• Things to do: Adult field day, play life-sized board games, killer tomatoes

    By: Nelson Hicks


    Check out some of the top events happening around town this week.


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    Play life-sized Battleship, Hungry Hungry Hippos

    The Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation department is holding “Life Size Game Day” at the West Gwinnett Park Aquatic Center. Guests ages four and up are welcome to play “life sized” versions of Battleship, Hungry Hungry Hippos and other classic board games.

    Atlanta Field Day

    The event is a throw back to grade school, built with adults in mind. It includes the classic events like tug of war, relay races, obstacle courses, etc. - plus some crazy new games and some surprises throughout the day. 

    Photos-Atlanta Field Day 2016

    Slide the City: Atlanta

    Summer time is upon us, and Slide the City is bringing 1000 feet of slick vinyl to brighten the streets. Come dressed to impress because it’s not every day you can strut through town with your hot bod, cool dance moves, and slick slides. Did we mention 1000 feet? Yeah, that’s over 3 football fields. Tickets start at $30.

    Atlanta Rollergirls

    The Atlanta Rollergirls have been a league for 13 years, and this bratty teenager is hosting a homecoming. Come watch skaters jump, juke, hip check- and bow down in reverence to the fearless LORDS, the retired derby players who helped the league grow big and strong. 

    V-103 Car & Bike Show

    Check out hot cars, fast bikes, tricked out paint jobs and much more. The show includes performances by Wale, Lecrae and Joe Gifted, among others.

    Video-V-103 Car and Bike Show 2016

    Bastille Day: Soirée Blanche 2017

    This all-white cocktail attire affair is one of Atlanta’s largest public celebration’s commemorating France’s National Holiday. The evening will include a rooftop fashion show, an exclusive silent auction, an open french wine bar with decadent french cuisine, dancing and more.

    SNBF-Body building and figure championships

    The southeast's premiere amateur and pro bodybuilding and figure competition comes to Collins Hill High School. Classes include bodybuilding, physique, figure and bikini. Prejudging starts at 9 a.m. with the finals at 6 p.m.

    A Feast of Ice & Fire

    Ever wonder what it would be like to attend a feast at Winterfell? What it would be like to share a snitched tart with Arya or enjoy some ale with a Lannister after battle? Join City Winery Atlanta as it transforms the winery into a hall fit for royalty with Great House banners blazing and a grand table setting. Break out your medieval dress and enjoy a feast of kings & queens.


    Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

    The ninth annual festival includes the South’s top chefs and mixologists along with over 30 farmers who will compete for the tastiest tomato concoctions. Festival proceeds go to Georgia Organics. Park Tavern hosts. Tickets start at $40.

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