Cool down in Atlanta this weekend with these ice cream events

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

Credit: Courtesy of Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

Credit: Courtesy of Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

It’s going to be hot out there this weekend -- luckily, there are two tasty ways to cool down in metro Atlanta.

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival. The eighth annual event offers ice cream, frozen treats and food for purchase from a variety of local vendors, including Menchies, Sub Zero, Queen of Cream and Cook Me Up a Notch, as well as wellness activities including Zumba, yoga and tai chi and well screenings. Also look for live entertainment and young chef cooking demos.

11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 28. Free. The Meadows at Piedmont Park, 10th St. NE and Charles Allen Drive, Atlanta.

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High Road Craft Ice Cream Festival. The local craft ice cream maker's event will feature a chef demonstration, facility tours, music and more. The cover will be $5; exclusive ice cream flavors and root beer floats will also be available a la carte.

Noon-4 p.m. July 28. 1730 W. Oak Commons Court, Marietta. 678-701-7623,

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