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The largest Shrine Circus and Fair in North America is back for its 76th year! Packed with more excitement than ever, this year’s Tarzan Zerbini Circus features several new acts under the Big Top presented by the world-famous ringmaster Richard Curtis, and the return of all your favorites including the Shrine Circus Clowns. Fireworks on both Saturdays are sure to amaze and entertain kids of all ages!
For the first time in Marietta, see the Castle Performing Bears and the Fabulous Flying Bells on the flying trapeze. Check out Saturn the Human Bullet flying high above the crowds below. The Great Daredevil Garcia, on the Wheel of Thrill, will keep everyone on the edge of their seats. And of course, The Shrine Circus and fair would not be complete without the Shrine Circus Clowns. They will be up to a whole lot of monkey business, as usual, entertaining the crowds and bringing smiles to young and old alike.
The famous voice of Richard Curtis, Ringmaster and Performance Director, will keep you informed of all the activities under the arena, including the Tarzan Zerbini Elephants led by Anthony Thomas, Also performing are the Zerbini Horses presented by Erika Zerbini, the 8th generation of the Zerbini Family. Once again you can catch a fabulous firework show on both Saturday nights of the Shrine Circus. You can also see all of the FREE ground acts, including Lew-E’s Comedy Circus Show for kids of all ages, and new in 2018 is the Tricky Dog Show, as well as Tree Man and Cowboy Woody roaming the grounds daily.
Yaarab Shrine Circus & Fair Carnival Acts…Add One
Back again this year are unbelievable ride specials including the “SNEAK-A-PEEK-RIDE-A-THON” on Friday, May 18. Just the carnival and food vendors only will open a day early and charge just $10.00 for unlimited rides that day and that day only! There is more, get the best deal in town by going to any Atlanta-area O’Reilly Auto Parts Stores from May 1, through the last day of the Yaarab Shrine Circus and Fair to get your Mega Pass for $21.95 which includes one gate admission, one circus admission, and unlimited carnival rides for one person for any day from open to close. You can also get buy one get one free, single-day adult admission coupons at any Food Depot location from May 1 through May 28.
Tickets will be available for online purchase for the first time this year, by visiting 2018shrinecircus.com beginning May 1 – May 28th.
New for 2018 the Yaarab Shrine Circus and Carnival is offering $18.00 pay one price unlimited rides per person Monday, May 21 through Thursday May 24. And $25 pay one price unlimited rides Fridays through Sundays of the Carnival and Memorial Day Monday. The price does not include admission and all riders must be at least 36 inches tall.
All Veterans will be admitted on Memorial Day for free, Monday, May 28.
Back by popular demand is the Car Load Night, Tuesday, May 22, for only $50, any car with up to seven people legally and safely buckled up in their own seats, pays $50 per car and receives parking, park admission, circus admission and unlimited rides for that day only.
This year’s carnival midway is presented by Wade Shows. Wade Shows is consistently ranked as one of the top five amusement companies in the industry. For over 100 years, Wade Shows has been the leader in bringing affordable family entertainment to carnival fans throughout the country. You are sure to find something for the whole family as 35 rides including the Tilt-A-Whirl and the Wacky Worm will be there for kids of all ages! With more than 100 amusement rides and attractions Wade thrills over 15 million people each year.
Circus performance times are Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m., and 7:00 p.m.(with no 11:00 a.m., circus events on Tuesday May 22, and Thursday May 24); Saturdays 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. On Memorial Day Circus times will be 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. Gates to the carnival open at 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.; Sunday at noon, with a special “SNEAK-A-PEEK-RIDE-A-THON” on Friday, May 18, for only $10. Adult admission to the Yaarab Shrine Circus and Fair is $7; children 10 and under are free, admission includes unlimited performances to the circus on any given day and access to the grounds for the Carnival Midway. Midway ride tickets are $1.25 each; all rides require more than one ticket.
Yaarab Shrine Circus & Fair Carnival Acts…
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to the age of 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate –are eligible for admission and receive all care in a family-centered environment with no financial obligation to patients or families.
For more information after March 1, call 404-419-6755, or visit the circus website at www.2018shrinecircus.com.
Come enjoy the evening with the community while enjoying dinner from 7-8 food trucks while listening to local artists and watching the children play!
Directions: Take Hwy 9 to West on Old Milton Parkway; at the first light take a right on Roswell Street; and Old Roswell Street will be on your right directly in front of La Casa Italian Grill at 37 Old Roswell Street.
Parking: Downtown Parking Lot on Roswell Street (at 37 Old Roswell Street); Milton Center (on Milton Avenue), or PAL Parking Lot (on Haynes Bridge Road).
Alpharetta Food Truck Alley is presented by the City of Alpharetta and Fork In the Road, LLC.
Food Truck Alley XL
Every Thursday from April 19 through October 11, 2018
5 – 9 p.m.
Old Roswell Street
Enjoy a variety of 6-8 rotating food trucks and music each week. Stroll the streets, eat delicious food, listen to some great music and kick off the weekend a little early! No Food Truck Alley on May 3. Join us at Taste of Alpharetta!
Here’s a great way to spend a day with the kids – enjoying a movie and round of golf for great prices.
Unwind after a long week with live music in The Plaza every Friday from 6PM to 8PM at Avalon Nights Live! Grab your friends and family and get ready to dance the night away.
May 4th: Mike Veal Band
The Mike Veal Band plays a great combination of blues, rock, funk, and fun! Their diverse musical backgrounds and regional influences contribute to the awesome sound for which the band is known and loved. Atlanta partiers, club patrons, and Avalon Insiders alike know Mike and the guys deliver a killer show every time. For more on the Mike Veal Band, click here.
May 11th: Wesley Cook
Wesley Cook is a singer/songwriter influenced by the musical stylings of Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, Jason Mraz, and more. He captures an authentic sound that is very much his own and as a front man, his high-energy showmanship and down-to-earth charm make it impossible for the crowd not to love him. He has shared the stage with artists such as Zac Brown, Sublime, Rachel Platten, Ben Rector, Santigold, Manchester Orchestra, and more. For more information on Wesley, click here.
May 18th: Thin Ice
Thin Ice is a professional 4-piece band playing many genres of music, from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and now! They have been performing together for 13+ years and are sure to have the crowd on their feet. For more information on Thin Ice, please click here.
May 25th: The Rainmen
The Rainmen are a rock n roll combo, specializing in sixties and early seventies tunes. The group is made up of long-time veterans of the Atlanta music scene. The Rainmen have played many local clubs, as well as private events and festivals and have been playing music together for over a decade. Although the musicians don’t take themselves too seriously, they DO provide some serious fun for the people who come out to their shows! Influences for their playlists include: The Beatles, Dave Clark Five, The Kinks, Rolling Stones, The Byrds, Badfinger, The Traveling Wilburys, Spirit, and more. For more information, visit their Facebook page here.
Saturday mornings through April – October 2018
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Old Canton Street in Downtown Alpharetta
At the Downtown Alpharetta Farmers Market you will find farmers with fruits, vegetables and natural meats, gardeners with fresh flowers and herbs, and makers of all sorts of edible home goods from yummy desserts and breads to local raw honey and homemade sauces, jellies, soaps.
Visit the City of Alpharetta’s website before the event in case of inclement weather or call 678-297-6133.
May 26-27, 2018
Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Celebrating its 12th year, the Alpharetta Art Streetfest will be held on Milton Avenue between Main Street and Roswell-Canton Street with parking available at City Hall Parking Deck and Milton Center. Festival-lovers and art enthusiasts will have the chance to experience a wide variety of original art, music, amazing food and FREE hands-on art activities for children.
Alpharetta Arts Streetfest will feature more than 95 artists from across the U.S. Festival goers can stroll through the outdoor gallery, meet the artists and acquire a piece of original whimsical art. Artists featured represent a wide variety of mediums including mixed media, photography, pottery, jewelry, textiles, glass, wood, metal and paper art.
Event is rain or shine
Update: They are offering Wed evening tours too now!
The Marietta Square Food Tour takes participants on a 3 hour guided tour of 7 locally owned and operated eateries. Our walking tour allows you the unique ability to explore Marietta, all while gaining knowledge about its history, culture and architecture, at the same time savoring the appetizing culinary selections available on the bustling square.
Go to www.mariettafoodtours.com or call 866-736-6343 for tickets.
Tell them Scoop OTP sent you!
May 26 – Free outdoor movie showing of Disney/Pixar Coco
Enjoy a historic view while watching an outdoor movie at Movies in the Park ™ in Downtown Canton!
Hosted in Downtown Canton at Brown Park, family movie night is surrounded by history. Sit back in your lawn chair and enjoy a movie on a big screen with a backdrop of the historic City Hall. While you are enjoying your surroundings, the kids will have fun swinging on the swing set, or climbing on the jungle gym. For more information visit:www.facebook.com/
Sponsored by Northside Hospital, Southern Outdoor Cinema, Covenant Christian Academy and the City of Canton
May 26 – Disney’s Coco / Movie start around 8:40pm
June 23 – Peter Rabbit / Movie start around 8:50pm
July 28 – Ferdinand / Movie start around 8:45pm
August 25 – Sherlock Gnomes / Movie start around 8:20pm
Brown Park in Downtown Canton
251 E Marietta St, Canton, GA 30114
Movie start times are kid-friendly and begin at sundown not dark. Concessions are available before & during the movie. Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, blanket, and bug spray.
Come one come all! Bring your own building blocks for family Sunday fun day! We will have our delicious beer on tap as always and feel free to bring your own food.
Join Truck & Tap on Sunday, May 27, for live music with Layne Denton Music! Gyro Chef Food Truck will be out back for lunch and dinner – and music starts at 3PM!
Enjoy a sultry summer evening in Spain, sort of. You’ll learn essential Spanish skills for everything from braising poultry to cooking starches. And we’ll amp up fresh vegetables with a flavor-packed agro (sour) and dolce (sweet) dressing.
To give the citizens of Woodstock a fun musical alternative the Monday “blues,” Woodstock Parks and Recreation (WPR) has created a leisure activity at the Northside Hospital Cherokee Amphitheater (NCHA) for the four Mondays in May (actually the last Monday in April and the first three Mondays in May out of reverence for Memorial Day.) Music Mondays in May will build on the established and successful Woodstock Summer Concert Series offered May through September and Brown Bag Concert Series every Thursday in September.
“Woodstock has demonstrated its love for music anytime of day or year,” said Director of Parks and Recreation Preston Pooser. “We already have a beautiful venue and we felt like a spring picnic with great music would be just the thing for Woodstock.”
Every Monday from 11am – 1pm, WPR will crank up the tunes at the NCHA and encourages all to pack or pick up a picnic lunch and join the fun. Each Monday in ascending order will feature D.J.’d music from a different decade.
April 30 – At the Hop! (1950s)
May 7 – Peace, man… (1960s)
May 14 – Rock is Dead? (1970s)
May 21 – Questionable Hairstyles (1980s)
For more information on Music Mondays in May, please contact Jamey Snyder at email@example.com
The Farmers Market is rain or shine and operates from 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Arrive early for the best selections. Dinner at the Depot is weather-dependent and can be canceled in case of rain or severe weather threat. Food trucks are on site from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Follow their Facebook page for truck information and to see if open on holidays.
Grab your crew and put on your thinking caps – it’s time for Monday Night Trivia!
Grab a bite to eat and settle in by 7:30. The top 3 teams earn bragging rights – and win up to $50 in T&T cash!
Trivia Nights at wr SOCIAL HOUSE! Join us weekly for drink specials, prizes, and trivial knowledge glory!
$2 Tacos and $2 Beer every Tuesday!
EVENT: Tuesday Night Trivia!
WHEN: Every Tuesday evening throughout 2018 in the Food Court
Starts at 6:30pm
WHERE: The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta
WHAT: 1st Prize – $250 Outlet Shoppes Gift Card,
2nd Prize – $100 Outlet Shoppes Gift Card,
3rd Prize – $50 Outlet Shoppes Gift Card
Plus, nightly giveaways and food sampling!
Join The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta for Tuesday Night Trivia! Every Tuesday in the food court.
1st prize – $250 Outlet Shoppes gift card, 2nd prize – $100 Outlet Shoppes gift card, 3rd prize – $50 Outlet Shoppes gift card
Plus, nightly giveaways and food sampling!
Join in the circle inside the shop or pick in one of the several groups that have blossomed under the oaks out front on the sidewalk for Open Bluegrass Jam every Tuesday on the Square. All skill levels are welcome. Come in to play or just to listen and if you’ve got a tune you want to share.
On Tuesdays, we play Singo.
Think you know music? Time to put it to the test. Each player will receive a Singo card printed with the titles of popular songs. Singo randomly plays song clips, and players aim to match song titles that appear on their cards.
It’s fun, free – and the winner of every round will get a drink on us!
Hooray for Trivia Tuesday at 8pm at Two Birds Taphouse! Bring your friends and enjoy trivia drink specials!
Half off wine bottles all day!
Kids eat free at WR Social House every Wednesday starting at 5pm!
It’s Trivia Night! Doors open at 5, and trivia begins at 7pm. First, second and third place prizes awarded each week! As a thank you to our community, we’ll take 50% off your first pint for Teachers, Nurses, First Responders, Military with badge or ID.
Twice weekly the store hosts wine tasting events Wed 5-7pm and Sat 2-4pm. You can relax at the bar or on a cushy couch or chair while you taste, learn about wine and meet new friends. Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres are served at the tastings and donation proceeds go to local charities.
Red Hare Brewery Tours & Tasting
Stop by this independent microbrewery located in the heart of Marietta, GA for tours & tastings.
Wednesday-Friday, 5:30pm-7:30pm; Saturdays, 2pm-6pm
Tour Options include:
The Pint Glass Tour for $12: 36 ounces of beer samples and a souvenir pint glass to take home.
*We can no longer offer To Go tours at this time.
Brewery tours run frequently throughout each tasting, so be sure to keep your eye out for the guide walking around with a sign and join us for a walk through the brewing process!
We accept all major credit cards, but be sure to bring some cash to tip your bartenders (we also offer cash back).
We love dogs, so feel free to bring you pooches, but be sure to keep them leashed!
Our brewery is family friendly & we offer Root Beer for under-aged guests and designated drivers.
Wednesday Nights: Open Mic Comedy
Come by on Wednesday nights to enjoy The Strand’s Open Mic Comedy Night: Show Up, Go Up. David Roper hosts this new avenue for local comedians to try new material and connect. Comedians only have to show up to go up, no audition or screening required. Due to the off-the-cuff nature of comedy, this event is 21+ to participate and attend, no exceptions.
Wine directors selection of wine. 6 tastings for $25. Includes cheese and accompaniments to enhance the tasting experience. Our wines are of low batch, family owner bio dynamic vineyards from around the world. #truetoourroots #rootstockandvine #winetasting