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3 cheap Atlanta date ideas under $25

A lush green cemetery at night
Photo courtesy of Historic Oakland Cemetery

Dating can be expensive, but it doesn't HAVE to be.

  • Whether you’re on a first date or 500th, here are some Atlanta ideas that'll cost you less than $25.

3 weekday food and drink specials in Atlanta

Agua de Valencia at Eclipse di Luna in Atlanta
Photo: Courtesy of Eclipse di Luna

Going out is fun, but who doesn't like a deal? Here are a few food and drink specials in Atlanta you can take advantage of during the week.

3 must-try rooftop bars in Atlanta

A rooftop terrace at night in front of Atlanta skyline
Skyline sights from Drawbar. Photo: Mark O'Tyson Photography, courtesy of the Bellyard Hotel

Did someone say rooftop? Enjoy a drink with a view at these spots while the weather is still lovely.

Why it matters: Lofty bars and restaurants are multiplying as new developments crop up across the city.

Emma Hurt
May 10, 2022 - Things to Do

How to find friends in a transient city like Atlanta

Illustration of two mugs, one with the word "best" and the other with the word "friends" on their sides
Illustration: Annelise Capossela/Axios

Our eagle-eyed editor Kayla spotted this Reddit thread about how to make adult friends in Georgia. And it's got some gems.

Breaking news: Making adult friends can be hard.

6 beach and lakefront Airbnbs near Atlanta for summer vacation

Living area at rental home on Tybee Island, Georgia
Photo courtesy of Airbnb

Plan your summer vacation with six scenic Airbnb rentals in metro Atlanta or along the Georgia coast.

7 biggest events in Atlanta in 2022

shaky knees atlanta 2019
2019 Shaky Knees Music Festival. Photo: Scott Legato/Getty Images

Festival season is in full swing, and we are booked and busy in 2022, folks.

Here are the top seven events happening in Atlanta starting this spring.

Georgia Renaissance Festival in Fairburn

What: The Georgia Renaissance festival offers attendees everything from jousting tournaments to glass-blowing demonstrations to sword-swallowing shows.

  • Wearing period costumes is encouraged.

Details: The festival runs until May 30.

Cost: Grab your tickets here. Kids under 5 get in for free.

Jousting at Georgia Renaissance Festival
Photo courtesy of Georgia Renaissance Festival
Shaky Knees Music Festival at Central Park

What: Shaky Knees is a three-day and 60-band, event headlined by Green Day, Nine Inch Nails and My Morning Jacket.

Details: The event is from Friday, April 29, to Sunday, May 1, at Central Park.

Cost: Single and three-day tickets available here.

Crowd listening to music at Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta
Photo courtesy of Anna Iwanciw / @possum_blossum
Atlanta Jazz Festival at Piedmont Park

What: Celebrate jazz during Memorial Day weekend with nationally acclaimed artists and local vendors.

Details: The event is from Saturday, May 28, to Monday, May 30, at Piedmont Park.

Cost: Free to attend.

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival at Central Park

What: Caribbean culture is at the core of this street parade with live music, food vendors, dancing, children's activities and more.

Details: The event runs 10am-11pm Saturday, May 28, at Central Park.

Cost: $25 for general admission, $125 for VIP. Tickets available here.

Music Midtown at Piedmont Park

What: Atlanta’s premier music festival offers a diverse lineup of over 30 artists across several genres.

  • Take a ride on the Ferris wheel overlooking the festival and the Midtown skyline.

Details: This year's festival will be Sept. 17 and 18 at Piedmont Park.

Cost: Ticket information will be available on the festival's website.

Atlanta Pride Festival

What: Known as the largest gathering of LGBTQ+ people and allies in the Southeast, Atlanta Pride is a two-day celebration featuring a parade, music, merchandise, art and food.

  • Atlanta Black Pride is normally held during Labor Day Weekend.

Details: Atlanta Pride will be October 7 to 9 at Piedmont Park.

Cost: Most events are free.

atlanta pride parade
Photo courtesy of Official Atlanta Pride
Atlanta Christkindl Market

What: Celebrate the holidays at this traditional German market where guests can find holiday gifts and enjoy authentic German food and beverages in a festive atmosphere.

Details: Event dates and location will be confirmed here.

Cost: Admission is free.

Oakland Cemetery's Illumine lights up the night

A piece of visual art hangs from an illuminated tree at night with a statue in the background
Photo courtesy of Historic Oakland Cemetery

On Thursday, the city’s oldest public park kicks off Illumine, an immersive afterdark celebration marrying visual arts, light and history.

Driving the news: After a two-year break for the pandemic, local artists will light up Oakland Cemetery’s headstones, mausoleums, native landscaping and buildings to showcase the grounds’ extensive restoration.

How to behave on the Atlanta Beltline

People ride bikes, jog, and walk on the Atlanta beltline Eastside trail
Let's please stay in our lane. Photo: Thomas Wheatley/Axios

It’s springtime in Atlanta, which means it’s a crowded time on the Beltline, and the craziness we try to leave on the city streets is rearing its head on the popular paved path. The time has come for a refresher course on etiquette.

Why it matters: Atlantas roads can be dangerous for pedestrians and bicyclists. The Beltline should be a safe and enjoyable way to travel around the city.

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