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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/10/23

Summer is always better at The Works, and with a calendar full of family-friendly events this July, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Upper Westside’s largest mixed-use gathering destination! From live music every weekend, trivia nights and axe-throwing competitions, it’s always an exciting day at The Works.

The full July events lineup is outlined below:

Summer Soul-stice

Saturdays in July from  2 – 5 p.m.

Spend your Saturday afternoon at The Works with friends and family while enjoying live music at The Spur Stage! Bask in the summer weather and grab your favorite beer from Dr. Scofflaw’s Brewing or a tasty treat from one of the many food stalls inside Chattahoochee Food Works. This is a free, family-friendly event. See below for the full lineup or more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/summer-soul-stice-july

Saturday, July 8 featuring Davis & The Love

Saturday, July 15 featuring Coley Gilchrist

Saturday, July 22 featuring Mark Cooper Band

Saturday, July 29 featuring The Good Many

Karaoke at Fetch Park

Saturdays in July at 8 p.m.

Come howl the night away with your furry friends during Karaoke Night on Saturdays at Fetch Park! Enjoy refreshing drink specials, adorable playful pups and fun tunes. Come with or without a dog as no dog is required to attend. For more information on pricing and entry requirements for all dogs, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/fetch-karaoke-july

Chattahoochee Food Works Farmers Market

Sundays in July from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Grab your crew and check out the Farmers Market at Chattahoochee Food Works! Shop a variety of locally grown fresh produce to take home and make a gourmet meal. After shopping, grab your favorite beer from  Dr. Scofflaw’s Brewing or indulge in a tasty treat from one of the many food stalls at Chattahoochee Food Works. For more, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/cfw-farmers-market-july.

Industry Night at The Works

Mondays in July at 4 p.m.

Join The Works every Monday evening for Industry Night! Those who work in the hospitality industry are invited to make connections, have fun and enjoy exclusive specials from participating businesses around The Works. Industry Night is hosted by Your 3rd Spot, Fox Bros BBQ, Dr. Scofflaw’s Brewing, Taste Wine Bar and Market, American Axes, Fetch Park, Forum Cocktail Co. and Chattahoochee Food Works. Hours vary per business and to receive exclusive discounts, guests must register in advance as an industry member. For more information or to register, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/industry-night-july.

Chill Tuesday Happy Hour

Tuesdays in July from 4 – 6 p.m.

Tuesday evenings after work are best spent enjoying happy hour at Chattahoochee Food Works! Stop by with your friends or colleagues for good vibes, live entertainment, delicious bites, cocktails and learn about great deals from onsite vendors. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/chill-tuesdays-happy-hour-july.

Happy Campers: Kids Play Series

Wednesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. – noon

Join us for the Kids Play series this month! Bring the little ones to The Works for crafts, activities and a variety of featured guests that will engage the kids in a fun and educational way. A parent or guardian must stay with each child during the program. This is best suited for ages 4-9, but everyone is welcome! After the program, enjoy a delicious lunch from Chattahoochee Food Works or Fox Bros BBQ. Each session will be held at the Spur Stage and is weather dependent. See below on details for activities or for more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/happy-campers-july

Wednesday, July 26 Science Made Fun

Evening Indie Market

Wednesdays in July from 6 – 10 p.m.

Treat yourself to some retail therapy at the Evening Indie Market inside Chattahoochee Food Works! Bring your friends, grab your favorite beer from Dr. Scofflaw’s Brewing or a cocktail from the Center Bar and shop from a variety of local small businesses selling handcrafted goods, thrifted items and more. For more information,  https://theworksatl.com/event/cfw-indie-market-july.

Trivia Night at Fetch Park

Wednesdays in July at 7 p.m.

Join Fetch Park on Wednesday evenings in July for Trivia Night! Bring your trivia knowledge, pet some adorable pups and win exciting prizes. Trivia is free to play every week. Come with or without a dog as no dog is required to attend. For information on pricing and entry requirements for all dogs, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/fetch-trivia-july.

American Axes: Trivi-Axe

Thursdays in July at 8 p.m.

Only the smartest axe will win at Trivi-Axe! Bring your friends, your sharpest wit and your axe-cellent throwing skills for a night of trivia and axe throwing. Fuel up with a delicious bite to eat at Chattahoochee Food Works before putting your skills to the test during a one-hour round. There is a six-person limit per team. For more information or to register your team, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/trivi-axe-july.

Chattahoochee Food Works: Atlanta F.A.M (Fashion, Art & Music)

Thursdays in July from 6 – 10 p.m.

Join Chattahoochee Food Works for an artist market and exciting live creative experiences every Thursday evening throughout May! Atlanta F.A.M. (fashion, art and music) invites local artists, designers and DJ’s to share their work and create a space where community and culture intersect. For more information or to learn how to get involved, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/atlanta-fam-july.

Unleashed and Unplugged at Fetch Park

Fridays in July at 7 p.m.

Unleash and unplug from the week with live music every Friday at Fetch Park! Enjoy drink specials and groove to local musicians. Come with or without a dog as no dog is required to attend. For information on pricing and entry requirements for all dogs, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/fetch-live-music-july

Friday Night Vibes

Friday, July 7, 21 and 28 from 5 – 8 p.m.

Kick off the weekend with an evening of live music at The Spur Stage! Grab your favorite beer from Dr. Scofflaw’s Brewing or a cocktail from the Center Bar at Chattahoochee Food Works. Dance to an eclectic mix of old and new crowd favorites with your friends and family to wind down from the week. This is a free, family-friendly event. See below for the full lineup or for more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/friday-night-vibes-july.

Friday, July 7 featuring Francisco Vidal Band

Friday, July 21 featuring Casual Cadenza

Friday, July 28 featuring Cody Bolden and The Road Hands

Movie Night on Camp Street featuring Zoolander

Friday, July 14 at 6 p.m.

Unwind from the long week, kick back and relax at Movie Night on Camp Street! Laugh until you cry watching Ben Stiller’s popular comedy, Zoolander. Visit one of the food stalls inside Chattahoochee Food Works for a delicious treat or grab your favorite beverage from Dr. Scofflaw’s Brewing. This event is free and no coolers or tents allowed. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/movie-night-at-the-camp/

Summer Break Art Truck

Wednesday, July 19 through Friday, July 21 from noon – 4 p.m.

Show off your inner artist by painting a masterpiece of your own on the side of an art truck provided by Brella Studio! Located on Camp Street, guests will be able paint on the side of the truck or go inside for a fun arts and crafts project. This is a free family-friendly event and all ages are welcome. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/brella-art-truck-july.

Rhythm + Art featuring DJ Wahine and Eloise Shack Art

Thursday, July 20 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Grab your friends and join The Works at The Camp for a one-of-a-kind night full of music and live art! This monthly event features an exciting collaboration between a local DJ and a live paint artist who will create a unique painting in real time. The style of the piece will be reflective of and inspired by the music, and guests will have the opportunity to win the finished piece. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/rhythm-art-july-20/

National Tequila Weekend at Chattahoochee Food Works

Saturday, July 22 through Monday, July 24

Join Chattahoochee Food Works to celebrate National Tequila Weekend! Grab delicious bites from your favorite food stalls and enjoy a variety of margaritas from the Center Bar that are made with a range of tequila and flavors. For more information, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/cfw-national-tequila-weekend/

Could It Bae at Fetch Park

Friday, July 28 at 6 p.m.

Join Fetch Park every fourth Friday of the month for “Could It Bae”, sponsored by Atlanta dating app Hatched. Enjoy giveaways and a live DJ spinning energetic tunes while you mix and mingle with fellow dog lovers and meet some new friends or a potential match while petting and playing with some of the cutest pups from all over the city. Come with or without a dog as no dog is required to attend. For more information on pricing and entry requirements for all dogs, visit https://theworksatl.com/event/fetch-could-it-bae-july-28/


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/10/23

Sunday, July 16 at Distillery of Modern Art


Distillery of Modern Art and SPS Productions are bringing together local artists for a good “paws”. On Sunday, July 16th, art and animal lovers are invited to view and purchase works from new and seasoned artists, watch live canvas painting, explore Distillery of Modern Art’s signature and new summer cocktails, nosh on snack and more. A portion of proceeds from the art sales will benefit Planned PEThood of Georgia, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping pets and the people who care for them by providing innovative programs and affordable services. Art for a Good Paws is free to attend and all ages are welcome. For more information, visit  https://distilleryofmodernart.com  or call 404-482-2663. Distillery of Modern Art is conveniently located at 2197 Irvindale Drive, Chamblee, GA 30341, in close proximity to MARTA. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @distilleryofmodernart.

More information and to reserve a spot. Free – here.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/29/23

his Summer’s Warming Up With Exciting Events at Atlantic Station Including
 the Atlanta Open, the Inspire Tour, Screen on the Green and More

Why beat the heat when you can enjoy it! This month, the 138-acre neighborhood continues the fun with a plethora of activities to add to your summer schedule. Enjoy the warmth by kicking back to watch a movie on the Green, catch the action on the courts by the champs during the Atlanta Open, and, for those with little ones, there are family-friendly activities too! Atlantic Station has got you covered with happenings for the perfect summer day in July.
The Atlantic Station July Calendar of Events includes:
Tuesday, July 11: TOT SPOT – MOM, POP & TOT YOGA
Located at Atlantic Green | 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT
Tot Spot is back with lots of free and fun activities for our littlest friends. Join us on July 11 for a kid-friendly yoga event hosted by ATHLETA. You can expect sing-alongs, snacks and fun for the whole family to enjoy. Visit here to learn more.
Located at the Tiny Doors Studio | 10 a.m. EDT  
Meet artist Karen Anderson Singer and check out her studio on the third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. See works in progress, shop exclusive Tiny Doors merch and view the retired door gallery! Visit here to learn more.
Thursday, July 20: SCREEN ON THE GREEN
Located at 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 this summer, a different family-friendly film will be featured on a large outdoor screen. Bring your blankets or chairs and choose your own place to sit on the lawn. Visit here to learn more.
Thursday, July 20 – Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
Saturday, July 22: ATLANTA OPEN 2023
Located on the Pinnacle Lot | Times Vary
The Atlanta Open returns to Atlantic Station July 22-July 30, with action-packed matchups to kick off the US Open tennis series. Players including six-time Atlanta Open champ John Isner and rising stars Taylor Fritz and Reilly Opelka will join in the battle for the title! And Atlanta’s own Coco Gauff and Leylah Fernandez will also be joining the fun! Ticket options include weeklong access, weekend access, single session access, and more. Registration is now open for volunteers and the ball person team. Visit here to learn more.
Tuesday, July 27: H&M presents: BUY FROM A BLACK WOMAN INSPIRE TOUR
Located on the Atlantic Green | 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT  
H&M presents the Buy From A Black Woman Inspire Tour featuring events focused on highlighting Black women business owners who are finding, owning, and living out their ambitions. Since 2016, Buy From A Black Woman has empowered, educated, and inspired Black Women business owners and the people who support them. Visit here to learn more.
Located around the Atlantic Green | Every Wednesday | 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EDT
Wellness Wednesday continues with new and exciting fitness classes! Grab your workout buddy and get ready to enjoy FREE outdoor wellness classes each week. This month will offer workouts from relaxing yoga to intense boot camps. Click here for more info.
Wednesday, July 5 – Sound Bath | Yoga 
Wednesday, July 12 – Effect Fitness
Wednesday, July 19 – FUEL with Rob Owens
Located Around Atlantic Green | Every Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Every Sunday 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. EDT | Friday, July 7,  
4 p.m. to 10 p.m. EDT
Atlantic Station Creator’s Market returns this month by kicking off the Fourth of July holiday weekend on Saturday, July 1 (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and Sunday, July 2 (12 p.m. to 7 p.m.). On Friday, July 7, there will also be a special Friday Night Market taking place from 4 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, 6/26/23

“Survival of the Slowest” Exhibit Opens at Fernbank on June 10, 2023,

 Featuring a Variety of Live Animals that Demonstrate Unique Adaptations

Sometimes Being Slow, Small or Weak Can Have its Advantages

This summer, Atlanta’s Fernbank Museum welcomes a live animal exhibit that explores some of nature’s often-overlooked, slow, small or weak species and how they have used their perceived disadvantages to help them survive in a world where the large, strong and fast are usually at the top of the food chain. In partnership with Little Ray’s Nature Centres, “Survival of the Slowest” is on view at Fernbank from June 10—Sept. 4, 2023.

“Survival of the Slowest” offers an educational look at the survival strategies of a variety of animals. Guests are invited to explore the similarities and differences in species’ traits and how these attributes impact their survival strategy in order to answer common questions, including ‘How can slow and steady win the race?’ and ‘Does bigger always mean better?’ Some featured live animals in “Survival of the Slowest” include a two-toed sloth, boa constrictor, green iguana, hedgehog, bearded dragon and more.

“Little Ray’s Nature Centres is excited to bring Survival of the Slowest to Fernbank.  We invite Atlantans of all ages to get to know our animal ambassadors and all the surprisingly slow ways they survive in our fast-paced world,” notes Emmi Saunders, Executive Director of Little Ray’s Nature Centres, “Our interactive exhibits will leave lasting impressions and encounters with our wildlife educators will help spark visitors’ curiosity about our natural world.” 

This exhibit focuses on important biological concepts and how real-world survival for animals depends on individual traits. Some of these characteristics that help animals survive include a sloth’s nocturnal nature enabling them to avoid their main predator, the Harpy Eagle, who is a daytime predator. Additional examples include an iguana’s ability to run quickly, which assists them in escaping from predators and a python’s “sit-and-wait” predatorial style, which allows it to conserve energy after venomously killing their prey.

“This exciting new exhibit allows visitors to come face-to-face with some of nature’s most ‘counterintuitively’ biologically fit creatures and explore the amazing adaptations that help them survive and thrive,” notes Fernbank educator and volunteer manager, Miranda Shealy. 

“Survival of the Slowest” offers daily live animal presentations with wildlife educators and animal care staff on hand to not only educate and ‘wow’ audiences, but also to engage with guests in an interactive approach that helps form personal connections with wildlife.


Fernbank will celebrate the opening of “Survival of the Slowest” with a special family friendly Discovery Day on June 10 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. that will feature a range of crafts and activities relating to the unique animals in “Survival of the Slowest.”

“Survival of the Slowest” was designed and offered by Little Ray’s Nature Centres in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Nature. 

“Survival of the Slowest” is sponsored by Isdell Family Foundation

Additional support provided by the Frances Wood Wilson Foundation.


Exhibits, films and Discovery Days are included with daytime general admission and with CityPASS. General admission tickets include three floors of exhibits in the natural history museum, choice of one giant screen film, and 75 acres of nature explorations in Fernbank Forest and WildWoods. Fernbank After Dark and some other special after-hours events are available at a separate ticket price. Fernbank is located at 767 Clifton Road NE in Atlanta, minutes from midtown Atlanta and downtown Decatur.

For more information, visit FernbankMuseum.org. General admission tickets are $25.95 for adults, $24.95 for seniors, $23.95 for children ages 3-12, free for children ages 2 and younger, and free for Fernbank Members. These prices are for tickets purchased online at



Published on April 7, 2023 by Julia Weaver / Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/26/23

If you’re thinking about moving to The Big Peach and plan to rent an apartment in Atlanta, GA or buy a home, Atlanta is a city that’s guaranteed to captivate you from the moment you arrive. From the bustling city with rich history, mouth-watering cuisine, and endless opportunities for adventure, or the iconic museums and stunning parks to bustling markets and lively music venues, you certainly won’t run out of things to do. 

To help you make the most of your time living in Atlanta, we’ve put together a list of must-try Atlanta bucket-list experiences. From savoring the local flavors at Ponce City Market to exploring the vibrant neighborhoods that make this city unique, these are just some of the unique things to do in Atlanta that will make you fall in love with the city and the lifestyle it has to offer. So grab your walking shoes and your sense of adventure, and get ready to dive into the ultimate Atlanta bucket list.

  1. Spend a day at Ponce City Market
    “You absolutely, positively, need to spend a day at Ponce City Market,” states
    Ash Brown, a local Lifestyle Blogger, Podcast Host and Event Emcee, and
    CEO of Ash Said It. “This historic building was the old Sears, Roebuck & Co
    Building. The renovations here are incredible. The decor and infrastructure
    are a whole mood. Some of my favorite places are here such as Five
    daughter bakery, Bar Vegan, Modern Mystic Shop and many more. At the end
    of the night stop by City Winery Atlanta for local made wine. You may even
    catch your favorite entertainment act there.”
  2. Visit the Martin Luther King Jr. National
    Historical Park
    “No trip to Atlanta is complete without a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr.
    National Historical Park,” says local photographer, Corey Reese Photography.
    “This historic site honors the life and legacy of the civil rights icon and features
    a museum, his childhood home, and the iconic Ebenezer Baptist Church. It’s a
    must-see for anyone interested in American history and social justice.”
  3. Check out the High Museum of Art
    “For a taste of the city’s art and culture scene, head to the High Museum of
    Art,” also suggests Reese. “This world-class museum boasts an impressive
    collection of art, from classic to contemporary, and regularly hosts special
    exhibitions and events. It’s a great way to spend a leisurely afternoon and
    appreciate the beauty of Atlanta’s creative spirit.”
  4. Indulge in the food scene of Atlanta
    “The joy of a new Atlanta resident is unmatched, shares Courtney Paige,
    Founder of A Paige Of Positivity. “We lived in the city for over three years, and
    I still dream about some of our favorite restaurants. Fudo
    Sushi in Brookhaven has my highest recommendation. After trying over 16 of
    their rolls, the ‘Fantasy Roll’ is the best. Get the dynamite shrimp and miso
    cauliflower to start.” 
    “Thinking about ordering in? Kong’s Kitchen in Midtown has the best Chinese
    food I’ve ever had – specifically the Chicken Lo Mein,” suggests Paige. “Have
    it delivered, as there isn’t even a parking lot to pick it up from, it’s just
    Peachtree Rd and you’ll see a line of 10+ delivery drivers picking it up too.” 
    Or, if you’re looking for rooftop views, Paige recommends heading over to the
    Kimpton Hotel. “Located in Buckhead, grab a drink at the St. Julep bar in the
    Kimpton Hotel, or buzz down to West Midtown and grab a seat on the patio of
    the Bellview Hotel. End your night with Emmy’s Squared Pizza, specifically
    the vodka sauce pizza.” 
  5. Explore the Atlanta BeltLine
    Erica Valentin, a Life, Style, and Travel blogger at Wander in Color shares,
    “For the quintessential Atlanta experience, you absolutely must visit the

Atlanta Beltline. This 22 mile open loop is a dream to visit by foot, or on skates
or a bicycle. People from all walks of life love the Beltline because all are
welcome here and even fur-friends love it!  Spend the day shopping at Ponce
City Market or enjoying one of its many restaurants or just hanging out with
friends, There’s something for everyone.”
A Paige Of Positivity dives into the bucket list  food stops along the beltline.
“Take time to explore and walk the Atlanta BeltLine. Start at Krog Street
Market and walk north, headed towards Piedmont Park. Along the way, grab a
brew at New Realm Brewing and play some cornhole. Stop into Ladybird
Grove & Mess Hall and enjoy the sea of people and dogs. Pop into Ponce City
Market and grab some street food at one of the many fabulous vendors.”

  1. Visit the National Center for Civil and
    Human Rights
    “The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is a cultural center that
    focuses both on the Civil Rights Movement in the United States and the fight
    for human rights around the world,” explains Amanda Young, blogger
    of Young & Wanderlust. “The museum features interactive exhibits (such as a
    lunch counter sit-in simulation), personal letters from Dr. Martin Luther King,
    Jr., a sobering gallery of both human rights leaders and abusers, and more.
    As the birthplace of Dr. King, Atlanta was an integral part of the Civil Rights
    Movement, and visiting this museum is the perfect way to honor that legacy.”
  2. Spend a day in the West Side
    “If you’re new to Atlanta, you have to check out the West Side,” states Jessica
    Camerata, owner of An Indigo Day and Founder of The Blog Societies. “You
    can spend an entire day there from shopping at Free People and Ann
    Mashburn. Grab something sweet at Five Daughter’s Bakery. My favorite spot
    for lunch is Falafel Nation. Best falafel in town. And for dinner, check out
    Forza Storico or Aziza for an unforgettable meal. Finish it off with a cocktail at
    Marcel and a scoop of Brambleberry crisp at Jeni’s Ice Cream.”
  3. Dine at Holeman & Finch
    “As a new resident of Atlanta, one activity that should be on your bucket list is
    dining at  Holeman & Finch  in Midtown in Colony Square,” shares Banner

Butter, a small batch butter producer in Atlanta. “This local gem is a must-visit
for foodies and offers a dining experience that is both refined and
approachable. Additionally, Chef Linton’s culinary creativity shines through in
their seasonal menu, where Banner Butter is often featured in innovative and
delicious ways.” 

  1. Explore Little Five Points
    Young also recommends checking out Little Five Points. “Little Five Points is a
    neighborhood with crystal shops, vintage and thrift stores, delicious vegan
    food, and more,” shares Young. “Eat at Govinda’s Cafe, a non-profit vegan
    restaurant in Atlanta that aims to serve its community in a meaningful way,
    and check out Sevananda Natural Foods, a health food store with a hot bar
    (hello fluffy vegan biscuits!). You can also explore the street art and browse
    the Junkman’s Daughter, a huge store with unique jewelry, decorations,
    clothes, and more.”
  2. Get your southern fix at Ms. Icey’s
    Kitchen and Bar
    “Located in North Decatur, just 7 miles from downtown Atlanta, Ms. Icey’s
    Kitchen & Bar is a must try,” states Deverick Long, author at The Hip-Hop
    Foodie. “Their menu offers the traditional southern food that Atlanta is known
    for, with a mashup of Caribbean cuisine. The in-house DJ and great service
    creates the ultimate dining experience.
  3. Book a tee time
    “If you’re new to Atlanta, you’re in for a treat when it comes to all around top
    tier experiences with events, restaurants, and attractions,” shares Onteria
    West, Digital Content Creator and Owner of Our West Nest. “One of my
    favorite places to visit is  Puttshack . It’s a swanky miniature golf establishment
    that is perfect for everything, from a day to enjoy with family, to brunch with
    friends, and even date night with your partner. Though the establishment is for
    miniature golf, their inside restaurant also has excellent eats and drinks, plus
    a swaggy DJ in the evenings.”
  4. Search for Tiny Doors ATL
    “Artist Karen Anderson Singer has painted a number of 7-inch doors
    throughout the city, meant to ‘reflect the spirit, architecture, and other unique

elements of the surrounding community,’” explains Young. “They’re all
labeled, and the designs are adorable. You can find the doors at the Old
Fourth Ward Skate Park, Swan House, Fox Theatre, and more.” 

  1. Enjoy nature in Roswell Mill Park
    “As a local Photographer based in Sandy Springs (North Atlanta), I am always
    on the lookout for quiet and beautiful places to take photos in Atlanta,”
    says Nina Ferentinos. “One of my favorite places that also has a lot of variety
    in natural backdrops is Roswell Mill Park. It features a waterfall, access to the
    river, and wooded nature trails that are partly even wheelchair accessible.”
    “When I am not working we like to explore the City Springs area, which is
    within walking distance from our Sandy Springs house,” explains Ferentinos.
    “About 2 years ago we discovered The Select and fell in love with their french
    inspired cuisine and the extraordinary cocktail selection. You have to try the
    ‘Birds of Paradise’ that are being presented in a bird-shaped cocktail class.”
  2. Discover Chattahoochee National
    Recreation Area
    “Atlanta is lush with trees—magnolias, dogwoods, pine trees, and hardwoods
    including magnificent oaks,” shares chef and James Beard award winning
    cookbook author, Virginia Willis. “One of the best places to experience this
    green space is in the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area. Established
    by President Jimmy Carter, the parks offer extraordinary opportunities to enjoy
    the outdoors in Atlanta and the suburbs just north of the city. The park
    preserves 48 miles of river and more than 50 miles of hiking trails along the
    river’s banks. It’s one of my favorite things about living in Atlanta.”
  3. Be part of the community growth
    “Atlanta has grown dramatically over the last twenty years,” states E Vincent
    Martinez, founder of  Fashionado , a fashion and lifestyle brand. “It’s become a
    city rich in the arts, entertainment and fashion scenes. “The ‘rebirth’ of historic
    places like the old city hall which is now Ponce City Market or more
    recently, The Works ATL located in the Upper West Side, have given Atlanta
    a day-to-night vibrancy. The walkability of the city has also evolved
    tremendously, especially in Midtown and Old Fourth Ward, much of it made
    possible via the Atlanta Beltline which is the perfect stretch to get to know the
    city and grab a bite or drink. Shopping and dining are also on my list. Just

about every major retailer and luxury brand has a presence in Atlanta and if
you’re new to the city, you won’t go hungry as there are many great
restaurants to enjoy.”

  1. Solve clues at an escape room
    “Don’t miss out on the high-tech, artful escape rooms at The Escape Game at
    the Atlanta Battery,” suggests  Lindsey Paris Designer and writer at Redhead
    Baby Mama. “The intensely-themed rooms are completely immersive and
    worth the price of admission. Grab a group and be sure to try out
    ‘Playground!’ You’ll feel like a kid all over again.”
  2. Explore Atlanta’s Vibrant Pop-Up
    Dining Scene
    “With almost 200 events a week, Atlanta’s pop-up restaurant scene is a
    defining force in the city’s dining scene,” says Sam Flemming of Punk Foodie,
    which keeps close tabs on the scene. 
    With a surprising number of the city’s hottest restaurants tracing their origins
    as pop-ups, including Pho Cue, OK YAKI, Lazy Betty and Little Bear,
    Flemming says eating at a pop-up is experiencing the future of the city’s
    vibrant dining scene. Flemming suggests trying the Pimento KimCheese
    Rangoons from  Ganji , the Mapo Chili Dog from  Jackalope , and the Waffle
    House Style Pierogies from  Bravewojtek . Follow Punk Foodie’s Instagram or
    subscribe to their newsletter.   
  3. Experience the luxurious side of
    “If you’re looking to elevate your Atlanta experience, you simply must check
    out Rooftop LOA,” suggests Oh! Nikka, an Atlanta-based fashion, food, and
    lifestyle blog. “This multilevel rooftop resort is the ultimate way to soak up the
    sun with poolside relaxation while indulging in eclectic dining, sipping on chic
    cocktails, and taking in sweeping views of the city.”
    “The new Rooftop L.O.A by Slater Hospitality is a resort-like rooftop
    destination for any new Atlantan to explore,” shares Adventures in Atlanta, a
    guide to Atlanta-based regional, and national festivals, concerts, restaurant
    openings, events, and more. “Take a leave of absence for the day to their
    three distinct areas encompassing the newly opened pool, grove, and upscale restaurant and bar. The pool is the IT destination this summer with a separate bar focusing on Miami-vibe and resort food and drink fare. The grove area is the perfect area to lounge for garden style cocktails by the fire pit. Finally, grab a bite and a martini at the restaurant boasting an array of eats from Burgers to whole fish to steaks.”

Atlanta, GA is a city that never fails to impress. Its rich history, diverse culture, and endless array of attractions and experiences make it an ideal destination for anyone looking to explore and discover something new. From iconic landmarks like the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the World of Coca-Cola to hidden gems like Krog Street Market and the Beltline, there are countless reasons to move to Atlanta.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/19/23

Camp Creek Soul Fest – June 24 & 25th

Join us for a soul-stirring and unforgettable experience at our Two-Day Soul & RnB Music Festival!

Immerse yourself in live music performances, laugh out loud with our comedian hosts, savor delicious food, and dance the night away.

Bring your picnic essentials and enjoy a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere, complete with a yoga segment at noon.

Don’t miss out on this unique blend of music, comedy, food, and fun! Get your tickets now to reserve your spot!

Tickets here.

Peach State Block Party – Underground Atlanta – July 4th

Bring your friends and come down to the Underground for a night of good food, fine drinks, and great music on Independence Day!

Enjoy good company and good vibes as our DJs keep the party going, with a spectacular fireworks display to round out the evening! Complimentary BBQ (Burgers, Hot dogs etc) while supplies last, complimentary cocktails until 5pm.

Tickets here.

The Arts First Friday Edition – July 7th – Underground Atlanta!

The #1 Music, Food & Arts event in Atlanta is back every First Friday from 9pm – Until 4am. Last event was incredible, and we are doing it even bigger this time!


Food, Art, Dance, Live performances, Tattoos, Film, Poetry, DJs, Body Paint, Game Rooms and more…

Come to the biggest Music & Arts Festival in Atlanta and enjoy a fun-filled night with fine arts, live music, poetry, film, fashion, delicious food, drinks, and performances.

Featuring some of Atlanta’s hottest DJs & artists, grab some delicious food/drinks, listen to live music and dance the night away.

Our meticulously curated selection of artists will also showcase their work in various media, including film, fashion, poetry, paintings, photography & sculpture and more to create a truly immersive multimedia experience.

Tickets here.

Atlanta Jollof Music & Food Festival – POSTPONED. UPDATES TO COME.

Atlanta’s 2nd annual Jollof Music and Food Festival at Piedmont Park. Food, Music, Culture, Jollof rice contest, vendors, family affair.

We’re bringing together a collective of cultures, from West Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas… each with its unique vibes, creating an amazing celebration of family and friends! Enjoy Afro-Caribbean music, dance, fashion, and amazing food as we attempt to answer the infamous question: Which nation makes the best Jollof rice?!

Tickets here.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/21/23

A High-Energy Celebration Featuring All-You-Can-Eat Barbecue and All-You-Can-Drink Bubbly

Sunday, June 25, 2023 From 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Located in historic Grant Park across from Oakland Cemetery, Firepit Pizza Tavern will be popping bottles on Sunday, June 25, 2023 in honor of its 5th anniversary. From 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., owner Leslie Cohen, celebrity chef and winner of Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen”, Executive Chef Shaun Whitmer, and the entire Firepit team is welcoming revelers to join them for a high-energy “Cheers to 5 Years” celebration featuring an all-you-can-eat barbecue menu and all-you-can-drink champagne. Wristbands to the anniversary bash are available for purchase for $20 upon arrival. Firepit is open daily for lunch, dinner, delivery and pick-up and is located at 519 Memorial Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30312. For more information, visit firepitatl.com or call 404-995-4777. 


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/21/23

Atlanta Run Adds More Show Times & Extends Through July 3

Location: 103 West Event Venue (Buckhead) at 103 W. Paces Ferry Rd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 

General Admission – $30 + fees. Free for children under 12 months. New Family 4-Pack Now Available for $99 + fees. Available for select days + times during the week.
Tickets for CoComelon Party Time must be purchased in advance and can be purchased here. For a complete list of available dates and times, visit www.cocomelonpartytime.com/atlanta.

Grab the family and join the CoComelon crew for the most fun event of the summer: Cocomelon Party Time
Based on CoComelon, the #1 preschool brand for kids (with over 45 billion views a year via streaming on YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Prime), this interactive, kid-centric experience’s first stop in Atlanta takes guests into the colorful world of CoComelon. Children (ages 1-5) can explore their way through a variety of interactive party experiences. Guests will get a meet and greet with fan-favorite CoComelon characters, including JJ, YoYo, TomTom, Nina and Cody! They will also get to play party games as well as dance and sing along with a performance set to their favorite CoComelon tunes.
“Atlanta’s response to CoComelon Party Time has been more than we hoped for,” said event producer Jared Paul of Faculty, Inc. “It’s an event that allows for kids to not only immerse themselves into the land of CoComelon, but they are also able to let loose, play, dance, create and enjoy a world they only see on screen. It’s really a fun and magical experience for them and their families to witness.”


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/12/23

The Mayor’s Office of Film, Entertainment and Nightlife presents Summerhill Crawl on Friday, June 16, a showcase of entertainment and businesses along Georgia Avenue in this vibrant, redeveloped neighborhood.

From 5-9 p.m., Summerhill Crawl boasts a lineup of live entertainment from local musicians Pterocat, Chey Hawwt, and Clawdad, and film screenings from local filmmakers Alexandra Petkus, Kelvin Summerhill, and Brandi Stevens. Residents and visitors also will have the opportunity to explore the neighborhood’s many restaurants, businesses, and artists.

The live entertainment and film screening schedule is as follows:

  • 5 p.m. – Pterocat at D Boca N Boca
  • 6 p.m. – Chey Hawwt at Halfway Crooks’ Biergarten
  • 7 p.m. – Clawdad at the Wood’s Chapel BBQ Patio
  • 8:30 p.m. – Film screening and Q&A at Halfway Crooks


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/12/23

Downtown Woodstock’s innovative sports bar + restaurant celebrates it’s third anniversary.

Get ready for a weekend full of thrilling sports entertainment as The Daily Draft (8594 Main St, Woodstock, GA) celebrates its third anniversary from June 15th to June 17th! Downtown Woodstock’s popular sports bar and watch party destination is hosting a series of events that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The Daily Draft’s anniversary celebration offers something for everyone, from an engaging UGA vs GT Sports Trivia Night, an electrifying Steinholding Challenge and an enticing SEC Wing Eating Challenge. The UGA vs. GT Sports Trivia Night, hosted by the renowned Matt Chernoff and featuring some special guests, will kick off the weekend. Not only will you test your sports knowledge, but you’ll also support the River Ridge Football Booster Club while enjoying a delicious free meal for kids.

On June 16th, the action heats up with the on-demand Steinholding Challenge, generously sponsored by the esteemed Eagle Rock Distributors and hosted graced by the presence of former Atlanta Falcons linebacker and All-Star Ring of Honor MVP, Jessie Tuggle. Show off your strength and endurance while enjoying refreshing craft beer specials from Dry County, Monday Night Brewing, and Wild Leap.

To top it all off, get ready for the thrilling SEC Wing Eating Challenge, Tanteo Tastings, and an after-party with the Bacardi girls on June 17th. Whether you’re a fan of sports trivia or wing-eating contests or just looking for a great place to watch the game with friends, The Daily Draft has everything you need to have a blast. “Our team and community members are thrilled to celebrate our third anniversary. The Daily Draft has become a hub for sports fans in Downtown Woodstock, and we’re excited to continue providing a fun and exciting atmosphere for our guests,” said Daily Draft Management Team.

Don’t miss out on the sports-driven fun. For more information on this action-packed weekend, please visit here: https://www.facebook.com/TheDailyDraft.