Top things to do in and around Atlanta this month

Looking for something to do around Atlanta? Here are some things to do around Atlanta for those who are interested in getting out.

July 23

Christmas in July

The ho-ho-holiday season at Colony Square starts early this year with a special Christmas in July-themed Groovin’ On The Square. On Friday, July 23, merry Midtowners are invited to swap their tank tops and flip flops for their best red and green attire and enjoy a festive evening in the open-air Plaza.

July 24- 25

Cool Zoo

Cool Zoo, an interactive and educational wildlife travel exhibit, featuring hands-on encounters with exotic animals, will be headlining this weekend’s Repticon exhibition. Cool Zoo will present the Atlanta community with one-of-a-kind, animal experiences for pet lovers and exotic hobbyists alike. The animal experiences will feature a variety of exotic animals to include exotic birds, a Columbian Red Tail Boa Constrictor and rare, one-of-a-kind alligators. Guests will get the opportunity to receive hands-on education about these unique animals and will have the chance to commemorate the experience with photo opportunities holding the exotic wildlife.

July 24

‘Into the Wildwood’

‘Into the Wildwood’ Concert Series presented by the folks at Wildwood Revival has announced its next installment- St. Paul and The Broken Bones on July 24th at Cloverleaf Farms outside of Athens, GA. The night will also feature good eats from Maepole and Cafe Racer Coffee + Donuts, craft beer from Creature Comforts, and much more.

Live Music in The Yard at Atlanta Dairies

Head to The Yard at Atlanta Dairies Saturday, July 24 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for all the tunes and good vibes with live performances by two local bands, rock group Blanko and bluegrass band Grasshound. Enjoy bites from Wonderkid and a beer from Three Taverns Imaginarium while hanging out.

July 24 & 25

ArtsXchange 2021

Established in 1984, the ArtsXchange celebrates its 27th anniversary by celebrating the power of the arts with an expanded outdoor festival and artist market. Event includes social justice marketplace, drumming, food, live music, poetry, performances and more.

July 25

Harlem Globetrotters

The World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their newly reimagined Spread Game to Atlanta. The Spread Game Tour is a basketball event like no other. Ankle-breaking moves, jaw-dropping swag, and rim-rattling dunks are only some of the thrill you can expect from this fully modernized show. Part streetball from the players who defined it, part interactive family entertainment, the new tour will show off the best of the Globetrotters in a dazzling exhibition of talent and game.

Tucker Artist Market

The event will feature live music, local artists and art vendors, art classes and activities for adults will be held throughout the day and an artsy beer and food pairing special! Any customer who purchases a piece of artwork from at vendor at the Artist Market can present their receipt to the bar for $1 off beers all day long.

July 31

Totally 80s Night

Halcyon is turning back the clock for 80s Night in the Green. Wear your best 80s costume while enjoying DJ Jake spinning all the best 80s tunes and sipping the best cocktails from participating restaurants. Test your 80s knowledge in trivia with the chance to win prizes from select Halcyon merchants. Grand prizes will be awarded to the top male and female costumes, along with several other giveaways and photo opportunities throughout the night.

Farm Animal Yoga

Yoga instructors lead participants through an Ashtanga-based Vinyasa class as baby goats or other farm animals roam the Village Green at Halcyon. Guests are asked to dress comfortably and bring their own mats and water bottles. The classes are appropriate for all levels, ages 10 and older. Tickets are $35 per person and pre-registration is required, as space is limited to 50 participants.

Aug. 1

Fêtes de Bayonne celebration

Honoring its Basque roots, Cooks & Soldiers is celebrating the traditional French “big summer festival” with music, food, drinks & more.

Aug. 3

Movies on the Green

Catch a free movie under the stars with the new event series, Movies on the Green! On August 3 and September 5, arrive early to the free event and grab your favorite snacks at one of Halcyon’s several dining options before setting up lawn chairs and blankets in the Village Green. Movies will begin at 9 p.m. and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Aug. 6-8

17th Big E Festival Tribute Artists Competition

Celebrate all things Elvis at the Rabun County Civic Center. Elvis Tribute Artists gather to compete for the title of Big E Champion.

Aug. 7-8

Dino Stroll

Dino Stroll is the only tour that lets you walk-thru an get up close to life-like and life-size dinosaurs, some standing over 25 feet tall and spanning over 60 feet long! During Dino Stroll, experience a transformation into the Mesozoic Era with prehistoric dinosaurs from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods, throughout!

Aug. 22

Dog Days of Tucker

Come have a beer with your pup at Tucker Brewing Company’s beer garden. They will have puppy pools for the pups to cool off in, complimentary biscuits, dog merchandise, dog adoptions, dog safe “beer”, dog trick contests and other exciting activities for the pups!

July 31-Jan. 23, 2022

“Graham Hobart: Out of Africa and Into the West” at Booth Western Museum

Graham created a series of photographs in Africa utilizing infrared technology to highlight patterns and textures. His artistic techniques communicate what he sees into something seemingly in-between a photograph and a drawing. In 2014 Booth Executive Director Seth Hopkins commissioned a photograph from Hobart and dared him to “go out and capture the American West in his unique illustrative style as he had in Africa.” This exhibition is Hobart’s response, featuring more than a decade of his work from journeys across two continents.




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