What’s Going On In Atlanta This Weekend, Thursday, April 16th to Sunday, April 19th

FEATURED EVENTS AND FESTIVALS: ADVENTURES IN ATLANTA’S PICKS FOR THIS WEEKEND. CHECK OUT OUR SITE AT: http://www.adventuresinatlanta.com

FEATURED: Sweetwater 420 Festival (Centennial Park)

Date: Friday, April 17th to Sunday, April 19th

Time: Varies by day

About:  Earth day. Do something good for the planet day. 420. It goes by many names but this weekend welcomes the annual earth awareness with a new Atlanta music festival staple: Sweetwater 420 Festival.  Every year, it gets bigger and better and this year is no different with this year boasting national acts like 311, Snoop Dog, and Primus. Tickets range from $42 each day and $75 for the weekend. Vip is $265 for the weekend and $115 per day.

Website/link for more information: http://www.sweetwater420fest.com/

Georgia Renaissance Festival Opening Weekend

Date: Opening weekend: Saturday, April 18th and Sunday April 19th

Continues through Sunday, June 7th

Time: See the site for more details

About: In it’s 30th year, Georgia Renaissance Festival kicks off it’s opening weekend with a special celebration. This year, they have several themed weekends to cater to different groups, for example, Time Warp Weekend is the weekend of May 16th and 17th and caters to the cosplay community, while the Roman Toga Party Weekend runs April 25th and 26th. There are so many to choose from! On top of that, you get all the usual fun, like the Joust and all the turkey legs you can eat. Get out to their opening weekend and get buy one, get one free. Tickets are $22 for an adult at the door, while if you purchase on line they are $19.

Website/link for more information: https://www.garenfest.com/

ALSO THIS WEEKEND

HBO’s Silicon Valley Kumail Nanjiani & Thomas Middleditch at the Atlanta Improv: Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th: http://www.theimprovatlanta.com/2014/10/27/kumail-nanjiani-from-silicon-valley-comedy-central-226-228/

Atlanta Steeplechase 2015 (Rome, GA): Saturday, April 18th: http://www.atlantasteeplechase.org/

Parish & Trees Planting Party (via Scout Mob): Saturday, April 18th: http://handpicked.scoutmob.com/atlanta/hand-picked/trees-atlanta-parish

Atlanta Rollergirls April Bout: Saturday, April 18th: http://www.atlantarollergirls.com/

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza: Saturday, April 18th to Sunday, April 19th: http://sandyspringsartsapalooza.com/

Alpharetta Arts StreetFest: Saturday, April 18th to Sunday, April 19th: http://www.alpharetta.ga.us/index.php?p=283

Atlanta Streets Alive in the West End: Sunday, April 19th: http://www.atlantastreetsalive.com/

Decatur Earth Day Festival in Oakhurst Garden: Sunday, April 19th: http://wyldecenter.org/decatur-earth-day-festival/

SAVE-THE DATE: UPCOMING EVENTS

Sips Under The Sea Totally 80’s at the Georgia Aquarium: Friday, April 24th: http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/experience/explore/events/2015/04/24/default-calendar/sips-under-the-sea

Inman Park Festival: Saturday, April 25th to Sunday, April 25th: http://inmanparkfestival.org/

Night of Spectacles 2015 benefiting the Georgia Lions Lighthouse: Saturday, April 25th: http://www.nightofspectacles.org/

Georgia Brewed Festival in Athens: Saturday, April 25th: http://bdi.xorbia.com/georgia-brewed-festival/xt

Red Hare Brewing Classic Car Cruise-in: Saturday, April 25th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1014371671924601/

Atkins Park Crawfish Boil: Saturday, April 25th to Sunday, April 26th: https://www.freshtix.com/events/atkinsparkcrawfishboil

Sunset Sessions LIVE at Park Tavern KICK-OFF: Sunday, April 26th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1600628976845003/

Oysterfest at Coast: Sunday, April 26th: http://www.h2sr.com/oysterfest.html

The Lawerence Patio & Pig Roast Party: Sunday, April 26th: http://handpicked.scoutmob.com/atlanta/hand-picked/the-lawrence-patio-launch-party

Prohibition 100 Point Tasting (Buckhead): Tuesday, April 28th: https://www.facebook.com/events/631854563614916/

4th Annual Uno de Mayo Tequila Crawl: Friday, May 1st: http://www.atlantabartours.com/events/event/4th-annual-uno-de-mayo-tequila-crawl/

Dos de Mayo Tequila Tour: Saturday, May 2nd: http://www.atlantabartours.com/events/event/4th-annual-dos-de-mayo-tequila-tour/

Derby Day at H. Harper Station: Saturday, May 2nd: http://handpicked.scoutmob.com/atlanta/hand-picked/harper-station-derby-day-1

Wrecking Bar Wild Beer Festival: Saturday, May 2nd: https://www.freshtix.com/events/wrecking-bar-wild-beer-festival

Fire in the Fourth (Old Fourth Ward): Saturday, May 2nd: http://www.fireinthe4th.com/

Kennesaw Craft Beer Festival: Saturday, May 2nd: http://kennesawcraftbeerfest.com/

2nd Annual Crawfish for Cancer – ATL Crawfish Boil at the Ivy: Saturday, May 2nd: https://www.facebook.com/events/801663426570675/

Atlanta Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry: Thursday, May 7th: https://secure.nokidhungry.org/site/Ecommerce?store_id=1321

Shaky Knees Music Festival: Friday, May 8th to Sunday, May 10th: http://shakykneesfestival.com/

Pick’n In Grant Park ATL BBQ & Music Festival: Friday, May 8th to Saturday, May 9th: http://www.grantparkbbq.org/home.html

Taste of Town Brookhaven: Saturday, May 9th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1565891740358331/

Kara Claudy Right Here CD Release party at Smith’s Old Bar: Saturday, May 9th: https://www.facebook.com/events/903705769688159/

Decatur Lantern Parade: Friday, May 15th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1617623701816226/

East Atlanta Beer Festival: Saturday, May 16th: http://www.eastatlantabeerfest.com/

2015 Kirkwood Spring Fling: Saturday, May 16th: http://www.kirkwoodfling.com/

Taste of the Highlands: Saturday, May 16th: http://www.tasteofthehighlands.com/

1st Annual Atlanta Beltline Jamboree: Saturday, May 16th: https://www.facebook.com/events/742502949201068/

2nd Streetcar Adventure: Saturday, May 16th: http://www.atlantabartours.com/events/event/2nd-atlanta-streetcar-adventure/

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What’s Going On In Atlanta This Weekend, Thursday, April 9th to Sunday, April 12th

FEATURED EVENTS AND FESTIVALS: ADVENTURES IN ATLANTA’S PICKS FOR THIS WEEKEND. CHECK OUT OUR SITE AT: http://www.adventuresinatlanta.com

FEATURED: Hogs and Hops (Masquerade)

Date: Saturday, April 11th

Time: 1pm to 5pm

About: Last year, it was all about the smoked butts and the Brussels sprouts, what will this year bring? It’s time again for Hogs and Hops: tons of tasty pork products to nosh on and the perfect beer to pair it with. Here is a little snip it of last year’s festival to coax you into attending. If this doesn’t do it, nothing will. You know you want to! “At Hogs and Hops beer was flowing, the barbeque was smoked, the stew was stewing, the collards were steeping, all that being said are you hungry yet?  I drew up my elastic waist pants, gathered wet wipes, and dug in.” Tickets are $45 in advanced and $55 at the door for general admission (beer and 4 food tickets), and VIP are $75 in advance and $85 the day of the event (unlimited everything, 1 hour early entry).

Website/link for more information:http://www.hogsandhopsatlanta.com/

79th Annual Dogwood Festival (Piedmont Park)

Date: Friday, April 10th to Sunday, April 12th

Time: Varies by day.

About: The quintessential Atlanta spring festival that defines all other festivals. The festival all other festivals look up to and hope to be. Chocked full of artwork, food, music, a beer & BBQ event, and those cut puppies doing tricks, this festival has something for you, your friends, your family, even your children (gasp!). If you go to one festival this year, this is it. Get going. Piedmont Park is in full bloom. This is free to attend and pays back in spades in people watching, fried vittles, and beautiful weather. Other events, like the Beer & BBQ event do have a charge. See website for more details.

Website/link for more information: http://www.dogwood.org/

ALSO THIS WEEKEND

Beer Emergency! at Victory Sandwich Bar (Wild Heaven): Thursday, April 9th: http://wildheavencraftbeers.com/

Big Ketch Patio Launch Party: Thursday, April 9th: http://www.yelp.com/events/atlanta-the-big-ketch-patio-launch-party

Game of Thrones Ommegang Takeover at Diesel: Friday, April 10th: https://www.facebook.com/events/805530259539548/

SOLD OUT Bravos Opening Day VIP Tailgate: Friday, April 10th: https://www.facebook.com/events/881937375161374/

Spring Festival on Ponce: Saturday, April 11th to Sunday, April 12th: http://www.festivalonponce.com/

7th Annual Vinings Wine Stroll: Saturday, April 11th: http://awt.xorbia.com/awtvin15

2nd Annual Quasimodo Day at Three Taverns: Saturday, April 11th http://www.threetavernsbrewery.com/blog/2nd-annual-quasimodo-day

Backyard Barbecue & Brews at the Dogwood Festival: Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12th: http://www.dogwood.org/backyard-barbecue-brews-2015

Classic City Brew Fest in Athens: Sunday, April 12th: http://www.classiccitybrew.com/brewfest.html

SAVE-THE DATE: UPCOMING EVENTS

FEATURED: Sweetwater 420 Fest at Centennial Olympic Park: Friday, April 17th to Sunday, April 19th: http://www.sweetwater420fest.com/

Atlanta Steeplechase 2015 (Rome, GA): Saturday, April 18th: http://www.atlantasteeplechase.org/

Parish & Trees Planting Party (via Scout Mob): Saturday, April 18th: http://handpicked.scoutmob.com/atlanta/hand-picked/trees-atlanta-parish

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza: Saturday, April 18th to Sunday, April 19th: http://sandyspringsartsapalooza.com/

Sips Under The Sea Totally 80’s at the Georgia Aquarium: Friday, April 24th: http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/experience/explore/events/2015/04/24/default-calendar/sips-under-the-sea

Inman Park Festival: Saturday, April 25th to Sunday, April 25th: http://inmanparkfestival.org/

Night of Spectacles 2015 benefiting the Georgia Lions Lighthouse: Saturday, April 25th: http://www.nightofspectacles.org/

Georgia Brewed Festival in Athens: Saturday, April 25th: http://bdi.xorbia.com/georgia-brewed-festival/xt

Atkins Park Crawfish Boil: Saturday, April 25th to Sunday, April 26th: https://www.freshtix.com/events/atkinsparkcrawfishboil

Sunset Sessions LIVE at Park Tavern KICK-OFF: Sunday, April 26th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1600628976845003/

Oysterfest at Coast: Sunday, April 26th: http://www.h2sr.com/oysterfest.html

4th Annual Uno de Mayo Tequila Crawl: Friday, May 1st: http://www.atlantabartours.com/events/event/4th-annual-uno-de-mayo-tequila-crawl/

Dos de Mayo Tequila Tour: Saturday, May 2nd: http://www.atlantabartours.com/events/event/4th-annual-dos-de-mayo-tequila-tour/

Derby Day at H. Harper Station: Saturday, May 2nd: http://handpicked.scoutmob.com/atlanta/hand-picked/harper-station-derby-day-1

Wrecking Bar Wild Beer Festival: Saturday, May 2nd: https://www.freshtix.com/events/wrecking-bar-wild-beer-festival

Fire in the Fourth (Old Fourth Ward): Saturday, May 2nd: http://www.fireinthe4th.com/

Kennesaw Craft Beer Festival: Saturday, May 2nd: http://kennesawcraftbeerfest.com/

2nd Annual Crawfish for Cancer – ATL Crawfish Boil at the Ivy: Saturday, May 2nd: https://www.facebook.com/events/801663426570675/

Atlanta Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry: Thursday, May 7th: https://secure.nokidhungry.org/site/Ecommerce?store_id=1321

Shaky Knees Music Festival: Friday, May 8th to Sunday, May 10th: http://shakykneesfestival.com/

Pick’n In Grant Park ATL BBQ & Music Festival: Friday, May 8th to Saturday, May 9th: http://www.grantparkbbq.org/home.html

Taste of Town Brookhaven: Saturday, May 9th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1565891740358331/

Kara Claudy Right Here CD Release party at Smith’s Old Bar: Saturday, May 9th: https://www.facebook.com/events/903705769688159/

East Atlanta Beer Festival: Saturday, May 16th: http://www.eastatlantabeerfest.com/

2015 Kirkwood Spring Fling: Saturday, May 16th: http://www.kirkwoodfling.com/

Taste of the Highlands: Saturday, May 16th: http://www.tasteofthehighlands.com/

1st Annual Atlanta Beltline Jamboree: Saturday, May 16th: https://www.facebook.com/events/742502949201068/

2nd Streetcar Adventure: Saturday, May 16th: http://www.atlantabartours.com/events/event/2nd-atlanta-streetcar-adventure/

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What’s Going On in Atlanta This Weekend, Wednesday, April 1st to Sunday, April 5th

FEATURED EVENTS AND FESTIVALS: ADVENTURES IN ATLANTA’S PICKS FOR THIS WEEKEND. CHECK OUT OUR SITE AT: http://www.adventuresinatlanta.com

2nd Annual Beltline Boil (on the Beltline)

Date: Saturday, April 4th

Time: 11am to 8pm

About: Their headline says “second annual celebration of community, urban accessibility and low country cooking.” This neighborhood festival has food, music, and a chef’s competition for charity. Competing restaurants include hot Atlanta joints like Ladybird, 4th and Swift, and Two Urban Licks. Tickets are $5 to attend the event and $20 to taste the competing restaurants boils. $20 to be a celebrity judge? Sign us up.

Website/link for more information:http://beltlineboil.com

Buckhead Chili Cook-Off

Date: Saturday, April 4th

Time: 12:30pm to 5pm

About: It’s all for Bert’s Big Adventure. A chili cook-off for people to enjoy a beautiful day and some chili and for competitors to win a little money and to give to a good cause. For $5 grab a spoon and eat all the chili you can. Who can resist that?

Website/link for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/803478056397810/

ALSO THIS WEEKEND

Vino Venue April Fools Wine Tasting and Social: Wednesday, April 1st: https://www.facebook.com/events/345952668943113/

Atlanta Silverbacks 2015 Kickoff Party at Red Brick Brewery: Wednesday, April 1st: https://www.facebook.com/events/1045928188755311/

International Pillow Fight Day: Saturday, April 4th: https://www.facebook.com/events/322156577980140/

Hop in the Park 2015 (Atlantic Station): Saturday, April 4th: http://atlanticstation.com/2015/03/26/hop-in-the-park-2015/

SAVE-THE DATE: UPCOMING EVENTS

Bravos Opening Day VIP Tailgate: Friday, April 10th: https://www.facebook.com/events/881937375161374/

79th Annual Dogwood Festival: Friday, April 10th to Sunday, April 12th: http://www.dogwood.org/

Spring Festival on Ponce: Saturday, April 11th to Sunday, April 12th: http://www.festivalonponce.com/

FEATURED: Hogs and Hops at The Masquerade: Saturday, April 11th: http://www.hogsandhopsatlanta.com/

7th Annual Vinings Wine Stroll: Saturday, April 11th: http://awt.xorbia.com/awtvin15

Backyard Barbecue & Brews at the Dogwood Festival: Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12th: http://www.dogwood.org/backyard-barbecue-brews-2015

FEATURED: Sweetwater 420 Fest at Centennial Olympic Park: Friday, April 17th to Sunday, April 19th: http://www.sweetwater420fest.com/

Atlanta Steeplechase 2015 (Rome, GA): Saturday, April 18th: http://www.atlantasteeplechase.org/

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza: Saturday, April 18th to Sunday, April 19th: http://sandyspringsartsapalooza.com/

Sips Under The Sea Totally 80’s at the Georgia Aquarium: Friday, April 24th: http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/experience/explore/events/2015/04/24/default-calendar/sips-under-the-sea

Inman Park Festival: Saturday, April 25th to Sunday, April 25th: http://inmanparkfestival.org/

Night of Spectacles 2015 benefiting the Georgia Lions Lighthouse: Saturday, April 25th: http://www.nightofspectacles.org/

Atkins Park Crawfish Boil: Saturday, April 25th to Sunday, April 26th: https://www.freshtix.com/events/atkinsparkcrawfishboil

4th Annual Uno de Mayo Tequila Crawl: Friday, May 1st: http://www.atlantabartours.com/events/event/4th-annual-uno-de-mayo-tequila-crawl/

Dos de Mayo Tequila Tour: Saturday, May 2nd: http://www.atlantabartours.com/events/event/4th-annual-dos-de-mayo-tequila-tour/

Wrecking Bar Wild Beer Festival: Saturday, May 2nd: https://www.freshtix.com/events/wrecking-bar-wild-beer-festival

Kennesaw Craft Beer Festival: Saturday, May 2nd: http://kennesawcraftbeerfest.com/

2nd Annual Crawfish for Cancer – ATL Crawfish Boil at the Ivy: Saturday, May 2nd: https://www.facebook.com/events/801663426570675/

Atlanta Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry: Thursday, May 7th: https://secure.nokidhungry.org/site/Ecommerce?store_id=1321

Shaky Knees Music Festival: Friday, May 8th to Sunday, May 10th: http://shakykneesfestival.com/

Taste of Town Brookhaven: Saturday, May 9th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1565891740358331/

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What’s Going On In Atlanta This Weekend, Wednesday, March 25th to Sunday, March 29th

FEATURED EVENTS AND FESTIVALS: ADVENTURES IN ATLANTA’S PICKS FOR THIS WEEKEND. CHECK OUT OUR SITE AT: http://www.adventuresinatlanta.com

BaconFest 2015 (The Masquerade)

Date: Saturday, March 28th

Time: 1pm to 6pm

About: You had me at bacon. Need we same more? This year’s BaconFest 2015, a fundraiser for the soon-to-be world famous Dad’s Garage, has more bacon that you can imagine. This year their stepping it up a notch with the Bacon Smackdown where restaurants bring their best bacon and winner takes all! Not only does it have the bacon goods, it also has some fun and games like Liz’s favorite event, the Hobo Wine Tasting, as well as anything from a flip cup tourney(!) to naughty face painting (last year there were a lot of men genitalia). It’s going to be a blast. Portioned Porking which is $25 in advance and $30 at the door gets you three cups of beer, bacon or both, as well as 5 game tickets. Bottomless Bacon that’s $45 in advance and $50 at the door gets you unlimited games, bacon and beer, while Whole hog is $85 (VIP).

Website/link for more information:http://www.dadsgarage.com/shows/season-20/special-events/baconfest-2015.aspx

2nd Annual Andrews Wine Festival (Buckhead)

Date: Saturday, March 28th

Time: 1pm to 6pm

About: In it’s second year, Andrews Wine Festival has 100 wines to taste with varieties from all over, as well as giving to a good cause, The Giving Kitchen. Tickets for the general admission are $35. If you like more wine, seminars, and the VIP treatment, they’ve got a VIP experience with over 145 wines, light bites from Andrew’s wonderful restaurants, a tasting glass to take home, and a whole bunch more. Plus, you’ll get 2 complimentary non-event Improv tickets and a $20 gift card to Cellar 56 or Czar Ice Bar. Tickets for VIP are $75 and limited.

Website/link for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1549333725356185/

ALSO THIS WEEKEND

2015 Atlanta Film Festival: Friday, March 20th to Sunday, March 29th: http://atlantafilmfestival.com/

Atlanta Science Festival: Saturday, March 21st to Saturday, March 28th: http://www.atlantasciencefestival.org/

Hogs for The Cause Fundraiser for DBA Barbeque: Wednesday, March 25th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1555918781332321/

CL’s Do Good Pub Crawl: Friday, March 27th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1420452768250012/

Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival at Blackburn Park: Friday, March 27th to Sunday, March 29th: http://brookcherryfest.org/

2015 Roswell Beer Festival: Saturday, March 28th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1517077505197750

Get Shamrock’ed with Yacht Rock Revue at Park Tavern: Saturday, March 28th: http://parktavern.xorbia.com/Shamrock2015

Oyster Crawfish Festival with Cowboy Mouth at Piedmont Park: Saturday, March 28th: http://parktavern.xorbia.com/OcFest

AFF Easter Art Hunt 2015: Saturday, March 28th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1416681001967133/

ongs for Kids Foundation Food & Music Festival at Monday Night Brewery: Sunday, March 29th: https://www.facebook.com/events/898204460246753/

SAVE-THE DATE: UPCOMING EVENTS

2nd Annual Beltline Boil: Saturday, April 4th: http://beltlineboil.com

Buckhead Chili Cook-off: Saturday, April 4th: https://www.facebook.com/events/803478056397810/

International Pillow Fight Day: Saturday, April 4th: https://www.facebook.com/events/322156577980140/

Bravos Opening Day VIP Tailgate: Friday, April 10th: https://www.facebook.com/events/881937375161374/

79th Annual Dogwood Festival: Friday, April 10th to Sunday, April 12th: http://www.dogwood.org/

Spring Festival on Ponce: Saturday, April 11th to Sunday, April 12th: http://www.festivalonponce.com/

FEATURED: Hogs and Hops at The Masquerade: Saturday, April 11th: http://www.hogsandhopsatlanta.com/

7th Annual Vinings Wine Stroll: Saturday, April 11th: http://awt.xorbia.com/awtvin15

Backyard Barbecue & Brews at the Dogwood Festival: Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12th: http://www.dogwood.org/backyard-barbecue-brews-2015

FEATURED: Sweetwater 420 Fest at Centennial Olympic Park: Friday, April 17th to Sunday, April 19th: http://www.sweetwater420fest.com/

Atlanta Steeplechase 2015 (Rome, GA): Saturday, April 18th: http://www.atlantasteeplechase.org/

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza: Saturday, April 18th to Sunday, April 19th: http://sandyspringsartsapalooza.com/

Sips Under The Sea Totally 80’s at the Georgia Aquarium: Friday, April 24th: http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/experience/explore/events/2015/04/24/default-calendar/sips-under-the-sea

Inman Park Festival: Saturday, April 25th to Sunday, April 25th: http://inmanparkfestival.org/

Night of Spectacles 2015 benefiting the Georgia Lions Lighthouse: Saturday, April 25th: http://www.nightofspectacles.org/

4th Annual Uno de Mayo Tequila Crawl: Friday, May 1st: http://www.atlantabartours.com/events/event/4th-annual-uno-de-mayo-tequila-crawl/

Dos de Mayo Tequila Tour: Saturday, May 2nd: http://www.atlantabartours.com/events/event/4th-annual-dos-de-mayo-tequila-tour/

Wrecking Bar Wild Beer Festival: Saturday, May 2nd: https://www.freshtix.com/events/wrecking-bar-wild-beer-festival

Kennesaw Craft Beer Festival: Saturday, May 2nd: http://kennesawcraftbeerfest.com/

2nd Annual Crawfish for Cancer – ATL Crawfish Boil at the Ivy: Saturday, May 2nd: https://www.facebook.com/events/801663426570675/

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What’s Going On In Atlanta This Weekend, Thursday, March 19th to Sunday, March 22nd

FEATURED EVENTS AND FESTIVALS: ADVENTURES IN ATLANTA’S PICKS FOR THIS WEEKEND. CHECK OUT OUR SITE AT: http://www.adventuresinatlanta.com

Beer Carnival (Atlantic Station)

Date: Saturday, March 21st

Time: 1pm to 5pm

About: Imagine you’re in a world full of carnival games, interesting rides, and all the beer you can drink. Think its a dream? No, it’s Beer Carnival. With games like Angry Beers, Keg Racers, and Duck Races, there will be a little something for everyone. According to their website there’s plenty of chances to test your skill at a variety of carnival styled midway games and with a little luck you may walk away a winner. Get your game on with general admission at $35 a ticket and $45 at the door. VIP is available for $60.

Website/link for more information:http://www.thebeercarnival.com/

Pong Madness Beer Pong Tournament

Date: Saturday, March 21st

Time: 1pm to 5pm

About: Our weekend of game playing shenanigans continues with Pong Madness. Teams compete in a knock-down drag-out pong games to where the victors goes the spoils. It’s going to be an epic match of beer savvy. Who will take the crown? Who will be the victor? Tickets are $30 in advance for Social Division and $40 for WSOBP (World Series of Beer Pong Qualifier).

Website/link for more information: https://www.xorbia.com/e/assc/pongmadness/

ALSO THIS WEEKEND

Canines & Cocktails Benefits for PAWS Atlanta – Artmore’s 5th Annual Courtyard Reopening: Thursday, March 19th: http://www.pawsatlanta.org/Events

Atlanta Improv Festival at The Village Theater: Thursday, March 19th to Saturday, March 21st: http://www.atlantaimprovfestival.com/

5th Annual Southern Fried Burlesque Festival: Thursday, March 19th to Sunday, March 22nd: https://www.facebook.com/events/311736765697235/

2015 Atlanta Film Festival: Friday, March 20th to Sunday, March 29th: http://atlantafilmfestival.com/

Blood, Sweat, and Beers and Food on Film Party: Saturday, March 21st: http://atlantafilmfestival.com/2015/blood-sweat-and-beer

12th Annual Shamjack Shuckfest at Tin Roof Cantina: Sathttp://www.atlantasciencefestival.org/urday, March 21st: http://tinroof.xorbia.com/shamjam2015

Atlanta Science Festival: Saturday, March 21st to Saturday, March 28th: http://www.atlantasciencefestival.org/

SAVE-THE DATE: UPCOMING EVENTS

Hogs for The Cause Fundraiser for DBA Barbeque: Wednesday, March 25th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1555918781332321/

Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival at Blackburn Park: Friday, March 27th to Sunday, March 29th: http://brookcherryfest.org/

2015 Roswell Beer Festival: Saturday, March 28th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1517077505197750

BACONFEST 2014 at The Masquerade: Saturday, March 28th: http://www.dadsgarage.com/shows/season-20/special-events/baconfest-2015.aspx

Get Shamrock’ed with Yacht Rock Revue at Park Tavern: Saturday, March 28th: http://parktavern.xorbia.com/Shamrock2015

Oyster Crawfish Festival with Cowboy Mouth at Piedmont Park: Saturday, March 28th: http://parktavern.xorbia.com/OcFest

2nd Annual Andrews Wine Festival: Saturday, March 28th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1549333725356185/

Songs for Kids Foundation Food & Music Festival at Monday Night Brewery: Sunday, March 29th: https://www.facebook.com/events/898204460246753/

2nd Annual Beltline Boil: Saturday, April 4th: http://beltlineboil.com

Buckhead Chili Cook-off: Saturday, April 4th: https://www.facebook.com/events/803478056397810/

International Pillow Fight Day: Saturday, April 4th: https://www.facebook.com/events/322156577980140/

Bravos Opening Day VIP Tailgate: Friday, April 10th: https://www.facebook.com/events/881937375161374/

79th Annual Dogwood Festival: Friday, April 10th to Sunday, April 12th: http://www.dogwood.org/

Spring Festival on Ponce: Saturday, April 11th to Sunday, April 12th: http://www.festivalonponce.com/

FEATURED: Hogs and Hops at The Masquerade: Saturday, April 11th: http://www.hogsandhopsatlanta.com/

7th Annual Vinings Wine Stroll: Saturday, April 11th: http://awt.xorbia.com/awtvin15

Backyard Barbecue & Brews at the Dogwood Festival: Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12th: http://www.dogwood.org/backyard-barbecue-brews-2015

FEATURED: Sweetwater 420 Fest at Centennial Olympic Park: Friday, April 17th to Sunday, April 19th: http://www.sweetwater420fest.com/

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza: Saturday, April 18th to Sunday, April 19th: http://sandyspringsartsapalooza.com/

Inman Park Festival: Saturday, April 25th to Sunday, April 25th: http://inmanparkfestival.org/

Night of Spectacles 2015 benefiting the Georgia Lions Lighthouse: Saturday, April 25th: http://www.nightofspectacles.org/

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What’s Going On In Atlanta This Weekend, Thursday, March 12th to Tuesday, March 17th

FEATURED EVENTS AND FESTIVALS: ADVENTURES IN ATLANTA’S PICKS FOR THIS WEEKEND. CHECK OUT OUR SITE AT: http://www.adventuresinatlanta.com

Lepre*Con at Park Tavern (A Social Mess, Piedmont Park)

Date: Saturday, March 14th

Time: 2pm until ?

About: Want to go all-out St. Patrick’s Day with the biggest and baddest party around? This is the party for you! Shenanigans. Madness. Costumes. Djs. The list goes on and you’ll see it all at this one-of-a-kind outdoor festival. The Social Mess crew put on a darn good party so you should check it out. General Admission is $23. They have VIP but it says $500 and that *HAS* to be a hilarious joke.  Good one, guys.

Website/link for more information:https://www.xorbia.com/e/asocialmess/asocialmess-leprecon-2015/

5TH Annual Suwanee Beer Festival

Date: Saturday, March 14th

Time: 1pm to 5pm

About: Want an alternative to all the green beer and St. Patrick’s Day craziness? This will be up your alley. Suwanee may be a little bit further but we’ve heard this beer festival is killer and will make the drive worth it. Tickets are $40 for General Admission and $95 for VIP.

Website/link for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1554457654798052

ALSO THIS WEEKEND

Fado Irish Pub Atlanta – St. Patrick’s Day 2015: Wednesday, March 11th – Tuesday, March 17th: Various Events: http://www.fadoirishpub.com/atlanta/st-patricks-day-2015

Whabbit Wheat Launch Party at Red Hare: Thursday, March 12th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1395734914071252/

Gilbert Gottfried at The Improv: Thursday, March 12th to Saturday, March 14th: http://www.theimprovatlanta.com/comedy-calendar/

5th Annual Green Mile Midtown Pub Crawl: Friday, March 13th: https://www.facebook.com/events/771694539567888

Battle & Brews Grand Opening Sandy Springs: Friday, March 13th: http://www.yelp.com/events/sandy-springs-battle-and-brew-grand-opening

Shamrock & Shenanigans at Meehans Buckhead: Saturday, March 14th: https://www.freshtix.com/events/ri-ra-st-patricks-day-atlanta

Meehan’s 7th Annual Shamrock n Roll Festival (Sandy Springs): Saturday, March 14th: https://www.freshtix.com/events/meehans-7th-annual-sham-rock-and-roll

Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Saturday, March 14th: http://atlantastpats.com/

Atlanta Street Car St. Patty’s Day Weekend Bar Crawl: Saturday, March 14th: https://www.freshtix.com/events/streetcarbarcrawl

Ri Ra’s St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Block Party: Saturday, March 14th: https://www.freshtix.com/events/ri-ra-st-patricks-day-atlanta

Cypress Street St. Patty’s Day Party: Saturday, March 14th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1405576763077455

Kegs and Eggs at Meehan’s: Saturday, March 14th: https://www.facebook.com/events/769247313151627/

Southern Beer Tours & RSVPATL.com’s Savannah Bus Trip: Saturday, March 14th: http://www.rsvpatl.com/savannah-bus-trip/

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Andrews Entertainment District: Saturday, March 14th: http://www.andrewsdistrict.com/

Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub Outdoor St. Patty’s Party: Saturday, March 14th and Tuesday, March 17th: http://www.oldeblinddog.com/

RAD Studio Cruise 2015 (Railroad Art District): Saturday, March 14th: http://www.railartsdistrict.com/

Highlands Lucky Leprechaun St. Pat’s Crawl: Tuesday, March 17th: http://abt.xorbia.com/highlands-lucky-leprechaun-pub-crawl

SAVE-THE DATE: UPCOMING EVENTS

Atlanta Improv Festival at The Village Theater: Thursday, March 19th to Saturday, March 21st: http://www.atlantaimprovfestival.com/

2015 Atlanta Film Festival: Friday, March 20th to Sunday, March 29th: http://atlantafilmfestival.com/

Pong Madness Beer Pong Tournament: Saturday, March 21st: https://www.xorbia.com/e/assc/pongmadness/

Beer Carnival 2015: Saturday, March 21st: http://www.thebeercarnival.com/

Blood, Sweat, and Beers and Food on Film Party: Saturday, March 21st: http://atlantafilmfestival.com/2015/blood-sweat-and-beer

2015 Roswell Beer Festival: Saturday, March 28th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1517077505197750

BACONFEST 2014 at The Masquerade: Saturday, March 28th: http://www.dadsgarage.com/shows/season-20/special-events/baconfest-2015.aspx

Get Shamrock’ed with Yacht Rock Revue at Park Tavern: Saturday, March 28th: http://parktavern.xorbia.com/Shamrock2015

Oyster Crawfish Festival with Cowboy Mouth at Piedmont Park: Saturday, March 28th: http://parktavern.xorbia.com/OcFest

2nd Annual Andrews Wine Festival: Saturday, March 28th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1549333725356185/

Songs for Kids Foundation Food & Music Festival at Monday Night Brewery: Sunday, March 29th: https://www.facebook.com/events/898204460246753/

2nd Annual Beltline Boil: Saturday, April 4th: http://beltlineboil.com

Buckhead Chili Cook-off: Saturday, April 4th: https://www.facebook.com/events/803478056397810/

International Pillow Fight Day: Saturday, April 4th: https://www.facebook.com/events/322156577980140/

Bravos Opening Day VIP Tailgate: Friday, April 10th: https://www.facebook.com/events/881937375161374/

79th Annual Dogwood Festival: Friday, April 10th to Sunday, April 12th: http://www.dogwood.org/

Spring Festival on Ponce: Saturday, April 11th to Sunday, April 12th: http://www.festivalonponce.com/

FEATURED: Hogs and Hops at The Masquerade: Saturday, April 11th: http://www.hogsandhopsatlanta.com/

Backyard Barbecue & Brews at the Dogwood Festival: Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12th: http://www.dogwood.org/backyard-barbecue-brews-2015

FEATURED: Sweetwater 420 Fest at Centennial Olympic Park: Friday, April 17th to Sunday, April 19th: http://www.sweetwater420fest.com/

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza: Saturday, April 18th to Sunday, April 19th: http://sandyspringsartsapalooza.com/

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What’s Going On In Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday, March 5th to Sunday, March 8th

FEATURED EVENTS AND FESTIVALS: ADVENTURES IN ATLANTA’S PICKS FOR THIS WEEKEND. CHECK OUT OUR SITE AT: http://www.adventuresinatlanta.com

Atlanta Wine Party

Date: Saturday, March 7th

Time: 6pm to 10pm

About: From the masterminds behind Atlanta Beer Festivals comes Atlanta Wine Festival with over 50 wines for tasting! Not only is there wine, but there will be several beers for non-wine drinkers and live music, and Opera’s stunning ambiance. If you feel like being a very important person, it includes 15 high end wines and a food spread. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. VIP is $80 in advance only.

Website/link for more information:http://atlantawineparty.com/

The Vampire Diaries Official Convention

Date: Friday, March 6th to Sunday, March 8th

Time: Varies

About: Love The Vampire Dairies? This convention is for you. And not to bring it up, but who wouldn’t want to see Ian Somerhaulder in the flesh (swoon)? I kid. This convention has panels on everything from current to past villains, burning questions, to autograph signings and meet and greets. It’s like a TVD fan’s dream. There are tons of ticket options from Gold Weekend Package at $300 to single day passes ranging from $20 a day to $65 depending on what you want.

Website/link for more information: http://www.creationent.com/cal/tvd_atlanta.html

ALSO THIS WEEKEND

Best of Atlanta Party (Atlanta Magazine) at Cobb Galleria: Wednesday, March 4th: http://www.atlantamagazine.com/bestofatlantaparty-2015/

Sips in the South Wine Tasting at the High Museum: Friday, March 6th: http://www.yelp.com/events/atlanta-sips-in-the-south-wine-tasting

Whiskey Blue Presents: Full Moon Party: Friday, March 6th: http://www.yelp.com/events/atlanta-whiskey-blue-atlanta-presents-full-moon-party-16

BURNAWAY’S 4th Annual Art Crush Auction: Saturday, March 7th: http://handpicked.scoutmob.com/atlanta/hand-picked/burnaway-art-crush-auction

Spiral’s Luckyfest at Park Tavern: Saturday, March 7th: https://www.xorbia.com/e/spiral/luckyfest2015

St. Practice Day Beer Mile: Saturday, March 7th: http://www.atlbeermile.com/

Cardboard*Con: Saturday, March 7th: http://www.cardboardcon.com/

Wake-n-Bake Brunch at One Eared Stag: Sunday, March 8th: https://www.facebook.com/events/677973895646040/

SAVE-THE DATE: UPCOMING EVENTS

Fado Irish Pub Atlanta – St. Patrick’s Day 2015: Wednesday, March 11th – Tuesday, Marc 17th: Various Events: http://www.fadoirishpub.com/atlanta/st-patricks-day-2015

Whabbit Wheat Launch Party at Red Hare: Thursday, March 12th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1395734914071252/

5th Annual Green Mile Midtown Pub Crawl: Friday, March 13th: https://www.facebook.com/events/771694539567888

A Social Mess LepreCon St. Patrick’s DayFest 2015: Saturday, March 14th: https://www.xorbia.com/e/asocialmess/asocialmess-leprecon-2015/?promocode=cav

Kegs and Eggs at Meehan’s: Saturday, March 14th: https://www.facebook.com/events/769247313151627/

5th Annual Suwanee Beer Fest: Saturday, March 14th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1554457654798052

Cypress Street St. Patty’s Day Party: Saturday, March 14th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1405576763077455

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Andrews Entertainment District: Saturday, March 14th: http://www.andrewsdistrict.com/

Southern Beer Tours & RSVPATL.com’s Savannah Bus Trip: Saturday, March 14th: http://www.rsvpatl.com/savannah-bus-trip/

Atlanta Street Car St. Patty’s Day Weekend Bar Crawl: Saturday, March 14th: https://www.freshtix.com/events/streetcarbarcrawl

Ri Ra’s St. Patrick’s Day Outdoor Block Party: Saturday, March 14th: https://www.freshtix.com/events/ri-ra-st-patricks-day-atlanta

Shamrock & Shenanigans at Meehans Buckhead: Saturday, March 14th: https://www.freshtix.com/events/ri-ra-st-patricks-day-atlanta

Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Saturday, March 14th: http://atlantastpats.com/

Highlands Lucky Leprechaun St. Pat’s Crawl: Tuesday, March 17th: http://abt.xorbia.com/highlands-lucky-leprechaun-pub-crawl

Pong Madness Beer Pong Tournament: Saturday, March 21st: https://www.xorbia.com/e/assc/pongmadness/

Beer Carnival 2015: Saturday, March 21st: http://www.thebeercarnival.com/

Blood, Sweat, and Beers and Food on Film Party: Saturday, March 21st: http://atlantafilmfestival.com/2015/blood-sweat-and-beer

2015 Roswell Beer Festival: Saturday, March 28th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1517077505197750

BACONFEST 2014 at The Masquerade: Saturday, March 28th: http://www.dadsgarage.com/shows/season-20/special-events/baconfest-2015.aspx

Get Shamrock’ed with Yacht Rock Revue at Park Tavern: Saturday, March 28th: http://parktavern.xorbia.com/Shamrock2015

Oyster Crawfish Festival with Cowboy Mouth at Piedmont Park: Saturday, March 28th: http://parktavern.xorbia.com/OcFest

2nd Annual Andrews Wine Festival: Saturday, March 28th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1549333725356185/

2nd Annual Beltline Boil: Saturday, April 4th: http://beltlineboil.com

Buckhead Chili Cook-off: Saturday, April 4th: https://www.facebook.com/events/803478056397810/

Bravos Opening Day VIP Tailgate: Friday, April 10th: https://www.facebook.com/events/881937375161374/

79th Annual Dogwood Festival: Friday, April 10th to Sunday, April 12th: http://www.dogwood.org/

FEATURED: Hogs and Hops at The Masquerade: Saturday, April 11th: http://www.hogsandhopsatlanta.com/

Backyard Barbecue & Brews at the Dogwood Festival: Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 12th: http://www.dogwood.org/backyard-barbecue-brews-2015

FEATURED: Sweetwater 420 Fest at Centennial Olympic Park: Friday, April 17th to Sunday, April 19th: http://www.sweetwater420fest.com/

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