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Get There on Transit: Car-Free Fall Fun in Midtown

A compilation of the best events to get to by foot, MARTA, scooter or bike this autumn

Published: 9/24/2019

As the weather cools in Atlanta, and the outdoors beckon, we invite you to check out some of Midtown's free events accessible by public transit, walking, bike and scooter. 

Fall Lunchbox Entertainment Series

When: October 2, 9, and 16 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Where: The Grove at Colony Square (14th and Juniper)
What: Bring your lunch and enjoy weekly entertainment at the Grove at Colony Square. Entertainment by Whole World Improv Theatre, Chelsea Shag and Cicada Rhythm. More info here
How to get there: Colony Square is a short walk or bike/scooter from both the Arts Center MARTA Station and the Midtown MARTA station. Alternatively, ride the 27, 40, or 110 MARTA bus from Arts Center Station and get off after only a minute.

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Free concerts at W Atlanta Midtown

When: Tuesdays 8-10pm through November
Where: W Atlanta Midtown, 188 14th Street Northeast
What: Living Room Live! Intimate weekly live performances from local wonders to national acts. New artists each week. Schedule available online.
How to get there: The W Atlanta Midtown is a 10 minute walk or an even shorter bike/scooter ride from the Arts Center MARTA Station or Midtown MARTA Station. 

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Atlanta Pride 

When: October 11-13. The Trans March is at 1:45 p.m. on October 12. The Bi & Pan March is at 3:30 p.m. on October 12. The Dyke March is at 5 p.m. on October 12. The Pride Parade is from noon-2 p.m. on October 13.
Where: Throughout Midtown. The Pride Parade begins at the Civic Center Station then heads north up Peachtree. The Dyke March and Trans March and Rally both begin at the Charles Allen gate of Piedmont Park. The Bi & Pan March assembles at the 14th St entrance of Piedmont Park.
What: Various events to celebrate the LGBTQIA community of Atlanta, including the Trans March and Rally, the Dyke March, the Bi & Pan March and the iconic Pride Parade. More information here.
How to get there: Walk or bike a short distance from the Midtown MARTA Station to Piedmont Park. Free bike valet stations will be available in the Meadow.

Credit: Piedmont Park Conservancy

Piedmont Park Green Market

When: Saturdays through November
Where: Piedmont Park at the 12th St and Piedmont entrance
What: A vibrant weekly farmer’s market with live music, local growers and craftspeople (rain or shine!) More information here.
How to get there: A short walk/bike/scooter ride from the Midtown MARTA Station. Alternatively, take the MARTA bus 32 for just a few minutes from the Midtown MARTA Station.

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Modern Mystic “Sunday School” at Ponce City Market

When: Every Sunday 11 a.m.-noon
Where: Modern Mystic shop at Ponce City Market
What: Weekly metaphysical lessons from industry experts. Every Sunday. Topics include astrology, spiritual integration, journaling chakras, attachment styles, and adulating. Learn about upcoming classes here. Register online to reserve a free spot.
How to get there: Modern Mystic is in Ponce City Market, which is connected to the Beltline Eastside Trail, so it can be accessed by foot, bike or scooter easily. From North Avenue MARTA, take the 102 or 2 MARTA bus about 10 minutes to get to Ponce City Market. The store is on the 2nd floor of Ponce City Market above the Central Food Hall.

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National Yoga Month at Colony Square

When: September 18-30, Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and various other times (see calendar) 
Where: The Plaza at Colony Square
What: Complimentary yoga classes 
How to get there: Colony Square is a short walk or bike/scooter from both the Arts Center MARTA Station and the Midtown MARTA station. Alternatively, ride the 27, 40, or 110 MARTA bus from Arts Center Station and get off after only a minute.

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Concerts at Georgia Tech

When: September 30, October 1, October 8, November 1, November 17, November 19 (times vary)
Where: Ferst Center for the Arts
What: Free concerts by Georgia Tech’s ensembles. The public is welcome to attend! Enjoy music by Georgia Tech’s performing groups. The season opens with the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra on September 30. Listen to the Concert and Symphonic bands in their first concert of the season on October 1. Hear an American Celebration with the Chamber Orchestra and the Jazz Ensemble I on October 8. Experience the Tech Yellow Jacket Marching Band playing their most unforgettable songs on November 1. Enjoy holiday tunes with the Chamber Orchestra on November 17. Enjoy the music of the Georgia Tech Concert and Symphonic bands on November 19.
How to get there: Ride the gold Tech Trolley from Midtown MARTA Station. You can also take the MARTA bus 50 or 51 from the North Avenue MARTA Station. Alternatively, enjoy a short bike or scooter ride from the Midtown MARTA Station or the North Avenue MARTA Station.