Atlanta is welcoming the fall season with open arms and a calendar full of exciting events and happenings. From family-friendly festivities to date night adventures, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of not-to-miss fall experiences that will keep you entertained and inspired throughout the season.
Savor the Season at the Fall Festival on Ponce
Presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, the Fall Festival on Ponce will be held on Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8, 2023, in historic Olmsted Linear Park. The two-day festival will feature 125 displays of local and regional fine art and crafts along with folk and outsider art. While taking in the beautiful fall foliage and charming park, festival goers are invited to enjoy local food trucks, beverages, a children’s play area, live, acoustic music and much more. The Fall Festival on Ponce (Olmsted Linear Park,1451 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307) is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information about the festival, please visit www.festivalonponce.com or www.affps.com. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/festivalonponce.
A Spirits-Filled Boo-zy Book Fair at Distillery of Modern Art
Get in the Halloween spirit with boo-ze and books at Distillery of Modern Art’s Spirits-Filled Boo-zy Book Fair on Friday, October 13, 2023. Once again, Distillery of Modern Art has partnered with Read It Again Bookstore to present a bewitching experience. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m, guests are invited to browse a carefully curated selection of un-boo-lievable titles and enjoy handcrafted cocktails made in-house spirits, charcuterie from The Spotted Trotter, and peruse the current art installation featuring works from local artists. Admission is free. For more information, visit https://distilleryofmodernart.com or call 404-482-2663. Distillery of Modern Art is located at 2197 Irvindale Drive, Chamblee, GA 30341. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/distilleryofmodernart, on Instagram at @distilleryofmodernart, and Twitter at @DoMAatlanta.
Fall Into Fun at the Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival
Join the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces as they celebrate the return of the Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival on Saturday, October 14th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, October 15, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The two-day festival will once again be held in Historic Fourth Ward Park that is conveniently located along the bustling Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Festival goers are invited to explore painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, woodwork and handcrafted items. The festival also features DJs courtesy of Captain’s of Revelry, food vendors, drinks, a children’s area, art demonstrations, games, and much more. The event is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information, visit www.oldfourthwardparkartsfestival.com or www.affps.com. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OldFourthWardParkArtsFestival.
Unleash Your Inner Pasta Pro at ENZO on National Pasta Day
In honor of National Pasta Day on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, ENZO Steakhouse & Bar will be hosting a special Pasta Making Class led by Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio beginning at 6 p.m. Open to all skill levels, Chef Andrea will guide class goers through the art of making pasta from start to finish during a two-hour interactive and hands-on experience. While sipping on wine and noshing on charcuterie and antipasti, participants will create their own pasta dinner to enjoy that evening and make enough to have seconds to take home along with one of Chef Andrea’s fan favorite pasta sauces. Tickets to ENZO’s Pasta Making Class are $125 per person and available at enzo-itl.com. Space is limited. Located in the Town at Trilith at 300 Trilith Pkwy, Suite 230, Fayetteville, GA 30214. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @enzoitl.
Barre 3, Brunch, and Boos at TWO Urban Licks
TWO urban licks’ Barre, Brunch, and Boos is back again this Halloween, and it’s going to be spooktacular. On Saturday, October 21, food and fitness fanatics are invited to participate in a 45-minute Barre3 class followed by a cool down with a complimentary Bloody Mary or mimosa for ages 21 and up. Starting at 9:45 a.m., experience a full-body workout of strength, cardio, and the mind on the patio overlooking the Atlanta BeltLine. Attendees are encouraged to bring a yoga mat, a water bottle, and a towel. Stick around after barre for 10% off brunch favorites, including Fat Elvis French Toast, Crab Cake Benedict, TWO Breakfast, and more. Tickets are on sale for $15. Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/barre3-brunch-boos-tickets-722264652017?aff=erelexpmlt to purchase. Reservations are recommended. To make a reservation, call 404.522.4622 or visit twourbanlicks.com. TWO Urban Licks is located on the Atlanta BeltLine in the Old Fourth Ward at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30306. Stay connected on Twitter at @2urbanlicks and Instagram at @TwoUrbanLicks and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TwoUrbanLicks.
Score Big With Dantanna’s New Happy Hour Menu
Touchdown! Elevate any pre-game ritual with Dantanna’s new weekday happy hour menu, running every Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the bar and on the dog-friendly patio. Featuring shareable small plates, handcrafted cocktails, and a variety of draft beers and wines – all priced at under $10, guests are invited to unwind in style with fan-favorite sharables including the Crab and Artichoke Dip, Buffalo Chicken Sliders, Cajun Chicken Egg Rolls, fresh oysters, Pear Margaritas, the Bourbon Berry Bramble cocktail, and more. Serving sports, substance, and sips for two decades, Dantanna’s is located at the Shops Around Lenox, 3400 Around Lenox Dr. Suite 304, Atlanta, GA 30326. For more information or to make a reservation visit www.dantannas.com or call 404-760-8873. Stay connected on Facebook at Facebook.com/dantannas and on Twitter and Instagram @dantannas.
An Argentine Asado Dinner at TWO urban licks
Ignite fall flavor as TWO urban licks takes its wood fired cuisine to the next level with a traditional Argentine Asado Dinner on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 6 p.m. Featuring a variety of finely cut and seasoned meats cooked to perfection, fresh vegetables and more, guests are invited to gather and break bread among new and old friends alike while sipping on hand-selected regional pairings from Mendoza to Patagonia. For ages 21 and a up, tickets to TWO’s Argentine Asado Dinner are $65 per guest. To make a reservation or for more information, call 404.522.4622 or visit twourbanlicks.com. A celebrated BeltLine dining institution featuring an innovative international wine program, expansive, dog-friendly patio, live music and more, TWO Urban Licks is located in the Old Fourth Ward at 820 Ralph McGill Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30306. Stay connected on Instagram at @TwoUrbanLicks and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TwoUrbanLicks.
Rival Entertainment Presents Highball: Festival Experience Curated By Futurebirds
Atlanta festival producer Rival Entertainment and Athens, Georgia rock juggernaut Futurebirds have curated a festival experience at the historic Pullman Yards, October 21 and 22, 2023. The inaugural two-day festival experience will feature notable artist performances, locally renowned food purveyors, and a distinctive live experience alongside the railroad tracks of Pullman Yards. Handpicked by the indie rock mainstays, the lineup will feature headliners Band of Horses and The Head and the Heart, preceded by daily sets by Futurebirds. Additional support will include performances by Wednesday; a special reunion by The Whigs; Seratones; S.G. Goodman; T. Hardy Morris, and Hotel Fiction. Highball has partnered with Pabst Blue Ribbon, The Georgia Hemp Company, Código 1530 Tequila, and Bulleit Frontier Whiskey as the event’s presenting sponsors, which are activating along with other local vendors across the Pullman Yards grounds. Tickets for the inaugural Highball are on sale at www.highball.live. Fans can purchase single-day and weekend advanced tickets at general admission and VIP levels. VIP includes private lounge access, pit viewing, and comfort amenities. Highball Festival is produced by Rival Entertainment. Visit www.highball.live for the most up-to-date information. Stay connected on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok at @Highbal.ATL and on Twitter at @Highball_ATL. Pullman Yards is located at 225 Rogers Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia.
A Nightmare on Highland at Amore e Amore
The enchanters at Amore e Amore will be celebrating Halloween in grand fashion during a Nightmare on Highland on Saturday, October 28, 2023, with not one, but two high-energy costume parties. Beginning at 4:30 p.m., and with additional seatings at 4:45 p.m. and 5 p.m., trick-or-treaters 12 and under can enter a family-friendly costume contest for the chance to win hair-raising prizes. Amore e Amore has also conjured up a spooktacular kids menu featuring pizza bites, meatballs, and child-sized portion entrees such as cheese ravioli, fettuccine alfredo, spaghetti and meatballs and more is available for $20. If that wasn’t enough, kids can hunt for candy treasures that are scattered throughout the restaurant. As moonlight fills the sky, revelers ages 21 and over are invited to an adults-only dinner where they can indulge in a four-course pre-fixe menu for $100 per person plus alcohol, tax and gratuity. With seatings at 8 p.m., 8:15 p.m., and 8:30 p.m., guests are invited to indulge in a four-course pre-fixe menu for $100 per person plus alcohol, tax and gratuity. While sipping on chilling cocktails like the Witch’s Brew and Vampire Kiss, costumed connoisseurs can complete for prizes and bragging rights in a spirted costume contest. For more information or to make a reservation this fall, visit www.amoreeamore.com or call 404-600-2176. Amore e Amore is conveniently located at 467 N Highland Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307. Stay connected on Facebook and Instagram at @eatamoreatl.
Red Bull Culture Clash Returns to Atlanta This November
Red Bull Culture Clash, the groundbreaking live music experience featuring four opposing crews across four stages, is thrilled to announce its return to Atlanta this November todeliver the nightlife event of the year. Set to unfold at the Gateway Center Arena on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 6 p.m.,tickets are now on sale for this spectacle that pays homage to the city’s unique tapestry of culture, color, and sound. For one night only, four dynamic crews representing Atlanta’s hottest parties – Rum Punch Brunch, Perreo404, Bamba Tuesdays, and Mashup Sessions – will bring their fiercest competition and freshest sounds in Dancehall, Reggaeton, Amapiano, and Hip Hop to one stage. In a four-round battle, they’ll bring booming soundscapes, unreleased tracks, intense rivalry, and a thrilling lineup of special guests and surprises, all aimed at winning the crowd’s hearts and outshining their opponents. Only one winner can be crowned Red Bull Culture Clash champion and earn bragging rights as the best party crew in the A. For more information on Red Bull Culture Clash and to purchase tickets for Red Bull Culture Clash Atlanta at Gateway Center Arena (2330 Convention Center Concourse College Park, GA 30337), visit redbull.com/cultureclash.