Top 10 things to do this weekend



Peachtree Jr. 3K

The Peachtree Jr. 3K will be run at Piedmont Park on Saturday, May 17 at 9:00 a.m. Approximately 2,500 children, ages 7-12, are expected to participate. All finishers will receive a pennant and a T-shirt.  Following the Peachtree Jr., Atlanta Track Club will hold the Lil’ Peach 50M Dash for children ages six and under. Approximately 450 children will participate in the Lil’ Peach Dash, which has already sold out this year.

37th Annual Geranium Festival

This arts & crafts festival in Downtonw McDonough features exhibitors and vendors from all over the Southeast.  Enjoy arts & crafts, food, a children’s area, and a community business section.  There’s even a festival app for your Apple or Android phone! 

Willie Nelson & Alison Krauss

See Willie Nelson & Alison Krauss in the cozy confines of Chastain Park. 



Atlanta Streets Alive

Bring your bicycle or just your feet, and get ready to explore 3.1 miles of Peachtree Street, from MLK Drive up to 17th Street in Midtown your community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way.  Just remember, no gasoline engines allowed. All human-powered amusement welcome!


Friday & Saturday

MasterCraft Pro Wakeboard Tour stop in Acworth

Viewed as the world’s elite pro wakeboarding series, the King of Wake ties the sport’s most prestigious contests together into one ultimate season-long points chase to see who rules the wake. At each event, athletes battle it out on the water for points by performing rail tricks and aerial stunts, while being pulled by a towboat at a speed of approximately 25mph.


Saturday & Sunday

Grant Park Home & Garden Tour – May 17-18, 2014

See historic homes that range from Folk Victorian to ornate Queen Anne  and celebrate 164 years of architectural history in just a few hours on the Grant Park Home and Garden Tour.  Hours are 10:30a-6p on Saturday and 12p-5p on Sunday.  Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 day-of. 

Buckhead Restaurant Week

Beginning on Saturday, May 17, get special deals on a fixed-price meal at dozens of restaurants during Buckhead Restaurant Week, including brunch, lunch, and dinner.  Menus are exclusively priced at $15, $25, and $35.



Marietta Greek Festival 

Enjoy Greek food, music, dancers in costume, and a crafts market at the Marietta Greek Festival  on the grounds of the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. 

Flava Invasion

Gordon Neil – founder, producer, and creative director – created this event with one single mission in mind:  to encourage, cultivate, and celebrate the Afro Latin dance/music arts.  It includes workshops, parties, and shows that celebrate Latin and Afro-Latin dance, music, and arts. 

Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic –May 14-18, 2014

Join the celebration as 65 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in this skating spectacular filled with magical Disney moments, live at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.


Next week:

Game-O-Rama – May 22-26, 2014

Game-O-Rama features board-game tournaments, panels on game design and player strategy and a flea market of games at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center.  For more information, visit