During the month of August 2011, Atlanta has plenty of places where you can pack a picnic, pull up a lawn chair and enjoy a range of music and movie delights. Check out the list below for free events in the Atlanta metro area during August.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center – Virginia Highland
Jazz on the Lawn
The Jazz on the Lawn summer outdoor concert series showcases a lineup of Atlanta’s jazz treasures, with a mix of classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, Latin and blues.
Sunday, August 7: The Breakfast Club
Friday, Aug 12 7:30: Gwen Hughes
Click here for more information on the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center Jazz on the Lawn events, including info on purchasing tickets.
Atlantic Station – Midtown
Every Friday: Friday Night Live Free Concert Series in Central Park
Artists are TBA.
Every Thurday: Movies in the Park
August 4: Toy Story 3
August 11: Hairspray
August 18: The Social Network
August 25: The Hangover
Please click here for more information about Atlantic Station’s free Movies in the Park.
Park Tavern – Midtown
Unplugged in the Park
Back for its 9th consecutive year providing the best free music in Atlanta, in the best atmosphere in town each Sunday throughout the summer, this Unplugged season promises to have something for everyone. Music starts each Sunday at 7pm and while the Unplugged series is a 21 and older show, children will be admitted when accompanied by a parent.
August 7: Carbon Leaf, Matthew Mayfield, and Delta Rae
August 14: The Whiskey Gentry, American Aquarium, and Johnsons Crossroad
August 21: Michelle Malone
August 28: Kevn Kinney and Chris Porter & The Back Row Baptists
Click here for more information about Park Tavern’s Unplugged in the Park.
Marietta and suburbs north of Atlanta area:
Glover Park Concert Series
The Historic Marietta Square
Glover Park Concert Series
The Series continues throughout the summer, with concerts scheduled for the last Friday night of each month through September. The concerts are free of charge but if you’re looking for a “front-row seat,” a limited number of tables can be reserved — $45 for tables of six and $55 for tables for eight.
Blankets and lawn chairs only may be set up in the park after 4 p.m. Bring a picnic dinner (beer and wine are permitted) or dine in one of the many fine restaurants located on the square.
August 26: Tyn Tymes / Beach & Oldies
Please click here for more information about Marietta’s Glover Park Concert Series.
First Friday Art Walk – Marietta Square
August 5th 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Come enjoy one of the most popular events on the Square. Not only will art galleries be featured, but merchants will also be displaying local, original works of art in their shops. Also visit Artists’ Alley at DuPre’s Antique Market. This intimate exhibit of juried artists showing a wide variety of styles has moved indoors into a 3000 square foot warehouse space located at 17 Whitlock Ave.
Please click here to find out more at artwalkmarietta.com
Roswell Riverside Sounds – Roswell
Free Concert Series
Pack your lawn chairs and a picnic and catch a free concert. Concessions are also available.
August 6: Oliver Woods and Friends
Please click here for more information about Roswell’s Riverside Sounds concerts.
Park at City Center – Woodstock
Woodstock Concert Series
August 13 7:30 pm: Wet Willie
Please click here for more information about the Woodstock Concert Series.
Kennesaw State University – Kennesaw
Please click here for more information on the Kennesaw Sumer Concert Series.
Symphony on the Green
Duluth Summer Stage Concert Series
Concerts are FREE and begin at 7:30 pm. *Concessions will be on sale as a fundraiser to send the Gwinnett Symphony to NYC to perform on September 11.
August 19: Orchestral and Choral selections of popular and classical genres
Please click here for more information on the Duluth Summer Stage Concert Series (scroll to bottom of the screen).
Flicks on the Bricks Family Film Festival – Duluth
Movies begin at dusk, but come early for Pre-Show Activities at 7 pm
August 12: Rango
Please click here for more information on Duluth’s Flicks on the Bricks.
Johns Creek: Newton Park
Movies in the Park
An outdoor family movie is shown on a huge inflatable movie screen. Preshow activities include a moonwalk, face painting, giveaways, food and drink, and lots of entertainment for children and adults!
August 13: Festivities start at 7 pm and movie begins at dusk. Movie: ”Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules”
Please click here for more information on the Johns Creek Movies in the Park.
Thrasher Park – Norcross
Concerts in the Park
August 5: Departure, the Journey Tribute Band
August 19: Almost Elton John and The Rocket Band
Click here for more information about Thrasher Park’s Concerts in the Park.