Here’s what we’re up to this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 4 through May 6).
It’s time to plan the weekend. Whether you’re looking for culture picks, family fun or live music, we’ve got the top weekend things to do in Atlanta.
Carol is the ATL Insider’s culture vulture. If there is a new exhibit in town or a new show on the stage, Carol is the first to know about it.
- Taste of East Point and the South Metro Atlanta Area , Saturday, May 5
For only $1. That is, it costs just four quarters to enjoy art, music, food and drink while learning about and tasting all that South Metro has to offer.
- Cinco de Mayo and Derby Day, Saturday, May 5
Browse our calendar to find out about the many Atlanta restaurants and venues celebrating either Cinco de Mayo or the Kentucky Derby. Get festive with a meal at one of the city’s many Mexican restaurants or enjoy a mint julep at a Derby Day party.
Joleen is a work-at-home mom to a 5-year-old son. She and her family live in the ‘burbs but enjoy regularly traveling into the city for family-friendly fun and adventure.
- Kids Obstacle Challenge, Saturday, May 5
Kids ages 5 through 16 can race through fun and challenging obstacles — and mud — this Saturday at Lanier Islands. Worried about little ones? Parents can run with their kids for free. This sounds like a lot of laughs.
- Food Truck Friday/Fridays in Duluth, Fridays starting May 4 through Sept. 21
The weather is perfect for the kick off of Food Truck Fridays in Duluth. Enjoy yummy food, listen to live music and let the kiddos run around. This is a great way to start any weekend.
Tommy is a young professional keeping an eye out for the city’s liveliest happenings.
- Shaky Knees Music Fest, all weekend
Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, The National — need we go on? Because we can! The Talking Heads, Tenacious D, Fleet Foxes, The War On Drugs and many more perform at Centennial Olympic Park this weekend during Atlanta’s home-grown music festival.
- Yo-Yo Ma & The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Saturday, May 5
Master cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Atlanta Symphony Hall Saturday only. Don’t miss your chance to see this riveting performance.
For the ACVB Editor’s Picks along with a look at all of the events happening this weekend in Atlanta, check out our full events calendar. Then head over to Instagram, Facebook and T witter to share how you will #DiscoverATL this weekend.
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