With fall starting at the end of this new month, it’s time to get excited for cooler days, falling leaves, and pumpkin spice! There’s so much going on in Atlanta this September, so keep scrolling for our monthly round-up of unmissable things to do in the city. We promise to keep you all up to date on all the things happening throughout fall, but it’s time to embrace the remainder of summer, as well as the exciting season change that’s just around the corner! Here’s fifty fantastic things to do in Atlanta this month.
If you’ve yet to experience the incomparable Bridgerton Experience, that has transported our historic Pullman Yards back in time to Regency-era England, then this is your sign to do so! Alas, all good things must come to an end, and this month is your last chance to experience this one-of-a-kind love letter to the Netflix & Shondaland smash. For more information and tickets, click here or the link below.
Since summer is out and fall is in, spooky season is upon us, and this immersive cocktail experience is the perfect way to celebrate. Travel back in time to 1799 to explore the legendary horror classic that is, Sleepy Hollow. Deep within the notorious woods lies a clearing under the moonlit sky, home to a tavern overflowing with cocktails, music, and many more surprises. For more information, click here or the link below.
Journey through Lewis Carroll’s fantasy world on a family-friendly adventure at Atlanta’s premier immersive experience, Illuminarium. Inspired by all things Wonderland, you’ll come face-to-face with beloved storybook characters. Take a plunge down the rabbit hole to travel through the magical forest with the notorious Cheshire Cat, and encounter the maddest tea party in town. Don’t miss out on Illuminarium’s Waking Wonderland, or it’ll be off with your head! ⭐ Sponsored
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This spectacular pop-up brunch experience has completely taken over the Westside Cultural Arts Center. Brunch Xperience takes brunch to the next level, with selfie spots and photo opportunities around every corner, all dedicated to everyone’s favorite weekend pastime. Expect brunch staples on their ever-so-tempting menu, as well as bottomless mimosas, and more!
Spray n’ Sip by Studio W.I.P. invites you to learn the ins and outs of working with spray paint at this brand new workshop. It’s time to unleash that inner street artist by creating your very own painted mural. And with a private instructor at hand, this experience is perfect for all levels, including those who aren’t the most creatively inclined.
6-10. Enjoy a mesmerizing evening of music bathed in candlelight!
Speaking of concert series’, the incomparable Candlelight concerts have taken Atlanta by storm. Enjoy intimate live-music performances at iconic venues across the city, that’ve all been transformed into enchanting grottos lit by candlelight. For this month’s unmissable offerings, click the appropriate link below for more information.
- Candlelight: Featuring Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & More
- Candlelight: Legends of R&B
- Candlelight: A Tribute to Adele
- Candlelight: A Tribute to Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, & More
- Candlelight: Celebrating Billie Holiday & Amy Winehouse
Pullman Pops has taken Atlanta by storm, and their final concert will be taking place this month, paying homage to rock and roll legend Billy Joel. Enjoy a night full of food, drinks, and live music by a stunning 45-piece symphonic orchestra at the Pullman Art Center’s historic transfer table, one of the most unique stages in the country! For more information, click the link below.
Another great Labor Day offering, Atlanta is home to one of the largest multi-media conventions in the states! Head to DragonCon on Labor Day weekend and nerd out on all things comic book, television, movies, and beyond! There’s even a parade that’ll take over Downtown Atlanta on the Saturday. Click here for more information.
Already touching on some unmissable summer pop-ups, there’s still so many incredible unique bars and restaurants on offer in the ATL. From vintage games and bowling to floral wonderlands and murder mysteries. Check out our recommendations for July below or click here to see our full round-up.
- Mystery Picnics, Different locations
- The Painted Duck, Westside
- An Evening in Roma: Italian Date Night, Doraville
- Fowling Warehouse Atlanta (BYOF), Westside ATL
- The Blind Pig Parlour, Buckhead
There’s an exciting exhibition in Pullman Yards, part of the brand new ATL project Science Gallery. ‘HOOKED’ examines the world through the lens of addiction. Expect to learn about yourself and others, through expressions of pleasure, loss, excess, or vulnerability. This month is your last chance to check out the fascinating exhibit.
One of the best ways to celebrate the end of summer is by heading to one of the many awesome rooftops on offer in the ATL. From refreshing cocktails with a killer view of the skyline, to Sunday brunch in the sun, click here to see the full round-up of amazing rooftop bars and restaurants in Atlanta, or check out a few recommendations below.
- Drawbar, West Midtown
- Virtue Rooftop, Midtown
- Hotel Clermont, Poncey-Highland
- St. Julep, Buckhead
Speaking of rooftops, Ponce City Market is helping ease us into processing our summertime sadness by hosting an its annual luau. For more information on this totally tropical end of summer bash, click here.
Zoo Atlanta offers hands-on, minds-on learning experiences for all ages. A wild adventure with an extensive mix of wildlife and activities that explore the animal world, don’t miss out. Click the link below to get your tickets, and visit Zoo Atlanta this September!
26-27. Celebrate Oktoberfest at these must-see celebrations!
Oktoberfest celebrations are starting all over the world, and Atlanta is no exception. From an enchanting German village in Georgia to an epic festival closer to home. See below for this month’s Oktoberfest offerings.
Oktoberfest doesn’t have to start or end at those awesome celebrations. Luckily for us ATLiens, Atlanta is home to so many incredible breweries, tap rooms, and brewpubs. For our full round-up of Atlantan craft breweries, click here. Or check out our recommendations for September below.
- Ironmonger, Marietta
- Orpheus Brewing, Piedmont Park
- Elsewhere Brewing, Grant Park
- New Realm Brewing, Common Ground
- Wild Heaven Beer, West End
Ready to journey into the Upside Down? The brand new immersive experience will transform Atlanta into Hawkins, Indiana — circa 1985. At Pullman Yards, epic audiovisual sets, supernatural mysteries and pulse-racing encounters will bring the cult TV sensation to life right before your very eyes. Click the link below for more information on this tubular experience.
If you’re searching for a community yoga class to share your love for the practice, or kick off your own yoga journey, then do we have good news for you. Below are the best free yoga classes in and around Atlanta that’ll help you develop your yoga skills, as well as connect to like-minded people! Check out the recommendations below or click here for the full round-up.
- Yoga on the Square, Colony Square
- Woodruff Park, Downtown
- The Battery Atlanta, The Battery
- AvalOM, Alpharetta
37-40. Visit September’s must-see art exhibitions
There’s always a spectacular collection of art on display in A-Town. So much so that it can get a little overwhelming. From free ways to experience art in the city to incredible exhibitions, see September’s offerings below.
- Local Stories, public art exhibit in Downtown Atlanta
- 2022 Mayor’s Pride Exhibit, visual arts exhibit in City Hall
- Shelter In Place, design exhibit at the High Museum of Art
- Look At Them, Look At Us, public art exhibit in Downtown Atlanta
In partnership with Zero Mile, Midtown Alliance are excited to bring live music back to Arts District Plaza with the Atlanta Songwriter Series. This brand new series of music concerts will occur every other week between August 30 and October 11 on Tuesdays. For more information, click the link below.
Wine flies when you’re having fun, so why not head over to one of our state’s underrated wineries. From an overwhelming selection of wines to spectacular views of our glorious Peach State, check out some recommendations below or click here for a full round-up.
- Wolf Mountain Vineyards, North Georgia Mountains
- Big Door Vineyard, White
- Sharp Mountain Vineyard, Jasper
- Kaya Vineyard & Winery, Dahlogenga
Downtown Atlanta may sparkle through the nights, with its impressive skyscrapers towering over the city. However, the Georgian capital is famous for its boundless greenery, and it’s the perfect place for nature lovers. From hikes close to home, as well as Georgia-staples, click here to see our full round-up of incredible hikes to take if you’re an ATLien. Or just check out some recommendations below.
- Island Ford Trail, Chattahochee River
- Silver Comet Trail, Atlanta
- Arabia Mountain Trail, Atlanta
- Yonah Mountain, Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest