Thursday, July 4, 3 p.m.
Fourth Fest featuring Yacht Rock Revue
Cook Hall at the W Buckhead, 3377 Peachtree Road (Buckhead)
The best way to truly christen this summer? Donning one's leisure suit and gently swaying to the smooth '70s jams from these dudes. (Because nothing says summer like a Toto tribute, right?) Better yet: the Cook Hall patio happens to be an excellent vantage point to watch the Peachtree Road Race. All the better to enjoy your ice-cold cocktail.
Deal nearby: Czar Ice Bar
Thursday, July 4, noon to 9:30 p.m.
Red, White & 'Cue
Bone Lick BBQ, 1133 Huff Road (Westside)
Because nothing—nothing—says 'Murica like PBR, pulled pork and a Twinkie-eating competition. 'Nuff said.
Deal nearby: Corner Tavern (West Midtown)
Friday, July 5, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Sweet Peach Revival's Southern Market
Belly General Store, 772 N. Highland Ave. (Virginia-Highland)
A whole weekend of celebrating Southern artistry kicks off on Friday night, with an evening chock-full of food, drink, live music and tons of made-in-the-South goods (think Billy Reid, Honeycomb Studio and more). Can't swing it on Friday night? Stop by Belly over the weekend to take a gander at the goods curated by Sweet Peach, the Indie-Pendent and Oakleaf & Acorn.
Deal nearby: Java Vino
Saturday, July 6, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Star Bar, 437 Moreland Ave. (Little Five Points)
Might as well keep all those 4th of July celebrations going, no? Leave it to the fine folks of Star Bar to give us a swell excuse to indulge in all the things we love most about America: PBR, BBQ and rock 'n roll.
Deal nearby: Shujaa's BBQ
Sunday, July 7, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Atlanta Food Swap
The Goat Farm, 1200 Foster St. (Westside)
An event where one can procure homemade jams, fresh-baked breads and heirloom tomatoes… with nary a cent exchanged? Sign us up. Bring your homemade, homegrown or foraged food goods to partake in the one-for-one swap. (If all else fails, you can't really mess up hummus.)
Deal nearby: Ben's Brown Bag