This Week in Atlanta: Summer Shade Festival; Bar Crawl; & More

Here our list of some of the most sought after events happening in Atlanta this week. (Pexels)

Experience what Atlanta is known for by stopping by these upcoming events.

Munch on specially made chicken wings at the yearly local showdown or stroll through the city’s oldest surviving city park at the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival.

Summer Halloween Carnivale 

When: Aug. 23, 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Where: The Bakery Atlanta, 825 Warner St, Atlanta

Cost: Free

It’s going to be Halloween in August at The Bakery Atlanta’s upcoming carnival. From tarot readings to costume contests, there will be an array of ways this event will be bringing the holiday to the summertime.

The Africa Expo-ATL 2019

When: Aug. 24, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Global Ministries, 458 Ponce De Leon Ave. Northeast, Atlanta

Cost: $20 for General Admission

The second annual Africa Expo will be featuring dance lessons, entrepreneurship panels, family yoga, a fashion show and more.

Atlanta Tacos & Margs Crawl

When: Aug. 24, 12 p.m.

Where: City Tap House Atlanta, 848 Peachtree St. Northeast, Atlanta

Cost: $24.99 for General Admission, $49.99 for VIP

The crawl will be including bars in Midtown such as Takorea, Taco Mac and City Tap House. General Admission includes access into the bars and specials at the establishments. VIP tickets will also buy patrons access to one hour of unlimited tacos and margarita tastings.

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival

When: Aug. 24, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Aug. 25, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Grant Park, 840 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta

Cost: Free

See what Grant Park is all about at this annual festival from the food trucks to live music. Some musicians coming out include Cicada Rhythm and Jimmy Galloway Guitar.

Springer Mountain Farms’ Southern Wing Showdown 

When: Aug. 25, 1 to 5 p.m.

Where: The Fairmont, 1429 Fairmont Ave. NW, Atlanta

Cost: $55 for General Admission, $65 for VIP First Taster Ticket

Get your fill of mouth-watering chicken wings at this annual showdown from the 30 restaurants that will be in attendance, such as Seven Lamps, Twisted Soul Cookhouse and Pours and Canoe. General admission will get an all-inclusive tasting of wings and VIP attendees will get in an hour early.

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