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Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/17/19

Atlantic Station

Saturday, April 13th

More information: https://www.atlantagrilledcheese.com/

A FOOD FESTIVAL OF DELICIOUS PROPORTIONS. We’re taking a whole day, dedicated to celebrate everyone’s favorite sandwich! Restaurants from all over Atlanta will be serving up bites of melty, cheesy, goodness over the course of the day for your tasting pleasure! Try a few, or try them all and cast your vote for Best Grilled Cheese in Atlanta! There are two sessions, early session at 11:30 am and afternoon session starting at 2:30 pm.

In addition to 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 event, (3) complimentary Grilled Cheese Samples, plus live music, access to our Adult Game Zone and Beer Garden.

What do you get:
General Admission tickets include admission to the event, (3) complimentary Grilled Cheese Samples, plus live music, access to our Adult Game Zone and Beer Garden. Ticket Ranges $18 – $35

SOLD OUT Grilled Cheese Lover tickets include admission to the event, (6) complimentary Grilled Cheese Samples, (2) Beers/Wines, event koozie plus live music, access to our Adult Game Zone and Beer Garden. Limited Tickets Available Starting at $28 – $50

Benefits Releash Atlanta.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/17/19

Heritage Sandy Springs

Saturday, April 6th

Tickets here: https://www.slinginwingsfestival.com/

Slingin’ Wings Festival is BACK for the 3rd year for a seriously saucy wing and beer festival! Join us on Saturday, April 6th, for Slingin’ Wings Festival where restaurants from all over Atlanta will be slingin’ chicken wings for your tasting pleasure! In addition to a full day of good eats, we’ve got an awesome lineup of frosty brews, live local music, plus wing eating contests and all your favorite tailgate games. General admission tickets are $17 and Wing Lover’s Tickets are $35.

General Admission Tickets Include:
• Entry to all festival areas
• Access to food vendors, live music, and bars.
• (4) Wings Vouchers to get you started (additional wings available for sale ~$1/wing)
• People’s Choice voter’s ballot

Wing Lover’s Tickets:
• (15) Wing Vouchers
• Slingin’ Wings Souvenir 16oz tumbler

Looking for more than a taste? Not to worry! Each restaurant will be selling additional wings (~$1/wing), plus we’ll have a variety of local Atlanta restaurants serving up their full menus (and full-sized portions) available to purchase.

2019 Participating Restaurants:
Hudson Grille Brookhaven | Taco Mac | Three Dollar Cafe Chamblee | Smoke Ring | Gilly’s Sports Bar | HOBNOB | Alcohol Infused Wings | GooodNewz BBQ | Wings On Wheat Stone Mountain | Meehan’s Public House – Sandy Springs | Island Chef Cafe | Amanda’s BarbeeQue and Catering Services L.L.C | JAY’s Out The Pit | B & L Wings LLC | City Tap Atlanta …. More To Be Announced!

Live Entertainment:
DJ OneNate | Wesley Cook | Vinnie Van Go & Everything You Need | The Sagas

Wing Contests:
Slingin’ Wing Eating Contest powered by Hudson Grille Brookhaven
Slingin’ Wing Contest (wing toss) powered by 101 Concepts Restaurant Group (Smoke Ring, Meehan’s Public House – Sandy Springs, Food 101, 101 Steak,)

Official After Party:
Meehan’s Public House – Sandy Springs

A portion of event proceeds will benefit Releash Atlanta, a 501c3 not for profit charitable organization that works tirelessly to save dogs from high kill shelters throughout the state of Georgia.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/16/19

New Festival Held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 in the Old Fourth Ward
Proceeds Benefiting Dad’s Garage Theatre Company

Tickets here: http://dadsgaragecarnival.com/

Atlanta, Georgia – We are shaking things up this year at Dad’s Garage and rolling out a brand-new concept for our annual fundraiser: The Dad’s Garage Big Stupid Parking Lot Carnival! After 15 years of “BaconFest,” we’ve decided to move towards an event that is more environmentally sustainable, more affordable for our patrons, and that lets us focus on doing what we do best: providing a one-of-a-kind festival experience where patrons interact directly with improvisers in booths and games.

Dad’s Garage Big Stupid Parking Lot Carnival is one part festival, one part theatrical weirdness you’ll only find at Dad’s Garage. In addition to plenty of beer, rides, and delicious food, our improvisers will be manning booths like “Hobo Wine Tasting,” “Wheelchair Obstacle Course,” “Bad Caricatures,” and the always-popular “Flip Cup Tournament.”

This event is a fundraiser for Dad’s Garage Theatre, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. We produce over 300 scripted and improv comedy shows every year, and our annual fundraiser helps support our bottom line so we can keep the lights on and the laughter flowing. The fun and magic of improv comedy steps off the stage and into our festival, and guests of the Dad’s Garage Big Stupid Parking Lot Carnival will get the chance to experience our brand of comedy in a completely new way.

Why are we changing our festival theme? 

-We want to focus on what we do best: transforming people through laughter. BaconFest was never about the bacon—it was about the experiences we created for our guests. Our improviser-led booths (like Wheelchair Obstacle Course, Karen’s Kompliments, and Dr. Boobies MD) have always been the centerpiece of the event — the bacon was just a snack in between the experiences. By moving away from bacon, we can focus more on the artist booths and other fun attractions like the petting zoo and rides.

-We want to be more sustainable. The bacon we served was not the best… to put it nicely. We looked into upgrading our bacon to a more sustainable, organic option; however, we couldn’t do that without raising the ticket price for the event substantially. By stepping away from the bacon, we are making a more eco-conscious festival.

-We want a lower ticket price for the event, so more people can attend. Procuring and cooking a (literal) ton of bacon was a massive expense, and we always saw a huge amount of food waste comprised of uneaten bacon at the end of the day. By removing the bacon expense, we will be able to offer tickets at a lower price for our guests. BaconFest tickets started at $45; our Carnival tickets start at $10.

-We want more food options for our guests. So many people told us that they don’t eat bacon, and that was a reason they would not come to the festival. We will be bringing in more food vendors this year, so folks can choose exactly what they want to eat.

What can I expect at Dad’s Garage Big Stupid Parking Lot Carnival?

-Beer beer beer, frozen margaritas and frosé — plus a few surprise treats from local makers.
-More food vendors selling a wide variety of treats for everyone, no matter your taste or dietary restrictions.
-All of your favorite improviser-led booths, plus more carnivalesque things like rides.
-More surprises for your enjoyment, created by our artistic ensemble.

All attendees must be 21+ and IDs will be checked at the gate.
Tickets start at $10.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/16/19

Brookhaven Park

Saturday, April 6th

Spring is here and so is the beer! Join us for the 9th Annual Brookhaven Beer Festival, one of Atlanta’s largest and most popular beer tasting events at Brookhaven Park on Peachtree Road at Osborn Road in Brookhaven! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition. Regularly priced tickets will be $50 at the door. Buy your tickets now for $40, a $10 discount!

Your ticket includes:
-Tastings of 150+ beers and wines
-10 oz Souvenir Tasting Cup
-Local and Regional Vendor Expo

Food is also available for purchase.

Go to our ticket link here and enter our promo code for 10% off your ticket price: https://www.bigtickets.com/e/spiral/bbf2019/?referral=adventuresinatlanta
Promo code: adventuresinatlanta

Fine print:
Parking is available at Brookhaven Marta Station.
Please take Uber or Lyft.
Do not park on neighborhood streets or you will be towed!
21 and up event, no kids, no dogs.


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/15/19

Sunday, March 31st starting at 12:30 pm

UrbanTree Cidery, Atlanta’s first craft cidery, is excited to host their first ever Sunday Funday Pet “Paw”ty on Sunday, March 31! Dog lovers are welcome to bring their furry pals, meet fellow pet owners in the community, and gather at UrbanTree’s West Midtown tasting room and outdoor patio from 12:30-6:30pm.

A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to Vintage Pet Rescue, a nonprofit organization committed to rescuing senior pets from shelters and assisting owners who can no longer care for their senior pets. The organization also refurbishes used furniture into dog beds.

During the event, guests may purchase special treats at the King of Pups vending cart and have professional photos taken of their stylishly costumed and dressed up pups by photographer Chris Cottrell. Organic, all-natural dog treats from Big Daddy Biscuits will be complimentary with a small donation to Vintage Pet Rescue, and water stations will be placed throughout the space.

For the humans, UrbanTree will serve special “Hair of the Dog” cocktails, including Bloody Marys and mimosas made with UrbanTree cider, and of course, their flagship ciders and seasonal flavors. Food truck C-BO’s BBQ & Southern Cuisine will also be on-site to sell bites during the party. Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/429318597811388/


Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/15/19

Yaarab Temple

Sunday, March 31st

11 to 6 pm

It’s our 15th Year! Join us for our first market of 2019 on March 31st. This one-day event features 60+ craft & vintage vendors, a great selection of local food vendors, swag bags for the first 100 attendees designed by local artist Jeffree Lerner, and DJ Zano! Free parking at the Yaarab Temple. Cost is $5 at the door, kids are free. Link to website and more information here: http://www.ice-atlanta.com/about-spring-market

Irish Lights St. Patrick’s Day Fest 2019

Date: Saturday, March 16th

Time: 2 pm

About: Partygoers looking for a little luck of the Irish can make their way to Park Tavern in Piedmont Park for the Irish Lights Festival with Lost Kings presented by A Social Mess on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Taking St. Patrick’s Day to the next level, Park Tavern and a A Social Mess will be illuminating the city and with national headliner Lost Kings along with a host of DJ’s spinning EDM all night long. Beginning at 2 p.m., patrons can gather in the heart of Midtown to light Atlanta green during an unforgettable, all-day party in celebration of all things Irish. For ages 21 and up, General Admission tickets are available beginning at $23 and include entry to the event and entertainment for the day. VIP tickets are available beginning at $100 and include standing room access to stage front viewing, indoor bathrooms, private bartenders, outdoor spring garden seating, and early admission to a hosted VIP party in the VIP lounge from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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