From brews and boos, to live music,
pumpkins – and of course, sweet treats – Atlanta is packed with fun Fall
festivities this weekend!
Stone Mountain Highland Games
Be a 'Scot for
the Day' at the Stone Mountain Scottish Festival and Highland Games! Authentic Highland music
fills the park while tartan-clad families participate in the Clan Challenge athletic events.
Dancing demonstrations, heritage info booths and eclectic shops are just a few
of the weekend's highlights.
15 & 16
Free for all, stop by the lush and leafy
Candler Park for live music, a local artists’ market,
a kids’ zone and a Tour
of Homes. Oh, and you simply can’t miss the food vendors! Local legends
The King of Pops, The Fry Guy, Yum Yum Cupcake and many more are onsite and
offering sweet treats, delicious drinks and savory snacks.
Oct. 15, 6-11 p.m.
Known throughout town as “the wildest night of the
year”, this after-hours event is the perfect place to unleash your inner party
animal! Come in your best “creative cocktail attire” (we’re talking penguin
suits and sequins, beaks, that 1970s animal print blouse …) and enjoy booze and
bites from more than 25 Atlanta restaurants, live music from local artists, and
much more! Buy
tickets online or at the gate – all proceeds benefit Zoo Atlanta’s Access
programs for underprivileged children.
9th Annual Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park
through Oct. 30
Don your costumes
and fall into the Autumn spirit! One of Atlanta's favorite fall festivals, the Pumpkin
Festival events are fun for the entire family. Costume contests, Puppet
Parades and a Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt are just a few highlights. Enjoy the
all-new Pumpkin Palooza game show, as well as annual favorites such as story-telling,
pie-eating contests and more! Stay up past bedtime for the Stone
Mountain Laser Show, every Saturday at 8 p.m.
Castleberry Hill 2nd
Friday Art Stroll
Oct. 14, 7-10 p.m.
Hill 2nd Friday Art Stroll is a free, monthly event in which the
neighborhood art galleries are open late into the evening. A great way to wind
down for the weekend, the shops invite you to sip wine and wander through the
galleries or enjoy samples from street vendors and live entertainment at local
2011 Decatur Craft Beer Festival
Though this year’s event is sold out, order your
tickets for next year and enjoy more than 100 craft beers from local, American
and international breweries. While you won’t be getting any free brews, head to
Square for delicious discounts at Downtown eateries and live music at the
Don't forget to check out Atlanta's "spooktactular" Big Boo for even more festivals, frights and sweet treats this Halloween season!