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RTB Mountain Park - A Decade of Exceptional Bar Rental Services

If you're looking to make an impression at your next celebration or event, few services take your gathering to the next level like Raising the Bar. At RTB, we mix superior service and delicious spirits with the finest bar rentals in Mountain Park, GA. We pride ourselves on creating unique, delectable drinks backed by impeccable service to keep your event stress-free and streamlined, so you can focus on your role at the party while attendees have the time of their lives. our guests will not only be impressed by our high-quality craft cocktails - they'll be blown away by the entire process, from setting up to break down. Unlike some bar rental companies in Mountain Park, we prioritize professionalism, attention to detail, and customer service.

Having served such brands as Ferrari and Delta, we know what it takes to turn a mediocre event into something special. Our team of bartenders have the experience to keep your guests happy and the flair to give them a memorable time, no matter what kind of function you're organizing. From summertime shindigs in the sun to corporate team building events, we've seen and done it all, and we're here to serve you as well.

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Here's a quick snapshot of what we can do for you:

Full-Service Packages

Full-Service Packages

we'll arrive early, set everything up, run your bar service, keep your guests entertained, and clean up after ourselves when we're done. We'll focus on your mobile bar service while your guests admire how awesome your event turned out.

Brand Activations

Brand Activations

Launch your product with branded bar setups or support your event with customizable drinks, satellite bars, and giveaways. We don't just handle the drinks; we keep the party flowing.

Corporate Events

Corporate Events

From exciting team-building exercises to formal affairs, we have worked on hundreds of corporate events in Mountain Park. Regardless of the size of your corporate event, our team will handle all the details, from customized bars with company logos to a custom menu of craft cocktails.

Weddings

Weddings

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. As such, your reception is one of the biggest parties you'll ever thlmb-row. It needs to be perfect, and it needs to be fun. We've got you covered on both fronts and then some. Contact our office today to learn more about how we keep your guest's glasses full and your bar rental beautiful.

Mobile Bar Rentals

Mobile Bar Rentals

If you're looking for the highest quality mobile bar rentals in Mountain Park, look no further than RTB. We've built our business around bar rentals and have everything from sleek, modern bar tops to rustic-chic beer taps. Our team is here to offer guidance as you choose your bar rental. Once you do, we'll handle every detail - from set up and break down to staffing and drink service.

Bartenders

Bartenders

Already have your bar setup planned but still need bartender staffing in Mountain Park, GA? Our bartenders are experts in their trade and will undoubtedly raise the bar when it comes to your upcoming event.

Why Choose Raising the Bar?

RTB was built on hard work and kindness. With more than a decade of experience in the private event business, we have worked with some of the biggest brands in the United States. We pride ourselves on excellence in every service we offer, from bar rental setup for weddings to large brand reveals and everything in between. RTB isn't just here to mix and serve drinks at your next party - we're here to offer guidance, advice, and expertise every step of the way. From suggestions on how much alcohol to have stocked at your party to trusted vendor referrals for your corporate event, we're here to help.

At the end of the day, our goal is to ensure that our clients get the hard work and attention they deserve. When you choose Raising the Bar, know that we will do everything in our power to make you, your guests, and your event feel extra special. We are dedicated to giving every one of our clients a white glove experience, whether your purchase a full-service package or need an experienced bartender.

Bar Rentals in Mountain Park, GA

The idea of thlmb-rowing a big party or get-together for your friends or co-workers is an exciting prospect. When it comes down to the logistics of your bar service, however, planning can become a nightmare. Thankfully, there's an easier, more efficient way to arrange for a stunning bar setup - bar rentals from Raising the Bar. When you hire RTB, you can rest easy knowing we have all the details covered.

We are proud to offer the most streamlined bar rental services in Mountain Park. Our doesn't just arrive at your location and start slinging drinks.

Setting up your bar rental is important, of course, but we also handle all the requirements your bar may need:

  • Set Up Bar Rental
  • Handle Purchase Orders
  • Arrange for Alcohol Delivery
  • Ensure Bar is Stocked
  • Maintain Excellent Quality Control
  • Provide Fully Trained, Fun Bartenders
  • Provide Cash Control and Inventory Management
  • Custom Cocktail Creation
  • Provide a Fun, Memorable Bar Rental Experience
  • Collect Glassware After Event Ends
  • Break Down Bar and Clean Up After Event Ends
 Bartenders For Parties Mountain Park, GA

Of course, what kind of mobile bar service would we be if we didn't provide the most innovative, tasty beverages for partygoers to enjoy? RTB stands tall above all other portable bar rentals in Georgia with custom-made cocktails to fit any themed event and even customized menus for your guests. Example events that are perfect for RTB bar rentals include sales meetings, real estate open houses, holiday staff parties, software release parties, team building mixology meetings, birthday parties, barbecues, and more.

At RTB, we earned our stripes by showing off what we can do in front of thousands of people. With our extensive experience, innovative cocktails, and top-notch bartenders, you can't go wrong with Raising the Bar.

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Benefits of Bar Rentals in Mountain Park

We get feedback from our amazing clients every day, telling us how we helped make their event bigger and better than they thought possible. We're in the business of making your party or gathering unforgettable, but we also provide convenience and peace of mind for busy people planning events.

Here are just a few more reasons why our customers love our bar rentals in Mountain Park:

Custom Bar Rentals for Unique Events

Custom Bar Rentals for Unique Events

Our mobile bars can be personalized to match nearly any theme and any type of event. Need to have your company's logo on display? We can make that happen. Have a fun custom cocktail idea for your wedding day? Give us a shout - we'd love to hear what you're thinking. Unlike some of our competition, we encourage our customers to get creative with us. There are many options to make your bar rental stand out, from LED lighting coupled with a sleek, modern bar to luxurious displays with custom cocktail menus.

Less Stress

Less Stress

Planning a party can be a blast, that's for sure. But trying to handle event setup and logistics? Not so much. Setting up tables, chairs, and other items is time-consuming and frustrating. RTB eliminates this stress by arriving at your event location with everything ready to go - from your mobile bar setup to drink service and more. You've got more important things to worry about than whether the lemons are fully stocked at the bar. Let us take care of the "nitty-gritty" while you focus on enjoying your event.

Save Money

Save Money

Because RTB supplies you with everything you need for your bar rental service, most customers end up saving money in the long run when they work with us. Common costs that we can help alleviate for you include purchasing barstools, glasses, garnishes, mixers, sodas, and more. Additionally, our team sets everything up, breaks everything down, and cleans up after the party. This service also saves our customers money, who would otherwise need to make arrangements for storage as well as a clean-up crew at the end of the night.

Bartender Staffing in Mountain Park, GA

At Raising the Bar, we understand how important it is to have a qualified, trustworthy team of bartenders at your event. From drink service to limiting alcohol consumption, you need to be able to rely on your bartender from the moment your event starts until it ends. We are proud to have skilled, fully insured bartenders who are ready and waiting to make an impression at your next big event. Unlike dull, run-of-the-mill bartenders, our team won't suck the life out of your party - we'll keep your guests entertained and their glasses full so that the good times keep rolling.

 Bar Rentals & Bartender Staffing Mountain Park, GA

Curious what kind of events our bartenders can help cover?

Here are just a few of our specialties:
 Portable Bar Rental Mountain Park, GA
Bartenders for Weddings in Mountain Park

We will work with you to supply a professional bartender at your wedding, so you can say "I Do" without worrying about your drink service.

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Bartenders for Corporate Functions in Mountain Park

RTB can provide bartenders for your upcoming company dinner, award ceremony, team building exercise, and more. Our bartenders will be dressed for the occasion and will provide service that is tailored to your occasion.

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Bartenders for Social Gatherings in Mountain Park

Our enthusiastic, high-energy bartenders make a great addition to any party or social gathering, big or small.

 Mobile Bar Service Mountain Park, GA
Bartenders for Private Events in Mountain Park

Thlmb-rowing a private birthday bash? Perhaps you're thinking about a small celebration for your anniversary. Whatever the occasion, RTB will supply a hardworking, professional bartender for your private event.

Depending on the type of event you have in mind, our bartenders are also trained for more "out of the box" events as part of our signature service packages. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Mixology Classes
  • Mixology Demonstrations
  • Beer and Wine Sommelier
  • Bourbon Master
  • Craft Cocktails
  • Build Your Own Mule Bar
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Concessions Services in Mountain Park, GA

In addition to bar rentals in Mountain Park, GA, Raising the Bar also offers a suite of concessions services for events in Georgia. RTB concessions were born out of the desire to provide a next-generation beverage experience. This service is tailored to brand sponsors who wish to provide consumers with an elevated cocktail experience in a large setting. Special events and festivals in Georgia are only glmb-rowing in popularity. Today, consumers attending these events expect a wider variety of drink choices. They crave a personalized experience, and Raising the Bar is the perfect partner to choose when executing such an event

For brand sponsors, having a partner that provides a memorable consumer experience is crucial for maximizing ROI. Our ability to work with all trade partners (venue owners, brand owners, and distributors) makes their sponsorship money work harder. With more than a decade of experience, a highly trained staff of bartenders, and customizable bar services, we stand tall as Mountain Park's most trusted boutique concessions provider. Having worked with many large-scale festivals, sporting events, and corporate events, we are confident that our beverage program gives consumers an unrivaled experience. Equally important, we give brand sponsors a key source of income.

 Bartenders For Events Mountain Park, GA

We're Ready to Serve Up a Great Time

Ready to learn more about how Raising the Bar can transform your boring party into a fun, exciting party?

Our team of experts is ready to help you get started. Contact our office in Mountain Park today at 404-826-5945. Before you know it, you'll be sipping a craft cocktail next to a branded bar rental while your guests rave about your amazing event.

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Gwinnett schools offering free summer breakfasts, lunches through early July

Gwinnett County Public Schools will offer several locations where students, who do not otherwise have access to nutritious meals during the summer months, can go to get a healthy meal.The district announced that the sites will offer free breakfasts and lunches until early July through the School Nutrition Program's Seamless Summer Operation. The sites began offering the meals on Monday.The meals will be available at elementary and middle school sites through July 1 and at high school sites through July 7."Gwinnett C...

Gwinnett County Public Schools will offer several locations where students, who do not otherwise have access to nutritious meals during the summer months, can go to get a healthy meal.

The district announced that the sites will offer free breakfasts and lunches until early July through the School Nutrition Program's Seamless Summer Operation. The sites began offering the meals on Monday.

The meals will be available at elementary and middle school sites through July 1 and at high school sites through July 7.

"Gwinnett County Public Schools’ School Nutrition Program is providing free breakfast and lunch through SNP’s Seamless Summer Operation at select locations," District officials said in a statement. "Meals will be provided to anyone 18 or under at designated (Seamless Summer Operation) sites."

There are some conditions to the meal offers, however. One is that they must be consumed onsite and during the meal serving times set up at each individual school. The district also announced the sites will be closed on June 20 and July 4 since those are holidays, and meals will therefore not be served on those days.

The participating meal sites include:

Elementary Schools: Alcova, Alford, Anderson Livsey, Annistown, Arcado, Baggett, Baldwin, Beaver Ridge, Benefield, Berkeley Lake, Bethesda, Britt, Cedar Hill, Centerville, Chattahoochee, Chesney, Cooper, Corley, Dyer, Ferguson, Graves, Harris, Hopkins, Jackson, Jenkins, Kanoheda, Knight, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Lovin, Magill, McKendree, Meadowcreek, Minor, Mountain Park, Nesbit, Norcross, Norton, Partee, Pharr, Rockbridge, Rosebud, Shiloh, Simonton, Simpson, Stripling, Sugar Hill, Sycamore, Taylor, Trip, Winn Holt and Woodward Mill elementary schools.

Middle Schools: Bay Creek, Berkmar, Coleman, Duluth, Grace Snell, Jordan, Lilburn, Moore, Northbrook, Pinckneyville, Radloff, Richards, Shiloh, Snellville, Summerour, Sweetwater and Trickum middle schools.

High Schools: Berkmar, Central Gwinnett, Discovery, Duluth, Grayson, Lanier, McClure, Shiloh and South Gwinnett high schools.

GIVE Center East (through July 1, with the exception of June 20)

GIVE Center West (through July 7, with the exception of June 20 and July 4)

The school system is not the only place where families can go to get meals this summer, however. Gwinnett County government will offer grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches at 21 sites around the county through Aug 2 as part of its Summer Meals Program. Those meals will be offered while supplies last from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. for kids ages 18 and under, or 19 and older for people with physical or mental impairments.

Families can also visit www.GwinnettCares.org or the United Way’s 2-1-1 Contact Center for additional food resources, according to GCPS officials.

50 things you might not know about Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain is in the news a ...

Stone Mountain is in the news a lot. And not just for controversy, it’s host to many of the region’s great events.

How much do you know about the big hunk of rock?

1. The historical carving on Stone Mountain is the world’s largest bas-relief sculpture and features a trio of Southern generals and their horses: Jefferson Davis on Blackjack, Robert E. Lee on Traveler and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson on Little Sorrel.

2. Robert E. Lee’s likeness measures the equivalent of nine stories.

3. Jefferson Davis’ thumb measures the same size as the typical sofa.

4. The overall carving area, including the rough portion, measures 190 feet tall and 300 feet wide. Its figures are taller than those on Mount Rushmore.

5. Stone Mountain Park is home to the world’s biggest portion of exposed granite.

6. By calculated “guestimate,” Stone Mountain weighs more than 1 trillion pounds.

7. Granite originally mined from Stone Mountain appears all over the world from places like the Georgia Capitol building to the U.S. Capitol to the Panama Canal and Fort Knox. Frank Lloyd Wright also put it into use for Tokyo’s Imperial Hotel. Because it was constructed of granite, the hotel was one of just a few buildings that made it through the 1923 earthquake.

8. Workers in the granite quarry were skilled stonecutters from countries such as Scotland, England, Wales, Sweden, Norway and Italy.

9. The mountain measures more than five miles around at its base.

10. On a clear day, you can see more than 40 miles from the top of the mountain.

11. The natural district, the undeveloped area of Stone Mountain Park, is home to a Covered Bridge built in 1892 and originally spanned the Oconee River in Athens.

12. The Washington W. King bridge is one of four surviving structures which the King family, prominent in the Black business community in several Georgia cities in decades past, was responsible for constructing.

13. The natural district also is home to a century-old Grist Mill, which came to the park from an original location near Ellijay.

14. There are 15 miles of trails for walking and hiking.

15. The Songbird Habitat and Trail was previously the site for the 1996 Olympic archery and cycling competition.

16. You can see many species of birds in the park, including eastern bluebirds, northern cardinals and white-breasted nuthatches.

17. Dogs and cats are welcome in the park in certain areas as long as they are leashed.

18. Some of the trees that can be seen on the mountain are eastern red cedar, loblolly pine, black cherry and Georgia oak.

19. Shrimp live on the top of the mountain. The depressions there gather water seasonally, and shrimp inhabit these pools from spring to fall when there’s enough water. They leave tiny eggs in the soil when the pool dries up, and their young are able to hatch when the area receives adequate rain again.

20. The park is a natural habitat for a variety of animals, insects, reptiles and birds, including fox deer, hawks, coyotes, woodpeckers, turkeys, raccoons, salamanders and snakes, along with numerous fish species in the park’s manmade lakes.

21. A variety of plants can be seen throughout the seasons. They include trout lilies in late winter and ephemeral species that grow for a short time in the forest understory in spring. Lichen species grow on the granite and can wear away depressions, allowing for soil to gather and support moss, then plants and finally, trees.

22. The confederate daisy is also called the “Stone Mountain yellow daisy” because it is only found in a 60-mile radius of Stone Mountain. It was discovered as a new species in 1846. After a rainy spring and summer, the mountain is scattered with the flowers, which grow on the granite outcrops in shallow soil.

23. Stone Mountain Lake is manmade and covers 323 acres.

24. Native American people once farmed what would become park land. They also traded with British, Spanish and French in the area.

25. Want to feel sheep’s wool or a pig’s hair? Children can pet the farm animals at the Historic Square.

26. The Historic Square is a reconstruction of an antebellum plantation. It originally opened in 1963.

27. Built in 1790, the Thornton House at the Historic Square is the state’s oldest restored house.

28. The Square includes an assortment of historical buildings circa 1793 to 1875 from around the state. Visitors can see the working cookhouse and period furniture.

29. Stone Mountain Park is home to a custom-made carillon. It was built by the Coca-Cola Company for the New York World’s Fair in 1964.

30. The carillon, which stands 13 stories high, began with 610 bells and later acquired an extra 122 for a current total of 732.

31. Stone Mountain Park is the only place in Georgia to hear daily electronic carillon concerts. They are at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Sundays and at noon and 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

32. Between 1942 and 1945, more than 20,000 DUKW vehicles, known as the Ducks, were produced and built by women. Visitors to Stone Mountain Park can ride in replicas of these vehicles.

33. These amphibious vehicles allow guests to experience the park on land or in one of its several lakes.

34. Guests can travel nearly a half-mile roundtrip on the Skyride.

35. On July 18, 1996, at 3 a.m., the Skyride transported the Olympic torch to the top of the mountain before it headed downtown for the opening ceremonies.

36. The scenic railroad offers a five-mile trip around the mountain on a 1940s locomotive.

37. The Laser Show Spectacular has been a fixture at Stone Mountain Park since 1983 and is the longest running laser show in the world.

38. The park’s Skyhike feature is one of the nation’s biggest adventure courses built to serve families.

39. The Historical and Environmental Education Center offers a look at the mountain’s ecology and geology with videos and interactive exhibits.

40. Visitors to the education center can experience a life-size cave that contains an exhibit on the mountain’s origins.

41. Park visitors can learn about the industry that shaped Stone Mountain’s history with some 7,645,700 cubic feet of granite having been taken from the area and shipped for use around the world.

42. The park is host to festivals and events year-round.

43. The park’s Fantastic Fourth celebration has been recognized in prominent publications as an outstanding place to see fireworks.

44. Stone Mountain Park has been hosting the Yellow Daisy Festival, a nationally known arts and crafts show, for more than 50 years.

45. Stone Mountain Park has 12 pavilions.

46. The campground is among the largest in the state with over 400 sites.

47. Depending on where their sites are situated, campers can enjoy amenities like laundry facilities, grills and fire rings, and Wi-Fi and cable hookups.

48. The Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort, a full-service hotel in the park, allows families to combine an overnight stay with attractions tickets.

49. The historic Stone Mountain Inn has 92 spacious rooms.

50. Stone Mountain Golf Club includes two courses, the Stonemont Course, which Robert Trent Jones Sr. built, and the Lakemont Course, which John LaFoy designed.

Marriott to lay off employees at Stone Mountain Park hotels in management change

As Stone Mountain Park changes management, hotels on the property will do the same.Crescent Hotels and Resorts is taking over both the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort and the Stone Mountain Inn, according to a letter sent to the Georgia Department of Labor. Marriott Hotel Services Inc. currently operates the properties.The change means 226 Marriott employees will be laid off, according to the letter, which notifies the state of mass layoffs or closures. The layoffs will most likely be completed by the end of July. ...

As Stone Mountain Park changes management, hotels on the property will do the same.

Crescent Hotels and Resorts is taking over both the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort and the Stone Mountain Inn, according to a letter sent to the Georgia Department of Labor. Marriott Hotel Services Inc. currently operates the properties.

The change means 226 Marriott employees will be laid off, according to the letter, which notifies the state of mass layoffs or closures. The layoffs will most likely be completed by the end of July. New management could hire back the affected workers.

Crescent intends to offer jobs to a significant number of hotel workers on comparable terms to their current employment, said Reva Irby, Marriott’s director of human resources, in the letter.

The hospitality industry was one of the hardest hit by the pandemic and still faces financial deficits. Georgia’s hospitality industry lost nearly $4 billion during 2020 and 2021, according to the Georgia Hotel and Lodging Association. The state also lost about 17% of its hotel workforce, or 9,500 jobs.

Experts say leisure travel is leading the hotel recovery in the summer months, which could benefit the Stone Mountain Park hotels. But business travel is still down, cutting into possible conference revenue the hotels could be generating.

The Evergreen resort is a large complex complete with event space, two pools, golf courses and other family activities. The Stone Mountain Inn offers similar amenities with a more historic façade and décor. Both underwent multi-million dollar renovations in 2017.

Crescent's headquarters is split between Fairfax, Virginia, and Canada. It is an independent hotel management company approved to operate under Marriott, Hilton, IHG and Hyatt brand affiliations. Crescent did not respond to immediate request for comment. It is unclear if the hotels will undergo rebranding, which usually happens if hotels need to improve their financial performance.

The hotel management change corresponds with a leadership transition at Stone Mountain Park.

Metro Atlanta-based Herschend Family Entertainment Co. ended its contract to manage Stone Mountain Park six years early. Thrive Attractions Management LLC is taking over the role.

Michael Dombrowski, a Herschend executive who managed Stone Mountain Park, formed Thrive last year after Herschend pulled out. Thrive plans to retain all 600 employees at Stone Mountain Park when it takes over in August.

The 3,400-acre park is one of Georgia’s largest and most-visited attractions with 3 million visitors per year. It features multiple festivals each year as well as a laser light show and an air trolley that takes guests up the granite mountain.

The side of the mountain includes the largest Confederate monument in the world, a fact that has caused outcry from activists who call it a symbol for white supremacy. State agency Stone Mountain Memorial Association has voted to add Civil War exhibits to put the carving in context, according to multiple reports.

Ranked by Name of resort

Name of resortAccommodationsNumber of meeting or event rooms
Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort311 guest rooms, 25 suites48
Barnsley Resort150 guest rooms and suites; cottages in resort village11
Brasstown Valley Resort & Spamore than 100 rooms and suites16
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A guide to Stone Mountain Park’s Lasershow Spectacular

Lights, fireworks, music and flame cannons, what’s not to love about Stone Mountain Park’s laser show?A DeKalb County staple since its opening in 1983, the 45-minute laser show is a little different each year as the park adds new songs, features and updated fan experiences.Where does the laser show take place?The laser show takes place on Stone Mountain Park’s Memorial Lawn in direct view of the Confederate Memorial Carving. Driving by car? Enter through Stone Mountain Park’s Main Gate (off High...

Lights, fireworks, music and flame cannons, what’s not to love about Stone Mountain Park’s laser show?

A DeKalb County staple since its opening in 1983, the 45-minute laser show is a little different each year as the park adds new songs, features and updated fan experiences.

Where does the laser show take place?

The laser show takes place on Stone Mountain Park’s Memorial Lawn in direct view of the Confederate Memorial Carving. Driving by car? Enter through Stone Mountain Park’s Main Gate (off Highway 78) or South Woods gate (from James B. Rivers Memorial Drive). Pedestrians can enter through the South Woods gate only./

Where can I park at Stone Mountain?

A daily parking pass is $20 per vehicle. Once through the gate, follow signs for Memorial Lawn. Multiple parking lots are available near the lawn. A full parking map is available on Stone Mountain’s website.

How much does it cost to watch the laser show?

Mountain Members are free with reservation (Except July 2-4). For everyone else, Lawn seats are $5 on non-holidays, $10 on holidays. Private terrace seating with dinner or snack packages can be purchased starting at $15.

When does the laser show take place?

The 2022 laser show season runs from April 16 to Sept. 10.

Laser shows are weekly on Saturdays from April 16 to May 21, then daily starting Memorial Day weekend through July 31. After that it goes back to Saturdays only through Sept. 10, with the exception of Labor Day weekend.

Stone Mountain Park hosts special holiday extended fireworks for Memorial Day (May 27-30), Fourth of July (July 1-5) and Labor Day (Sept. 3-5). Be warned, holiday shows are very popular and parking can fill up hours before the show (especially Fourth of July weekend).

Know before you go: Inclement weather may affect showtimes so double-check hours online or call ahead.

Outside food is allowed, so attendees can enjoy a homemade picnic on the lawn during the show.

This story was originally published by Candace Clayvon in 2018 and has since been updated.

Couples’ cooking, Shakespeare and more: 15 things to do this weekend in metro Atlanta

Looking for something to do this weekend in metro Atlanta? Get a jump start on the holiday’s fireworks and fun, take a couples’ class on cooking Mexican comfort foods or watch a Shakespeare comedy.5 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3. $10 general admission, $10 parking. VIP Village (includes free parking and other perks) $40 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under. Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave. W. NW, Atlanta. 404-223-4000.Celebrate all the things that make Atlanta a great city with this patriotic event. Ente...

Looking for something to do this weekend in metro Atlanta? Get a jump start on the holiday’s fireworks and fun, take a couples’ class on cooking Mexican comfort foods or watch a Shakespeare comedy.

5 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3. $10 general admission, $10 parking. VIP Village (includes free parking and other perks) $40 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under. Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave. W. NW, Atlanta. 404-223-4000.

Celebrate all the things that make Atlanta a great city with this patriotic event. Entertainment includes “America’s Got Talent” runner-up Angelica Hale headlining an all-Atlanta music showcase, followed by the Southeast’s largest fireworks show.

7 p.m. Saturday, July 2. $29 and up. State Farm Arena, 1 State Farm Drive, Atlanta. 404-878-3000.

Dude Perfect, a sports and comedy group that’s also a YouTube sensation, brings their tour to State Farm Arena.

7:30 p.m. Friday, July 1 and Saturday, July 2, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 3, $20. Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse, 499 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-874-5299.

Watch a performance of Shakespeare’s comedic tale of four runaway lovers who find themselves bewitched by fairies.

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1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3. Free admission. The Battery Atlanta, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-494-1179.

Shop for goodies from local vendors who are selling prepared foods, artisan bread, wellness products and more.

You can park for free for three hours in the purple, green, yellow or red decks.

8 p.m. Saturday, July 2. $20. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. 770-293-0080.

Join Strand Ole Opry for a Dolly Parton-themed, old-time back porch singalong with a live band, singers and storytelling.

7 p.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, July 3. Museum members $20, non-members $25. The Southern Museum, 2829 Cherokee St. NW, Kennesaw. 770-427-2117.

If you’re 21 or older, explore the Southern Museum while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, adult beverages and non-alcoholic drinks. Then head outside to the front lawn for more beverages and snacks and to watch Kennesaw’s fireworks display.

DeKalb

4:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Friday, July 1. $30 and up. PlantHouse, 112 West Trinity Place, Decatur. 470-557-9527.

Make a unique terrarium by choosing your vessel and adding cacti, succulents or air plants, as well as unique decorations. A PlantHouse employee will be there to help every step of the way.

7 p.m. Saturday, July 2. $16. Eddie’s Attic, 515 N. McDonough St., Suite B, Decatur. 404-377-4976.

Listen to music from singer/songwriter Jobe Fortner, who has opened for artists including Luke Combs and Toby Keith. His latest project is “Rona Mixtape,” with songs about chasing your dreams in Nashville and dealing with things you can’t control.

Friday, July 1-Tuesday, July 5. Attractions pass $34.95 and up. $10 Lasershow ticket, $25 Lasershow Snack Terrace reserved seat with one Coca-Cola beverage and unlimited popcorn. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 800-401-2407.

Stone Mountain Park’s popular Fourth of July celebration continues this year with a popular Lasershow Spectacular followed by a patriotic fireworks finale. Reservations are required.

North Fulton

5 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, July 3. $10-$25. Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. 770-640-3855.

Visit Barrington Hall for a family-friendly Fourth of July event that includes a live concert, food trucks, specialty drinks, yard games and the classic Jimmy Stewart film “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.”

6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, July 1. $110 per couple. Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4305 State Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770-751-8560.

Work side-by-side with chefs to make homestyle Mexican favorites like chilaquiles (salsa-braised crispy tortillas with eggs) and tortas de carnitas (a Mexican-style sandwich).

5 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, July 1. Free admission. Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Drive, Roswell.

Spread out on Riverside Park’s grassy knoll to visit food trucks and watch “Sing 2″ on a giant LED screen.

Gwinnett

7:30 p.m. Friday, July 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, July 2 and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, July 3. Free admission. Peachtree Corners Town Center, 5140 Town Center Blvd., Peachtree Corners.

Celebrate Independence Day weekend — and the city of Peachtree Corners’ 10th anniversary — with live music, arts and crafts vendors, two classic car shows and kids’ activities like bubble fun and sand art.

6 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, July 1. Free admission. Downtown Duluth. 770-476-3434.

Kick off the 4th of July weekend with food trucks, inflatables and live entertainment on the Festival Center Stage and Parsons Alley.

6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2. Free, with free food and drink to the first 200 people. The Enzo at Ariston, 3025 Woodward Crossing Blvd., Buford (behind Mall of Georgia).

Get a head start on festivities for the 4th with food and drinks sponsored by Tequila Mama and Local Tap, games, live music and fireworks.

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