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!!
Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’
Historic Roswell Square. Sunday, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Individuals $5; Families $20.
If the promise of the opportunity to taste over 100 varieties of homemade ice cream isn’t enough, take in live music, ice cream eating contests, children’s activities and more during Miss Mary’s 8th Annual Ice Cream Crankin’. All proceeds will go to benefit The Drake House.
Grant Park Summer Shade Festival
Grant Park. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Sunday 11:00 a.m – 7:30 p.m. Free. Corks & Forks $30 each day or $55 for both days.
The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival is back for the 10th year. Enjoy a vibrant artist market and live music in tree-lined Grant Park. In addition, foodies can head over to the tented pavilion to sample food and wine from some of Atlanta’s most popular restaurants as part of the Corks & Forks festival.
Woodruff Park. Saturday, 2:00 p.m.. – 7:00 p.m. $35 online; $40 at the door; children are free.
Bask in all things German at the 9th Annual Bierfest. Enjoy great food, music and of course authentic German brews. All ages are welcome; there will be activities for the kids, no pets please.
Dinosaur Birthday Bash
Fernbank Museum. Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. $17.50 for adults; $16.50 for students and seniors; $15.50 for children 3-12; free for children 3 and under and museum members.
Ready to party, pre-historic style? Take the kids to Fernbank Museum this Saturday for a dinosaur birthday bash. They’ll enjoy an interactive demonstration with bubbles, birthday ice cream, crafts, games, temporary tattoos and a meet-and-greet with Danny’s Dinosaur from the children’s book of the same name.
Cypress Street Pint & Plate 5th Annual Pig Roast.
Cypress Street Pint & Plate. Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. $10.
Good times will be aplenty at the Cypress Street Pint & Plate 5th Annual Pig Roast. Enjoy live music, Sweetwater brew, Frozen Pints Craft Beer Ice Cream and, of course, barbecued pork.
Atlanta Wine School. Friday, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. $40.
End the work week on a relaxing note and join the 60-Minute Winelover event starting this Friday evening at 7 pm. Develop your wine palate by tasting 4 of the selected wines, while learning about each. Guests will also enjoy a selection of artisanal cheeses, salami, olives, and dark chocolate truffles. A great event for anyone looking to learn more about wine and enjoy a Friday night out!