Spring Jonquil Festival: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

Credit: Courtesy of Cobbcountyevents.com

Credit: Courtesy of Cobbcountyevents.com

From the Spring Jonquil Festival to the Wesleyan Artist Market, Atlanta is all in bloom with community-centered events this weekend.

Check out what's happening around town this weekend in Atlanta:


Remember When Club. 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 28. Free. Marietta Museum of History. 1 Depot St., Marietta. 770-794-5719. www.mariettahistory.org.

If you remember what Marietta was like back in the day, come on down to the Remember When Club on Friday. You can enjoy a little coffee and a lot of conversation about what life was like in Cobb County years ago.

Smyrna Crawfish Boil. Noon to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 29 and 30. $5 per person for Saturday or Sunday, $10 per person for the weekend. Atkins Park Smyrna. 2840 Atlanta Road, Smyrna. 770-435-1887. www.smyrnacrawfishboil.com.

The 15th Annual Smyrna Crawfish Boil takes place at Atkins Park this weekend and will feature some of the best Cajun fare in the South. Listen to live music while you watch Executive Chef Rusty Hamlin as he boils up delicious crawfish for you to enjoy.

Credit: David Tulis

Credit: David Tulis

Spring Jonquil Festival. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 29 and 30. Free. Village Green. 200 Village Green Circle SE, Smyrna. 770-423-1330. www.smyrnacity.com.

Don't miss the Spring Jonquil Festival this weekend, which will fill the Village Green with over 175 arts and crafts booths, live entertainment, children's activities, food booths and more.

Taste of Marietta. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 30. Free entrance, food tasting starts at $1. Historic Marietta Square. 50 Park Square, Marietta. 770-419-1115. www.tasteofmarietta.com.

Savor foods from over 75 restaurants, food trucks and caterers at the Taste of Marietta event taking place on the Historic Marietta Square. Top local chefs will showcase an amazing array of culinary treasures around the Square, followed by a sunset concert.


Treklanta. 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28 through 30. $50 for the weekend, $25 for Friday only, $30 for Saturday only, $25 for Sunday only. DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Northlake Hotel. 4156 Lavista Road, Tucker. www.treklanta.org.

Calling all Trekkies - Treklanta hits Atlanta all weekend long with fan-based events, special guests, fun activities, the Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant and the Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards. If you're just thinking about attending this top fan event, make it so.

11th Annual Pottery and Art Sale. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28 through 30. Free. Spruill Center for the Arts. 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. 770-394-3447. www.spruillarts.org.

Find a special piece of hand-thrown pottery to take home at the 11th Annual Pottery and Art Sale. It all takes place at the Spruill Center for the Arts and will include a wide selection of ceramics, jewelry, blown glass and other creations by local artists.

5th Annual Tour of Kitchens. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29. $20 per person. Takes place throughout several houses within DeKalb County. 404-378-2162. www.jldekalb.org.

If you're thinking about renovating your kitchen, or just want to get a few ideas for the future, don't miss the 5th Annual Tour of Kitchen happening on Saturday. You'll get a chance to look inside some of DeKalb County's most stunning and functional residential kitchens and see chef demonstrations to show the kitchens in action.

Rainbow Expo 2017. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30. Free. Ebster Recreation Center. 105 Electric Ave., Decatur. 678-283-7178. www.rainbowexpo.net.

Support the LGBTQ community by stopping by the Rainbow Expo taking place at the Ebster Recreation Center this Sunday. This event will feature local LGBTQ-owned businesses, artisans, services and authors, along with a silent auction, food and drink samples and live music.


19th Annual Wesleyan Artist Market. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28 and 29. Free. Wesleyan School. 5405 Spalding Drive, Peachtree Corners. 770-448-7640. www.wesleyanartistmarket.org.

Help support arts education, student programs and facilities through the Wesleyan Arts Alliance by shopping at the Wesleyan Artist Market this weekend. With arts and crafts from around 95 local (and talented) artists, you're sure to find your own special treasure to take home.

Credit: Courtesy of Explore Gwinnett

Credit: Courtesy of Explore Gwinnett

Grayson Day Parade and Festival. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Free. Grayson Community Park. 475 Grayson Parkway, Grayson. 770-963-8017. www.cityofgrayson.org.

Bring the whole family down to the 38th Annual Grayson Day Parade and Festival, which takes place this Saturday at the Grayson Community Park. This year's event will feature over 200 vendors, bouncie houses, a trackless train, petting zoo, live music, food, baseball radar pitch, reptile encounters and more.

Gwinnett Multicultural Festival. 10 a.m. Saturday, April 29. Free. Gwinnett Place Mall. 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. 770-513-5119. www.events.exploregwinnett.org.

Experience the beauty of cultural diversity this Saturday with the Gwinnett Multicultural Festival in Duluth. You'll enjoy live performances, demonstrations, stunning exhibits, traditional foods and interactive activities.

Green Fest. 1 p.m. Sunday, April 30. $8 per person, free for members and children ages 2 and under. Environmental and Heritage Center. 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. 770-904-3500. www.gwinnettehc.org.

Learn how to help protect the planet and lead a healthy lifestyle at Green Fest. It all takes place at the Environmental and Heritage Center in Buford, and will include upcycle craft making, planting at the Heritage Garden, sustainable products, viewing of the film "Blue Planet," a forest hike and tour of the F. Wayne Hill Water Resources Center.

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Garden Faire at Bulloch Hall. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Free. Historic Bulloch Hall. 180 Bulloch Ave., Roswell. 770-992-1731. www.visitroswellga.com.

Find everything you will need to create your very own dream garden this Saturday at Historic Bulloch Hall. This Garden Faire event will feature garden vendors, gardening presentations, live music, garden art, pass-along plants, bird houses and more.

Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 5.0. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 29 and 30. $10 for the day, $15 for the weekend, free for children ages 17 and under when accompanied by a parent or guardian, free for college students with student identification. Kings Market Center. 1425 Market Blvd. Suite 200, Roswell. 404-915-8029.www.vcfed.org

Whether you remember vintage tech yourself, or just want to see what your parents worked on back in the old days, don't miss the Vintage Computer Festival Southeast 5.0 event taking place in Roswell. Guests can see exhibits featuring computers through the decades, hands-on activities, guest speakers, robot demonstrations, vendors and food concessions.

Credit: Courtesy of Atlanta British Motorcar Club

Credit: Courtesy of Atlanta British Motorcar Club

34th Annual Atlanta British Motorcar Day. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30. Free. Roswell City Hall. 38 Hill St., Roswell. info@atlantabritishmotorcarday.org. www.atlantabritishmotorcarday.org.

From Mini Coopers to Aston Martins, if you love vintage and rare British sports cars and vehicles, you'll want to stop by the 34th Annual Atlanta British Motorcar Day this Sunday.

Azalea Festival Gala. 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 30. $125 per person. Ivy Hall at Roswell Mill. 85 Mill St., Roswell. 770-518-9220. www.rafestival17.auction-bid.org.

Honor the Chattahoochee Nature Center by attending the Azalea Festival Gala this Sunday at Ivy Hall. Guests will enjoy live entertainment by the Briefcase Brigade, dinner, dancing and a silent auction to benefit The Cottage School.