Things to do in Atlanta’s DeKalb County
“DeKalb County is the perfect location to experience the best of Atlanta!”
DeKalb County has museums that will excite the entire family with kid friendly exhibits, hands on demonstrations and life-like displays. Witness the incredible size of the 123-foot long Argentinosaurus, the largest creature to roam the earth, and other real-life fossil displays at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.
You will get an eye full at the museum’s larger-than-life films in its IMAX Theatre. Don’t miss seeing the ancient Egyptian mummies at the Michael C. Carlos Museum, the Southeast’s largest collection of ancient artifacts.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center serves DeKalb County as a community events and fine arts center hosting concerts, performances, exhibits and other special events.
Looking for an eclectic music scene? Atlanta’s DeKalb County offers so many musical things to do you will not be able to fit it all in one visit.The music room at Eddie’s Attic has a great lineup of local and aspiring musicians located in Decatur, a small, art loving town that is full of southern hospitality and charm. Check out some of the smaller venues in East Atlanta Village and Little 5 Points for DeKalb’s underground music scene.Be sure to visit the hip boutiques, galleries, and restaurants that surround the historic courthouse square. Seated at the edge of the mountain, Stone Mountain Village is another great place to stop over and enjoy the views, quaint shops and cozy local restaurants.
The Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center is a 42,000-square-foot facility, located in South DeKalb County, that includes a 500-seat main auditorium for theatre, dance and musical productions and offers day and evening classes to the community.
Take a trip to the International Corridor for a shopping and dining experience spiced up with Asian and Latin flavors. If that doesn’t satisfy your international taste, stop by Your DeKalb Farmers Market, the world’s largest indoor market, where you can find food items from all four corners of the globe.
For outdoor recreation, the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area is located within a 20-minute drive east of downtown Atlanta and provides a number of outdoor activities, environmental education and heritage preservation in a unique setting.
Located six miles east of downtown Atlanta and accessible by I-85, I-75, I-20 and I-285, Atlanta’s DeKalb County is only minutes away from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and many downtown Atlanta attractions like the Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center, World of Coca-Cola and The Martin Luther King Jr, National Historic Site. DeKalb County is the perfect location to experience the best of Atlanta!
Each one of DeKalb’s exciting and unique neighborhoods is full of things to do. Whether you are wanting to stay outdoors or learn more about our history, you will be left wanting to come back for more.