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.

Sept. 17-19

Imagine Music Festival-Cancelled

Imagine Music Festival is an electronic dance music and art festival held annually in Atlanta. The festival features multiple stages hosting the world’s top electronic musicians, DJ’s and bands along with cirque-style acts & performances.

RomaDrama Live

Featuring some of the most-loved stars from popular shows and made-for-tv movies on The Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, Netflix, and more, along with best-selling authors and screenwriters, RomaDrama Live! will host three days of exclusive VIP experiences, panel discussions, Q&A’s, meet & greets, autograph sessions, photo ops, and more.

Sept. 18

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

Prepare yourself for a true, authentic Southern experience and indulge in the three things a Southerner knows best: Beer, Bourbon and BBQ. Enjoy and participate in a fun-filled day of beer and bourbon tasting, sampling and sipping. Admission to the festival includes a sampling glass to enjoy your preferred beverages as you please. The VIP Whole Hog Session runs from noon - 6 p.m.

Oktoberfest at Halcyon

The day begins with a Concours d’Elegance Classic Mercedes Car Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Then, sit picnic style and indulge on pretzels, brats and more traditional German dishes while listening to a live polka band. Guests are also encouraged to participate in relays, games, giveaways, a costume contest and more.

Screen on the Green and Entrepreneur Expo

Stonecrest Parks and Recreation hosts the day of family fun at Fairington Park from 4:00 – 9:00. Watch “Toy Story 4″ while shopping local artisans, enjoying activities for the kids, a DJ, live band and more. The event is free but organizers are asking people to register to attend.

Sept. 18-19

Music Midtown

Music Midtown features a diverse lineup of over 30 artists across 4 stages. Be it rock and roll, hip hop, pop, electronic, or anything in between, Music Midtown has been Atlanta’s premier festival for music lovers of all kinds since 1994. Maroon 5, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, Marshmello and 21 Savage headline this year’s event.

Buckhead Fine Arts Festival

The two-day fine arts festival will feature approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworkers, glass artists, jewelers and more. Festival goers can also soak up the sun and cityscape, while enjoying artist demonstrations and live acoustic music.

Sept. 22

Elements of Style: Find your element

This date is the autumn equinox, in which the sun is exactly above the equator and day and night are of equal length, an occurrence that only happens twice in a year. Event includes signature cocktails available for purchase for each of the four elements, visually stunning photo backdrops, a DJ, exclusive makers from Atlantic Station’s Maker’s Market, Aura Weaver and so much more!

Sept. 23-26

Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party

Embark on a quest with Mickey Mouse and pals as they follow Captain Hook’s treasure map for clues to find Tinker Bell after he attempts to capture her magic.

Sept. 24-26

The Big Bounce America

The largest touring inflatable event in the world, featuring the World’s Largest Bounce House, will take place at Kiwanis Stadium-Hartupee Field and has amped up the thrills. The Big Bounce America introduces two brand-new attractions: an incredible 900+ foot long obstacle course called The Giant and a customized sports arena called Sport Slam. Both attractions will bring the family-friendly entertainment to all new heights!

Sept. 25

Core & Restore Yoga Fundraiser

Colony Square will host this year’s Core & Restore fundraising event in partnership with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. From 9 to 11 a.m., the community is invited to combine fitness and fundraising with a yoga practice led by onlYoga, a sound bath experience from Sound Embrace and other mindful activations throughout the morning. Tickets are on sale now for $75 each and all proceeds benefit Children’s

Viva Tequila Festival

Sip and savor over 25 hand-crafted Mexican tequilas at the one-of-a-kind Viva Tequila Festival hosted by The Battery Atlanta. In addition to the tequila varieties, chefs from across Atlanta will be featuring deliciously curated small dishes that pair perfectly with a range of Blanco, Reposado and Añjeo tequilas. Guests will also be treated to live, world-class entertainment.

Sept. 25-26

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza

Featuring more than 150 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more, the festival will transform the beautiful tree-lined streets of Sandy Springs into an expansive outdoor art gallery. Festival goers will have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, participate in hands-on art activities, and enjoy live acoustic performances.

Sept. 30

Party in the Kitchen

Chef Chairs Kevin Rathbun and Gerry Klaskala, along with Co-Chairs Helen S. Carlos and Carmen Titelman are eager to welcome guests to the culinary affair featuring 20 of Atlanta’s top chefs. The night is sure to be a recipe for success as guests attend in casually elegant white attire to enjoy music, exquisite bites, master mixology and can’t-miss live and silent auctions. Refined culinary creations will be crafted by famous local chefs such as Kevin Rathbun, Chris Hall, Peter Kaiser and more! In addition to delectable food and cocktails, attendees can bid on exclusive travel, entertainment packages and fine-dining opportunities. The event benefits Open Hand Atlanta.

Oct 2

Eventide Brewing’s Oktoberfest

Enjoy seven varieties of German beer on tap, including its flagship Kolsch-style ale, Citrus Grove Hefeweizen and Dämmerung Pilsner. Additionally, Eventide’s special Oktoberfest Festbier, a malty traditional German Marzen, is back again on draft and available in to-go six packs. The day’s festivities will include a beer stein holding competition, where the champion will win a $100 gift certificate, as well as a best lederhosen contest. Additionally, attendees can buy raffle tickets for a chance to win free beer for a year!

Oct. 2-3

Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival

The two-day festival will once again be held in Atlanta’s picturesque Historic Fourth Ward Park that is conveniently located along the bustling Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Festival goers are invited to explore painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, woodwork and handcrafted items. The festival also features live music in the amphitheater, local food vendors, drinks, a children’s area, art demonstrations, games, and much more.

Oct. 7

Red Bull Dance Your Style

Red Bull Dance Your Style will bring together the region’s best dancers to battle 1:1 against a spontaneous soundtrack. The audience will play judge, ultimately deciding which dancer will advance from each qualifier to the Red Bull Dance Your Style National Finals USA. With no panel of judges, no planned choreography, and no pre-chosen music, it’s all about embracing the moment, wowing the crowd, and moving to the beat.

Now through Nov.28

High Museum of Art

An outside, immersive maze of accessible, sensory environments by Bryony Roberts Studio. The gently curving steel structure of Outside the Lines supports thousands of hanging strands, that form both small enclosures for quiet relaxation and open spaces for social interaction.

On-going

WILD After Dark AT ILLUMINARIUM

WILD After Dark, an adults only safari experience. After Dark includes a full bar with a selection of African-inspired cocktails, South African wine, and a WILD Safari Lager brewed by New Realm Brewing. WILD After Dark is open from 9PM-Midnight Thursday-Saturday. A glass of wine with these exotic animals? Say no more!