Leah Klatzker looks at paintings in Manami Lingerfelt's booth during the May-retta Daze Arts & Craft Festival at Glover Park in Marietta on Sunday, May 4, 2014.

May-Retta Daze: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

The weekend begins with Cinco de Mayo, so the festivals and food are popping  up all around the metro.

Check out what you and your family should add to the “fun” to-do list this weekend:


Cinco de Mayo at Red Hare. 5:30 p.m. tp 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 5. $12 to $20 per tour, $5 for children and non-drinkers. Red Hare Brewing Company. 1998 Delk Industrial Blvd. SE, Marietta. shelly@marburycreativegroup.com. www.mariettacalendar.com.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at your favorite brewery this Friday. Red Hare Brewing will host a full fiesta with a live DJ, beer tastings, free chips and salsa and a souvenir pint glass. 

May-Retta Daze Arts and Crafts Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6 and 7. Free. Historic Marietta Square. North Park Square, Marietta. 770-794-5601. www.travelcobb.org.

Enjoy a little "May-Retta" this weekend at the May-Retta Daze Arts and Crafts Festival taking place at Glover Park. You'll see works by local artisans, live entertainment, children's activities and more. 

Sample your favorite brews at the Kennesaw Beer and Wine Festival this Saturday.
Photo: Courtesy of Kennesaw Beer and Wine Festival/For the AJC

Kennesaw Beer and Wine Festival. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Kennesaw Depot. 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw. kari@atlantabeerfestivals.com. www.kennesawbeerandwinefest.com.

With over 100 beers and 50 wines to taste, the Kennesaw Beer and Wine Festival will feature an amazing array of samplings from local Georgia breweries. Hosted by Atlanta Beer Festivals and the Kennesaw Downtown Development Authority, ticket price includes a souvenir cup, unlimited beer samples and live entertainment.

Take in all the flavors of metro Atlanta at these 2017 "Taste of" events

Taste of East Cobb. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Free admission, tastes start at $1. Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. 955 Johnson Ferry Road, Marietta. 678-938-2971. www.tasteofeastcobb.com.

Save your appetite for this Saturday, because the Taste of East Cobb is back with delicious samples from local fine restaurants. Guests will also enjoy live music, a silent auction and raffle, a Kid's Zone, inflatables, sand art, competitions and more. 


WHOvians, don't miss WHOlanta this weekend in DeKalb County.
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WHOlanta. 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 5 through 7. $65 for the adult weekend badge, $25 for the Friday-only badge, $40 for the Saturday-only badge, $30 for the Sunday-only badge, $20 for children ages 6 through 12, free for children ages 5 and under.

Marriott Century Center. 2000 Century Blvd. NE, Atlanta. registration@wholanta.com. www.wholanta.com.

Calling all WHOvians - WHOlanta hits Atlanta all weekend long with a fantastic lineup of entertainment, adventure and Doctor Who-related fanfare. Special guests include Camille Coduri, Jamie Mathieson, Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant.

Flick-Nic in Candler Park Begins at dark. Saturday, May 6. Free. Candler Park. 585 Candler Park Drive NE, Atlanta. friendsofcandlerpark@gmail.com. www.friendsofcandlerpark.org.

Enjoy a family movie under the stars this Saturday at Candler Park. Flick-Nic will show Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on the lawn, so bring your blankets, a good picnic and get ready for a great outdoor show.

Party for the Paws in Brookhaven. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Free. Puppy Haven Brookhaven. 2740 Caldwell Road NE, Brookhaven. sophie@puppyhavenatl.com. www.wagbrag.com.

Help raise funds for Rescue Me Georgia at the Party for the Paws event taking place in Brookhaven this Saturday. Guests can enjoy a live DJ, food and beverage trucks, photo booths, vendors, raffles and a silent auction. 

Cork 'n Pork Festival. 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7. $69 per person. Vino Venue. 4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 770-668-0435. www.vinovenue.com.

If you love wine, beer and delicious barbecue, don't miss Cork 'n Pork in Dunwoody this Sunday. Ticket price includes unlimited wine and beer tastings and unlimited food at this walk-around style tasting.


Korean Drums and Dance. 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6. $3 per person. Aurora Theatre. 136 W Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222. www.atlanta.eventful.com.

Celebrate Korean culture this Saturday at the Aurora Theatre. You and your family will be amazed by the dynamic sights and sounds of traditional Korean drums, dancing and songs as performed by the Atlanta Korean Cultural Center. 

Drink up at Gwinnett Beer Fest this Saturday

Gwinnett Beer Fest. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6. $50 per person. Coolray Field. 2500 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville. info@gwinnettbeerfest.com. www.gwinnettbeerfest.com.

The 3rd AnnualGwinnet Beer Festival hits Coolray Field this Saturday with over 150 crafts beers to sample. As you experience this huge selection, you'll also enjoy live music and a variety of local top food vendors.

Snellville Days Arts and Crafts Festival. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6 and 7. Free. T.W. Briscoe Park. 2500 Sawyer Parkway, Snellville. Contactwww.snellvilledays.org.

Come on down to Briscoe Park this weekend for the Snellville Days Arts and Crafts Festival. This year's event will feature over 200 vendor booths, kid's activities, live entertainment and more. 

Woofstock, noon to 7 p.m. today, Town Center Park at Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and Buford Highway, Suwanee with canine Frisbee and dock-diving demonstrations, dog contests, musical performances by Andy Grammer and food trucks. Free admission. Suwanee.com. City of Suwanee

Woofstock 2017. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6 and 7. Free. Suwanee Town Centre Park. 330 Town Centre Ave., Suwanee. 404-238-9445.www.woofstockatl.com.

Bring your best four-legged buddy to the 2017 Woofstock taking place at Suwanee Town Centre Park this weekend. Along with Star 94.1 and over 50 non-profit and rescue groups, you and your (leashed) furry friend will enjoy a day filled with live music, dog contests, pet adoptions, vendors, arts and crafts, food trucks and a kid's area. 

North Fulton

Enjoy a Kentucky Derby-style fundraiser at the 35th Annual Derby Day.
Photo: Courtesy of Shepherd Center Foundation/For the AJC

35th Annual Derby Day. 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 6. $100 per person. Chastain Horse Park. 4371 Powers Ferry Road, Atlanta. 404-350-7778. www.derbyday.com.

Dust off your largest hat, because the 35th Annual Derby Day takes place on Saturday at Chastain Horse Park. This Kentucky Derby-style fundraiser will feature live and silent auctions, live music, lawn and casino games, and a live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby on big screens. 

Your guide to 'Taste of Alpharetta' on Thursday

Food That Rocks. 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 6. $55 per person. Hammond Park. 705 Hammond Drive NE, Sandy Springs. dale@tasteofatlanta.com. www.foodthatrocks.org.

Come on out and sample the scrumptious fare from over 20 top Sandy Springs restaurants this Saturday at the Food That Rocks event. It all starts Saturday evening under the big tent in Hammond Park with drinks, food and live music, so don't miss out. 

Peter Rujuwa uses a torch to make adjustments to one of his sculptures during the Chastain Park Arts Festival on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Rainy weather would not stop the two day festival featuring 185 artists. JONATHAN PHILLIPS / SPECIAL
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

Chastain Park Arts Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 6 and 7. Free. Chastain Park. 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. info@affps.com. www.chastainparkartsfestival.com.

Help support local artists and craftsmen at the Chastain Park Arts Festival this weekend. With over 185 artists in attendance this year, you're sure to find a special treasure to take home and display. Guests will also enjoy gourmet food trucks, live music and a children's area. 

Civil War Living History Weekend at Barrington Hall. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7. Free. Barrington Hall. 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. 770-640-3855. www.visitroswellga.com.

Step back in time at the Civil War Living History Weekend taking place at Barrington Hall. Experience soldiers and townspeople dressed in Civil War-era garb, using period weaponry and performing 19th century dances at this family-friendly event. 

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