Special Events in Atlanta

Cocktails in the Garden
This event takes place throughout the summer at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, and if you are someone who loves flowers and a quiet but thoroughly entertaining night surrounded by beautiful blooms, this is the special event for you. The Botanical Gardens are a wonderful bit of greenery in the heart of the city, and you'll find that this event presents specialty cocktails, fascinating cooking demonstrations and plenty of live music to keep you entertained during the hottest days of the southern summer. This is a perfect adult excursion whether you go by yourself, with friends, or with a beloved significant other.

Fantastic Fourth Celebration at Stone Mountain
When the Fourth of July rolls around, Atlanta hosts many different Independence Day celebrations, but one of the most popular is located at Stone Mountain. Stone Mountain is one of the city's local natural treasures, and it is a fantastic experience to see the fireworks exploding over its ridge in the evening sky. One of the best reasons to go is that the show is free with park admission, making it a great choice for the family. Before the fireworks get started, be sure to catch the exciting laser show that is a part of it.

St. Patrick's Day Parade
The St. Patrick's Day Parade in Atlanta is one of the largest ones in the United States. The first St. Patrick's Day Parade in the United States took place in downtown Atlanta in 1858, and the tradition has continued ever since. This parade often has more than 200 units, and there is plenty of food, music, and dancing for the whole family.

DragonCon
When you want fun that is completely out of this world, make sure that you visit Atlanta when it hosts DragonCon. DragonCon is a science fiction and fantasy convention that happens to be the largest gathering of its kind in the world. If you love things that never were, this is one place that you have to visit. Membership to the con allows participants to sit in on panels given by stars, writers and craftspeople, and if you love fantastic costuming, there is plenty to see. Though there is plenty on the schedule during the day, you'll find that there is also a great deal to see at night, when public and private parties abound, and there is plenty of live music to enjoy.