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2014 Summer Entertainment Guide

From concerts to festivals, A-Town's going-out scene is hotter than ever.

Don't miss Jack Johnson, Ray LaMontagne, The Avett Brothers, Keith Urban and more at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park this summer!

From rockin' concerts and Broadway showstoppers to outdoor festivals and fun fitness challenges, ATL's summer event calendar is buzzing with excitement. Have a friend in town, or need to shake up your routine? We've rounded up the can't-miss events of the season (with a few out-of-town must-sees), so every sizzling week will be packed with partying, noshing and working it off with a few 5ks. Get out your iCal because this list is bringin' the fun all summer long!

MAY

May 1-4
Green Day’s American Idiot, The Fox Theatre, from $30, Midtown, @thefoxtheatre

May 3
Shepherd Center’s Derby Day, Chastain Horse Park, 2pm, from $60, Buckhead, @shepherdcenter

Macon, Ga., native Jason Aldean is blowing the roof off of Aaron's Amphitheatre three nights in a row!

May 3
Atlanta Dog Jog, Piedmont Park, 9am, from $20, Midtown, @atlantadogjog

May 3
Imaginary Worlds: A New Kingdom of Plant Giants, Atlanta Botanical Garden, $19, Midtown, @atlbotanical

May 6
Lady Gaga with Lady Starlight, Philips Arena, 7:30pm, from $48, Downtown, @philipsarena

May 7
Iggy Azalea, Center Stage, 8:30pm, $24, Midtown, @centerstageatl

May 8
Taste of Alpharetta, 2 S. Main St., 5pm, from $1, Alpharetta, @tastealpharetta

May 8
Taste of the Nation, Georgia Aquarium, 7:30pm, from $250, Downtown, @tastenation

May 9-11
Shaky Knees Music Festival, Atlantic Station, noon, $84 per day, Midtown, @shakykneesfest

May 9
Steve Hightower Hair Artists presents the 5th Annual Thriving Children Gala, The Fox Theatre, 7pm, from $75, Midtown, @hightower_steve

May 10
WonderFarm, Krog Street Market, 7pm, from $250, Inman Park, @krogstmarket

May 10
Run or Dye 5k, Foxhall Resort and Sporting Club, 9am, from $42, Douglasville, @runordye

May 10
SuperCon Fun Run, Piedmont Park, 9am, from $35, Midtown, @superconfunrun

May 10
JDRF’s Hope for a Cure Gala, InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta, 6pm, $350, Buckhead, @jdrf_ga

May 10-11
Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival, Chastain Park, free, Buckhead, @buckheadartfest

May 10-11
Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour presented by Cirque du Soleil, The Arena at Gwinnett Center, from $53, Duluth, @gwinnettcenter

May 12
Cher with Cyndi Lauper, Philips Arena, 7:30pm, from $26, Downtown, @philipsarena

May 15
Tegan and Sara with Lucius, Buckhead Theatre, 8pm, from $36, Buckhead, @buckheadtheatre

May 15-17
Jason Aldean with Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr, Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 7:30pm, from $30, East Point, @livenationatl

May 16
Doggies on the Catwalk, DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, 7pm, from $65, Chamblee, @atlantahumane

May 16-18
Atlanta Ballet presents MAYhem, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, from $20, Smyrna, @cobbenergypac

May 16-June 29
Cowgirls, Horizon Theatre Company, from $25, Little Five Points, @horizontheatre

May 17
East Atlanta Beer Festival, Brownwood Park, 1pm, from $40, East Atlanta Village, @eabf

May 17
Party in the Park, Centennial Olympic Park, 3pm, from $40, Downtown, @centennial_park

May 17-25
Buckhead Restaurant Week, from $15, Buckhead

May 21-Sept. 7
Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas exhibition, High Museum of Art, $20, Midtown, @highmuseumofart

May 23-25
Atlanta Jazz Festival, Piedmont Park, free, Midtown, @atlantajazzfest

May 24
Dave Matthews Band, Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 7pm, from $41, East Point, @livenationatl

May 24
Brew at the Zoo, Zoo Atlanta, 5:30pm, from $38, Grant Park, @zooatl

May 25-Aug. 3
Design for Social Impact exhibit, MODA, from $5, Midtown, @modatl

May 29–June 1
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, 12th St. and Peachtree Walk, from $55, Midtown, @atlfoodandwine

May 30–Aug. 2
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Serenbe Playhouse, from $10, Chattahoochee Hills, @onstageserenbe

May 31
Color Fun Fest 5K, Turner Field, 1:30pm, from $30, Summerhill, @colorfunfest

May 31-June 8
Design is Human Week, ADAC, from $10, Peachtree Hills, @modernatlanta

May 31-June 1
BattleFrog Obstacle Race Series, Georgia International Horse Park, 8am, from $10, Conyers, @battlefrogus

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