Atlanta events November 2019. Things to do in Atlanta.

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Atlanta events November 2019

Rome haunted house

November 1 - 2, 2019
(begins Sept. 27)
71 miles NW
Gates of Misery has two attractions filled with torture, torment, zombies, and cannibals.

Anime convention

November 1 - 3, 2019
(begins Oct. 31)
11 miles north
Anime Weekend Atlanta has panels and workshops, games and videos, costume play, a dealer’s room, an art show, and a formal dinner & ball (Friday) at Cobb Galleria Centre.

Pumpkin Festival

November 1 - 3, 2019
(begins Sept. 21)
19 miles east
The Pumpkin Festival includes family shows, games, storytelling, kids’ activities, a pie-eating contest, and “thousands of carved jack-o-lanterns” at Stone Mountain Park. Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Discount price if you wear a costume (no masks).

Hemlock festival

November 1 - 3, 2019
65 miles north
Enjoy music, arts & crafts, camping, and canoeing at the eco-friendly HemlockFest near Dahlonega.

Wine tasting in Roswell

November 9, 2019
20.4 miles north
Taste 100 wines from 30 wineries at Grandiose Grape Wine Festival, with appetizers and live music outdoors at The Mill Kitchen and Bar in Roswell.

Cocktail party for animal rescue

November 2, 2019
(5:30 to 10 p.m.)
21.1 miles NE
A $50 ticket to Paws For Cocktails gets you a drink, “heavy hors d’oeuvres,” live music, and a silent auction at Anderby Brewing in Peachtree Corners.

Taste of Kennesaw

November 2, 2019
26 miles NW
Buy restaurant samples, visit a beer garden or kids’ zone, and hear the bands at Taste of Kennesaw. Free.

Wine festival

November 2, 2019
(1 to 5 p.m.)
32 miles NE
Taste 150 wines, visit a craft-beer garden, shop food trucks, and hear live music at Suwanee Wine Fest.

Mini train ride

November 2, 2019
(1 to 4:30 p.m.)
32.2 miles east
Pay $2 cash to ride a miniature train at North Georgia Live Steamers in Conyers. Minimum age is 18 months.

Chastain Park Arts Festival

November 2 - 3, 2019
9 miles north
Chastain Park Arts Festival
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 2 - 3, 2019
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 2 - 17, 2019
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 3, 2019
(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+.

Stone Mountain haunted house

November 3 - 9, 2019
(begins Sept. 27)
20 miles NE
Netherworld thrills and terrifies with stunt actors in intense makeup, movie-quality special effects, and detailed sets in Stone Mountain. Open every evening.

Dessert convention

November 7 - 10, 2019
11 miles NW
Visit the vendor hall at The Ultimate Sugar Show, and sign up for classes at additional cost, at Cobb Galleria Centre.

Ticket deal $9

Indian powwow

November 7 - 10, 2019
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.

Wizard Pub Crawl

November 8, 2019
(7 to 11 p.m.)
3 miles NE
Wizard 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+.

Time-travel play

November 8 - 17, 2019
16.4 miles SW
Take a magical ride through time and space as a boy visits future moments of his life in The Grown Up, a play that is “charming, exciting, and full of childlike wonder” [Chicago Times] at Out of Box Theatre in Marietta.

Ticket deal $11

Saxophone concert

November 9, 2019
(7:45 p.m.)
0.1 miles SE
Grammy-winning saxophonist Chris Mitchell plays a mix of romantic Latin jazz, bossa nova, and R&B with his ensemble at Ritz-Carlton.

Ticket deal $31

Veterans Day parade

November 9, 2019
0.2 miles north
The Georgia Veterans Day Parade repeats each year in downtown Atlanta, followed by a festival. See the schedule on the web page above. Parade route.

Wine festival

November 9, 2019
(12:30 to 4:30 p.m.)
6 miles east
Taste wine, buy restaurant food, and shop from artists at Decatur Wine Festival.

Vegetarian festival

November 9, 2019
17.2 miles NW
Atlanta Veg Fest offers speakers and vegan vendors at Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta. Donation.

Acworth beer festival

November 9, 2019
(1 to 5 p.m.)
30 miles NW
Acworth Craft Beer Fest features 100 beers, 25 wines, cider, live music, and food for sale in Acworth.

Indoor art fair

November 9 - 10, 2019
3.3 miles NE
Shop for paintings, sculpture, fashion, and gift items from artists at Art Visions at Paideia School in the building at S. Ponce de Leon Avenue & Oakdale Road NE. Free.

Veterans Day Celebration

November 11, 2019
13.2 miles north
Veterans Day Celebration includes an 11:30 a.m. keynote speech and music by a brass quintet at City Green, followed by cake at the Performing Arts Center. A concert of patriotic music is 7 p.m. at City Green. Free.

Horror-film festival

November 13 - 17, 2019
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.

Holiday home

November 14 - Dec. 8, 2019
11.1 miles north
Walk through a giant new home in Buckhead decorated for the holidays during Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Nov. 28.

Christmas extravaganza

November 14 - Dec. 23, 2019
32 miles NE
Christmas Canteen is a variety show with sketch comedy, theatrical numbers, and singing galore at Aurora Theatre.

Video-game festival

November 15 - 17, 2019
0.5 miles west
“Explore worlds of esports, art, music, cosplay, tabletop, arcade, indies, panels, LAN, PC, console, mobile, virtual reality, screenings, expo hall and more” during Dreamhack at Georgia World Congress Center.

Fantasy convention

November 15 - 17, 2019
9.2 miles south
Conjuration promises interactive programming for all ages who love Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and more at Hilton Atlanta Airport, with adventure games, live animals, magical workshops, live wizard’s chess, live music, panel discussions, and cosplay contests.

Christmas play

November 15 - 24, 2019
18.6 miles NW
Set in 1950s Atlanta, The Gift of the Magi is about a young couple that demonstrates true love and sacrifice despite poverty, at Theatre in the Square in Marietta.

Ticket deal $20

Christmas lights - Callaway Gardens

November 15, 2019 - Jan. 4, 2020
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 some nights. Reserve holiday meals.

Tasting event

November 16, 2019
2.4 miles NE
Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival includes wine tasting, craft beer, live music, and food for sale at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park. Held in May & November.

A Christmas Carol

November 16 - Dec. 24, 2019
multiple locations
A Christmas Carol is Charles Dickens’ holiday classic about Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and three Christmas ghosts.

Holiday lights - Botanical Garden

November 16, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020
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.

Christmas at Stone Mountain

November 16, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020
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. Schedule.

Thanksgiving celebration

November 21, 2019
(7 p.m.)
19.4 miles north
All religions join in welcoming you to this year’s Ecumenical Thanksgiving Celebration, which offers “thoughts, prayers, music, and humor to express solidarity through our multiple faiths for the cause of true peace in our world” in Marietta. Arrive early. Free.

Christmas market

November 21 - Dec. 24, 2019
0.3 miles west
Atlanta Christkindl Market is an open-air German holiday market featuring handmade gifts, German food & beverages, and entertainment at Centennial Olympic Park, near the Fountain of Rings. Free.

Holidays around the world

November 22, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020
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. Closed Dec. 25.

Family obstacle course

November 23, 2019
2.2 miles NE
You and your kids age 3+ can take the KidFitStrong Fitness Challenge, which includes 10 fitness stations (sprinting, push ups, wall crawls, hurdles, jumping jacks, sit ups, climbing, tunnel crawls) in Piedmont Park. Free except food and options like Bumper Balls. Register online.

Tree lighting - Atlantic Station

November 23, 2019
3 miles north
Enjoy kids’ activities, hear live music, meet Santa, watch a parade (7 p.m.), and see the Christmas tree lighting with fireworks (8 p.m.) during Light the Station at Atlantic Station. Free.

Glassblowing open house

November 23, 2019
(6 to 10 p.m.)
7 miles east
Watch glassblowing demonstrations at the family friendly Anniversary Party, with food, drinks, music, and art for sale at Decatur Glassblowing. Free.

Holidays at the aquarium

November 23 - Dec. 31, 2019
0.5 miles NW
Festival of the SEAson features a light and music show, tree-lighting ceremonies, live entertainment on weekends, and Santa & Scuba Claus (see schedule), at Georgia Aquarium.

Tree lighting - Lenox Square

November 24, 2019
8 miles NE
Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Show includes live performances and a visit from Santa. The tree stays lit through Jan. 1.

Light Up Dunwoody

November 24, 2019
15 miles north
Light Up Dunwoody is a neighborhood Christmas village with vendors, Santa, live reindeer, and a tree-lighting + menorah ceremony at 5:45 p.m. at Cheek-Spruill House in Dunwoody. Free.

Christmas spectacular

November 30 - Dec. 1, 2019
1 mile north
Cirque Dreams Holidaze has flying reindeer, jumping gingerbread men, rousing music, amazing costumes, and Santa Claus at Fox Theatre.

Block party

November 2019
(undated)
1.7 miles SE
King of Pops Field Day features live bands, food trucks, games, races, face painting, a popsicle eating contest, and free popsicles outdoors at 552 Decatur Street SE.

Cabbagetown festival

November 2019
(undated)
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.

Taco festival

November 2019
(undated)
3.2 miles north
A ticket to Guaco Taco Fest gets you in the door at Atlantic Station, where you can hear live music and buy tacos, restaurant food, guacamole, margaritas, beer, wine, cider, and vodka drinks for age 21+.

Costume party

November 2019
(undated)
4.1 miles SE
A ticket to Grant Park Mothball includes appetizers and DJ dance music, with beer and cocktails for sale at Pin and Proper.

International tasting

November 2019
(undated)
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.

Sandy Springs Restaurant Week

November 2019
(undated)
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.

Chili cookoff

November 2019
(undated)
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.

Snow sports

November 2019
(undated)
45 miles NE
Play in the snow, ice skate, do snow tubing, go on hayrides and carnival rides, and visit the fire pits during License to Chill Snow Island at Lanier Islands.

Tasting in Athens

November 2019
(undated)
71.8 miles east
“Sample delicious food items from 12 stations, each paired with two exciting Georgia craft beers” at Georgia Bites + Brews Festival at The Foundry in Athens for age 21+, followed by a free 7 p.m. concert.

British Christmas music

November 2019
(undated)
multiple locations
A Merry Ole Christmas features the Festival Singers of Atlanta performing 18 traditional songs. Donation.
  • Episcopal Church of the Epiphany
  • Northside Drive Baptist Church

Gospel Nativity

November 2019
(undated)
1.5 miles NW
Black Nativity retells the story of the first Christmas with dance, spirituals, gospel music, and a rousing finale at Ferst Center for the Arts.

Christmas at the mansion

November 2019
(undated)
4 miles NE
Tour a Tudor Revival mansion decorated by designers and shop in an artists’ market during Christmas at Callanwolde. See the schedule of special events.

Party at the mansion

November 2019
(undated)
4 miles NE
Wear holiday cocktail attire to the $75 Callanwolde Holiday Gala for outstanding entertainment, wine, beer, and catered food, in the splendor of rooms decorated by designers at Callanwolde mansion.

Make a Christmas ornament

November 2019
(undated)
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 age 10 to 17 OK with a parent.

Christmas lights - Marietta

November 2019
(undated)
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.

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