2017 Shaky Beats and Shaky Knees Festivals
Stay tuned for 2017 offers and specials at Centennial Park District attractions and restaurants for Shaky Festival attendees.
Both Shaky Beats and Shaky Knees will take place in the iconic Centennial Olympic Park. This green space is in the heart of the Centennial Park District, Downtown Atlanta's premiere entertainment district. From world-class attractions to eclectic dining options, you'll find exceptional amenities to enjoy any time you find yourself outside the festival grounds.
Special Promotions and Offers
You can save up to 20% off the price of admission at the Georgia Aquarium during Shaky Knees and Shaky Beats. Click here to purchase tickets >>
Latitudes Bistro and Lounge at the Omni Hotel CNN Center will offer a Buy 1 Get 1 Free "Shareable Appetizer" promotion from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on each of the festival dates.
As an official hotel for both festivals, the Embassy Suites is offering to the public a rate of $159 on their website for each festival weekend.
Things To Do
There's something for everyone in the District. Visitors and locals alike are regularly drawn to our must-see attractions: the World of Coca-Cola, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Georgia Aquarium, the College Football Hall of Fame, SkyView Atlanta Ferris Wheel, CNN Studio Tours, the Children's Museum of Atlanta, Philips Arena (home of the Atlanta Hawks), The Tabernacle, and Peachtree Trolley Tours. Whether you're interested in whale sharks or a ride on the city's Ferris wheel, there's certainly plenty of fun for all ages. The best part? All are just a few steps from Centennial Olympic Park.
Where to Eat
There is no shortage of dining options in the District. Need something quick and casual? Check out the CNN Center Food Court. Want to experience a little fine dining? Book a table at Ruth's Chris Steak House, Legal Sea Foods, Ted's Montana Grill, or Glenn's Kitchen. Head to Restaurant Row at 300 Marietta Street, where you can choose between Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria, Der Biergarten, STATS, and Twin Smokers BBQ. Pop into Starbucks and Kwan's Deli just beyond the park's gates, win big at the Game-X "barcade," and drink in ATL skyline views at SkyLounge (atop the Glenn Hotel).
How to Get Around
For those interested in parking their car for the weekend and getting around by other means, you'll find that the District is safe, clean and walkable. You're a short distance from MARTA rail and bus lines, and you can hop on the Atlanta Streetcar at the Centennial Olympic Park stop (next to SkyView Ferris wheel). Check out one of the bright blue Relay Bike Share bikes to enjoy the spring weather and Southern sunshine.
Explore Downtown's Neighborhoods
If time allows, explore neighborhoods adjacent to the Centennial Park District. To the west, Castleberry Hill boasts a chic blend of historic buildings, art galleries, and restaurants. To the east, the Fairlie-Poplar Historic District and Woodruff Park are a short walk from Centennial Olympic Park. Ride the Streetcar across Downtown to the King Historic Site, where you can connect with Atlanta's Civil Rights history and the historic Sweet Auburn neighborhood. Don't miss out on the nightlife along Edgewood Avenue, either.
Tour Downtown Atlanta
Looking for a quick and easy way to take in the city in an hour or two? Here are a few guided tours we recommend:
- Atlanta Preservation Center walking tours
- Atlanta Food Walks
- Atlanta Movie Tours
- Peachtree Trolley Tours
- CNN Studio Tours
- Bicycle Tours of Atlanta
- Civil Bikes Tours
- ATL-Cruzers Electric Car and Segway Tours
Other Useful Resources
- Centennial Park District map - PDF
- Interactive Map of Downtown Atlanta
- Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau Website
We hope you have a great visit to the District!