Memorial Day Weekend Events 2012

Our Calendar of Events for Memorial Day Weekend 2012


35th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival The Office of Cultural Affairs celebrates the 35th annual Atlanta Jazz Festival this Memorial Day weekend in Historic Park. The festival will feature music on three stages with performances by jazz legends and young guns, as well as a Jazz Eco Village, interactive kids play areas, jazz education workshops, and vendors displaying some of the city’s finest arts and crafts, food and drinks, and merchandise. Sat.-Mon., May 26-28. Free. Piedmont Park, 1071 Piedmont Ave. 404-546-6820.

5th Annual Blues, Brews, and BBQ Festival Memorial Day weekend is synonymous with lots of beer, music, and barbecue, and there’s no better place to find that than the fifth annual Blues, Brews, and BBQ Festival at Park Tavern. Sun., May 27, 2 p.m. $20. Park Tavern, 500 10th St. 404-249-0001.

Brew at the Zoo Zoo Atlanta hosts its fifth annual Brew at the Zoo, where attendees can enjoy music from Arrested Development as they sample various beers and wines at different stations and goggle the zoo’s 1,500-plus animals. Come thirsty because samples are unlimited. Sat., May 26, 5:30-9:30 p.m. $38-$48. Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Ave. 404-624-5600.

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