Enjoy the best Atlanta events, festivals, and things to do in August 2015 with this calendar of events.
Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
Soapbox Derby Race
August 1, 2015 (uncertain)
2 miles NE
Design and build a car, and then race it downhill for prizes at Cool Dads Rock Soap Box Derby
[sound], with music, food trucks, and activities at Historic Old Fourth Ward Park.
Alpharetta soldiers parade
August 1, 2015
25 miles north
Old Soldiers Day Parade
is a memorial service, a parade, and kids’ activities to honor soldiers. Free.
August 1 - 2, 2015 (begins July 28)
Atlanta International Fashion Week
showcases Atlanta’s elite designers and models in the fashion industry and features runway shows, live entertainment, learning sessions, and networking events at 200 Peachtree.
August 1 - 2, 2015 (begins July 25)
2.7 miles north
The Atlanta Open
is a televised annual men’s tennis tournament held at Atlantic Station.
Addams Family musical
August 1 - 16, 2015 (begins July 10)
8 miles NE
In this live version of The Addams Family
TV show, the daughter falls in love with a “normal” boy and invites him and his parents to dinner, at OnStage Atlanta in Decatur. Discount tickets $12.
August 2, 2015 (begins July 7)
13 miles SW
Chasin’ Dem Blues
is a foot-stomping musical history of American blues at the Southwest Arts Center.
Jazz on the Lawn
August 7, 2015 (all dates below)
4 miles NE
Hear classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, smooth, and blues with a ticket to Jazz on the Lawn
at Callanwolde on June 12 & 26. July 10 & 24. Aug 7.
Friday outdoor movie
August 7, 2015 (opens 7:30 p.m.)
14 miles NW
outdoors at Mable House Amphitheatre. Admission is free, or buy a reserved center seat $7
Concerts in the Garden
August 7 - 28, 2015 (all dates below)
2.5 miles NE
See national acts like John Hiatt and the Beach Boys at Concerts in the Garden
at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. June 20; July 23, 24; Aug. 7, 21, 22, 28.
Flashback music festival
August 8, 2015
4.5 miles south
is billed as Atlanta’s biggest R&B concert and features legendary artists at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood.
August 14 - 15, 2015
3 miles north
Watch 50 teams compete, hear music, drink beer, buy BBQ supplies, and eat at the Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival
at Atlantic Station.