Top things to do in and around Atlanta this month

Top things to do in and around Atlanta this month

In any other year, this month would be full of concerts, live events, festivals and thousands of other fun things to do.

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. But with things changing so quickly, please confirm the event is still happening before attending.

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Sept. 16-27

Diners can enjoy local Flipper’s German style Cheddarwurst sausages, pretzels, and a house-made beer cheese dip. Guests can also wash down Oktoberfest specials with a selection of Oktoberfest Märzens in bottles from their self-serve cooler and brews on draft.

Sept. 17 – 27

This year the Fest will showcase drive-in screenings of films at three Atlanta locations: The Plaza Theatre, Pullman Yard, and Dad’s Garage. Tickets must be purchased online, and social distancing will be enforced at the screenings.

Friday, Sept. 18

Ticketed guests will enjoy live music on the Boulevard by local bands and musicians. Concertgoers will also have the opportunity to preorder meals for pickup from select Avalon restaurants. Tickets for Drive-In Live are $25 per car, and proceeds from the events will be donated to local nonprofits. To recognize Northside Hospital’s hardworking employees, Avalon is providing frontline workers with complimentary tickets to Drive-In Live on Sept. 18.

Sept. 18- Nov. 1

The event will feature Day Thrills with a variety of family-friendly activities and exhilarating rides. The event will turn into Night Chills in the evening, featuring 12 monster coasters…in the dark, and haunting Halloween theming throughout the park.

Sept. 18-20

FREE Virtual Rosh Hashanah Services

Hillels of Georgia invites you to celebrate the High Holidays with us. Services will be streamed via Zoom free of charge and will include a virtual prayer book for following along at home. We will be holding Reform and Conservative services for both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur led by community Rabbis and student leaders. Please register in advance here.

Sunday, Sept. 20

To commemorate National Pepperoni Pizza Day, Varuni Napoli! is offering a pre-order, one-day-only Bastardo at-home pizza kit, which is the restaurant’s bestselling pepperoni pizza. The Bastardo has been a customer favorite for years and is topped with fresh mozzarella, pepperoni cups, homemade nduja (spicy spreadable pork salumi in ragu sauce), Pecorino Romano, and basil. The kit is available for pre-order now through the end of the day on Thursday, Sept. 17 by calling 404-709-2690.

Sept. 24-27

It’s time to break out the lederhosen and dirndls and raise a stein in honor of Wild Heaven’s Oktoberfest Weekend. Revelers can celebrate the frothy tradition with special German-themed menus and a new craft beer release at both Wild Heaven West End and Avondale locations.



Head to Lake Lanier and enjoy some time on the water. The cruise includes six drink tickets for a variety of margaritas and light appetizers including the perfect pairing with margaritas - chips and salsa!

Shop for fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, flowers, desserts, bread, sauces and soap while enjoying music.

Fridays & Saturdays

Catch some classic movies from the comfort of your car in Roswell. This week, it’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on Friday and Jumanji on Saturday night.


Families and friends are invited to stroll and shop a variety of handcrafted and homegrown products on the Plaza Green.