What's Happening This Weekend April 18 & 19

via Urban Explorers

via Urban Explorers

With Spring in full swing, the weekend roster of events is beginning to get tricky. Can you do multiple festivals in a day? We believe in you.

Georgia Renaissance Festival

It's opening weekend of the renaissance faire, so put on your Middle Ages best and rub elbows with some turkey legs. We've already talked about how family-friendly this place is - so enjoy the revelry with the kids and enjoy a trip back in time (without the pesky complications actual time travel would bring).

Atlanta Streets Alive

We're a little biased here, but this is an Atlanta event that is a ton of fun and supports a great concept. The mission for Atlanta Streets Alive is to create a healthy, sustainable, and vibrant city street experience. This open street festival will be taking place in the West End of Atlanta, so come ready to walk, ride, or skate your way through the neighborhood. There will be music, a "Funkadelic Cyclicious" bike parade, and other surprises along the route.

Sweetwater 420 Festival

Sponsored by Atlanta's own Sweetwater Brewery, this festival will be going down at Centennial Olympic Park (which is on the streetcar line, btw). Music, festival food fare, a comedy tent, and of course, cold Sweetwater brews are on tap for this event.


Have we made this difficult enough for you, yet? While we don't support full-blown caffeine addiction, we think due to the sheer amount of things you need to do this weekend, it might be in order.

Which event(s) are you checking out? Let us know on twitter or send us a shout on Facebook! Or use the hashtag #dropyourpin this weekend and let us know where you're hanging out. But we can't promise we won't crash your party.


Christine Adams is a copywriter, honorary Atlanta native, lover of ugly animals, introvert dynamo, and Frito pie enthusiast. Her work can be found on the internets without much trouble.