10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

14th Street and Atlanta skyline in West Midtown on November 17, 2022
Brandon McKeown

Get ready to keep the summer vibes going strong in the A with another awesome weekend filled with tons of fun events. Whether you’re chilling with the fam or embarking on Atlanta adventures with your squad, we’ve got everything you need right here.

We’ve got hilarious comedy sets from Lisa Ann Walter, the talented star of “The Parent Trap” and “Abbott Elementary.” And don’t miss out on the Atlanta United game for some serious excitement! Plus, you definitely want to check out Fernbank’s After Dark series — it’s gonna be a wild time! Take a peek at our curated list below:

Lisa Ann Walter from ABC’s ‘Abbott Elementary’

Looking for out-of-the-box Friday night plans? Look no further. Get ready to dive headfirst into an amazing adventure at Fernbank After Dark.

Every second Friday of the month, Fernbank throws open its doors for an unforgettable after-hours experience, just for the 21+ crowd. We’re talking interactive museum exhibits, live music, drinks, and a menu of delicious bites. Seriously, it’s a one-of-a-kind experience you don’t want to miss!

Location: Druid Hills at Fernbank Museum - 767 Clifton Rd; Time: 7-11 p.m.., Date: Friday, July 14; Admission: $22.95; Website: fernbankmuseum.org


You might have come across videos from last Friday’s wild “Frequency Friday” event at the High, right? Well, this weekend is gonna be a whole new vibe, but equally awesome. Get ready for “Oasis” this Friday (which happens every second Friday), where you can flow in yoga, get your creative juices flowing with art-making, and dive deep into introspection surrounded by beautiful artworks.

Location: Midtown at the High Museum of Art - 1280 Peachtree St NE; Time: 6-9 p.m.; Date: Friday, July 14; Admission: Members free, non-members $25; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Hot In Herre: 2000′s Dance Party

Get ready for the ultimate throwback dance party at Terminal West on Friday night! Join DJs Will Eastman and Ozker as they bring back the nostalgic hits of the 2000s. From Missy to Jay-Z, Destiny’s Child to Kelly Clarkson, they’ve got all your favorite millennial jams covered.

Location: Northwest Atlanta at Terminal West - 887 West Marietta St NW STE C; Time: 9 p.m.; Date: Friday, July 14; Admission: $35; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Black Men’s Mental Health Conference

On Saturday, join the Black Men’s Mental Health Conference for a transformative day for mental health. Prepare to be inspired by empowering stories, gain access to invaluable resources, and become equipped with the right tools to foster a crucial conversation about mental health within Black communities.

Location: Southwest Atlanta at Southwest Arts Center - 915 New Hope Rd SW; Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Date: Saturday, July 15; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Pawty in the Park

Get ready for PAWty in the Park, the ultimate dog celebration! It’s a free, monthly mini-festival in 10th Street Park where everyone can have a blast, dog or no dog. Join the party every third Saturday of the month until October for a rocking DJ, doggone delicious drinks, exciting games, doggie treats, a “cool zone,” and curated pop-up food vendors from Punk Foodie.

Location: Midtown at 10th Street Park - Peachtree St NE; Time: Noon to 4 p.m.; Date: Saturday, July 15; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Movies on The Lawn presents ‘Jaws’

Dive into a thrilling evening at Movies on The Lawn with the summer classic, “Jaws”! On Saturday head to The Lawn in Uptown for a fun movie night where you can win tickets to the Georgia Aquarium. BYOB is permitted in your seating area only.

Location: Buckhead at The Lawn at Uptown - 521 Mkt St NE; Time: 6-10 p.m..; Date: Saturday, July 15; Admission: Free; Website: eventbrite.com

Hapeville’s Downtown Live Series

Get ready for the ultimate family night out at Hapeville’s Downtown Live Series: Jazz & Seafood! Enjoy live music and tasty treats from Got Seafood, GOAP (Greatest of all Pops), and other local vendors. The best part? The concert is free to attend — just bring a lawn chair or blanket!

Location: Hapeville at Jess Lucas Park - 680 S Central Ave Hapeville, GA 30354; Time: 7-10 p.m.; Date: Saturday, July 15; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Atlanta United vs. Orlando City

Get ready for a thrilling Saturday night at Mercedes-Benz Stadium as Atlanta United goes head-to-head against Orlando City. Join the action and feel the incredible energy of a United match, surrounded by passionate fans. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity; the next home game won’t be until August 26!

Location: Downtown at Mercedes-Benz Stadium - 1 AMB Dr NW; Time: 7:30 p.m.; Date: Saturday, July 15; Admission: $35+; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Mother Earth Market

Calling all plant lovers and craft enthusiasts! Don’t miss the July pop-up market and plant swap at the legendary Star Community Bar in L5P. Bring a plant to exchange at the swap station and discover a wide array of handmade goods, arts, and crafts from 10 talented local vendors.

Location: East Atlanta at The Star Community Bar - 437 Moreland Ave NE; Time: 1-6 p.m.; Date: Sunday, July 16; Admission: Free; Website: eventbrite.com

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