Events Scheduled at the Atlanta Black Pride Weekend 2015

Atlanta Black Pride Weekend 2015

There are many things to do in Atlanta during Black Pride Weekend

If you’re going to be in Atlanta anytime from September 2-7, 2015, you may want to attend some of the exciting events connected with Atlanta Black Pride Weekend 2015. The weekend culminates with the Pure Heat Community Festival at Piedmont Park on September 7. There will be a variety of presentations and live entertainment on this day. The festival takes place from noon to 8 p.m. and will be host to thousands of men and women from all over who wish to celebrate their strong community. Some of the scheduled events include:

  •  Noon - Gospel House Music
  • 3:25 p.m. -Wells Fargo Sponsor Moment
  • 4:00 p.m. -Greek Stroll Competition, presented by the Greek Rainbow Network
  • 4:50 p.m. -Fashion Show
  • 5:35 p.m. -Hair Battle presented by Beauty Consultant Magazine
  • 6:25 p.m. -Grammy Award Winning Artist Performance
  • 7:05 p.m. -J-Sette Competition

Many more TBA events will be scheduled for the festival as well. The purpose of the PHC Festival is to promote pride with unity, bringing together people from different backgrounds and lifestyles. In addition to entertainment, the event will have food vendors, community forums and giveaways. Some of the issues that the festival will call attention to include protecting the environment, HIV/AIDS, homelessness, women's health and wellness and youth mentoring.

Visitors to Atlanta during Black Pride Weekend may find it convenient to stay at the Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center, which has amenities such as a complete business center, an outdoor pool, fine dining at Shula's 347 Grill, a fitness center and a full concierge service. This hotel, which has recently undergone a complete renovation, is in close proximity to many shops and restaurants, as well as Lenox Square Mall and the Marta-Lenox subway station. Once you reserve a comfortable room or suite here, you'll only be about five miles from the festivities of Atlanta Black Pride Weekend 2015. 


Cool Off With Summer Shopping in Atlanta

Shopping Packages in Atlanta

Get a jump on your back to school shopping in Atlanta with the Legendary Shopping Package

The sun is out and the weather is hot. The last thing anybody wants to think about is going back to school, and right now is the perfect time to hit the top shopping centers in Atlanta for a fun shopping excursion. Atlanta shopping is as hot as the summer weather with well-known shopping centers and malls like Lenox Square Mall making this area one of the premier shopping destinations in America.

Lenox Square has been serving the Atlanta area since 1959 with some of the trendiest fashion stores around. The beautiful glass facade of the two-story shopping center welcomes shoppers every day, and Atlanta shoppers can beat the heat while finding a wide selection of top-name stores and specialty shops.   

Lenox Square is about more than just shopping. Every year, a variety of exciting annual events take place at or around the mall. Most notably, the Peachtree Road Race, one of the largest 10K races in the world, has its starting point at Lenox Square.

Instead of just heading out to the mall for a day of shopping, turn your trip into a relaxing weekend getaway with one of our hotel packages in Atlanta. While we at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center have several packages to suit your needs and budget, make your stay in the area even better with our Legendary Shopping Package. This one is sure to give your back to school shopping an infusion of merriment. The Legendary Shopping Package in Atlanta includes deluxe accommodations for two, a $25 Visa gift card, full breakfast for both guests and shuttle service to nearby destinations.


The Piedmont Park Arts Festival is Coming Soon

Piedmont Park Art Festival in Atlanta

Join us for one of the best Festivals in Atlanta!

The place to be in Atlanta during the weekend of August 15-16, 2015, is the Piedmont Park Arts Festival. This well-known Atlanta event has something for all ages with both local artists from around Georgia as well as artists from other states who will have their talents on display. The festival will feature people that work with several different mediums including crafters, glassblowers, photographers and sculptors. Additionally, jewelry lovers will appreciate the eclectic pieces offered at this event. Other exhibitors include artists specializing in metalwork and leather crafts. The Piedmont Park Arts Festival is one of the premier Atlanta art events with a history of being one of the best festivals in the entire Atlanta area.

Families will enjoy two exciting and fun-filled days of taking in all that this arts festival has to offer. Visual art is just one of the many components of this highly anticipated event; adding to the experience will be festival food and beverages that include various healthy alternatives in addition to the normal festival food as well as live acoustic music and a play area for the children to enjoy. The host for the event is the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, LLC. AFFPS works with local artists to organize the event, and the festival will benefit a local charity or scholarship related to the arts.

The Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center offers luxury accommodations for those who require a place to stay while enjoying the festival, offering the opportunity for the weekend the perfect getaway. Our hotel features luxury rooms and suites and a full-service restaurant. We're conveniently located near shopping and other places of interest as well. Visit our website today to see how a stay at our hotel makes for a perfect pair with this unique and exciting festival.


Men's Tennis Professionals Compete at the BBT Atlanta Open

BBT Atlanta Open Tennis Tournament

Join hundreds of fans at this tennis tournament in Atlanta this summer!

Men's tennis is an extremely competitive sport, and it all comes to a head at the BBT Atlanta Open. This tournament rolls into Atlanta between July 25th and August 2nd, 2015. With such a short time period, it's almost unbelievable that so many games can occur as scheduled!

If you're lucky, you can watch some practice games or even a televised event. All scheduling information is on the tournament's website. Consider tickets for multiple events and get a chance to see singles and doubles play for high stakes. There are many rivalries in tennis, so friendly competition is part of the allure surrounding this old-fashioned sport. A qualifying draw is also hosted for professionals who haven't quite made the final cut. Watch the competition rise as athletes move forward to final tournaments. The strike of the ball against the rackets is an exciting sound you won't soon forget.

If you don't live in the Atlanta area to experience this tennis event, visit the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center and book your getaway today. The moment you check in, you'll have access to all our upscale amenities that include a large onsite pool, Wi-Fi, room service and more. You'll want a relaxed body and mind to enjoy all the tennis excitement in July and August. Whether you drive or fly into our beautiful city, it's best to use public transportation for the event. Our hotel is only one block away from the MARTA-Lenox Station. Hop on and venture out to Atlantic Station in no time at all, or take advantage of free shuttles between the Arts Center MARTA Station and the tennis tournament. Don't miss a minute of the action as you enjoy top-notch tennis in the beautiful city of Atlanta.


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.