Cool Things To Do In Atlanta In November

Check out the complete guide to the events happening in Atlanta in November, from big events to those slightly off the beaten path.
  • The Cabbagetown Chomp & Stomp returns! (📷 Dieter H. Engler / Cabbagetown Chomp & Stomp)
    The Cabbagetown Chomp & Stomp returns! (📷 Dieter H. Engler / Cabbagetown Chomp & Stomp)
  • The holiday season takes over Georgia Aquarium for Festival of the SEAson.
    The holiday season takes over Georgia Aquarium for Festival of the SEAson.

Bundle up and head out to these Atlanta events.

  1. RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq The World features an all-new production in which mission leader Asia O’Hara is on a journey to save the universe with the help of her intergalactic queens including Aquaria, Monet X Change, Naomi Smalls, Violet Chachki, Plastique Tiara, Detox and Yvie Oddly. Nov. 1.
  2. Lots of entertainers are performing in Atlanta in November, including Elton John at State Farm Arena (Nov. 1), Zac Brown Band at Coca-Cola Roxy (Nov. 2), Jidenna at Buckhead Theatre (Nov. 5), The Black Keys at State Farm Arena (Nov. 9), Sean Paul at Buckhead Theatre (Nov. 9), Dane Cook at Tabernacle (Nov. 9), Gladys Knight at the Rialto Center for the Arts (Nov. 10), Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow at Center Stage (Nov. 16), Ariana Grande at State Farm Arena (Nov. 19), and TBTour with Immature, Ray J, J Holiday, B5 and Day 26 at Gateway Center Arena (Nov. 23).
  3. The Chastain Park Arts Festival is a two-day event featuring 200 local and regional artists and artisans. Nov. 2. 
  4. Dîner en Noir is a black attire dining experience held in a secret location in Atlanta. Nov. 2.  
  5. The African Arts and Cultural Festival highlights sculpture, painting, photography and printmaking arts. Nov. 2-3. 
  6. Anime Weekend Atlanta brings panels, workshops, games, videos, costume play, a dealer’s room, an art show and a formal dinner and ball to Cobb Galleria Centre. Nov. 1-3.
  7. Chomp & Stomp features a chili cook-off, food vendors, old-time music and a 5K run at Cabbagetown Park. Nov. 2. 
  8. The Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival features independent documentaries from across the globe. Nov. 7-10. 
  9. The Atlanta Pancakes & Booze Art Show features a traveling exhibition of 300+ local artists exhibiting more than 800+ pieces of artwork, plus pancakes, live music, body painting and multimedia displays at Georgia Freight Depot. Nov. 8. 
  10. The Grant Park Mothball includes appetizers and DJ dance music with beer and cocktails for sale at Pin and Proper. Nov. 9.
  11. The Grant Park Wine + Cheese Festival features 50+ wines and cheeses from different regions of the world. Nov. 9. 
  12. The 18th Annual Decatur Wine Festival brings more than 500 wines, food vendors and live music to the plaza. Proceeds benefit the Decatur Arts Alliance. Nov. 9.
  13. The Georgia Seafood Festival invites you to sample fresh fish, listen to bands from Georgia’s coastal cities, learn about coastal Georgia vacation destinations, drink eclectic Georgia coastal cocktails, sample fresh produce from all over Georgia and participate in games related to Georgia’s agriculture and fishing industries. Nov. 9. 
  14. The Last Laugh Comedy Tour brings lots of laughs to Uptown Comedy Corner. Nov. 10. 
  15. The Buried Alive Film Festival highlights underground horror filmmaking in the Southeast. Nov. 13-17. 
  16. See the Nutcracker at the Fabulous Fox Theatre and A Christmas Carol at the Alliance Theatre and Shakespeare Tavern
  17. The Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival includes wine tasting, craft beer, live music and food for sale at Park Tavern. Nov. 16. 
  18. The Second City features the best sketches and songs from The Second City’s history made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more-as well as their trademark improvisation. Nov. 16. 
  19. The Atlanta Oddities & Curiosities brings together all sorts of different topics: taxidermy, preserved specimens, antiques, original artwork, skulls and bones, and more. Nov. 16.  
  20. Stone Mountain Christmas features 2 million lights, holiday shows, a snow angel palace, a parade with Santa, fireworks and snowfall at Stone Mountain Park. Nearby Snow Mountain offers inner tube rides. Nov. 16-Jan. 5. 
  21. Garden Lights, Holiday Nights features 1 million colorful lights, costumed characters, attractions and snacks at the 30-acre Atlanta Botanical Garden. Nov. 16- Jan. 11. 
  22. The Harry Potter Potions Class & Sorting Hat Party invites you to learn which house you belong in with the Sorting Margarita, and then learn how to make polyjuice potion, amortentia and draught of peace from the best, Severus Snape. Nov. 19. 
  23. Winter Wonderland celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights and other cultures with bright lights, decorated trees and ornament sand emblems at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Nov. 22-Jan. 12, 2020 
  24. Light the Station at Atlantic Station features kids’ activities, live music, a parade and the Christmas tree lighting with fireworks. Nov. 23.
  25. The Over/Under Music Fest is an immersive music festival celebrating great music, delicious beer and quality conversations. Nov. 23. 
  26. Nightmare Before Christmas Art Carnival celebrates the holidays with 30 local vendors, live music, food, drinks and fun at Metropolitan Studios. Nov. 23.  
  27. The Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectacular invites you to shop from crafters, artists, vintage vendors and food trucks at the Georgia World Congress Center. Nov. 23-24.  
  28. Festival of the SEAson features a light and music show, tree lighting ceremonies, Santa and SCUBA Claus, and live entertainment at Georgia Aquarium. Nov. 23-Dec. 31. 
  29. Macy’s Great Tree Lighting includes live performances and a visit from Santa. Nov. 24. 
  30. Art Digital at 529 is an art and tech talk with musical performances. Nov. 27. 
  31. The Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon & 5K begins and ends near Georgia State Stadium. Nov. 28. 
  32. Cirque Dreams Holidaze celebrates the winter holidays with flying reindeer, gingerbread men, music, costumes and Santa Claus at Fox Theatre. Nov. 30-Dec. 1.
  33. Animal Rights March at Centennial Olympic Park. It's a first in Atlanta. Come and support the critters we all love. Nov. 10
  34. Henri Dauman: Looking Up. See Dauman's compelling photographs and learn about the equally compelling life of this Holocaust survivor. Through Dec. 30 

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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