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The Axios spring guide to enjoying Atlanta

People walk dogs, bike, and jog on a wide paved path surrounded by a park and trees

Photo: Thomas Wheatley/Axios

Spring is one of the most glorious times to live in Atlanta. The temperature is just right, the sun shows off every evening and native plants add new life to your walk.

  • It makes all the pollen kind of worth it.

Here's a handy guide to some of the best ways to take advantage of all that Atlanta has to offer.

Thomas Wheatley
Mar 10, 2023 - News

Nonprofit banks land for planned Chattahoochee River park

A map of a proposed park along the banks of the Chattahocchee River in Cobb County with plans for kayak launch, playground and more

Rendering: Courtesy of RiverLands/Trust for Public Land

Cobb County land needed to make a 100-mile linear park along the Chattahoochee River is now in safe hands, the Trust for Public Land says.

What's happening: The environmental nonprofit this week bought a roughly 9-acre parcel at the corner of Mableton Parkway and Discovery Boulevard that will become the first regional trailhead of Chattahoochee RiverLands.

Dinosaur rentals make prehistoric parties come alive

A person wearing a very realistic T. Rex costume walks underneath a swing set on a partly cloudy but pretty day.

The brothers play games — kids dance, freeze in place and try not to giggle when Tulsa the T. Rex comes near — and tricks (including beer pong). Photo: Thomas Wheatley/Axios

Dinosaurs — very realistic looking ones — still walk among us. You can even then rent them for your next birthday, bar mitzvah or bachelorette party.

What's happening: Mike and Justin Brabson of Atlanta-based Prehistoric Nation are on a mission to bring history back to life by crawling inside complex dinosaur costumes and blowing people's minds.

Thomas Wheatley
Feb 23, 2023 - News

Tara Theatre to reopen, revive storied movie theater

Can't keep a good thing down. Photo: Thomas Wheatley/Axios

Roughly three months after Regal suddenly closed its doors, Atlanta's legendary Tara Theatre will reopen — and under local control for the first time in decades.

Why it matters: Atlanta is more than a film set and funding source for Hollywood productions. It's a place with a vibrant love of cinema new and old, and keeping that magic requires investment and vision.

12 biggest events in Atlanta this year

A group of people dressed as vikings and holding a sign saying "Make Wessex Great Again" pose for a photographer during a parade

Cosplayers dressed as vikings walk in the 2022 Dragon Con Parade. Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images

New year, new dates to lock into the calendar now. Here’s what to look forward to in Atlanta in 2023.

Black History Month events in Atlanta this weekend

Illustration of the state of Georgia lit by red, green and yellow lights.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Some things to do to observe Black History Month this weekend in the Atlanta area:

Outdoor Activity Center: The West Atlanta Watershed Alliance continues its Black History Month series at southwest Atlanta's hidden gem of a nature preserve with guided forest hikes focused on Harriet Tubman.

  • Of note: Tricia Hersey, the founder of The Nap Ministry, will speak at two events on Saturday.

Celebrate love with these Valentine's Day events

Illustration of a heart with an arrow through it. The tip of the arrow is the Axios A logo.

Illustration: Allie Carl/Axios

Set aside time with your significant other (or your BFF) and show them your love at these Valentine's Day Events.

Emma Hurt
Feb 3, 2023 - Things to Do

Get married by the Atlanta Mayor on Valentine's Day

Marry We event poster

Photo Courtesy of Marry We

A few dozen couples are getting married on Valentine’s Day in Piedmont Park…together.

  • And Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens is officiating.

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