Rose Garden Gala
It's spring, so take every chance to stop and smell the roses. Here's an event that will have you doing just that–literally. Enjoy an evening under the stars and among the fragrant flowers during the Smith-Gilbert Gardens' 7th Annual Rose Garden Gala. Stroll through the carefully sculpted gardens, have your picture taken beneath the rose arbor, and bid on items in the live and silent auctions, all while live music provides the soundtrack for the evening. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to support science and nature-based education programs, as well as to fund the study of the more than 3,000 plants in the gardens.
6-10 p.m. May 20. $125 - $875. Smith-Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw. 770-919-0248, smithgilbertgardens.com.
Slingin’ Wings Festival
Springtime also means it's time to get out and eat some wings. If you're a lover of little chicken bites, head to Brookhaven this weekend where local chefs are pulling out all the saucy stops for the Slingin' Wings Festival. Taste the best wings a dozen area restaurants have to offer, and cast your vote for the People's Choice winner. While you nosh, savor a brew or two in the beer garden, or check out the array of contests and activities throughout the festival. While you're having food and fun, know that a portion of your ticket price will go to support Releash Atlanta, a nonprofit that helps rescue dogs from Georgia's kill shelters.
Noon-8 p.m. May 20. $35. Brookhaven Park, 4158 Peachtree Road, Brookhaven.678-869-4690, slinginwingsfestival.com.
Shamrock Arts Celebration
It's all things art this weekend in the South Fulton city of Tyrone as it hosts its first Shamrock Arts Celebration. The city's Shamrock Park will be filled with arts and crafts vendors, as well as food trucks, a classic car collection, a two-day chalk art event and an array of different entertainment throughout the weekend. The event also features a Country Fair exhibit, where artisans who don't usually sell their work will compete for a blue ribbon in categories such as painting, needlework, pottery, canning and photography.
11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 20. 1-5 p.m. May 21. Free. Shamrock Park, 947 Senoia Road, Tyrone. 770-487-4694, shamrockartscelebration.weebly.com.
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