Vans Warped Tour
When: July 31, 11 a.m.
Where: Lakewood Amphitheatre
Details: The annual punk and alt-rock festival stops in Atlanta this weekend as part of its final full cross-country tour. Bands such as Simple Plan, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Tonight Alive, electronic duo 3OH!3, The Voice winner and former Hey Monday vocalist Cassadee Pope, and pop-punk favorites Waterparks and Mayday Parade are among the lineup.
Wild World Weekend
When: July 28 and 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Zoo Atlanta
Cost: Free with general admission
Details: You’re probably used to learning about biodiversity at Zoo Atlanta, but this weekend, you can celebrate your fellow humans at this cultural heritage festival. Rain or shine, you can watch (and learn!) traditional dances, listen to international music and stories, or get crafty for a more hands-on approach to discovering international cultures, right alongside the animals from each region represented.
8th Atlanta Ice Cream Festival
When: July 28, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Piedmont Park
Details: It’s all about balance at the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival; the event may be centered around America’s favorite dessert, but the activities focus on health and wellness, too. Come to conquer the Ice Cream Eating Competition, but stay for the Fight Cancer Walk, Zumba, yoga, tai chi, line dancing, and much more for kids and adults alike. You can even take a free health screening, donate blood, and get help building an exercise routine.
Sublime Doughnuts & Beer Pairing
When: July 29, 1-8 p.m.
Where: Second Self Brewery
Details: A ticket to this event gets you four beers from the Westside’s Second Self Beer Company and four mini donuts from Sublime. Try pairing the brewery’s special new A-Town Cream Ale with Sublime’s namesake pastry, or just enjoy sampling some of the city’s coolest creations.
When: July 29, 4-7 p.m.
Where: Flatiron City
Cost: $60-100 (free for kids 12 and under)
Details: Looking for something healthier than ice cream, doughnuts, and beer? Head over to PeachFest to sample treats and drinks made from the Georgia-grown fruit. Sixty-five Peach State chefs, brewers, farmers, and distillers will fix you up a feast of peach-ified crudos, sausages, chutneys, brews, pizzas, barbecue, and much more. Plus, it’s all in the name of charity: proceeds go to Piggy Bank, a nonprofit that helps launch, support, and grow sustainable family farms.