5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: August 14–20

Butterflies, puppies, and hatch chiles

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Doggy Con

Photograph by Gene Phillips Photography

Doggy Con
When:
August 17, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Where:
Woodruff Park
Cost:
Free to spectate, $10 to register your dog
Detail:
This one is just adorable. Imagine dogs dressed up as “Harry Pawter” or “BatDog and Robin.” As an early celebration of Dragon Con, geek-themed, dog-centric festival will have a pet parade, costume contest, happy hour, and—a special for this year—the unveiling of Tiny Door No. 17.

Dunwoody Butterfly Festival

Photograph courtesy of Dunwoody Butterfly Festival

25th Annual Butterfly Festival
When: August 17, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: Dunwoody Nature Center
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for children
Details: This colorful event is primarily for the kids, but even parents can’t help but smile when a butterfly lands on their finger. Walk into a tent filled with free-roaming butterflies, attend educational booths, enjoy live music and arts and crafts activities, and don’t miss the birds of prey show.

Foxeria del Sol Hatch Chile Fest

Photograph courtesy of Foxeria del Sol Hatch Chile Fest

Foxeria del Sol Hatch Chile Fest
When:
August 18, 4–8 p.m.
Where:
Taqueria del Sol, Westside
Cost:
$30
Details:
Fox Bros Bar-B-Q, Taqueria del Sol, and Home Team BBQ are teaming up to serve more than a dozen hatch chile dishes and cocktails. As a celebration of the annual chile harvest from Hatch, New Mexico, this festival will raise money for Hogs For The Cause.

Khalid
When:
August 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where:
State Farm Arena
Cost:
$30–$100+
Details:
With multiple Grammy nominations, top 10 hits, and a quadruple platinum debut single, it’s hard to believe the Georgia-born Khalid is only 21. Fresh off his new album, “Free Spirit,” released in April, the R&B artist is coming to State Farm Arena alongside Atlanta’s own Clairo.

Piedmont Park Arts Festival
When: August 17–18
Where:
Piedmont Park
Cost:
Free
Details:
Itching for some new art? With 250 painters, photographers, glassblowers, sculptors, metalwork artists, and more, this festival will be a safe bet to find something that interests you. Stroll through Piedmont Park while enjoying live music and artist demonstrations.

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