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Monday, July 24, 2017

Atlanta Events: August 2017

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Attractions
August 1 - 31, 2017
multiple locations
These discount ticket prices include all taxes and fees.
Cocktails at the aquarium
August 4, 2017
0.5 miles NW
Adults can wander Georgia Aquarium enjoying live music, cocktails, and appetizers at Sips Under the Sea. Visit the website to buy tickets and see the theme.
Pub crawl
August 5, 2017
2 miles NE
A ticket to Pub Crawl on the BeltLine includes a free drink at multiple venues plus food discounts and soccer-related freebies.
Soapbox Derby Race
August 5, 2017
2 miles NE
Design and build a car, and then race it downhill for prizes at Cool Dads Rock Soap Box Derby, with music, food trucks, and activities at Historic Old Fourth Ward Park. Free to watch.
Family-friendly festival
August 5, 2017 (12 to 5:30 p.m.)
16.1 miles NW
Atlanta Back 2 School Food Festival has food, music, vendors, a kids’ zone, and a dance competition at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre in Mableton. Donate school supplies. You can join the parade.
Alpharetta soldiers parade
August 5, 2017
25 miles north
Old Soldiers Day Parade & Road Race includes a memorial service, a parade, kids’ activities, and a 5K/10K race to honor soldiers. Free.
Free movies
August 5 - Sept. 9, 2017 (dusk)
3 miles NE
Family friendly Flick-Nic is outdoors in Candler Park.
  • August 5 - Sing
  • August 19 - The Jungle Book
Water Day
August 6, 2017 (12 to 4 p.m.)
22 miles north
Splash through sprinklers, play water games, make water crafts, use sidewalk chalk, and hear stories on Water Day at Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. Dress to get wet!
Jazz on the Lawn
August 11, 2017 (begins June 16)
4 miles NE
Hear classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, smooth, and blues with a ticket to Jazz on the Lawn at Callanwolde. Dates: June 16, 30; July 14, 28; Aug. 11.
Concerts in the Garden
August 11 - Sept. 30, 2017 (begins June 10)
2.5 miles NE
See national acts at Concerts in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden. The concerts on June 10 and Sept. 30 are in Gainesville.
Wine party
August 12, 2017 (12 to 4 p.m.)
1.8 miles NE
Atlanta Wine Festival offers 50 wines to taste with live music and a DJ at City Winery. Repeats in January and April.
BBQ, blues, and bluegrass
August 12, 2017
6 miles east
Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival [sound] offers six hours of blues and bluegrass music, a kids’ area, beer, and barbecue at Harmony Park in Oakhurst.
Fake wedding
August 13, 2017 (5 p.m.)
6.3 miles north
Attend an emotional wedding ceremony, eat a light dinner, and dance at a reception to see wedding vendors in action at The Big Fake Wedding Atlanta at Atlanta History Center.
Lionel Richie
August 13, 2017 (7 p.m.)
26.4 miles NE
Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey perform the hits that earned them Grammy Awards at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth. Discount tickets $44 to $119.
BronzeLens Film Festival
August 16 - 20, 2017
0.2 miles NE
BronzeLens Film Festival screens films by or about people of color and holds workshops and panel discussions at Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
Can Can Ball
August 18, 2017
0.2 miles north
Dance to live music, enjoy a light meal, and attend a silent auction at the black-tie-optional Can Can Ball at Hyatt Regency Atlanta for charity.
Battle of the bands
August 18, 2017
6.2 miles north
Hear six bands of lawyers and vote for your favorite at LawJam: Battle of the Atlanta Lawyers’ Bands at Buckhead Theatre.
Tattoo Expo
August 18 - 20, 2017
0.3 miles east
Atlanta Tattoo Expo features exceptional tattoo artists, contests, exhibitions, and food vendors at Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.
Underground film festival
August 18 - 20, 2017
2.6 miles north
Atlanta Underground Film Festival (AUFF) shows films and videos that break conventional boundaries at Synchronicity Theatre and Eyedrum.
Dinosaur day
August 19, 20178
4 miles NE
Enjoy games, crafts, and activities with dinosaur and birthday themes at Dinosaur Birthday Bash at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Costumes welcome.
Alien half marathon
August 19, 2017
19 miles north
The popular Area 13.1 Half Marathon & 5K has an out-of-this-world theme at Riverside Park in Roswell.
Taste of Johns Creek
August 19, 2017
21.9 miles NE
Buy food samples from 20 restaurants, shop for art, hear live music, and visit the kids’ zone during Taste of Johns Creek at Chattahoochee High School. Free.
Obstacle race
August 19, 2017
31 miles east
Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race is a 3-mile race with 25 obstacles of walls, slides, fire, and mud, plus bands and beer at Georgia International Horse Park.
Piedmont Park Arts Festival
August 19 - 20, 2017
2 miles NE
Piedmont Park Arts Festival features 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalworkers, glass blowers, and jewelers. It has artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, a children’s play area, and food vendors at Piedmont Park. Free.
Chicken wings festival
August 20, 2017
2.9 miles NW
Taste wings from 25 restaurants, hear local music, and enjoy a cash bar at ATL Wing Fest at The Foundry at Puritan Mill. Children age 10 and younger are free.
Wine tasting at the aquarium
August 25, 2017
0.5 miles NW
Sample 200 wines from around the world, taste local restaurant food, hear live music, and shop at a silent auction at Aqua Vino in the ballroom and galleries of the Georgia Aquarium.
Free park days
August 25, 2017
19 miles north
Entry is free at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area during Free Entrance Days in the National Parks.
Free movies
August 25 & 26, 2017 (begins May 30)
multiple locations
See free films outdoors at Georgia Movies in the Park.
  • August 25 - Beauty and the Beast (Woodstock)
  • August 26 - The Boss Baby (Canton)
German beer festival
August 26, 2017 (2 to 7 p.m.)
0.3 miles south
Celebrate German music, beer, and food (bratwurst, käsepätzle, pretzels, sauerkraut, schnitzel) at the family-friendly German Bierfest at Woodruff Park.
Cocktail tasting
August 26, 2017 (7 to 11 p.m.)
1.4 miles north
A ticket to Cocktail Wars includes six tasting tickets and a ballot to vote for your favorites, with DJ music and food for sale at Fifth Street Plaza.
Dog walk
August 26, 2017
7 miles NE
Walk, Wag, N’ Run is a morning walk or run that is either 5K or 1K long, for people and their dogs at Lenox Park in Brookhaven.
Free plays
August 26, 2017 (8 p.m.)
13.4 miles NE
Students at Georgia State University Perimeter College have only 24 hours to write, direct, rehearse, and perform new theater at Plays in a Day Festival. Free.
August 26, 2017 (7:30 pm)
PERFORMER:  ERIC THOMAS

Jazz in the Alley is a free jazz concert series sponsored by the City of Norcross, Georgia. The series aims to showcase elite and emerging jazz artists.
Train show in Norcross
August 26, 2017
26.4 miles NE
Shop from 300 model-train vendors and see a few large working layouts at the Atlanta Model Train & Railroadiana Show at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.
Grant Park festival
August 26 - 27, 2017
2 miles SE
Grant Park Summer Shade Festival features two music stages, food vendors, an artist market, a 5K run, and a children’s fun center at Grant Park. Free.
Latino festival
August 27, 2017
2 miles NE
Festival Peachtree Latino offers music, arts & crafts, vendors, ethnic foods, and a kids’ zone at Piedmont Park. Free.
Ice cream festival
August 27, 2017
19 miles north
Taste 100 flavors of homemade ice cream, join an ice-cream eating contest, hear live music, and visit the kids’ corner at Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ on the square at 600 Atlanta Street in Roswell.
LGBT festival
August 2017 (undated)
Atlanta locations
Atlanta LGBT Film and Music Festival showcases art, music, and independent films of the LGBT creative culture and presents panel discussions.
Family run/walk
August 2017 (undated)
2.5 miles north
5K4Kids is a relaxed 5K and 1-mile event with a family fun zone that supports charity, at Piedmont Park.
Healthy Living Day
August 2017 (undated)
4.4 miles NW
Atlanta Ballet offers kids and adults arts & crafts activities, dance classes, food demos, and nutrition seminars in Midtown on Healthy Living Day. Free.
Flashback music festival
August 2017 (undated)
4.5 miles south
Flashback Festival is billed as Atlanta’s biggest R&B concert and features legendary artists at Lakewood Amphitheatre.
Trumpet festival
August 2017 (undated)
5 miles NE
Watch the rehearsal Saturday or the concert Sunday at Atlanta Trumpet Festival in the Schwartz Center at Emory University. Free.
Party for a cause
August 2017 (undated)
8.4 miles north
A ticket to Eats & Beats gets you unlimited restaurant food, open bars, live entertainment, a wine wall, and a silent auction for charity at The Buckhead Theatre.
Jazz outdoors
August 2017 (undated)
20 miles east
Jazz Under the Stars features five performers plus food vendors in the amphitheater at Lithonia Community Park.
Festival of Bulgaria
August 2017 (undated)
23 miles NE
Bulgarian Festival Atlanta features authentic music, folk dancing, food, craft vendors, and kids’ activities at the pavilion in Pinckneyville Park, Norcross. Free.




ABOUT JERMAINE SAIN
Jermaine Sain is the host/ creator of a talk show called When We Speak.  After exiting the U.S. Army in 2003, as a Medical Sergeant, Jermaine began pursuing a career in music after he auditioned for American Idol in 2005, in Austin, Texas.
In 2008, Jermaine moved to Atlanta where he has had the opportunity to provide backing vocals for Kem (Grammy nominated R&B Singer) Heart (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), and Barry Manilow, as well as for companies such as Pink Ribbon Story Foundation and Verizon Wireless. He made his first music video appearance in Kem's Glorify The King.
Jermaine's talk show, When We Speak, caters to entertainment with a close focus on indie music professionals.

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