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Community Spotlight: Things to do in Atlanta this July

By: Latazia Kendricks

Looking for something to do this July? Atlanta has a lot of events to consider!

Treat Yourself

My Fair Sweets is opening a new location in Cumberland Mall on June 29th at 10am! There will be a noon pink ribbon cutting, giveaways, milkshakes and delicious desserts! Check out the details HERE.

National Ice Cream Day is the 3rd Sunday in July and that falls on July 21st this year! Many restaurants mark the day with special discounts and freebies. However, did you know that Atlanta has an ice cream festival? I sure didn’t! It’s aptly named Atlanta Ice Cream Festival and has a very cute website with details about the event. This is the festival’s 9th year running and will be located at the Meadows in Piedmont Park on July 27th from 11am-6pm. Atlanta Ice Cream Festival is a family friendly event with activities for everyone. You can register for their 5K Fight Cancer Walk at 10am that morning for all ages, get a free Wellness Screening, join a line dance, take part in hula hoop competition or engage in any of the various activities throughout the day. Whatever you decide it’s sure to be a fun day for all involved.

Groove to the Music

Enjoy the evening of July 5th in Midtown from 6pm to 9pm at the High Museum of Art. On the first Friday of every month the High Museum stays open late and entertains with live music, drawing demonstrations, signature drinks and reimagined galleries. Tickets are $14.50 and free for High Museum members. For more information click HERE.

The City of Jonesboro is hosting BBQ Blues Brews & Soul Festival on July 6th at Lee Street Park. This show will feature musical artists: Albert White, Willie Hill and Eartha Sims. A spectacular fireworks display will end the night in beautiful colors. Find out more information about the free show HERE.

Watch a free concert Friday, July 26th at Glover Park in Marietta Square. The Tams will be performing that night at 8 for the 2019 Glover Park Concert Series. The you can find more details about parking and what you can bring to the concert HERE.

Spend a fun evening tapping your feet with “The 9th Street Stompers” at The Wormhole in Savannah, Ga. July 27th at 10pm. Get yourself a ticket to see this well-dressed jazz, blue and swing band HERE.

Let’s All Go To The Movies!

Take advantage of the Summer Blockbuster movies in this warm weather under the stars.

All around Georgia free outdoor movies are being shown for families. Such as “Movie on the Green” happening at Chateau Elan in Braselton, Georgia from 6:30pm to 10pm on July 19. Location details can be found HERE.

Visit one or all of our rare Drive-In locations around Georgia. We have three drive ins in North Georgia, one in metro Atlanta and one on our coast:

Tiger Drive In, originally opened in 1954, is located in Tiger, Ga nestled in the Northeast Mountains of Georgia. Visit their very user-friendly website for ticket purchases HERE.

Swan Drive In, established in 1955 is located in Blue Ridge, Ga. Find prices and showtimes HERE.

Wilderness Outdoor Movie Theater is in Trenton, Ga near the Georgia/Tennessee border. More details regarding prices and showings can be found HERE.

Starlight Drive In, located in south Atlanta, has been around since 1949 in the budding metropolis. Check out their website for pricing and features.

Jesup Drive -In Theater is currently Georgia’s oldest drive-in, operating since 1948, located in Jesup, Ga near Savannah, Ga. You can buy tickets online HERE.

Unfortunately, they won’t show Jaws here but you can watch a few movies in the Wave Pool at White Water just after 7pm. Learn more HERE.

If outdoor movies aren’t your thing you can also see a film indoors for as little as $5 on Tuesdays at AMC with a free AMC Stubs Member card or at Movie Tavern with a $1 increase for 3D films. Both theaters offer in select locations reclining seats and some AMC theaters offer reserved seating. Unlike our Drive-In theaters, AMC and Movie Tavern have a plethora of locations all over this great state.

Exploring Georgia

Have you ever wanted to Go to Wonderland? You can visit now at The Atlanta Botanical Garden near Piedmont as they host an “Alice’s Wonderland” exhibition until October 27, 2019. See the characters in 4 dimensions as you wander through the garden. Purchase tickets and learn more about the planting process on their website. Enjoy your all day pass a little more by going on Thursdays and combing your evening with “Cocktails in the Garden” from 5:30pm to 9:30pm for no extra charge.

Take your young family members to Georgia’s own amusement park called Lake Winnepesaukah also affectionately known as Lake Winnie. I used to visit this Amusement park as a child and I’m very glad to see it’s still around. Located in Rossville, GA it’s nostalgia carnival atmosphere, water park and affordable prices makes this a great day trip choice. Go to for more information.


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