Frugal Friday Fun

We love a night out on the town where we see a show at the Fox, or a concert like Music Midtown, or even more exciting, Outkast, who are playing 3 shows in Centennial Olympic Park this weekend! However, these types of events can put a dent in our wallets. You don't have to spend a ton of money here in Atlanta to have a great time and soak up some of our culture!

Here are some of our suggestions for fun things to do on a budget coming up in Atlanta.

1. Atlanta Streets Alive

"Atlanta Streets Alive — where we close the streets to cars and open them to people. Bring your bicycle or just your feet, and get ready to explore your community streets in a safer, healthier, more livable way."

This weekend, September 28, from 2-6pm on Highland, the streets are shut down for the enjoyment of pedestrians and bicyclists. There's even a bicycle parade that will give you a chance to wear that fake mustache you've had since you dressed as Paul Simon for Halloween 5 years ago!

Artwork via Atlanta Streets Alive

Artwork via Atlanta Streets Alive

If you're feeling extra saucy that night, you can go to the After Party at the Masquerade. It's $10 for loads of entertainment and all proceeds to go benefit Atlanta Streets Alive!

If you can, you should totally check out this event! There's so much to see, and it's free!

2. Kirkwood Wine Stroll

Tonight, from 6:30-11pm in Kirkwood, you can sample wines from around the world and enjoy the sweet sounds of Abbey Road Live, which is the perfect music selection given that today is the 45th anniversary of the Beatles' Album, Abbey Road! Tickets are $40 at the door, and while this may make it our least frugal suggestion, keep in mind that includes unlimited wine (while supplies last) and excellent musical entertainment!

3. Stone Mountain Park Pumpkin Festival

Image via Stone Mountain Park Pumpkin Festival

Image via Stone Mountain Park Pumpkin Festival

If you have children, this is the perfect event for you! Right now, there is a flash sale on tickets (sale ends October 2) for $19.95 per ticket! That's $10 off the regular price for adults and $5 off the regular price for children.

Image via Stone Mountain Park Pumpkin Festival

Image via Stone Mountain Park Pumpkin Festival

You can enjoy the festival Friday-Sunday from today until October 26th. There are crafts, a maze, pumpkin patches, meet and greet with Pumpkin characters, beautiful fall colors to photograph, hiking on Stone Mountain, a parade, a stage performance and more!

4. FREE PARK DAY!

Image via Chattahoochee River National Park Wikipedia

Image via Chattahoochee River National Park Wikipedia

Tomorrow, Saturday September 27th, is free National Public Lands Day! You can go to any of the national parks with no entrance fee in honor of National Public Lands Day, which is an effort to increase volunteers to care for and protect our public lands. It's a great day to take advantage of the free entrance, enjoy the beautiful fresh autumn breeze, and maybe even get motivated to volunteer at a national park nearest you.

We love Chattahoochee River National Park because it is beautiful and peaceful right in the middle of our beloved city. You can take a hike on any of the wooded trails, float or kayak down the river, or just hang out riverside, enjoying the view.

5. Netherworld Haunted House

Do you like having the pants scared right off of you? If so, you probably love the fall! All over Atlanta, there are haunted houses getting ready to open up for the Halloween season.

Image via FearWorld

Image via FearWorld

This weekend is the grand opening for Netherworld Haunted House, and since it is the grand opening and early in the season, that means saving for you and your fellow ghouls. You can visit 2 of NetherWorld's Haunted Houses for $20 AND you'll beat the crowds. This place is not for the faint of heart!

What are your favorite low cost fun outings in Atlanta? We'd love to hear about it!

Also, we will be at Outkast and we hope to see you there! Share your fun with us using the hashtag, #endsinstyle