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Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, & More in Atlanta

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Celebrate this weekend BIG in Atlanta by attending a Kentucky Derby event at The Southern Gentleman, Fiesta de Mayo at Live! at the Battery, ย or catch an outdoor movie in Marietta. There are so many fun things to do in Atlanta.

Check it out, all in our guide to things to do in Atlanta this weekend.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, these events may require social distancing. Be sure to double-check for any updates at events and venues before making plans to head out.

Events This Weekend

The Southern Gentleman is hosting their annual Kentucky Derby party on Saturday and you are going to want to be part of the celebration! There are going to be multiple screens, an opportunity to win prizes, contests, special cocktails, and more. Keep calm and get your derby on!

Event Details
๐Ÿ—“ย  MAY 01 | 3:30PMโ€“7PM
๐Ÿ“ย The Southern Gentleman

Live! at the Battery is always hosting some sort of fun event, and this weekend they have one of their most fun events coming back! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo early this weekend with their Fiesta de Mayo event.

There is going to be a live mariachi band, drink specials, games, and more. Also, if you’re looking for more Cinco de Mayo events in Atlanta, check out our guide to Cinco de Mayo in Atlanta.

Event Details
๐Ÿ—“ย  MAY 01 | 3PMโ€“11PM
๐Ÿ“Live! at the Battery

Fernbank Museum is back with their April after dark event: Museum Chills and Science Thrills. This month’s theme is ‘Spring Fling’ and it is bound to be so much fun.ย 

Enjoy after-hours access to exhibits, themed science experiments, and more with a yummy adult beverage in your hand. If you’ve never been to Fernbank before, this is a great way to see it!

Event Details
๐Ÿ—“ย  APR 30 | 6PMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ“ย Fernbank Museum

The only thing better than watching a cozy movie is watching it outdoors! The Avenue East Cobbย Summer Movie Series begins this week, and they’re playing Shrek.

There are both walk-in and drive-in spaces available. The best part is that all proceeds go directly to CHOA. This is a great event if you’re looking for fun things to do in Atlanta this weekend with the whole family.

Event Details
๐Ÿ—“ย  APR 29 | 6PMโ€“9PM
๐Ÿ“ย The Avenue

Who doesn’t love a bomb popup shop? Purchase some great finds through local Black retailers and entrepreneurs from around Atlanta and help support local business by attending the Pop of Culture Popup Shop.

Shop til you drop from these incredible Black-owned businesses. There will be food, music, networking, and more. Join us this Saturday for all the fun!

Event Details
๐Ÿ—“ย  MAY 01 | 1PMโ€“2:30PM
๐Ÿ“ย 680 Murphy Ave SW

More Things to Do in Atlanta

If you haven’t checked out Barleygarden Kitchen & Craft Bar in Fayetteville yet, you are missing out! Order a beer from their extensive beer list and be sure to grab a bomb burger to pair with it. They opened in July of 2020 and have been taking off ever since. Visit their menu here, and order takeout here.

Thanks for reading our guide to things to do in Atlanta this weekend,ย and we hope to see you at one of these upcoming events!

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Giovanna Bovero

Giovanna Bovero

Giovanna is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Atlantaย City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Atlanta area, download the UNATION appย and follow @StufftoDoinAtlanta on Instagram,ย Facebook, and YouTube.

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