Things To Do In Atlanta This Weekend August 25 through August 27

Festival season is in full swing. See what there is to do in Atlanta this weekend.
  • Art and live music collide at the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival. (photo Ryan Purcell)
    Art and live music collide at the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival. (photo Ryan Purcell)
  • See behind the scenes at the fabulous Fox Theatre. (Gene Phillips,
    See behind the scenes at the fabulous Fox Theatre. (Gene Phillips,

Here's what's on our schedule this weekend in Atlanta. What about you?

Carol’s Picks
Carol is the ATL Insider’s culture vulture. If there is a new exhibit in town or a new show on the stage, Carol is the first to know about it.

  • Art Party 2017, Saturday
    Mix, mingle, munch, sip while you help assure that Atlanta Contemporary continues to offer daily free admission.

  • Exclusive Fox Theatre Behind-the-Scenes, Saturday
    Peek beneath the stage, see rehearsal spaces and enjoy a glass of wine or a beer in the Star Dressing Room during this tour of Atlanta's beloved theater. 

Joleen's Picks
Joleen is a work-at-home mom to a 3-year-old son. She and her family live in the 'burbs but enjoy regularly traveling into the city for family-friendly fun and adventure.

  • Family Programming at the High, Sunday  
    “All Fired Up” is August’s theme at the High Museum of Art. From 1 to 4 p.m. learn about how fire plays a part in creating artwork from ceramics to jewelry and visit some of these pieces. 

  • Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade Workshop, Sunday
    Get ready for the annual Lantern Parade at this fun workshop where you will create your own lantern. Get inspired by the current exhibition at the Michael C Carlos Museum and work with artist Chantelle Rytter, founder of the parade. Open to all ages. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Tommy's Picks
Tommy is a young professional keeping an eye out for the city's liveliest happenings.

  • BronzeLens Film Festival, through Sunday
    BronzeLens is back! The eighth annual film festival returns with screenings, workshops, classes, awards shows, women superstars luncheon and more. See why Atlanta is a center for film and film production for people of color. 

  • Grant Park Summer Shade FestivalSaturday and Sunday
    Fans of live music and art converge on Grant Park with an impressive lineup of performers, an artist market, Kids' Zone and 5K run. Food trucks and drinks will make an appearance as well! 

For the ACVB Editor's Picks along with a look at all of the events happening this weekend in Atlanta, check out our full events calendar. Then head over to InstagramFacebook and Twitter to share how you will #DiscoverATL this weekend.

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