Labor Day has come and gone marking the end of Summer. As sad as this may seem, I am thrilled! Fall is my favorite season in Atlanta for too many reasons to count, but here are a few: football, parades and festivals galore!
Football is back and in the South that means Saturday cookouts, beer, smack talk, tailgaiting and the SEC baby. As far as I am concerned, it’s Gurley time. Go Dawgs!
My 3 favorite parades of the year are all coming up.
September 6: Beltline Lantern Parade which kicks off the annual Art on the Beltline Exhibit each Fall. This is my first year participating and this may just become my favorite parade of the year. Come on out! Anybody can walk in the parade.
October 10: Gay Pride Parade which starts Downtown on Peachtree, runs through Midtown and ends at Piedmont Park. This is the happiest parade of the year.
October 18: Little 5 Points Halloween Parade is a wild, crazy, good time for the entire family. I suggest you take Marta and get there early. Over 35,000 folks will be swarming L5P to get a front row seat.
There are still plenty of awesome outdoor festivals going on through the end of the year and the weather is getting perfect to enjoy them.
Sept 13: Jazzoo at Zoo Atlanta
Sept 13-14: Atlanta Arts Festival in Piedmont Park
Sept 27: EAV Strut in East Atlanta Village
Sept 27-28: Fall Fest in Candler Park
Oct 9-12: Atlanta Greek Festival at Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation
Oct: 24-26 Taste of Atlanta in Midtown
Nov 1: Chomp and Stomp Chili and Bluegrass Festival in Cabbagetown Park.
Oct 18: Decatur Beer Festival
Don’t mourn the end of the summer when there are so many opportunities to eat, drink and play all over town this Fall!