Make Memories this Memorial Day Weekend

This Memorial Day weekend, thousands of Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff will look for ways to escape their rigorous schedules. 

Atlanta Jazz Festival at Piedmont Park
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Some may take refuge in the serenity of their homes and try to beat the heat with a tall glass of lemonade or sweet tea, but for those looking to get out and celebrate their three-day weekend with something different, a wide range of options are available.

0-15 miles from campus:

  • Atlanta Jazz Festival (Free): Let the sounds of smooth jazz relax you during one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country.
  • Decatur Arts Festival (Free): Be a patron for a local artist at this MARTA-accessible festival not far from Midtown.
  • Atlanta Caribbean Carnival ($10): Connect with the Atlanta Caribbean community at this cultural carnival.
  • Atlantic Station (Varies): Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the shops or see one of the three movies premiering this weekend.

16-30 miles from campus:

30+ miles from campus

  • Smithgall Woods State Park (Free): Home of Raven Cliff Falls, Smithgall Woods boasts one of the most popular hiking trails in Georgia.
  • Tallulah Gorge State Park (Free): Visit quaint country shops and look out over the gorge or hire a guide to hike along with you.