Shuck off your stress at this year’s Atkins Park Oysterfest. For two days, the local tavern will feature every iteration of the succulent shellfish — be they raw, grilled or fried — to delight your taste buds. While you eat, enjoy live, New Orleans-style music starting at noon each day. Bands in the lineup include Jive Mother Mary, Secondhand Swagger and Crawfish EttouFUNK. The festivities will take place rain or shine, with the main stage underneath a heated tent. Sunday morning will also feature a “cure-all” New Orleans brunch for those who partied a little too hearty the night before. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door.
11 a.m.-11 p.m. Jan. 28 and 29. $5-$10. Atkins Park, 2840 Atlanta Road, Smyrna. 770-435-1887,
Barks and Recreation
Make a play date for Fido and Fluffy and let them roam almost freely this weekend at Chattahoochee Bend State Park. They’ll still need a leash, but at least they can enjoy a few new sights and smells and make some friends during the park’s Barks and Recreation program. Bring along two old T-shirts to make a new toy for your furry friends. After crafting, pet owners can take their pups on a hike along the river. Free treats will be provided, but be sure to bring that 6-foot leash. Registration in advance is advised.
1 p.m. Jan. 29. $5 per dog; $5 parking fee. Chattahoochee Bend State Park, 425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan. 770-254-7271,