Get your appetite ready for the Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival in Kennesaw.

Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival: 16 things to do this weekend

As summer winds down, it's time to take advantage of the remaining warm weekends.

You'll find just the right event for every person in your family around the metro this weekend, whether you're interested in looking for that perfect treasure at an art festival or sampling some of the best barbecue in the South. 

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Check out the lineup of happeningss taking place through the Atlanta area:


Remember When Club. 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25. Free. Marietta Museum of History. 1 Depot St., Marietta. 770-794-5719.

Reminisce about the good old days in Marietta at the Remember When Club this Friday. You'll discuss drive-ins and movie theaters back in the day, enjoy a little coffee and take part in lively conversation about Cobb County from years gone by.

Yoga by the Silver Comet Trail. 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. $11 per person. Silver Comet Cycles. 4342 Floyd Road SW, Mableton.

Practice yoga with friends along the Silver Comet Trail this Saturday, courtesy of Shine Again Yoga and Silver Comet Cycles. Benefiting Just One Africa, this community-building yoga session helps provide clean water to remote areas in Kenya.

Glover Park is in the Marietta Square in Cobb County. Credit: Courtesy of the Marietta Visitors Bureau.
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Marietta Square Artisan Market. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. Free. Marietta Square. 50 North Park Square, Marietta.

Peruse an open-air, juried artists' marketplace this Saturday at the Historic Marietta Square. From metalwork and pottery, to jewelry and framed paintings, this market has a little something for every art lover.

Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 25 and 26. Free. Adams Park. 2600 Park Drive, Kennesaw. 770-424-8274.

Bring your appetite, because the Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival is back and ready to serve up some of the best barbecue you've ever tasted. With BBQ competitions, a peach dessert contest, over 200 exhibitors and a Kids Zone with inflatables, this festival has it all.

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Book As Art: Illuminated. 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25. Free. DeKalb County Public Library. 215 Sycamore St., Decatur. 404-371-9583.

View magnificent examples of book art at the Illuminated show this Friday. This juried art show features some of the most luminous, interesting and spectacular works of art in this field.

2017 Walk, Wag n' Run. 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27. $40 per racer, free to watch. Lenox Park. Free parking at 1025 Lenox Park Blvd. NE, Atlanta. 404-496-4038.

Support the Ahimsa House while getting in a workout this Saturday at the Walk, Wag n' Run event taking place at Lenox Park. There's a little something for every fitness level, with a Fun Run, 1K and 5K, just make sure to bring your best pooch to this Peachtree Road Race Qualifier.

Dunwoody Pollinator Tour. 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. $10 per person. Dunwoody Nature Center. 5343 Roberts Drive, Atlanta. 770-394-3322.

Learn about important pollinators at this interactive program that features a hike around the nature center, tour of a pollinator garden and observation of a bee hive.

Create illuminating fun together at the Carlos Museum this Sunday.
Photo: Courtesy of Michael C. Carlos Museum/For the AJC

Atlanta Beltline Parade Lantern Workshop for Families. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27. $25 per person, reservations required. Michael C. Carlos Museum. 571 South Kilgo Circle NE, Atlanta. 404-727-4282.

Bring the children to the Carlos Museum for a special lantern making workshop in preparation for the Annual BeltLine Lantern Parade. Artist Chantelle Rytter will lead the workshop, with inspiration from the Threads of Time: Tradition and Change in Indigenous American Textiles exhibit.


Duluth Food Truck Friday. 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25. Free. City of Duluth City Hall. 3167 Main St., Duluth. 770-476-3434.

Forget firing up the stove - just have dinner at Duluth Food Truck Friday taking place at City Hall. You and your family can enjoy the exotic flavors of local food trucks while listening to live music from Maggie Clements Band.

January 16, 2016 Norcross - Wyatt Boudway (right) watches a train pass by during the 50th annual Atlanta Model Train And Railroadiana Show And Sale at the North Atlanta Trade Center in Norcross on Saturday, January 16, 2016. JONATHAN PHILLIPS / SPECIAL
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

53rd Annual Atlanta Model Train and Railroadiana Show. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. $9 for adults, free for children ages 12 and under. Infinite Energy Center. 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 813-949-7197.

Train enthusiasts will find themselves in railway heaven this Saturday at the Atlanta Model Train and Railroadiana Show. With over 350 tables to explore, model railroaders and rail buffs alike will enjoy a full day of model trains, railroad antiques and more.

Kids Got Talent Show and Competition. 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. $20 to $40 per person, free for children under 3. Infinite Energy Center. 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 678-825-5845.

Support local talent and help raise money for art scholarships this Saturday at the Kids Got Talent Show and Competition. You'll see an amazing lineup of singers, dancers and musicians at this not-to-miss night of entertainment.

Jazz In The Alley. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. Free. Betty Mauldin Park. 63 Lawrenceville St. NW, Norcross.

Spend an evening enjoying free jazz, courtesy of When We Speak TV and the City of Norcross. The Jazz in the Alley concert series hits Betty Mauldin Park this Saturday with guest musician Eric Thomas.

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Northside Hospital's Movies In The Park. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25. Free. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta.

Bring the whole family to see “Moana” on the big screen this Friday at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Part of the Northside Hospital's Movies in the Park movie series, this free outdoor movie is perfect for kids of all ages.

American Girl Club: Create a Masterpiece with Saige. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. $15 per person, RSVP recommended. Heritage Sandy Springs Museum. 6075 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs. 404-851-9111.

Calling all American Girl fans - the American Girl Club at Heritage Sandy Springs will feature a special workshop to celebrate Saige, an artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Come out to make a craft, have a snack and enjoy hands-on activities.

Spend the day shopping at Alpharetta Art in the Park this Saturday.
Photo: Courtesy of Awesome Alpharetta/For the AJC

Alpharetta Art in the Park. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug 26. Free. Downtown Alpharetta. 178 South Main St., Alpharetta. 678-296-2829.

Downtown Alpharetta will overflow with creativity this Saturday with the Annual Alpharetta Art in the Park festival. You'll find pottery, jewelry, paintings, metalwork, woodwork, photography and handicrafts at this outdoor artists' market.

CNC Family Night Hike. 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. $10 for members, $12 for non-members. Chattahoochee Nature Center. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055.

Come out to CNC for a Family Night Hike this Saturday evening, which will include an animal encounter, educational hike around the center and cozy campfire.

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