Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival 2017

Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival 2017

Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival 2017 It’s time for the 4th Annual UNCORKED Atlanta Wine Festival!  Enjoy unlimited wine and crafts beer tastings, live music, food and more.  The big event takes place near Ponce City Market at the City Winery on Saturday, April 29th.  All the details… Your Wine Festival ticket includes: Souvenir Tasting Glass Unlimited Wine and Craft Beer Tastings Music and Activities Food is also available for purchase on the day of the event Pricing Information: Early Bird Tickets: $40 Regular Tickets: $47.50 Late Tickets: $55 Buy tickets here >>> Location & Time: Saturday, Apr 29 from 12pm – 4pm City Winery :: 650 North Ave :: Atlanta, GA 30308 (Old Fourth Ward) Questions? Call 404-WINERY1   Hope to see you there! . More Atlanta events this Spring… Inman Park Festival Shakey Knees Festival Sweetwater 420...
Atlanta Festivals & Events | OCTOBER 2016

Atlanta Festivals & Events | OCTOBER 2016

Get the full line up… Atlanta Festivals this October Looking for something fun to do?  Now that the weather is cooling off, it seems like there is a festival on every corner around Atlanta!  From whiskey tasting to haunted cemetery tours and the 1st Annual Mac & Cheese Fest, there is definitely something for everyone this month. The Nest Atlanta team wants to make sure you don’t miss one minute of fun this month, so we created a list of the best Atlanta festivals and events in October 2016…. October 2016 – Atlanta Festivals & Events  For more information about each festival, just click on the corresponding link and it will take you to the official event page! WHEN WHAT WHERE All Month Stn Mountain Pumpkin Festival Stone Mountain Park All Month Fright Fest Six Flags Over Georgia October 1 Madison Avenue Soap Box Derby Oakhurst October 1 – 2 Candler Park Fall Festival Candler Park October 1 – 2 Sweet Auburn Fest Old 4th Ward October 3 – 9 Restaurant Week Inman Park October 8 Atlanta Mac & Cheese Fest (1st Annual!) Edgewood October 8 Brookhaven Chili Cook-off Brookhaven Park October 8 Great Atlanta Beer Fest @ Turner Field Downtown Atlanta October 8 – 9 Atlanta PRIDE Festival & Parade Midtown / Piedmont Park October 14 Clips Beer & Film Tour Old Fourth Ward October 15 Brookhaven Arts Festival Brookhaven October 15 Great Decatur Beer Festival Decatur Square October 15 Run Like Hell 5K + 1K Fun Run Oakland Cemetary / Grant Park October 15 Little 5 Points Halloween Festival & Parade L5P / Inman Park October 15 – 16 Fall...
Grant Park Summer Shade Festival 2016 | Atlanta GA

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival 2016 | Atlanta GA

The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival is less than a month away! The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival is just around the corner!  Atlanta residents flock to this popular festival that’s nestled in one of Atlanta’s largest parks and most beloved historic districts. This year you will find 100+ local artisans, live music, food trucks, lots of activities for the kids, a 5K run and more. Here’s the full line up on the 2016 Grant Park Summer Shade Fest, including a few tips for first-timers: The festival kicks off on August 27 with the 5K Run for the Park. This is great for runners, walkers and even stroller-walkers. Fido will have to stay at home this year, as no pets are allowed at the fest. After the race, head over to the artist’s market where you will find more than 100 booths and everything ranging from jewelry to handmade soap to abstract art. The market is usually a pretty relaxed atmosphere and doesn’t feel too crowded (like some of the other festivals), so it’s a great place to shop for some unique items. There will also be live music all day and at the time of this post, they haven’t announced who will be playing at the Summer Shade Fest, but it is always an impressive line up. After you’ve visited the market and the kids zone, grab some food from one of the Food Trucks and plop your blanket down and enjoy the last weekend of the Summer. If you aren’t the picnic type, you can buy tickets to the VIP Lounge where you can take break from the festival...
33 Things to Do with Your Kids this Summer in Atlanta GA

33 Things to Do with Your Kids this Summer in Atlanta GA

33 Things to Do with Your Kids this Summer … in and around Atlanta GA Now that the kids have been out of school for a few weeks, you’re probably finding them propped in front of their video game or bouncing off the walls because they are so bored.  As a parent, you want each Summer to be a relaxing time, but also memorable!  In order to create those memorable moments and keep them from going stir crazy, here are 33 things to do with your kids n this Summer… 33 Fun & Inexpensive Things to Do this Summer in Atlanta 1 :: Decorate bicycles and have a 4th of July Parade! 2 :: Create a fort out of cardboard boxes 3 :: Mini Bowling – All you need is a dozen pencil erasers and a marble and you have a mini bowling alley (highly addictive). Learn how to create. 4 :: Camp out in the backyard – make s’mores on the grill (no need for a campfire!) and tell ghost stories 5 :: Play dress up with mom and dad’s clothes – or go to a thrift shop and find some fun clothes 6 :: Lemonade Stand – help them build a stand and make the lemonade and then give all or part of the proceeds to a good cause (this could be a week long event!) 7 :: Make paper boats and have a boat race in the kiddie pool 8 :: Write and illustrate a book. You can have it bound together at Kinkos. Kids can also create an book online at MyStoryBook.com 9 :: Make popcicles with ice cube trays, paper cups and molds...
Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival

Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival

It’s time for the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival! April 2 and 3, 2016 :: Blackburn Park in Brookhaven, GA 30319 The annual Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival in Brookhaven’s Blackburn Park is almost here! During this 2-day celebration, you will enjoy 140 blossoming cherry trees across 52 acres at the weekend-long festival. At this year’s Cherry Blossom Fest, there will be a 5K Run / 1K Walk, pet parade, live music, art & crafts market, Pet World, children’s village and of course, all of your Brookhaven friends and neighbors! The Cherry Blossom Festival is free for adults and children. Dogs will be allowed, they just have to be on a non-retractable leash. Brookhaven Festival Details: The festival will be at Blackburn Park, located at 3501 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30319. On Saturday, April 2nd, the Cherry Blossom Festival will run from 10 am to 9 pm. Registration for the 5K Run / 1K Walk starts at 6:30 am on Saturday and the run begins at 7:30 am. On Sunday, the festival hours are from 11 am to 6 pm. One of the highlights of the Brookhave Cherry Blossom Festival is the Pet Parade! It starts at 2 pm and ends at 4 pm on Sunday, April 3, 2016. Parking: State Farm – 4151 Ashford Dunwoody Road Montgomery Elementary School – 3995 Ashford Dunwoody Rd Marist School – 3790 Ashford Dunwoody Road Blackburn Park – 3494 Ashford Dunwoody Rd Brookhaven MARTA – 4047 Peachtree Road (limited parking available) Oglethorpe Station MARTA – there will be shuttles to and from the park Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival is hosted by the City of Brookhaven’s...
St Patrick’s Day Events in Atlanta

St Patrick’s Day Events in Atlanta

St. Patrick’s Day Events in Atlanta 2016 Atlantans love St. Patrick’s Day and the long list of popular events proves it!   Whether you plan to gulp green beer all day or run a 5K, we have you covered.  Because the holiday falls on a Thursday this year, many of the big events start the weekend before on March 12th.  See the most popular St. Patrick’s Day events, parades and festivals below… Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade  It’s the 134th annual parade in the heart of Midtown on March 12, 2016.  This family friendly event features  Bagpipe & Drum Corps, local high school bands and drill teams, floats, leprechauns, you name it!  The emphasis of the St. Patty’s Day parade is on children and families.  The parade kicks off at 12 noon (rain or shine) and we highly recommend getting there early, especially if you want to watch the 5K fun run. Visit the official parade website for more information, including 5K registration, parking, MARTA and the best viewing spots! Fado Irish Pub in Buckhead Atlanta’s largest St. Patrick’s Day festival in the heart of Buckhead.  It’s an all-day “Patty Hard” event with several bars participating, live music, beer gardens,  food and more.  There are several different tiers of tickets, ranging in price from $20 to $40.  Get the full scoop on this popular St. Patty’s fest on March 12th. Kegs-n-Eggs in Virginia Highland Kick off St. Patrick’s Day at 10:00 am on March 12 with what might be considered a “brunch pub crawl”.  Five participating restaurants will be serving eggs and mimosas, deviled eggs and green beer, green waffles...
Oakhurst Wine Crawl | March 2016

Oakhurst Wine Crawl | March 2016

The 2016 Oakhurst Wine Crawl is only a few weeks away! It seems like just a few years ago when I attended the first Oakhurst wine crawl, but it was FIFTEEN years ago!  I remember inviting friends to the first crawl and they just responded with “Oakwhat????”  When I moved to Oakhurst in 2001, not many people knew about the neighborhood and wow, has it changed!  I wish I could share photos of the first event, but I don’t even know if I had a cell phone yet.  (ha!) So back to this year’s festivities… On March 5 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, local Oakhurst businesses will open their doors and feature wine from around the globe.  It’s a great way to meet all the local business owners from the Oakhurst eye doctor to the pizza maker!  The event is sponsored by the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association and benefits many Oakhurst neighborhood projects including the Decatur Preservation Alliance, Oakhurst Garden, Oakhurst Jazz Nights and many other fabulous events in Oakhurst and the City of Decatur! Several businesses along College Avenue are also participating, so you can just hop on the Fur Bus and they will take you back and forth between the Oakhurst Village and College Ave.   The Fur Bus runs every 15 minutes with the last pick up at 6:30pm. How to buy Oakhurst Wine Crawl Tickets Tickets are $30 in advance if purchased online and if there are any left over you can buy them the day of the wine crawl.  This Oakhurst event almost always sells out so we highly recommend that you purchase them online. *** Please remember that each ticket...
Uncorked and Untapped | Wine & Beer Tasting Fest in Atlanta

Uncorked and Untapped | Wine & Beer Tasting Fest in Atlanta

Uncorked and Untapped Atlanta is back for it’s 3rd year! The Atlanta Spring festival season has officially begun and we hope you can join us for the 2016 Uncorked & Untapped event in Atlanta on Friday, March 11th! For three glorious hours, you will enjoy unlimited wine and craft beer, as well as live music, a DJ and the oh-so-cool Freight Room atmosphere at the Georgia Freight Depot.  This is one event you won’t want to miss! Uncorked Atlanta Event Details Date:  March 11, 2016 Time:  7 to 11 pm Address:  65 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Atlanta General Admission Tickets $40 if you purchase by 2/25/2016, after that $50 Uncorked and Untapped Souvenir Tasting Glass Unlimited Wine and Craft Beer Tastings Food Available for Purchase VIP Tickets $70 if you purchase by 2/25/2016, after that $80 Uncorked and Untapped Souvenir Glass Unlimited Tastings Exclusive VIP Areas Additional wines not available in general admission Light appetizers The 2016 Uncorked & Untapped event is brought to you by the Atlanta Sport & Social Club.  Learn more and buy tickets.   Hope to see you on March 11, 2016!  For more information about other Atlanta festivals and events this Spring, please visit our Things to Do Around Atlanta page.  We’ll soon be posting the top 20 Atlanta festivals you should attend this year, including art festivals, chili cook-offs, beer festivals, music festivals and much, much more.  Also, if you have an Atlanta event that you would like us to share on our Nest Atlanta website, please call Kerry Lucasse at 404-432-1844....
Brookhaven BOLT 2016

Brookhaven BOLT 2016

Are you ready for the 2016 Brookhaven Bolt? Brookhaven’s very popular 5K takes you through the beautiful Ashford Park neighborhood in the new city of Brookhaven and become one of the largest 5K in the area! This family-friendly event is on May 21, 2016 and begins and ends at the Village Place Brookhaven. The 5K course is a challenging yet fair test for everyone — even those that have a stroller and/or pup in tow! On May 21, runners will begin at 8 AM and those who prefer to walk or have strollers or a pet will start a few minutes later. After the Brookhaven Bolt, be sure sure to stick around for the post-race festivities! There will be raffles, race results, awards and also jump castles, popcorn and games for the kids. Good news for all of you dedicated and/or hard-core runners!  The Brookhaven 5k race is now officially certified by the USATF and is elligible in the event a National Open Record is set and is also a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier. The Bolt is also recognized by the Road Runners Club of America. 2016  Brookhaven Bolt Basics Day/time: May 21 at 8:00 am (Rain or shine!) Location: Village Place Brookhaven — 1410 Dresden Drive in Brookhaven Registration is $25 per 5K participant Race Packet Pick-up: Pick up your race number, t-shirt and race packet at the Brookhaven Big Peach Running Co at Town Brookhaven on Friday May 20th from 3:30 – 8 P.M. Post-Brookhaven Bolt, prizes and medals will be awarded. All runners will receive a gender-specific, fitted t-shirt. And the best part about this popular Atlanta...