Sample whiskies and spirits with food during Whiskies of the World at Westin Buckhead Atlanta for age 21+
November 2 - 3, 2018
14.7 miles north
IrishFest Atlanta has traditional evening concerts both days. Saturday includes workshops, performances, children’s activities, tastings, and a dance at DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody.
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.
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.
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.
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+.
Harry Potter pub crawl
November 9, 2018
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+.
See a juried selection of disturbing and scary independent horror films at the Buried Alive Film Fest at 7 Stages 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.
Shop for art, fashion accessories, gifts, and home goods at Shoppe Artisan Holiday Market at Cobb Galleria Centre. Register in advance for the optional classes.
Sandy Springs Restaurant Week
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
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
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.
32 miles NE
Taste 150 wines, visit a craft-beer garden, shop food trucks, and hear live music at Suwanee Wine Fest.
65 miles north
Enjoy music, arts & crafts, camping, and canoeing at the eco-friendly HemlockFest near Dahlonega.
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.