Georgia Veterans Day Parade. 11:11 a.m. Saturday. Begins on Peachtree Street south of Ralph McGill / Ivan Allen Boulevard and ends at Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Marietta Street. The parade’s reviewing stand will be on Baker Street between the World of Coca Cola and Georgia Aquarium, where parking will be available along with other paid lots. Grand Marshal will be General George W. Casey Jr., U.S. Army (retired), now a lecturer on leadership. GaVetsDayParade.org. Courtesy of Atlanta History Center
Photo: For the AJC
Photo: For the AJC

Honor Veterans: 5 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

Congrats, you survived the work week and the days leading up to and following Election Day. 

Now, it's time to unwind and #treatyoself.

From the Brookhaven Brunch Fest to various Veterans Day parades, here are our suggestions for things to do throughout metro Atlanta this weekend: 

Celebrate Veterans Day

Honor military veterans for their service at one of several parades and events that will occur throughout metro Atlanta this weekend. The 35th annual Atlanta Veterans Day Parade will kick off in downtown Atlanta at 11 a.m. on Nov. 12. The night before, the 17th annual Veterans Day Lighted Parade will depart from Douglas County High School at 7 p.m.

Brookhaven Brunch Fest

Several of the vendors who appeared at the Atlanta Brunch Festival earlier this year will head to Brookhaven Park for the Brookhaven Brunch Festival on Saturday.

“We all love brunch, so this event will celebrate some of the best restaurants in the brunch game, as well as your favorite brunch beverages: Bloody Marys, mimosas, beer and wine,” a message from event organizers reads. “We learned a lot in March, so this event will have more bars, more bartenders, and more restaurants to keep the lines to a minimum.”

Noon. Nov. 12. $25 (general admission, including 1 food ticket), $75 (11 a.m. entry, unlimited drinks, VIP food tent and 3 food tickets). Brookhaven Park, 4185 Peachtree Road, Brookhaven. Brookhaven Brunch Festival Info.

Tegan & Sara

Much like Sia, pop music’s favorite identical twins Tegan and Sara reinvigorated their careers by delivering music for a more mainstream pop audience. The duo’s older fans can expect to hear throwbacks such as “Back in Your Head,” but the setlist will definitely feature newer singles such as “Closer” and “Boyfriend,” too. 

8 p.m. Nov. 11. $36. The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta. Tabernacleatl.com.

Sheila E.

Singer and drummer Sheila E. will lead a small party at Center Stage Theater when she plays the venue on Nov. 12. Expect a tribute to Sheila E.’s frequent collaborator and friend Prince during the show. 

9 p.m. Nov. 12. $34. Center Stage Theater, 1374 West Peachtree St., Atlanta. Concert preview.

Taste of the Trucks

Enjoy tasty food fare with a clean conscious this weekend. Non-profit organization Second Helpings Atlanta will host a food truck festival to “raise awareness and funds to drive out hunger and reduce food waste in the metro Atlanta area,” according to a press release. 

In addition to selecting from more than 15 food trucks, attendees can visit an arts and crafts market, enjoy live music and more. After playing on inflatables, kids can help assemble and decorate lunch bags that will be delivered to people in need. The food will be donated by Whole Foods. 

11 a.m. Nov. 12. $10 (at the door), $5 (in advance), free (children under 10). Field at the Concourse Office Park, 11 Concourse Parkway, Sandy Springs. Taste of the Trucks info.

(Erica A. Hernandez/AJC)

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