Summer is gone but we still have tons of events happening in the city, so check it out!
October 2nd – October 30th – Live from Woodruff Park
“Bring your blankets, chairs, and friends to enjoy a movie under the stars” at Live from Woodruff Park. Free. Oct. 2 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Oct. 16 – The Goonies and Oct. 30 – Gremlins.
October 3rd – December 15th – Music and Wine
Hear music in an intimate setting with optional food and wine at City Winery in Ponce City Market.
October 4th – November 3rd – Pumpkin Festival
The Pumpkin Festival includes family shows, games, storytelling, kids’ activities, a pie-eating contest, and “thousands of carved jack-o-lanterns” at Stone Mountain Park. Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
October 4th – Aqua Vino
ample 200 wines from around the world, taste local restaurant food, hear live music, and shop at a silent auction at Aqua Vino in the ballroom and galleries of the Georgia Aquarium for age 21+. Tickets start at $95.
October 4th – October 6th – Atlanta International Night Market
hop from 75 artisans & retailers plus 50 food vendors (with a vegan section) at Atlanta International Night Market, which has a kids’ zone, a carnival, and an international area in the upper parking lot at North Point Mall in Alpharetta. Kids 12 and younger are free.
October 5th – Atlanta Chili Cook Off
Buy a wristband to taste chili (spicy, mild, chicken, beef, vegetarian) and stew from 75 teams, and then vote for your favorite at Atlanta Chili Cook Off, with live music and beer & wine for sale at Brookhaven Park. Ticket is $10 and children age 12 and younger are free.
October 5th – Taste of Chamblee
Taste of Chamblee features food from 24 restaurants, a kids’ zone, and football on large screens. Free admission.
October 5th – Taste of Tucker
Buy tastes of food from 25 restaurants at the Taste of Tucker, with live music, a kids’ zone, and arts & crafts on car-free Main Street. Free admission and parking.
October 5th – Duluth Beer & Wine Festival
Sample 75 craft beers and 25 wines at the inaugural Duluth Beer & Wine Festival, which also has food vendors at Duluth Town Green for age 21+. Tickets are $54
October 5th – October 6th – Fall Fest
Fall Fest has live bands, 150 art booths, gourmet food trucks, a kids’ area, Saturday races (5K and one mile), and Sunday home tours at Candler Park.
October 8th – October 9th – IrishFest Atlanta
IrishFest Atlanta has traditional evening concerts both days. Saturday includes workshops, performances, children’s activities, whiskey tasting, a marketplace, and a silent auction in Roswell.
October 11th – October 12th – Oktoberfest Atlanta
Oktoberfest Atlanta features beer (first one is free), German food, live music, and games at Historic Fourth Ward Park. Tickets are $60 and children age 1 to 15 are free, but 16 to 20 need a “designated driver” ticket.
October 11th – October 19th – Georgia Mountain Fall Festival
Georgia Mountain Fall Festival features arts & crafts, live music including fiddling, a flower show, and demonstrations of cider pressing and blacksmithing in Hiawassee. No pets. Kids age 12 and younger are free.
October 11th – December 8th – Cirque du Soleil
Volta is the latest show performed by the amazing acrobats, aerialists, cyclists, comedians, dancers, and gymnasts of Cirque du Soleil in a heated tent at Atlantic Station.
October 12th – Oakhurst Porchfest
Walk around a Decatur neighborhood to hear diverse music on porches and in yards during Oakhurst Porchfest, a grassroots music festival. You’re welcome to bring folding chairs, blankets, and food. Free.
October 12th – October 13th – Pride Parade
The highlight of Atlanta Pride Festival for the LGBTQ+ community is the Pride Parade beginning Sunday at noon on Peachtree Street (from Ralph McGill Blvd NE to Piedmont Park).
October 12th – October 13th – Fall Festival on Ponce
Fall Festival on Ponce features fine arts and crafts, folk art, a children’s area, food trucks, and acoustic music in historic Olmsted Linear Park at N Ponce De Leon Ave NE. Free.
October 12th – October 13th – Chalktoberfest
Watch professional chalk artists compete, enter the amateur contest, see kids draw on the street, hear live music, attend Chalktoberfest Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, and visit the art museum free during Chalktoberfest in Marietta.
October 13th – Harvest on the ‘Hooch
Taste food from 22 restaurants, sample craft beer, hear bluegrass music, tour the garden, meet farm animals, and play games during Harvest on the ‘Hooch at Chattahoochee Nature Center.
October 17th – Alive in Roswell
Alive in Roswell has live bands, food trucks, craft beer, vendors, kids’ games, entertainment, and socializing in three locations connected by a free shuttle (on Canton Street, in Roswell Square, and behind city hall). Free.
October 18th – Taste of Atlanta
Try samples from 100 of Atlanta’s best restaurants, taste beer and wine, and watch celebrity-chef demos at Taste of Atlanta at Historic Fourth Ward Park. The Friday event is a food & dance party for age 21+.
October 19th – Decatur Craft Beer Festival
A ticket to Decatur Craft Beer Festival gets you unlimited samples from 80 breweries, live music, and food for sale in downtown Decatur for age 21+. General Admission tickets are $50.
October 19th – Brookhaven Arts Festival
Brookhaven Arts Festival includes 120 juried artists, live music, a kids’ corner, and food vendors. Free.
October 20th – Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K
The Atlanta 10 Miler & 5K begin and end at Atlantic Station.
October 25th – Sips Under the Sea
Adults can wander Georgia Aquarium enjoying DJ music, finger food, and cocktails from the full service bars during Sips Under the Sea for age 21+. Buy tickets online because none will be sold at the door. This event features “a live interactive murder mystery.”
October 26th – Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo
Bring a kite or buy one at family-friendly Atlanta World Kite Festival and Expo, with music, food, arts & crafts, face painters, and bounce houses at Piedmont Park. Free.
October 26th – Viva Tequila Festival
A ticket to Viva Tequila Festival includes unlimited “small-batch tequilas from Mexico paired with small plates from Atlanta’s top restaurants” in tents at The Promenade at Piedmont Park, with “live music, DJ, art, and culture.”
October 26th – Whiskies of the World
Sample whiskies and spirits with food during Whiskies of the World at InterContinental Buckhead for age 21+.
October 26th – October 27th – Fall Jonquil Festival
Fall Jonquil Festival has 125 arts & crafts booths, live music, festival food, puppet shows, and children’s activities at the Village Green in Smyrna. Free.
Which one you are more excited to go? Tell me in the comments!
PS: Halloween events will come in another post!