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    Originally called Armistice Day, the annual observance was initially created to recognize the ending of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918 (in which a ceasefire was scheduled for the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month). In 1954, Veterans Day was officially inaugurated to honor all military personnel who served the country. »»RELATED: Find more things to do this weekend in our weekly round-up Much is owed to these brave servicemen and women; and beyond the day’s recognition, the metro Atlanta community is also rolling out a good time. Whether you’re a vet, currently serving, have veteran/active duty loved ones or you just want to join in on the tribute, here are some noteworthy celebrations around the city. Horizons at Woodward Academy Veterans Day Weekend 5K Start your Veterans Day weekend on an active note with the second annual 5K run/walk on Woodward Academy’s College Park campus. The historic private academy was actually founded in 1900 as a military school (originally named the Georgia Military Academy). Intending to honor its military history, veteran alumni and the veteran community, the race day will include a presentation from the Woodward Honor Guard and an invocation from Chaplain Katie Kilpatrick. All race proceeds will benefit the Horizons at Woodward program, which provides 135 local-area students with a tuition-free summer enrichment camp on the Woodward campus. The course is also a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. 8 a.m. (race begins at 9 a.m.). Nov. 9. $35. Woodward Academy Bull Ring, 1662 Rugby Ave., College Park. woodward.edu/5K. Veterans Parade and Festival Head to downtown Atlanta to catch one of the city’s largest Veterans Day celebrations. In fact, with upwards of 100 parade entries and 5,000 participants from across the state, it’s one of the largest Veterans Day parades in the country, according to Georgia Veterans Day Association President, Kevin Miller. The 38thAnnual Atlanta Veterans Day Parade will start at 11:11 a.m. on Peachtree Street near the intersection at Baker’s Street. From there, the parade will proceed down Baker and Marietta streets and conclude near Centennial Park on Centennial Olympic Park Drive. The Veterans Day festival will follow, beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Pemberton Place near the World of Coca-Cola. Promoted as a family-friendly event, guests of all ages can enjoy military vehicle displays, exhibitions and live country and rock music from the 116th Army Band. 11 a.m. (parade start); 12:30-2:30 p.m. (festival). Nov. 9. Free. Peachtree Street and Baker Street, Atlanta (parade start); Pemberton Place, 126 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd. NW, Atlanta (festival). georgiaveteransday.org. Freedom Ball Join approximately 500 other guests for a formal night of celebration for our veterans. With a mission to honor these heroes and educate the community about military service, the ball will be emceed by Aaron Diamant from Channel 2 WSB-TV and feature speakers and presentations throughout the night. Hosted by the Georgia Veterans Day Association (who also hosts the aforementioned parade and festival), the annual gala will also entertain guests with a silent auction, dinner, dancing and a 21-piece orchestra. 6 p.m. Nov. 9. $75. Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta. georgiaveteransday.org. Marietta Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Marietta and the City of Marietta, the 15th annual Veterans Day parade will include five local high school marching bands and several high school Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) programs. The parade will set off from the Roswell Street Baptist Church and end in Marietta Square, which will host the Veterans Day ceremony. 11 a.m. (parade start); 12:00 p.m. (ceremony). Nov. 11. Free. Roswell Street Baptist Church, 774 Roswell St. NE, Marietta (parade start); Marietta Square, 50 Park Square, Marietta (ceremony). mariettakiwanis.org. RELATED: Veterans Day 2019: Metro Atlanta restaurants offering freebies and deals Cobb Wind Symphony Veterans Concert Celebrate our veterans while supporting the kick-off of the Cobb Wind Symphony’s 20th anniversary performance season. The symphony is a community ensemble of more than 100 adult musicians from the metro Atlanta area, several of whom are veterans. The free concert will feature 11 selections, including the “Star Spangled Banner,” “The Stars and Stripes Forever” and the official anthems of all five military branches. And as a new addition to their ninth annual veterans show, the Michael O’Neal singers will join the symphony for three selections. 3 p.m. Nov. 10. Free. Lassiter Concert Hall, 2601 Shallowford Road, Marietta. cobbwindsymphony.org. Veterans Day Tribute in Sandy Springs For the official holiday on Monday, head to Sandy Springs for their 10th annual ceremony. The event will feature a keynote speech from U.S. District Court Judge J.P. Boulee , a former army captain and founder of the DeKalb’s Veterans Treatment Court. Former Channel 2 WSB-TV anchor, U.S. Army veteran and Sandy Springs resident John Pruitt will emcee the tribute, which will also include a live performance from the 116th Army Band Quintet. 11:30 a.m. Nov. 11. Free. City Springs, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. 770-206-2022, citysprings.com. COMPLIMENTARY MUSEUM AND ATTRACTION ADMISSIONS (with proper military identification) Center for Civil and Human Rights Sunday and Monday, veterans will receive free admission to the museum. Accompanying family members will be offered 20 percent off of their admission. Sunday. Free for veterans/active duty personnel at the box office. Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW, Atlanta. 678-999-8990, civilandhumanrights.org. Georgia Aquarium As a part of their year-round programming, Georgia Aquarium offers Military Mondays, which gives free admission to active duty military. This Veterans Day, Nov. 11, the aquarium is extending free admission to veterans as well—along with 30 percent reduced admission to their family members. Every Monday. Free for veterans/active duty personnel. Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. NW, Atlanta. georgiaaquarium.org. Veterans Day Commemoration at the Atlanta History Center Coinciding with the World War I armistice, the annual Atlanta History Center program will begin their commemoration on Monday at 11 a.m. In addition to the ceremonial playing of the anthem and presentation of the colors, the program will include a keynote address from new Georgia Veteran’s Hall of Fame inductee Rear Admiral Wendi B. Carpenter, U.S. Navy (Ret). The center is offering veterans/active duty military and up to five of their family members free admission. Guests will also be invited to learn more about the Center’s Veterans History Project, a collection of video and audio interviews from American war veterans. 11 a.m. Nov. 11. Free of veterans/active duty personnel and family members. Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta. 404-814-4000, atlantahistorycenter.com. Atlanta Zoo The zoo is welcoming veterans and active duty military members for a complimentary day of fun and exploration. Up to six accompanying guests of each veteran will be offered $4 off admission. Nov. 11. Free for veterans/active duty personnel. Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-624-9453, zooatlanta.org.
  • It's the perfect time to start thinking about the holiday season. This weekend, you'll find several fairs to shop at in metro Atlanta, as well as food-related events featuring everything from sweets to seafood to Thanksgiving favorites. » RELATED: 10 Atlanta festivals this November you don't want to miss Check out the following 16 things to do around town: Cobb The Ultimate Sugar Show. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. $15 and up, with classes sold separately. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 770-955-8000. 770-955-8000. http://www.ultimatesugarshow.com/. Buy baking tools, taste sweets from local vendors and improve your skills by taking a class at The Ultimate Sugar Show. Georgia Seafood Fest. noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. $35 and up. The Battery Atlanta, 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-494-1150. https://www.gaseafoodfest.com/. Georgia Seafood Fest features the chance to sample fresh fish right off the boat, listen to bands from Georgia's coastal cities, drink Georgia coastal cocktails and more. Holly Jolly Craft Show. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Free admission. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 1770 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 770-321-1806. https://www.mtzionumc.org. Buy arts and crafts and baked goods from over 50 vendors and take part in a silent auction, drawings and more at this 34th annual craft show. All proceeds will go to charities that help women and children.  Atlanta Ultimate Women's Expo. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. $5-$10. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 770-955-8000. https://www.atlantawomensexpo.com/. Connect with keynote speakers, shop for a variety of items and get pampered with spa treatments at the Atlanta Ultimate Women's Expo. DeKalb Native American Festival and Pow Wow. Continuing 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Admission included with All-Attractions Pass, which starts at $31.95. Stone Mountain Park Historic Square, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 1-800-401-2407. stonemountainpark.com. This event is the largest Native American gathering in Georgia and showcases their culture through dance, music, storytelling, authentic craft demonstrations and more. Apple Cider Days. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., with Sunset Serenade from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Some events are free, prices vary for others. Donaldson-Bannister Farm, 4831 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. dunwoodypreservationtrust.org. An old-time country celebration of food, arts and crafts and music brings the past alive during Apple Cider Days. The Waldorf School Holiday Fair. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Free admission with fees for activities. Waldorf School of Atlanta, 711 South Carolina Drive, Decatur. 404-377-1315. https://www.facebook.com. Join in the fun at the Waldorf School's 32nd annual Holiday Fair, which includes an artists' market, food, music, live entertainment and lots of kids' activities. Holiday Traditions. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. $5 admission. No strollers. Marist School, 3790 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. 770-457-7201, marist.com. Over 240 artisans and crafters will display their works and offer items for the instant raffle. You can also have lunch in the Cooked Goose Café and shop the bake sale for holiday cakes and treats. North Fulton IrishFest Atlanta. 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8. 9 a.m.-closing of 8 p.m. concert. Saturday, Nov. 9. Combination of free and ticketed events. Tickets range from $28-$95. 617 Atlanta St., Roswell. irishfestatlanta@gmail.com, https://www.irishfestatlanta.org/. IrishFest Atlanta features workshops, concerts, dancing and more that celebrates Irish culture. Big & Little Chef: Thanksgiving. 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. $75 for one parent/child combo. Alpharetta Cooking School, Alpharetta Commons, 4305 State Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770-751-8560. ww4.publix.com. Cook with your child age 5-12 as you work together to create delicious Thanksgiving recipes. Veterans Day Car Show. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Free admission. American Legion, 201 Wills Road, Alpharetta. 678-462-9023. https://www.facebook.com. Enjoy a car show, food, live music, vendor village and children's activities. Sandy Springs Restaurant Week. Through Saturday, Nov. 9. Various Sandy Springs restaurants. visitsandysprings.org. Try exclusive menus at participating Sandy Springs restaurants, where you can get appetizers, entrees and desserts at special prices. Gwinnett Sesame Street Live! Let's Party! 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. $20 and up. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 866-248-8740. https://www.infiniteenergycenter.com/. Join your Sesame Street favorites to help plan a party when everyone has a different idea of fun. Brookwood Arts and Crafts Festival. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Brookwood High School, 1255 Dogwood Road SW, Snellville. eventbrite.com. The 29th annual Brookwood Arts and Crafts Festival features over 75 vendors, continuous holiday music and entertainment, door prizes and more. The event raises money to support the school's boys' and girls' basketball and cheerleading programs. Gwinnett County Health Fair. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Free admission and health screenings. Lenora Park Recreation Center, 4515 Lenora Church Road, Snellville. scnievents.com. Get free health screenings, including flu shots, cholesterol screening, blood pressure check, glucose check, HIV testing, hearing check, memory screening and more. Lots of giveaways are available, including Fernbank Museum tickets to the first 50 people. Football on the Big Screen. 3:30 p.m-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Free admission. Town Green, 5140 Town Center Blvd., Peachtree Corners. peachtreecornersga.gov. Bring your cooler or buy food and drink from a Town Center restaurant before settling in to watch Alabama vs. LSU on the big screen. » RELATED: Best of Atlanta’s 2019 fall festivals
  • Golfing with a Goal of $100,000 for Toys for Tots The 3rd disc golf tournament benefiting Toys for Tots was a huge success! Thanks to its sponsors and all of the players who participated, more than $8,000 was raised! Thank you to organizers Steve Winslow of the traffic team and Mike Haney, traffic trooper ‘Disc Golf Driver’ for their dedication to this fundraiser!  Some of our fellow Cox Media Group coworkers recently participated in the 2019 Toys for Tots Golf Tournament at Chateau Elan Golf Club. The goal of this tournament was to raise $100,000 for children in our communities! Way to go golfers, and Alex Williams of Triple Team Traffic, Steve Gehlbach of Ch. 2 Action News, Drex Rener from the Tad & Drex Morning Show on B98.5 and John Frasca! Our events, in memory of Captain Herb Emory, support the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation. There are 800 local Toys For Tots campaigns across the United States, collecting and distributing toys to less fortunate children. Their goal is to deliver a message of hope, through a new toy during Christmas that will assist children in becoming responsible, productive and patriotic citizens. Fred’s Bar-B-Q House continues to support the mission of Toys for Tots and is a drop off location for toys this year. Please visit them in Lithia Springs. We’d also ask you to consider supporting the 2019 Buddy Christian Memorial 5K Run/Walk in Winterville, coming up on Friday, November 29th. This run/walk raises money for the Buddy Christian Foundation, which works to protect law enforcement officers by preventing line of duty deaths and serve the surviving family members of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. If you’d like to get involved, please email melissachristian@buddychristianfoundation.org Call our traffic center with traffic incidents at 404-897-7358. You can also get through to us using the “Triple Team Traffic Alerts” app, free in your phone’s app store! The app provides real-time, traffic incidents recorded by WSB radio traffic reporters. Powered by Cool Ray Carrier.
  • It's not Halloween yet, but you'll find plenty of spooky-themed events going on this weekend in Atlanta. Parades, trick-or-treating, ghost stories and more are on the calendar, along with several 5K runs and a fall festival. » RELATED: Can’t-miss grown-up Halloween parties in Atlanta Check out the following 16 things to do in metro Atlanta this weekend: Cobb Fall Jonquil Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Village Green, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna. 770-431-2842. smyrnaga.gov. The annual Fall Jonquil Festival features over 125 booths with handmade arts and crafts as well as puppet shows, local entertainment, live music, festival foods and children's activities. Garden Gallop. 6:30 a.m. race day packet picket and late registration, 7:30 a.m. 1-Mile Fun Run, 8 a.m. 5K, 8:55 a.m. Tot Trot. Saturday, Oct. 26. $25 5K, $15 Fun Run, free Tot Trot. Downtown Kennesaw. kennesawgrandprix.com. The last in this year's series of Kennesaw Grand Prix races, the Garden Gallop starts at Main Street and goes through Swift Cantrell Park. A post-race party will be held on City Plaza, and the race benefits the Smith-Gilbert Gardens. Le Creuset Factory to Table Sale. Continues in two-hour time slots from Friday, Oct. 25 to Sunday, Oct. 27. $10 for 2-hour session, includes parking. Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway SE, Atlanta. Lecreuset.ticketspice.com. Sign up in advance for a two-hour time slot and buy Le Creuset products from around the world at a special discount. Ticket sales will benefit Meals on Wheels America. 'ParaNorman.' 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Free. Battery Atlanta, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. https://www.facebook.com. Watch 'ParaNorman,' a stop-motion animated dark fantasy film, as part of the Xfinity Movie Series. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to spread out for flick, which is rated PG-13. DeKalb Calloween. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. $10 in advance, $12 at door. Includes admission, parking and trolley service. Artists and entertainers will accept tips. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta. 404-872-5338. callanwolde.org. Join in the fun at the fifth annual Calloween, and bring the kids to trick-or-treat, play games, participate in art activities and more. An all-ages dance and costume party with big prizes  will also be held. A Tour of Southern Ghosts. 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26. Tours start every 10 minutes. $12 adult pre-sale tickets through ART Station, $17 for adults at park, $8 for children. $20 parking permit per car. Stone Mountain Park, Historic Square, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Atlanta. stonemountainpark.com. Professional storytellers share tales of Southern ghosts along lantern-lit paths. Each night offers a different cast of six story tellers, and proceeds benefit ART Station programs. Decatur Haints and Saints Halloween Parade. 4 p.m. vehicles and floats line up, 4:30 p.m. walkers line up, 5 p.m. parade starts. Sunday, Oct. 27. Decatur Post Office, 520 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. http://www.decaturhalloweenparade.com/. Join the parade and stay for a musical jam at the Bandstand on the Square afterward. Howl-O-Ween. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Brookhaven Dog Park, 4158 Peachtree Road, Brookhaven. https://brookhavendogpark.org/home. Bring your dog and have fun with a spooky pooch costume contest, doggie trick-or-treat, food trucks, vendors, adoption events and more. North Fulton Halloween Hikes. 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26. $12 per person, free for kids 2 and under. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055. chattnaturecenter.org. The 34th annual Halloween Hike takes you through the forest, where you can meet woodland creatures and hear about how they live. Music, crafts, a campfire and other non-scary fun is also featured. Trick or Treat at Avalon. 10 a.m.-noon. Saturday, Oct. 26. Free. 400 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. experienceavalon.com. Bring your bag and trick or treat your way through a map of participating retailers who will be handing out candy and treats. Kids' Spooktacular Treats. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. $49 per seat. Sur la Table at North Point Mall, 1082 North Point Circle, Alpharetta. 678-280-0086. surlatable.com. Let kids age 8-12 make Halloween goodies to bring home, including mummy cookies, spider-decorated brownies and a witch's broom stick adorned with jack-o-lantern cake pops. Big Pumpkin 5K Run. 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. $30. CrossFit North Fulton, 700 Hembree Place East, Roswell. cottageschool.org. CrossFit North Fulton is the start and finish location for this 5K, which benefits The Cottage School. A post-race fall festival will be held at CrossFit. Gwinnett Howl on the Green. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Free. Duluth Town Green, 3167 Main St., Duluth. www.facebook.com. Duluth's annual Halloween event hosts kids events like trick-or-treating from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. and fire dancers, aerialists and more starting at 9 p.m. Light Up Norcross Lantern and Costume Parade. 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Thrasher Park, 93 Park Drive, Norcross. norcrossga.net. Rescheduled from last week due to weather, the lantern and costume parade – along with contests for each – gets underway Saturday. You can buy a lantern for $15 if you'd like, but it's not required. Hogwarts at the Hudgens. 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Free. Hudgens Center for Art & Learning, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300, Duluth. 770-623-6002. thehudgens.org. Bring the family as the Hudgens transforms into Hogwarts with plenty of fun activities. Costumes are encouraged. Diwali – the Festival of Lights, Chopda Pujan & Fireworks. 3 p.m. Diwali Chopda Pujan, 7:30 p.m. Diwali Maha Arti & Fireworks. Sunday, Oct. 27. Parking at 6100 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker. baps.org. Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights that's one of the most auspicious days on the Hindu calendar. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the fireworks, tradition and culture of the Hindu faith hosted by BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir. » RELATED: Diwali 2019: Where in Atlanta you can celebrate the festival of lights 
  • Looking for something family-friendly to do in Atlanta this weekend? As the weather turns to more fall-like temperatures, you'll find plenty of outdoor events celebrating the UGA Dawgs, your own dogs and more. » RELATED: 10 Atlanta festivals you don't want to miss this October And if you'd rather stay inside, you'll have your choice of activities including a sneaker convention and Chinese ribbon dance production. Check out the following 16 things to do in metro Atlanta this weekend: Cobb HarvestFest. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Free. Glover Park at Historic Marietta Square, 50 N. Park Square NE, Marietta. 770-794-5601. mariettaga.gov. This annual festival features Scarecrows in the Square, arts and crafts, Touch-A-Truck, inflatables, a costume contest and more. Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival. 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 and 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Fifth Third Bank Stadium, 3200 George Busbee Parkway NW, Kennesaw. https://owl-o-ween.com/. Bring your family to the 7th annual Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival, which features tethered balloon rides, hot air balloon glows, live entertainment, trick-or-treating, costume showdowns, a kids' zone and more. Sneaker Con Atlanta. Noon-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. $25 plus fees. Cobb Galleria Centre, Two Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 770-955-8000. sneakercon.com. Buy, sell or trade your kicks with other like-minded sneaker fans at Sneaker Con. You can also have your sneakers authenticated at the event. Xfinity Movie Series. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. Free admission. The Battery Atlanta, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. batteryatl.com. The Xfinity Movie Series kicks off with a showing of 'The Goonies.' Bring a lawn chair or blanket if you'd like. DeKalb Dunwoody Community Tailgate. 1 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Free admission. Marlow's Tavern, 1317 Dunwoody Village Parkway, Suite 102, Dunwoody. https://www.facebook.com. Watch UGA take on the Kentucky Wildcats on a big screen at the tree-lined lawn along the parkway. An on-site DJ will be featured during commercials, along with giveaways. You can buy tailgate-themed foods from Marlow's Tavern and play games such as cornhole and giant Jenga.  Stone Mountain Highland Games. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20. $18-$20 adults per day, $5 for children age 4-12, plus $20 parking per vehicle per day. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 770-521-0228. stonemountainpark.com. Scots or 'Scots for the Day' will gather for the Stone Mountain Highland Games and activities including Highland dancing, athletic events and piping and drumming. Brookhaven Arts Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Free parking and admission. Apply Valley Road, Brookhaven with parking behind the Brookhaven MARTA Station. https://www.brookhavenartsfestival.com/. Over 120 artists from across the country will participate in the Brookhaven Arts Festival, which also features a new kids' section, music and food and drink as well as a classic car show from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20. Atlanta Audubon Society Field Trip. 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18. Free. Murphey Candler Park, 1551 W. Nancy Creek Drive NE, Atlanta. 404-308-6279. https://www.atlantaaudubon.org/field-trips.html. Explore lake, wetlands and mixed woods habitats as you look for resident and migrant birds. The walk is suitable for people over 14 years old. North Fulton St. Mary of Egypt International Fall Festival. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20. $1 admission, children 12 and under free. St. Mary of Egypt Orthodox Church, 1765 Woodstock Road, Roswell. stmaryofegypt.org. Try exotic homemade foods and desserts, browse and buy from diverse vendors and artisans and enjoy musical entertainment and children's events. Johns Creek Arts Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Green space across from Atlanta Athletic Club, 1930 Bobby Jones Drive, Johns Creek. splashfestivals.com. The 8th annual Johns Creek Arts Festival will feature 130 artisans and their paintings, pottery, metalwork, folk art, jewelry, glass and more. You'll also find a kids' zone and will be able to listen to varied live music. Milton Haunted House on the Hill. From sundown to 10:30 p.m. nightly in October. 820 Dockbridge Way, Milton. https://www.facebook.com. Michael Myers, the haunted forest and spooky spirits welcome you to drive by the annual Milton Haunted House on the Hill. If you'd like to find Pennywise, you'll have to get out of your car, but please stay off the yard. Props will be limited on rainy nights. Music Under the Pines. 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. $27. Matilda's, 850 Hickory Flat Road, Milton. 678-480-6932. https://www.matildasmusicvenue.com/music. Enjoy music from Granville Automatic, a duo of Nashville songwriters influenced by The Smiths, Emmylou Harris and Simon & Garfunkel. Bring your own food and drink and come by on the day of the concert if you want to put your name on a table to reserve it. Otherwise, it's first-come, first-served, so you may want to bring your own table and chairs. Gwinnett PAWFest. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Free, with some activities extra. Praise Community Church, 329 Grayson Highway, Lawrenceville. https://gwinnetthumane.wixsite.com/pawfest. Bring your leashed dogs to the Gwinnett Humane Society's PAWFest for activities such as lure chasing, a parade, disc dog demos, silent auction, carnival games, $5 nail trims and $12 rabies shots. Dogs will be available for adoption, and you can watch football games at the DAWG-Zone. AutumnFest. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Main Street, downtown Logainville. loganville-ga.gov. Officially welcome fall with craft and food vendors, live entertainment and plenty of kids' activities. Ribbon Dance of Empowerment. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. $17-$24. Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-626-2464. infiniteenergycenter.com. This educational, entertaining production intertwines Chinese dance, history, culture and personal story telling. An original mini dance-drama also tells the story of Chinese-Americans growing up in the South. Sugar Rush. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. 5039 West Broad St., Sugar Hill. cityofsugarhill.com. Join in the fun at Sugar Rush, an arts festival celebrating performing, visual and culinary arts. Artist vendors, a juried art show, inflatables, an arcade, arts and crafts and more are featured. » RELATED: Diwali 2019: Where in Atlanta you can celebrate the festival of lights
  • A pilot is ok after his plane went down at the Atlanta Airshow Sunday afternoon.  In a tweet from the CF Snowbirds, the group says Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier was “forced to eject from his aircraft shortly before our performance in Atlanta.” Domon-Grenier made it to the ground safely the group says, and the aircraft “fell in an unpopulated area and no one was injured.”  The pilot was flying a CT-114 Tutor.   The air show was Saturday and scheduled to run through Sunday at Tara Field near Atlanta Motor Speedway.  But event organizers canceled the rest of the show following the crash.    A cause for the crash has not yet been determined.
  • Ask anyone—most will likely tell you the scariest thing about Atlanta usually revolves around rush-hour traffic. But here’s a scare we all can look forward to. Check out the city’s spookiest side with these Halloween-inspired, spine-tingling events around the city. Little Five Points Halloween Festival and Parade One of Atlanta’s most vibrant and colorful neighborhoods really shines in the spooky season. It’s the most festive time of year for both visitors and residents as the outrageously fun parade winds through the streets of Little Five Points. But the parade is only part of the fun, as the festival brings in food vendors, an artists market, live music and more. Noon-10 p.m. Oct. 19; the parade starts at 4 p.m. Free. Little 5 Points, Moreland and Euclid avenues NE, Atlanta. l5phalloween.com. Owl-o-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival The sky will sparkle and shine as this Kennesaw celebration marks its seventh year. The costume catwalk party spotlights the imagination of attendees, decked in their Halloween attire, with prizes for best costume. The fest brings in more than 120 performing artists aimed at both kids and adults. And speaking of adults, there will be a craft beer garden, a sports bar and a silent disco. The balloons are the stars, though, and organizers recommend getting there early, because tethered balloon rides are limited. 6-11 p.m. Oct. 18-19. $19; $9 ages 3-12. VIP tickets $79; $49 ages 3-12. Kennesaw State University’s Sports + Entertainment Park, 3200 George Busbee Parkway, Kennesaw. owl-o-ween.com. Fright Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia The popular annual event brings out everyone—from the living to the dead—to enjoy the thrills of the amusement park. Special park programs include crafts and “Spooky Stories” for kids, live shows and multiple haunted houses and more chilling frights for the park’s after-dark crowd. Starting at $51.99. Sept. 21-Nov. 2. Six Flags, 275 Riverside Parkway SW, Austell. sixflags.com/overgeorgia. (Hours vary, so check its website for park hours.) A Spooktacular Night by the Georgia Aquarium Trick-or-treat in each gallery of the Georgia Aquarium. Families can also enjoy crafts, a photo station and other Halloween-inspired entertainment. Plus, with each paying adult admission, children under 12 who arrive in costume will receive free admission. 4-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Starting a $26.95. Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St. NW, georgiaaquarium.org. The Roof’s Neon Nightmare at Ponce City Market In the spirit of the 80s-era horror thrillers, guests are invited to party on the rooftop of Ponce City Market. Expect to find a scene set with glitch art, a neon graveyard, themed cocktails and small bites. Plus, guests can enjoy carnival games, DJ-spun music and even a costume contest. 7 p.m.-midnight. Oct. 26. Starting at $45. The Roof at Ponce City Market. 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, poncecityroof.com. MORE THINGS TO DO: ‘Frankenstein’: immersive theater puts audience in the action Doggies on the BeltLine This Halloween, the pups can have a little dress-up fun too. In its second year, the BeltLine will host a dog parade and costume contest. Pet owners can check-in their participating pets at 11:30 a.m. at The Shed at Ponce City Market, where there will also be opportunities for free pet portraits, dog treats and vendor booth shopping. The parade will commence at 1 p.m. from Ponce City Market, with a walk along the Eastside BeltLine Trail and end at Park Tavern. It’s free to watch the pet parade, but a ticket is required to access the vendor booths, participate in the parade and enter the Park Tavern after-party. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 27. Starting at $20. The Shed at Ponce City. 675 Ponce De Leon Ave. beltline.org. Boo at the Zoo This Atlanta Halloween classic is always a treat for families. Kids have the opportunity to dress up, collect candy, make crafts and take pictures with character photo ops. Plus, new for 2019, Boo at the Zoo guests can try out the new Freaky Foam Zone, where squishy foam meets jumpy inflatable fun. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27. Starting at $18.99. Zoo Atlanta. 800 Cherokee Ave. SE. 404-624-9453, zooatlanta.org. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Potter fans can come in their Hogwart’s best to see the movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban while the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra plays live to the movie’s John Williams score. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-26; 3 p.m. Oct. 27. Starting at $59.50. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 1280 Peachtree St. NE, 404-733-4900, atlantasymphony.org. The Atlanta Halloween Half Marathon & 5K Try to outrun zombies, witches, superheroes and other costumed participants in the Atlanta Halloween Half Marathon and 5K. The race will start at 8 a.m. at Piedmont Park by Charles Allen Drive. Prizes will not only be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group, but there will also be prizes for the best costume. Register in advance online and pick up your race number on Oct. 25 or 26 at West Stride Running Store (3517 Northside Parkway NW) or the morning of the race from 6:30-7:30 a.m. at Piedmont Park. Race begins at 8.a.m. Oct 27. Starting at $35. Piedmont Park near Charles Allen Drive. halloweenhalfmarathon.com.
  • Fall is the focus of many of this weekend's activities in metro Atlanta, which include a seasonal carnival, a ghostly gathering and a pumpkin patch combined with a pet adoption event. » RELATED: Best of Atlanta’s 2019 fall festivals Check out these 16 things to do in metro Atlanta this weekend: Cobb Chalktoberfest 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13. Free. Marietta Square, 99 S. Park Square, NE, Marietta. Enjoy live music, food and professional artists as they chalk the streets. The Craft Beer Fest takes place alongside the Chalk Fest. Sample over 120 kinds of craft beer and 25 varieties of wine from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday ($40 in advance and $45 at the door).  Casper's Fall Fun Carnival 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11. Tickets for carnival games and inflatables are $5 for 12 or $10 for 25. Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle SE, Smyrna. Fall fun with carnival games, inflatables, hayrides and more. Wear a costume if you'd like. Taste of Acworth 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12. Free admission ($1-$4 for food samples). Along Main Street in downtown Acworth. Sample foods from local restaurants and enjoy live entertainment on two stages. Kids can play on inflatables, quad bungee and other kids' zone activities. 'The Greatest Showman' Sing-Along 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12. $8-$9. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. 770-293-0080. Join in a sing-along screening of 'The Greatest Showman,' which stars Hugh Jackman in a role inspired by P.T. Barnum. DeKalb Rock Art Installation 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 12. Free. Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Road, Dunwoody. Rock art will be installed in the park, and you'll create painted rocks to place throughout the park and along the Dunwoody Trailway. You'll also get a pumpkin to paint and take home. Ghostly Gatherings 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13. $10 for members, $20 for non-members (food and drink extra). Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road, Atlanta. 404-929-6400. Experience the museum's Halloween-themed outdoor experience, Woodland Spirits, in the evening. You'll also be able to enjoy musical entertainment and hands-on activities for all ages. Tunes by the Tracks 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11. Free. Municipal parking lot, Main Street, Stone Mountain Village. Bring a lawn chair and listen to music from the E.G. Kight Trio. You can also buy beer or wine on site. Festival on Ponce 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13. Olmstead Linear Park, 1451 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta. More than 125 displays of fine arts and crafts as well as folk and outsider art will be featured. A children's area and local food and beverages will also be available. North Fulton Wire & Wood Alpharetta Music Festival 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12. Free. Throughout downtown Alpharetta Local and regional musicians will perform their own songs as listeners get to hear the stories behind each song. They'll perform on multiple outdoor stages as well as a new indoor stage. » RELATED: A guide to the 2019 Atlanta Pride Parade Harvest on the 'Hooch 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13. $45 in advance, $50 at the door. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. Enjoy a food tasting from local chefs, samples from local craft breweries and live bluegrass music. You can also meet and milk goats from a local farm and learn about chicks and baby alpacas. Pumpkin Patch and Adoption Event 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12. Atlanta Humane Society, 1565 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. Buy a pumpkin and check out dozens of animals up for adoption from several local agencies. Family-friendly activities and food trucks will also be available. 'Hansel & Gretel' 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11. $10 for ages 2 and up. Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell. 770-594-6232. The Atlanta Opera presents a new adaptation of the classic fairytale 'Hansel & Gretel' that's suitable for all ages. Gwinnett Taste of BBQ Festival 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12. Free parking and admission. Suwanee Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee. Formerly known as Alive! Festival, the Taste of BBQ Festival features live music, local vendors, an artist market and family fun zone. The event is a fundraiser for Project Green, a local children's non-profit group. Lilburn Daze 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12. Free admission and parking. City Park, 76 Main St., Lilburn. The 46th annual Lilburn Daze festival will feature arts and crafts, food trucks, children's activities, food, entertainment, a health tent, inflatables and more. Repticon 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (VIP entry at 9 a.m.), Saturday, Oct. 12 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13. Tickets are $10-$15 for adults, $5 for ages 5-12, age 4 and under admitted free. Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. See live reptiles from around the world, buy pets and pet products and attend live seminars and demonstrations. Touch a Truck Noon-3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12. Free. Bogan Park Community Recreation Center, 2723 N. Bogan Road, Buford. 678-277-0850. Enjoy a day in the park and check out big trucks as you talk with the people who operate them. Food vendors will also be on site. » RELATED: 10 Atlanta festivals you don't want to miss this October
  • Although the temperatures might say otherwise, fall is here, and events like a haunted trolley tour, Scarecrow Harvest and more are just a few seasonal activities to put on your calendar. » RELATED: 14 ways to celebrate Oktoberfest in metro Atlanta Check out the following 16 things to do in metro Atlanta this weekend: Cobb Oktoberfest. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Adults $5, children $2 or bring six cans of food for an adult admission and two for a child. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 2922 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 770-971-4600. http://htelcm.org/Oktoberfest/OktoberFest.html. Celebrate Oktoberfest with German-style music, food, arts and crafts, games and competitions. Historic Artisan Faire. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5. $5 and up. Southern Museum, 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw. 770-427-2117. https://www.southernmuseum.org/. Watch demonstrations of 19th-century trades, crafts and skills and participate in hands-on opportunities.  Scaryetta Haunted Trolley Tour. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. $15-$30. Meet at the Root House Museum 80 N. Marietta Parkway NW, Marietta. 770-425-5755. http://ghostsofmarietta.com/. Take a 90-minute trolley ride around historic Marietta, where you'll learn about the city's past as well as its ghost stories. Still Family Farm Fall Fun. 10 a.m.-dusk Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6. $15 per person, children 4 and under are free. Some activities are extra. 5630 Macland Road, Powder Springs. 678=283-6951. https://www.stillfamilyfarm.com/. Celebrate fall by exploring its natural beauty, climbing ropes, enjoying a cozy fire pit, choosing a pumpkin or navigating through the five-acre zinnia maze. DeKalb AAUW Bookfair. Continuing 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5 and noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Free admission. Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. http://bookfairaauw.org/. Stock up on used books, DVDs, CDs and LPs at this 60th annual American Association of University Women Atlanta-area branches bookfair. Ceramic Bowl Sale. 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Free entrance with cash and checks only for merchandise. Spruill Center for the Arts, 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. 770-394-3447. spruillarts.org. Browse and buy high-quality ceramic bowls created by Spruill faculty and students.  Taste of Chamblee. 4 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. $10 per wristband preloaded with 10 taste points, $1 for additional taste points. Corner of Peachtree Road and Broad Street, downtown Chamblee. https://www.tasteofchamblee.net/. Sample diverse cuisines as you watch SEC college football games on two giant LED screens and let the kids play in a family-friendly zone. Stonecrest Fest. Noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Southeast Athletic Complex, 5845 Hillvale Road, Stonecrest. https://www.stonecrestfest.com/stonecrest-fest-2019/. Enjoy food, shopping, live entertainment, a kids' zone, car and bike show and more at Stonecrest Fest. North Fulton Atlanta International Night Market. 5 p.m.-midnight, Friday Oct. 4. $8 and up, children 12 and under admitted free. North Point Mall, 1000 North Point Circle, Alpharetta. https://atlnightmarket.org/. About 150 vendors and 70 nationalities highlight the fourth Atlanta International Night Market, which offers international food, cultural performances, a kids' zone, shopping area, vegan Veggie Village and more.  Scarecrow Harvest. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Free admission and activities. Brooke Street Park, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta. 678-297-2811. awesomealpharetta.com. Welcome fall with over 100 scarecrows lining the streets of downtown Alpharetta. Entertainment includes a DJ, games, face painting, food trucks, art activities and inflatables. Country Fair 2019. 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. $25 and up. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 404-733-5010. livenation.com. Country music takes the stage with Brett Young, LOCASH, HARDY, Joe Lasher and more. Festivals of Speed Motorsports Display. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Click for free access pass. Avalon, 2200 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. festivalsofspeed.com. Drool over the some of the world's most exotic cars, motorcycles and luxury brands. You'll also be able to enjoy jazz and buy food and drink. Gwinnett Flicks on the Green. 7 p.m. event start, 7:30 p.m. movie start. Saturday, Oct. 5. Free. Town Green, 5140 Town Center Blvd., Peachtree Corners. peachtreecornersga.gov. Dress up in a costume, bring a low-profile lawn chair or blanket and watch 'Ghostbusters' during the film's 35th anniversary year. Serb Fest. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 and noon-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. $5 admission, kids under 12 admitted free. Saints Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Church, 1558 Hewatt Road SW, Lilburn. 770-696-4921. http://atlantaserbs.com/. Celebrate Serbian culture with traditional food, folk dance, live music and a kids' zone. Leif Erikson Day. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. $5 per person. Tribble Mill Park, 2125 Tribble Mill Parkway, Lawrenceville. 678-277-0890. gwinnettcounty.com. This living history festival uses fun competitions and crafts to celebrate the legacy of the Vikings of Scandinavia and the Scottish Highlanders. Georgia Race for Autism & Fall Festival. 6:30 a.m. on-site registration, 7 a.m. runner check-ins, 8 a.m. 10K and 5K race and Family Fun Day opens, 10 a.m. 1-mile fun run, 10:30 a.m. Tot Trot, 10:45 a.m. 100-yard dash. Saturday, Oct. 5. $15 and up. Gwinnett Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. https://georgiaraceforautism.com/. Run a race and take part in Family Fun Day activities such as a petting zoo, bounce house, Velcro sticky wall, hayrides, face painting and more. » RELATED: 10 Atlanta festivals you don't want to miss this October
  • Looking for a family-friendly event or two to enjoy this weekend in metro Atlanta? You'll find a fall home show, festivals, concerts and more to choose from, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding something fun to add to your weekend plans. » RELATED: Best of Atlanta’s 2019 fall festivals Check out the following 16 things to do in metro Atlanta this weekend: Cobb Fall Atlanta Home Show & Outdoor Living Expo. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. $8 in advance online, $10 at the box office. Free for kids 12 and under and adults 65 and older (with ID). $5 parking, which must be paid by credit or debit card. Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway SE, Atlanta. 800-395-1350. https://fallatlantahomeshow.com/. Get inspired with hundreds of home improvement exhibitors, product demonstrations, on-stage presentations, live radio broadcasts and an appearance by Atlanta's Ty Pennington. Woofstock. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. Free admission. Smyrna Market Village, 200 Village Green Circle SE, Smyrna. https://star941atlanta.radio.com/woofstock. Bring your leashed pet if you'd like and party in the park with over 50 non-profit and animal rescue groups. Echosmith will perform Saturday at 5 p.m. Glover Park Concert Series. 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. Free. Glover Park on Historic Marietta Square, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta. https://www.facebook.com/GloverParkConcertSeries. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs for the last of this year's Glover Park Concert Series. Men in Blues will perform classic rock and blues. 'West Side Story.' 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. $8-$9. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. 770-293-0080. https://earlsmithstrand.org/. See the Oscar-winning classic movie 'West Side Story' on the big screen. DeKalb The Heart of South DeKalb Festival. 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 and 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center (Rainbow Park), 3181 Rainbow Dr., Decatur. 404-683-3599. https://heartofsouthdekalb.com/. Friday's 'A Night Under the Stars' portion of the festival will feature music by The Ray Howard Trio. Saturday's fun includes a parade, 55-foot obstacle course, food trucks, a game truck and kids' zone. Aga Khan Foundation Walk/Run Atlanta. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. Free walk and concert, $10 for 100-yard dash for kids up to age 5 and $20 for 3K run for all ages. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. https://www.akfusa.org/atlanta/. Help support the diversity of world cultures by running, walking, enjoying interactive exhibits, listening to music and more. West Ponce Music Stroll. 1 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Free. Starts at Dancing Goats, 419 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. and continues along West Ponce. https://www.visitdecaturgeorgia.com. Bands will play on the patios and in the parking lots of West Ponce businesses throughout the day. Local makers will also sell their wares. Tucktoberfest. 5 p.m.-midnight. Saturday, Sept. 28. $30 online, $35 at the door, $15 designated driver or under 21. Tucker Brewing Company, 2003 S. Bibb Dr., Tucker. https://tuckerbrewing.com/tucktoberfest/. Enjoy beer, brats and music, along with games for kids and adults and a German costume contest. North Fulton Fall Native Plant Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28. Free entry to plant area. Plant prices vary. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055. chattnaturecenter.org. Buy native plants and get your questions answered by on-site horticulturalists and master gardeners. Sandy Springs Festival. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. Free. City Springs, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. 404-851-9111, ext. 1. heritagesandysprings.org. The 34th annual Sandy Springs Festival features fine art, food, a silent auction, live entertainment, children's activities, pet parade, 10K and 5K races and more. Star Wars and More. 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. $19.50 and up. Ameris Bank Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 404-733-5010. livenation.com. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs the film score of 'Star Wars' plus other selections from John Williams. Alpharetta Art in the Park. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Free admission. Brooke Street Park, 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta. awesomealpharetta.com. Alpharetta's weekly Art in the Park events wrap up this Saturday, giving you the chance to see local artists create handcrafted works on site. Browse and buy works such as pottery, woodwork, jewelry, soaps, locations and more. Gwinnett Duluth Fall Festival Carnival. Continues 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. 3142 Hill St. NW, Duluth. 855-385-8841. https://duluthfallfestival.org/. Enjoy a variety of entertainment including a parade, 5K, rides, games, entertainment and fair food as the Fall Festival Carnival returns to Duluth. Taiwan Yes Night Market. 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. $5 cash at the door, free for kids 12 and under. 4350 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. NW, Peachtree Corners. https://www.facebook.com. Try a variety of Taiwanese street food as well as games, music and dance. Community Yard Sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Free admission. City Park, Greenway Parking Lot, 76 Main St., Lilburn. cityoflilburn.com. Find treasures as vendors sell items such as pre-owned furniture, clothing, toys, tools, electronics, household goods and more. 5th Annual Run for Recovery 5K. 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. $20-$25. Tribble Mill Park, 2125 Tribble Mill Parkway, SE, Lawrenceville. 678-743-1808, ext. 115. https://www.active.com. Run a 5K course that starts and finishes at Tribble Mill Park. The event celebrates recovery and raises awareness. » RELATED: 10 can’t-miss Atlanta festivals in September