FUN AROUND TOWN
Aug. 22 Behind the Ropes Tour: Kitchen to Attic, 2 PM. $10. 180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell. 770/992-
GEORGIA TRUST TRIPS
June 8 Forsyth Expedition: selfguided tour of the commercial historic district including Courthouse Square and homes from the mid-19th and early-20th centuries. 9 AM-5 PM. Aug. 10 Dalton Expedition. Head north to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to explore the city’s rich history on a self-guided tour of Queen Anne, Tudor and Colonial Revival homes and more. 9 AM-5 PM. Tours benefit the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. 404/885-7812.
HYDRANGEA GARDEN TOUR
Georgia Trust’s Dalton Expedition – Aug. 10 July 27 Mike Veal Band, “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” (PG) mallofgeorgia.com.
Cartersville. 4-11 PM Fri., noon-11 PM Sat. & Sun., noon-10 PM Mon. $5 (under 12, free); $20 daily wristband for unlimited carnival rides. 770/974-
OLD SOLDIER’S DAY PARADE
in Alpharetta honors the country’s war veterans, with city band at 9:15 AM, memorial service at 10 AM and parade at 10:30 AM, followed by free hot dogs, soft drinks and activities at the American Legion at 201 Wills Road.
ROSWELL LAVENDER FESTIVAL
Aug. 3 Celebration on Roswell Street
July 21 Celebrate the peach at this
culinary experience at Peachtree Center in downtown Atlanta with juicy offerings from 70 food artisans, pastry chefs and barkeeps, plus a silent auction of unique items. 4-7 PM. Supports local agriculture. $70 ($100 VIP, 3 PM access); 12 & under, free.
piedmont park GREEN MARKET
Weekly Farm-fresh food, baked goods, music and chef demos, 12th St. and Piedmont Ave. NE park entrance. 9 AM-1 PM Saturdays, March through November. piedmontpark.org.
PIEDMONT PARK SUMMER ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL Aug. 17-18 Enjoy visual arts and
family fun in Piedmont Park with 250 participating artists, live acoustic music, street market, children’s play area, festival foods and beverages. 10 AM-5 PM Sat., 11 AM-5 PM Sun. 1215 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl.
Aug. 30-Sept. 2 Family-friendly festival with arts & crafts, rides, games, dancers, musicians and fireworks at dusk on Mon. at Sam Smith Park in
June 8 A celebration of all things lavender on the grounds of Barrington Hall with vendors, children’s activities, demonstrations, live music and food. 10 AM-5 PM. Free parking available at Roswell Presbyterian Church with shuttle service. 535 Barrington Dr.
The Dames + Dregs Beer Festival
Aug. 10-11 Celebrate female brewers
and taste the beer they brew at Other at The Masquerade. $25-$50. 21+ only. Benefits Girls Rock Camp Atlanta. masqueradeatlanta.com.
June 1-2 Free festival in this historic
Atlanta neighborhood features a juried Artist Market of 200+ fine artists, Makers Market, live music on multiple stages, children’s activities (10 AM-3 PM), 5K road race (Sat.), after-hours Acoustic Street Party (9-11 PM Sat.) and tasty offerings to eat and drink. Virginia Avenue between North Highland Avenue and Park Drive and John Howell Park. 10 AM-6:30 PM Sat., 10 AM-6 PM Sun. vahisummerfest.com.
WONDERROOT ARTIST AND MAKER MARKET June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1
Outdoor market of wares by local artists, noon-6 PM, one Sunday each month at The Shed at Ponce City Market, off Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. wonderroot.org.
WYLDE CENTER’S BEER GARDEN + SILENT AUCTION
June 22 Annual fundraiser features local craft beer, food, live music and silent auction at Oakhurst Garden, 435 Oakview Road, Decatur. $50. 5:308:30 PM (4:30 PM, VIP). Ages 21+ only. wyldecenter.org/beer-garden/.
HOME & GARDEN ATLANTA BOTANICAL GARDEN
June 8 American Hydrangea Society’s annual tour features beautiful hydrangea-filled gardens, both large and small, throughout Metro Atlanta. 9 AM-5 PM. $30 tour and annual membership. americanhydrangeasociety.org.
LAKEWOOD 400 ANTIQUES MARKET
June 14-16, July 19-21, Aug. 16-18 North Atlanta’s premier market for antiques, collectibles, vintage furniture, re-claimed architectural and home & garden decor. 1321 Atlanta Hwy., Cumming. 9 AM-5 PM Fri., 9 AM-6 PM Sat., 10 AM-5 PM Sun. $3.
Through Oct. 27 “Imaginary Worlds: Alice’s Wonderland,” exhibit of giant topiary-like plant sculptures featuring 16 installations of 38 sculptures, including a 27-foot-tall White Rabbit in the Skyline Garden pond. Weekly Cocktails in the Garden, 5:309:30 PM Thursdays, May-Sept. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atl. 404/876-
PENNY MCHENRY HYDRANGEA FESTIVAL
Gainesville location: Through Oct. 27 “Imaginary Worlds: Ogre and Friends” exhibit. 1911 Sweetbay Dr., Gainesville.
404/888-4760. atlantabg.org/visit/ gainesville.
June 6-9, July 11-14, Aug. 8-11
June 8 Roswell Lavender Festival. July 4 Barbecue & Bluegrass. 535 Barrington Dr., Roswell. 770/6403855. roswellgov.com.
Through Aug. 31 Honoring President Theodore Roosevelt exhibit. June 6 Decorative Arts Tour, 2 PM. $10. RSVP. June 22 Magnolia Ball Aug. 16 Moonlight and Martinis, 7:3010 PM. Enjoy live music, drinks and hors d’oeuvres, a garden exhibit of local artists’ works, and a self-guided candlelight tour of Bulloch Hall. $40.
June 1-2 Outdoor/indoor event features a standard flower show and juried artists/garden market from 9 AM-5 PM at Douglas County High School, 8705 Campbellton St., Douglasville. Miniature Gardens will be on view at Douglas County Museum of History & Art. 678/449-3939.
SCOTT ANTIQUE MARKETS SHOWS World’s largest series of indoor antique shows with 3,500 exhibit booths at Atlanta Expo Centers, 3650 Jonesboro Road SE, I-285 Exit 55. 10:45 AM-6 PM Thurs., 9 AM-6 PM Fri. & Sat., 10 AM-4 PM Sun. $5. 404/361-2000.
SOUTHEASTERN DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE & GARDENS
Through June 2 Spring showcase of the region’s leading design-industry talents at 4315 Garmon Road NW, Atl., a new estate designed by architecture firm Logan Design Group and built by Southern Gentry Homes, with grounds by Joe A. Gayle & Associates.