Top Things to Do in Atlanta This Weekend

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    Looking to get into something this weekend, wanting to take a special someone on a special date or want to engage in a unique activity?

    Take a look at the list of activities going on this weekend and even next week, which include the V-103 Car & Bike Show and ends with the Jay Z and Beyonce concert.

    Take a look, and get involved:

     

    Friday and Saturday

    The Raccoon Creek Music Festival: The Raccoon Creek Music Park celebrates its 40th year of operation with dozens of Bluegrass and Gospel musicians and groups.

     

    Saturday and Sunday

    Summer and Mercier Orchards: Local wines and ciders, freshly baked peach bread or peach crumble, and a new way to relax at Mercier Orchards.   You can pick a half gallon of fresh fruit for $10, with tractor tours at $2 for each additional rider.  http://www.mercier-orchards.com/

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    V-103 Car & Bike Show at the Georgia World Congress Center

    Saturday

    Full Moon Party at Lake Lanier Islands:

    Dance the night away under the stars with live entertainment on the Sunset Cove Stage! Hang out by the outdoor fire pits and enjoy great food and beverage specials, including all new menu items at the completely renovated Sunset Cove Restaurant! You’ll get to party with great entertainers, including stilt-walkers, magicians, and even fire breathers!

    V-103 Car & Bike Show:

    The 11th annual Car & Bike Show at the Georgia World Congress Center will feature exotic cars, tricked out bikes, celebrity appearances, entertainment, music, games and hordes of people. T.I. and T-Pain are among those slated to perform. Tickets are general admission at $15 each.

     

    Reptile Day at Fernbank Museum

    Do you like lizards and slick animals? The annual Reptile Day at Fernbank is your venue. Attendees can get intimate with dozens of lizards, snakes, turtles and amphibians.  This popular event provides unique opportunity to interact with and learn more about these important creatures.

     

    Atlanta Street Food Festival 

    This festival showcases the best in local food trucks and local bands at Piedmont Park.  According to Souther Living Magazine, it’s “one of the Top 5 latest and greatest things to hit the South.”  The festival has teamed up with The Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit charity based in Atlanta, which provides crisis grants to members of Atlanta’s restaurant community facing unanticipated hardship in the metro Atlanta region.

     

    Oakland & Civil War Guiding Walking Tours

    History buffs and tourists can actually stand on the spot where General Hood watched the Battle of Atlanta, learn about the Great Locomotive Chase and Andrew’s Raiders.  The tour also explores the achievements of famous military leaders and soldiers during and after the way.  Tours begin at 6:30pm with no reservations required.

     

    Sunday

    Tim McGraw feat. Kip Moore and others

    Tim McGraw brings his tour to the Aaron’s Amphitheater (Lakewood) on Sunday, July 13.

     

    Next week

    Jay-Z & Beyonce  – On the Run Tour:  July 15

    The royal couple of rap and pop bring their tour to the Georgia Dome on Tuesday, July 15.

    Movies on the Town:  July 17

    Movies on the Town is a FREE event that begins at dusk on the green space.  Footloose (1984) will air on Thursday, July 17. Music and announcements begin two hours prior, so come early, grab dinner, and eat on the green space while you wait for the show to start!

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