Come on out for the Movies on the Town series at Town Brookhaven Thursdays, July 11 through August 22. Movies begin at dusk. This year offers an exciting blend of animated and non-animated movies perfect for families, date nights, girls' nights, groups of friends and more. Arrive early, grab dinner from one of the area restaurants and eat on the green space. Thursday evening specials are also being offered by several retailers.Â Areas have been designated for blankets and chairs. No pets, outside food/drinks or coolers. The July Schedule: The Lego Movie 2 (June 11); The Greatest Showman (July 18); and The Little Mermaid (July 25). Visit TownBrookhaven.net/events for full summer schedule or click on the Movies on the Town tab on their Facebook page facebook.com/TownBrookhaven
The Fox Theatre kicks off its 2019 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival with a Sing-Along screening of The Little Mermaid on Sunday, July 14 celebrating the film's 30th Anniversary. After opening night, the festival will include early and evening shows including Saturday Morning Cartoons, To Kill a Mockingbird, Mary Poppins sing-along, The Princess Bride and the 80th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Visit FoxTheatre.org for tickets.
Duluth Town Green
Flicks on the Bricks
Enjoy a FREE movie while sitting under the stars on Duluth Town Green. The movie starts at 8pm. Enjoy FREE inflatables, food trucks, entertainment and more before the movie. See family friendly favorites Aquaman on Friday July 5th and The Incredibles on Friday August 2. Flick's on the Bricks is presented by Kaiser Permanente. Visit DuluthGA.net for more information.
Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre
Free Summer Movie Series
The 2019 Kaiser Permanente Free Summer Movie Series continues with two movies in July. See A Wrinkle in Time Wednesday, July 10 and How to Train Your Dragon 3 on Wednesday, July 24. Movies start at dusk, shown rain or shine, free and open to the public. Visit Facebook.com/MHBAmp for more info.
The Green at City Springs
Movies by Moonlight
Movies by Moonlight, Leadership Sandy Springs FREE, fun, family-friendly outdoor movie series returns to the big screen on The Green at City Springs on August 9 with How to Train Your Dragon 2 and is followed by Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse (Aug 23) and Captain Marvel (Sept 6). Now in its 15th season, Movies by Moonlight combines the nostalgia of a drive-in movie with the fun of a block party rolled into one! Visit LeadershipSandySprings.org.
FESTIVALS & EVENTS
ABBA The Concert
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
Audiences around the world and press all say that ABBA The Concert is the closest to ABBA you'll ever get. The riveting show brings one of the greatest pop phenomena back to life. ABBA The Concert continues to be the top ABBA tribute group in the world, dazzling all who see with their fantastic performances. See performed live the most iconic hits from ABBA, including "Mamma Mia," "S.O.S," "Money, Money, Money," "The Winner Takes All," "Waterloo," "Gimme, Gimme, Gimme," and "Dancing Queen." Come dance, come sing, having the time of your life at the ultimate tribute celebration! Tickets at CobbEnergyCentre.com.
Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival
Legacy Park in Decatur Square
A summer tradition returns as the 19th annual Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival takes place Saturday, August 10th at our new home (500 S. Columbia Drive - Legacy Park) in Decatur, GA. Six bands will perform on our main stage throughout the day including Randall Bramblett, Honeywood, Campbell Station, Roxie Watson, Grizzly Goat, and blues icon Sandra Hall. Great BBQ from local staples Sweet Auburn, Williamson Bros., Grand Champion and Jim N Nicks will highlight a fantastic day of music, cold beer, and great food. Bring a blanket and spread out on the grass! The event is family friendly with kids 12 and under receiving free admission. Gates open at 1pm with the festival ending at 9pm. Tickets available at freshtix.com. For all event information visit Decaturbbqfestival.com or call at 678 778 2000.
Taste of Helen
At Festhalle in Helen, GA
Take a short drive up to Helen, GA, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Chattahoochee River, for Taste of Helen. Enjoy culinary tastes from top area restaurants, live music and libations! Event takes place Wednesday, August 14 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Go to helenchamber.com or call (770) 878-1908 for ticket information.
PGA Tour Championship
August 19 - 25
East Lake Golf Club
For the 17th consecutive time, The Tour Championship comes to East Lake Golf Club showcasing the top 30 players in the FedExCup standings. Atlanta hosts the Tours season finale, where both the winner of the Tour Championship and the season-long FedExCup will be crowned. This season schedule was moved up to conclude in August to accommodate the lull in the sports calendar. VisitTourChampionship.com
The 16th Annual Atlanta German Bierfest offers an incredible day filled with authentic German beers, music, and food on Saturday, August 24th in Woodruff Park in Downtown Atlanta. Festival fans will receive a commemorative sample glass to use to enjoy unlimited samples of more than 35 authentic German Beers. Atlanta area German restaurants and food vendors will serve up authentic cuisine such as bratwurst, doners, pretzels, sauerkraut, schnitzel, and more! The German Bierfest also features live music, sports activities and games! Gates open at 2 p.m. and the event ends at 7 p.m. Visit GermanBierfest.com
Saturday, August 3
COBB COUNTY INT'L FESTIVAL
Jim R. Miller Park
The 2019 Cobb County International Festival will feature a wide variety of local and international music and art, eclectic dancing, delicious culinary options, imaginative crafts, beautiful jewelry, kids' corner and many other vendors. It will also give local businesses the chance to foster economic growth. Countries around the world will be represented at this family-friendly event. The 30,000-square-foot facility allows for 3,600 people inside and room for 2,500 more people on the plaza, midway and kids' corner. Visit cobbcounty.org.
Southern Wing Showdown
The Fairmont, Midtown
Come on out for a finger lickin' good throw down with some of the best chefs in the Southeast at Springer Mountain Farms' Southern Wing Showdown. This amazing event will be held at The Fairmont on Sunday, August 25. Advance ticket purchase highly recommended as they will sell out. For one day only, this event will provide wings, beer, Southern spirits and local music. The event benefits Angel Flight and Second Helpings Atlanta.
August 29 - Sept. 2
Dragon Con returns for to Downtown Atlanta for five days over Labor Day weekend. The convention is held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Hilton Atlanta, Sheraton Atlanta and Westin Peachtree Plaza. Dragon Con is the largest multimedia, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music and film in the world. Dragon Con boasts close to 40 fan-based tracks, a film festival, parade, art show, comics, pop art exhibits and displays, nightly concerts and parties. Special guests attending this year include: Freema Agyeman, Robert Englund, Zachari Levy, Mark Sheppard and David Tennant. Memberships for purchase at DragonCon.org.