Midtown is a unique pocket of the city, vibrant with everything you can do here. It’s located in the heart of Atlanta and attracts people from all over the U.S. For those of us that live in Atlanta, we know that it’s pretty easy to get around Midtown, especially if you’re going straight down Peachtree, but it’s not very parking-friendly.
Midtown offers plenty of places to eat, along with nightlife attractions, hotels and bars, comedy shows, theater productions, outdoor parks, and so much more. There’s a lot happening in just a few blocks, and it can be hard to figure out where to even start or how to get around. Today we’re going to look at the arts and outdoor events Midtown offers!


Fox Theater

The Fox Theater is a historic landmark in Midtown. Once a place to watch movies, you can now experience concerts, musicals, plays and more all on the main stage at this performing arts venue.

Alliance Theater

Located in the Woodruff Arts Center, the Alliance Theater is known for launching shows to Broadway. Visit their Coca-Cola Stage to watch a showcase of new works by Atlanta artists. Stephen King, John Mellencamp, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more have all been featured here.

Laughing Skull Lounge

Found in the back of the Vortex restaurant, the Laughing Skull Lounge offers stand-up comedy and additional acts seven nights a week. It’s an intimate atmosphere where anyone from household names to newcomers can show off their comedy chops. Laugh out loud while experiencing groundbreaking stand-up comedy.

High Museum of Art

The High Museum of Art features more than 18,000 works of art. Its exhibitions showcase the diversity and creativity of our communities. You can view 19th and 20th century American fine and decorative art; photography, folk and self-taught work; holdings of artists from the American South; modern and contemporary collections; African art dating from prehistory to now; and European works.

Outdoor Events

Botanical Gardens

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens are a beautiful, fun way to step out of the city for a little bit, while staying in Midtown. With exhibitions throughout the year, you can always find something new to explore.

Piedmont Park

Explore Atlanta outside at Piedmont Park! This 200+ acre greenspace is surrounded by the city, and hosts a number of events throughout the year. From concerts to festivals to dog parks, there’s always something to do here.


Midtown is home to some of the biggest festivals and events in Georgia. It can be crowded and crazy during these times, so having a way to get there, without the surge prices, is a must-have. Summer is one of the most popular times of the year to celebrate music and art in Atlanta and it’s right around the corner.

Midtown is nicknamed the “Heart of the Arts” for a reason, recognized as a hub for the arts throughout the Southeast. Along with its great food and culture, it’s no wonder people want to check out this Atlanta neighborhood. Download the RIDE app to start exploring today!