can-eat pork buffet for their guests. Enjoy a Southern Pride Smoker, house-smoked suckling pigs, ribs, bacon, pork rinds and pork belly. Additionally, there will be bacon potato salad and candied bacon chocolate. If that’s not enough, they’ll also be showing the movie Porky’s.
The Intown Ten
John Howell Park. Sunday, 8:00 a.m. $45.
The Intown Ten is the only 10K in Virginia-Highland and one of the few inside the perimeter. You’ll enjoy a scenic route beginning at John Howell Park, running through some of the gorgeous Virginia-Highland and Morningside streets and ending back at John Howell Park. The course offers chip timing and is a Peachtree qualifier. Proceeds will benefit Trees Atlanta, Keep Atlanta Beautiful and Fire Station 19.
The Atlanta Fair
Turner Field Gray Lot. Friday, March 1- March 30. Open weekdays at 5:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 12:00 p.m.; Sundays at 1:00 p.m. $5 for adults; $1 for ages 2-11; free for children 2 and under.
Don’t miss the opening weekend of an almost three decade tradition: the Atlanta Fair. Back in Turner Field, this years fair has new attractions and a packed activity schedule. Enjoy classic rides or test your courage on new ones, there will be something for all ages and courage levels.