WHOLESOME WAVE GEORGIA TO HOST ANNUAL PICNIC IN THE PARK ON MAY 6

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 annual Picnic in the Park. Beer and wine, live music, dancing and lawn games will also be a part of the Sunday afternoon event, with the beautiful scenery of Atlanta’s Historic Fourth Ward Park as the backdrop.

WHEN:
Sunday, May 6
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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

 

Guests will have the opportunity to bid on additional gourmet picnic baskets and win prizes provided by local chefs and restaurants. 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 each.

“The vision behind Picnic in the Park is to bring together a diverse group of community members to celebrate the work happening across our state to create access to healthy, local food for all,” says Executive Director Sara Berney. “We’re excited to bring together farmers, program participants, farmers market staff, medical professionals, and community organizations, offering a unique opportunity for everyone to connect and develop new friendships.”

ABOUT WHOLESOME WAVE GEORGIA

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.

THE SEVENTH ANNUAL SANDY SPRING ARTSAPALOOZA

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/15/18

Featuring 150 Must-See Artists and Craftsman, Live Acoustic Music, Gourmet Food Trucks, Children’s Area, and More

 

Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Atlanta, GA – 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.  For more information about the festival, please visit http://sandyspringsartsapalooza.com or  www.affps.com.

33RD ANNUAL GEORGIA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/15/18

The 33rd Annual Georgia Renaissance Festival announces weekly themes for the 2018 Festival located just minutes from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport on I-85 at the Fairburn/Peachtree City exit. Open Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day, 10:30 am to 6 pm, April 14 – June 3, 2018.

 

2018 THEMED WEEKENDS

 

Featuring a new Renaissance adventure and/or special ticket promotion every weekend! (Subject to change.) In addition to the themed weekends, we have a Pub Crawl twice daily, starting a 12:30 pm and again at 2:15pm, and NEW THIS YEAR we are hosting a Fairy Tea Party at 1 pm. Tickets for these events are can be purchased at the Information Booth, just inside the Front Gate.

 

April 14 & 15: Opening Weekend 2 For 1 Buy 1 Adult Ticket-Get 1 FREE – SAVE $23.95! Let the FUN begin with a BOGO!

 

April 21 & 22: Kids Free Weekend Sponsored by Superior Play Systems – Up to 4 Children FREE with Paid Adult; Enjoy activities in the Superior Play Systems Kids Kingdom Play Area, Costume Contests and More!

 

April 28 & 29: Time Warp Weekend A weekend of Cosplay and Costume Contests where Fantasy meets History, and Superheroes meet Royalty

o Also, Pet Friendly Weekend Bring your Dog or Cat on a leash. Enter the pet costume contest. See the website for pet registration form and full detailswww.GArenfest.com

o And, College Weekend Too! $8 at the Gate with valid College ID

 

May 5 & 6: Maytoberfest Weekend This weekend sample a variety of German Beers and Bavarian Food while enjoying special guest musicians.

 

May 12 & 13: Highland Weekend The Village welcomes the Scottish and Irish this weekend. Bagpipes, drums and kilted dancers abound. Bring your clan! Sunday is Mother’s Day – The first 100 Moms thru the gate get a flower.

 

May 19 & 20: Pirate’s Weekend Pirates of all ages are welcome to compete in the Costume Contests, or play Walk the Plank Trivia. It’s a weekend full of fun and mischief for Pirates of all ages! Sunday, May 20 is ASL Celebration Day. American Sign Language interpreters will be on stage at select shows throughout the day.

 

May 26, 27 & 28: Memorial Weekend – 3 Days to Play! The Festival is open Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day Monday. Bring the Family out on this holiday weekend. All military get in free at the Gate with ID, plus up to 4 family members get in for just $8 each.

 

June 2 & 3: Romance Weekend Last chance to find romance at the 2018 Festival. Take part in a Mass Renewal of Vows Ceremony on Saturday or Sunday. Last chance for a turkey legges and a frothy ale, too. See the exciting finale of the 2018 Equus Maximum Joust Show, and all of your favorite Festival performers one more time, ‘cause after this weekend, we’re History… ‘til next year!

 

Purchase discount tickets online: https://www.garenfest.com/

TICKET GIVEAWAY: WASABASSCO BURLESQUE AT CITY WINERY

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/9/18

TICKET GIVEAWAY ALERT! You heard us right! Get the perfect date night made right with two tickets to the Wasabassco Burlesque on Saturday, April 21st at 10! Go to our social media pages and like our page, this post, and tag your plus one! Easy, peasy. Our lucky winner will be announced on our social media pages on Tuesday, 4/17 around 9 pm. Good luck!

Details:

The #smartandnaked ladies of Wasabassco are back at City Winery Atlanta on Saturday, April 21st! Hosted by NYC’s Sapphire Jones and featuring Nashville’s GiGi La Femme alongside Toronto’s Lucky Minx and Candi LeCoeur, Desta del Carmen, Risky Sour, Roula Roulette & Ada Manzhart from Atlanta! Why is Wasabassco Burlesque a date night made right? They’re a world-renowned for its disarmingly sexy combination of contemporary striptease and top-tier variety. Bringing together retro-glam sophistication and a playful sense of humor, events are carefully curated to feature only the finest talent, an eclectic range of jaw-dropping acts that change with every show.

Since 2009 Wasabassco has been appearing monthly at City Winery NYC and we’re proud to bring that same level of showmanship to City Winery Atlanta in 2016 under the leadership of GiGi La Femme, Sapphire Jones and Doc Wasabassco. “ONE of the TOP Ten Burlesque Shows In The World” -Travel Channel.

 

Tickets run $20 for reserved seating and $25 for premiere reserved seating. Doors open at 10 pm and the show begins at 10:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased here.

9TH ANNUAL ATLANTA BBQ FEST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/9/18

Atlantic Station

May 5th and 6th


The ninth annual Atlanta BBQ Fest will be held on Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th behind Atlantic Station. There will be lots of BBQ to try, lots of beer & bourbon to drink, and lots of fun to have!

 

There will be multiple sessions to take part in, as listed below. 

 

Hogs and Hops Session: Saturday, May 5 from 1pm-5pm (VIP at 12pm) – Hogs and Hops will offer all-inclusive tickets featuring 50+ beer and wine options and BBQ samples from some of Atlanta’s best BBQ restaurants. Food and beverages included. 

 

General Admission tickets: $45 advance, $50 after April 26, $60 day of event. 

VIP tickets will also include hour early entry at 12pm, exclusive area, and exclusive VIP BBQ: $65 advance, $75 after April 26, not available day of. 21+ only.

Saturday Night Session: Saturday, May 5 from 5pm-9pm This session will be all ages and include live music, time to chat with the Competition BBQ teams; BBQ and drinks will be available for purchase. General Admission tickets: $8 Advance, $12 after April 26, $15 day of. (Kids under 12 are free.)

Sunday Session: Sunday, May 6, from 12pm-6pm This session will be all ages and include live music. BBQ and drinks will be available for purchase. General Admission tickets: $8 Advance, $12 after April 26, $15 day of. (Kids under 12 are free.)

Taste of the Competition: Sunday, May 6 from 1pm-4pm  This ticket includes entry at 12pm and unlimited BBQ tastings from the Competition teams from 1pm-4pm. $20 Advance, $25 after April 26, $30 day of event.  

Bourbon Experience: Sunday, May 6 from 2pm-5pm  This ticket includes entry at 12pm and a Bourbon Experience with sampling of 40+ bourbon options from 2pm-5pm. $35 advance, $40 after April 26, $45 day of event. 

Sunday Combo Ticket: Includes entry, Bourbon Tasting and Taste of the Competition: $45 advance, $50 after April 26, $60 day of event. 

Information: http://atlbbqfest.com/

GREAT SOUTHERN BEER FEST 2018

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/9/18

John Howell Park

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.

Confirmed Breweries Include:
Monday Night Brewing | Red Hare Brewing Company | Reformation Brewery | Gate City Brewing Company | Jekyll Brewing | Urban Tree Cidery | Devils Backbone Brewing Company | Bold Rock Hard Cider | Dry County Brewing Company | Printer’s Ale Manufacturing Company | The Southern Brewing Company | Wicked Weed Brewing | Down Home Brewing Company | More breweries coming soon!

Tickets include: (1) Commemorative Full Size Mason Jar, 70+ craft beer tastings, and wristband access to the event. Tickets are $43 in advance and $55 at the door.

TICKETS: www.greatsouthernbeerfest.com/atlanta

PARK TAVERN PRESENTS YACHT ROCK REVUE PERFORMING PURPLE RAIN IN PIEDMONT PARK

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/2/18

Featuring Atlanta’s Favorite Cover Band Performing Favorites From Prince

 

Friday, April 27, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

On Friday, April 27, 2018, Yacht Rock Revue will once again give an electrifying performance of Prince’s Purple Rain album at the Promenade at the Legacy Fountain in Piedmont Park. Presented by Park Tavern and benefiting the Piedmont Park Conservancy and the Green Market, the highly anticipated affair will also feature Yacht Rock Revue’s popular renditions of 70s classics that fans have come to know and love. Hungry partygoers can nosh on classic favorites such as burgers, tacos, salads, sandwiches and fresh sushi rolls in addition to enjoying frosty brews, handcrafted cocktails and an extensive selection of wine. Doors open at 7 p.m. with live music beginning at 8 p.m. through 10:30 p.m. For ages 21 and up, General Admission tickets are available starting at $20 and VIP tickets, which guarantees a seat, are available for $45. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit https://www.xorbia.com/e/yachtrock/PurpleRain2018 or www.parktavern.com. The event is rain or shine.

SAVE-THE-DATE 3RD ANNUAL SOUTHERN WING SHOWDOWN SET FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 5TH

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/2/18

SPRINGER MOUNTAIN FARMS TO HOST 3RD ANNUAL SOUTHERN WING SHOWDOWN AT THE FAIRMONT IN ATLANTA’S WEST MIDTOWN ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 5TH

30 Top Chefs from Around the Southeast Will Compete for Best Wing

Event Has Sold Out Every Year

Springer Mountain Farms Southern Wing Showdown, the favorite summer festival celebrating unique takes on a Southern staple, will return for its third year on Sunday, August 5th. Produced by Taste of Atlanta, the event will feature creative talent from around 30 prominent Southeastern chefs, including chefs from Atlanta, Birmingham, Charleston, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Nashville, and Savannah. Each will serve their unique recipe in a competition for best wing. Local purveyor Springer Mountain Farms will provide all chicken, 100% natural and raised without antibiotics, steroids, growth stimulants or hormones. Angel Flight, a volunteer pilot organization located at Dekalb Peachtree airport and providing flight services to patients in need of medical-related care, will be a nonprofit beneficiary for this event and will host a silent auction on-site.

 

For the first time, the festival is moving from The Foundry at Puritan Mill to a larger space at The Fairmont (1429 Fairmont Ave NW), a newly opened modern and industrial event venue in Atlanta’s West Midtown neighborhood. The 19,000-square-foot space will house multiple activations, from cooking demonstrations to tastings and games. Guests will be able to enjoy wings and sides (plus beverages) from acclaimed chefs such as Matt Basford of Canoe and Jared Hall from One Flew South in Atlanta, Georgia, and Duane Nutter of The Southern National in Mobile, Alabama.

 

Starting in May, tickets will be available for purchase online and will grant access to all-you-can-eat tastes and drinks, including signature cocktails, beer and wine. There will be both General Admission and VIP tickets, with the first hour reserved for VIP First Taster attendees. VIP guests will also have access to the Southern Spirit Lounge throughout the event, offering refreshments and seating.

 

For more information, please visit: SouthernWingShowdown.com

 

ATLANTA FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC SPACES 2018 SPRING EVENT FESTIVAL CALENDAR

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/15/18

Eighth Annual Spring Festival on Ponce: 4/7 – 4/8

Seventh Annual Sandy Springs Artsapalooza: 4/21 – 4/22 

Second Annual Duluth Spring Arts Festival: 4/28 – 4/29

Inaugural Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival: 5/5 – 5/6

10th Annual Chastain Park Spring Arts & Crafts Festival: 5/12 – 5/13

Sixth Annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival: 5/26 – 5/27

2018 AFFPS Festival Lineup: 

The Eighth Annual Spring Festival on Ponce

The eighth annual  Spring Festival on Ponce will be held Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8, 2018 in Atlanta’s historic Olmsted  Linear Park. The sister  festival to the Fall Festival on Ponce (October 20 and 21, 2018), the Spring Festival on Ponce will transform the  park, which was carefully  restored by the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance, into an outdoor art gallery to the backdrop of budding spring foliage.  The two-day event will feature over 125 displays of local and regional  fine art and crafts, utilizing the gorgeous  landscape designed by one of  America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted, Sr.   In addition to the abundance of  unique art, there will be a  children’s area, local gourmet food trucks, beverages and a stage for acoustic musical performances. The event is free, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome.  For more information, please visit  www.festivalonponce.com

 

The Seventh Annual Sandy Springs Artsapalooza

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.  For more information about the festival, please visit http://sandyspringsartsapalooza.com

Second Annual Duluth Spring Arts Festival

The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is thrilled to present the second annual Duluth Spring Arts Festival on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The new, two-day  festival will be held in the fun, vibrant and culturally diverse City of Duluth; recognized as one of the fastest growing communities in the North Atlanta region and home to the largest and most enthusiastic art buying communities.  Created for artists by artists, the festival will feature approximately 86 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more.  Festival goers will also have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations and enjoy gourmet food trucks with  healthy alternatives, live acoustic music, dance performances and much more. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome.  For more information about the festival, visit  www.duluthartsfestival.com

Inaugural Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival

The Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 2018 in the historic Roswell Town Square. Known for its preservation of history, celebration of the arts and cultivation of the entrepreneurial spirit, Roswell is recognized as a family-friendly and enthusiastic art buying community. An art festival created for artists by artists, the two-day outdoor festival will feature approximately 86 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more. Festival goers will also have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, dance performances, gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives and more. For more information about the festival, visit  www.roswellartfestival.com

10th Annual Chastain Park Spring Arts & Crafts Festival 

The Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival will return to beautiful Chastain  Park along Park Drive in Buckhead for its 10th rendition on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday May 13, 2018.  Produced by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, the award-winning, two-day festival features more than 185 painters, photographers,  sculptors, leather and metal craft artisans, glass blowers, jewelers and  more.  Event goers are also invited to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, and participate in hands-on activities.  The festival will also have a children’s area, food trucks, beverages  and a small stage for live acoustic music performances. The festival is  free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information, please visit  www.chastainparkartsfestival.com

The Sixth Annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival

Join the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces as they celebrate the sixth  annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, 2018. The two-day festival will once again be held  in Atlanta’s picturesque Historic Fourth Ward Park that is  conveniently located along the bustling Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Festival goers are invited to explore painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry,  woodwork and  handcrafted items. The festival also features live music in the amphitheater, local food vendors, drinks, a children’s area, art demonstrations, games, and much more. The event is free to  attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome. For more information, visit  www.oldfourthwardparkartsfestival.com

ATLANTA GRILLED CHEESE FESTIVAL 2018

 

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/12/18

Saturday, June 16th and Sunday, June 17th

12 pm and 3 pm Each Day

 

The Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival is BACK for 2018 and cheesier than ever! We’re taking two days to celebrate #NationalGrilledCheeseDay this year with restaurants from all over Atlanta serving up bites of melty, cheesy goodness for your tasting pleasure. Try a couple, or try them all and cast your vote for your favorite to be crowned Best Grilled Cheese in Atlanta!

Saturday is 6/16 and is 21 and up only event, but Sunday, 6/17 is all ages welcome and kids 12 and under are free with a ticked adult. In addition to a full day of delicious eats, we’ve got an awesome lineup of frosty brews, live local music, and all kinds of contests and activities to keep you entertained throughout the day. Tickets include admission to the festival and three quarter-sandwich grilled cheese samples. Additional samples will be available for purchase directly from participating restaurants for approximately $2-$3 each. Tickets are $30 and broken into 2-hour sessions by date.

Early Session attendees should plan to arrive at the festival between 12:00pm – 2:00pm. If you purchase a ticket in the early session, you will NOT have to leave the event at 3:00pm, you’ll just need to arrive before then.

Afternoon Session attendees should plan to arrive at the festival between 3:00pm – 5:00pm.

More info and tickts: https://www.xorbia.com/events/assc/atlanta-grilled-cheese-festival/