More than 40,000 people are expected for the 14th annual Taste of Atlanta on Sept. 25-27 at Technology Square in Midtown.

Visitors will have the chance to sample food from more than 100 restaurants along Spring and 5th streets. The three-day festival explores the city’s unique neighborhoods by sampling tastes from the chefs and bartenders that give each area its own creative energy.

There will also be interactive cooking demonstrations on four main stages, live entertainment and family-friendly activities for food lovers of all ages.

The weekend kicks off with a special Friday night kick-off party at 7:30 p.m. with the theme “The Bucket List.” On Saturday, festival hours are noon to 7 p.m., and on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

New this year is a wristband ticket with technology embedded inside that will allow foodies to enter the festival gates and pay for bites, brews and souvenirs with just a tap. General admission is $25 in advance and $35 at the door. VIP tickets are sold out for the weekend.

For more information about Taste of Atlanta, visit tasteofatlanta.com.

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.