Is it Fri-yay yet?! It’s shaping up to be a gorgeously hawt Memorial Day Weekend in Atlanta! We’ve got just the things to do around town whether you prefer the air conditioning or the outdoors. Happy long-weekending friends!
The Atlanta Jazz Festival, recognized as one of the leading jazz festivals in the world, celebrates the rich history of jazz and its place in Atlanta’s history. The festival features both internationally acclaimed jazz musicians as well as emerging artists playing at various venues throughout Atlanta. The festival culminates May 27-29 with an outdoor bonanza of show-stopping jazz performances at Piedmont Park.
The Decatur Arts Festival comes alive on Memorial Day weekend with artful opportunities and events — artist market, live musical performances, improvisational and stand-up comedy, a children’s festival and parade, literary events, dance performances and more! The festival takes over downtown, extending from the Decatur Recreation Center to the downtown square, including East and West Ponce de Leon Avenue, Clairemont Avenue and the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott College.
DEFINE: Atlanta is offering some AMAZING summer specials that start June 1st! The studio is offering everyone 50% off of their Month Unlimited package this summer for three months only: June 1 – August 31. That’s $107.50/month for body OR rev classes and $147.50/month for body & rev classes. Also, newbies to DEFINE can try their first class – any class – for only $10.
Johnny’s Hideaway packs a dance floor full — and then some — in a pre-Memorial Day bash on Sunday, May 29 beginning at 8:30 p.m. Band X, Atlanta’s favorite high-energy party band, provides adrenaline-pumping music, and cover is only $5. Hospitality workers enjoy Sunday night industry specials. Open into the wee hours of Memorial Day morning.
Alton Lane, the premier custom men’s clothier, just opened its eighth retail location in Atlanta this week. The 2,000-square-foot private showroom on E. Andrews Drive in Buckhead offers bespoke tailoring, 3D body scanning technology and an unprecedented customer experience to the men of Atlanta. Alton Lane offers a full collection of custom clothing for business, social events and weddings, including suits, shirts, trousers, blazers, tuxedos, overcoats, and accessories. The appointment-only showroom creates a private, comfortable shopping experience, featuring custom leather couches, a fully-stocked design bar and flat-screen TVs. Appointments are available Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
KTeesDesigns has the cutest tanks for you and your squad, including this adorable patriotic themed top that you must get in time for July 4th! These two designs were created by the lovely Atlanta tastemaker Kitsy Rose and Katie Hrubec, founder of KTeesDesigns. Katie founded her Etsy shop in 2014 and now has over 300+ styles and even does custom creations.
Alon’s Bakery & Market is celebrating the month of May with macarons as a nod to National Macaroon Day on May 31st! Alon’s Bakery & Market is showcasing their delicious French macarons at both their Dunwoody and Virginia-Highland locations. Made fresh daily with high-quality ingredients, their French macarons are available in a wide variety of flavors including Chocolate, Lemon, Almond, Raspberry, Apricot Lavender, Black Currant, Caramel, Pistachio and the featured flavor of the month, Mango.
Gypsy Kitchen in Buckhead Atlanta is hosting a special Memorial Day weekend edition on May 29 of the popular Sunday social “Basque in the Sun”on the open-air patio. Enjoy live music by a flamenco guitarist, flavorful paella, $4 tinto de verano, $5 glasses of rosé and half-off select bottles of wine. Flamenco and specials begin at 4 p.m.; DJ takes over from 7 p.m. until who knows when.
Linton’s is excited to kick off Memorial Day weekend sunshine with the premier Seedlings Brunch this Friday, May 27, featuring a special selection dedicated to little ones and their families! The Atlanta Botanical Garden dining destination unveils its “Seedlings” menu, offering the perfect bites as you and your children explore the Garden’s endless life and beauty this summer. Brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Linton’s invites little ones of all ages and their families to enjoy these kid-friendly plates, just as fresh and seasonal as the rest. Some menu highlights for the kiddos: Cinnamon rolls, Georgia blueberry pancakes, French toast with strawberries, Scrambled eggs with bacon, Peanut butter & jelly sandwich, Grilled cheese, French bread pizza, and Ribbon pasta with peas.
Ray’s Restaurants — Ray’s in the City, Ray’s on the River, Ray’s at Killer Creek and Ray’s Rio Bravo — will be open and eager to serve from noon-9 p.m. on Memorial Day, May 30. As a token of appreciation, the restaurants are extending a 20% discount to all veterans and active-duty military plus one guest. Additionally, Dining Club members will receive double points for Memorial Day purchases.
Shake Shack in Buckhead is taking advantage of berry season by blending up a new “Blueberry Pie Oh My” frozen custard made with a slice of delicious Shack-made blueberry pie and topped with whipped cream. From Friday, May 27, to Monday, July 4, enjoy the frozen treat in concrete or shake form – either way, it’s perfect for enjoying al fresco on Shack’s rooftop patio.