7 Actually Fun Things You Can Do in Atlanta This Weekend

© Historic Oakland Cemetery As we get deeper into the fall, we’ve already hit the final weekend of September, but before we fully get into the ghoulish and spooky vibes of October, let’s make sure to close out this month in style. Quick reminder—even as September nears its end, National Hispanic Heritage Month is still going strong, so be sure to support Atlanta’s Latino-owned businesses whenever you get the chance. From anniversary parties to last-chance events, here is everything that you can do in Atlanta this weekend—and everything you can do all fall-long.
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Have a $9 margherita pizza in honor of Ammazza Edgewood’s ninth anniversary

Friday, September 24

Old Fourth Ward

Ammazza Edgewood is celebrating its nine-year anniversary this weekend, and while it is definitely a huge occasion for the Edgewood Avenue staple, the pizza restaurant has come through with food and drink specials that won’t leave you with a huge bill. Come through this Friday from 4 pm to 10 pm and enjoy Ammazza Edgewood’s legendary margherita pizza—just for $9.

Cost: $9

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Spend your Saturday tasting tequila

Saturday, September 25

The Battery

¡Viva Tequila! is heading to Truist Park this Saturday for a day filled with tequila tastings and signature dishes from local restaurants. The festival, which at its core is a one-day celebration of Mexican culture, will have over 30 different tequilas from across the globe available to sample, including small-batch, hand-crafted Mexican tequilas not yet widely available in the United States. Plus, after the main festival from noon to 5pm, the celebration will continue through the night at the !Viva Noche! After Party.

Cost: $75 – $150

Attend AFROPUNK Atlanta 2021

Saturday, September 25 & Sunday, September 26

Midtown

AFROPUNK Atlanta returns to Atlanta for the first time since 2019 this weekend, and although it won’t be returning to its previous location at 787 Windsor, the two-day music festival is set to make an exciting debut at the Atlantic Station Pinnacle Lot. Hometown hero KP The Great will be performing alongside other incredible acts like Tems, Wale, Rico Nasty, Smino, Fousheé, Serpentwithfeet, Tkay Maidza, and more.

Cost: $70 – $125

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Sample food from local womxn-owned businesses at Let’s Talk Womxn’s Picnic in White

Sunday, September 26

Westside

Let’s Talk Womxn Atlanta, an alliance for supporting womxn-owned restaurants and culinary businesses, is hosting a Picnic in White Participating restaurants this Sunday. Participating womxn-owned businesses include The Floataway Cafe, Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, Bella Cucina, Bhojanic, El Ponce, Beautiful Briny Sea, Chinese Southern Belle, 3 Parks Wine, and more. You can support by attending the event in-person or by grabbing a takeout package.

Cost: $45

Experience Tunes from the Tombs

Sunday, September 26

Grant Park

While listening to live music at a cemetery does admittedly sound kind of creepy, the Oakland Cemetery’s Tunes from the Tombs music festival is actually one of the city’s coolest annual events. This year, Tunes from the Tombs also coincides with Sunday in the Park, the annual fall festival that celebrates the history of Oakland, Atlanta, and the Victorian tradition of spending a day of leisure in the Cemetery. From food trucks and independent vendors to a must-see performance from The Original Wailers, this Sunday is set to be a big one for the Oakland Cemetery.

Cost: $20 – $25

See Hamilton in its closing weekend

Friday, September 24 – Sunday, September 26

Midtown

Hamilton has been one of the best theatrical productions in Atlanta this fall, and sadly, the acclaimed musical is wrapping up its final round of shows over the next few days. If you haven’t yet witnessed Broadway In Atlanta’s amazing genre-fluid production, there are still limited tickets available, so don’t miss out!

Cost: $49 – $199

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Take a break from Atlanta

Friday, September 24 – Sunday, September 26

Various Locations

If you’ve found yourself burnt out this week after several back-to-back weekends of music festivals and other major events, maybe you should consider a more low-key weekend outing. There are plenty of nearby towns and cities that are just a road trip away, so check out our guide to scenic road trips if you need a little inspiration.

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