More than 60,000 people attended the three concerts held in Centennial Olympic Park, according to Pat O’Brien of the promotions group Bowery Presents South. The economic impact to the city has not been tallied, but attendees took over surrounding downtown hotels, restaurants, and bars, paid handsomely for parking, bought T-shirts, and took plenty of $13.50 rides on the Ferris wheel.
On September 20 from 9 a.m. to noon, neighborhoods in Southwest Atlanta will host iSWAT Development Day, a collection of speeches and bus tours through the area that highlight redevelopment initiatives in an effort to attract chefs, restaurateurs, and grocers. Participants will meet at 884 Murphy Avenue.
Just like the week before Christmas, we already know exactly where you’re going to be this weekend—at Target stocking up on anything that could be remotely classified as a school supply during the Georgia tax holiday. But just in case you need a break from the shop-a-thon, here are a few other events happening around town.
After a brief, record-breaking cool spell, it’s supposed to be good and hot again this weekend. Chill out with ample amounts of ice cream, kick back at a soccer game (yes people, there is soccer post World Cup), or amp up the heat by dancing the day away.
This weekend is all about the art of the throwback. Relive the ’70s with the Doobie Brothers, get your grade school on at Field Day, remember the Civil War at the Atlanta History Center, and unleash your inner child at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Perfectly content with the present? Don’t worry, there’s plenty of other stuff going on too.
Happy birthday, Mei Lun and Mei Huan! One year ago today, pandemonium began when Zoo Atlanta's giant panda Lun Lun gave birth to a set of tiny pink cubs, the first giant panda twins born in the U.S. since 1987. Through the zoo's blog, eager Atlantans (and the rest of the world) watched the twins transform from four-ounce newborns to the 60-pound adorable balls of fluff they are today, along the way hitting classic milestones such as opening their eyes for the first time and getting their baby teeth. Today, the zoo celebrates the girls’ birthday with a set of ice cakes, but let’s first go back in time and look at how far these cuties have come.
Still recovering from the 4th? So are we. But if you can pull yourself from the couch this weekend, you’ll find a beloved Disney princess, a ton of street food, Civil War history, a panda party, and two very different types of goo. (We promise that’s not as gross as it sounds.) P.S.—don’t forget about the World Cup finals on Sunday at 3 p.m.