12 Atlanta home and garden events to see this fall

From September to November, enjoy design and architecture exhibits, house tours, and more

The Front Porch at Vinings Fall Festival
The Front Porch at Vinings Fall Festival

Photograph by Karen Roberts Photography

Fall Atlanta Home Show & Outdoor Living Expo
September 7–9
Plan an entire house, from front door to back porch, at the 35th year of this show. More than 300 home-improvement vendors offer the latest decor and building trends with demos, free consultations, and easy appointment scheduling at Cobb Galleria Centre. fallatlantahomeshow.com

Nari Tour of Remodeled Homes
September 15
Find renovation inspiration at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry event. Featuring projects on all scales from bathroom redos to full house revamps, the self-guided tour throughout the northern suburbs has remodeling teams on-hand to answer questions. nariatlanta.org

BeltLine Lantern Parade
BeltLine Lantern Parade

Photograph courtesy of Atlanta Trails

Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade
September 22
From effervescent sea creatures to emoji lights, a glowing lantern is the only requirement to join this march down the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. Since 2010, the parade has grown from 500 people to 70,000. This party is the culmination of fall fest Art on the Atlanta BeltLine with newly commissioned sculptures and murals lining the trail. art.beltline.org

Georgia Native Plant Society Fall Plant Sale
September 22
Turn your garden into a low-maintenance paradise at this one-day expo at Stone Mountain Park. Browse thousands of perennials, trees, shrubs, and vines. Atlanta Audubon Society, Pollinator-Friendly Yards, and other groups provide educational fun. BYOW (bring your own wagon—to tote your haul). gnps.org

Design for Good: Architecture for Everyone
September 23-January 20, 2019
The Museum of Design Atlanta’s latest exhibition, curated by architect John Cary, highlights how designers can integrate communities through telling the stories of buildings and the people behind them. museumofdesign.org

Discover ADAC
September 25–29
Design, arts, and architecture meet at this annual celebration of decor at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. Listen to talks, attend book signings, see product launches, browse pop-up shops, and sip cocktails with interior designers, architects, artists, and cultural icons. adacatlanta.com

Thrift Studio Pop-Up Shop
September 28–October 20
Snag a great deal on donated high-end furniture arranged in stylish vignettes by designers, retailers, and showrooms at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. All proceeds benefit the Dallas-based Dwell with Dignity, a nonprofit that builds thoughtfully designed homes for families in poverty. thriftstudio.com

Atlanta Celebrates Photography
October 1-31
The largest community photo festival in the country turns 20 this year. See photography in 100 venues throughout the city, from traditional galleries to the Atlanta BeltLine fence. Talks, auctions, and films round out the programming. acpinfo.org

Serenbe Home Tour
October 14
Explore the bucolic hills of Serenbe at the fifth annual home tour. A half-dozen homes in the European-style Grange neighborhood and English hamlet Swann Ridge are on display. A VIP tour includes brunch, with all proceeds funding Serenbe’s artist-in-residence program. serenbehometour.com

The Front Porch at Vinings Fall Festival
October 20
For the third year, Lisa Rieves opens her Vinings home decor store for a day of shopping from 20 local makers. This year, Rieves is partnering with Wellspring Living, a local nonprofit that helps girls and women at risk for sex trafficking. Attendees can donate supplies the organization needs for a chance to win a shop gift card. thefrontporchofvinings.com

Country Living Fair
October 25–29
The homespun spirit of Country Living comes to Stone Mountain Park with food, demos, and shopping. Last year’s show featured celebrity guests like Food Network stars Elliott Farmer and Trace Barnett, City Farmhouse’s Kim Leggett, and professional pumpkin carver Gus “Squashcarver” Smithhisler. countryliving.com

Milton Tour of Homes
November 2
The North Fulton suburb house tour is so popular that, last year, it sold out in 10 minutes. Proceeds go to foster care organization Dream Weavers of Georgia, Milton First Responders Foundation, and Canine Assistants. miltongatourofhomes.com