Hello, local readers! Welcome to the first edition of our weekend guide, where we share our favorite activities in and around Atlanta this weekend and point out where you can get free stuff along the way.
Taste of Alpharetta
Old Milton Parkway at Wills Park. Thursday, 5-10. Admission free, $1.50-$3.50/sample.
Taste food, watch chefs compete, and listen to live music on the lawn. Look for restaurants offering free merch.
Photo by Andy.
Atlanta Braves Game
Turner Field. Friday, 7:30pm. $12+
Atlanta may be 16-18, but the D-backs only have 14 wins to 21 losses so the odds are in our favor. Not to mention the Braves are on a 3-game winning streak. If the idea of an evening spent watching two under-par teams with a hotdog in one hand and an overpriced beer in another doesn’t strike your fancy, maybe the possibility for some free Braves promotional products will.
Piedmont Park. Saturday 9am-1pm. Free. Fresh flowers, locally grown produce, and other sustainable goods.
Check out a live cooking demonstration at 11 with Gerry Klaskala, owner and executive chef of Aria. If the prospect of delicious food samples and jazz music isn’t enough to lure you in, expect to find promotional products from sponsor Kaiser Permanente.
Suwanee Town Center Park. Saturday, 12-7. Free.
The 5th Annual Star 94 Woofstock is going to be a zoo — literally. Bring dogs, cats, birds, ferrets — as long as it’s on a leash — to the “Pet Party In The Park.” Snap a picture in the pet/owner photo booths and enter your pet into the “Smallest Dog Contest,” “Biggest Dog Contest,” or “Cutest Pet Contest” for prizes.
Photo by Roger Cullman.
Kirkwood Spring Fling
Saturday, 9am-7pm. Free.
5K road race at 9 am followed by an all-day festival. You can also take a tour of homes between 12 and 6 on Saturday or Sunday. If you’ve never explored this up-and-coming neighborhood between Decatur and downtown Atlanta, come see it for yourself. Easily accessible by MARTA.
Atlanta Beer Week
Starts Sunday at locations around Atlanta.
At 1:00 head to the Brick Store Pub in downtown Decatur for a ceremonial cask tapping and rare beer tasting.
Courteous Mass Bike Ride
Meet at Woodruff Park. Friday 6-8. Free.
Join the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition for a 5-7 mile intown/downtown ride. The event distinguishes itself from Critical Mass by following traffic laws. While you’re there, ask about events going on for the rest of May to celebrate Bike Month. Be on the lookout for the stylish ABC promotional tees.
Know of other cool stuff going on this weekend? Tell us in the comments.
Your Pinnacle Friends