As we enter into fall with wide-open arms, we cannot be more excited about all of the outdoor opportunities for fun around Atlanta during this time of year. Festivals, Carnivals, Outdoor concerts and more – boy do we love our city. Below we have mentioned a few highlights to make sure to hit this weekend.
PUMPKIN FESTIVAL AT STONE MOUNTAIN PARK
September 29 – October 29 (Friday – Sunday)
Enjoy the beautiful fall colors and cooler weather at Atlanta’s favorite place to celebrate the fall season. Stone Mountain Park’s annual Pumpkin Festival has become a family favorite with kids and parents alike. Parades, Pie Eating Contests, and kids’ carnivals are just some highlights to note.
FIRST FRIDAYS AT HIGH MUSEUM OF ART
On the first Friday of every month, you can count on the High for drop-in art making, live performances, and drinks for purchase from 6 to 9 p.m. Part art party, part happy hour—and did we mention all programming is free with Museum admission?
On October 6, enjoy:
- Drop-in art making in partnership with Indie Craft Experience and Catlanta
- Performances by Serenbe Playhouse
- Live music by DJ Teknology
- “Thriller” dance lessons with Desirée Nathanson of Interfusion Fitness
- Art Movers
- Photobooth with E. K. Sluder
- Gallery tours of the permanent collection
- Caramel apples from Cult Carts
- Drawing in the Galleries
- And more!
Prepay for guaranteed parking or take MARTA to the Arts Center Station (N5).
First Fridays are FREE with Museum admission and FREE for members.
AVALON NIGHTS LIVE
Unwind after a long week with live music in The Plaza every Friday from 6PM to 8PM at Avalon Nights Live! Grab your friends and family and get ready to dance the night away.
October 6th: Wire & Wood
Head out to the Plaza for the official kick off party to Alpharetta’s Wire & Wood festival!
October 13th: Members Only
Paying tribute to the decade that brought you the Rubik’s Cube, leg warmers and the Iran-Contra Affair, Members Only plays your favorite 80’s hits with just a hint of hair and a whole lot of flair! Featuring male and female vocalists, Members Only covers a wide range of 80’s pop hits (and some top 40 surprises) that will keep you on your feet all night long. If you’re a fan of Huey Lewis & the News, Duran Duran, Peter Gabriel, and Pat Benetar, Members Only is your new favorite band!
October 20th: J. Meel
J. Meel and the JC Band are a premiere band in the Atlanta area. They offer a smooth blend of soul, R&B, Pop and Top 40 hits to keep the party going. J.Meel and the JC Band are soulful, energetic, and will guarantee a good time when they are the entertainment. J.Meel and the JC Band provides an entertainment experience that you will not soon forget!
October 27th: The Mike Veal Band
The Mike Veal Band plays a great combination of blues, rock, funk, and fun! Their diverse musical backgrounds and regional influences contribute to the awesome sound for which the band is known and loved. Atlanta partiers, club patrons, and Avalon Insiders alike know Mike and the guys deliver a killer show every time.