Things to do This Weekend in North Atlanta

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

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 https://runsignup.com/donuts 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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