• 1st-4th DragonCon:

For many Dragon Con fans, the quality of the cosplay and costuming distinguishes this one convention from all the others. Over the years, Labor Day weekend has become a four-day parade of the finest costumes that fans from across the country can muster, many bringing several costumes so that they have something different to wear each day of the convention. Cosplayers tend to save their best for the nighttime, though, promenading through the hotel lobbies and posing for photos.

From time to time, even the celebrity guests get in on the act, borrowing a costume from a friend or bringing one they made themselves. Those who have done it say it’s a way for them to relax and enjoy the convention the way the fans do. Or, they say, it allows them to indulge their inner fanboy or girl.

Tickets: $140/ $160

  • 2ndTaste of Soul- Food, Music & Arts:

Citywide FREE festival that takes place in one of Atlanta’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. Located in the Heart of America’s Soul Food Capital, TOSA is the largest festival in West of Peachtree. This family festival celebrates Soul and Southern food, live music (national artist headliner), art, kid events, and Atlanta’s best people watching.

Tickets: FREE

  • 2nd– 4th Marietta Art in the Park:

This fine art extravaganza features an artist market, children’s art alley, and the famous Painted Pots. Art displayed will include paintings, photography, pottery, graphic arts, sculptures, jewelry, and woodworking from 175 of the country’s finest artists. Festival guests will also have the opportunity to visit the unique shops and boutiques; restaurants, museums and galleries, take in a historic walking tour plus much more, all within walking distance of the festival.

Tickets: FREE

  • 2nd-4th Labor Day Weekend at Stone Mountain:

Stay into the evening to experience the Lasershow 2.0 featuring new music, animation, water effects, an immersive laser canopy, and a fleet of robotic drones synced with music in front of the 825-foot mountain face.

The fireworks display including a special tribute to all of our hardworking heroes will immediately follow the Lasershow every night September 2-4!

Tickets: $10-$30

  • 8thGarrison Keillor’s Prairie Home “Love & Comedy” Tour:

Concerts in the Garden celebrates another stellar season on the Great Lawn in Atlanta and at the Ivester Amphitheater in Gainesville. Kick back under the stars for a series of great shows.

Tickets: $65.50 (Member $63.50)

  • 9thAtlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade:

Each year, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine celebrates our exhibition with a captivating and energetic Lantern Parade, created and hosted by Chantelle Rytter and the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons. The glowing procession of light, music, and color illuminates the Eastside Trail on the first Saturday after Labor Day each year.

Tickets: Free

  • 16thTaste of Smyrna:

We can’t say farewell to summer without a proper sendoff. The Taste of Smyrna is food, fun, and music all day long! Nibble and nosh your way around the Village Green on Sat., Sept. 17 from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Over 30 restaurants plan to participate and acoustic music from Scott Thompson entertaining patrons from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. adjacent to the Veteran’s Memorial. The evening will be topped off with a live concert by a local artist. Plan to eat, drink and listen to music all day long all on the beautiful Village Green in downtown Smyrna.

Tickets: FREE

  • 16th & 17th Music Midtown:

With the line-up highlighting Bruno Mars, Mumford & Sons, Future, Blink 182 and much more this is a concert you won’t want to miss.

Tickets: $135 – $1,750

  • 21st-Oct. 1st North Georgia State Fair:

With a rating of 4.3/5 stars from over 1,000 views on facebook this is a Fall event that is fun for the whole family.

Tickets: $7

  • 22ndSips Under The Sea:

Sips Under the Sea is a unique cocktail party for adults to enjoy Georgia Aquarium after hours with your family, friends or significant other. You’ll have the entire Aquarium to yourself while enjoying cocktails, tapas and entertainment… all without kids!

Tickets: $20-$49

  • 22ndKirkwood Wine Stroll:

More than 40 participating locations will be pouring a sample of red and white wine and will offer light snacks. Additional dining options include small plates available for purchase and dine-in specials at Kirkwood restaurants. Other businesses will offer specials, discounts, prize drawings, demonstrations and music.

Tickets: $30-$50

  • 23rdOld Fourth Ward Cheese Festival:

500+ cheeses from all over the world and 100+ producers to celebrate sustainable artisan food makers.

Tickets: $35-$55

  • 30thBrew Moon Octoberfest:

Gather your friends and celebrate fall with beer, wine and delicious food from some of Alpharetta’s best restaurants. Enjoy live music from great bands. Please bring your own chair. Backpacks are not allowed.

Tickets: $10-$130

  • 30th & Oct. 1st Candler Park Fall Festival:

This year marks the 17th anniversary of Fall Fest in Candler Park, a two-day celebration of music, art, family and kicked off with a 5k race and a tour of homes. It’s called the Fall Fest because it takes place in October — so mark your calendars for 9/30 – 10/1 2017 — but it’s events like these that make people really fall for the charm of Candler Park and all that the Intown Atlanta communities have to offer. An estimated 15,000 daily festival goers are expected.

Tickets: FREE


  • 7thFourth Ward Skate Park Grilled Cheese Festival:

Restaurants from all over Atlanta will be serving up bites of melty, cheesy, goodness all day long for your tasting pleasure! Try a few, or them all and cast your vote for Best Grilled Cheese in Atlanta!

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: $14

  • 7th Atlanta Running of the Bulls:

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to participate in the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, but then thought “I prefer when my intestines are on the inside and not having them removed by a bull’s goring horns?” Then we have an event for you! A 1-mile-ish Fun Run followed by a day-drinking after party at Orpheus Brewing! It’s in the early afternoon, so you can sleep in and be rested for the chase of your life!

The Atlanta Rollergirls along with 404Proud- purveyors of civic pride – are proud to present our version of the famed Pamplona Running of the Bulls! Join us, along with the Wasted Potential Brass Band, and Atlanta Junior Roller Derby in this celebration.

Instead of actual bulls (hard to tame and the city of Atlanta would frown upon bulls running loose in Piedmont Park), your very own Atlanta Rollergirls will be chasing down participants and delivering a pummeling with wiffle ball bats at our exclusive event: The Running of the Bulls! Modeled after the Big Easy Rollergirls’ Running of the Bulls festival in New Orleans, we decided Atlanta should share in the “Joie de Vivre”.

Tickets: $15-$50

  • 7thEdgewood Mac & Cheese Festival:

The Edgewood neighborhood is organizing the 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Festival at Walker Park, scheduled for October 7, 2017! The annual tradition continues to promote the neighborhood as a thriving intown hib for urbanites migrating inward, and to rais money for Neighbor in Need, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to ensuring affordability for longtime residents of the Edgewood neighborhood. Edgewood still retains its old-town flavor and resonantes with the sounds and sensations of an early Atlanta blue-collar rail district.

Tickets: TBA

  • 7th& 8th Atlanta Warplane Weekend:

The Tuskegee Airmen, the first cadet graduates to earn their wings 75 years ago at Tuskegee– becoming the first black U. S. Army Air Corps pilots, have a rich history that begins in WWII but reaches far beyond those confines. In conjunction with the celebration of the accomplishments of the Tuskegee Airmen, the weekend will also place a focus on the accomplishments of all African-American pilots from WWII to the present.

The Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing will assemble at Dekalb-Peachtree Airportall the type of airplanes flown by the Tuskegee Airmen. Along with other famous aircraft such as a FG-1D Corsair, SBD-5 Dauntless dive bomber, T-6 Texan, C-46, Stearman bi-planes, Douglas DC-3 and after four years a B-17 Flying Fortress will offer rides and cockpit tours.

Meet WWII Veterans and noted authors, attend a WWII 8th Air Force Fighter Mission Briefing, enjoy 1940’s Hollywood entertainers, visit with WWII reenactors, participate in a photography workshop and attend a dinner symposium with the original Tuskegee Airmen at the 57th Fighter Group restaurant on Saturday evening.

Tickets: TBA

  • 13th-29th Tour of Southern Ghosts at Stone Mountain:

A Tour of Southern Ghosts takes place between 7-9PM on Thursday and Sunday evenings, and from 7-9:30PM on Fridays and Saturdays. Sundays are children’s group nights (minimum group size: 10), when tickets are $4 per child. Please note: the entry to Stone Mountain Park requires a parking permit of $15 per car.

A Tour of Southern Ghostsis a storytelling festival that showcases the best ghost stories from the South. For 11 nights this fall, some 15,000 visitors will be guided on a lantern-lit tour of yesteryear vividly brought to life through the grand tradition of Southern storytelling.

At this bewitching time of the year, why not visit Stone Mountain Park and go on an evening adventure to Stone Mountain Park’s Historic Square for a “tour” with ghosts? The tour features fun and spooky ghost stories from the Antebellum South, great fun for young, old, and of course, a perfect family outing. It’s for those who believe and for those who don’t and for those who just want to have a good time. On the “tour” you’ll meet six professional storytellers as they spin tales of Southern ghosts along the lantern lit paths of the South’s most authentic and spookiest plantation. Join us for this Atlanta family tradition. It’s only here that you will experience the authentic Southern Boo!

Tickets: $4-$15

  • 14th Oakland Cemetery Run Like Hell:

Run Like Hell is a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. The race begins at Lion Square and covers several areas of Oakland Cemetery, including the historic Jewish grounds, Confederate section, new Beaumont Allen Greenhouse, Hogpen Corner, Knit Mill, and Roger’s Hill, as well as the Memorial Drive Greenway to the state capitol. The keyhole course is entirely paved and gently rolling with soft turns, a much faster course than previous years!

Walkers, leashed dogs, and strollers are welcome. The race closes out at 1,600 participants, so be sure to register early!

Tickets: $35/$40

  • 14th & 15th Festival on Ponce:

The Festival on Ponce is an Atlanta arts and crafts festival set in the historic park, Olmsted Linear Park. Visitors will enjoy the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted Sr. along with over 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, folk and “outsider art”. In addition to the fine arts, there will be a children’s area and local food and beverage.

Tickets: FREE

  • 20th – 22nd Taste of Atlanta:

Taste of Atlanta is the city’s must-do food, wine, beer and cocktail festival that showcases the diversity of Atlanta restaurants and attracts food lovers from Atlanta, the Southeast and beyond. Over three days, more than 90 neighborhood favorites will show off their most craveable dishes, the hottest local chefs will strut their stuff on four live demo stages, and Grand Tasting Experience patrons will hit boozy nirvana sampling craft beers, wine and creative cocktails.

Tickets: $25-$150

  • 21st, 22nd, 28th & 29th Boo at the Zoo:

It’s that time of year when Atlanta’s favorite fun family Halloween festival returns! Sample treats throughout the Zoo, and enjoy the sights, characters and adventures of the whimsical Zoo Boo Town on four magical days with more than 1,000 animals from around the world. Don’t forget your costume!

Even the animals join the fun during Boo at the Zoo! Stay tuned to see when your favorite Zoo residents are getting their Halloween surprises.

Tickets: General Admission

  • 27th Sips Under the Sea:

Sips Under the Sea is a unique cocktail party for adults to enjoy Georgia Aquarium after hours with your family, friends or significant other. You’ll have the entire Aquarium to yourself while enjoying cocktails, tapas and entertainment… all without kids!

Tickets: $20-$49

  • 28th Halloween in the Highlands:

Saturday’s largest Halloween block party includes stops to restaurants- Hand in Hand, Neighbor’s Pub, Dark Horse Tavern, Diesel, Atkins Park, Fontaine’s Oyster Bar, Moe’s & Joe’s, Highland Tap, Marco’s Pizza, GENKI & YEAH! Burger.

Tickets: $15-$25


  • 4thChomp & Stomp Chili Cook-off:

This year’s Chili Cook-Off is something special. We’ve got over 70 teams signed up for the Team Cook-Off and over 25 of your favorite local restaurants in on the Restaurant Cook-Off. It’s our second year honoring longtime Cabbagehead Chef Ria Pell with the Chef Ria Pell Restaurant Chili Award. We’ve got a panel of incredible local chefs judging the restaurant competition and 75 neighbors weighing in on the individual team cook-off.

Tickets: TBA

  • 4thWhiskies of the World:

Experience the world of whisky like you’ve never seen it before. As one of the largest whisky tasting events in the US, Whiskies of the World gathers over 200 of the most fascinating distilled spirits from around the globe, along with their makers and ambassadors, to give guests an unforgettable evening.

The Expo, with the Westin Buckhead as the backdrop, will provide whisky tastings, whisky and food pairings, whisky and cigar pairings, and the chance to interact with outstanding whisky brands as well as fellow whisky enthusiasts.

Tickets: $120/ $140

  • 4th & 5th Chastain Park Arts Festival:

Visitors will enjoy fine art and crafts, a children’s area and local food and beverage concessions including the gourmet food trucks. Local acoustic musicians will enliven the atmosphere. This event is organized by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces and volunteer artists. Best of all, it’s entirely free to attend!

Tickets: FREE

  • 11thThe Great Inflatable Race:

The Great Inflatable Race is a fun run with inflatable obstacles spread throughout the running course. You and your friends will feel like kids again as you jump, dive and bounce on our custom-designed inflatables. Get fit, support a good cause and create epic memories that will last you a lifetime!

Tickets: $25/ $40

  • 11th – Jan. 7th Botanical Garden Lights:

The annual electrical extravaganza features spectacular light displays throughout the Garden. Through Jan. 7, explore the Walk of Flames and a newly expanded Tunnel of Light along with favorites such as the Orchestral Orbs, Glittering Galaxy, Radiant Rainforest, and Model Trains that continue to make the exhibition a must-see holiday tradition.

Tickets: TBA

  • 17thHarry Potter Pub Crawl:

Come out Friday, November 17th, 2017 for a stroll through some of Virginia Highlands most magical pubs. Diesel Filling Station will play host as Minstry of Magical Registration for the evening with 4 other pubs hosting wizard ‘houses’, along with magical themed shots (for registered attendees only – 5 total), wizard costume contest, a collectible 1.25″ POTTER PUB CRAWL pin, house photo booths and photographers, vendors, food & drink specials and a 2017 commemorative (framable) Potter Pub Crawl Attendance letter….plus more!

Tickets: $20 – $45

  • 19th – Lighting of Atlantic Station:

Celebrate Atlanta’s official kick-off to the holiday season with a day full of exciting holiday events, culminating in the lighting of Midtown’s greatest tree and a fireworks show!

Tickets: FREE

  • 23rdGobble Jog:

The Gobble Jog is a Thanksgiving Day tradition featuring a 10K run, 5K run/walk, 1K run/walk and a Tot Trot. It’s fun for the whole family! Click on one of the links above to register.

The race benefits MUST Ministries, a non-profit dedicated to helping our neighbors in need by providing food, clothing, shelter, job training and more. Last year MUST helped over 30,000 people; two-thirds of them were children.

Tickets: $15 – $30

Two Generations of Neighborhood Knowledge


Keller Williams Luxury International

(404) 604-3800

3650 Habersham Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30305