Top things to do in and around Atlanta this month

ATLANTA — May 14-29

Tapas & Tequila at Six Flags Over Georgia

Happening weekends, May 14 through May 29, this one-of-a-kind festival is a lively celebration of Mexican culture, showcasing delicious tapas and tequila pairings, live cultural entertainment and a fiesta atmosphere to captivate all of the senses. Tapas & Tequila offers a premium tequila tasting experience, featuring a variety of world-class, tequilas from Jalisco, Mexico that have been paired with six specialty tapas by the experts at ¡Viva Tequila Festival!. The result is a captivating experience that enhances the natural flavors in both.

May 16-22

Atlanta Fringe Festival

The Atlanta Fringe Festival is dedicated to connecting adventurous artists with appreciative audiences for the betterment of the Atlanta arts community.

May 17, May 24

Jazz in the Sky

As the name suggests, this is no ordinary concert venue. The event is hosted atop the mixed-use destination’s helipad. Tickets go on sale April 19 at 10 a.m. Over the past couple of years, all of the performances have sold out very quickly. Tickets are $45 each and proceeds benefit the Atlanta Jazz Festival.

May 18

80′s Song Bingo

Say ‘Bye, Bye, Bye’ to ‘Summertime Sadness,’ and ‘Walk Like an Egyptian’ over to Eventide Brewing for some ‘Fun Tonight.’ Grant Park’s favorite brewery invites you out for their musical spin on traditional bingo every Wednesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. May 18th’s theme is 80′s.

Mystical Birthday Bash

Bellyard’s Mystical Birthday Bash is set to celebrate the West Midtown hot spot’s first year of service with a mystic soiree. Guests will enter the hotel’s restaurant and bar, Drawbar, where attendees will enjoy live music, a sweet treat and uncover their futures with fortune teller readings. The first 100 guests will receive a complimentary glass of champagne.

May 20

Nick Cannon Presents: MTV Wild ‘N Out Live

The tour makes a stop at Lakewood on Friday night.

Check out Kenny Chesney’s Tour Bus

The Kenny Chesney Tour Bus and No Shoes Radio will be onsite at Halcyon. Experience a pre-concert party with Blue Chair Bay Rum specialty cocktails, CT Cantina & Taqueria’s street taco truck, photo opps in front of the tour bus, and exclusive giveaways like a signed Kenny Chesney guitar, concert tickets and swag.

May 21

Kenny Chesney

The country music superstar plays Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Dave Matthews Band

The band plays Lakewood Amphitheatre on Saturday night.

Dahlonega Arts, Wine & Jazz Festival

Hosted by Chestatee Artists, a non-profit artists’ organization, who are dedicated to raising money for Art Education by presenting this wonderful Art, Wine & Jazz Festival.

Geranium Festival

Check out crafts, food offerings, community businesses and more at the festival.

Divas Drag Brunch

Sports & Social is hosting its first ever Drag Brunch. The 21+ ticketed event will feature special guests Mhi-ya Iman LePaige from Miami, Katrina Colby and Drew Friday. Tickets include reserved seating and mimosas, and attendees can order items from a special brunch menu, including the likes of Chicken & Waffles with fried chicken strips, toasted waffle, honey lemon butter, sliced strawberries, mint & syrup and Stuffed French Toast with a sweet mascarpone cheese filling and topped with strawberry compote & powdered sugar.

Party for the Paws

Bring your pups & head to Puppy Haven from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and enjoy an afternoon of food trucks, a pet costume contest & animal adoption, all benefiting Royal Animal Refuge, whose mission is to save adoptable pets from overcrowded municipal shelters. Enjoy the spring Saturday with friends, family and fur babies, with street tacos & bites from Yumbii’s food truck, cereal-inspired ice cream from Cereal & Cream’s food truck and brews from Tap Truck’s vintage car mobile bar, alongside live music & a raffle.

May 21-22

Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival

The focus is on featuring high quality arts and crafts, fine local and regional wines, and terrific jazz performances to entertain our visitors for this truly cultural event.

May 28

Brew at the Zoo

The 21-and-up event will feature sampling of more than 70 beers and wines, with a wide variety of craft options from many of Georgia’s favorite breweries and cideries. Other highlights will include music at venues throughout the Zoo; wildlife viewing until dusk; special Keeper Talks; and more.

Alpharetta Arts Streetfest

Over 100 artists will showcase their works for delighted shoppers in this beautiful park behind the Alpharetta Community Center, 175 Roswell St. Food and beverage vendors will be serving delightful festival fare and the kids will be entertained in the creative Kidz Zone.

May 29

Memorial Day Cookout and Barbecue at the Dillard House

Come to the Memorial Day Celebration at The Dillard House! Enjoy the outdoor BBQ with LIVE entertainment! The BBQ will be served from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM and there will be a cash bar as well! For more information or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-541-0671 or email

Now-May 30

Georgia Renaissance Festival

You are invited to join in the festivities and celebrate spring with the finest food, drink, shopping, and entertainment from across the Realm. Rub elbows with peasants and princes, be enchanted by the wondrous treasures in our Artisan Market, and enjoy our comedians, acrobats, magicians and bards as they entertain you. Whatever you seek - Adventure, Fantasy, Amusement - you will find it here!

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