Atlanta Downtown restaurant weekFrom beer to barbecue, there’s something for every appetite happening around Intown during the month of August.

Atlanta Downtown Restaurant Week
Downtown Restaurant Week returns for its 12th year Saturday, Aug. 9, through Sunday, Aug. 17. During this nine-day culinary event, top chefs offer diners signature prix-fixe menus ranging from $15 to $35 per person for lunch, brunch dinner options. Presented by Central Atlanta Progress (CAP), the annual Restaurant Week will feature nearly 40 dining hot spots to choose from. To see the full list, visit

German Bierfest at Woodruff Park
German Bierfest at Woodruff Park

German Bierfest
The German Bierfest at Woodruff Park in Downtown returns for its 11th year on Aug. 23 from 2 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $40 online until Aug. 15 then rise to $45. Attendees can drink all the beer they can safely consume and designated drivers get in for just $10. There will also be food and music. For a complete line-up of beers and music, visit

barbecue ribsDecatur BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass Festival
If you want some ‘que and stew mixed with great music, head to the 14th annual Decatur BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass Festival on Aug. 16 in Harmony Park from noon to 8 p.m. General admission tickets are just $10. The barbecue will be provided by local restaurants and this year’s music line-up includes The Georgia Flood, Roxie Watson, Larkin Poe, Kate and Corey, Balsam Range and Michelle Malone. For more information and tickets, visit

Atlanta BAR-B-Q Festival
The 6th annual event returns to Atlantic Station Aug. 15-16. More than 50 teams from across the region will fire up their grills to compete in annual barbecue cook-off event to win cash prizes, coveted trophies and the ultimate reward – bragging rights. Attendees will also be ale to enjoy barbecue from some of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants. There will also be a cooking stage, live music, children’s activities and a market. Event admission is $6 in advance and $10 day of show.  Kids 12 and under receive free admission when accompanied by an adult. For more, visit


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Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.