Atlanta events calendar for November 2014. Best festivals, fun things to do, Thanksgiving events, holiday lights, kids activities, free entertainment in Atlanta, Georgia.

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November 2014

Enjoy the best Atlanta events, festivals, and things to do in November 2014 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.

Cabbagetown festival

November 1, 2014

2 miles SE

Chomp & Stomp is a chili cook-off with food vendors, live music, and a 5K run at Cabbagetown Park. Come early to sample. No pets.

Chastain Park Arts Festival

November 1 - 2, 2014

9 miles north

See the work of 185 artists, hear local acoustic musicians, and visit food vendors at Chastain Park Arts Festival at Chastain Park. Free.

Indian powwow

November 1 - 2, 2014 (begins Oct. 30)

19 miles east

Indian Festival and Pow-Wow showcases Native American dance, drumming, bow making, open-fire cooking, storytelling, and artistry at Stone Mountain Park. No pets.

Cat show

November 1 - 2, 2014

27 miles NE

Watch hundreds of cats compete, and shop from cat-supply vendors at the CFA Cat Show at Gwinnett Center in Duluth.

Book festival

November 1 - 16, 2014

18 miles NE

Billed as the South’s premier literary event, Book Festival of the MJCCA includes author book signings, a community read, panel discussions, family events, and book sales in Dunwoody.

Corn maze & hayride

November 1 - 23, 2014

55 miles north

Explore a corn maze, shoot the corn cannon, take a hayride, and enjoy an evening bonfire at Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze in Dawsonville. Open Fri. - Sun.

Day of the Dead

November 2, 2014

3 miles north

Atlanta’s Day of the Dead Celebration remembers those who have passed away with altars built in their honor, live music, cultural performances, arts and crafts, vendors, and Latino foods at Atlantic Station. Free.

Hemlock festival

November 6 - 8, 2014

64 miles north

Enjoy music, arts & crafts, camping, and canoeing at the eco-friendly HemlockFest in Dahlonega.

Old-fashioned Christmas

November 6 - Dec. 24, 2014

21 miles north

Tour decorated homes, see a holiday musical, enjoy high tea or cookies with Mrs. Claus, and see Santa during Christmas in Roswell.

Horror-film festival

November 7 - 8, 2014

3 miles NE

See a juried selection of disturbing and scary independent horror films at the Buried Alive Film Fest at the Plaza Theatre.

Antique machinery show

November 7 - 8, 2014

38 miles north

See rare machinery in action and watch sparks fly Friday night at Cumming Steam, Antique Tractor, and Gas Engine Expo at Cumming Fairgrounds.

Literary festival

November 7 - 9, 2014

Location uncertain

Hear authors speak and shop vendors at the Georgia Literary Festival.

Veterans Day parade

November 8, 2014

0.2 mile north

The Atlanta Veterans Day Parade begins at 11:11 a.m. and goes west on Baker Street then south on Marietta Street.

Alien half marathon

November 8, 2014

19 miles north

The popular Area 13.1 Half Marathon with an out-of-this-world theme begins and ends at Riverside Park.
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Pet expo

November 8, 2014

27 miles NE

Bring your pet (see rules) to Atlanta Pet Expo, which offers vendors, vaccinations, entertainment, and adoptions at Gwinnett Center in Duluth. Free.

Woodstock Art and Wine Festival

November 8 - 9, 2014

29 miles north

Woodstock Art and Wine Festival features 70 juried artists, wine tasting, live music, a kids’ activity area, and food vendors in Woodstock. Free.

Christmas at Stone Mountain

Nov. 8, 2014 - Jan. 1, 2015

19 miles east

Stone Mountain Christmas features 2 million lights, holiday shows, a snow-angel palace, Christmas parade with Santa, fireworks, and snowfall at Stone Mountain Park. Nearby snow rides open Nov. 25.

Fine food in the country

November 9, 2014

33 miles SW

Enjoy food from Atlanta’s top restaurants, fine wines, premium micro-brews, bluegrass music, art, an auction, hayrides, and children’s activities at Afternoon in the Country under tents in the garden outside the Inn at Serenbe in Palmetto.

Free park day

November 11, 2014

19 miles north

Entry is free at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area during Free Entrance Days in the National Parks.

Rudolph puppet show

November 13 - Dec. 28, 2014

3 miles north

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a puppet version of the famous TV show at Center for Puppetry Arts.

Holiday lights - Callaway Gardens

November 14 - Dec. 30, 2014

82 miles SE

Fantasy In Lights is billed as the South’s most spectacular holiday light and sound show, with eight million lights, 15 displays, a Christmas village, and Santa Claus at Callaway Gardens.

Poetry festival

November 15, 2014 (1 to 4 p.m.)

26 miles NE

Hear readings by well-known poets and student poets at Johns Creek Poetry Festival in Alpharetta. Includes children’s workshop and optional luncheon.

Tree lighting - Atlantic Station

November 22, 2014 (uncertain)

3 miles north

Enjoy kids’ activities, hear live music, watch Santa arrive, and see the Christmas tree lighting with snow and fireworks at the Lighting of Atlantic Station. Free.

Diabetes health fair

November 22, 2014

11 miles NW

The Diabetes Expo offers free screenings, exhibits, and prevention and management advice that could save your life if you have diabetes at Cobb Galleria Centre.

Light Up Dunwoody

November 23, 2014

15 miles north

Light Up Dunwoody is a neighborhood Christmas village with vendors, Santa, and a tree-lighting ceremony at Cheek-Sprull House in Dunwoody. Free.

Thanksgiving dinner

November 27, 2014

Greater Atlanta area

Find a list of restaurants offering special menus for Thanksgiving Day at Omnivore or OpenTable.

Half marathon

November 27, 2014

3 miles south

The Atlanta Half Marathon, 5K, and fun run begin and end near Turner Field on Thanksgiving morning.

Tree lighting - Lenox Square

November 27, 2014

8 miles NE

The pre-show with live music begins at 5:15 p.m. for Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Show at 6 p.m. While you’re at Lenox Square Mall, consider riding the famous Macy’s Pink Pig train.

Holiday lights - Marietta

November 28 - Dec. 31, 2014

17 miles NW

Lights of Life is open every day with concessions. Some days include train & pony rides, a petting zoo, live music, and Santa Claus at Life University.

Indoor art fair

November 2014 (undated)

4 miles NE

Shop for paintings, sculpture, fashion, and gift items from 100 artists at Art Visions at Paideia School. Free.

Wine festival

November 2014 (undated)

6 miles east

Taste 500 wines, vote for your favorites, and enjoy live music & restaurant food at Decatur Wine Festival.

Women entrepreneur event

November 2014 (undated)

8 miles north

Fall Empowerment Event is an educational and inspirational lunch for female entrepreneurs at the InterContinental Buckhead.

BBQ and blues

November 2014 (undated)

43 miles NE

BBQ, Boots, and Blues Festival offers BBQ from 20 restaurants and food trucks, live music, artists’ tents, a kids’ corner, and a backyard BBQ contest at Lake Lanier Islands Resort.

Holiday lights - Lake Lanier

November 2014 (undated)

43 miles NE

Drive past illuminated scenes of Christmas and the holidays, and then stop at Holiday Village to eat, shop, skate, visit Santa, and take carnival rides during Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier Islands Resort.

Aquarium holiday

November 2014 (undated)

0.5 mile NW

Festival of the SEAson turns the Georgia Aquarium into a winter wonderland with a light show, live holiday music, Santa and SCUBA Claus, and Weeki Wachee Mermaids shows. See dates for each event.

Holiday lights - Botanical Garden

November 2014 (undated)

2.5 miles NE

Garden Lights, Holiday Nights features one million colorful lights, costumed characters, attractions, and snacks at the 30-acre Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Holidays around the world

November 2014 (undated)

4 miles NE

Winter Wonderland celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, and other cultures with bright lights, decorated trees, ornaments, and emblems at Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

Holiday lights - Centennial Park

November 2014 (undated)

0.3 mile west

Stroll through a winter wonderland at Centennial Olympic Park when it’s lit by thousands of lights for Holiday in Lights. Free.
 
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