Top things to do in and around Atlanta this month

Looking for something to do around Atlanta? Unfortunately, with COVID-19 hanging around, the number of local events has been drastically reduced. But that doesn’t mean everything has been canceled. Here are some things to do around Atlanta for those who are interested in getting out. But with things constantly changing, please confirm the event is still happening before attending and it’s best to always take a mask.

Apr. 13 and 17

Monster Energy AMA Supercross

Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship is the most competitive and highest-profile off-road motorcycle racing series in the world. Elite riders from around the world race handlebar-to-handlebar over 17 rounds on custom-designed tracks inside the most prestigious stadiums. The 450SX Class features the best motocross riders in the world and the 250SX Class showcases the next generation of champions. COVID-19 safety protocols will be in effect.

Apr. 14-18

Atlanta Auto Show

Explore the latest cars, SUVs and trucks at the Atlanta Auto Show at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Apr. 15-25

Disney On Ice presents Dream Big

Dream Big features fan-favorite Disney characters such as Mickey, Minnie, Miguel, Moana, Elsa, Belle, Genie and more, highlighting their majestic journeys through world-class figure skating. There are 16 performances at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.

Apr. 17

Atlanta United Official Viewing Party

Calling all Atlanta United fans! March to Soccer Week has been a staple throughout the team’s existence. Join Colony Square as they celebrate and kick off the first away match against Orlando City FC with a viewing party in The Plaza. Enjoy the game on the jumbo screen + cheer on your favorite players from 2 to 6 p.m. Savor the best seats in Midtown with drinks, swag, music + so much more!

Fairy Village Day

Head to Halcyon in Forsyth County to make your own fairy village house. Meet Tinkerbell, get your face painted and check out the Halcyon fairy village. Tickets are $10.

There’s Gnome Place Like Uptown Picnic on The Lawn

Gnomies are invited to Uptown Atlanta for the first-ever “There’s Gnome Place Like Uptown Picnic on The Lawn,” an open-air event featuring live music, dinner and a movie. In celebration of Earth Day and National Picnic Day, the community is invited to come dressed in their best garden attire and enjoy picnic foods, groovy tunes and a movie screening of Sherlock Gnomes on the mixed-use destination’s expansive greenspace.

Apr. 22

Third Thursdays at Westside Provisions District

On the Third Thursday of April, May and June join the property for an outdoor market and brewery. On the northside of the property, there will be a market featuring various artists, vendors, and creatives. On the south side of the property, tables will be set up socially distanced for guests to grab a draft beer, a bratwurst and enjoy live music and outdoor games.

Apr. 24

Champagne Saturday to celebrate Earth Month

To celebrate Earth Month, Le Bilboquet Bistro and Bar will serve special organic and biodynamic wines that are not regularly on the menu during Champagne Saturday (11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) on April 24. In addition, a DJ will play music from 12:30-4:30 p.m. In addition, a DJ will play music from 12:30-4:30 pm ET.

Apr. 29

Moondogs’ Texas Hold’em Charity Tournament benefitting Wings for Life

For ages 21 and up, the decks will be cut at 9 p.m. and the players will take their seats for a chance to win cash and top tier prizes from Red Bull and Wings for Life. To maintain a safe environment for players, guests and staff, the establishment will be limiting 6 players per table, players are required to wear face coverings at the poker table and hand sanitizers will be provided.

Apr. 29-May 9

North GA Premium Outlets Carnival

Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of the electrifying midway with rides and games for all ages and fair food for every appetite. Please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and utilize the hand sanitizers and hand-washing stations located on the midway.

May 1

Avalon’s Sixth Annual Kentucky Derby Party

Grab your fascinators and seersucker because on Saturday, May 1, Avalon’s award-winning Kentucky Derby Party returns to the Boulevard. From 4 to 8 p.m., enjoy signature mint juleps, live music performances, raffles and the best two minutes in sports broadcast on the jumbo viewing screen.

May 2

Dessert Wars

Dessert Wars is a celebration of the “foodie” lifestyle, featuring dessert vendors vying for the title of Dessert Champion. The event features a wide array of desserts ranging from cupcakes, cookies, ice cream and doughnuts.

Now through May 2

Microsculpture: The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Check out the new exhibit - Microsculpture: The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss. Enjoy a new perspective on insects as you study and appreciate the hidden details of the insect world, in a unique and engaging way. The exhibit is on view through May 2nd.

Now through May 9

High Museum presents David Driskell exhibit

The High has a long history of collaboration with Driskell, who was recognized for his painting and printmaking practices, often characterized by his use of collage, which combined the Black American experience with observations of the American landscape and imagery of the African diaspora. The exhibition brings approximately 60 artworks together to present highlights of his career, and it’s the first major survey of his work since his death in April 2020.

May 7-9

MAMMA MIA!

City Springs Theatre Company͕ Atlanta’s home for professional musical theatre͕ presents Mamma Mia!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, May 7, 8, and 9, 2021at the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre.

Now through October 2021

Dinosaur Explore at Stone Mountain Park

Check out the awesome Dinosaur Explore at Stone Mountain Park! This captivating creature collection features 20 life-size dinosaurs with special effects allowing them to move and roar just like their ancient ancestors! Families will also enjoy interactive paleontology tents, fantastic photo ops, and a dinosaur feeding wall! Social distancing and mask wearing will be enforced.




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