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For many, summer time is the most wonderful time of the year. The weather is warmer, the days are longer, the sun is brighter and there is plenty of fun to be had! And if you’re looking for things to do in Atlanta this summer, look no further! From wet and wild to exotic and entertaining, here are just some of the most popular Atlanta events and attractions that you’ll love this summer:
October 25-27, 2013 in Midtown at Tech Square. More than 90 of Atlanta’s restaurants offer samples of their best during this weekend-long event. Voted "2013 Best of Atlanta Food Festival and Event" by Creative Loafing.
Join runners and spectators at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday, August 4th in all white, and get prepared to add some color to your life. This isn’t your average 5k! Throughout the course you’ll encounter “Graffiti Zones” where the diabolical team of volunteers, staff, sponsors and leprechauns will douse you with color. To register please visit TheGraffitiRun.com!
Splash Fountain at Zoo Atlanta
Opening July 4, get ready to make a star-spangled splash with the debut of the city’s newest water play experience at the beloved Zoo Atlanta. The experience will feature a total of 18 water jets on interactive pads on a 2,500 square-foot section of the Zoo’s KIDZone rides and attractions area. Free with general admission!
2013 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival
The Fox Theatre kicks off the 2013 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival in June with six Oscar-winning films – the adventure classic Raiders of the Lost Ark, the 10th Anniversary of Finding Nemo, two of this year’s “Best Picture” nominees Les Misérables and Django Unchained, the Director’s Cut of Lawrence of Arabia and the romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany’s. For the 2013 schedule, please visit www.foxatltix.com.
10th Annual German Bierfest
Join as Atlanta celebrates the 10th Annual German Bierfest in Woodruff Park on August 24th, 2013. In addition to the largest selection of German beers, you can expect delicious and traditional foods such as bratwurst, käsepätzle, pretzeln, sauerkraut, schnitzel, and more. Grab your tickets before they’re sold out!
Atlanta Jazz Festivals
Usually held over Memorial Day weekend (in May) each year, the Atlanta Jazz Festival is one of the largest free jazz events in the US.
These are but a few of many exciting upcoming events in Atlanta this summer. Sites like festivalspecials.com and expedia are covering all available hotels during The Atlanta Jazz Fetival. To find more exciting events and attractions in Atlanta, please visit StayInAtlanta.com for a full list of things to do in Atlanta including dining, attractions, shopping, nightlife hot spots and more!