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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 5/1/23

Gather to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, March for Babies & the Highly Anticipated Museum of Illusions Opening

Have no fear, May is here! With schools getting out and the weather heating up, we can’t wait to be outside all season long. This month, some of the city’s best happenings will take place at Atlantic Station, in addition to several kid-friendly programs, making Atlantic Station the place to be.

This month will also feature the grand opening of the Museum of Illusions on-site at Atlantic Station, offering visitors an interactive and immersive journey through the world of optical illusions and mystifying puzzles with over 80 exhibits to explore.

“We have all kinds of fun in store this May,” said Treina Lewis, Marketing Director of Atlantic Station. “We are elated to host several incredible festivities for guests in addition to our ongoing roster of lively programming. With numerous happenings on our property taking place outdoors, spring and summer bring a certain zest to the atmosphere at Atlantic Station and are among our most popular seasons.”

The Atlantic Station May Calendar of Events includes:

Friday, May 5: CINCO DE DRINKO
Located at Azotea Cantina | 11 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. EDT
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Azotea Cantina! Enjoy $9 House Margaritas, $7 Tequila shots, a live DJ and more! Guests can even enter to win a Caribbean Cruise trip for TWO! Click here for more info.

Located in the Pinnacle Lot | 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. EDT
This year, March for Babies: A Mother of a Movement™ has a bold new vision. More than just a walk, it’s your entry into making a visible difference in your community now and for generations to come. Participate in March for Babies, and lift communities for health equity, opening the door for all moms to have access to care and protecting the health of families by pushing for their rights. Click here to register and for more info.

Located on the Atlantic Green | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  EDT
Tot Spot returns to Atlantic Station with lots of fun activities for toddlers. Bring the littles this month to learn about fire safety on the Green! The Atlanta Fire Rescue Department will be stopping by with their BIG red fire truck to teach about the tools and suits that they use to keep the community safe. Guests can also enjoy free crafts, pre-packaged snacks and more! This event is designed for children ages 5 and under and is free to attend. Click here for more info.

Saturday, May 13:  TAPAS N’ TAPS FESTIVAL
Located in the Pinnacle Lot | 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT
The Tacos N’ Taps Festival will take guests south of the border for some foodie fun! This “all-you-care-to taste” Beer and Tequila Festival offers up some of Atlanta’s best tacos and mexican food, the best dancing music from Atlanta area bands, margaritas, contests and other fun surprises. Click here for tickets and more info.

Thursday, May 18:  SCREEN ON THE GREEN: HUGO (2011)
Located on the Atlantic Green | 6:30 p.m. EDT
Make outdoor movie viewing a new tradition this summer at Atlantic Station’s Screen on the Green! Each month in the summer, the Atlantic Green will feature a different family-friendly film on a large outdoor screen. Bring your blankets or chairs and choose your own place to sit on the lawn. Click here for more info.

Located at 264 19th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30363 | More details to come
Are you ready for a fascinating adventure? Embark on an interactive and immersive journey through the world of optical illusions and mystifying puzzles at the Museum of Illusions Grand Opening! With over 80 exhibits to explore, guests can expect to be mesmerized by fascinating illusions, holograms and gravity-defying spaces with educational opportunities at their fingertips. Click here for more info.

Oh wait, there’s more! In addition to these magnificent May events, Atlantic Station provides several weekly happenings, allowing visitors to participate in the outdoor fun all month long.

Located around the Atlantic Green | Every Wednesday | 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EDT
Wellness Wednesday is back with new and exciting fitness classes! Grab your workout buddy and get ready to enjoy FREE outdoor wellness classes each week. This season will offer a variety of workouts from relaxing yoga to intense boot camps and Salsa dancing. Click here for more info.

Wednesday, May 3 – Sound Bath | Yoga 
Wednesday, May 10 – Effect Fitness
Wednesday, May 17 – FUEL with Rob Owens
Wednesday, May 24 – Salsa with Salsalanta
Wednesday, May 31 – Sound Bath | Yoga

Located on the Atlantic Green | Every Wednesday | 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT  
Join us every Wednesday for Lunch Time Jazz, featuring Jazz artist Gary Harris! Grab a bite from one of our delicious restaurants and meet us in the Green for smooth tunes and good vibes. This event is free to the public. Click here for more info.

Every Weekend:  CREATOR’S MARKET
Located in the Retail District | Every Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Every Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. EDT  
Atlantic Station Creator’s Market returns this month, featuring an additional Friday Market date on May 5 (4 p.m. to 10 p.m.), and a Memorial Day Market on Monday, May 29 (12 p.m. to 7 p.m.) Shop locally and celebrate Atlanta’s unstoppable creativity. Find festive art, jewelry, couture and more, all while supporting the makers of the South. Click here for more info.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/24/23


Authentic Dishes, Creative Cocktails and Live Entertainment Mark the Festive Holiday on May 5

Cinco de Mayo is a popular holiday celebrated on May 5 every year to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. In Atlanta, many restaurants and bars offer specials and celebrations to mark the occasion. From authentic Mexican cuisine to creative cocktails, there’s something for everyone. Whether looking to indulge in a delicious margarita or try some spicy salsa, Atlanta’s Cinco de Mayo celebrations are not to be missed.

For the most happening fiesta in Buckhead, guests can head to Chido & Padre’s. The lively eatery will open at 2 p.m. on May 5 and stay open late serving its menu of authentic Mexican dishes along with drink features. A DJ amps up the fun from 6-10 p.m. Make reservations online.

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern at Halcyon in Alpharetta is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a party at its patio bar. Starting at 6:30 p.m. rain or shine, guests will enjoy festive dancing to the Latin seven-piece band “Catalina Sabrosa” and margaritas and taco specials. HOBNOB’s other locations—Brookhaven, Dunwoody, and Atlantic Station—also are celebrating the day with live entertainment and drink specials. Reservations can be made online.

Rreal Tacos—with locations in Midtown, West Midtown, Chamblee, and Sandy Springs—offers the authentic taste of Mexican street food along with a selection of more than 200 tequilas and over 100 mezcals. Guests can start the dining experience with seasoned elote, and for the main course choose from the variety of tacos topped with fresh meats or quesadillas created with ingredients sourced from Mexico. While the meal is being prepared, Rreal Tacos spices up the fiesta with a selection of handcrafted margaritas or other cocktails. Reservations can be made online.

For those who keep glasses raised, Tin Lizzy’s Cantina celebrates for five days with Cinco Days of Cinco. From May 3-7, all locations are offering $7 El Jimador margaritas and 32-ounce Dos Equis drafts for $7.  Guests can take the fiesta home with to-go orders placed online.

Cinco de Mayo Festival at Eclipse di Luna

Friday, May 5 from 1 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Indulge in a taco station, delicious drink specials from multiple bars and Mexican souvenir giveaways at Eclipse di Luna’s Cinco de Mayo festival! Several DJs will be spinning energetic tunes from 1 p.m. until 2 a.m. along with live music performed by a local band from 7 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Cinco de Mayo at HOBNOB

Friday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Grab your crew and head over to HOBNOB’s Cinco de Mayo party! Guests can take advantage of the flavorful taco and margarita specials on the patio bar. Dance the night away to Catalina Sabrosa, a live Latin seven-piece band. Reservations are encouraged, but are not required. There will be no cover fee for entrance. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page.

Cinco de Mayo at CT Cantina & Taqueria

Friday, May 5 from 5 – 10 p.m.

Join CT Cantina & Taqueria for the third annual Cinco de Mayo Street Festival! Enjoy delicious premium margaritas, CT’s classic menu items, hot dogs from The Original Hot Dog Factory and tunes spun by DJ The Black Amigo. Bring the little ones for exciting entertainment and activities, including thrilling stilt walkers, talented jugglers, balloon twisters, fire baton twirlers and face painting. For more information, visit the Halcyon Facebook event page

Friday, May 5: CINCO DE DRINKO
Located at Azotea Cantina | 11 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. EDT
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Azotea Cantina! Enjoy $9 House Margaritas, $7 Tequila shots, a live DJ and more! Guests can even enter to win a Caribbean Cruise trip for TWO! Click here for more info.

Fri., May 5 – Humble Pie Cinco de Mayo Specials

Humble Pie is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with food and drink specials in addition to their regular menu. Guests can enjoy classic and flavored margaritas – think mango, watermelon, prickly pear and more – a tequila old fashioned and a Palomate with Camarena Reposado, coconut liqueur, grapefruit, sage, agave & ginger beer along with the following savory dishes and desserts.

  • Humble Papas Bravas – fries, chipotle crema, cotija, paprika salt
  • Spicy Short Rib Torta Sandwich – black beans, pickled jalapeño, avocado, LTO
  • Street Corn Pizza – mozzarella, cotija, jalapeño, lime crema
  • Cinnamon Sugar Churros with spiced chocolate dipping sauce
  • Coconut Tres Leches Cake with passion fruit & lime meringue

Mango Tequila Paleta Popsicle with tajin spice

Fri., May 5 – H+H Cinco de Mayo

The Inman Park restaurant and bar will be pouring tequila and mezcal margaritas, Lunazul shorties and Tecate to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/17/23

Every Wednesday, 6-10pm – Beer Garden Wednesdays

Live! at The Battery invites guests to their newly opened Blue Moon Beer Garden for Beer Garden Wednesday. The new concept features a completely redesigned, expansive outdoor patio, coastal-inspired menu, live music and a thoughtfully curated selection of daily activations. Every Wednesday the new space will feature refreshing beer, appetizer specials, entertaining patio games and live local musicians.

Sat., April 22 – PBC Fight Watch Event 

Live! at The Battery Atlanta is the ultimate viewing destination for UFC. With 40+ televisions and a 32 foot LED screen, fans won’t miss a minute of the action! Watch the highly anticipated matchup between five-time, three-division world champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis and hard-hitting sensation “King” Ryan Garcia. $10 Door Cover. Table reservations available by emailing events@liveatthebatteryatlanta.com. 

Sat., April 29 – Silent Saturdays: Silent Disco Party

One Saturday every month, Live! at the Battery invites guests to dance all night long and sing their hearts out during the Silent Saturdays Silent Disco Party! Grab a pair of headphones and get in the groove. There will be drink specials, two favorite local DJs spinning different music and plenty of great late night vibes. Tickets will be available here.

Fri., May 5 – Fiesta de Mayo

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Live! at the Battery’s Fiesta! Presented by Topo Chico, the celebration will feature shopping from Hispanic and Latin-owned local businesses, live music from a Mariachi band, margaritas, games and a Live DJ to keep the party going even after the baseball game! Tickets are available here.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/29/20

Many of us will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo from home this year, but don’t despair. Atlanta restaurants have you covered with a variety of party-at-home specials, meals and libations to add plenty of olé to the day.

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern keeps the margaritas flowing all day at both the Brookhaven and Dunwoody locations. Open from noon-9 p.m., HOBNOB fans can pick up $3 tacos (chicken, pork and veggie) along with $5 margaritas to kick up the festivities at home.

Lazy Llama Cantina throws a fiesta with tacos and margaritas to-go. The Midtown eatery is open from noon-9 p.m. with a Cinco de Mayo special of two tacos (chicken, pork or veggie), chips and salsa and a Llamarita margarita for $12.95. Keep the margaritas flowing with $5 individual margaritas and $15 margarita pitchers. This special is available for pick-up only. Lazy Llama also is offering a 12 taco family meal with 12 tacos (chicken, pork or veggie), chips, salsa, guacamole and queso for $69. The family meal is available for pick-up or delivery via DoorDash, Uber Eats and Grubhub.

Marlow’s Tavern livens up the occasion with a Cinco de Marlow’s package that feeds four. For $59, Marlow’s provides a fajita kit with a choice of two proteins (lime and cumin grilled chicken thighs, chili-rubbed grilled skirt steak or blackened and sautéed shrimp), tortillas, peppers and onions, shredded lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, black beans, rice, chicken pozole, tortilla chips and churros for dessert. Make it a party and add margarita mix for $10 per quart (tequila not included). Add a bottle of Marlow’s sangria (red or white) for $30. Orders must be placed by noon on Wednesday, April 29, for pick-up on Friday, May 1; by noon on Thursday, April 30, for pickup on Saturday, May 2; or by noon on Sunday, May 3 for pick-up on Tuesday, May 5. Click here to order.

Murphy’s in Virginia-Highland fires up taste buds with its vegetarian enchilada meal for four. This flavorful $40 special includes a vegetable enchilada casserole, avocado salsa, tortilla chips, cabbage slaw and flan for dessert. Place orders online or by calling 404-872-0904 for pick-up between 12-7 p.m. Delivery is also available via Zifty.com.

Taco Mac makes it easy to throw a festive Cinco de Mayo bash at home. Mexican-inspired menu favorites include three tacos (chicken tinga, beef, Southern fried catfish, grilled BBQ shrimp or grilled steak for $9.99) and a variety of quesadillas including chicken tinga ($9.99), grilled steak ($10.29) and grilled vegetable and black bean ($8.99). Pair your Cinco de Mayo feast with a selection of Mexican beers ($2 each) such as Corona, Corona Light, Dos Equis Lager and Dos Equis Amber.

Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl on the BeltLine 2019

Date: Saturday, May 4th

Time: Noon

About: Grab your friends and join us for the Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl on the BeltLine! We’re teaming up with Lunazul Tequila and some of our favorite bars and restaurants along the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail for an epic Cinco de Mayo crawl! Tickets run $28. Tickets include (5) Complimentary cinco-themed items drinks from our partner bars, souvenir Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl koozie, food and drink specials from partner bars. Partner bars include Apres Diem, Guac Y Margys, Char, Bell Street Burritos, and more. Check-in locations include Inman Park, Ponce City, and Midtown.

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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 4/7/19

Saturday, May 4th Noon

Grab your friends and join us for the Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl on the BeltLine! We’re teaming up with Lunazul Tequila and some of our favorite bars and restaurants along the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail for an epic Cinco de Mayo crawl! Tickets run $28 and can be purchased here.

Tickets Include:

(5) Complimentary cinco-themed items drinks from our partner bars
Souvenir Cinco de Mayo Pub Crawl koozie
Map of participating bars with food & drink specials

Confirmed Partner Bars (more TBA):
– Apres Diem
– Guac Y Margys
– Char
– Bell Street Burritos

Check-In Locations (TBD):
Inman Park
Ponce – City