Top things to do in and around Atlanta this week

ATLANTA — Aug. 5-14

Black Restaurant Week

Celebrating the flavors of African American, African, and Caribbean cuisine, discover Black-owned restaurants and culinary businesses in your community. Eat. Sip. Repeat.

Now - August 7

Brookhaven Restaurant Week

Brookhaven Restaurant Week is back! Enjoy an amazing lineup of locally owned, chef-driven restaurants ready to dish up mouth-watering culinary experiences. Select restaurants will offer prix fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner. Participating restaurants include The Ashford, Arnette’s Chop Shop, PURE, Red Pepper Taqueria, and many more.

Aug. 8

Bad Bunny: World’s Hottest Tour

Aug. 10

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Aug. 10-13

Widespread Panic plays the Fox Theatre

Aug. 11

Gods & Goddesses Toga Party

DJ Toni K gets the party started for BURN Atlanta’s Toga Party with cigar specials, specialty cocktails and prizes for the best costumes.

Free food for a year

Bolay, which is expanding out of their home state of Florida for the first time ever, and has chosen Alpharetta as their debut location. The fast casual concept is known for their bright and creative space, bold flavors, fresh ingredients, and enthusiastic team. At their grand opening and ribbon cutting on August 11, all guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary Bolay bowl, and the first 100 guests in line will win free Bolay for a year!

Aug. 12

NOSH Culinary Showcase

Atlanta’s premiere Black chefs and caterers will exhibit multiple tasting stations and live chef demonstrations in a festive environment filled with entertainment, music and cocktails.

Aug. 13

LIVE! ATL Brewfest

Live at the Battery Atlanta and Terrapin Taproom are taking over Battery Atlanta once again with one of your favorite local beer festivals presented by Terrapin Beer Company! Time for an afternoon of over 100 local beers to sample, food vendors, live music, and rare keg tapping’s!

DraftKings Fantasy Football Draft Party

DraftKings Fantasy Football Draft Party, featuring the Bridgestone Performance Challenge, comes to Atlanta, at Atlantic Station, featuring renowned fantasy sports expert Jake Ciely and former Falcons quarterback David Archer, delivering an event of rare fantasy sports tips, fantasy draft “coaches,” and more. Fans also will hear from former NFL players with firsthand views of the upcoming season. DraftKings Fantasy Football Draft Party is designed for experts and novices alike, with information to gather and discover from fellow fans and nationally renowned fantasy football sources.

404 Festival-POSTPONED (Read more here)

Paying homage to a day Atlanta can truly claim as its own, Atlanta Sport and Social Club have announced the 404 Festival, an event dedicated to community inclusion, growth, and appreciation of the city of Atlanta, its unique culture, and all that comes with it. Taking place August 13, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Pullman Yards, 404 Fest- Atlanta’s first (and best) area code, will showcase Atlanta-based local and national acts, local artists, muralists, vendors, history, fashion, sports, and of course- the music! The 404 Fest lineup includes Big Boi from Outkast, Travis Porter, $2 Fabo, Ricky Retro, Hedonistas, and more.

Aug. 13-14

Mystic Swamp Fest

Underground Atlanta is host to Atlanta’s first ever Mystic Swamp Fest, a two-day music festival and skateboard competition featuring over twenty bands, pro and amateur skateboarding tournaments and a variety of food, art and entertainment vendors.

Aug. 14


The Classic Center in Athens is proud to host Ballooniversity, an industry convention created by burton + BURTON for balloon and floral professionals; and for the first time, burton + BURTON is inviting the public to view the one-of-a-kind balloon display at their 40th anniversary Ballooniversity event from 2–5 p.m. An out-of-this-world exhibit with more than 100,000 balloons will be on display in the Grand Hall at The Classic Center during the Balloon Showcase which will also include live entertainers that children of all ages will love.

Aug. 18

Comedy & Cocktails

Stand up, raise a glass, and join Distillery of Modern Art for a laugh-out-loud evening filled with more than just one memorable jokester. On Thursday, August 4th at 7:30 p.m., a stacked lineup of comedians will descend upon the newly opened distillery, cocktail lounge and gallery for Comedy and Cocktails presented by Laughs on the Go. An evening filled with laughs and signature cocktails, attendees are also encouraged to walk through the impressive space and view works created by Atlanta artists.

Now - Aug. 20

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Nights Dream hits the stage at Role Call Theatre At Ponce City Market! Expect magic, romance, and lots of laughs from one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. Performances run through August 20th.

Aug. 19-20

Trunk Show at Timpson Creek Gallery

Margaret Aden is a contemporary metal smith that uses a variety of precious stones, 14k and sterling silver. She’ll be at Timpson Creek to help people pick out stones and design a one-of-a-kind piece.

Aug. 21

BIG3 Championship Game, Inaugural All-Star Game, and First-Ever Celebrity Game

The first-ever BIG3 All-Star Game will tip off at 4 pm, followed by the Championship Game at 5 pm. The top players and two coaches from each of the 10 teams not in the Championship Game will be selected to play in the All-Star Game.

Aug. 26

Lady Gaga: The Chromatica Ball

Aug. 27

Lucky’s 12th Anniversary

Lucky’s Burger and Brew will celebrate their 12th Anniversary at Lucky’s LIVE! Backyard and Doghouse. Guests will enjoy 2nd Cutest Dog Contest, live music, a special event menu, full-service bar and dining outside at Roswell’s largest outdoor dog and kid friendly venue.

Camping, Glamping & Jammin

It’s a concert, comedy show, silent party and night of camping all rolled into one.

Aug. 27-28, Sept. 3-5

Brews & Bites Festival at Six Flags

As you travel around Peachtree Square, enjoy dozens of refreshing craft beers and cocktails from your favorite local breweries, like Wild Leap and Atlanta Hard Cider, and grub on delicious offerings from some of the best gourmet food trucks in town. From foodies to families, there’s something for everyone!

Sept. 1-5

Dragon Con

Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe.



The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience

The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience is an immersive Regency-era ball with period costumes and stunning decor. Enjoy music inspired by the Bridgerton soundtrack and be captivated by the performances around you in this interactive experience!

Now-Aug. 15

Flip Circus

Flip Circus invites people to step away from their screens for an affordable, real-life entertainment experience they’ll never forget. World-class clowns, acrobats, jugglers, aerialists and daredevils display their talents right in front of them as no audience member is more than 50 feet from the ring. Recieve 40% off by using this discount code at checkout: SALE40FF

Now - Aug 14

The Incredible Book Eating Boy at the Alliance Theatre

The Alliance Theatre presents The Incredible Book Eating Boy! A story about literally biting off more than you can chew, this new musical celebrates the joy of reading and the insatiable appetite for knowledge. Donate a new or gently used book at participating book stores, and recieve a free ticket to the show!


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