Thursday, May 26, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta

It's memorial day weekend and time for a break. After living in Atlanta for 11 years, this is my first memorial day weekend here in my city. In prior years, my favorite holiday weekend spots were Miami (of course), Los Angeles or visiting my family in Louisiana. This year, I'm going to try something a little different and spend time with my friends here in HotLanta.

There's actually alot going on in Atlanta this weekend, from the Jazz festival at Piedmont park to the all white party at Lucky Lounge. I'm definitely looking forward to enjoying my weekend here in my city.

Here's what's on the agenda:


Atlanta Jazz Festival

Piedmont Park will be hosting The Atlanta Jazz Festival this weekend, with music from violinist Regina Carter, the Warren Wolf Quintet, the Gerald Clayton Trio and Ninety Miles, featuring Stefon Harris, David Sanchez and Christian Scott. This free festival will have musicians on two stages, with headliners on the main stage and bossa nova, Latin, and other global jazz on the International Stage. Music start promptly at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, and continues with a ticketed performance Monday, May 30, at Center Stage Theatre by New Orleans star Trombone.

Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain’s laser show has been updated with digital projection and 3-D effects and the new show debuts Saturday, May 28. This weekend the show is accompanied by a special fireworks display offering a tribute to the Armed Forces and there are discounted admissions for military personnel. Vehicle entry: $10 for a one-day permit or $35 for annual permit.

Georgia Renaissance Festival

April 16 - June 5, 2011 - 6655 Virlyn B Smith Rd - near the Atlanta Airport

Enter through the `castle gates'... and spend the entire day in merry old England. Shop the 15-acre Artists Marketplace featuring thousands of Handcrafted Wares. You'll be thrilled and amazed as jugglers, minstrels, acrobats, and jousting knights fill 12 Stages with fun entertainment.

With Atlanta's mild Spring Days... it's the perfect time to spend an entire weekend filled with merrymaking, feasting and shopping. Georgia Renaissance Festival hours are: 10:30 AM - 6 PM Saturdays & Sundays, including Memorial Day.

Coveniently located to all of Atlanta... the Georgia Renaissance Festival is only 8 miles to the south of Hartsfield Airport on I-85 ... take Exit-61.

Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week
May 28 - June 5, 2011 - Several Restaurants throughout Downtown Atlanta

Now in its fourth year, Restaurant Week showcases many of downtown Atlanta's finest restaurants ... with each offering special dining promotions of Three-Course Dinners for $25.00 per person ( not including tip & tax ). Atlanta Restaurant Week models similar events held in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington DC.

In addition to enjoying scrumptious cuisine.. Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week also offers you the chance to enjoy Art, live Music, and a wide assortment of other Festive Activities.

Source and AccessAtlanta


Friday at Echelon; Miguel Performing Live. Text e3k to 90210 for Free Admission

Saturday 5/26 -The All White Party at Luckie Lounge. Free B4 12AM. Must wear all White. Text 90210 for VIP

Saturday 5/26 - Plush Blue at Eros Tapas Lounge 2160 Monroe Drive.

Sunday - Bacardi Block party at Loca Luna at 550C Amsterdam Avenue Atlanta, GA 30306. Tickets are $10.

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