Are you Looking for Things to do for Memorial Day in Atlanta?

The last Monday in May honors all who have died while serving in the U.S. military.   Originally being known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day as we know it now became an official federal holiday in 1971. 

Whether you are looking for ways to honor those who have served or wanting to kick off the summer season with a great outdoor event, we’ve found the following Memorial Day events in Atlanta where you can do both. 

Atlanta Jazz Festival
Piedmont Park                         Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
5/23/2014 - 5/25/2014

Decatur Arts Festival 2014
Decatur - DeKalb CVB
5/23/2014 - 5/25/2014

Memorial Day Weekend Festival
Callaway Gardens
5/23/2014 - 5/25/2014

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival
Downtown Atlanta
5/24/2014 - 5/24/2014

Memorial Day Weekend - Salute The Troops
Stone Mountain Park
5/24/2014 - 5/26/2014

If you are planning on spending Memorial Day in Atlanta, the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center located in the heart of Buckhead is close to all the events listed above and offers a Special Government & Military Rate.  If you are traveling to the area on government business or for the military this Memorial Day be sure to check out our website or call (404) 261-9250 to book your reservation now.


The Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival is Right Around the Corner!

Buckhead Spring Arts Festival Logo
It’s time to get ready for the Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival.  If you are looking for things to do in Atlanta, this two day outdoor event presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces gives an emphasis on the visual arts and is an amazing good time.  This marks the fifth year of this festivity that will be held on May 10th and 11th in Chastain Park, the largest public park in Atlanta. 

The festival features artists from all walks, photographers, painters, sculptors, leather crafters, metal crafters, jewelers and many more approximately up to 185 unique artists in all.  Some of this year's participating artists along with pictures of their artwork can be found on the festival's website along with a list of 2013 artist winners.   

There will be live entertainment consisting of acoustic music performed by local musicians.  Musicians interested in performing at next year’s event can submit and entry online. 

Besides the art displays and music being performed, there will be plenty of artist demonstrations, an “antiques alley”, and children’s area as well as unique and unusual food to delight your appetite.    

This festival benefits a scholarship fund for local artists administered by the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces.  Admission is always free and children and pets are welcome. 

The Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center is located in the heart of Buckhead and less than 4 miles from Chastain Park.  It’s the perfect place to stay if you are an artist participating in the Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival or a spectator coming to visit. 

Visit our website for more information or call (404) 261-9250 to book your reservation now. 


It’s Springtime, Time to Renew & Revitalize with a Girls' Getaway Weekend in Atlanta

Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center

Ladies, spring is in the air and it is time to refresh and revigorate not only yourselves but your wardrobe as well.  What could be better than having a weekend away to spruce things up a bit?  Plan a spa treatment, or getting your nails done, and lots of shopping.  Then head on back to the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center to sport one of your new outfits and have a fabulous dinner in our Shula’s 347 Grill.  It's time, time to plan that great girls' getaway weekend in Atlanta.  

Take advantage of one of our special packages:

Legendary Shopping Package in Atlanta:
From Lenox Square to Phipps Plaza to countless boutiques and specialty shops, the shopping is endless.

•    Deluxe Accommodations for Two
•    Legendary Shopping with a $25 Visa Gift Card
•    Full American Breakfast for Two
•    Complimentary Self-Parking
•    Shuttle Service within a Three Mile Radius (Subject to Availability)

Girls' Getaway Weekend Package:
Shopping, shopping and more shopping topped with luxury accommodations, non-stop area attractions and our Shula's 347 Grill.

•    Deluxe Accommodations for You and Your Best Friend
•    Full Breakfast for Two
•    Bottle of Wine Compliments of Shula's 347 Grill
•    Complimentary Parking for up to Two Vehicles
•    Shuttle Service to Lenox Square Mall & Phipps Plaza

The Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center is located in the heart of Buckhead conveniently surrounded by shopping, entertainment and many restaurants.  So go ahead, plan that girls' getaway and have the time of your life this weekend!

Visit our website or call (404) 261-9250 to book your reservation now.


Baseball Fans are You Ready? The Atlanta Braves Baseball Season Kicks Off on April 8th!

Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center On Tuesday, April 8th, the 2014 Atlanta Braves home opener vs. their NL East rivals the New York Mets will also celebrate and honor the 40th Anniversary of Hank Aaron's 715th Home Run which broke Babe Ruth's long standing record.  Fans should arrive and be seated by 6:30 p.m. so they don't miss any of the pregame festivities with special guests and surprises.  The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 pm.  The first 45,000 fans arriving at Turner Field will receive a commemorative poster of Hank Aaron. 

The Braves will honor Hank Aaron during this season by wearing a special patch on their uniform sleeve as well as Turner Field portraying a special emblem on their outfield wall.  Here's the home spring schedule so you can start your planning your Atlanta Braves baseball season now to be sure you are not to miss a game! 

Tue, 4/8      Mets          7:10p    Wed, 4/9    Mets          7:10p     Thu, 4/10    Mets         7:10p    
Fri, 4/11       Nationals 7:35p    Sat, 4/12     Nationals  7:10p     Sun, 4/13    Nationals  1:35p
Mon, 4/21   Marlins     7:10p    Tue, 4/22    Marlins      7:10p     Wed, 4/23   Marlins     12:10p    
Fri, 4/25      Reds        7:35p    Sat, 4/26     Reds          7:10p     Sun, 4/27    Reds         1:35p    
Fri, 5/2        Giants      7:35p    Sat, 5/3      Giants       7:10p     Sun, 5/4      Giants       1:35p   
Mon, 5/5     Cardinals  7:10p    Tue, 5/6     Cardinals  7:10p     Wed, 5/7     Cardinals   7:10p
Fri, 5/9        Cubs        7:35p    Sat, 5/10    Cubs          7:10p     Sun, 5/11     Cubs         1:35p    
Mon, 5/19   Brewers   7:10p    Tue, 5/20    Brewers     7:10p     Wed, 5/21    Brewers   7:10p   
Thu, 5/22   Brewers    7:10p    Fri, 5/23      Rockies      7:35p    Sat, 5/24      Rockies     4:10p  
Sun, 5/25   Rockies     5:10p   Mon, 5/26    Red Sox     1:10p     Tue, 5/27     Red Sox   7:10p   
Tue, 6/3     Mariners   7:10p   Wed, 6/4      Mariners    12:10p    Fri, 6/13       Angels     7:35p   
Sat, 6/14    Angels      7:15p    Sun, 6/15     Angels      1:35p      Mon, 6/16    Phillies    7:10p   
Tue, 6/17   Phillies     7:10p    Wed, 6/18    Phillies    12:10p      Mon, 6/30    Mets         7:10p

The Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center is located only 10 miles from Turner Field.  We're also home to Shula's 347 Grill.  Come on back after the game and hang with us.  We have a great package to help you save some money and make your trips to the game more convenient.  Stay with us, don't miss a game and make this your best Atlanta Braves baseball season yet! Our Atlanta Baseball Package* includes:            Braves               

•    Deluxe accommodations
•    Breakfast for two
•    Complimentary self-parking
•    Two MARTA Train passes

*Valid through September 14, 2014

Since we are located directly across the street from Lenox Station getting to all Atlanta attractions including Turner Field is easy and convenient for guests at our Buckhead Atlanta Hotel.

Visit our website or give us a call at (404) 261-9250 to book your reservation now.  


Hippity Hoppity Here Comes all the 2014 Easter Events in Atlanta

Brightly colored decorations, cute little bunnies and warmer air means Easter is on its way.  Atlanta is so beautiful during this time of year.  If you are looking for Easter things to do to celebrate this holiday, there are quite a few 2014 Easter Events in Atlanta already planned.

Dinosaur Egg Hunt
Fernbank Museum Atlanta Marriott Buckhead
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Decatur Easter Egg Hunt
First Baptist Church Decatur
Saturday, April 12, 2014 

A Kid's Place 2B Expo 
Cobb Galleria Centre 
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Magic Mondays - Egg Hunt on the Farm
Atlanta History Center
Monday, April 14, 2014 

Easter Egg Hunt 
Saturday, April 19, 2014

Eggstravaganza: Callanwolde’s Easter Egg Hunt
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
Saturday, April 19, 2014 

Easter Sunrise Service
Stone Mountain Park
Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center located in the heart of Buckhead is a convenient location for many events and attractions in Atlanta.  Why not take a break for the holiday?  Experience some of the 2014 Easter Events in Atlanta and bring the family and the kids to take advantage of our Experience Family Time- Kids Eat Free in Atlanta Package.  All kids meals are free when accompanied by an adult dining on the regular menu*.  Dinner time is family time at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead.  *Children eat free when ordering from the children’s menu. Age 12 and under.

Visit us online or call (404) 261-9250 to book your reservation now. 

The Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center wishes you and your family a very Happy Easter!


A Capital of Higher Education – Visit the Colleges & Universities in Atlanta

There are so many colleges and universities in Atlanta that few U.S. cities can match it.  Atlanta lands in the top tier of higher education.  Here there is a mix of campus settings and missions. 

Visiting a college campus is a very exciting time for any high school student.  Spring of a student’s junior year is a great time for this.  Always visit when school is in session so you can see all the day-to-day activities that are taking place.   

Here is a list of colleges and universities in Atlanta and the surrounding area to check out:

The Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center located in the heart of Buckhead and centrally located to many of this cities colleges and universities is surrounded by history, restaurants and entertainment.  It's the perfect place to stay while seeing all the things this city has to offer.  Plan your stay today; it’s the best time to schedule those visits to the colleges and universities in Atlanta. Visit our website for more information or call (404) 261-9250 to book your reservation. 


Looking for Things to Do in the Spring in Atlanta?

Atlanta Marriott Buckhead

Are you looking for things to do in the spring in Atlanta? It’s that time of year again for spring breaks and holiday vacations.  Whatever interests you may have, Atlanta has it all, there is something here for every member of the family.  Check out all the great events we've listed for you:

Six Flags Over Georgia Opening Weekend - 3/15/2014 - 3/17/2014
Kicking off the 2014 season on Saturday, March 15!

St Patrick's Day Parade - 3/15/2014
The 2014 festivities will kick off at 11:45 am.

Atlanta Jewish Music Festival - 3/20/2014 - 3/29/2014
Live, contemporary Jewish music experiences.

Celebrate Spring 2014 - 3/21/2014 - 4/27/2014
Celebrate Spring themed weekends at Callaway Gardens.

Atlanta Science Festival - 3/22/2014 - 3/29/2014
A week-long celebration of local science and technology.

Publix Georgia Marathon and Half Marathon - 3/23/2014
The race course will travel through metro Atlanta’s most interesting and historic areas

Atlanta International Auto Show - 3/26/2014 - 3/30/2014
Showcasing more than 400 new 2014 import and domestic cars, light trucks, vans and sports utility vehicles.

Atlanta Film Festival 2014 - 3/28/2014 - 4/6/2014
Enjoy an incredible variety of documentaries, shorts, narratives, animated films and more.

Stone Mountain Bluegrass Festival & Artists Market 2014 - 3/29/2014 - 3/30/2014
A unique early spring celebration of music and art.

5th Annual Winter Beer Carnival - 4/5/2014
The Beer Carnival will pour over 100 different kinds of beers for experienced beer lovers.

The Atlanta Fair - Now Through 4/6/2014
Celebrating more than three decades of family fun.

Festival on Ponce - 4/5/2014 - 4/6/2014
Atlanta arts and crafts festival.

Atlanta Dogwood Festival - 4/11/2014 - 4/13/2014
An Atlanta staple for more than 75 years.

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza 2014 - 4/12/2014 - 4/13/2014
A two-day outdoor event with an emphasis on visual arts and handcraft.

SweetWater Brew 420 Fest  - 4/12/2014 - 4/13/2014
A two-day outdoor event with an emphasis on visual arts and handcraft.

Georgia Renaissance Festival - 4/19/2014 - 6/8/2014
Hundreds of colorfully-clad characters for a medieval European Country Faire.

The 49th Annual Atlanta Steeplechase - 4/19/2014
Georgia’s premier social and sporting event.

Run With the Wolves 5K and 1 Mile - 4/19/2014
Students, parents, neighbors and friends join the pack at the third Run With the Wolves 5K.

Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes - 4/25/2014 - 4/27/2014
Inman Park Spring Festival taking place in one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods.

If that isn't enough and you are still looking for more to do, we’ve listed several area attractions on our locations & attractions page.  

The Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center located in the heart of Buckhead and centrally located to so many of the things to do in the spring in Atlanta.  We’ve got several packages and specials to help you save money on your stay and have more money for the fun stuff.    

Call us at (404) 261-9250 or visit our webpage to book your reservations now.  


Create an Amazing Experience with your Child at the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center in Atlanta

It seems since the release of The LEGO® Movie on Februray 7th with its all-star cast, LEGOS® may be taking over the world.  For three weeks, The LEGO® Movie was the number one movie.  This being the first full length movie to be made out of LEGO® toys, it already has a sequel being set for 2017.  If you haven’t seen the movie yet surrounding Emmet, the average little LEGO® figure who is mistakenly identified as the the key to saving the world, it is a must see event for the whole family. 

The LEGOLAND® Discovery Center in Atlanta is the perfect place to bring your little LEGO® lover whether you have seen the movie yet or not.  Imagine your child’s face as they walk through the door of this amazing center.  Located in the Phipps Plaza in Buckhead, they open daily at 10:00 am.  Besides all the attractions they also offer special birthday party rooms to host your LEGO® fan's party.  They even host a quarterly adult's night only, for the kid in all of us.  Some of the fun attractions you can find here are: 

•    LEGO® Factory Tour             Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta
•    LEGO® 4D Cinema
•    Kingdom Quest Laser Ride
•    LEGO® Racers: Build & Test
•    Merlin’s Apprentice Ride
•    LEGO® Fire Academy
•    LEGO® Construction Site
•    LEGO® Master Builder Academy
•    The LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Shop
•    DUPLO® Village
•    Earthquake Tables
•    LEGO® Friends Olivia's House

The Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center is only a nine minute walk or a two minute drive to the LEGOLAND® Discovery Center in Atlanta.  Bring the kids to enjoy the newest family attraction and take advantage of our LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta Experience Package. This package includes: 

Legoland Discovery Center• Deluxe accommodations
• Breakfast for two
• Complimentary self-park
• Two preferred admission tickets to LEGOLAND® 
• Exclusive LEGOLAND® activity pack
• Complimentary shuttle service to and from Phipps Plaza

      LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta package starts at $139.

What a great way to have some fun and spend some quality time together for the whole family.  Book your reservations online or by calling (404) 261-9250. 

Image Credit:  LEGOLAND® Discovery Center


Have you Been Searching for the Perfect Wedding Venue in Atlanta?

Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center

Your wedding is one of the most special days you will ever experience in your life.  The day you have dreamed of forever, the day you will remember forever.  It’s the very first step you are taking in your joined future together.  This journey needs to start in the perfect place where the memories made will always be a delight to cherish.

The Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center has everything you are looking for to be your perfect wedding venue in Atlanta.  Starting with the rehearsal dinner, right on through to your day-after-brunches, our Certified Wedding Planners are ready to help you plan every detail of your special day.

All Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel wedding packages include:

Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference CenterComplimentary Deluxe Suite Accommodations
  for the Bride & Groom's Wedding Night
  (available for parties of 150 people or more)
• Exclusive Discounts on your Guests’ Room Rates
• Incredible Hors d’oeuvres
• Four Hour Premium Bar Service
• Elegant Dinner Service
• Champagne Toast
• Discounted Parking for our Guests
• Valet Parking also Available

With three newly renovated ballrooms you can choose from any of the following:

Heritage Ballroom
Buckhead Junior Ballroom
Terrace Ballroom

Our 25,000 square feet of flexible space offers a wide variety to suit your specific needs.  Along with the culinary expertise of our world class chefs, the Atlanta Marriot Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center makes a perfect wedding venue in Atlanta.

Visit our website for more information or contact contact Sonia Hardy, Wedding Specialist, at 404-848-7346.


Experience Historic Atlanta During the 2014 Publix Georgia Marathon

The 2014 Publix Georgia Marathon hosted by USRS will take place March 23, 2014.  Athletes will be able to enjoy the scenery as they run through many of the historic and beautiful areas of Atlanta.  The race will start and finish in Centennial Olympic Park in the heart of downtown Atlanta.  The 2014 Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon course is USATF certified which makes it a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.

US Road Sports believes its main focus in existing is to allow you to test and exceed what you believe are your own limitations and to endure your strength.  Where the health of your mind, body and spirit are first and foremost. 

Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon
Start/Finish Area – Centennial Olympic Park Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
Wheelchair Half Marathon Start: 6:55 AM
Marathon and Half Marathon Start: 7:00 AM
Half Marathon Awards Ceremony: 8:45 AM
Marathon Awards Ceremony: 10:30 AM
Finish Line Closes: 2:00 PM

Luckie 5K
Centennial Olympic Park
5K Start: 7:30 AM 

The 2014 Publix Georgia Marathon Health & Fitness Expo will also be taking place where retailers, personal trainers, nutritionists and other health professionals will all be on hand.

Friday, March 21, 2014: Noon to 7 PM
Saturday, March 22, 2014: 10 AM to 6 PM

 Whether you are in town to participate in this race or are coming to cheer on the runners, the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center is only 7 miles from Centennial Olympic Park.  Check out our specials & packages page to see if you can take advantage of any of our special rates while you are in town. 

Reservations can be made online or by calling (404) 261-9250.