What to do in Atlanta this weekend: May 13-15, 2022
Be inspired by a self-guided tour of some of Midtown’s most impressive private gardens. A market (located on Penn Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets) will feature music, live painting demonstrations, local vendors, food and drink.
Chastain Park Arts Festival
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday May 14 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday May 15. Free admission. Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive NW, Atlanta.
Support some of the 185 local, regional and national artists who showcase their wares for sale at this two-day festival. You can see artist demonstrations, attend live performances, participate in hands-on art activities, and sample festival food and drink. The festival benefits from a scholarship fund for local artists.
Virginia Highland Porchfest
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday May 14. Free admission. VIP $100 for adults, $30 for children under 12 (includes catered lunch, cash bar, access to kids’ corner activities and more). Virginia-Highland district.
Explore the Virginia-Highland neighborhood with live music from 70 bands on 55 porches. Vendors and performers selling fun little items will also be on hand.
Bringing the sea to Powder Springs
3pm-9pm on Friday May 13, 10am-9pm on Saturday May 14 and 12pm-5pm on Sunday May 15. Free entry and parking. Thurman Springs Park, 4485 Pineview Drive, Powder Springs. 706-897-6179.
Shop for food from a wide variety of seafood vendors or try deals for ‘landlubbers’. The Gold Standard Band, the Georgia Blues Brothers and Chimere Scott (Timeless Tina Tribute) will perform.
Outdoor film series
6 p.m. (film begins after sunset) Saturday, May 14. Free. Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old 41 Hwy, Kennesaw.
Watch Walt Disney Pictures’ “Encanto” on a giant inflatable screen. Bring blankets or low back chairs. Before the film, activities include screen games and inflatables. Food vendors and other activities are also available.
Spring family fun day
2-4 p.m. Sunday May 15. Free admission, online registration. Marietta Educational Garden Center, 505 Kennesaw Avenue, Marietta.
Bring the kids to learn about bees from an expert beekeeper, visit the pollinator garden, and enjoy crafts, activities, games, face painting, and family photo ops in the garden.
Decatur Active Living Adult Field Day
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14. General $25 registration includes a drink ticket, t-shirt and all games. Legacy Park, 500 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur.
Field day fun shouldn’t be just for kids, so head to Adult Field Day for food, drinks, horseshoes, Giant Jenga, Connect Four, cornhole, a zumba dance party and a kickball tournament.
Tunes by tracks
7-9 p.m. Friday, May 13. Free. Municipal parking lot, Main Street, Stone Mountain Village.
Bring a lawn chair and listen to the music of Heather Luttrell & the Possum Den, who play blues, Americana and folk music. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
Dunwoody Sunday Cycle
3:45 p.m. Sunday, May 15. Free. Village Burger, Dunwoody Village, 1426 Dunwoody Village Drive, Dunwoody.
Join a 4.5 mile bike ride and then stay to socialize. Helmets are mandatory.
“Monty Python and the Holy Grail”
7 p.m. on Saturday May 14 and 4 p.m. on Sunday May 15. $7.50 to $10. Aurora Cineplex, 5100 Commerce Parkway, Roswell. 770-618-0977.
Relive the silliness of classic comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” If you want even more fun, come early and wear a costume, smack coconuts and ride invisible horses.
7 p.m. on Friday, May 13. $39.50 and up. Ameris Bank Amphitheater, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 404-733-5010.
Catch country superstar Tim McGraw’s 2022 tour as he welcomes guests Russell Dickerson, Alexandra Kay and Brandon Davis.
AlphaYouthSO Concert and Children’s Zoo
3:30-4:45 p.m. (instrument farm), 5 p.m. (concert). Sunday May 15. Free. Alpharetta Center for the Arts, 238 Canton St., Alpharetta. 678-740-3554.
Listen to the music of the Alpharetta Youth Symphony Orchestra during their last concert of their season. Bring the kids early to a petting zoo where they can touch and learn about the different types of instruments.
5pm-11pm on Friday May 13, 2pm-11pm on Saturday May 14 and 2pm-10pm on Sunday May 15. Free admission, tickets required for the rides. Unlimited ride wristbands are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Land next to Loganville Town Hall, 4303 Lawrenceville Road, Loganville.
Enjoy all the dizzying rides and fried foods that help make carnivals special.
Gwinnett Multicultural Festival
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday May 14. Gwinnett Place Mall, 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. 770-513-5119.
Celebrate the vibrant cultures and customs of Gwinnett with various shows, dancing, face painting, obstacle courses, bouncy castles and more. Car seat checks will also be available, and you can meet county employees and learn more about Gwinnett’s services.
Featured Friday: “Freaky Friday”
7-9 p.m. Friday, May 13. Free. Lawrenceville Lawn, 210 Luckie Street, Lawrenceville. 678-407-6663.
Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to watch “Freaky Friday.” Food trucks selling treats will be on site.