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Art, Butterflies & BBQ

festivals happening this weekend...

Butterfly Festival
Sat, Aug 15, 2015
Dunwoody Nature Center
5343 Roberts Drive, Atlanta, GA 30338

This year’s festival will feature two enormous Butterfly tents – each filled with hundreds of live butterflies! Join us for a day of great activities including a Birds of Prey show, live animal encounters, games, educational booths, crafts, music, food and drinks. Early member preview begins at 9:00 am with general admission starting at 10:00 am. This is a rain or shine event.  No Pets Please.  Tickets & details here.

Piedmont Park Arts Festival
Aug 15-16, 2015
Piedmont Park
1071 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Discover your creative side at the 6th annual Piedmont Park Arts Festival, a 2-day event hosted by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces. The festival will display art from more than 200 painters, photographers, sculptor, glass blowers, jewelers and other crafters. Live music will also be showcased, and a children’s area as well as food and drink concessions make it an enjoyable event for the whole family. Admission is free.  Click here for more information.

Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival
Aug, 14-15, 2015
Atlantic Station
Special Event Area at 20th Street & Fowler

The many flavors of barbecue will be at your fingertips during the 7th annual Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival. Tasting events and cooking competitions will pit Texas, Carolina, Memphis, St. Louis and Kentucky style barbecue against each other.

Tickets: $6 in advance // $10 at the door

***Bring cash for food/drink.  ***Additional passes, such as the Bourbon Experience ticket a glass and tokens to enjoy samples of more than 30 premium bourbons, are also available for purchase.

Decatur Blues, BBQ & Bluegrass Festival
Sat, Aug 15, 2015
630 East Lake Drive & Harmony Park in Oakhurst

Founded in 2000 and growing each year, the event brings together blues and bluegrass musicians to listen to while you enjoy delicious barbecue. All proceeds directly support the Decatur community.

Tickets: $10 in advance // $20 the day of the festival

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