Things to do This Weekend in North Atlanta

Here’s a list of 5 things you can do this weekend in North Atlanta:

The Stage Door’s Performing Arts Academy stars in Zombie Prom this weekend. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Roswell hosts its 3rd Annual Día de Muertos Festival, which promises to be filled with fun, remembrance and community spirit. Saturday, Oct. 29. 2 p.m.-9 p.m. Free, except for food and one ticketed experience. Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill St., Roswell.

Head to Jekyll Brewing today for a fundraising event for BarkVille Rescue – Dog Costume Contest with Prizes – $1 per Big Creek Beer purchased goes to BarkVille. Raffle. Great Beer and Tons of Fun!

Watch all the big games on the big screen at Bar{n} in Dunwoody with drinks and BBQ.

Bring your costumed pet to the large dog park for costumes, professional pictures and Halloween treats on Sunday, Oct. 30 from noon – 2 p.m. $25 per time slot, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the Brook Run Dog Park Association. Schedule your Halloween pet photos at the Brook Run Dog Park! Click HERE to book.

Dunwoody Wildcat Football takes on South Cobb at North DeKalb Stadium at 7:30 pm on Friday Night.

Join us for Scout Troop 477 and 1919’s annual Halloween Farm Festival. Kids of all ages can go on the “Trick or Treat Mystery Adventure,” help solve the mystery and get candy! Enjoy games with prizes, crafts, a petting zoo, music, and an outdoor food court with fresh grilled burgers, hot dogs, chicken or veggie burritos, fresh fruit and more. The festival is on Saturday, October 22, Noon to 6:00 p.m. at Donaldson-Bannister Farm at 4831 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road. Don’t miss Dunwoody’s favorite fall tradition.

Relax and connect with nature in a session led by a certified forest therapy guide at Dunwoody Nature Center from 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 22. $45 non-members, $35 members.

Celebrate Diwali with a DJ, performers, food and retail vendors, and more from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Shakerag Park in Johns Creek. A special fireworks celebration will begin around 7:45 p.m.

Pedal Norcross starts with a pre-ride yoga stretch, go on a group ride through historic Norcross and end at Social Fox Brewing, where prize drawings — including one for an eBike — will be held from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 22. Free. Lillian Webb Park

It’s Fall Break for many Atlanta schools, but there is plenty to do for those of us staying in town. The final concert in the Groovin’ on the Green series is this Saturday at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody featuring The Elton John Experience. All concerts begin at 6 p.m. and are family-friendly. Guests are encouraged to walk or ride bikes to the concerts. They can bring their own picnics or pick up dinner from a featured food truck. Dogs (on a leash!) are also welcome.

Starting at 10 am on Saturday in Roswell, “watch the Youth Day parade and then head to Roswell City Hall for live entertainment, arts and crafts, food, a Touch-A-Truck event, a petting zoo at Smith Plantation (within walking distance) and more.”

Marietta is combining its Chalk Art Festival and Craft Beer Festival into Chalktoberfest on Saturday and Sunday. You’ll get to sample craft beers, eat great food, listen to live music from local artists and watch professional artists chalk the streets.

The Festival of Speed at Avalon will feature the world’s most exotic cars, motorcycles and luxury brands, including Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari, Aston-Martin and McLaren. Register beforehand and the event benefits CHOA.

Finish the weekend with a deep breath with Yoga in the Park at Blackburn Park in Brookhaven. Take your mat to the greenspace on Sunday and 6 pm and nama-stay for the sunset.

Will it rain? Won’t it rain? Who knows! Take advantage of the fall breeze and head to Food Truck Thursday at Brook Run Park this Thursday evening.

Due to potential rainfall, high school football games have been moved to Thursday night as well. Dunwoody takes on Marist away while Chamblee High School and Wesleyan celebrate homecoming.

The Spruill Gallery unveils Person/Place/Thing Thursday night from 6 – 9 pm featuring photography from ametuers and professionals alike.

The Roswell Wine Festival promises to be a good time with great wine and food accompanied by live music and festivities.

Farmhouse is excited to sponsor the Austin Elementary School 2022 Dunwoody Dash but will be rescheduled at a later date. If you’re looking to get outside, head to Blackburn Park on Saturday for Adult Recess. Grab your sneakers, find a babysitter, and come unwind with some good old-fashioned fun.

The first weekend of Fall! Friday night lights will shine on the Wildcats during their homecoming game tonight. The North Georgia State Fair for rides, pig races, a petting zoo and lots of rides in Marietta.

Celebrate Greek culture at the Atlanta Greek Festival with foods like souvlaki, gyros and desserts like baklava and all the traditions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Shop goods from a variety of artists and crafters at the Sandy Springs Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, Artsapalooza, this weekend.

The Brew Moon Festival is a street party with local beers from Jekyll Brewing, live music from BJ Wilbanks, and food tents and local restaurants on Milton Street in downtown Alpharetta on Saturday.

There is a whisper of fall and we can’t wait to get outside. Farmers markets are still in full swing and would make a great Saturday morning stop. Tonight you can head to Johns Creek to cheer on the DHS Wildcats faceoff against Northview in football.

Pup-A-Palooza in Newtown Park on Saturday promises to be a wagging good time. Bring your dogs to this fun event featuring live music, an animal balloon twister, pet-related food vendors, doggie treats, food trucks for people and more. Contests will be held for Best Dressed Dog and Best Dog Trick.

The Dunwoody Wine Stroll along the Dunwoody Trailway sampling wines from local vendors. The UGA/South Carolina game will be on the big screen. Food trucks, live music, and a raffle table will also be on site. Must be at least 21 years old to participate. 

The 56th Annual Roswell Arts Festival returns to Roswell Town Square September 17 & 18. Come out to the festival to see artists and local entertainment. There will be children’s activities, food trucks, and a healthy dose of small town charm.

The City of Dunwoody Economic Development Department will host a celebration of Latino Hispanic Cultural heritage on Sunday, September 18 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. at the Dunwoody Cultural Arts Center, located at 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road. The celebration will also include the following exhibitors: Pinatas HereUGo, Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia, Chef Alejandra, Isabel Rodriguez Face Painter, LATN Language Solutions and Ximena Dreams. WSB-TV Anchor Wendy Corona will serve as the emcee for the event, which will take place in the courtyard behind the Spruill Center for the Arts and Stage Door Theatre.

The Outlaw Music Festival kicks off Friday evening at Ameris Amphitheater and will feature Willie Nelson, Jason Isbell, Billy Strings, Charley Crockett and Larkin Poe.

The Dunwoody Nature Center Butterfly Experience runs this weekend with tons of fun activities. Tickets are sold for several tents filled with Monarch butterflies.

The American Heart Association Heart Walk is this Saturday morning. Wake up early and head to the Battery. No registration is needed. Join in a 3.1-mile walk and raise funds and/or make a donation to support the American Heart Association. A one-mile survivor loop option is also available.

Doggy Dip Days in Brookhaven looks like the most fun. Bring your dog to enjoy a dip in the pool at Murphy Candler on Saturday or Sunday.

Family Truckster plays Groovin’ on the Green at Brook Run Park on Saturday. All concerts begin at 6 p.m. and are family-friendly. Guests are encouraged to walk or ride bikes to the concerts. They can bring their own picnics or pick up dinner from a featured food truck. Dogs (on a leash!) are also welcome.

It’s Friday Night Lights at North DeKalb Stadium as the Dunwoody Wildcats play the Chamblee Bulldogs in the varsity football match-up at 7:30.

The Sandy Springs Police Department is hosting a Bike Rodeo on Saturday, September 3rd at Sandy Springs City Hall.

The Labor Day Pig Out in Alpharetta in on Sunday. Indulge in an all-you-can eat Labor Day feast including pork butt and ribs and all the sides. Children’s games and activities are available on the green space at Avalon.

Noshfest, which celebrates Jewish food and culture food from around the world, unique crafts and goods, and interactive exhibits take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 and Monday, Sept. 5. Admission is two canned goods per family, which will go to MUST Ministry.

Sign-up for the Donut Dash at Halcyon on Monday and the munchkin run for the kids. Go to to see the details.

Dunwoody Farmers Market opens at with local coffee, vegetable and meat vendors.
“The Dunwoody Farmers Market is located in the heart of Dunwoody, at the front of Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Rd., near Perimeter Mall, I-285 and Ga. 400, and just a few miles from our neighbors in Peachtree Corners, Chamblee, and Johns Creek. This is truly North Atlanta’s most convenient farmers market.”

The Cobb International Festival celebrates “other countries and cultures with international music and art, dancing, food, crafts, jewelry, a kids corner and more” from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta.

Art in the Park on Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Brooke Street Park in Alpharetta. “Visit artists’ booths for handcrafted work including pottery, woodwork, metal work and photography. Local artists will be on hand demonstrating how they create their pieces.”

The Brave World Series Trophy comes to Dunwoody at the new Academy Sports and Outdoors. Take photos with the Commissioner’s Trophy from noon to 4 p.m. to celebrate the Braves historic 2021 World Series championship.

The Roswell Riverside Sounds Concert Series is a free outdoor concert in Roswell from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Come relax and pack or buy dinner and drinks.

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