Your Guide To Brookhaven's Top Annual Events
Brookhaven, GA is a very community oriented place to live, which is evident by the turnout at local events held throughout the city. Whether you're into great food, a lively social atmosphere, or just like to do a little shopping, there's always something on the calendar in Brookhaven. Great events like these, in addition to a convenient in-town location, has made Brookhaven's housing market one of the hottest in the south.
Each May, Brookhaven area residents lace up their jogging shoes and run the Brookhaven Bolt, a charity 5k through Ashford Park. After the race, both racers and attendees alike enjoy sponsor booths, raffles, prizes, and food. Proceeds from the Brookhaven Bolt go to Ashford Park Elementary School and its many programs that benefit both the school and the community.
Brookhaven Arts Festival
The Brookhaven Arts Festival brings more than 10,000 people to the beautiful, tree-lined Apple Valley Road. After taking a short break, the festival returned in 2015 with a rebranded image and fresh ideas, including over 100 artists from all over the United States, food, and live music. The Brookhaven Arts Festival is scheduled for mid-October; what better way is there to spend a cool autumn afternoon?
Brookhaven Beer Fest
Every summer, behind the Brookhaven Marta station, the Brookhaven...
The Fine Dining Capital Of Georgia?
Known for its popular shopping, dining and entertainment options, Buckhead is Metro Atlanta’s go to destination for fine dining. Not surprisingly, Buckhead’s real estate market, filled with high-end homes and luxury condos, reflects the sophisticated tastes of those who call the area home. If you’re in the mood for great food and an upscale dining experience, keep reading to learn more about the top Buckhead restaurants that made the list.
Since opening in 1979, Bone's has become one of the most popular restaurants in Atlanta, and possibly one of the best in America. Steaks and seafood are the mainstay at Bone's; prime beef, fresh fish, and Maine lobster, to be specific. Bone's is widely considered the best steakhouse in Atlanta, receiving the Best of Atlanta Steakhouse each year since 1999.
The restaurant has also been recognized by Zagat as having the highest rating for both food and service of any steakhouse in America. Bone's is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner (except most major holidays). The restaurant is a great location for special occasions and regularly plays host to business lunches and dinners.
A Great City For Sports Fans
Not only does Atlanta offer dozens of restaurants, museums, and music venues, but it also provides residents with sports teams that entertain year round. It is said that the sport’s pride and spirit in Atlanta is unlike any other town; fans are loyal, even when teams don’t perform to expectations. Tried and true, Atlanta sports fans hang on and keep hoping, which is a trait that makes Atlanta special.
The Atlanta Hawks
The Atlanta Hawks joined the National Basketball Association in 1949; the team originally belonged in Milwaukee and St. Louis, and then landed in Atlanta in 1968. The team plays at Phillips Arena. Notable players include Dominique Wilkins and Jason Terry.
The Atlanta Hawks have a long-time rivalry with the Boston Celtics, and fans wait with anticipation each year for the game. The rivalry has lasted more than 50 years and is always entertaining.
Basketball season in Atlanta is much anticipated, not only for the game itself but the atmosphere that invades Phillips Arena every time the Atlanta Hawks set foot inside. Any home game is not to be missed.
The Atlanta Falcons
After joining the...
Top Events In Atlanta - May 2015
April showers are long over, and the month of May has arrived, and with it festivals, concerts, and other outdoor activities that allow you to take advantage of Atlanta’s beautiful spring weather. What follows is only a sampling of the many events that are taking place around this beautiful city in the month of May.
The Georgia Renaissance Festival (Weekends In May)
Back for its 30th year, The Georgia Renaissance Festival is a favorite pastime. With traditional Renaissance food, an artist’s market, games, rides, and dozens of live performances, the festival has made itself a can’t-miss tradition. Each weekend is themed, so a good time is guaranteed, no matter the day you visit. The Georgia Renaissance Festival is an experience that shouldn’t be missed.
Taste of Alpharetta (May 7th)
For the past 25 years, the Taste of Alpharetta has introduced festival goers to new foods and restaurants. With over 60 restaurants participating, you’re sure to find a new favorite or two. The ambience is worth going for, as well, with historic downtown Alpharetta the backdrop; enjoy demonstrations, games, cooking competitions, and live music as well.
Pick’n in Grant Park (May 8th-9th)
Spend a weekend listening to live music and plenty of BBQ – what else could you ask for? Pick’n in Grant Park, organized by the Grant Park Conservancy, is in its inaugural year and brings together Atlanta’s best BBQ makers...
Great Atlanta Festivals & Events To Kickoff Spring
With spring flowers and temperatures comes events and festivals; the Metro Atlanta area comes alive with activity. No matter what area you call home – Woodstock, East Point, Midtown – you will find a festival or event near you. Here is my list of the top events in Atlanta for the month of April:
Atlanta Dogwood Festival
Every spring for the past 79 years, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival has been the harbinger of the new season. Artists from all over the country fill the walkways of Piedmont Park; live music echoes through the park from morning to night; delicious food trucks and vendors provide a welcome respite from walking and shopping. The Dogwood Festival is the quintessential spring event, and one that shouldn’t be missed.
April 10-12, Piedmont Park, Midtown
Since 1999, Lemonade Days has been a Dunwoody favorite, growing from a small weekend gathering to a five day event. Carnival rides, games, food trucks, arts & crafts, wine and beer, live music, and a classic car show round out the weekend. Over 80,000 people are expected to attend, family and couples alike, so take the short drive to Dunwoody and make some memories.
April 15-19, Brook Run Park, Dunwoody
Alpharetta Art Streetfest
The Alpharetta Art Streetfest is a yearly favorite, celebrating art...
Popular Attractions For Tourists & Locals
Atlanta has long been a tourist hub, especially with Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport only a short drive away. Atlanta is also a city of diversity, which is echoed in the variety of exciting attractions. No matter your tastes or preferences, there will be an Atlanta attraction for you.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
In the heart of Midtown, the Atlanta Botanical Garden has been a city favorite since the late 70s. Originally developed by a group of Atlanta citizens, the Garden signed a 50-year lease with the city and has been growing steadily ever since.
The 80s saw a quick increase of exhibits, events, and popularity; the Raiford Intern Program was founded in 1981, the education program expanded in 1982, the first concert held in 1984, and the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory opened in 1989.
By the 90s, the Garden was growing flowers and plants that most Atlantans had never before seen, some of them rare and endangered. The Gainesville location was fully funded in the year 2000, and the Garden as it is known today opened to great fanfare in 2009.
Favorite attractions at the Atlanta Botanical Garden include the Canopy Walk, a 600-feet elevated pathway that allows one to walk through the treetops, overlooking...
List Of Brookhaven's Top Restaurants
When the weekend rolls around and you’re mentally and physically exhausted from the work week, a night out is in order. In the past, residents of Brookhaven and other North Atlanta areas had to brave Buckhead or Midtown traffic to find suitable places to enjoy their evenings. Not anymore. With the recent real estate boom in Brookhaven came an influx of new restaurants and gathering places. From sushi to Southern, what follows is a list of the best restaurants in Brookhaven.
Noche Tequila & Tapas Bar
If you’re looking for a restaurant that can easily transition from cool winter to hot summer, look no further than Noche. Originally a Virginia-Highland staple, Noche opened in Town Brookhaven a short while ago and has garnered rave reviews.
Open for lunch, dinner, and beyond, Noche boasts a large menu of tapas including tacos, salads, and plenty of Spanish favorites. Their margarita is famous, as well, and pairs well with any small plate.
Perhaps one of the best features of this Brookhaven restaurant is the large outdoor area, complete with an indoor/outdoor bar. If you find the weather too cold, however, the décor indoors...
A City With Great Events Year Round
Atlanta has been called the New York City of the south, but Atlanta residents prefer to think of it as something a little different, a city unique unto itself. Tradition reigns, which means there are dozens of annual events in Atlanta that need to be seen, visited, and explored. Whether you’re a longtime resident ready for a new adventure or someone looking to buy their first home in Atlanta, keep reading for some of the city’s top annual events.
Peach Drop - New Year’s Eve
Billed as the largest New Year’s Eve celebration in the southeast, the Peach Drop is one of Atlanta’s favorite ways to spend the last night of the year. People come from all around the city and suburbs, as many as 100,000 in recent years.
The Peach Drop has been around since 1989 and has only increased in popularity and size since. What began as a small event with only a few entertainers has grown to include national acts such as Collective Soul, Sister Hazel, Miranda Lambert, Julianne Hough, and many others.
With the large number of restaurants, bars, and other spaces in Underground Atlanta, the party begins early and lasts until the wee hours of January 1. Contrary to popular belief, however, families are welcome. The day begins at 11:00am with children’s activities and entertainment, including live music, an arcade, and carnival rides. New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate, and there is no better place to do so than in Underground Atlanta, watching the Peach Drop.
Atlanta Dogwood Festival
For more than 80 years, the ...
Brookhaven’s Top Shopping/Dining Destination
In the late 2000s, shopping and dining in Brookhaven was revolutionized with the opening of Town Brookhaven, a multi-use development centrally located on Peachtree Road.
Before Town Brookhaven was built, the neighborhood (not yet a city) was quiet. Oglethorpe University students and Brookhaven residents alike took the short drive to Buckhead or Chamblee for food and drink options. Weekend nights were quiet, the only traffic was cars driving through to elsewhere.
In 2010, that all changed.
Something For Everyone At Town Brookhaven
Town Brookhaven is now one of 30319’s, and Atlanta’s, top destinations. No matter what you’re in the mood for or what you need, you’ll find it at Town Brookhaven.
Feeling some dinner? Lucky’s Burger & Brew, Noche, Olde Blind Dog Irish Pub, or Smash Kitchen & Bar will satisfy your need for community, drinks, and delicious food. If you’re looking for lunch on the go, consider Which Wich, Olive Bistro, Newk’s Express Café, or Baci by Café at Pharr. The ever-popular Flying Biscuit Café is open for breakfast and lunch. And if you’re in the mood for something sweet, visit the Marble Slab Creamery or Yogurtland.
Great Local Shops
After you spend some time enjoying lunch or dinner, there are numerous shopping choices available. Buy some new running shoes...