Here are 10 ways to have the best weekend despite the winter weather in Atlanta

Winter weather hasn’t shut down everything this weekend.
A Christmas tree rests in a pile as volunteers help chip trees during the 2011 edition of the 'Bring one for the Chipper' recycling event at Lawrenceville's Bethesda Park.

Credit: Jason Getz

Credit: Jason Getz

A Christmas tree rests in a pile as volunteers help chip trees during the 2011 edition of the 'Bring one for the Chipper' recycling event at Lawrenceville's Bethesda Park.

The winter weather has shut down some weekend fun this weekend, but if you're brave enough to face the snow, there's still lots happening in your neck of the woods.

We’ve gathered a list of events that are still going on this weekend and some that have been canceled in Cobb, DeKalb, North Fulton and Gwinnett.

Snow Mountain closed Saturday ... because of snow

Check which local events are still on and which ones have been canceled:

The Aussie Meat Pie has USDA ground chuck combined with USDA ground beef in a beef-seasoned gravy with a flaky pastry top. It’s from the Australian Bakery Cafe on the Marietta Square. CONTRIBUTED BY BECKY STEIN

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Marietta Square Food Tour. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. $45 per person. The Historic Marietta Square. Park Square, Marietta. 866-736-6343.

Satisfy your food cravings with your friends and family on a Marietta Square Food Tour this Saturday. It all takes place on the Historic Marietta Square where you will spend 3 hours enjoying delicious tastings from over 10 different local hot spots.

Georgia Bridal Show. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8. Tickets $15. Cobb Galleria Centre. 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 770-736-1979.

Get a little help to plan your wedding by attending the Georgia Bridal Show this Sunday at the Galleria. No only will you get a chance to see stunning gowns and dresses up close, but you'll also enjoy cake samples, a bridal fashion show, see wedding decor and flowers in person and look through different honeymoon options.

Smyrna Public Library Sunday Lecture: The Cherokee Removal. For more information, call 770-431-2860 or visit

CANCELED: Christmas Tree Recycling Day. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. Free. Home Depot. 3355 Cobb Parkway, Acworth. 770-528-1135.

***Although this event has been canceled due to inclement weather, you can still drop off your trees at the same location for recycling.***


Downtown Decatur Food Tour. 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. $65 for adults, $45 for children. Downtown Decatur. 130 Clairemont Ave., Decatur. 770-996-9663.

Get your taste buds ready because the Downtown Decatur Food Tour takes place this Saturday at 11. Not only will you sample treats from four local restaurants, but you'll also enjoy an oil and vinegar tasting room and tour a cute specialty shop with old-fashioned candies and souvenirs.

7 p.m. Saturday. $12. 1509 S. Lamar Blvd. Elvis Presley and the Beatles. Never again will rock ‘n’ roll see the likes of those giants, but this show’s theme carries a unique perspective: how did they influence each other? Roddy will sing songs from Presley’s Sun Sessions backed by the Horton Brothers plus Buck Johnson. And the Eggmen, Austin’s top Fab Four re-creation, will go early in the Beatles catalog. And then? Will “the Beatles” call up “Elvis” for a jam? How can they not?

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Elvis Jam with Avondale Towne Cinema. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. $10 per person. Avondale Towne Cinema. 106 North Avondale Road, Avondale Estates. 404-294-5400.

Elvis lives − at least this weekend in Avondale Estates he does. Join fellow Elvis fans while celebrating the King's birthday along with the first anniversary of the Avondale Towne Cinema at Elvis Jam. Put on your blue suede shoes, because you won't be nothin' but a hound dog at this not-to-miss event.

Caffeine and Octane Car Show. 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 8. Free. Perimeter Mall. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody.

If you love cars, you won't want to miss the Caffeine and Octane Car Show taking place in Dunwoody this Sunday. This free event has a little something for everyone, and hosts hundreds of vehicles from classic to exotic.

CANCELED: Winter Hike and "Bowl Burning." For more information, call 770-394-3322 or visit


Pick up a scaly friend this weekend at the Repticon Atlanta Reptile and Exotic Animal Show happening in Gwinnett.

Credit: Courtesy of Herpetorama, Inc.

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Medieval Times Fill the Pantry Food Drive. During normal hours. Friday through Sunday, Jan. 6 to 8. $34 with two non-parishable food donations. Medieval Times. 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. 770-225-0495.

If you've always dreamed on dining at Medieval Times, don't miss this weekend's Fill the Pantry Food Drive event with reduced admission prices. All weekend long, you'll only pay $34 per person if you donate a couple of food items.

Repticon Atlanta Reptile and Exotic Animal Show. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m,. Saturday, Jan. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan.  8. $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, free for children under 5. Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. 770-963-6522.

Calling all reptile lovers - the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds will host the Repticon Atlanta Reptile and Exotic Animal Show this weekend. This two-day event will feature a wide array of reptiles for sale, pet supplies, demonstrations, shopping, seminars and more.

CANCELED: Inaugural Saturday Aviation Program and Pancake Breakfast. For more information, visit

CANCELED: Aquatic Literary Night. For more information, call 678-277-0880 or visit

North Fulton

Battle and Brew Ladies Night. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6. Free for ladies. Battle and Brew. 5920 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 678-560-1500.

Calling all lady gamers out there - Atlanta's first game bar, Battle and Brew, will host their Ladies Night in Sandy Springs this Friday. From TableTop games to XBox and Wii, females all play for free.

Heritage Winter Classics: CoResonance. 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8. $5 for members, $10 for non-members. Heritage Hall. 6110 Bluestone Road, Sandy Springs. 404-851-9111.

Enjoy listening to one of the most unique musical experiences this Sunday with CoResonance, part of the Heritage Winter Classics series in Sandy Springs. This amazing string quartet not only plays the classics, but also jazz and pop with the help of digital accompaniment.

CANCELED: Autrey Mill Nature Preserve Feeding Friday.For more information, call 678-366-3511 or visit

CANCELED: STARLAB at Chattahoochee Nature Center.  For more information, call or visit 770-992-2055.