What’s Going On In Atlanta This Weekend, Thursday, August 14th to Sunday, August 17th

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Atlanta Barbeque Festival at Atlantic Station

Friday, August 15th-Saturday, August 16th

Time: 4pm to 10pm Friday and Noon to 8pm Saturday

About: In it’s 6th year, this is the barbeque event of the summer for all you big barbeque fans out there. The event boasts of 50 barbeque teams and Atlanta’s top restaurant all vying for the title of Barbeque Pit Master. Tickets are $6 in advance and $10 at the door and do not include samples. Take cash for samples.

Website/link for more information: http://www.atlbbqfest.com/home.php

Piedmont Park Arts Festival 2014

Saturday, August 16th-Sunday, August 17th

Time: 10am to 6pm Saturday and 11am to 6pm Sunday

About: Enjoy a festival by artists for artists. It’s free to attend so grab your blanket, a picnic, or just your walking shoes and enjoy this two-day outdoor festival that gives back to the community. Did we mention it’s free?

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

Atlanta Field Day (Old Fourth Ward)

Saturday, August 16th

Time: 12pm to 7pm

About: It’s like the field day from your youth with the three-legged race, relays, tug-o-war, and even dodgeball. Join as a team (10 people with at least 3 females) or as an individual and win it all to become King of the Field. Do you have what it takes? Tickets are $350 for a team in advance and $400 per team day of, while individual tickets are $45 in advance and $50 day of the event.

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

ALSO THIS WEEKEND

One Midtown Kitchen Habitat for Humanity Dinner: Thursday, August 14th: http://www.concentricsrestaurants.com/p/landing.html

VIP Preview Party Benefitting the Piedmont Park Conservancy: Friday, August 15th: https://www.freshtix.com/events/piedmont-park-arts-festival-vip-preview-party

14th Annual Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival: Saturday, August 16th: http://rk.xorbia.com/decatur-bbq-blues-bluegrass-2014

Laughing Skull Best of Atlanta Comedy Showcase: Saturday, August 16th: http://www.hardrock.com/cafes/atlanta/events/

Dunwoody Butterfly Festival at Dunwoody Nature Center: Saturday, August 16th: http://www.dunwoodynature.org/Butterfly-Festival

SAVE-THE DATE: UPCOMING EVENTS

Highland Tap Grand Re-Opening & Dine Out for Fire Station 19: Wednesday, August 20th: http://www.vhfirecompany.com/

Can Can Ball Gala 2014 for the Community Food Bank: Friday, August 22nd: http://cancanball.org/

Fashion Fridays at the Food Truck Park: Friday, August 22nd: http://atlantafoodtruckpark.com/events/

Summer Sunsets in the Park with Yacht Rock Revue (Park Tavern): Friday, August 22nd: http://pleaserock.xorbia.com/yrraugust2014

Pigs N’ Peaches BBQ Festival Kennesaw: Friday, August 22nd-Saturday, August 23rd: http://www.pigsandpeaches.com/festival-info.html

Great City Race Marietta: Saturday, August 23rd: http://abt.xorbia.com/great-city-race-marietta

German Bierfest: Saturday, August 23rd: http://www.germanbierfest.com/

Red Hare Brewing Company’s “Cheers to 3 Years” Anniversary Party: Saturday, August 23rd: http://www.yelp.com/events/marietta-red-hare-brewing-companys-cheers-to-3-years-anniversary-party

12th Annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival: Saturday, August 23rd-Sunday, August, 24th: http://www.summershadefestival.org/

Draft Beer THUNDERDOME at Diesel: Sunday, August 24th: https://www.facebook.com/events/762958507080855

DragonCon 2014: Thursday, August 28th-Monday, September 1st: http://dragoncon.org/

6th Annual Buckhead Bar Bash: Friday, August 29th: http://abt.xorbia.com/buckhead-kickoff-bar-bash

Marietta Art in the Park Featuring the Chalk Spot: Saturday, August 30th-September 1st: http://www.artparkmarietta.com/

10th Annual Beer & Whiskey Fest: Sunday, August 31st: http://www.beerandwhiskeyfest.com/

SAVE-THE-DATE: Great Atlanta Beer Festival: Saturday, September 6th: http://greatatlantabeerfest.com/

Drive-invasion 2014: Saturday, September 6th: http://festivalnet.com/69603/Atlanta-Georgia/Festivals/Drive-Invasion-2014

ART PARTY at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center: Saturday, September 13th: http://thecontemporary.org/artparty/

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