Marietta Square Art Walk: 16 things to do this weekend near Atlanta


Spring has sprung all around the Atlanta area, and this weekend's events will have you surrounded by festivals, flowers and friends. 

Here's what's happening:

Cobb

Marietta Square Art Walk. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 7. Free. Historic Marietta Square. Depot St., Marietta. www.artwalkmarietta.com.

Celebrate and support local artists this Friday at the Marietta Square Art Walk. It all takes place at the Historic Marietta Square, and will feature local art, live music, a self-guided walking tour, performances and more.

Acworth Art Fest 2017. 10 am. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 8 and 9. Free. Historic Downtown Acworth. 4415 Senator Russell Blvd., Acworth. www.acworth.splashfestivals.com.

The Acworth Art Fest returns throughout the weekend with works from over 100 artisans from all around the country. Along with pottery, paintings, folk art, metalwork, glasswork and jewelry, you'll also get a chance to take your kiddos to the Kidz Zone and peruse the shops along Acworth's Historic Downtown.

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Greater Atlanta Coin Show. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 9. Free. Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel and Conference Center. 500 Powder Springs St., Marietta. 770-772-4359. www.mariettacalendar.com.

Calling all coin collectors - the Greater Atlanta Coin Show will take place this Sunday with rare coins, bullion, collectibles, gemstones and more. Along with adding to your collection, you can also talk to experts and get free verbal appraisals.

Bunny Breakfast in Kennesaw. 8 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Saturday, April 8. $6 per person in advance. Ben Robertson Community Center. 2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw. 770-422-9714. www.kennesaw-ga.gov.

Give your little ones an Easter event that they'll always remember by taking them to the Bunny Breakfast in Kennesaw this Saturday. Along with a visit from the Easter Bunny, your family will enjoy a buffet-style breakfast that includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit and sausage.

DeKalb

46th Annual Writers' Festival. 2 p.m. Friday, April 7. Free. Agnes Scott College. 141 East College Ave., Decatur. 404-471-6000. www.agnesscott.edu.

Whether you're an aspiring writer, or simply want to support local talent, don't miss the 46th Annual Writers' Festival at Agness Scott College. This event will feature respected writers that will read selections from their works as well as discuss and teach invaluable writing techniques to students and the public.

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221BCon. 5 p.m. to noon, Friday, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7 to 9. $25 per person for Friday, $45 per person for Saturday, $35 per person for Sunday. Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center. 246 Perimeter Center Parkway NE, Atlanta. Contactwww.221bcon.com.

If you're a fan of Sherlock, or just love a little mystery, make sure to stop by the 221BCon event that takes place all weekend long. From panels to Fan Art, this event has something for just about every Sherlock fan out there.

Glass Easter Egg Class. Multiple times available. Friday through Sunday, April 7 to 9. $45 per person. Decatur Glassblowing Hot Shop and Gallery. 250 Freeman St., Decatur. 404-849-0301. www.a.zozi.com.

With Easter just around the corner, try something different, like making your own sculpted glass egg paperweight. The Decatur Glassblowing Hot Shop and Gallery will host a special Glass Easter Egg class this weekend, which will include safety instruction, a demonstration of tools and equipment, followed by working one-on-one with an instructor to make your own glass egg in class.

Spring EGG-stravanganza. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8. Included with museum admission, free for members. Fernbank Museum of Natural History. 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. 404-929-6300. www.fernbankmuseum.org.

Fernbank has done it again with an amazing Spring EGG-stravaganza happening this Saturday in the museum. You and your family will get a chance to find prize-filled eggs, see live baby animals, take part in interactive games, see the Georgia Bubbleman in action and more.

Gwinnett

Repticon Atlanta Reptile and Exotic Animal Show. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m,. Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9. $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, free for children under 5. Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. 770-963-6522. www.events.exploregwinnett.org.

Repticon hits the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds this Saturday with their not-to-miss Reptile and Exotic Animal Show. Throughout this two-day event, you'll see a huge selection of reptiles for sale, watch demonstrations, buy pet supplies and take part in seminars.

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Run Into Spring Half Marathon, 10K and 5K. 7:30 a.m. Sunday, April 9. $30 to $55 per racer, free to watch. Tribble Mill Park. 2125 Tribble Mill Parkway, Lawrenceville. Contactwww.deborahmontgomeryracing.com.

Start your spring off right with the invigorating Run Into Spring Half Marathon, 10K and 5K. Racers will enjoy running on a wide, paved path throughout Tribble Mill Park and will receive a spinner medal for finishing.

3rd Annual Suwanee Jubilee Easter Egg Hunt 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9. Free. Suwanee Jubliee Shopping Center. 1500 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Suwanee. 678-482-2270. www.events.exploregwinnett.org

Don't miss one of the biggest egg hunts of the year in Suwanee this Sunday. The 3rd Annual Suwanee Jubilee Easter Egg Hunt will feature an egg hunt with 8000 eggs, kids activities, face painting, live music and more.

Alegre Farm Wedding Open House. Noon, Sunday, April 9. Free. Alegre Farm Weddings. 2225 Givens Road, Dacula. 770-339-3065. www.events.exploregwinnett.org.

Start planning your wedding this weekend at the Alegre Farm Wedding Open House in Dacula. You'll get a chance to visualize the wedding of your dreams at Alegre Farm, a wedding location filled with rustic elegance and charm.

North Fulton

81st Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Noon to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 7 to 9. Free. Piedmont Park. 400 Park Drive NE, Atlanta. 404-817-6642. www.dogwood.org.

All the dogwood trees in bloom must mean one thing - it's time for the Atlanta Dogwood Festival in Piedmont Park. In its 81st season, this year's festival will include works by hundreds of artists, a juried Fine Artist Market, a Kid's Village with inflatables, crafts and face painting and a 24-foot high climbing wall.

2nd Annual Rhythm and Brews. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 8. $35 for adults ages 21 and over, $25 for youth ages 13 through 20, free for children ages 12 and under with paid adult. Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn. 6110 Blue Stone Road NE, Atlanta. 404-851-9111. www.heritagesandysprings.org.

If you love live music as much as you love craft beer, don't miss the 2nd Annual Rhythm and Brews event taking place at the Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn this Saturday. You'll enjoy a wide range of music while sampling some of the best local beer in the South. Paid adults will receive free brews and a souvenir koozie.

Children's Easter Eggstravaganza. 10 a.m. to noon. Saturday, April 8. Free. North Park Softball Fields. 13450 Cogburn Road, Alpharetta. 678-297-6140. www.alpharetta.ga.us.

The Children's Easter Eggstravaganza in Alpharetta will take over the North Park Softball Fields this Saturday with a petting zoo, trackless train, a visit from the Easter Bunny, balloon art and an egg hunt for children ages 3 to 6. Kids younger than 3 and older than 6 will receive a goodie bag while supplies last.

A Taste for Art Silent Auction, Wine and Tapas Tasting.

7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8. $5 per person. Roswell Fine Arts Alliance. 9100 Fouts Road, Roswell. 770-641-3705.www.visitroswellga.com.

Experience a night of delicious chef-made tapas, fine wine, a silent auction and a gallery filled with original artworks. Donations from sales will benefit the Roswell Arts Fund.


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