Thursday March 6, 2014
Who doesn't love a good fair? Funnel cakes, rickety rides and midway games bring out the kid in all of us. Well, the Atlanta Fair is back at Turner Field - and it will be here all month. The fair is generally somewhat affordable if you don't take on too many rides. Tickets are $1.25 each or $25 for 25, with rides costing you 2 - 5 tickets. Visitors can also get an unlimited ride wristband for $25 during certain off-peak hours.
Fair hours are as follows:
Monday - Friday: Opens at 5 p.m.
Saturday: Opens at 12 p.m.
Sunday: Opens at 1 p.m.
Fair closes at 10 p.m. on weeknights and 11 p.m. on weekends.
The fair will be in town through April 6.
Thursday March 6, 2014
This Saturday you can taste yummy bites and sip cold brews from local Atlanta breweries at the Second Annual Taste and Brews Festival. Your all inclusive ticket gets you your choice of five food tastings from 10 Atlanta food trucks (more available for purchase), plus samplings of over 100 different imported & domestic beers.
Participating trucks include Sweet Auburn Barbecue, Masala Fresh, W.O.W., Mighty Meatballs, Genki, Pho Sho, Spiedie Zone, Liska, Yum Yum Cupcakes & Crepe Suzette. To keep your toes tapping, there will be live music and a DJ. Tickets are $45 in advance or $55 at the door. A VIP option is also available. The Taste and Brew Festival takes place at Atlanta Food Truck Park off Howell Mill in the West Midtown area.
Wednesday March 5, 2014
Do you have a child interested in science - or are you looking to get them exposed to some new activities? The Atlanta Science Festival is a weeklong celebration of local science and technology that culminates with an all-day interactive Exploration Expo at Centennial Olympic Park. Scientists, experts and educators from local schools, colleges, universities, museums, and corporations will uncover mysteries and explain discoveries in hands-on activities, facility tours, stimulating presentations, and riveting performances at venues across the city.
The mission is to celebrate the inherent integration of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in our lives today, share the impact they have on our community, and inspire us all to wonder about our future. The main Expo day will feature non-stop, big-bang events; out-of-this-world experiments; pop-up interactive exhibits; mind-bending games; and a full lineup of science-oriented live entertainment and comedy.
Open to the public, Expo admission is free. Attend from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Centennial Olympic Park.
Thursday February 27, 2014
Are you a big fan of Alton Brown and his quirky, science-based cooking methods? The much-loved local and Food Network personality will be making a stop in Atlanta this weekend as a part of his "ALTON BROWN LIVE! The Edible Inevitable Tour."
Fans will enjoy a two hour show described as a unique blend of stand up comedy, food experimentation, talk show antics, multimedia lecture, and live music. It's an all ages affair, so bring along those young chefs. You may even have a chance to join Alton on stage as a kitchen helper - but be prepared to get messy, even guests in the first few rows are sometimes provided with ponchos (watch out, splash zone!).
Limited seats are still available for Friday's show, so get those tickets quickly!