Fall is just around the corner, so it’s time to turn over a new (orange) leaf, and 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. Now 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.
1. Tickets are going fast for Jurassic World: The Exhibition
You don’t want to miss this adventure into the land of Jurassic World. Once you enter the iconic gates to Jurassic World, you’ll be met face-to-face with life-sized dinosaurs and wondrous sights from the famous film franchise.
Step behind the glass wall of The Creation Lab and see how it would have felt to walk alongside these incredible animals.
This amazing experience at Pullman Yards is family friendly, and here for a limited time only! Get your tickets here.
2.Dance the night away with Salsa on the Square
Celebrate the start of Hispanic Heritage Month by participating in Salsa on the Square! This festive event hosted by Placita Latina, a local group of Hispanic/Latine friends and professionals, shows some of the beautiful culture and traditions of latines living in the United States. Join Placita Latina for delicious food, drinks and local art, as well as salsa dancing lessons of course!
Salsa on the Square will take place on September 16th from 4:00 P.M. – 10:30 P.M. in Decatur Square. The event is free for everyone!
3. Experience the incredible life of King Tut at Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures
Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures is in Atlanta and ready to offer all visitors an unmatched look into the life of the young Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt. The exhibit boasts hundreds of reconstructed objects, breathtaking decorations, and fascinating explanations. Atlanta is excited to have the most complete exhibition on King Tut in our city. Ready to travel to the era of the pharaohs? Get your tickets for Tutankhamun: His Tomb and His Treasures in Atlanta!
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!
5. Take a latte art class at a local coffee shop
If the fall season means Pumpkin Spice Lattes for you, what better way to celebrate than by learning to make your own latte art? Opo Coffee is offering beginner latte art classes in the Coffee Training Lab. Impress your friends with an introduction into making latte and cappuccino hearts, rosettas, and tulips.
For more information check out the Opo Coffee website here! And don’t wait, classes are capped at six participants, so spots go fast!
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.
11. Relax and enjoy the art with Yoga at Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
The ultimate yoga class is in the middle of the breathtaking Van Gogh Immersive Experience in Atlanta! Work on your strength and flexibility, all while being surrounded by beautiful art of Van Gogh. This class is open to all: beginners and advanced yogis alike! If you love yoga and you love art, this is the perfect place to get your zen on in September.Get tickets here!
12. Check out one of Atlanta’s Hidden Gem Museums
Atlanta is known for The High Museum of Art and Fernbank Natural History Museum, but did you know Atlanta has lots of wacky, weird museums? Check out the list the Lesser Known Museums of Atlanta and find something completely new!
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
19. Enjoy a classic fall activity and go apple picking!
No fall plan is complete without a good day of picking apples! Luckily for Atlantans, Georgia is full of amazing apple orchards where you can pick your own apples. Check out this list of great spots to pick apples until your heart’s content!
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
24. Go to the best music festival all year: Music Midtown
Music Midtown is the most exciting music festival of the year, and it’s happening in Piedmont Park September 15-17th. This year, festival-goers can expect performances by P!nk, Lil Baby, Billie Eilish, The 1975, Niall Horan, and more! Get your tickets now!
This giant outdoor festival is super fun and includes cool hang out spots, amazing drinks, vibesy local food vendors and, of course, the best music around!
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, 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
- Three Taverns Imaginarium, The Atlanta Dairies
- Elsewhere Brewing, Grant Park
- New Realm Brewing, Common Ground
- Wild Heaven Beer, West End
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.
ZuCot Gallery – This is the Southeast’s largest African-American owned fine art gallery, and it’s right here at home in downtown ATL. Come see contemporary artists and support ZuCot Gallery’s mission to “promote original works of art by living African American artists and provide both novice and seasoned collectors with meaningful and unique services that enhance the art collecting experience” (ZuCot Gallery Website).
Goat Farm Arts Center – If you like contemporary and performance art, you’ll love the eclectic world of Goat Farm Arts Center. More than 450 artists work out of their studios, and their instagram is always up-to-date with new events. Check it out here!
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) – MOCA GA is a Smithsonian affiliate and works to showcase Georgia artists locally. Along with their impressive permanent gallery of more than 250 pieces from 110 local artists, MOCA GA currently also has a traveling exhibit called Under Her Canopy, by Ato Ribeiro.
Underground Art Galleries – Underground Atlanta is the perfect place to go for some cool vibes and incredible art you won’t see anywhere else. Check out their instagram for details on the galleries and other events happening underground!
41. Hit up a concert at Smith’s Olde Bar
If you’re looking for an indie music scene to see some amazing live music, look no further. Smith’s Olde Bar is an Atlanta staple, and it has an awesome September lineup of indie artists! Grab a drink and enjoy fun vibes and great music. Check out their September events here.
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. 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