atlanta events: Norcross Independence Day Celebration - 06/26/16 01:54 AM

The City of Norcross is throwing a pre-Fourth of July block party and you’re invited! Make your way to the heart of downtown historic Norcross on July 3rd for food, fun and fireworks during the 2016 Red, White and Boom! Independence Day Celebration. The good times start with a bang at 5 p.m. with bounce houses (nominal fee), festive face painting and an assortment of food vendors. Stroll the city sidewalks to find Norcross’ eclectic collection of shops and restaurants, dance in the park to tunes spun by the DJ from 5:30-9:30 p.m., or snag a spot on the lawn at Lillian Webb Park for a picnic and … (0 comments)

atlanta events: Music Midtown is back! - 06/26/16 01:50 AM

Music Midtown is back! Save the date, Music Midtown 2016 will be held on Saturday, September 17th & Sunday, September 18th, 2016. The lineup for 2016 Music Midtown includes The Killers, Twenty One Pilots, Beck and Deadmau5 headlining the Midtown Atlanta event in Piedmont Park. Music Midtown 2016 general admission tickets are now on sale.
In addition to the four headlining acts, you won’t want to miss Alabama Shakes, G-Eazy, The Lumineers, Collegrove (Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz), Band of Horses, James Bay, Kesha, Big Boi, Chvrches, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats,  DJ Mustard, Leon Bridges, DNCE, Melanie Martinez, Raury, Daya, … (0 comments)

atlanta events: Don't Miss Out on the Decatur Pied Piper Parade - 06/26/16 01:44 AM

Get on your feet and join the 2016 Pied Piper Parade as it makes its way through downtown Decatur on Monday, July 4, 2016. Gather friends and family, ride your bike, walk or skate in this community parade – it’s for anyone and everyone! Neighborhoods and organizations are encouraged to make floats and join the fun too. And don’t forget your red, white and blue! For those new to the area, the Pied Piper Parade has nothing to do with the Silicon Valley sitcom.
Parade lineup is at 5:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave. Pedestrians should … (1 comments)

atlanta events: Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival 2016 at Fox Theatre - 06/26/16 01:40 AM

If you need a break from the heat at all those outdoor movie showings, the 2016 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival held at the Fox Theatre in Midtown Atlanta may be just the perfect solution. Throughout the summer, modern and vintage movie classics will be shown on Fox Theatre’s 26-foot high x 56-foot-8-inch wide big screen, and patrons will enjoy movies under the “stars” with Fox Theatre’s distinct blue sky with twinkling stars and fluffy clouds. For select showings, 2016 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival offers guests a magical pre-show experience that includes a sing-along with a vintage cartoon and the world renowned … (1 comments)

atlanta events: Stone Mountain Fantastic Fourth Celebration - 06/26/16 12:40 AM

 
Don’t miss the 46th Annual Fantastic Fourth Celebration in Stone Mountain! The Atlanta Journal-Constitution readers have voted Stone Mountain Park as the best place in Atlanta to enjoy fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday. Don’t miss the BIGGEST Fireworks Finale EVER, July 1st-4th! Fantastic Fourth Celebration was voted a “Must-See Fireworks Show” by USA Today and one of Reader’s Digest’s picks for “America’s Most Spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks.”
Stone Mountain Park will be open from 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. on July 1st-4th and the Fantastic Fourth Celebration Lasershow and Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m.
Experience the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®, … (0 comments)

atlanta events: Avalon Summer Solstice Soiree June 25th - 06/24/16 06:45 AM

 
Celebrate the longest days of summer at The Summer Solstice Soiree at Avalon on Saturday, June 25 from 6:30- 10:30 p.m. The Soiree is sponsored by Jezebel Magazine. Partygoers will enjoy a private party and open bar featuring signature Skyy Vodka cocktails, tastes from Antico, The El Felix, Branch & Barrel, Kona Grill, Ted’s Montana Grill and Cafe intermezzo. Lounge on daybeds then dance to Bogey & The Viceroy when The Plaza at Avalon is fully transformed for a gorgeous night with guests decked out in summer white attire. Jezebel will be photographing the event. All tickets and proceeds benefit Children’s Healthcare of … (0 comments)

atlanta events: Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo 2016 - 06/24/16 06:25 AM

 
The Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo on July 2 -3 serves as the kickoff to the AJC 2016 Peachtree Road Race on the Fourth of July. The Expo hosts 100+ vendors featuring the latest in running apparel and shoes, sports nutrition products, injury prevention, health and fitness services, gear, etc. Over 40,000 runners and walkers attend the Peachtree Health and Fitness Expo, which is the number pick-up location for AJC Peachtree Road Race participants. Located in the Georgia World Congress Center in Downtown Atlanta, the expo is free and open to the public.
The Expo will take place at the Georgia World … (0 comments)

atlanta events: Red White & Brew Summer Beer Festival - 06/24/16 01:41 AM

Before July 4th, celebrate with the Georgia Aquarium in Downtown Atlanta on Saturday, July 2nd from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. with unlimited beer, food, live music and over 500 aquatic species! The Georgia Aquarium Summer Beer Festival Red White & Brew will be held in the magnificent Oceans Ballroom, with views of their beluga whales, manta rays and whale sharks. After dinner and drinks, head in to the Aquarium and see all the incredible animals, including their newest addition California sea lions!
Proceeds from Georgia Aquarium Summer Beer Festival Red White & Brew benefit Georgia Aquarium’s Sponsored Education Admissions program, teacher development … (1 comments)

atlanta events: 4th of July Celebration Lenox Square - 06/24/16 01:30 AM

 
One of Atlanta’s favorite summer traditions, Lenox Square 57th Annual Legendary 4th of July, is set to return with a star-spangled bang! For over half a century, Lenox Square in Buckhead has celebrated Independence Day in grand tradition with patriotic activities for the entire family. At over 10,000 fireworks, the show has grown in scope and scale to become one of the largest fireworks displays in the Southeast. This year’s activities will include a 15-minute fireworks show, musical entertainment and food concessions. Everyone is invited to experience the city’s time-honored tradition and celebrate as Lenox Square lights up the sky on … (1 comments)

atlanta events: Downtown Atlanta 4th of July Celebration - 06/24/16 01:26 AM

Centennial Olympic Park Fourth of July Celebration 2016 will be held on Monday, July 4, 2016 in Downtown Atlanta. Gates open at 6pm. The Centennial Olympic Park Fourth of July Celebration 2016 will offer fun and entertainment for the entire family. The event includes free music and the Southeast’s largest fireworks display. The celebration will be broadcasted by local ABC affiliate WSB-TV, who won an Emmy for the broadcast in 2012.
Entertainment will be provided by J-Fly and Friends. Jorel “JFly” Flynn’s successes are blessings from his passion for mastering the drums and impacting the lives of young music students as a … (0 comments)

atlanta events: Kennesaw State Star-Spangled Spectacular - 06/23/16 04:15 AM

 
The 2016 Star-Spangled Spectacular will be held on Saturday, June 25th on Campus Green at Kennesaw State University. Rain date will be Sunday, June 26th.
This free, annual event in Kennesaw features a patriotic concert beginning at 7:30 with performances by the KSU Jazz Big Band and the KSU Summer Orchestra followed by a spectacular fireworks finale. Arrive early to enjoy pre-concert activities beginning at 4 p.m.
The Star-Spangled Spectacular is held on the Campus Green in the heart of KSU’s Kennesaw Campus. Campus Green address: 565 Cobb Ave NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Seating on the lawn is FREE of charge and open … (1 comments)

atlanta events: Johns Creek summer concerts start June 24th - 06/23/16 04:13 AM

 
The Johns Creek Recreation and Parks Division opens its 2016 Johns Creek summer concert series on Friday, June 24th, featuring “Rupert’s Orchestra,” a local Georgia band that performs everything from current Top 40 hits to Motown and Classic Rock to Swing.
The next musical act will be “Mothers Finest” on Friday, July 22nd. Mother’s Finest has been described as a pioneering American funk rock band who’s music is a blend of funky rhythms, heavy rock guitars and expressive soul/R&B-style vocals. Their lively music and engaging performance is sure to entertain attendees of all ages.
Finally, “The Shadowboxers” close out the concert season on … (0 comments)

atlanta events: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra returns to Piedmont Park - 06/21/16 04:32 AM

 
A Performance in the Park 2016 returns in June. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will hold a free live orchestral concert in Piedmont Park on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 7:30 PM. Led by Assistant Conductor Joseph Young, the evening will feature an array of music from Rossini’s Overture to Il Barbiere di Siviglia to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and even a little James Brown, as can only be performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Bass Trombone Brian Hecht will also make his solo debut performing a Concerto from Chris Brubeck.
A Performance in the Park 2016 concert will return to Oak Hill at … (0 comments)

atlanta events: Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival June 25-26th - 06/21/16 04:30 AM

 
The 2016 Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival is back at the Historic Fourth Ward Park. The festival in Old Fourth Ward is a two-day celebration of community and tradition presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, for people of all ages, races, customs and interests. The Festival is a major celebration of the arts while honoring the rich history of our community.
The 2016 Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival will be held on June 25 – 26, 2016. Hours are:
Saturday 10AM – 6PM Sunday 11AM – 5PM They are excited to bring another vibrant component to the newly completed Historic … (0 comments)

atlanta events: Concerts in the Garden 2016 - 06/19/16 06:24 AM

Concerts in the Garden returns to the Atlanta Botanical Garden in Midtown Atlanta for a 14th season. Named Best Outdoor Concert Series by Atlanta Magazine. Concerts in the Garden is held on the Great Lawn in Atlanta. Kick back under the stars for some wonderful shows.
Purchase tickets online or in person at Garden Admissions. Garden members present membership card at Admissions or enter member number online to receive the discount.
Atlanta Lineup
John Prine with special guest Amanda Shires
Saturday, June 25
$70.50 (Member $68.50)
Show starts at 8 p.m., gates open at 7 p.m.
Neko Case/ k.d.lang/Laura Veirs with special guest Andy Shauf
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atlanta events: 2016 Bud & Burgers Festival - 06/19/16 06:22 AM

The 2nd annual burger competition moves to Brookhaven Park in 2016. The 2nd Annual Bud-n-Burgers Festival will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 12:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in Brookhaven Park. The park is located at 4158 Peachtree Road in Brookhaven.
Come out and experience a top-notch burger event at the 2nd Annual Bud-n-Burgers Festival.   The event will showcase over 20 local restaurants all competing for the the title of “Atlanta’s Best Burger” brought to you by Anheuser-Busch. Festival goers will be able to purchase burger samples and other food items while being entertained by Kick the Robot, The Quaildogs, Francisco Vidal & a special headliner act to … (1 comments)

atlanta events: Decatur Music Festival June 18, 2016 - 06/14/16 06:09 PM

 
The Amplify Decatur Music Festival is a one-day outdoor music festival taking place on June 18, 2016 from noon – 11 p.m. on the Marta plaza on the downtown square in Decatur. Parking is limited. We encourage people to use transit. The Decatur MARTA stop is directly adjacent to the festival grounds. Attendees are also encouraged to use car services, such as Uber and Lyft.
The Amplify Decatur Music Festival kicks off with a free component from noon-3pm. The primary (ticketed) portion of the festival will last from 5pm-11pm.
From noon-3pm gates will be open to the public and guests can enjoy live … (1 comments)

atlanta events: Lt. Dan Band Benefit Concert June 18th - 06/14/16 05:58 PM

 
The Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band Benefit Concert will be held on June 18, 2016 in Downtown Atlanta. Honor. Gratitude. Rock & Roll. That’s the mission of every Lt. Dan Band concert. There’s something for everyone as the 12-member group covers hits from Stevie Wonder to Kelly Clarkson, Adele to the Zac Brown Band and everything in between. Whether boosting morale on military bases at home and abroad or raising awareness at benefit concerts across the country, the band entertains, educates, inspires and builds communities with explosive live show everywhere it goes.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the … (0 comments)

atlanta events: Enjoy the Sunset Sessions at Park Tavern - 06/14/16 05:47 PM

 
Sunset Sessions returns to Park Tavern in Midtown Atlanta – a weekly, alternative music series in Piedmont Park. First launched in 2015, Radio 105.7, The Bowery Presents and Park Tavern will once again come together to bring Atlantans and visitors alike an incredible lineup of live music at the Park Tavern Sunset Sessions from some of today’s most buzz-worthy artists every Sunday for free this summer. The free concert series will run through Sunday, September 4, 2016; every show is from 7 to 11 p.m.
The Park Tavern Sunset Sessions has featured such well-known performers as: Bad Suns; The Whigs; Little Tybee; The … (0 comments)

atlanta events: Sandy Springs Lantern Parade on June 18, 2016 - 06/10/16 05:37 PM

Join Sandy Springs Hospitality & Tourism for an “enlightened” celebration of the Chattahoochee as part of the inaugural Sandy Springs Lantern Parade on June 18, 2016 at Morgan Falls Overlook Park in Sandy Springs. Participants will “Take It To the River” as they parade downhill on Morgan Falls Road to the park with colorful lanterns lighting up the night.
Don’t have your own lantern? Want to create your own? Chantelle Rytter, producer of the inaugural Sandy Springs Lantern Parade, and creator of the successful Beltline, Grant Park and Decatur Lantern Parades, will hold lantern workshops at North Springs United Methodist Church.
The cost … (1 comments)

 
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