The city of Stone Mountain and Main Street Stone Mountain will hold its 36th annual Arts and Crafts Festival from

9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on Main Street in downtown Stone Mountain. Admission is free. For more information on Main Street Stone Mountain, call 770-498-7334 or visit

The Atlanta Botanical Garden will open its Millennium Gate, giving visitors to Piedmont Park the opportunity to experience the gardens from

6 to 8 a.m Saturday. The event, called Sunrise in the Garden, is free to the public.


Celebrate Father's Day at the Atlanta Botanical Garden with a frog-themed Father's Day Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission for dads is half-price all day. Visit for additional information.

The High Museum will host "Fabulous Fathers - Celebrating Everyday Dads and History's Heroes" free of charge from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 404-733-4437.


AthFest 2008 will be held in downtown Athens from Wednesday to June 22 featuring more than 150 bands. Visit or call 706-353-3244 for more information.

June 28

The High Museum will host a panel discussion with Civil Rights icons John Lewis, Andrew Young and Dorothy Cotton at 2 p.m. June 28 in the Rich Theatre. Visit or call 404-733-4437 for more information.

Aug. 1

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will close the 2008 Arts Council Peace Series at 8 p.m. at the Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center. Call 770-534-2787 to purchase tickets.

Aug. 9

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is hosting a Plant Lovers' Plant Sale from

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9. Iris, daylilies, begonias, African violets and related gesneriads will be on sale. Mini-seminars will be held throughout the day with experts from each plant group presenting. Entry to the plant sale is included with garden admission.

Sept. 12

The Atlanta Arts Festival will return to Piedmont Park. The festival will run from Sept. 12 to 14. Tickets cost $15 in advance for the Friday preview party, $20 at the door and Saturday and Sunday admission is free. Call 404-577-8686 for more information or e-mail

Sept. 27

The Atlanta Botanical Garden will hold a Dahlia Show from noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28. Blue ribbon Dahlias of every size and color from pompoms to dinner-plates and from white to purple-black will fill Mershon Hall. After the show, 500 blooms will be given out to garden visitors for free.

Garden of Eden Ball will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Sept. 27 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Oct. 11

Taste of Atlanta 2008 will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12 at Atlantic Station, 17th Street in downtown Atlanta. There will be live entertainment, local and national celebrity chefs, and a wine experience for VIP ticket holders. Visit

Ongoing events

"Cocktails in the Garden" will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. every Thursday through Sept. 25 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Admission is $12 for nonmembers and free for garden members. A full cash bar is available. Sign up to receive monthly

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Art Gallery Photography Exhibition of "Georgia's Last Wild Places" by photographer Marc Del Santro will be on display 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday until Aug. 3 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The work will be in the Art Gallery in the Center for Conservation and Education adjacent to the Fuqua Orchid Center.

"The Louvre and the Ancient World" will be on display through Sept. 7 at the High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. The exhibit is part of the Paris at the Woodruff and Louvre Atlanta series. Call 404-733-5000 or visit

The Carter Library and Museum, which is located 441 Freedom Parkway in Atlanta, houses President Carter's papers and permanent displays on his life and administration. Admission is $8, $6 for students and senior citizens and free for ages 16 and under. Call 404-865-7100 or visit

The Georgia Aquarium, which includes more than 100,000 fish, is located at 225 Baker St. in Atlanta, across from Centennial Olympic Park. Daily admission to the aquarium is $22.75 for adults, $19.50 for those 55 and older and $17 for ages 3 to 12. Call 404-581-4000 or visit

Peachtree TV presents Screen on the Green, a free summer outdoor movie festival at Centennial Olympic Park. A different movie will be featured each Thursday through June 26. The annual movie fest has moved from its usual Piedmont Park location due to drought conditions, but will return once conditions subside. Call 404-575-6313.

Tickets for the National Black Arts Festival, which takes place July 18 to 27 in and around Atlanta, are now on sale. Visit or call 404-733-5000.