What to do in Atlanta this weekend: April 22-24, 2022
Take a self-guided tour of some of Inman Park’s beautiful historic homes, then enjoy the food, music, kids’ zone, arts and crafts show, and festival street market on Saturdays and on Sunday. A parade featuring some of Atlanta’s wild and eccentric bands begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Light up 2022
7:30-9:30 p.m. from Friday April 22 to Sunday April 24, plus additional dates. Adults $20 in advance, $25 at the door; students, children and seniors 65 and over $15 in advance and $20 at the door, plus taxes and fees. Children 3 and under are free. Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-688-2107.
Take a self-guided tour of Oakland Cemetery after dark with artistically lit headstones, mausoleums, flowers, trees, and buildings. The focus will be on the recently restored historic African-American burial sites and the women’s comfort station at the cemetery. Live music, craft cocktails and a pop-up Oakland boutique will also be featured.
Bruch and Beethoven
8 p.m. Friday, April 22. $23 and up. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-733-4900. 404-733-5000 (ticket office).
Concertmaster David Coucheron performs Bruch’s “Scottish Fantasy” on the violin with the addition of harp solos. Beethoven’s third symphony, “Eroica”, is also on the programme.
Spring Daffodil Festival
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday April 23 and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday April 24. Free admission. Village Green, downtown Smyrna. 770-434-6600.
Celebrate spring in Smyrna with over 150 arts and crafts stalls, 12 food stalls, an entertainment stage and a huge interactive kids’ area.
Cobb County Public Library Book Sale
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday April 22-Saturday April 23 and 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday April 24. Free entry and parking. Cobb Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta. 770-528-2320.
Buy hardcover and paperback books for all ages, DVDs, books on CD and audio cassette, and magazines. Prices range from 10 cents to $4. All proceeds will go towards purchasing additional items for the 15 branches of the Cobb County Public Library.
Taste of Mariette
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday April 24. Historic Marietta Square, Marietta. FREE ENTRANCE. $1 to $5 of “likes”. 770-257-0429.
Sample your favorite offerings from more than 80 Cobb County restaurants at the annual Taste of Marietta, which also includes a Kids’ Alley.
Community garage sale
9am-noon. Saturday April 23. FREE ENTRANCE. Briarwood Park, 2235 Briarwood Way, Brookhaven. 404-637-0500.
Rent a table to sell some of your items or shop with other garage sellers all in one place.
Amplify the Decatur Music Festival
2 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 23. $75 to $275. Decatur Square, corner of Church Street and E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur.
Listen to the music of three-time Grammy Award winner Ben Harper, two-time Grammy Award winner Old Crow Medicine Show, American legends Son Volt and acclaimed soul artists The War and Treaty. The festival helps raise funds for the Decatur Cooperative Ministry to reduce homelessness.
Decatur Earth Day Festival
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday April 23. Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404-377-0494.
Participate in fun activities for the whole family at Decatur’s annual Earth Day Festival.
Bikes and Birds Tour
7 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 24. From $50. Starts at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, 203 Azalea Drive, Roswell.
Learn to spot local birds on a biking and birding tour that begins at the Azalea Park outpost of the Nantahala Outdoor Center and travels to the Chattahoochee Nature Center.
Earth Day Celebration
Noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, April 24. Autrey Mill Nature Reserve, 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek. 678-366-3511.
Celebrate Earth Day with activities related to Earth and water at the Moulin d’Autrey Nature Reserve.
5K heart and sole
7:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 23. $15 and up. Avalon, 2200 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. 770-772-4555.
Run, walk or stroll in the 8th Annual Heart and Sole 5K, Fun Run or Tot Trot to benefit Lionheart School and Lionheart WORKS programs. After the race, stick around for a party in the plaza with a free Tito’s Bloody Mary, other adult drinks, and treats for the kids.
movie in the park
8-10 p.m. Friday, April 22. Free. Ampavilion of Grayson City, 475 Grayson Parkway, Grayson. 770-963-8017.
Come and see “Sing”, an animated film about a city of humanoid animals and a singing contest. If you wish to take advantage of the post-Easter egg hunt (postponed from an earlier date), arrive before 7 p.m.
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday April 23. FREE ENTRANCE. Lawrenceville Lawn, 210 Luckie Street, Lawrenceville.
If you have a dog, bring it on a leash to the Gwinnett Humane Society’s PAWFest. They will have a puppy parade, adoptable pets, costume contest, silent auction, live music, demonstrations, vendors, food and more.
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
5 p.m. Saturday, April 23. 73 S. Peachtree St., Norcross. 770-448-2122.
Celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee with a street party where you can immerse yourself in all things British. Live music, including songs from Beatles tribute band The Return, will be featured, and you can also buy fish and chips, try a Jubilee Craft Beer and participate in fun activities like face painting.