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4 Outdoor Springtime Soirees

Rachel Madray | April 2, 2018 | Lifestyle

As temperatures rise and Atlanta is flaunting sunny skies and blooming florals, look to these outdoor affairs to soak up the city’s springtime sunshine.


Mark you calendar for Derby Day happening May 5 and hosted by the Shepherd Center!

The 33rd annual Swan House Ball hosted by the Atlanta History Center offers guests an elegant affair at the historical Swan House on April 21. As one of Atlanta’s most beloved springtime affairs, the ball raises funds for the care of the Swan House and educational activities of the Atlanta History Center. 6:30pm, tickets from $2,000, Atlanta History Center, Buckhead

The 50th anniversary of the Druid Hills Tour of Homes & Gardens will be a weekend affair lasting from April 20 to April 22. The tour will feature five homes and six gardens for Atlantans to peruse and view some of the best designed homes and landscapes of the area. Looking for home and outdoor inspiration? Here’s your ticket to see the best of the best. Times vary, tickets from $25, locations vary

Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with stunning colors and refreshing scents at Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour. This outdoor event happening May 12 and May 13 will showcase 10 private gardens in the city’s most beautiful neighborhoods, from the historic Virginia-Highland to the ever-growing Buckhead. 10am, tickets $22, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Midtown

For those unable to make the trip to the annual Kentucky Derby, the Shepherd Center’s Derby Day offers Atlantans a lively event on May 5 to view the race on large-screen TVs while enjoying delicious bites and drinks. Ladies, prepare your big hats and Southern dresses for the fundraising event and expect live music, lawn and casino games as well as live and silent auctions. 2pm, tickets from $75, Chastain Horse Park, Chastain Park


Photography by: Shepherd Center