5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: July 10-16

Tomatoes, short films, and old-school games

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Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival

Photograph by Erik Meadows

Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival
When: July 14, 1–5 p.m.
Where: Westside Provisions District
Cost: $75
Details: Tomato sauces, cocktails, even ice cream—this festival is a celebration of the red fruit. Dozens of well-known Atlanta chefs and mixologists will concoct their best tomato-based dishes while you enjoy live music and play games. Proceeds will benefit Georgia Organics.

Atlanta Shortsfest
When: July 11–13
Where: Synchronicity Theatre
Cost: $12–$25, $50 for VIP pass
Details: Now in its 10th year, this film festival provides a platform for filmmakers from around the world to showcase their 45-minutes-or-less creations. With more than 70 films from genres such as animation, horror, comedy, narrative, drama, and documentary—there are plenty of options for any film fan.

Train and Goo Goo Dolls concert
Train

Photograph by Brendan Walter

Train and Goo Goo Dolls concert
When: July 10, 7 p.m.
Where: Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Cost: $75–$200+
Details: This is a nostalgia blast from the 1990s and 2000s. Don’t expect to leave this concert without having “Hey, Soul Sister” or “Iris” stuck in your head.

Southern-Fried Gaming Expo
When: July 12–14
Where: Marriott Renaissance Waverly
Cost: $20–$35 for adults, $15–$20 for kids
Details: This is a three-day convention for any gamer nerd—especially ones looking for some old-school entertainment. Thousands are expected to attend the event, which will feature console gaming, tabletop gaming, arcade cabinets, pinball tournaments, costume contests, and even professional wrestling.

Circo Hermanos Vazquez
When: July 12–August 4
Where: Plaza Fiesta
Cost: $40–$60 for adults, $15 for kids
Details: Started 50 years ago, this circus celebrates Spanish culture while performing some incredible stunts. Once you step inside the tent, expect balancing acts, juggling, horse tricks, music, dancing, and more.

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