Big Atlanta Weekend

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    Up to 300,000 people could be in Atlanta this weekend for the long list of events planned. From the revival of Freaknik, to Braves games, the Hawks play-offs and the Dogwood festival, the area will be packed with people.

    The National Weather Service predicts–  this weekend’s weather should really nice.  Friday’s forecast is expected to be sunny with a high near 80. Saturday, there’s a small chane of showers in the afternoon with highs in the mid- to upper 70s. And Sunday. Temperatures will cool down to a high near 70.

    BIG EVENTS

    Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park, Fri (noon-9 p.m.), Sat (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.), Sun (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) . Expected to draw 85,000 people

    Sweetwater – 420 Festival at Candler park in Atlanta, Saturday (noon to 10 p.m.) and Sunday (12:30 to 8 p.m.). Expected to draw thousands

    Freaknik at various places around the metro areas, It’s an attempt to revive the former HBCU Spring Break party. Two groups are planning events at private parties.

    For intormation log onto their websites,

    iFreaknik –    www.ifreaknik.com

    Or Freaknic – www.freaknicatl.com

    Hawks playoff game Saturday at 5:30, Philips Arena

    Braves game vs Colorado, Friday (7:35 p.m.), Sat (7:10 p.m.) and Sunday (1:35 p.m.)

    Robotics Convention at GA Dome, Thursday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Film Festival, Thursday through Friday, April 23. For more information visit http://atlantafilmfestival10.sched.org/.

    The National Food Bloggers Bake Sale, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cabbagetown market

    –MARTA will have additional rail cars on standby and APD traffic plans are available at http://www.atlantapd.org. Those with questions can call the city at 404-330-6023.

    –Road construction: DOT called off all construction in the city this weekend. For a complete list on road closures and other weekend travel information visit DOT.com.

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