24 Fun Things To Do In Atlanta In November

The fun never stops in Atlanta.
  • See the "Making Africa" exhibit at the High Museum.
    See the "Making Africa" exhibit at the High Museum.
  • It's time for the King of Pops Field Day.
    It's time for the King of Pops Field Day.

Looking for things to do in Atlanta during November? Bundle up and check out some of these activities:

  1. Culinary Passport Atlanta brings a variety of global culinary specialties from well-known and emerging chefs to The Stave Room for an inaugural food festival. The event benefits the Covenant House. Nov. 2.

  2. Picturing Africa | A Conversation with Photographer Omar Victor Diop presents Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop, whose “Project Diaspora” features self-portraits in which he poses as notable Africans from 15th- to 19th-century European paintings. His project is included in the "MAKING AFRICA" exhibition at the High Museum of Art. Nov. 3 -- Jan. 7, 2018. 

  3. The Atlanta International Night Market celebrates diversity and culture through arts, crafts, food, music and performances from nearly 70 different countries. The parking lot of Northlake Mall will be transformed into villages representing the continents of Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America for three nights. Nov. 3 – 5. 

  4. The Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show is an exhibition of works by 30 renowned jewelry artists from across the country, each selected for their unique vision and their flawless skill at producing wearable, yet uncommon, works of art. Nov. 3 – 5.

  5. Cabbagetown Chomp & Stomp is an annual festival that brings a chili cook-off, food vendors, old-time music and a 5K run to Cabbagetown Park. Nov. 4. 

  6. AfroPop! Atlanta Vol.3 features Afrobeats, AfroHouse, Soca, Afro-Latin House, DanceHall, Afro-Trap and many more music styles to The SoundTable. Nov. 4. 

  7. The Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival includes wine tasting, craft beer, live music,and food for sale at City Winery. Nov. 4. 

  8. Decatur Wine Festival invites you to taste nearly 500 wines, vote for your favorites and enjoy live music and food. Nov. 4. 

  9. Whiskies of the World plies whiskey lovers with samples of spirits and buffets at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta. Nov. 4. 

  10. The Chastain Park Arts Festival brings more than 185 artists to the park, plus local acoustic musicians and food vendors. Free. Nov. 4 – 5.

  11. Dog Fest Walk ‘n’ Roll invites you and your pup to trot for a cause and raise funds for animal charities. Historic Fourth Ward Park. Nov. 5. 

  12. The 36th Annual Atlanta Veterans Day Parade will promenade through downtown Atlanta. Nov. 11. 

  13. King of Pops Field Day features live bands, food trucks, games, races, face painting, a Popsicle eating contest and free pops at 569 Ezzard St. Nov 11. 

  14. The Grant Park Mothball features a DJ, appetizers, a cash bar and a costume contest at Grant Park Recreation Center. The 2017 theme is Mardi Gras. Nov. 11. 

  15. Stone Mountain Christmas features two million lights, holiday shows, a snow-angel palace, a parade with Santa, fireworks and snowfall at Stone Mountain Park. Nearby Snow Mountain offers tube rides down a snow-covered mountain. Nov. 11 – Jan. 3, 2018. 

  16. Garden Lights, Holiday Nights features one million colorful lights, costumed characters, attractions and snacks at the 30-acre Atlanta Botanical Garden. Nov. 11 – Jan. 7, 2018.

  17. The Buried Alive Film Fest brings a juried selection of disturbing and scary independent horror films to the 7 Stages Theatre. Nov.15 – 19. 

  18. Winter Wonderland celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights and other cultures with bright lights, decorated trees, ornaments and emblems at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Nov. 16 – Jan. 6, 2018. 

  19. See the Lighting of Atlantic Station Christmas tree, followed by fireworks, plus kids’ activities, live music and a Santa parade. Free. Nov. 18. 

  20. The Heroes & Villains Fan Fest celebrates comics, sci-fi, TV and movies with guest actors, panel discussions, costume contests, role-playing and vendors at Georgia World Congress Center. Nov. 18 – 19. 

  21. The Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectacular invites you to shop from crafters, artists, vintage vendors and food trucks at the Georgia Freight Depot. Nov. 18 – 19. 

  22. Festival Peachtree Latino offers music, dancing, arts & crafts, vendors, ethnic foods and a kids’ zone at Piedmont Park. Free. Nov. 19. 

  23. The Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K begins and ends near Georgia State Stadium on Thanksgiving. Nov. 23. 

  24. The Hip Hop Nutcracker gives Tchaikovsky’s score a modern twist with a dozen hip-hop dancers in an urban setting at Fox Theatre. Nov. 26. 

    Bonus: It's back -- the ever popular 26th Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA returns with more than 45 authors including Sen. Al Franken, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and First Daughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush.

Beth Clark is a writer and foodie who loves to roam around Atlanta, uncovering the city's quirky, glam, upscale and down-home character. Curiosity is her compass, and you'll find her writing on www.thecitydweller.me.

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