Ice cream festivals, 90s party, and more restaurant weeks. July is full of super exciting events. Visiting for the weekend or live here and curious how you can get out and enjoy Atlanta more? I’ve put together a list of a few fun things to do for the month of July.
Through Aug. 14, 2016: Out of the Box: Rise of the Sneaker Culture
The exhibition held at The High Museum of Art includes 155 pairs of sneakers, including works from the archives of Adidas, Converse, Nike, Puma and Reebok, as well as from private owners’ own collections, such as legendary hip-hop artist Darryl “DMC” McDaniels. Also featured are sneakers designed by Prada and other fashion design houses, including those done in collaboration with artists, such as Kanye West. This event is open daily to the public during regular Museum hours. Members enter for free, general admission costs are $19.50 for adults; $16.50 for seniors and students; $12 for children (6-17); and free for those 5 and under. high.org
July 15 – 16, 2016: Seventh Annual Atlanta Shortsfest
The Seventh Annual Atlanta Shortsfest, held at Synchronicity Theatre, showcases a diverse mix of short films by ultra-talented filmmakers from across the globe. All films are under 45 minutes with genres including comedy, animation, documentary, experimental, horror & sci-fi, fantasy, drama — and just about anything else you can imagine. Tickets can be purchased 30 minutes before each screening at the box office: $5 for students with valid ID, $7 general admission, $20 day pass, $30 two-day pass. atlantashortsfest.com
July 16, 2016: I Love the ’90s Tour
The inaugural edition of I Love The ‘90s Tour invites attendees to reminisce about the trend-setting decade with some of the most iconic, indelible names in rap, hip hop and R&B. All-4-One, Biz Markie, Coolio, Color Me Badd, Kool Moe Dee, Kid ‘n Play, Rob Base, Salt-N-Pepa, Tone Loc, Vanilla Ice and Young MC compose this year’s revolving line-up of iconic ‘90s artists. Each show features upwards of eight performers and promises a lineup that you won’t find anywhere else. Audiences can expect to hear chart-topping hits like “Let’s Talk About Sex”, “Shoop”, “Ice, Ice Baby”, “I Wanna Sex You Up”, “Just A Friend”, “Funky Cold Medina”, “It Takes Two”, “Gangsta’s Paradise” and more during a fun-filled night out that doubles as an arena-sized dance party.
Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. Tickets start at $19.50 and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Ilovethe90stour.com
July 17, 2016: Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival
The annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival in support of Georgia Organics is on July 17th. Park Tavern will host the event from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. General admission is $45; Georgia Organics’ members admission is $40; Garnish and Gather admission (which also includes an AKTF Meal Kit) is $70; and VIP $100. P.S. killertomatofest.com
July 23 – 31, 2016: Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week
This 14th Annual culinary event over nine-days will feature dozens of downtown Atlanta restaurants. With more than 35 participants this year, menus will range from $15 to $35 (per person, excluding tax and alcohol options) for brunch, lunch and dinner options. Here is a list of a few participating restaurants atlantadowntown.com
July 23, 2016: Atlanta Ice Cream Festival
An all-day ice cream extravaganza at Piedmont Park! From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Count me in! atlantaicecreamfestival.com