Things To Do in Atlanta This Weekend

Here's what we're up to this weekend: Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Sept. 21 - 23).
  • Fall flavors abound as the Stone Mountain Pumpkin Festival kicks off.
    Fall flavors abound as the Stone Mountain Pumpkin Festival kicks off.
  • The Fall Folklife Festival will feature barbecue traditions of different cultures.
    The Fall Folklife Festival will feature barbecue traditions of different cultures.
  • An Atlanta classic, the BeltLine Parade lights up the night. (Christopher T. Martin Photography)
    An Atlanta classic, the BeltLine Parade lights up the night. (Christopher T. Martin Photography)

It's here. The weekend, that is. Here are our ideas for things to do. 

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.

  • Atlanta Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, Saturday, Sept. 22
    Take a walk at this event and you'll be raising awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault. Stick around after the walk for music, foot massages and Bloody Marys. 
  • Fall Folklife Festival, Saturday, Sept. 22
    Atlanta History Center, in a salute to its Barbecue Nation exhibit, is focusing on barbecue traditions of Native Americans, African-Americans and European Americans. There will be chef demonstrations and exploration of Southern crafts such as basket weaving, woodworking, pottery, food preservation and candle dipping. Go ahead, step back in time just for a day. 

Joleen's Picks
Joleen is a work-at-home mom to a 5-year-old son. She and her family live in the 'burbs but enjoy regularly traveling into the city for family-friendly fun and adventure.

  • Pumpkin Festival, Saturday, Sept. 22 through Oct. 28
    A fun fall tradition at Stone Mountain—kids can participate in fall themed activities, visit Spookley, hunt for pumpkins and more. This event goes through October.

  • Fall Folklife Festival, Saturday, Sept. 22
    A great way to step back in time. This year’s festival focuses on BBQ and grilling traditions for Georgia’s early settler groups. In addition, explore other Southern crafts such as candle dipping, weaving, woodworking, pottery and more.

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

  • Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade, Saturday, Sept. 22
    It's officially lit. The BeltLine Lantern Parade lights up the city on Saturday night. Don't miss this colorful celebration.

  • Pumpkin Festival, through Oct. 28
    Nothing says "autumn" like the annual pumpkin festival at Stone Mountain Park. This family-friendly festival kicks off this weekend and runs on weekends through October. 

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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