Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Atlanta Memorial Day Festivities

It's almost Memorial Day. If you're like me and stuck in Atlanta for the holoiday, no need to fret. There will be plenty of good food and fun on offer.

Optimist Fish Fry

On Saturday, May 25 head to the Optimist for the restaurant’s one year anniversary party and enjoy a fish fry for $15 per person and live music. Starting at 4 p.m., keyboardist Ben Tanner of the Grammy-nominated Alabama Shakes will perform with bands Belle Adair and The Bear. For more information, visit theoptimistrestaurant.com.

Atlanta Jazz Festival

The Atlanta Jazz Festival is one of the largest FREE jazz festivals in the US. It culminates over Memorial Day weekend with performances at Piedmont Park May 25th - May 27th.

Brew at the Zoo

Get your drink on surrounded by the wonders of nature at Zoo Atlanta's Brew at the Zoo event Saturday, 5:30-9:30. I've never heard of this event before, but it sounds awesome! Who wouldn't want to get up close and personal with wild animals while working a good buzz?

They are expanding the beer/wine selections this year as well as providing more entertainment. Last year they sold out of tickets, so get your Brew tickets now!


Brew will feature a variety of bands and music with the headlining act Tongo Hiti.


Tickets include:

  • Unlimited sampling of a variety of beers and wines with more stations than ever before!
  • Live music and DJ
  • Up-close-and-personal encounters with our animals
  • Free rides on the train and carousel
  • Fun interactive games including Pongo Ping Pong

This year's focus is primates and the proceeds will go to their primate collection.

Ticket prices:

  • $38 Zoo Atlanta Member
  • $43 Non member
  • $85 VIP*

*VIP admission will include a Brew at the Zoo T-shirt and access into the air-conditioned VIP lounge with exclusive beer and wine tastings. VIP guests will also be able to enjoy express entry into the event, private restrooms, and an exclusive animal experience. Limited to only 250 tickets

You must be 21 to attend, and the event is rain or shine.



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