Free Things To Do Around Atlanta

Midtown

Team Trivia
The Local
758 Ponce de Leon Ave
Wednesday nights 8pm
There are tons of places to play trivia all over Atlanta and every night of the week… but this is our favorite!

Brit Pop night
MJQ Dance club
736 Ponce de Leon Ave
Wednesday nights
Dance to the Arctic Monkeys post-trivia.

Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Ave, NE
Everyday, dawn - dusk
Who's buried here!?! Margaret Mitchell, past Atlanta mayors, Bobby Jones, that's who!

Piedmont Park

Green Market
Saturdays 9am - 1pm, May - October
Here you can find organic fruits, veggies, herbs, fresh cheeses, jams, fresh flowers and cooking demonstrations.
http://www.piedmontpark.org/programs/green_market.html

Dogwood Festival
April
Check out the canine Frisbee catching competition!
http://www.dogwood.org

Atlanta Jazz Festival
May
"31 days of Jazz"
http://atlantafestivals.com/

Screen on the Green
Piedmont Park, the Big Lawn
Movies and mosquitoes, sounds like fun!
Thursdays in June, 8pm

Decatur

Jazz nights
Thursday nights in April and September
Oakhurst Village
Pack a blanket and park yourself on the lawn of the wine bar.
http://www.oakhurstjazznights.com/

The Seen Gallery
Oakhurst Village
Open late on Jazz nights
Enjoy jazz, a glass of wine from the neighboring bar and take a walk through the paintings, ceramics and glass arts in the Seen Gallery.
http://www.theseengallery.com/

Blue Sky Concerts
Wednesdays at lunch (noon-1pm) in May and September
Decatur Square
With Decatur Square being 3 miles away from campus, why shouldn't you take lunch with some tunes?

Oakhurst Arts and Music Festival
October
This one day local artist market is filled with ceramics, wood workings, glass, literary art - everything you can name. Entertainment provided by local bands.
http://www.oakhurstga.org/events/oamf/200510/overview.htm

Decatur Book Festival
Labor Day weekend
It's not just for books, there's live music, poetry, food, beer, wine and even cooking demonstrations!
http://www.decaturbookfestival.com

Michael C. Carlos Museum
Emory Campus
The Quad
Tu-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12noon-5pm
This museum houses the largest collection of objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East, and the ancient Americas in the Southeastern US.
http://www.carlos.emory.edu/

Elsewhere in Atlanta

The Big Chicken!
12 Cobb Parkway N, Marietta
Some speculate that this is possibly the ugliest icon in the country, providing absolutely no aesthetic value. To them I would say, "Don't deny that you would secretly revel eating fried chicken, with 11 secret herbs and spices, trapped inside a 60-foot Picasso-esque chicken!"

Buckhead Triangle Park
The intersection of Buckhead Road and Roswell Road
Stop #2 on the strange statues of Atlanta tour: check out the naked bronze man with antlered deer head surrounded by an entourage of woodland animals.

Atlanta Fish Market
265 Pharr Road NE
While you are touring Atlanta statues, might as well head to a tasteful one. The largest fish statue in the world, as deemed by the Guinness Book of World Records, is 100 feet long, weighs 50 tons and has over 600 copper scales. http://www.themenupage.com/atlantafishmarket.html

Elsewhere in GA

Cohutta Wilderness Area
Bring your Chacos and take the Conasauga River trail that winds back and forth across the river for 13 miles.

Jacks River
The best bet for trout fishing, it's annually named one of the best trout streams in the US!

Tallulah Gorge
Go to the Floor!

Savannah, GA
Visit all 24 historic garden squares in this hauntingly beautiful city.