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Memorial Day Weekend Events in Atlanta 2020


CL's guide to the start of the summer

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Memorial Day




Happy Memorial Day! The Memorial Day Weekend tends to kick off the Summer in Atlanta. Look to CL's calendar for the best events for Memorial Day and the Summer.

Big Memorial Day Events

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Saturday May 23, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
The Jazz Festival is postponed. New dates to be announced. During May, the Festival is offering virtual performances on social media. See CL's listings for more information. | more...

List of Memorial Day Events

Thursday May 21, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free
Community::Festivals/Events
While 2020 has been a year of significant change, one thing we did not want to change was bringing you awesome panels and events and much more fun on Memorial Day Weekend! MomoCon goes virtual with MomoConline, May 21st – 24th! During the 4 days we will be featuring livestreamed panels and events on... [click here for more]
Thursday May 21, 2020 01:00 pm EDT
Downtown Atlanta Cost: Free
Community, Free Events
Throughout the month of May, Downtown Connects, the transportation program of Central Atlanta Progress, is hosting a weekly series of Commute Coffee Break sessions as part of our Clean Commute Month. These short 20-30 minute webinars and discussions will focus on four key transportation options in t... [click here for more]
Thursday May 21, 2020 07:00 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Community, Free Events
Join this hands-on workshop and discover creative tools to express your family and memory through graphic illustration. Illustrator and puppetry artist Jeffrey Zwartjes will take you step by step through fun and challenging drawing exercises to stretch your drawing abilities and experiment with reco... [click here for more]

Thursday May 21, 2020 07:00 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Donations
Community, Community::Benefits, Music
We will be playing songs all from your requests! This livestream will benefit Feeding the Valley Food Bank. [click here for more]
Thursday May 21, 2020 08:00 pm EDT
Arts Agenda::Film, Music
This Thursday get out the house and come check out my documentary and new album "Nobody Likes Me" @ Starlight Drive In this Thursday @ 8pm‼️ [click here for more]
Friday May 22, 2020 12:00 am EDT
CORE Studios Cost: Donation Suggested
Arts Agenda::Dance
EnCore Dance on Film features short movies by dance filmmakers from around the world. [click here for more]
Friday May 22, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: FREE
Georgia is one of five states in the nation without a hate crimes law. The time for change is now. Please join ADL, the Hate Free Georgia coalition, and leading influencers in the fight for a hate crimes law to learn what you can do to join the cause. [click here for more]
Friday May 22, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Community::Festivals/Events, Free Events
While 2020 has been a year of significant change, one thing we did not want to change was bringing you awesome panels and events and much more fun on Memorial Day Weekend! MomoCon goes virtual with MomoConline, May 21st – 24th! During the 4 days we will be featuring livestreamed panels and events on... [click here for more]
Friday May 22, 2020 05:00 pm EDT
Masquerade Cost: Registration Required
Music
Friday May 22, 2020 05:00 pm EDT
Arts Agenda, Free Events
Categories: photography Atlanta Photography Group (APG) is pleased to announce the exhibition and virtual opening of PORTFOLIO 2020, juried by Sarah Kennel, Photography Curator of the High Museum of Art. Eight exceptional artists were chosen to represent the best of contemporary photography from a n... [click here for more]
Friday May 22, 2020 08:00 pm EDT
Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre Cost: TBA: Tickets on sale 1/27
Friday May 22, 2020 08:00 pm EDT
Dad's Garage Theatre Cost: Donations
Arts Agenda::Theater, Music, Nightlife::Comedy
https://www.twitch.tv/dadsgarageatl


This Friday we will be streaming King of Pops: The Musical. This one night only event and all our streams are part of our Social Distancing Spectacular. A fundraiser for Dad's Garage Theatre. Check out the stream, how to support us and everything else going on a... [click here for more]

Saturday May 23, 2020 12:00 am EDT
Piedmont Park Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Community, Music, Free Events
Join us for the 43rd annual Atlanta Jazz Festival! The Atlanta Jazz Festival is known for being one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country and it showcases the jazz legends and up-and-coming jazz performers all through Memorial Day Weekend. The festival will take place in Piedmont Park fr... [click here for more]
Saturday May 23, 2020 10:00 am EDT
Duluth Town Green Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Food and Drink, Community, Free Events
Featuring up to 125 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters! The Festival will also offer artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, a children’s play area, plus festival foods and beverages with healthy alternatives. [click here for more]
Saturday May 23, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Community::Festivals/Events, Free Events
While 2020 has been a year of significant change, one thing we did not want to change was bringing you awesome panels and events and much more fun on Memorial Day Weekend! MomoCon goes virtual with MomoConline, May 21st – 24th! During the 4 days we will be featuring livestreamed panels and events on... [click here for more]
Saturday May 23, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Cost: $20-40
On Saturday, May 23, 2020, the Atlanta Carnival Bandleaders Council (ACBC) will celebrate 32 years of Caribbean Carnival in the Atlanta/DeKalb area. We invite you to join us to witness one of the largest and fastest growing annual Caribbean cultural events in the United States. The Atlanta/DeKalb Ca... [click here for more]
Saturday May 23, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Hugo?s Oyster Bar Cost: Varies
Food and Drink
Celebrate the long weekend and the end of the school year with Hugo's Oyster Bar! In honor of the holiday, Hugo's Oyster Bar is hosting another crawfish boil this Saturday, May 23, featuring $10 pounds of crawfish, $3 Abita pints, $11 Abita pitchers and live music on the patio from 1 - 5 pm! **Pleas... [click here for more]
Saturday May 23, 2020 06:00 pm EDT
Metropolitan Studios, Inc. Cost: FREE ENTRY
A science fiction double feature of local arts, handmade goods, and of course some Transylvanian madness! You better wise up! [click here for more]
Saturday May 23, 2020 07:00 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Community, Free Events
We invite you to kick back in the comfort of your own home and hang out in our Discord channel while we play a variety of online games and engage in some friendly competition. If you’d like to get some practice in beforehand, here is a list of a few games that will feature challenges from our staff:... [click here for more]
Saturday May 23, 2020 07:00 pm EDT
Masquerade Cost: Registration Required
Music
Saturday May 23, 2020 08:00 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Donations
Arts Agenda::Film
Please join OutWorlders for Movie Night! We'll be watching the totally radical Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), just in time for it's 30th Anniversary!


The party starts at 8 pm, and we'll be watching via Netflix Party. You'll need a Netflix account to watch (We'll share the link here just befo... [click here for more]
Sunday May 24, 2020 12:00 pm EDT
Cost: Free
Arts Agenda, Community::Festivals/Events, Free Events
While 2020 has been a year of significant change, one thing we did not want to change was bringing you awesome panels and events and much more fun on Memorial Day Weekend! MomoCon goes virtual with MomoConline, May 21st – 24th! During the 4 days we will be featuring livestreamed panels and events on... [click here for more]
Sunday May 24, 2020 01:00 pm EDT
Orpheus Brewing Cost: No Cover
Food and Drink::Beer Events
We're kicking off our Year Six celebration a little differently this year - but we still plan to release plenty of brand new beer we think you're going to love.


This year, instead of releasing all of our anniversary beer over Memorial Day Weekend, we will instead be releasing two new beers weekly ... [click here for more]
Sunday May 24, 2020 09:00 pm EDT
Online Event Cost: Free
Free Events, Music
It's the Live Stream Concert that Everyone is Talking About! Catch The Buckhead Boyz Memorial Day Weekend performing LIVE.



It's the Live Stream Concert that Everyone is Talking About!
Catch The Buckhead Boyz Memorial Day Weekend performing LIVE on all their Virtual Platforms

It's the Rooftop Con... [click here for more]
Sunday May 24, 2020 09:00 pm EDT
Free Events, Music
A multi-faceted recording artist and songwriter, Kathleen Bertrand is a native Atlantan, whose soulful performances have graced two Olympic Games, two presidents, and countless appearances at jazz festivals worldwide.


Bertrand’s fan base spans the United States as well as Europe, Japan, Brazil, Au... [click here for more]


CL Articles on Memorial Day

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Monday April 27, 2015 02:02 pm EDT

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Sunday May 27, 2012 10:00 am EDT

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Tuesday May 20, 2008 10:00 am EDT

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Wednesday May 23, 2007 12:04 am EDT

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Wednesday May 23, 2001 12:04 am EDT


Past Memorial Days

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Thursday May 25, 2017 11:00 am EDT

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Monday April 27, 2015 02:02 pm EDT

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Friday May 24, 2013 08:01 am EDT

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Sunday May 27, 2012 10:00 am EDT

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Monday May 21, 2012 03:15 pm EDT

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Tuesday May 20, 2008 10:00 am EDT

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Wednesday May 23, 2007 12:04 am EDT

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Wednesday May 23, 2001 12:04 am EDT


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