5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: August 21–27

Run a 3K through SunTrust Park, devour chicken wings, celebrate filmmakers of color

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Grant Park Summer Shade Festival

Photograph by Fabian Fernandez

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival
When:
August 24–25
Where:
Grant Park
Cost:
Free
Detail:
It’s year number 17 for the Summer Shade Festival. Expect the return of its 5K run, kids zone, artist market, plenty of food trucks, and more than a dozen bands. Proceeds benefit the Grant Park Conservancy.

BronzeLes Film Festival: Princess of the Row

Photograph courtesy of BronzeLens Film Festival

BronzeLens Film Festival
When:
August 21–25
Where:
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Cost:
$15 for single screening, $75–$300 for other passes
Detail:
Spotlighting emerging actors and filmmakers of color, BronzeLens is celebrating its 10th anniversary by giving almost 100 films a big-screen treatment. The five-day event will also include panels, workshops, and classes.

SagerStrong Stadium Fun Run
When:
August 25, 6:30 a.m.
Where:
SunTrust Park
Cost:
Adults $40–$50, kids $10
Detail:
Created in memory of Craig Sager, TNT’s NBA reporter known for his wacky suits who died of leukemia, the SagerStrong Foundation is hosting its first Fun Run. The 3K race is held inside SunTrust Park—yes, you actually run on the stadium’s concourses—and includes a chance to experience the ballpark behind the scenes, a T-shirt, and a Braves game ticket. Proceeds will benefit blood cancer research and the SagerStrong Foundation.

Springer Mountain Farms Southern Wing Showdown
When:
August 25, 1–5 p.m.
Where:
The Fairmont
Cost:
General admission $55, VIP $65
Detail:
Included in your ticket: food, beer, wine, cocktail samples, and, of course, wings. Produced by Taste of Atlanta, try up to 30 flavors of wings made by 15 chefs from the Southeast and 15 Atlanta chefs, including names from Canoe, Chicken + Beer, AIX, and more.

TOUR Championship

Photograph courtesy of PGA Tour

TOUR Championship
When:
August 21–25
Where:
East Lake Golf Course
Cost:
$35–$80
Detail:
Good luck driving around East Lake this weekend. Big-name players including Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantlay, and Rory McIlroy are hitting the course’s 18 holes for a chance at a $60 million prize pool.

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