2018 Great Southern Beer Fest Atlanta – rescheduled for July

Date: Saturday, April 28th

Time: 1 pm

About: The South’s newest craft beer festival is coming to ATL on April 28th! Join us in the Virginia–Highlands from 1:00 to 6:00 pm to celebrate all the creative, unpredictable, hop heavy, and heady craft beers this side of the Mason-Dixie line. With the South emerging as the next craft beer frontier, the Great Southern Beer Fest combines craft beer, country rock, and Southern food with a dash of soul. The best of the best Southern breweries will be onsite pouring samples of their favorite craft brews. The confirmed breweries include Monday Night, Red Hare, Dry County, Jekyll, and so many more! Tickets include one full-size mason jar, 70+ craft beer tastings, and wristband access to the event. Tickets are $43 in advance and $55 at the door.


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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/18/18

Event to feature Picnic Baskets curated by local chefs, as well as beer, wine, music, and games

On May 6, 2018, some of Atlanta’s favorite chefs and restaurants will fill the picnic baskets for Wholesome Wave Georgia’s (WWG) annual Picnic in the Park. Guests will receive a blanket and a picnic basket with a 3-course, chef-crafted lunch, including: ham biscuits from Wrecking Bar Brewpub, roast chicken salad from Richards’ Southern Fried, pasta salad with mushrooms and truffles from Muss and Turner, veggie tamales from El Ponce, strawberry thumbprint cookies from Zeb Stevenson, multigrain rolls from General Muir, chips from Farm Burger, gelato from Honeysuckle Gelato, and more. Guests will also enjoy beer and wine, live music, and lawn games against the beautiful backdrop of Atlanta’s Historic Fourth Ward Park.

Sunday, May 6
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Historic Fourth Ward Park
680 Dallas Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Picnic in the Park, a sold-out event last year, is perfect for families, couples, an early Mother’s Day outing, or a girls’ day out to relax with good food, good friends, and a good cause. Tickets are $35 for a two-person picnic basket and $70 for a four-person basket. Beer and wine open bar tickets are an additional $5 per person. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items from local Atlanta businesses like New Realm Brewing, 1,000 Faces Coffee, Spotted Trotter, Fresh Harvest, Sacred Thread Yoga, Georgia State Athletics, Georgia Tech Athletics, and so much more.

All proceeds benefit Wholesome Wave Georgia’s two core programs: Georgia Fresh for Less (GF4L) and the Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program® (FVRx). Georgia Fresh for Less matches FNA benefits spent at local farmers markets, dollar for dollar, resulting in healthier communities for those with the greatest nutritional needs. The statewide program serves more than 10,000 families per year across more than 38 counties. GF4L has also grown from 3 partner farmers markets in 2009 to a network of 62 farmers markets and direct-marketing farms in 2018 that serve both rural and urban communities. The Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program acts as a food-as-medicine intervention by promoting affordable access to fruits and vegetables in underserved communities through partnerships with healthcare providers like Grady Hospital, community organizations, and fresh produce retailers. The FVRx program also received the 2017 World Changing Ideas award from Fast Company, Inc., which named the 12 “most innovative ideas to make the world better.”



Wholesome Wave Georgia believes that all Georgians should have access to fresh, wholesome and locally grown food. Founded in 2009, WWG strives to strengthen local food communities by empowering networks of farmers to facilitate access to and awareness of healthy food choices. By increasing the affordability of healthy, locally grown foods, WWG makes healthy, nourishing choices accessible for Georgia’s food insecure population. WWG realizes our mission through two core programs: Georgia Fresh For Less and the Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program. For more information, visit www.wholesomewavegeorgia.org.

Ponce City Roof Spring Fling 2018

Date: Saturday, April 21st

Time: All day

About: To celebrate the new season and Earth Day, Skyline Park – Ponce City Market’s rooftop amusement park – invites guests to attend its second annual Spring Fling celebration on Saturday, April 21. The two-part event will feature family-friendly fun during the day and transform into an adults-only party beginning at 4 p.m. For every entry ticket purchased, a tree will be planted in partnership with One Tree Planted, a national non-profit that works with reforestation organizations around the world. As guests arrive throughout the day, they will be greeted by a world map to select where they would like their tree planted. Daytime admission will be $10 for adults and children. Nighttime admission will be $15 per person.


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7th Annual Sandy Springs Artsapalooza

Date: Saturday, April 21st to Sunday, April 22nd

Time: Varies

About: The seventh annual Sandy Springs Artsapalooza presented by The Atlanta Foundation For Public Spaces returns on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22, 2018. Featuring more than 150 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers, and more, the festival will transform the beautiful tree-lined streets of Sandy Springs into an expansive outdoor art gallery. Festival-goers have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, participate in hands-on art activities and enjoy live acoustic performances. The award-winning, two-day festival will also have a children’s area, gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives and beverages. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome.


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