5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: May 1-7

Pet adoption, tacos and margaritas, and Shaky Knees

Shaky Knees Music Festival 2018
Queens of the Stone Age

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Shaky Knees Music Festival
Where: Central Park
When: May 3-5
Price: $135 for one day, $235 for three day pass
Tame Impala, Beck, Cage the Elephant, Incubus, Tears for Fears—and those are just the headliners. Shaky Knees is back, this year with more than 60 bands and a plenty of southern barbecue and local food trucks.

Atlanta Margarita Taco Festival
Where: Grant Park
When: May 4, noon-6 p.m.
Price: Free admission, $6 for a wristband to purchase alcohol
Tacos and margaritas—need we say more? With 20 taco vendors, 10 different flavored margaritas, and a tequila tasting tent featuring mixologist and cooking demos, enjoy sipping and munching your way through Grant Park.

Where: Suwanee Town Park Center
When: May 4-5
Price: Free
Billed as “one of the largest pet adoption events in the Southeast,” more than 50 nonprofit and rescue groups and an expected 40,000 people will be at the event. With pet adoptions, frisbee dog shows, an “Air Dogs” dock diving competition, a pet/owner look-a-like contest, and live music, pets of all kinds are welcome as long as they’re on a leash.

Events: Ride the Cyclone

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Ride the Cyclone
Where: Alliance Theatre
When: May 1-26
Price: $15-$60
It’s an unexpected storyline for a musical comedy: a group a six high school choir members board a roller coaster that eventually breaks, sending each of them to their death. They awake in purgatory, where a fortune teller offers to bring one back to life—if the group can unanimously decide on one person.

A Taste of East Point
Where: East Point Downtown Commons, 2757 East Point Street
When: May 4, 1-9 p.m.
Price: Free, pay per meal
Featuring local restaurants and food trucks, grab a plate of dinner and a beer or margarita while enjoying live music and an artists market.