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Memorial Day Weekend Warrior

Memorial Day weekend is coming up, and we’ve got two words for you: party time. From outings honoring veterans to a zany zoo bash, we’ve got five great ways to spend your three free days in Hotlanta.

The breathtaking Memorial Day light show at Stone Mountain

Brew at the Zoo
Embark on an adults-only safari of unlimited—you read that right—beer and wine samples while getting up-close and personal with wildlife at the Atlanta Zoo. On Saturday from 5:30 to 9:30pm, enjoy a variety of entertainment from acts like Kelly Jarrard and Pink Pompeii, as well as a DJ, interactive games and plenty more. 800 Cherokee Ave. SE, 404.624.9453,

Memorial Weekend Bikini Bash
Turn up the heat with 2,000-plus partiers at Havana Club during their Bikini Bash on Saturday night. There will be bikini models, a runway show, special summery cocktails, bikini giveaways and, of course, plenty of thumping-bass beats. Sounds like our kind of party. 3112 Piedmont Road NE, 404.941.4847,

Decatur Arts Festival
On May 25 and 26, head to Decatur Square for this annual celebration of the arts, complete with attractions including comedians, exhibitions, dance performances, live music and local vendors. Snag some new works for your walls while supporting ATL artists—sign us up! E. Court Square and E. Ponce De Leon Ave., 404.371.9583,

Full Moon Party
Stargazing doesn’t get any swankier than on the rooftop bar at Whiskey Blue’s Full Moon Party to kickoff Memorial Day weekend on May 24 at 9pm at the W Atlanta – Buckhead. Use the telescope to find your favorite constellation or sip lunar libations at the bar while checking out the other heavenly bodies. 3377 Peachtree Road, 678.500.3192,

Memorial Day Weekend Salute
Stone Mountain is known for its stellar light shows and outdoorsy attractions, but it’s also home of one of the biggest and most anticipated Memorial Day commemorations in Georgia. Think music, fireworks and the best laser light show around—the perfect setting for cuddling with your sweetie. 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 770.498.5690,