Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/25/18

Historic Fourth Ward Park

Saturday, April 14th

1 – 5 pm

The Atlanta Spring Wine Fest will be held on Saturday, April 14th from 1 – 5 pm at Historic Fourth Ward Park. They’ll have over 50 wines as well as a selection of beer and cider to choose from. There will be live music, plenty of fun and games, and food will be available for purchase. The wine list will be added to the website soon. Tickets are now on sale and all beverages are included in ticket price. Advanced tickets currently are $50. More info and tickets can be found here: 




Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/25/18

Saturday, April 7th

Kingston Downs, GA

The Steeplechase held at Kingston Downs is a timeless southern tradition held at one of the most widely respected tracks in the south east. Each year, tens-of-thousands of equestrian enthusiast and organizations come together for an amazing social event benefiting several Georgia charities. Since 1966, the Steeplechase has been Georgia’s premier entertainment and sporting event often referred to as “the best lawn party in Georgia.” This year’s steeplechase will offer racegoers an unforgettable day featuring food trucks, shopping, wine tastings, and a new kids corral. Racegoers will also enjoy the ever popular Hat Parade and Contest, the terrier races, and opportunity to attend the Chairman’s Pavilion and Brunch on the Backstretch parties. We look forward to having you, your friends and families join us on April 7th! Tickets range from $40 for General Admission to $400 Early Bird Chairman’s Pavilion until April 1st. The Early Bird Chairman’s Pavilion is located on the hill above the finish line, with premium open bar, elegant lunch buffets, car valet, and full access to the Paddock & the finish line. Viewing the race doesn’t get better than this! You can also purchase Brunch on the Backstretch for $90 until April 1st. This includes guest speakers, meet the jockeys, pre-race highlights, and includes general admission to the in-field (must have parking pass). More info and tickets here:

Tentative Race Schedule and Activities

9:00 AM: Gates Open

10:00 AM:

  • Brunch on the Backstretch (Tent Opens at 10:00)
  • Vendor Village Opens

11:00 AM:

  • Chairman’s Pavilion Taste and Toast Opens (upper terrace)
  • Registration begins for the Hat Parade and Contest (categories: Most Beautiful, Most Whimsical, and Best Children’s Hat)
  • Registration begins for the Best Dressed Gentleman Contest

12:00 PM:

  • Food Furlough and Vineyard Row Open
  • Kids Corral Opens with Inflatables, Stick Horse Decoration Competition, Stick Horse Races, Lasso Competition, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Arts, Crafts, Rock Climbing, Bungee Jumping, Moonwalk, Face Painting (12 and under with Kids Corral wristband required for entry)
  • Shakerag Riders

12:30 PM:

  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Bagpipers to the Tower
  • Presentation of Colors
  • National Anthem
  • Invocation
  • Race Director’s Welcome
  • Presentation of the Award of Dedication

1:20 PM:  Introduction of Jockeys and Thoroughbreds First Race

1:30 PM:  1st Race

“Best Decorated” Picnic Box Competition Winner Announced

1:50 PM:  Introduction of Jockeys and Thoroughbreds Second Race

2:00 PM:  2nd Race

2:20 PM:  Introduction of Jockeys and Thoroughbreds Third Race

2:30 PM:  3rd Race

“Hat Contests” and “Best Dressed Gentleman” Winners Announced 

2:50 PM:  Introduction of Jockeys and Thoroughbreds Fourth Race

3:00 PM:  4th Race

“Best Decorated” Infield Tailgate Competition Winner Announced

3:20 PM:  Introduction of Jockeys and Thoroughbreds Fifth Race

3:30 PM:  5th Race

3:50 PM:  Closing Ceremony

4:00 PM:  Course Closed

5:00 PM:  Gates Close (only those with Post Party wristbands allowed to remain on property)

5:00-7:00 PM:  Post Race Party

Punch Bowl Social The Battery Grand Opening

Date: Saturday, March 24th

Time: 7 pm or 9 pm

About: Punch Bowl Social will open the highly-anticipated 25,000-square-foot restaurant, bar, and entertainment destination in The Battery Atlanta on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The award-winning lifestyle brand, recently selected as a Fast Company 2018 Most Innovative Company, pairs made-from-scratch dishes, and craft beverages with social activities such as shuffleboard, ping pong, classic video games, bowling, virtual reality, and skee-ball. Punch Bowl Social Atlanta marks the company’s first property in the Southeastern U.S.  Punch Bowl Social founder and CEO, Robert Thompson, said that Atlanta had been on his radar for quite some time. “Atlanta has a unique mix of urban sophistication and southern charm,” he said. “It has a vitality and welcoming vibe that fits well with the Punch Bowl Social brand. Add in the desirable Battery Atlanta location, proximity to SunTrust Park, and the Atlanta Braves and you couldn’t ask for a more ideal location to call home. We’re thrilled to make our Southeastern debut in Atlanta.” Punch Bowl Social boldly reverses what has long been the industry standard of “games first” by placing food and drink on equal footing with social activities. This innovative approach has enabled Punch Bowl Social to reinvent the social gaming and dining space, forging an entirely new “eatertainment” category within the industry. Key components of the award-winning concept include: Hugh Acheson’s Diner-Inspired Menu, craft beverage program, social activities including virtual reality, and architectural wonders. On opening night, Punch Bowl Social is hosting a ticketed party open to the public from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. With proceeds going to The Giving Kitchen, $20 tickets include two full hours of Punch Bowl Social’s diner-inspired fare, craft beverages, access to games, and live music from New Junk City. Tickets can be purchased here for $20.

Punch Bowl Social will open to the public at 9:00 pm on Saturday, March 24th following a ticketed party earlier in the evening.


All information here

Urban Tree Cidery Two-Year Anniversary

Date: Saturday, March 24th and Sunday, March 25th

Time: 12:30 pm

About: UrbanTree Cidery, Atlanta’s first craft cidery, will celebrate their two-year anniversary with a party open to the public at their Westside tasting room (1465 Howell Mill Rd NW) on Saturday, March 24th and Sunday, March 25th from 12:30-6:30pm.During the celebration, UrbanTree will release their new rosé cider, crafted with a balance of hand-picked Georgia Estate Apples, rose botanicals, and gentle carbonation. The pink, sparkling cider features delicate floral notes and a refreshing, dry finish. It will be available at bars, restaurants, and shops around Georgia following the anniversary celebration. Party attendees will also have the opportunity to enter their ideas for a new flavor and name of cider; the winning entry will be put into production, and the creator will be invited to host their own tasting event at the cidery for 10 of their friends once the flavor is on tap. Bites will be available for purchase from Cousin’s Maine Lobster Truck on Saturday and Let’s Taco Bout It food truck on Sunday. A cocktail class will be held on Sunday from 2-4pm featuring Ghost Coast Distillery spirits (tickets cost $60 and are available for purchase here or by calling the tasting room at 404-855-5546), and cornhole, giant Jenga and other games will be available for friendly matches throughout the weekend. Raffle drawings will also be held each hour, with prizes including bottles of cider, UrbanTree swag, tickets to an upcoming cider cocktail class and more. The grand prize of two Atlanta United FC tickets for the April 7th game will be raffled at 6pm each day.


All information here