Top things to do in and around Atlanta this month

Looking for something to do around Atlanta? Unfortunately, with COVID-19 hanging around, the number of local events has been drastically reduced. But that doesn’t mean everything has been canceled. Here are some things to do around Atlanta for those who are interested in getting out. But with things constantly changing, please confirm the event is still happening before attending and it’s best to always take a mask.

Saturdays

Movies on The Lawn

Every Saturday through July 31, the community is invited to enjoy an evening of delectable bites and classic movies at Uptown Atlanta. Event attendance is free, but reservations are required.

May 8 - Tangled May 15 - Moonrise Kingdom May 22 - Grease Sing-A-Long May 29 - Good Morning, Vietnam

North GA Premium Outlets Carnival

Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of the electrifying midway with rides and games for all ages and fair food for every appetite. Please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and utilize the hand sanitizers and hand-washing stations located on the midway.

May 7

Sips Under the Sea

The event at the Georgia Aquarium is exclusively for adults 21 and older. This modified version of Sips Under the Sea will still feature popular cocktails, dining options and a live DJ, but with limited capacity to allow for safe social distancing. Face coverings are required in our galleries but may be taken off to actively sip on cocktails or while eating food in our designated areas.

Martinis & Music at Marietta Cobb Art Museum

Michael Price will be providing entertainment for a limited number of guests as Martinis and Music Night returns. There will be a limit of 200 guests permitted in the building at any one time. Masks are encouraged. Carriage House Catering will be serving hor d’oeuvers and there will be a cash bar.

May 8

White Water opens

The Thrill Is Calling with the return of more than 24 fan-favorite attractions, expanded food offerings, continued, enhanced safety and sanitation protocols, and exciting, new benefits for job seekers.

Robot Day at Fernbank Museum

Meet Atlanta’s favorite bots at the ultimate robot meet-and-greet as machines whir, beep and buzz their way into the museum! Masks are required at all activities. Cost is included with general admission...and members are FREE!

Now through May 9

FREE admission for mom at College Football Hall of Fame

Treat your Mom to an awe-inspiring experience this Mother’s Day at the College Football Hall of Fame. Moms receive free admission with the purchase of a regular priced adult ticket.

High Museum presents David Driskell exhibit

The High has a long history of collaboration with Driskell, who was recognized for his painting and printmaking practices, often characterized by his use of collage, which combined the Black American experience with observations of the American landscape and imagery of the African diaspora. The exhibition brings approximately 60 artworks together to present highlights of his career, and it’s the first major survey of his work since his death in April 2020.

May 7-9

MAMMA MIA!

City Springs Theatre Company͕ Atlanta’s home for professional musical theatre͕ presents Mamma Mia!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, May 7, 8, and 9, 2021at the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre.

May 9

Mother’s Day at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Kids will celebrate all the amazing moms, grandmas, aunts and other mother figures in their lives. Little ones can enjoy a reading of Irene Smalls’ Jonathan and His Mommy and build their own picture frames.

May 13

Halcyon’s “Ladies Night Out”

By purchasing a $10 ticket, guests can enjoy a DJ dance party, cocktail specials, dining and shopping discounts, sips and snacks at participating merchants, music bingo with special prizes, a free signature facial at SafiraMD Medical Aesthetics & Wellness Center and more. All proceeds from the event are donated to the North Georgia Community Foundation’s FoCo4Frontliners fund, which supplies an official FoCo4Frontliners T-shirt and a Visa gift card to as many of Forsyth County’s healthcare providers as possible.

May 14

Grand Opening of the Reeves House

This new visual arts facility will feature not only a rotating gallery, but a coffee shop/wine bar to help spark casual conversation around art as well as a space for various classes throughout the year for all ages and in a variety of mediums.

May 14-16

Mitsubishi Electric Classic

Golf fans are in for an “un-fore-gettable” time when Georgia’s only PGA TOUR Champions returns to Duluth this May. The tournament, which features 81 PGA TOUR Champions professionals vying for a $1.8 million purse, includes a number of family-friendly events throughout the week, including a kids scavenger hunt.

May 15-16

Wing & Rock Fest

The Wing & Rock Festival is an annual two day family friendly, food and music event that has something for everyone. This event is the 3rd largest chicken wing festival in the country featuring some of the region’s best tasting wings and was picked as a Top 10 festival in the country by Parade magazine. The amphitheater stage will feature live rock tribute acts, DJ Suspense & School of Rock East Cobb House Band performances. Also be sure to check out the Arts & Crafts market and the wing eating competition.

Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival

Celebrating its 12th year, the award-winning event will feature 175 artists and artisans painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft artisans, glass blowers, jewelers, and more. Festival-goers are also invited to enjoy live acoustic music, an array of bites and beverages including fare from local food trucks, and take advantage of a fun-filled children’s area. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome.

May 16

Art on the Green

Local artists around North GA will gather on the Elm Street Event Green in Woodstock to display their art which includes: paintings, mixed media, photography, hand-crafted jewelry, eccentric gifts…and MUCH more! A perfect day to go outside, enjoy the weather, and pick up special, one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone. Free admission.

May 20

Third Thursdays at Westside Provisions District

On the Third Thursday of April, May and June join the property for an outdoor market and brewery. On the northside of the property, there will be a market featuring various artists, vendors, and creatives. On the south side of the property, tables will be set up socially distanced for guests to grab a draft beer, a bratwurst and enjoy live music and outdoor games.

May 22-23

Duluth Spring Arts Festival

Created for artists by artists, the festival will feature more than 85 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers, and more. Festival-goers will also have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations and enjoy gourmet food trucks, live acoustic music, dance performances, and much more. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome.

May 27

Brew at the Zoo

Back by popular demand are beer sampling from some of Atlanta’s favorite breweries; live music; free carousel and train rides; and evening animal viewing for guests ages 21 and up. All four 2021 events will take place exclusively on the Zoo’s outdoor pathways. Brew at the Zoo will happen Friday, June 25; Friday, July 23; and Friday, August 27 as well.

May 28

Into the Wildwood Summer Concert Series

As the live music experience is slowly able to come back to life, Wildwood Revival is launching its first socially-distanced Summer Concert Series, Into the Wildwood, comprising multiple concerts located at Cloverleaf Farm just outside of Athens, Georgia. Old Crow Medicine Show with special guest Caleb Caudle plays on May 28.

June 6

Savor the Boulevard

Seven Avalon restaurants will come together to create an al fresco dining experience that supports struggling restaurant workers. From 6:30 to 9 p.m., foodies are invited to the Alpharetta mixed-use destination for the third annual Savor the Boulevard, a one-of-a-kind culinary celebration benefiting Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit that provides emergency assistance to restaurant workers in crisis. With tables spanning Avalon Boulevard, the open-air dinner party invites guests to indulge in an exceptional street-level dining experience, with prix fixe four-course meals and beverage pairings from Biltong Bar, Branch & Barrel, Colletta, Cru Wine Bar, Oak Steakhouse, Rumi’s Kitchen and South City Kitchen.

Now through October 2021

On-going

Tuesday - Sundays

Cocktails in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden

The Garden is now hosting live music every night of Cocktails in the Garden...Enjoy Atlanta’s favorite outdoor escape, along with great music from local musicians. Masks are required, tickets can be bought online.

Puttshack at the Interlock

Tee up, drink up, and EAT Up at Puttshack! It’s the world’s first super tech indoor mini golf experience. Play some crazy courses featuring custom themed holes, interactive leader boards and a digital prize wheel. After 8pm - only adults 21 and up are allowed to play.

Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary

Enjoy the outdoors, walk some trails, and visit with animals at the Yellow River Wildlife Sanctuary! The sanctuary is home to rabbits, monkeys, cows, alpacas- and many more! Hours of operations are Thursday through Sunday, and reservations must be made ahead of time online.