Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial kick-off to the summer season so how you kick it off can determine the vibes for the rest of your summer. Make sure you kick it off right! Secret Atlanta has compiled a list of activities to enjoy to ensure you have the best holiday weekend. Check out our roundup below:
1. Take a trip to the Lanier Islands
Warmer days mean pool parks, pool parties, and cool drinks. Lake Lanier Islands is the perfect spot to enjoy some fun in the sun with family and friends while celebrating Memorial Day weekend. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities including pontoon boat rentals, free beach access, live music, fireworks shows, and more
2. Experience a gorgeous getaway at Glamp Blue Ridge
Take in majestic waterfalls, gorgeous hiking trails, and the serenity of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Glamp Blue Ridge is the latest staycation that Georgians can enjoy this summer for the ultimate getaway. These gorgeous domes are located just two hours outside of the city perched perfectly along the cliffs of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Guests can expect to experience the perfect level of privacy and relaxation in any of these domes.
You can now venture to the Exhibition Hub, Atlanta Art Center, to experience an art exhibit that showcases 100+ impressive and never-seen-before LEGO® sculptures. What’s more is that this exhibit, which has stunned over 10 million guests around the globe, will also showcase 360° projection installations for the first time!
4. – 7. Check out the round-up of activities at Eventide Brewing Events
Eventide Brewing invites customers to enjoy Memorial Day weekend at any of the following events their hosting:
- Friday, May 26, Comedy Night, hosted by Ian Aber and Shaunak Godkhindi ($15)
- Saturday, May 27 Pottery + Pints (free)
- Sunday, May 28 Artist Market with Sudnat Studios (free)
- Monday, May 29 Industry Night Drink Special ($13)
Find out more details about each event here.
8. Attend this amazing anime and gaming convention all weekend long
Atlanta get ready to enjoy one of the largest multi-generation conventions in the southeast. MomoCon originally started as a 700-person on-campus event that has grown into one of the largest events in the southeastern U.S. for fans of gaming, animation, cosplay, comics, and tabletop games. This amazing event begins on Friday, May 26, and will be open 24 hours non-stop throughout the weekend. This convention is a haven for fans of gaming, costuming (cosplay), and meeting celebrity voice talent, designers, and writers behind their favorite shows, games, and comics.
9. Groove to the smooth tunes at the Atlanta Jazz Festival
The Atlanta Jazz Festival is regarded as one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country, annually celebrating jazz music, iconic legends, and up-and-coming artists! The three-day festival will take over Piedmont Park from May 27 to May 29 — however, the fun doesn’t stop there. On top of the free festival, venues will be holding special events and concerts in collaboration with the festival throughout the entire month of May!
10. Check out the new drone and light show at Stone Mountain
Stone Mountains’ annual fireworks show gets a makeover this year and they are ready to debut their new drone light show for residents this weekend! Guests will enjoy a full day of family fun. Attractions include Dinosaur Explore and Scenic Railroad. Visitors can also hike the one-mile trail to the top of Stone Mountain for amazing views of downtown Atlanta.