Snellville Days: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta


Your weekend around town just isn't complete unless you add in a few of these not-to-miss events and activities taking place around the Metro. 

You'll find everything from live music to horse racing, with a few kid's activities thrown into the mix. So, pack up the family and head on over to enjoy some fun in the sun (if the weather holds out). 

Here's an array of festive things to do in Atlanta this weekend:

Cobb

Motown and More Revue Cabaret. 8-11 p.m. Friday, May 4. Ticket prices vary. 7 Seas Event Hall. 411 Maxham Road, Austell. 404-668-4355. www.thelegendscollection.org.

The Legends Collections hosts an evening of Motown classics, including favorites from The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, The Four Tops and more. 

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Free Comic Book Day. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Free. Great Escape Comics & Games. 1050 East Piedmont Road, Marietta. 770-973-2253. www.greatescapecomics.com.

Enjoy a free comic book this Saturday at Great Escape Comics & Games as part of Free Comic Book Day.

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Teen Writing Workshop. 6-7 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Free. Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center. 2051 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta. 770-509-2711. www.eventbrite.com.

Teens, discover how to improve your writing skills at the Teen Writing Workshop with published author Laura Silverman, hosted by the Sewell Mill Library and Cultural Center. Contact to RSVP.

Monkey Joe's Marietta Customer Appreciation Day. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $7 per person. Monkey Joe's Marietta. 50 Ernest W. Barrett Parkway NW, Marietta. 770-792-2244. www.monkeyjoes.com.

Have a blast and enjoy $7 admission to Monkey Joe's Marietta this Sunday as part of their Customer Appreciation Day. 

DeKalb

Glass Flower Class. Multiple times available, Saturday, May 5. $44 per person. Decatur Glassblowing Hot Shop & Gallery. 250 Freeman St., Decatur. 404-849-0301. www.decaturglassblowing.com.

Take a hot glass class and learn how to create your own glass flower at this special instructor-led workshop hosted by Decatur Glassblowing. No experience necessary.

Snellville Days. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 5 noon-5 p.m. Sunday, May 6. Free. Briscoe Park. 2500 Sawyer Parkway, Snellville. www.snellvilledays.org.

Briscoe Park will host Snellville Days on May 5 and 6 with over 200 vendors featuring crafts, organizations, food and sponsors ad well as field running for the kids, live entertainment and a farmer's market with Master Gardeners.

International Mothers Fashion Soirre. 5-7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6. $10-$35 per person. Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter. 111 Perimeter Center W, Atlanta. www.imfsoiree.com.

Celebrate mothers all over the world with this amazing event featuring a fashion show, entertainment and support.

Cork & Pork Festival: Cinco de Puerco Edition. 3-5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6. $69 per person. Vino Venue. 4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 770-668-0435. www.vinovenue.com.

Enjoy a walk-around evening of food tasting with over 100 wines and beers and unlimited samplings of barbecue, sides and sauces with a Latin twist.

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Gwinnett

The Big Bounce America. 1-6:30 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 4-6. Prices vary. Rancho Alegre Farm. 2225 Givens Road, Dacula. 770-339-3065. www.thebigbounceamerica.com.

Experience one of the bounciest days of your life as Big Bounce America takes over Rancho Alegre Farm on Sunday. This event will include 10,000 square feet of inflatables and a whole day of family fun.

Children's Day Festival. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta. 5900 Brook Hollow Parkway, Norcross. 404-992-3909. www.kpopepisode2018.com.

Celebrate children with a day of outdoor activities, live performances, games, face painting, nail art, balloon art and more. Hosted by the Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta.

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Gwinnett Beer Fest. 1-5 p.m. May 5. $40-$50 per person. Coolray Field. 2500 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville. www.gwinnettbeerfest.com.

The Fourth Annual Gwinnett Beer Fest takes over Coolray Field on May 5th with over 150 craft beer samplings, live music, delicious food, fun activities and more. This festival is for adults only.

Woofstock. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, May 6. Free. Suwanee Town Center Park. 404-238-9445. www.woofstockatl.com.

Star 94.1 and more than 50 non-profits and rescues will host Woofstock, one of the biggest events for pet adoption in the Southeast. This year's event will include dog contests, live music, pet adoptions, arts and crafts, pet vendors, food trucks and more.

North Fulton

May the "Fur"th Be With You. 6-10 p.m. Friday, May 4. Free. Pontoon Brewing. 8601 Dunwoody Place, Sandy Springs. www.goodmews.org.

Don your best Star Wars costume and help find forever homes for local homeless kittens and cats at this special event hosted by Pontoon Brewing. Drink specials available. 

Kentucky Derby Party at Avalon. 3-10 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Free. Avalon. 2200 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. 770-765-1000. www.experienceavalon.com.

Avalon will hold a Kentucky Derby Party with a live DJ, live musical performances, giant screens to watch the race and more. 

Shepherd Center Derby Day. 2-8 p.m. Saturday, May 5. $100 per person. Chastain Horse Park. 4371 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-350-7511. www.derbyday.com.

Put on your fanciest hat because the Shepherd Center will hold their Annual Derby Day on Saturday with live and silent auctions, live music, games and a live broadcast of the race on big screens. 

Evening River Canoe Trip. 5-8 p.m. Saturday, May 5. $25 for members, $30 for non-members. Chattahoochee Nature Center. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055. www.chattnaturecenter.org.

Take a relaxing two-and-half-hour canoe ride down the river with a CNC guide this Saturday, all equipment provided. 


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