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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