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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