OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE OF ATLANTA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU
ATLANTA NOW SUMMER 2021
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OF THE DEEP GALLERY AND MANY OTHER ATLANTA-ONLY TOURS AND ENCOUNTERS.
TOURS OF THE CITY SEE PAGE 6
TOP PATIOS SEE PAGE 16
LOCAL BOUTIQUES SEE PAGE 22
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CONTENTS Calendar of Events
Tours Around Town
Find things to do during your stay.
You’ll know all the best insider secrets.
Immersive Experiences at Our Attractions
Amp up your visit with enhanced tours and experiences.
Filming in the City
Find out where your favorite movies were filmed in Atlanta.
Take the plunge with these places to get wet around the city.
We have dog-friendly places! Find out where with our guide.
Summer Patio Guide
Find the best outdoor dining spots.
Have a Brew or Two
Y’all Come Back
Toast the season at Atlanta’s many breweries. Here are our picks for finding cold treats at locally owned shops. Discover some of our Atlanta-only places to shop. Eggrolls, candles and jam! Here are three up-and-coming businesses to find. Summer is hot. So are our sporting events. Find your way wherever you go. Did you enjoy your visit? Come back next season to enjoy these events.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS We are so happy to welcome you to our city, full of unique events and experiences for every taste. The 85th Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back this year with a new date: Aug. 6-8 at Piedmont Park. Although usually held in the spring when the dogwood trees are blooming, guests will find the trees and other hardwoods with lush green leaves adding plenty of shade and enhancing the unforgettable experience of this much-loved festival. Our calendar of events changes daily due to the effects of COVID-19. For the very latest events, both in-person and virtual, please visit DiscoverAtlanta.com/events. SUMMER 2021
TOURS AROUND TOWN BY LIESL MERKEL
The weather in Atlanta is perfect for outdoor exploration and what better way to see the city than on a tour? These tour groups will present the most enjoyable spin around Atlanta whether you go by bicycle, electric car, Segway or on foot. You’ll learn little-known facts about Atlanta’s street art, culinary secrets or even the latest news from Atlanta’s film scene. When you’re finished with your tour, you’ll know all the best insider secrets of our great city.
UNEXPECTED ATLANTA TOURS Akila McConnell
Founder and Owner Unexpected Atlanta Tours include Atlanta Food Walks and Atlanta History Tours. You’ll enjoy a guided tour by storytellers who are experts in the culinary scene and Atlanta’s history.
Where is one of the most popular spots on your tour? On our Grant Park Food Walk, people love eating at Six Feet Under. The grits are
out of this world and convert grits haters. Plus, the patio gives an incredible view of downtown Atlanta and Oakland Cemetery.
What is the best tour for families? Our best tour for families is our King Historic District Tour, which focuses on the story of how Atlanta changed the world with a focus on the civil rights movement. And, it showcases hidden treasures in the city that even locals don’t know, like Dr. King’s elementary school and his office. How have your offerings changed due to COVID-19? We have limited group size to eight people, require masks for all attendees and guides, encourage social distancing, require signed waivers from guests agreeing to wear masks, our guides do daily temperature checks and/or are fully vaccinated. MORE TOURS! The Unexpected Virtual Tours let you explore Atlanta from the comfort of your home with very interactive virtual experiences that include local treats and hands-on
activities shipped directly to you. www.unexpectedatlanta.com
ATL-CRUZERS Stephen Chester
Owner Guided tours of Atlanta are offered by ATL-Cruzers via unique modes of transportation: by electric car or Segway.
Where is one of the most popular spots on your tour? The historic homes of Inman Park are a big hit. Many people don’t expect Atlanta to have that old architecture. Just as impressive are the buildings and history of Sweet Auburn Avenue. What is the best tour for couples, families or simply the most unique? The historic Eastside Segway Tour truly is the best for all categories. However, my favorite is the 90-minute car tour because it covers so much and we have access to talk to the guests for a straight 90 minutes. Not too many tours in general allow that type of connection with the guest and guide.
BICYCLE TOURS OF ATLANTA
Bicycle Tours of Atlanta at Historic Oakland Cemetery
How have your offerings changed due to COVID-19? We have not had to change anything other than group size. Segways are naturally socially distanced and the cars have removable sides that allow for airflow.
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What is the best tour for couples or families, or simply the most unique? The Upside Down Stranger Things Tour. This tour takes guests to locations such as the homes of the Wheelers, Sinclairs and Hendersons; the studios where “Stranger Things” is filmed, the Hawkins Public Pool, Brimborn Steelworks and Hawkins Middle and High schools.
MORE TOURS! Other ATL-Cruzers tours include the Atlanta Midtown Segway Tour where guests glide through Midtown, the heart of the arts in Atlanta, and explore the Midtown Business District, beautiful homes of Ansley Park and Atlanta Botanical Garden. www.atlcruzers.com
How have your offerings changed due to COVID-19? We offer small private tours, so things didn’t change too much. Masks are worn on the tours.
BICYCLE TOURS OF ATLANTA Robyn Elliott
Chief Happiness Officer Take a spin on a bicycle while discovering the history, art and culture of Atlanta’s coolest off-the-beaten-path gems of the city.
Where is one of the most popular spots on your tour? The murals from The Forward Warrior are one of the most powerful, colorful and surprising stops on our tour. What is the best tour for couples or families, or simply the most unique? Our Fall In Love with Atlanta tour is a great overview that showcases beautiful neighborhoods, art, culture and history. It is definitely our most popular. How have your offerings changed due to COVID-19? All bikes are sanitized before every tour
The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Park is one of our most popular spots.
and the great outdoors is perfect for social distancing. MORE TOURS! Atlanta’s Journey for Civil Rights hits the community of Reynoldstown, founded by freed slaves; the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr.; Ebenezer Baptist Church; Sweet Auburn neighborhood and more. www.biketoursatl.com
DTOURS Dan Tanner
Owner DTours operates tours that are private for each party. From an overview of Atlanta to stops at popular film sites, there is a tour for everyone’s taste.
Where is one of the most popular spots on your tour?
MORE TOURS! DTours offers Hollywood of the South: Atlanta Film Locations; Atlanta Nature; Historic Atlanta Homes; Champions, Legends and Olympians; Where the Walking Dead Lives; Gone With the Wind; Atlanta Architecture; Atlanta’s Art on the Streets; Atlanta Highlights; or even Plan Your Own Adventure. As a bonus, tours can also be given in Spanish. www.dtour.me
ATLANTA PRESERVATION CENTER The Atlanta Preservation Center (APC) will roll out new tours and offerings this summer. Bird watching tours begin at the Grant Mansion, APC’s headquarters. In partnership with Georgia Audubon, the tour will wind through Grant Park and other historic neighborhoods and parks. APC will also collaborate with the Braden Fellman Group, which has helped shape Atlanta by working with architecturally unique and historically significant mixed-use properties. The group develops, restores and repositions these properties. Regular tours of the Abbey at Westview Cemetery will soon start as well. The Abbey is a fascinating space with lots of history. Film crews have been known to use it as a film site, including serving as Navarro’s house in Mexico for the Netflix series “Ozark”. Please check the website for more information and to schedule a tour. www.preserveatlanta.com SUMMER 2021
Rhino Wild Encounter at Zoo Atlanta
Watch out for sharks at Georgia Aquarium’s newest gallery “SHARKS! Predators of the Deep.” The Shark and Ray Interaction has guests suit up and wade in a shallow area for an up-closeand-personal view of rays and sharks. For those who want the ultimate encounter, the Shark Cage Dive allows visitors to immerse themselves in the deep waters of the shark habitat. If hopping into a shark tank isn’t your thing, more encounters with Georgia Aquarium’s amazing residents are also offered. www.georgiaaquarium.org
The new Rhino Wild Encounter at Zoo Atlanta showcases one of the newest members of Zoo Atlanta - Mumbles, a Southern white rhinoceros. Go behind-
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the-scenes to meet and feed Mumbles and learn about his care. Facts about conservation in the wild will be shared in an informative educational presentation. See Mumbles’ habitat, learn what he eats and find out how you can assist with efforts to help this amazing species. Other wild encounters now available showcase the African elephant, lemurs, Aldabra tortoise, Giant Panda and Toucan and Friends. www.zooatlanta.org
World of Coca-Cola
The all-new Coke Insider Journey takes guests behind-the-scenes in a VIP experience where they have the entire attraction to themselves. Embark on a two-hour tour that includes performers conducting special presentations such as soda jerk demonstration and Olympic torch show-and-tell. Enjoy more perks such as photos with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear, a keepsake pin and a reusable cup. www.worldofcocacola.com
We’ve got your ticket to an immersive and behind-thescenes summer. Our attractions offer many unique experiences. Check out these special tours and encounters offered at Atlanta’s top attractions.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
Entering the garden this summer will promise an entirely new experience with two outdoor art exhibitions as “SUPERnatural: Aerial Art in Motion, Glass Art in Bloom” is presented. Look up and you’ll see the first installation
IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES AND MORE
Above, top: Visitors sample a variety of flavors from around the world in the tasting room at World of Coca-Cola; Bottom: The beautifully landscaped grounds at Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
High Museum of Art
Your visit to the High starts as soon as you enter Sifly Piazza, which beckons guests to explore outdoor art installations including one interactive exhibition called “Outside the Lines.” The installation features thousands of hanging strands forming an environment that is accessible for those with physical, developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. Discover the magic of two of the most influential figures of 20th century art this summer when “Calder-Picasso” arrives on June 26. www.high.org
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
FERNBANK MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
called “Dream Flora,” a treetop aerial art installation above Storza Woods in the shape of brightly colored soaring birds. Look down among the flower beds and find 13 installations of about 150 pieces of brilliantly colorful sculptures. www.atlantabg.org
elevated walkways and tree pods to Fernbank Forest with more than two miles of trails winding through the 65-acre forest and a trickling creek, the experiences are endless as guests can craft their own outdoor adventure. www.fernbankmuseum.org
Long known as a museum housing the world’s largest dinosaurs, Fernbank also has 75 acres of outdoor nature adventures. From WildWoods with its
Illuminarium will open “WILD: A Safari Experience” this summer on the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Be sure to check out this experiential attraction full of reprogrammable immersive theater
WildWoods at Fernbank Museum of Natural History
that surrounds visitors in a 360-degree environment of sight, sound and scale. www.illuminarium.com
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Even though the museum is still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can still stroll through the garden outside of the library. The gardens include 35 acres of ponds and blooming flowers and several areas to pause and reflect. www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov Continued on page 10
A NEW Aromatic Experience
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CHICK-FIL-A COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
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Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame
At this indoor homage to college football, visitors can unlock a unique encounter with the interactive All-Access Pass, visit more than 50 exhibits and learn about the top teams, players and coaches. www.cfbhall.com
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Explore the life of one of history’s most artistic geniuses through digital projection technology, atmospheric light and virtual reality. The 20,000-square-foot space will project beautiful renderings of Vincent van Gogh’s actual paintings and will run through Nov. 15 at Pullman Yards. www.vangoghexpo.com
National Center for Civil and Human Rights
The Center engages visitors the moment they enter into an immersive experience for learning about the past, present and future for human rights and justice. Find the Lunch Counter Sit-In, where guests learn about training for lunch counter protests and put themselves in the shoes of nonviolent protesters, then experience the interactive portraits from human rights champions. www.civilandhumanrights.org
TRES ACTIVIDADES INOLVIDABLES EN ATLANTA ESTE VERANO Atracciones y sitios para visitar en Atlanta ofrecen muchas experiencias únicas. Este verano, no se puede perder estas últimas actividades y eventos. Para mas cosas para hacer, visita nuestra guía en DiscoverAtlanta.com/es. BY JESUS GARCIA
ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN Distancia del Downtown: 4 millas Este verano el jardín botánico lanzará dos exhibiciones que seguro fascinarán a la familia entera. SUPERnatural: Aerial Art in Motion consiste en enormes esculturas aéreas. Por su parte Glass Art in Bloom es una exhibición de aproximadamente 150 piezas de arte conformada de esculturas en vidrio de plantas gigantes. www.atlantabg.org STATION SOCCER Distancia del Downtown: Múltiples estaciones En parte es lindo admirar los parques de fútbol que Soccer in the Streets ha desarrollado en espacios olvidados y abandonados en el interior de algunas estaciones de MARTA. ¡Aún mejor es jugar entre amigos o contra otras estaciones! Estás mini-canchas de fútbol son
Truist Park Tours
Take a spin through the home of the MLB Atlanta Braves and the press box, dugout, Truist Club, Monument Garden and many more stops throughout the ballpark. Add on the VIP Experience which includes a private, pre-game tour and access to watch Braves batting practice. https://www.mlb.com/braves/ballpark/tours All attractions adhere to strict COVID-19 precautions to keep guests safe. Please visit their individual websites for the most up-to-date information.
SUPERnatural: Aerial Art in Motion, Glass Art in Bloom
super accesibles trasladándose a través de la red del tren suburbano MARTA, además de contar con amplios estacionamientos. El concepto ha recibido varios galardones internacionales por su diseño, donde se puede observar elementos emblemáticos de nuestro querido equipo Atlanta United FC, el cual aporta fondos al proyecto para que el deporte sea más accesible para todos. www.soccerstreets.org/stationsoccer
ILLUMINARIUM EXPERIENCES Distancia del Downtown: 3 millas Este verano Illuminarium Experiences presenta WILD, el primer safari virtual del mundo. ¡Elimine cualquier preconcepto que tenga pues no se trata de cualquier recorrido típico a través de su monitor desde su hogar! Se trata de un espectáculo interactivo el cual muestra el esplendor y belleza de los animales más exóticos en su hábitat natural. El uso de la tecnología más avanzada con resolución 4K traslada a los visitantes hasta el continente africano, cuyo recorrido le transporta por diferentes ambientes. Illuminarium Experiences se encuentra en Eastside Trail del Atlanta BeltLine, el cual recomendamos incluir en su visita antes o después de su recorrido a la experiencia virtual. www.illuminarium.com
WHAT’S FILMING OUTHERN MUIN ATLANTA? AR & L OCOMOTIV A Smithsonian Affiliate
A family-friendly museum devoted to trains, big and small
Atlanta plays a huge part in the state’s film production industry, from “Captain America: Civil War” transforming downtown Atlanta’s The Gulch into a Nigerian market to High Museum of Art and Atlanta City Hall serving as backdrops for “Black Panther.” WHAT ARE THOSE YELLOW SIGNS FOR? You might notice a bunch of yellow signs with random black letters. They signal an active film production, and the letters are code for the show or movie being filmed. Locals know that a quick online search usually brings up the name of the movie. FILMING RIGHT NOW: At press time, Atlanta had almost 50 active productions including “She-Hulk,” “Raising Dion,” “Stargirl,” “Stranger Things,” “Doom Patrol” and “Black Adam.” Check out the current list of shows prepping or filming in Atlanta at www.georgia.org
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Here are a few of the top locations where filmmakers use Atlanta as a backdrop to make magic.
Georgia Aquarium: “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” “The Last Song”
Georgia World Congress Center: “Baby Driver,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” Atlanta City Hall: “Black Panther,” “Thunder Force” The Hurt Building: “Lovecraft Country” Atlanta Marriott Marquis: “SpiderMan: Homecoming,” “The Hunger Games” Atlanta First United Methodist Church: “Thunder Force” The Gulch and Norfolk-Southern Building: “The Walking Dead,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,” “Life as We Know It,” “Triple 9,” “The Gifted,” “Baby Driver,” “Jumanji,” “Stranger Things” Mitchell Street: “The Walking Dead,” “Black Panther,” “Furious 7,” “MacGyver,” “Superfly,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming” Walton Street / Forsyth Street: “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Venom,” “The Walking Dead,” “Baby Driver,” “Stranger Things”
High Museum of Art: “The Watch,” “Coma,” “Black Panther,” “Manhunter,” “The Resident,” “Cobra Kai” Fox Theatre: “Thunder Force,” “Bessie” Piedmont Park: “What to Expect When You’re Expecting,” “MacGyver,” “The Resident,” “Spider-Man,” “Doom Patrol,” “Avengers Infinity Wars”
Swan House at Atlanta History Center serves as the home of President Snow in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Silver Skillet: “Ozark,” “First Man,” “The Frontrunner,” “Anchorman 2,” “Traveling Man,” “I’ll Fly Away,” “Remember the Titans”
This upscale area is full of old growth trees and mansions on rolling green lawns. Atlanta History Center: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “Mockingjay: Part 1” Various mansions in the community: “The Detour,” “Boomerang,” “Dumb and Dumberer,” “24: Legacy,” “Endless Love,” “Zombieland”
of Sweetwater Creek with rocky terrain, an old mill and craggy hills, perfect for filming. Shows and films: “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1,” “Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” “Cobra Kai” WANT TO SEE MORE MOVIE LOCATIONS? Sign up for a movie tour with DTours, offering several tours including Atlanta Film Locations, Where the Walking Dead Lives and The UpsideDown Tour: Stranger Things. www.dtour.me -Discover Atlanta Now Editorial Team
Sweetwater Creek State Park
This neighborhood adjacent to Downtown is easily the most frequently used part of the city for filming. Shows and films: “Freejack,” “Kalifornia,” “The Walking Dead,” “MacGyver,” “Being Mary Jane,” “The Resident,” “Vampire Diaries,” “Taken 3,” “Let’s Be Cops,” “Term Life,” “The Nice Guys,” “Furious 7,” “Date Night,” “Superfly,” “Tyler Perry’s Temptation,” “Why Did I Get Married Too”
COME ALIVE AT FERNBANK! Enjoy two NEW live animal exhibits this summer! OPENING JUNE 5
East Point has a thriving downtown with shops and restaurants. Shows and films: “Stranger Things,” “Watchmen”
Located in West End, this historic cemetery has the Abbey, a beautiful architectural marvel. Shows and films: “Cobra Kai,” “Ozark,” “Dynasty,” “Constantine,” “The Gifted”
Nature’s Ninjas: Defenses of the Animal Kingdom by Little Ray’s Nature Centres and FARE - Foundation For Animal Rescues. Sponsored locally by Isdell Family Foundation.
SWEETWATER CREEK STATE PARK
West of the city in Lithia Springs, this beautiful area has hiking trails, the rapids Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World was created by Peeling Productions at Clyde’s Peeling’s REPTILAND.
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CHATTAHOOCHEE NATURE CENTER
Chattahoochee Nature Center
GUIDED CANOE TRIPS
BEST PLACES TO COOL OFF AROUND ATLANTA
Atlanta and the surrounding metro area have plenty of places to stay cool this summer. Check out our list to make a splash this season. SHOOT THE HOOCH!
The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area makes up a series of parklands along the Chattahoochee River, roughly 48 miles. This river flows through the northern metro area of Atlanta. Float down the river (or shoot the ‘hooch) with help from these outfitters.
Nantahala Outdoor Center Outposts: The locations of Powers Island and Johnson Ferry along the river have rental outposts for tubing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and inflatable kayaks. Azalea Park and Don White Memorial Park along the Sandy Springs and Roswell border offer craft and equipment rentals. High Country Outfitters Paddle Shack at Morgan Falls Overlook: This Sandy Springs location offers stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and programming such as Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. www.highcountryoutfitters.com
The Chattahoochee Nature Center offers guided canoe trips, suitable for all levels. The nature center provides all equipment for guests. River Canoe Trips are for all skill levels (ages 6 and up) and take 2.5 hours. Family canoe days and date night canoe trips are offered. www.chattnaturecenter.org
CHASING CREEKS AND WATERFALLS
Hike or run the Morningside Nature Preserve featuring a sandy beach and tall swing bridge on South Peachtree Creek. Hike Cascade Springs Nature Preserve to a beautiful waterfall and a historic springhouse. In Roswell, the Roswell Mill Waterfall is a popular place for locals to get wet.
About an hour north of the city is Lake Lanier. Margaritaville at Lanier Islands has a water park, marina, sunset cruises and pontoon boat rentals, a beach and several restaurants. Don Carter State Park is located on Lake Lanier and offers aqua cycling, fishing, biking, a beach and paddleboard and kayak rentals. www.lanierislands.com
MAKE A SPLASH AT ATTRACTIONS
Splash pads can be found at Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta Botanical Garden, the Fountain of Rings at Centennial Olympic Park, Old Fourth Ward playground and Piedmont Park. Water parks around town are located at Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags Over Georgia in Austell and Six Flags White Water in Marietta.
Hurricane Harbor at Six Flags Over Georgia
SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA
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With more and more people traveling with pets, we have unleashed our top pet-friendly places in Atlanta. DOG PARKS
Fetch Park: a dog park and bar in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward where friends can hang out with man’s best friend. www.fetchpark.com Piedmont Park Dog Park: recognized as one of Atlanta’s best dog parks offering off-leash areas for nearly one million dogs each year. www.piedmontpark.org/dog-parks Atlantic Station Dog Park: a free, off-leash dog park with space for pups to run around. www.atlanticstation.com Freedom Barkway: a new-andimproved dog park in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward. www.freedombarkway.com
Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall: serving campfire cuisine for lunch, brunch and dinner on the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. www.ladybirdatl.com Joy Café: dishing out Southerninspired cuisine in Midtown Atlanta. www.joycafeatl.com Muchacho: a casual hangout serving tacos and more in Reynoldstown. www.muchachoatl.com Nina & Rafi: an Italian eatery and pizzeria near Krog Street Market on the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. www.ninaandrafi.com Publico Kitchen & Tap: offering a Latin-inspired menu and craft beer and cocktails in Midtown. www.publicotapandkitchenatl.com Leon’s Full Service: serving inspired cuisine and cocktails in a renovated gas station in Decatur. www.leonsfullservice.com Little Bear: where its namesake proprietor and Great Pyrenees mountain dog Fernando L. Bear can
Piedmont Park Dog Park
FETCHING FUN FOR PETS
sometimes be found greeting guests on the restaurant patio on Georgia Avenue in Summerhill. Be sure to pick up a pack of the eatery’s Big Daddy Biscuits “Cub Club Forever” cookies for a special treat back home. www.littlebearatl.com
Travelers missing their kitties back home can leap into Java Cats Cafe for some furry feline therapy. With locations in East Atlanta and Marietta, this cozy cat café offers plenty of purrs along with fresh ground coffee. www.javacatscafe.com -KL
Take a Break! Visit Our Beautiful Grounds
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DINING Boone’s offers outdoor patio dining with stunning views overlooking Bobby Jones Golf Course
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King + Duke
The Buckhead dining spot recently refreshed the look and feel of its patio, complete with a patio-only menu. King + Duke food and beverages can now be savored around the whole development’s courtyard, so order an Old Fashioned and toast the summer season. www.kinganddukeatl.com/menus
You’ll find two outdoor areas at this
New American neighborhood bistro and bar in Buckhead. The Old Oak Terrace is a bit more formal, offering a tented space, extending from the main dining room. The South Terrace features a fire pit and lounge seating for lingering after dinner. Four-legged friends are welcome to join the merriment on both terraces. www.thechastainatl.com
Hampton + Hudson
Stop in for some Hampton hot chicken sliders or the classic H+H smashburger with three beef patties and American cheese, stacked between two glazed donuts from local favorite Sublime Donuts. The community bar in Inman Park has a covered, dog-friendly patio for lunch, brunch or dinner. www.hamptonandhudson.com
The restaurant’s lush, green wraparound patio is perfect for watching the scene on Peachtree Road and checking out the new happy hour menu. Alma’s contemporary Mexican cuisine is served for lunch and dinner with specialties such
as beef short rib barbacoa tacos, roasted chicken mole, esquites and sweet fried plantains. A large selection of tequilas and mezcals make any time of the day celebratory. www.alma-atlanta.com
Dine al fresco at this lovely Old Fourth Ward bistro with both a patio and covered deck. Settle in for dinner with a cocktail and selection of antipasti
Dining al fresco is here to stay. Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, Atlanta’s restaurants have created, updated and augmented their outdoor offerings to be used in any weather. Check out our list of some of the top Atlanta patio and outdoor dining spots.
YOUR GUIDE TO THE BEST PATIO DINING IN SUMMER
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JCT. Kitchen + Bar
and fresh pastas. For lunch, find Italianinspired sandwiches and salads. Be on the lookout for pop-ups in the parking lot from places such as The BOK (@biteofkorea) and Happy Seed (@happyseed), specializing in Latin plant-based cuisine. www.amanoatl.com Transport yourself to a coastal, breezy ocean town without leaving the city at Lure in Midtown. Escape to the outdoor patio for coastal seafood cuisine and a new happy hour menu. At any hour, cocktails and communal punch bowls are great accompaniments for oysters, baked crab dip or BBQ shrimp. www.lure-atlanta.com
Come sit on the spacious, canopycovered patio for Margarita Mondays ($5 margaritas and $20 carafes) and #ThirstyThursday, which introduces $20 sangria and margarita carafes. Eclectic Latin American cuisine is served on this outdoor space at Krog Street Market and offers up tapas, empanadas, paella and ropa vieja. www.barmercadoatl.com
The neighborhood destination welcomes guests at Bobby Jones Golf Course with upscale, new American cuisine. Take in spectacular views overlooking the golf course on the covered, outdoor veranda. Healthfocused, sustainable ingredients are served for lunch and dinner, with a Small Bites menu perfect for drinks. www.boonesatl.com.
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With new executive chef Hiro Endo at the helm of 8ARM, you’ll discover Japanese-centered offerings such as ramen, izakaya fare and sushi. Settle on the outdoor parking lot patio with terraced seating under the backdrop of one of Atlanta’s famous murals. Sidepiece, the outdoor kitchen which appeared during the pandemic will soon be transformed into a kushiyaki and yakitori food stand. www.8armatl.com
West Midtown’s seaside fish camp has a patio complete with a putting green. Fresh oysters can best be sampled during Oyster Happy Hour (Mon.-Fri. from 5-6 p.m. and Sat.-Sun. from 3-5 p.m.). Try the lobster roll with an ocean inspired cocktail. www.theoptimistrestaurant.com
Bogg’s Social & Supply
Head to West End to this neighborhood bar, owned by Tim Song of Gaja Korean and Shane Pringle of the Earl. Gather on the open patio to imbibe in draft beers and Korean cocktails. Pop-ups are hosted frequently and include coveted birria tacos from DMT (@dmtaqueria) and New Zealand hand pies from Heaps ATL (@heapsatl). www.instagram.com/boggssocial
JCT. Kitchen + Bar
In West Midtown at Westside Provisions District, JCT. Kitchen + Bar is located upstairs from the main restaurant and has a lovely outdoor rooftop space, open every Wednesday-Friday beginning at 5 p.m. and Saturdays beginning at 3 p.m. A special bar menu of Southern snacks pairs nicely with a glass of wine or craft cocktail. www.jctkitchen.com SUMMER 2021
TAP INTO THE ATL BEER SCENE With a robust craft beer scene, it’s no surprise Atlanta recently landed on USA Today’s Readers’ Choice 10 Best list of Best Beer Cities in the nation. We’ve mapped out our picks of some of the city’s craft beer pioneers and newcomers offering lively outdoor spaces and tours. BY KAREN LOPEZ
Scofflaw Brewing Co.
Scofflaw lures beer fans to its taproom and expansive outdoor seating area in the Westside that also hosts a rotation of popular food trucks. Selections include Basement IPA, Hooligan IPA and Dirty Beaches American Pale Wheat. www.scofflawbeer.com
Atlanta Brewing Co.
Cure what “ales” you at Georgia’s first craft brewery. Settle into a picnic table on the patio and enjoy a Hartsfield IPA, Hoplanta West Coast IPA or Soul of the City American pale ale. Special events include Dog Day Saturdays and Thursday team trivia in the taproom. www.atlantabrewing.com
Second Self Beer Co.
Find flavorful brews at Second Self in West Midtown. Pair favorites such as Thai Wheat or Game Night IPA with cornhole on the lawn or make plans for Throwback Thursday deals, $3 pints on Fridays and bottomless Thaimosas on Sundays. www.secondselfbeer.com
Bold Monk Brewing Co.
Monday Night Brewing
Inspired by Belgium’s monasteries, Bold Monk Brewing Co. offers a taste of Europe and a 2,500-squarefoot beer garden with a full menu and live music. Eater Atlanta recently named Bold Monk’s beer garden in the top five for best relaxing patios for dining and drinking. www.boldmonkbrewingco.com
Head to West Midtown and experience a rotating series of breweryonly IPAs made with premium ingredients at the Hop Hut or relax with friends on the expansive patio that’s open late on weekends. www.mondaynightbrewing.com
Fire Maker Brewing Company
Never one to float the mainstream, SweetWater features a taproom with 24 beers on tap, a full menu, tours, a pet-friendly patio and live music on occasion. Stop in for a H.A.Z.Y. IPA or one of SweetWater’s seasonal brews. www.sweetwaterbrew.com
Ranked the No. 2 new brewery in America by USA Today, Fire Maker has been making a spark on Atlanta’s Westside since opening in 2020. Special events include rotating food trucks, music bingo and trivia and beer yoga. www.firemakerbeer.com
Steady Hand Beer Co.
Shake things up with a visit to Steady Hand Beer Co. boasting 24 taps, games, food trucks and live music in the taproom. The Westside Atlanta brewery’s beer offerings include selections such as Cloudland hazy IPA, Imperial Coffee stout and Farmhouse ale. www.steadyhandbeer.com
SweetWater Brewing Company
Transmigration of Souls IPA and Atalanta tart plum saison are just two of the brews guests can enjoy at Orpheus Brewing’s dog-friendly beer garden adjacent to Piedmont Park. www.orpheusbrewing.com
10 New Realm Brewing Company
Explore this hopfilled brewing realm in
the Old Fourth Ward. The destination offers plenty of outdoor seating on the patio and rooftop and in the beer garden for sipping on Hazy Like a Fox hazy IPA or Hoptropolis IPA. www.newrealmbrewing.com
11 STATS Brewpub
Score a seat on the rooftop patio at downtown Atlanta’s ultimate sports bar. STATS offers a menu of elevated bar food, a selection of home-brewed beers from its onsite brewery and personal beer taps on select tables. www.statsatl.com
12 Three Taverns Craft Brewery
With the slogan “Surpass the Ordinary,” Three Taverns delves into its craft at two locations—The Parlour in Decatur and The Imaginarium, dedicated to experimental beers in the Atlanta Dairies complex. Both locations offer patio seating for savoring A Night on Ponce IPA, Rapturous raspberry sour ale and Prince of Pilsen hoppy pilsner. www.threetavernsbrewery.com Continued on page 20
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13 Hippin Hops Brewery & Oyster Bar
expansive patio with the Graffiki Tiki Bar overlooking the Westside Atlanta BeltLine Trail. www.bestendbrewing.com
SweetWater Brewing Company
14 Halfway Crooks Beer
Halfway Crooks Beer invites guests to catch some rays and toss back some brews on its rooftop and a dogfriendly patio that it shares with Big Softie and Little Tart. Located on Georgia Avenue in Summerville, Halfway Crooks boasts a full food menu and beers such as Ada unfiltered German pilsner and Seconds foeder-aged saison. www.halfwaycrooks.beer
SWEETWATER BREWING COMPANY
Georgia’s first AfricanAmerican owned brewery is located in East Atlanta.The brewery serves a thick Liar Liar Oyster Stout, perfect to pair with the menu of oysters and po boys served in the outdoor beer garden. www.hippinhopsbrewery.com
15 Elsewhere Brewing
A shaded patio beckons guests to tap into one of Elsewhere’s core offerings such as Playfield IPA, Dulce de Leche Cake stout or Carouse German pilsner. Seasonal and a unique menu of Argentinian cuisine and special events add to the fun. www.elsewherebrewing.com
16 Eventide Brewing Eventide Brewing in Grant Park makes
great beer that’s not complicated. Grab a seat on the pup-friendly patio and tap into Citrus Grove hefeweizen, The A IPA or Cosmic Daydream hazy IPA. www.eventidebrewing.com
17 Best End Brewing Company
Take in the chill vibe at Best End Brewing Company. The West End brewery boasts a taproom with a full menu and an
18 Wild Heaven Beer
Kick back with an ATL Easy ale at Wild Heaven in West End. The brewery offers snacks and tacos, upgraded patios and events such as Friday Happiest Hour with live music, Wing Wednesdays and weekend yoga. www.wildheavenbeer.com
19 Monday Night Garage
Monday Night Brewing’s barrel-aging and souring brewery on the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail boasts a taproom and plenty of socially distanced seating both inside and out. www.mondaynightbrewing.com
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HOT SUMMER, COLD TREATS Butter and Cream
Wonderkid’s King of Pops Soft Serve
The summers in Atlanta might be hot but there are lots of great places to cool off with a frosty treat. Check out this list of locally owned ice cream and dessert shops. BY GRANT MERKEL
Off of the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail is where Butter and Cream rests. The shop includes interesting flavors such as Midnight Snacks (sweetened condensed milk and cream cheese ice cream with chocolate chip cookies, brownies, chocolate covered cake pieces and a dulce de leche swirl), Honeycomb Forest (honey ice cream with honeycomb candy) and Butterscotch Brownie (butterscotch ice cream with brownies mixed in). It also sells ice cream cakes and cookies and has some vegan and gluten free items. Butter and Cream’s original location is in Decatur. www.butterandcream.com
Jake’s Ice Cream
Jake’s is found at Irwin Street Market. Some of the flavors include Brown Shugah Vanilla, Better Pecan and Chocolate Slap Yo Mama. Jake’s also has outdoor seating and a walkup order window so you can easily grab a treat and hop back on the BeltLine. www.jakesicecream.com
BUTTER AND CREAM
Wonderkid’s King of Pops Soft Serve
Clockwise, from above: Butter and Cream; Sweet Stack Creamery; Big Softie
In Reynoldstown you can find WonderKid, a great place for diner-style food and dessert. Inside the restaurant, a walkup dessert bar serves baked goods, King of Pops popsicles and King of Pops soft serve ice cream in flavors such as the Comeback Kid (chocolate with maple, cinnamon and espresso) and Space Fruit (raspberry and pineapple with freeze dried fruit). www.wonderkidatl.com
Off of Buford Highway you can find a nice little store in Northeast Plaza that sells bread, cakes and paletas, which are Mexican popsicles. Some of its flavors include Coffee, Mango Chile and Strawberry Kiwi. Try out your treats at a table in the store with lively music and colorful pinatas hanging from the ceiling. www.panpaleta.com
Sweet Stack Creamery
Check out Sweet Stack in downtown Atlanta. The small shop serves ice cream and donut sandwiches (Sweet Stacks) with crazy combinations of flavors such as Black Panther (charcoal and coconut) and Amber Rose (cotton candy flavored ice cream with pop rocks). It also includes vegan options such as French Press, and fun toppings. www.sweet-stack.com
In Summerhill, Big Softie serves up a variety of soft serve flavors. Come for Sammies (ice cream between two freshly baked cookies from Little Tart Bakery) and ice cream in classic flavors like chocolate and more unique flavors like strawberry sorbet, Masala chai and vegan oat vanilla. One thing that really sets Big Softie apart from the rest are the toppings such as milk chocolate crunch pearls and cornflake streusel, and hardshells in flavors like chocolate, Dulcey (dulce de leche) and strawberry. www.bigsoftieatl.com SUMMER 2021
SECTION SHOPPING Bombchel Founder Archel Bernard
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that is run, owned and operated by the makers who create their goods inside. This community within the Edgewood Retail District east of Downtown tries to create a platform where small independent designers can create more awareness of their goods. Look for workshops and programs starting up again soon this summer. In the meantime, stop in to purchase handmade jewelry, stylish clothing, candles, local food items, gifts and housewares. www.thebeehiveatl.com
The luxury menswear store for bigger and custom sizes garnered a huge following in New York City and is now open in Buckhead Village. Designer and Founder Desyree Nicole, a former Division I college basketball player, discovered a gap in the menswear market for cool, luxury styles in custom, bigger sizes when she began styling NFL players in New York. She launched Todd Patrick in 2016. Each piece is handmade and has been a favorite of rappers, celebrities and professional athletes. www.toddpatrick.co
The Village Retail at PCM
This floral design studio was founded by artist Skye Lin, a SCAD Atlanta
The beehive is Atlanta’s only space
This global marketplace offers goods from 25 Black local entrepreneurs. Conceived and founded by Lakeysha Hallmon, the shop sells apparel, body products and home goods at its storefront in Ponce City Market. Makers at the store currently include Hairbrella, J. Dow Fitness, Abeille Creations, Just Add Honey Tea Company, The Muted Home, World of Unoia, Savoir Faire, Miso Living and more. www.thevillageretail.com
Pinker Times Founder Skye Lin
This summer, check out some of these unique boutiques and locally owned Atlanta shops around the city. You’ll find handcrafted jewelry, summer apparel and handcrafted gifts, among many other treasures.
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graduate who designs ethereal arrangements highlighting peonies, amaranthus, dahlias and more. At her pop-up in Buckhead Village, the space features two floral art installations, bouquets and a choose-your-own flower bar. Born in China and raised in Vietnam, Skye Lin creates poetic and nostalgic work that derives from her experiences as an artist of Asian descent living in the United States. www.pinkertimes.com
Wife and husband duo Stacy and Joe Borocz opened this store at Shops Around Lenox to offer serveware and other European-inspired pieces used to prepare, serve and store food. Their collection of cooks tools and accessories for the home are defined by modern updates to classic styles while keeping sustainability in mind. Pick up items such as the farmhouse cutting board crafted from reclaimed wood, the German carving board created from oak wood and the black mod iPad/cookbook holder with a 100% plant based, food safe wax. www.etuhome.com
West Coast style emerges in Atlanta at this boutique in Westside Provisions District. From linens to gifts, stylish entertaining pieces like colorful Henri Glass tumblers and bar accessories like cocktail napkins, coasters and Jack Rudy Bourbon Cocktail cherries, you’ll find an item for everyone. Whimsical checkered linen and denim napkins and octopus or crab organic salad plates will set the mood for garden parties. www.hudsongracesf.com
The Victorian Atlanta
Find exotic cacti and tropical potted plants, handmade soil blends, gardening tools and houseplants at The Victorian Atlanta in Ponce City Market. Founders Libby Hockenberry and Cary Smith offer green thumb consultations and at-home greenterior consultations, as well as
SUSTAINABLE HOME GOODS
Felt Flower Bouquet from SustainAble Home Goods
workshops and more at this creative plant shop. www.thevictorianatlanta.com
SustainAble Home Goods
SustainAble Home Goods offers fair and ethically made artisan goods, hand-picked decor, vintage furniture and accessories at Ponce City Market. Founder LaToya Tucciarone ensures that the products offered are socially and ethically crafted by artisans from Native communities and countries across the globe including Mexico, Guatemala, Morocco and Ethiopia. Find goodies such as beautiful felt flower bouquets, the trendy, caramel colored Elevate bag and striped Aiden towels. www.yoursustainablehome.com
Bombchel brings a bit of West Africa to Ponce City Market, selling ethical fashions in contemporary West African clothing including colorful dresses, skirts and jumpsuits, face masks, hand dyed garments, jewelry and more, made in Liberia. Founder Archel Bernard, born to Liberian refugees, moved to Liberia after graduating from Georgia Tech and began making her own clothing, which led to The Bombchel Factory. With a mission to teach an all-female staff of Ebola survivors how to make clothes, The Bombchel Factory is committed to improving the lives of its staff by helping them to become self-sufficient through skill-training and education. www.shopbombchel.com
SHOPPING DAY TRIPS
The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta is located in Woodstock north of the city and offers 100 top-tier, name-brand stores, including the new Mountain High Outfitters, BOSS Hugo Boss, Aerie and Pepper Place. They join Kate Spade, Columbia Sportswear, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th, Under Armour, Vineyard Vines, American Eagle, Nike, Coach, Michael Kors and more. The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta is the closest outlet center to the Atlanta metro area, and the open-air design allows plenty of room for fresh air. www.theoutletshoppesatatlanta.com
Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta
OUTLET SHOPPES AT ATLANTA
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT: HANDMADE GOODS
ROLL WITH IT
Owner Kimberly Hall crafts each specialty eggroll flavor with organic ingredients and christens them for a female character in a rock song. Fall for the savory flavors of Maggie Mae (pimento mac-and-cheese with bacon), Lucy in the Sky (mushrooms, goat cheese) and the brand new Surfer Rosa (sun-dried tomatoes and avocado). If you’re feeling sweet, Hollaback Girl (bananas foster with rum caramel sauce) or Sweet Jane (apple pie) have your number. Other offerings include Olive My Love tapenade salad and fresh Greek and Asian bowls.
flavors rotate throughout the season and include Wild Honeysuckle Jelly, Hot Pepper Jelly, Backyard Plum Jam, Wild Mulberry Jelly and others depending on what fruits are most bountiful.
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GREEN CRAFT WORKS
GREEN CRAFT WORKS
Patti Green’s candle and gifts company grew out of her frustration from purchasing pricey candles with headache-inducing scents that didn’t even burn properly. Green Craft Works introduces candles that are made with quality ingredients and crafted in sustainable packaging. Green turns San Pellegrino water bottles or an enamelware mug into candle containers. Scents such as the spicy Gentleman’s
Find Squirrel Brand: These jars of jewel-colored jam can be found at the Grant Park Farmers Market every second Sunday of the month. Stock is available weekly at a few Community Farmers Markets (CFM) at Grant Park, Ponce, East Atlanta and Virginia Highland at CFM’s Treat Yo’ Shelf General Store booth. Order online and have it shipped or opt for local pickup at www.squirrelbrandgoods.com. @squirrelbrandgoods / www.facebook.com/squirrelbrandgoods.
Owner Eryn March makes all of Squirrel Brand’s preserves and jams in small batches, many with freshly picked flowers and fruit. Each jar is handmade by an old-fashioned European method that requires very little, if any, commercial pectin. The three most popular flavors — Bourbon Peach Preserves, Strawberry Balsamic Preserves and Blueberry Lemon Jam — start to pop up first at market as early summer fruits come into season. Other
Barber Shop, Magnolia and Sweet Pea and Bay Rum can fill the air with off-the-beaten-path fragrances. Home goods and other gifts are also available, expanding the offerings to include cutting boards, simmering potpourri and candle containers created from sustainably sourced materials. Find Green Craft Works: Visit www.greencraftworks.com or www.etsy.com/shop/GreenCraftWorks.
Here are three up-and-coming businesses selling handcrafted goods for you to discover.
Find Roll With It: Kimberly’s pop-up is found at the My Daily Bread booth. Currently, she is at Halcyon Farmers Market, Vickery Village Farmers Market, Vinings Jubilee Farmers Market, Alpharetta Farmers Market and Milton Farmers Market. For special orders, message on Facebook: www.facebook. com/justrollwithitbaby or Instagram @eggrollsbykim.
Above: Atlanta Braves; Inset: Atlanta United FC
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Summertime in Atlanta means temperatures in the high 80s and sports are in full swing. There are exciting sporting events to keep you busy all summer long. Here’s what’s going on that you won’t want to miss. BY CASSIDY ALLEN CHUBB
Atlanta United FC
The 2018 MLS champions are in the middle of their fifth season with an exciting batch of home games including a July 24 match-up against the reigning 2020 MLS champs, Columbus Crew FC. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or
visiting for the first time, MercedesBenz Stadium offers an unforgettable experience. Enjoy watching talented stars like Josef Martinez and Miles Robinson compete on the field while indulging in a fan-friendly priced hot dog for just $1. If you can’t make it in person, United frequently hosts outdoor viewing parties throughout the city. www.atlutd.com
Peachtree Road Race
The Peachtree Road Race returns for the 52nd edition spanning two days (July 3-4) after being canceled last year due to COVID-19. In years past, the race was known as “the world’s largest 10K” but this year the main focus is to be the world’s safest 10K. Participants have the option to compete in person at the usual starting spot (Lenox Square) or virtually. Safety measures worth noting are smaller start waves and more times, which will have half the participants than in a typical year. If you’re not participating in the race, there are plenty of volunteer
opportunities including four days at the expo and two event days to choose. www.atlantatrackclub.org/Peachtree
The RATLERS’ season continues through July 18 with two home games (June 19 and June 26) at Life University’s Lupo Family Field. Game days give fans the chance to win free bites and sips from local sponsors like Chattahoochee Coffee Company, Academic Pizza and Fox Dogs. Take a short drive from downtown Atlanta to catch some Southeast rugby in action and for away games, attend watch parties at Reformation Brewery where you can taste Rugby ATL’s own Sin Bin Brew. www.rugbyatl.rugby
Combine the Atlanta Braves’ talented roster with all of the fun offerings at Truist Park and you get the perfect game day experience. From MVFree to recordbreaking Ronald Acuna Jr., the Braves Continued on page 26
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have players that put on exhilarating performances. The club recently signed outfielder Marcel Ozuna, who finished sixth in MVP voting and was key in helping the Braves reach the NLCS, to a four-year contract. Throughout June and July, fans have the opportunity to receive bobbleheads of fan favorites and even a Ronald Acuna Jr. replica chain during the July 20th game versus the Padres. www.mlb.com/braves
The Atlanta Dream tipped off its 13th season on May 14 in their new home at Gateway Center Arena in College Park. After playing the 2020 season in a bubble at IMG Academy in Florida, the franchise is excited to welcome fans to its new home. Former Arizona standout Aari McDonald was selected No. 3 in the 2021 WNBA Draft. Veteran Tiffany Hayes returns for her eighth season with the Dream after sitting out the 2021 season to fight racial injustices. The Dream unveiled three new uniforms (Heroine, Explorer and Rebel) in collaboration with Nike paying homage to Atlanta and its history. https://dream.wnba.com
Georgia Tech Football
The Yellow Jackets’ football season kicks off at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Sept. 4 versus Northern Illinois under second year head coach Doug Collins. Fans can look forward to the collegiate debut of all-American freshman Jahmyr Gibbs and the return of three-time ACC Rookie of the Week Jeff Sims. In partnership with Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Yellow Jackets will play UNC on Sept. 25 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Bobby Dodd Stadium plans to be at full capacity for the 2021 season. www.ramblinwreck.com
Truist Atlanta Open
Truist Atlanta Open
The return of live professional tennis with in-person attendance is coming back to Midtown at Atlantic Station from July 24 through Aug. 1. Former U.S. Open champions Sloan Stephens and Kim Clijsters will kick off opening night as they meet for the first time on July 25. Socially distanced seating, required face coverings and other safety protocols will be in place. www.atlantaopentennis.com
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Y’ALL COME BACK
Y’ALL COME BACK This fall, Atlanta’s performing arts venues are starting to roll out that red carpet to welcome you - something that they’ve been wanting to do for more than a year. Take some time for shopping, attractions and outdoor dining. Learn a little bit about Atlanta’s rich music history. Football, soccer and basketball will be in play, too.
CHECK OUT SOME OF THESE UPCOMING EVENTS: Dragon Con
Sept. 2-6 The largest multi-media and pop culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music and film in the universe is held in downtown Atlanta. www.dragoncon.org
Oct. 8-10 One of the oldest and largest Pride celebrations in the nation will have inperson, citywide events including the parade, marketplace and a weekend of festivities. www.atlantapride.org
Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games
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September Two games will kick off the football season with Alabama versus Miami (Sept. 4) and Louisville versus Ole Miss (Sept. 6) in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. www.chick-fil-akickoffgame.com
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Be on the lookout for details on ELEVATE, a temporary public art
program that seeks to invigorate the Atlanta area through visual art, performances and cultural events. www.elevateatlart.com
Atlanta Jazz Festival
Returning Late Summer 2021 The Atlanta Jazz Festival is one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country. The annual celebration of music, culture and jazz will be held in Piedmont Park, featuring jazz artists from all over the world. www.atlantafestivals.com All festival and event planners work closely with the city of Atlanta and public health officials to plan COVIDsafe events.
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Visit DiscoverAtlanta.com to find out more and plan your next trip.
If you enjoyed your stay, please come back to celebrate the next season in Atlanta.
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