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!!
Inman Park Festival
Inman Park. Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Free. Tour of homes is $20.
This festival, spanning several blocks in Inman Park, is filled with fun events that everyone will enjoy. There’s a huge artist market, music, a tour of historic homes, a dance festival and a parade on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
20th Annual Taste of Marietta
Historic Marietta Square. Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Free but cost of food additional.
Enjoy food from Cobb County on the beautiful Marietta Square. There will be 75 different restaurants, caterers and food trucks including Deep Fried Brownies, Marietta Pizza Company, SEED Kitchen and Bar and many more. This is your chance to sample food from those restaurants that you’ve always wanted to try. Tastes are $.50 – $5.00 depending on the restaurant. In addition to the delicious grub, there will also be four different stages with music, a Kids Alley and a Sports Center where you can test your sporting skills.
Downtown Decatur. Saturday, 2:00 p.m. $40 in advance; $45 at door.
Get to know the delicious food available in Decatur. This walking tour stops at eight different restaurants including Big Tex Cantina, Sawicki’s and Colbeh Persian Kitchen. Each restaurant will give you a sample of the foods that they are known for. You’ll enjoy things like Duck Jalapeno Poppers and Mini Italian Sandwiches. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Breakthru House, a residential recovery program for women.
Voices & Vibes Teen Festival
Woodruff Arts Center. Friday, 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Free.
If you have a teenager (or are one) who’s interested in performing, this two day festival is where you want to be this weekend. The first day, “Voices,” will feature teens acting, singing, dancing, doing spoken word and performing classic and contemporary music while competing for the top prize. The second day, “Vibes,” will consist of free workshops for teens, guest speakers, a tour of the High Museum and live music and food on the lawn of the Woodruff Arts Center.
GoLocal Atlanta Street Art and Graffiti Tour
Irwin Street Market. Sunday, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. $25.
This is a unique opportunity to see and learn about some of Atlanta’s best graffiti. This tour is hosted by one of Atlanta’s most popular graffiti artists and will take you to some of the hottest graffiti spots around the city, teach you the methods and vocabulary and give you background on this art form. You’ll even get to try to make your own graffiti, which you can take home with you.
Buckhead Wine Festival
Andrews Entertainment District. Saturday, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. $25. 21+
Whether you’re a cabernet fan or prefer a pino grigio, the Buckhead Wine Festival is the place to learn (and taste) about them all. In addition to complimentary tastings, there will also be a food drive, a pop-up market, live entertainment and door prizes. Cheers!