You Autumn Know: Atlanta’s Best Fall Happenings & Events

We are excited to share with you our team’s top ten upcoming fall events, new restaurant openings, and other fun happenings in and around the A-T-L that you really “autumn” know about. From delicious vegan food to historic haunts in a cemetery, there’s certainly something that will pique your interest as the temperatures finally begin to cool.


 

Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar
Make the trek to College Park to experience (and, discover) traditional Gullah Geechee culture through cuisine with a side of history! Gullah Geechee culture stems from the very first African-Americans who arrived, enslaved, on the South Carolina coast. Much of the culinary influences come from West Africa as well as coastal staples such as crab and rice.

 

 

Atlanta History Center’s Party With the Past at Westview Cemetery
Head over to Westview Cemetery on Thursday, October 24 for an evening in the South’s largest civilian cemetery. There will be music and dancing, food and drink for purchase, costume contests, and non-stuffy history chats where you can learn about the famous Atlantans who call Westview home today. The event is free to attend, but be sure to RSVP here!

 

The Deer and The Dove
With its dinner menu boasting local produce, poultry and beef, there’s nothing at The Deer and The Dove that won’t impress you (or, your palate!) My favorite item on the menu: the grilled burger on a brioche bun topped with thyme aioli, chanterelle mushrooms, gouda and truffle cheeses, crispy shallots, and salted egg yolk. Yum!

 

Sweet E’s at S.O.S Tiki Bar
Who doesn’t love a kitschy tiki bar known for thematic pop-up experiences? Be sure to make time to travel to Decatur to enjoy Caribbean favorites like whole fish, smoked chicken with jerk marinade, and even pork steak with Southern-style fixings. It’s definitely an experience unlike any other in the city!

 

Root Baking Co.
Recently opened on the second floor of Ponce City Market’s central food hall, Root Baking Co. brings you delicious daily-baked breads and pastries in its retail shop and offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and even weekday happy hour. Be sure to stop by and watch the grain milling process and baking through the glass windows!

 

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show at Plaza Theater
Experience the cult classic at Atlanta’s oldest operating cinema with other A-T-Liens as you are immersed in an interactive performance unlike anything else. After all, it’s just a jump to the left and a step to the right so be sure to enjoy a midnight showing this fall.

 

 

Cold Beer
Top Chef Kevin Gillespie does it again with his newest restaurant located in the Old Fourth Ward along the newly opened Eastern Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine. Taking inspiration from bar cultures around the world, the cuisine continuously changes and will most certainly be far from ordinary.

 

Edgar Allan Poe Experience at Wren’s Nest
After a sold out 2018 production, the Edgar Allan Poe Experience returns to the Wren’s Nest. From the creative mind of Serenbe Playhouse founder, Brian Clowdus, you will be haunted by the live interpretations of “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Red Masque of Death,” and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” The experience runs October 9 – November 3.

Slutty Vegan
One of ATL’s most talked about (and, line-inducing) meatless burger joints has opened in the Westview neighborhood. With provocatively named impossible burgers like “One Night Stand” and “Ménage a Trois,” you have to go check out this incredible restaurant!

 

 

Ghastly Dreadfuls at Center for Puppetry Arts
The cult-favorite, Vaudevillian variety show returns for another year with plenty of puppetry, music, dancing and folklore. Tickets include museum admission, so arrive early to party with the puppets: Kermit, Miss Piggy, and event the creatures of The Dark Crystal special exhibition. Performances run October 10 – 27.