Top 10 things to do this weekend

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Saturday & Sunday

9th Annual Wing & Rock Fest

The Wing and Rock Festival features some of Atlanta's best tasting chicken wings from metro Atlanta restaurants plus great live music on two stages featuring over a dozen bands.  It is the third largest wing festival in the country with over 25,000 people expected in attendance this year. The festival is FREE and also includes a Kids Zone with bouncy houses, rides, face painting and local teen bands.  There’s also a big wing eating contest on Saturday where competitors vie to be the fastest wing eater in the city!

Atlanta Comic Con

Atlanta Comic Con celebrates pop culture, including comics, games, TV, movies, and anime with celebrity guests and vendors.  This event will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center beginning Friday at 3PM. 

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is a weekend experience for guests who want to sip, savor and learn about the rich food and beverage traditions of the South. All activities were carefully crafted to take guests through a one-of-a-kind culinary journey through the South. 

BattleFrog

BattleFrog is a fun, competitive new obstacle course race (OCR) series founded and designed by Navy SEALs and provides challenges for both veteran OCR racers and newcomers alike.  It features three unique courses, a series of SEAL themed demonstrations and activities, and a festival atmosphere that promises to be fun for the entire family. The inaugural event will take place at the Georgia International Horse Park, former site of the 1996 Olympic Games, in Conyers, GA. 


Peachtree Hills Festival of the Arts

This festival is a 2-day, outdoor local arts and crafts event that’s located in the heart of Atlanta connecting Buckhead with Ansley Park along a tree lined thoroughfare near Peachtree Hills Park.  Nearly 150 fine painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more will be in attendance. The Festival will also offer visitors the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, participate in hands-on arts activities, and enjoy festival foods and beverages. Admission is FREE! 

Toddler TakeOver – An Arts Festival for the Very Young

This even features all 6 original Alliance Theatre for the Very Young productions; Side-by-side art-making at the High Museum of Art and stroller gallery tours;  debut of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Music for the Very Young;  young Audiences arts-inspired play space; interactive workshops for young ones and caregivers;  professional learning opportunities for classroom teachers and family educators.

 

Saturday

The Walking Dead Escape

The Walking Dead Escape is infecting Atlanta, and “survivors” will climb, crawl, and slide their way through various zombie-infected evacuation zones.  Those lucky enough to make it to the decontamination zone will have their level of infection assessed and then participate in the event’s Fan Experience.  Those participating as “Walkers” will be transformed into the undead by professional makeup artists, and they'll receive “zombie training” prior to their release on the course.  Keeping in the spirit of entertainment and accessibility to all, THE WALKING DEAD ESCAPE is not a race, and its participants will not be timed or required to run. 

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

This Grammy winning hip-hop, rap duo will perform a FREE concert in the northeast parking lot of Perimeter Mall to celebrate the grand opening of Microsoft Perimeter Mall.  Gates will open at 6:30p. While entry is free, attendees do need a ticket, which they can procure by attending the opening of the store at 10:30a that day. Fans are encouraged to line up early. 

150th Commemoration of the Battle of Picket’s Mill

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Pickett's Mill (May 27, 1864). Come watch real-time troop movements, infantry and artillery firing demonstrations, and see what life was like on the line.  See how civilians survived as the Civil War came to Pickett's Mill.  Off-site parking and a shuttle are available.

 

Friday

Journey & Steve Miller Band

See Journey & Steve Miller Band live in concert at Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood on Friday.


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