Atlanta events November 2018. Things to do in Atlanta.

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Atlanta events November 2018

Indian powwow

November 1 - 4, 2018
19 miles east
Native American Festival and Pow-Wow showcases dancing, drumming, bow making, open-fire cooking, storytelling, and artistry at Stone Mountain Park. No pets.

Whisky expo

November 2, 2018
(6 to 10 p.m.)
8.5 miles north
Sample whiskies and spirits with food during Whiskies of the World at InterContinental Buckhead for age 21+.

Newnan haunted house

November 2 -3, 2018
(starts Sept. 28)
41 miles SW
13 Stories Haunted House [sound] has six terrifying attractions and “detail that Hollywood would be proud of” viewed in groups of 6 to 8 people. See schedule.
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Hemlock festival

November 2 - 4, 2018
65 miles north
Enjoy music, arts & crafts, camping, and canoeing at the eco-friendly HemlockFest near Dahlonega.

Wine festival

November 3, 2018
(12:30 to 4:30 p.m.)
6 miles east
Taste wine, buy restaurant food, and shop from artists at Decatur Wine Festival.

Taste of Kennesaw

November 3, 2018
26 miles NW
Buy restaurant samples, visit a beer garden or kids’ zone, and hear the bands at Taste of Kennesaw. Free.

Acworth beer festival

November 3, 2018
30 miles NW
Acworth Craft Beer Fest features 100 beers, 25 wines, cider, live music, and food for sale in Acworth.

Wine festival

November 3, 2018
32 miles NE
Taste 150 wines, visit a craft-beer garden, shop food trucks, and hear live music at Suwanee Wine Fest.

Chastain Park Arts Festival

November 3 - 4, 2018
9 miles north
See fine art and crafts, hear local acoustic musicians, shop at food vendors, and visit the children’s area at Chastain Park Arts Festival at Chastain Park. Repeats in May. Free.

Cat show

November 3 - 4, 2018
27 miles NE
Watch hundreds of cats compete, and shop from cat-supply vendors at the Cotton States Cat Show at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.

Book festival

November 3 - 18, 2018
18 miles NE
Billed as the South’s premier literary event, Book Festival of the MJCCA includes author book readings, signings, panel discussions, family events, and book sales in Dunwoody.

Fine food in the country

November 4, 2018
(1 to 4 p.m.)
36 miles SW
Enjoy food from top restaurants, fine wines, premium micro-brews, live jazz, and a silent auction at Afternoon in the Country under tents on the lawn of Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club in Douglasville for age 21+.

International tasting

November 7, 2018
(7 to 10 p.m.)
5.5 miles north
A ticket to Culinary Passport Atlanta [sound] gets you samples from 10 restaurants serving food from around the world, cooking demos, live music, and two drink tickets at The Stave Room.

Harry Potter pub crawl

November 9, 2018
(7 p.m.)
3 miles NE
Potter Pub Crawl includes five bars in Virginia Highlands with food and drink specials plus a costume contest starting at Diesel Filling Station for age 21+.

Veterans Day parade

November 10, 2018
(11:11 a.m.)
0.2 miles north
The Atlanta Veterans Day Parade repeats each year in downtown Atlanta.

Tasting in the park

November 10, 2018
1.8 miles NE
Atlanta Fall Wine Festival features 100 wines, beers, and ciders to sample, with live music and food for sale at Historic Fourth Ward Park for age 21+.

Super hero run

November 10, 2018
2.3 miles NE
The Super Run 5K/10K provides a cape and welcomes costumes at Historic Fourth Ward Park.

Vegetarian festival

November 10, 2018
17.2 miles NW
Atlanta Veg Fest offers speakers and vegan vendors at Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta. Donation.

Chili cookoff

November 10, 2018
31.5 miles NE
Sample 30 kinds of chili with live music and a kids’ area at Peach State Chili Cookoff at Town Center Park in Suwanee.

Indoor art fair

November 10 - 11, 2018
3.3 miles NE
Shop for paintings, sculpture, fashion, and gift items from artists at Art Visions [website may be slow] at Paideia School in the building at S. Ponce de Leon Avenue & Oakdale Road NE. Free.

Dessert convention

November 10 - 11, 2018
11 miles NW
Visit the vendor hall at The Ultimate Sugar Show, and sign up for classes at additional cost, at Cobb Galleria Centre.

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Christmas at Stone Mountain

Nov. 10, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019
19 miles east
Stone Mountain Christmas has 2 million lights, holiday shows, a snow-angel palace, a nightly parade with Santa, and snowfall at Stone Mountain Park. Nearby Snow Mountain has tube rides.

Horror-film festival

November 14 - 18, 2018
2.4 miles NE
See a juried selection of disturbing and scary independent horror films at the Buried Alive Film Fest at 7 Stages Theatre.

Christmas extravaganza

November 15 - Dec. 23, 2018
32 miles NE
Christmas Canteen is a variety show with sketch comedy, theatrical numbers, and singing galore at Aurora Theatre.

Christmas lights - Callaway Gardens

November 16 - Dec. 31, 2018
82 miles SE
Fantasy in Lights is a giant holiday light and sound show, with eight million lights, 15 scenes, a Christmas village, and Santa Claus at Callaway Gardens. Special events are held on some nights. Reserve breakfast and dinner shows.

Tree lighting - Atlantic Station

November 17, 2018
3 miles north
Enjoy kids’ activities, hear live music, meet Santa, watch a parade, and see the Christmas tree lighting at 8:30 p.m. at the Lighting of Atlantic Station. Free.

Aquarium holiday

November 17 - Dec. 31, 2018
0.5 miles NW
Festival of the SEAson features a light and music show, tree-lighting ceremonies, Santa and SCUBA Claus, and live entertainment at Georgia Aquarium. See schedule.

Tree lighting - Lenox Square

November 18, 2018
8 miles NE
Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Show includes live music at 6:30 p.m., the tree lighting at 7 p.m., and fireworks set to music. The tree stays lit through Jan. 1, 2018.

Light Up Dunwoody

November 18, 2018
15 miles north
Light Up Dunwoody is a neighborhood Christmas village with vendors, Santa, and a tree-lighting ceremony at 5:45 p.m. at Cheek-Spruill House in Dunwoody. Free.

Christmas lights - Marietta

November 22 - Dec. 31, 2018
17 miles NW
Lights of Life is open every day with 1.5 miles of holiday lights, displays, kids’ activities, and concessions at Life University.

Christmas at the mansion

November 23 - Dec. 9, 2018
4 miles NE
Tour a Tudor Revival mansion decorated by designers for Christmas at Callanwolde, with Christmas lights outdoors.

Make a Christmas ornament

November 23 - Dec. 30, 2018
7 miles NE
The Ornament Class at Decatur Glassblowing includes safety instructions, a demonstration, and assistance making a glass ornament to take home after it cools for 24 hours. Children 10 to 17 OK with a parent.

Magical play outdoors

November 28 - Dec. 30, 2018
34 miles SW
Gerda must save her brother Kai from the icy clutches of a cold-hearted queen in The Snow Queen, based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen. You see different scenes of the play as you walk the grounds at Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills.

Party at the mansion

November 29, 2018
(6 to 9 p.m.)
4 miles NE
Wear holiday cocktail attire to the $100 Callanwolde Holiday Gala for outstanding entertainment, wine, beer, and catered food, in the splendor of rooms decorated by designers at Callanwolde mansion.

Marietta tree lighting

November 29, 2018
(6 p.m.)
18 miles NW
Kick off the holiday season with a band, choruses, Santa (5:20 p.m.), and a tree-lighting ceremony (6 p.m.) at the Christmas Tree Lighting at Glover Park in Marietta. Free.

Small-town parade

November 29, 2018
62 miles SE
Hometown Holidays Parade is a small-town affair with Christmas lights on fire trucks, kids on homemade floats, marching bands, beauty queens, and Santa and Mrs. Claus in Forsyth. Free.

A Christmas Carol

November 29 - Dec. 24, 2018
multiple locations
A Christmas Carol is Charles Dickens’ holiday classic about Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and three Christmas ghosts.

Powder Springs tree lighting

November 30, 2018
22 miles NW
Beginning with a parade at 5:30 p.m., the Christmas Tree Lighting in Powder Springs features Santa, holiday music, the mayor, and hot chocolate with cookies in the Town Square. Free.

Christmas market

November 30 - Dec. 23, 2018
2.9 miles north
Atlanta Christkindl Market is an open-air German holiday market at Atlantic Station featuring handmade gifts, German food & beverages, and entertainment. Free.

French cultural festival

November 2018
multiple locations
France-Atlanta offers innovative films, performances, talks, exhibitions, and workshops that connect France and the Southeast. Most events are free.

Block party

November 2018
2 miles NE
King of Pops Field Day features live bands, food trucks, games, races, face painting, a popsicle eating contest, and free popsicles at 337 Elizabeth Street.

Cabbagetown festival

November 2018
2 miles SE
Chomp & Stomp has a chili cook-off (tasting at 12:30 p.m.), food vendors, old-time music, an artists market, and a 5K run at Cabbagetown Park.

Costume party

November 2018
2.3 miles SE
Grant Park Mothball has DJ dance music, appetizers, a cash bar, and a costume contest at Grant Park Recreation Center.

Cocktail party for animal rescue

November 2018
2.5 miles NE
A ticket to Paws For Cocktails gets you a drink, “delicious food,” live music, and a silent auction to benefit Furkids at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park.

Tasting event

November 2018
2.5 miles NE
Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival includes wine tasting, craft beer, live music, and food for sale at City Winery. Held in February and November.

Trumpet festival

November 2018
10.2 miles NE
Watch the rehearsal Saturday or the concert Sunday at Atlanta Trumpet Festival at Lakeside High School. Free.

Sandy Springs Restaurant Week

November 2018
12 miles north
Two dozen restaurants offer lunch and dinner specials during Sandy Springs Restaurant Week. Click a price option, then the search button, then a menu button.

International night market

November 2018
13 miles NE
Shop from 200 vendors of art, food, and drink at the Atlanta International Night Market, with a kids’ zone, a beer village, live music, and cultural performances outdoors at Northlake Mall. Kids 6 and younger free.

Veterans Day Celebration

November 2018
13.2 miles north
Veterans Day Celebration includes a speech by former U.S. Army Lieutenant Hunter Hill at Concourse Corporate Center, 5 Concourse Pkwy in Sandy Springs.

Thanksgiving Cabaret

November 2018
7.6 miles NE
Grateful for Friends is a musical cabaret that features top-tier local talent and a bit of comedy at OnStage Atlanta.

Hip Nutcracker

November 2018
1 mile north
The Hip Hop Nutcracker gives Tchaikovsky’s score a modern twist with a dozen hip-hop dancers in an urban setting at Fox Theatre.

Holiday lights - Botanical Garden

November 2018
2.5 miles NE
Garden Lights, Holiday Nights features high-tech light displays, illuminated attractions, model trains, and restaurants at the 30-acre Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Rudolph puppet show

November 2018
3 miles north
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a puppet version of the classic TV show at the Center for Puppetry Arts.

Holidays around the world

November 2018
4 miles NE
Winter Wonderland celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holidays with twinkling lights and trees hung with ornaments and cultural objects at Fernbank Museum of Natural History.