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!!
Suwanee American Craft Beer Fest
Suwanee Town Center Park. Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. $35; $10 for designated drivers.
Come celebrate the 3rd year of the Suwannee American Craft Beer Fest! Enjoy live music and sample the latest creations from Georgia’s finest breweries. Don’t miss the second annual Home Brew contest sponsored by Brew Depot! A portion of the ticket sales will benefit Kingdom Kids.
ShamRock the Station
Atlantic Station. Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Free until 5:00 p.m.; concert $10 in advance; $20 day of event; kids 12 and under are free with adult.
ShamRock the Station is a St. Patrick’s Day event that the whole family can enjoy. From noon until 5:00, Central Park in Atlantic Station will be filled with kids activities including Irish dancing, face painting, games, balloons and more. After 5:30, Central Park will close for a ticketed concert event, headlined by the band Tonic.
The Sketchbook Project
The Goat Farm. Friday, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Sketchbook Project is a traveling exhibition of handmade books that was started by two SCAD alumni. Anyone can purchase a blank sketchbook to fill and be included in the collection. There is a permanent collection at The Brooklyn Art Library and a touring collection making its way to Atlanta this weekend. Come see how participants from all walks of life have filled their sketchbooks; there will be thousands on display.
Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show
W Hotel Buckhead. Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. $25 (use promo code BBBMEDIA for $10 off).
The Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show celebrates expecting moms, new moms and moms who are just generally awesome. There will be a maternity fashion show, interactive sessions with experts in fields like childcare and nutrition, a healthy snack bar and much more. Moms will also have the opportunity to enjoy the Baby Bash and Bling signature Pregginista Punch.
5K Foam Fest
Atlanta Motor Speedway. Saturday. Still space left in 8:40 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 1:20 p.m. heats. $70 in advance. $75 day of race.
There’s no better way to get ready for spring than with the 5K Foam Fest. Unlike other mud runs, this 5K promises to get you filthy clean. In addition to 15-30 obstacles in the mud, they’ll also throw tons of foam at you. It’s like being in a huge bubble bath (with clothes, obviously). Obstacles include the Death Drop giant slide, a 30 foot slip and slide, a bouncy ball bash and all kinds of other fun.
2013 Southeastern Flower Show
Cobb Galleria Centre. Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $18-$45.
Spend this weekend cultivating your green thumb at the 2013 Southeastern Flower Show. Celebrating it’s 25th anniversary with the theme “What’s Old is New Again”, you’ll be able to browse antique, marvel over meticulous gardens, and take part of cooking demonstrations and lectures.