Love BBQ? The Atlanta BBQ Festival is one of the Top 10 in the Country

Atlanta BBQ Festival

There's never a shortage of festivals in Atlanta but this one will have you wanting to return every year!

You haven't tasted real barbecue until you've visited the South. Venture down to Atlanta on August 14 and 15, 2015 for the Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival. Take a break from the standard restaurants to taste foods from down-home cooks with flair.

This festival in Atlanta invites everyone who has a great barbecue recipe. Choice meats of beer or most commonly pork slow cooked in huge smokers or directly on the grill is common, so it's a great idea to visit both days to taste everything available.

If you don't know how to barbecue then this is the time to learn from the experts. Demonstrations abound during this festival, so be there to learn from the best.  From complementary spices to cooking temperatures, there's a definite art to barbecuing that must be mastered to render the meat delicious.

With all the things to do in Atlanta you'll want to spend more than just a weekend in this Southern city. Book your stay at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center by visiting our website. The Lenox Station is only a block from our hotel, so meet your friends there to take the MARTA over to to the free shuttles waiting to whisk you away to Atlantic Station with time to spare.  With music and food at the festival, our hotel will be a quiet reprieve on vacation.


Shula's 347 Grill Buckhead is your Private Party Venue in Atlanta

Shula'sv 347 Grill Buckhead your Private Party Venue in Atlanta

The best summer private event venue in Atlanta is located within the Marriott Buckhead

Finding a way to beat the heat is something that every summer event venue has to make plans for when putting together its gathering, especially in Atlanta. Coming up short in this area is will negatively impact the overall event even if everything else goes well.

One private party venue in Atlanta has already addressed this issue and has plenty of background in making sure that all guests have a fun and exciting time without worrying about a overly hot atmosphere.

This venue is Shula's 347 Grill. The name comes from legendary football coach Don Shula's 347 career victories, and the quality of the food lives up to the standard established long ago by Shula himself.

The restaurant serves nothing but the finest beef, coupled with specialty fish, gourmet salads and other culinary delights. Of course, hosts can also create their own personal menu, which offers an array of salads, entrees and desserts, to meet their own party needs.

Depending on the size of the group for your private party event, Shula's 347 Grill has two different options that are part of the Box Suites area of the restaurant. You have the option of choosing a more intimate gathering of friends or business associates for smaller parties. In the event that your get-together is in need of more space, the restaurant can accommodate you by separating the space into two dining rooms and creating a larger party atmosphere.

Shula's 347 Grill is the Atlanta restaurant for private events with a comfortable space and friendly staff. It’s also conveniently located within the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center. After the event, you and your guests can retire to comfortable rooms and simply relax. For more information about planning your next event or booking a room, check out our website today.


Settle in for Spectacular Atlanta International Fashion Week

International Fashion Week in Atlanta

Grab your passport to Atlanta fashion this summer 2015 before they're all gone

Don't look to Paris for your fashion update. Instead, feast your eyes on the Atlanta International Fashion Week happening in late July and early August 2015. These fashion events in Atlanta only come around once a year, so it's crucial to book your travel plans now. Dozens of designers and models will be on their way to the South, and you can be part of the trend this year.

Your ticket into the runway shows allows you to see all the latest concepts from designers spanning across the globe. The celebrities are also big fans of fashion shows in Atlanta, so keep your eyes peeled for some top names traveling out of Hollywood. From boots to slinky dresses, this fashion week has it all!

Fashion is part of an artistic movement flowing through Atlanta. You want to be there to experience design brainstorming and top-notch artistry spread throughout the city. Runway shows are only part of the fashion activities this week. Participate in discussions and network with connected people you might not meet otherwise. Careers in the fashion world have begun with just a smile and a hello.

When you're convinced that it's time to book your hotel, the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center is perfectly situated near all the excitement of Fashion Week. We've renovated our property to display luxury and comfort in one basic layout. You'll lay back in our beds and wonder if you'll ever want to leave these comforts of home. After walking around all the events during this spectacular week, you'll appreciate our plush rooms with ample seating and lounging opportunities. If you still have energy, join our staff and visiting friends at Shula’s 347 Grill restaurant and bar. Your days at Fashion Week might be limited, but you can stay with us at any time.


Fantastic Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Events

Upcoming Events at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta

Feel the energy flow through your body at Atlanta shows and events

With distinct architecture and the love of Atlanta natives, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre events attract both performers and audiences from across the nation. With less than 3,000 seats, this theater makes an effort to create amazing acoustics for its audiences. Centered perfectly in the heart of Atlanta, this performing arts building boasts a 2015 schedule unlike any other venue.

Would you like to see Natalie Cole perform her greatest hits? Performing arts in Atlanta and the local weather are both hot in the summer, so enjoy as many artists as you can. Artists appreciate the intimate feel of the Cobb Centre, giving them a chance to give back to their fans. Even the international star from the Sochi Olympics, Lee Seung Chul, is performing in Atlanta. Georgia's southern flair attracts artists from all corners of the world for an unforgettable summer 2015.

If you're not a big music fan, there are always things to do in Atlanta. The CNN network is just down the road, so it makes sense that Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen would stop by for an evening of genuine talk. There's enough space for everyone to fit in the venue without missing any banter between these news professionals.

When you aren't from the Atlanta area, it's critical to find a hotel that fits your needs. Find a comfortable property with a reasonable price, allowing you to enjoy all Atlanta's events without driving too far.

Book your room today at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center.  
Our newly renovated property in the heart of Buckhead and only footsteps from the MARTA Lenox Station gives you easy and convenient access to all the great attractions of the city.  Come discover Atlanta today.    


Take Advantage of our Meeting Packages in Atlanta and Host a Conference at our IACC Certified Venue

IACC Certified Venues & Meeting Packages in Atlanta

Top notch facilities and amenities - make your event stand out with our meeting packages in Atlanta

When a group plans an event such as a meeting or conference, it should not be just another gathering but an experience that attendees will remember fondly. That means finding the best conference meeting place in Atlanta. Whether the occasion is a professional meeting or reunion, the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel and Conference Center will rise to the occasion. With spacious guest rooms and 30,000 square feet of meeting space, this hotel and conference center has all the meeting amenities necessary for an excellent event. In fact, the hotel and conference center is IACC certified facility, meaning that it meets the high standards of quality set forth by the International Association of Conference Centers.

There is no need to visit other Atlanta meeting venues when the professionals at this site can put together the best meeting package in Atlanta. The hotel and conference center offers deluxe rooms and suites, dining, a fitness center and concierge services. Local attractions of interest to hotel guests include the Georgia Aquarium and Centennial Olympic Park. Additionally, the upscale shopping in Buckhead is second to none and includes Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza. At the shopping centers, guests will find stores like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macys and Saks Fifth Avenue. The hotel and vicinity offers plenty for visitors and conference attendees to see and do, making it convenient for group outings.

Look no further than Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center when planning any special event. The venue has more than adequate meeting space, luxurious rooms and top of the line service that are sure to please each guest. For more information, visit the hotel and conference center's website.


Check out all the 2015 July 4th Events in Atlanta

2015 4th of July Events in Atlanta

Put on your red, white and blue and get out there to celebrate an amazing July 4th holiday in Atlanta.

Wondering where to go or what to do to join in the July 4th holiday? Food, fun and festivities abound all over this city. There is no shortage of celebrations and things to do in Atlanta so no matter what you enjoy there is something here for everyone.

2015 July 4th Events in Atlanta:

July 2 - 5, 2015
Fantastic Fourth Celebration at Stone Mountain

July 3, 2015
Red, White & BOOM!

July 4, 2015
Peachtree Road Race
Celebrate at Centennial Park
Red White & Brew
Red White & View
Red White & Booze
Lenox Square’s 56th Annual Legendary 4th of July Festivities
Salute to the Red, White and Blue
Marietta Square Fourth of July Celebration

If you’ll be traveling to the Atlanta area for the Peachtree Road Race or to take part in any of the 2015 July 4th Events in Atlanta be sure to check out our Salute to the Heroes Special in appreciation for your service and also our Government & Military Rates.

More information on the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center can be found on our website.  Reservations can also be made online or by calling (404) 261-9250.


Enjoy the 2015 Live Nation Concert Series at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta

2015 Live Nation Concert Series at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta

Summer concerts at Chastain Park Amphitheater, summer just wouldn't be summer without them

Who doesn't love a great outdoor summer concert? How relaxing and uplifting. And enjoying it at one of the best known musical venues just adds to the value of the night.

A small outdoor venue that has set a standard for summer concerts here in Buckhead. Not only is it one of the most popular venues in the country, it brings one of the most popular music series to Atlanta as well. Some of the biggest names in all forms of musical entertainment have performed here and this year is no exception to this rule. Just check out the upcoming schedule:

2015 Live Nation Concert Series at Chastain Park
June 26, 2015 – 8:00 p.m.
Indigo Girls

July 10, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Daryl Hall & John Oates

July 21, 2015 - 8:00 p.m.
Rob Thomas

July 29, 2015 8:00 p.m.
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga

August 9, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.
Steely Dan
Elvis Costello & The Imposters

The Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center, less than four miles from the 2015 Live Nation Concert Series at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta is a great place to stay when visiting Buckhead for one of these major concerts. Visit our website or call us at 404-261-9250 for more information.


With all the Things to do for Father’s Day in Atlanta Make this Year the Best One Yet!

Things to Do for Father's Day in Atlanta Father’s Day is right around the corner. Why not treat dad or that special man in your life to a great stress free relaxing weekend and show him just how much he means to you.

The Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center is the perfect place to take him away to. Several packages and specials are available like our Romance and Reconnect Package to rekindle that flame or our Buckhead Nights Dining Package where you can treat him to a great dinner for his special day. Choose whichever one that best suits you. We’re conveniently located in the heart of Buckhead which makes entertainment options for the special weekend a breeze and all within footsteps of our door. So plan a great weekend or even just a day that he will remember forever!

Here are some exciting things to do for Father's Day in Atlanta:

June 19 - 21, 2015
Atlanta Tattoo Expo

June 20, 2015
Honoring our Fathers Jazz Brunch
Atlanta Summer Beer Festival
Westview Summer Solstice Celebration
Caribbean Cultural Festival
Atlanta's Summer Fun Festival

June 20 & 21, 2015
Flamenco Show

June 21, 2015
Father’s Day Family Food Festival
Father’s Day Car Show

Happy Father's Day from the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center!


Join in the Tradition - Celebrate July 4th at the Atlanta Peachtree Road Race

Atlanta Peachtree Road Race

Wear your red, white and blue and participate in Atlanta’s tradition on the 4th of July!

The AJC Peachtree Road Race is the world's largest 10 kilometer race that contains an estimated 60,000 participants. Held rain or shine and organized by the Atlanta Track Club this event marking its 46th year will host a new team completion this year.

Atlanta Peachtree Road Race
July 4, 2015
Start - Buckhead near Lenox Square Mall
End - Piedmont Park

The most convenient and green way to travel to and from the race is by MARTA which will begin running at 5:00 am on race day. Use the Lenox Station a block away from the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center for the start of the race and the Midtown for the finish.

The Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center is located one block from the starting line of the Atlanta Peachtree Road Race. Whether you are participating in the race or are in town to volunteer or to cheer on family and friends, the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center is the ideal place to stay. Visit our website for more information on our hotel including our specials and packages or call (404) 261-9250 to book your reservation now.

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If you are Looking for Things to do - Check out all the Upcoming Festivals in Atlanta

Upcoming Festivals in Atlanta

You can never say there is nothing to do in this great city of ours. The warmer months bring many fun family events to Atlanta.

Springtime is here and the beautiful weather is upon us. With this comes the need to get out and enjoy the warm weather and sunshine. There are all kinds of fun and exciting events in this beautiful city happening all the time. We've put together a list of all the upcoming festivals in Atlanta where you can head out for the day to experience amazing food, the best artists and music that will get you moving and grooving. We’re sure you’ll have a blast at any of these:

Chastain Park Arts Festival
May 9 & 10, 2015

Atlanta Jazz Festival
May 21 - May 25, 2015

Decatur Arts Festival
May 22 - May 24, 2015

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
May 28 - May 31, 2015

National Black Arts Festival
June 26 - July 5, 2015

The Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center in the heart of Buckhead is conveniently located to all of the upcoming festivals in Atlanta. The MARTA-Lenox Station only steps from our door gives our guests quick and easy access to all of Atlanta’s entertainment and events.   Visit our website for more information or call (404) 261-9250 to book your reservation now.

Book your reservation now at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center