Can’t Miss Atlanta Events in July

    killer tomatoSaturday, July 11 – Atlanta Field Day
    12:00 p.m. at Historic Old Fourth Ward Park. Relive your grade school days with classic games like tug of war, relay races, obstacle courses and other crazy games at Atlanta Field Day. Register as an individual or with a team and earn points to win King of the Field, Back of the Back, or Team Spirit crowns. www.atlfieldday.com

    Sunday, July 11 – Atlanta Street Food Festival
    12:00 p.m. until 10 p.m at Piedmont Park. Over 50 food trucks–including local favorites King of PopsSweet Auburn Barbecue and Yumbii will converge on Piedmont Park for the city’s largest assembly of street food artisans and purveyors. Wristbands–$12 for adults and free for children 12 and under–are required for entry and come with a free tasting ticket. Additional food as well as alcohol will be available for purchase and proceeds benefit The Giving Kitchenwww.atlantastreetfoodfestival.com

    Saturday, July 11 – Anthony Bourdain: Close to the Bone
    8:00 p.m. at the Fox Theatre. The bestselling author of Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly and the curmudgeonly host of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Parts Unknown on CNN, and the Layoff spends an evening in Atlanta sharing his candid culinary insights and extensive world travels, including an audience Q&A. VIP tickets, which include premier seating, a limited edition tour posted, and exclusive access to a post-show meet and greet reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and photo and signing opportunities are also available. Tickets: 855-285-8499

    Saturday, July 11 – Atlanta Beer Tours: Little Five Fling
    1:00 p.m. at the Porter Beer Bar. This tour of Little Five Points’ best breweries includes stops at the Porter for a Belgian beer tasting, followed by Wrecking Bar Brewpub for brews made onsite, plus appetizers and a brewery tour. The $62 ticket price includes 12-14 beer tastings, food, and a souvenir gift.www.atlantabeertours.com

    Wednesday, July 15 – 18th Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam
    Various times and locations, including The Woodruff Arts Center, Emory University and the Fox Theatre.Youth Speaks presents this annual spotlight on creative and passionate teenagers hitting the stage of spoken word and poetry. The four day festival is free and includes 70 events at various locations throughout the city.  www.youthspeaks.org/bravenewvoices

    Thursday, July 16 – Jaws
    7:30 p.m. at The Fox Theatre.The 1975 thriller is part of the Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival at the Fox. Tickets range from $10-12. Get there early to snag good seats and hear the Mighty Mo organ prelude. foxtheatre.org/shows-and-events

    Friday, July 17 – Saturday, July 18 – Bastille Day Festival at Paris on Ponce
    5:30 p.m. at Paris on Ponce. The French aren’t the only ones celebrating independence this month. Channel your inner Francophile with Paris on Ponce and The Imperial Opa Circus on July 17 and 18 with puppet and cabaret shows, face painting, film debuts, juggling and more.www.parisonponce.com/bastille-day-festival/

    Saturday, July 18 – Great Southern Craft Beer Competition
    6:30 p.m. at Red Brick Brewing. Attendees will get to vote on two homebrew finalists in a blind taste test as we as enjoy Red Brick tours and samples, food, live entertainment and more. $30. www.greatsouthernbeercompetition.com

    Saturday, July 18 – The Breakfast Club
    7:30 p.m. at The Fox Theatre. Don’t miss this cult classic as part of the Coca-Cola Film Series at the Fox. Tickets range from $10-12. foxtheatre.org/shows-and-events

    Sunday, July 19 – 7th Annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival
    1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at JCT. Kitchen & Bar at Westside Provisions District. Nothing says summer quick like fresh, juice tomatoes. Enjoy tomato-based treats from dozens of area chefs and mixologists plus music from Ill Communication and Five Bone Rack, Ford Fry’s all-chef band. Last year’s festival generated close to $120,000 for The Giving Kitchen and Georgia Organicswww.killertomatofest.com

    Saturday, July 25 – Sunday August, 2 – BB&T Atlanta Open Tennis Tournament
    8:00 a.m. at Atlantic Station. This ATP World Tour 250 event and Atlanta’s only professional tennis tournament features men’s top world tennis players in singles and doubles competition and is one of eight summer tournaments in the Emirates Airline US Open Series. Highlights of the 2015 tournament include match play with returning BB&T Atlanta Open Champion John Isner and also the 2014 US Open Men’s Doubles Champions, Mike and Bob Bryan; an exhibition match with Andy Roddick; a free post-match concert on Wednesday night and fireworks following the Friday night match. www.bbtatlantaopen.com

    Saturday, July 25 – 6th Annual Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl
    4:00 p.m. at Diesel Filling Station. Chambers of Horror and Diesl team up for this epic Virginia-Highland pub crawl. Assemble at Diesel, get decked out in zombie makeup and attire, then enjoy booze at five participating bars. Tickets $10-35.www.zombiecrawlatlanta.com

    Wednesday, July 29 – Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga
    8:00 p.m. at Chastain Park Ampitheatre. This unlikely pair is touring to promote its first album, Cheek to Cheek, a collection of popular jazz standards like the title track, and you can catch them at one of Atlanta’s most popular venues, Chastain Park. Tickets start at $65. www.chastainseries.com

    Need more? Find things to do in and around Atlanta at events.accessatlanta.com.eventful.com

     

     

    By: Laura Scholz at The AJC

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