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Five Memorial Day events happening in Atlanta this weekend

Amy Cheribelle
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You can find countless excitement in Atlanta, and even more so on Memorial Day this weekend. Whether you are a music, nature, or film fan, Atlanta has got you covered. Check out our selection of Atlanta’s hotspots for a fun-filled weekend.

1. Ladies of the ’80s Cabaret

When: May 29 at 2:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.

Where: Aurora Theatre
Aurora Theatre

This event is dedicated to fans of the ’80s pop culture and music who want to spend Memorial Day with nostalgic nods to their favorite decade. With music and cabaret performances by icons like Madonna, Tina Turner, Gloria Estefan, Cyndi Lauper, and Diana Ross by the Aurora Theatre artists. Tickets start from $60.

2. Memorial Day weekend at Stone Mountain Park

When: Now - May 31

Where: Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain Park

If you love the thrill of seeing laser and fireworks shows, as well as musical performances for your Memorial Day weekend celebration, you should not miss this event. During the day, visitors can get an Attractions Pass for access to exciting family-friendly attractions like Dinosaur Explore, Scenic Railroad, and Adventure Minigolf. Tickets start at $20 for adults and children.

3. Fernbank’s Summer Short Film Fest

When: May 31-June 6

Where: Fernbank Science Center
Discover Atlanta

Begin the summer with an exciting lineup of some of Fernbank’s most popular huge screen flicks, which will be on display for one week only, from Monday, May 31 to Sunday, June 6, 2021, as part of the Summer Shorts Film Fest. Eight “fan-favorite” and two newer films will be offered throughout the festival, with a changing lineup of 25-minute short films at a special $5 price every day.

4. Brew at The Zoo

When: Multiple dates until August 27

Where: Zoo Atlanta
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Enjoy over 70 brews and a limited wine selection, all within an exotic outdoor location home to over 1,000 animals from throughout the world, including giant pandas and one of North America’s largest populations of great apes. A portion of the profit from their signature drink purchases will go toward the Zoo’s conservation fund. Tickets start at $60 per person.

5. Live music at City Winery

When: May 28-30

Where: City Winery
City Winery

City Winery welcomes back guests to its main stage with upcoming shows featuring Tony Terry and Ken Ford. Atlanta’s jazz fans can indulge themselves with electrifying music by contemporary jazz and R&B musician Tony Terry and Ken Ford’s masterful orchestral violin performance, and for unforgettable Memorial Day celebrations with your loved ones, try City Winery’s select wines and dining options. Tickets start at $30 per person.

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