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Your guide to Atlanta's glorious fall festival season

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There’s something awesome to do damn near every weekend

It’s almost time to slip on that comfortable old hoodie, douse your dark roast with pumpkin spice creamer, and walk the streets of Atlanta in far less sweltering weather (well, maybe in late October anyway).

Fall festival season will soon be upon us. And Atlanta knows how to throw an autumnal bash. Here's a roundup:

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While it’s still hotter than blazes out there, this weekend is the official kickoff, with the Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival and Lantern Parade.

The main festival, which is scheduled for 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday will be held at Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park. It features live entertainment, a food truck rally, adult beverage concessions, a kids’ area, and lantern making workshops.

Take note: Lineup for the Lantern Parade starts at 7:15 p.m. Saturday.

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Music Midtown is Sept. 17-18, featuring The Killers, Twenty One Pilots, Beck, Deadmau5, The Lumineers, G-Eazy, Alabama Shakes, Band of Horses, and many more.

A two-day general admission ticket will cost you $135. Or, shell out $600 for a VIP ticket with special access and amenities. And, finally, the expensive AF Super VIP ticket ($1,200) gets the well-to-do concertgoer even better access and amenities.

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This year’s Kirkwood Wine Stroll, which is scheduled for 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 23, is the 10th anniversary of the event, which invites folks to sample vino from all around the world. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 the week of the event/at the door. Everybody who buys a ticket gets a souvenir wine glass.

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The West End Tour of Homes is scheduled for 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 24. Tickets are $25 each and can be bought here or The Wren’s Nest, 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.

It’s a self-guided walking tour with refreshments and guides at each participating home.

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An estimated 15,000 are expected to attend this year’s Fall Fest in Candler Park Oct. 1-2, which features music, art, a 5K race and tour of homes. Hosted by the Candler Park Neighborhood Organization, all proceeds go back into benefiting the community.

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The locally unique Oakhurst Porchfest is scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 8, featuring a whole lot of music being played from — you guessed it — a whole lot of front porches.

Billed as "the ultimate grassroots music festival," Porchfest this year features extended hours, more food, and artists displaying their work.

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Decatur Craft Beer Festival returns Oct. 15 in downtown Decatur. Ticketholders get a special tasting glass and unlimited sips from more than 80 breweries. Tickets go on sale (general admission: $45; VIP, $90) at noon Sept. 15.

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The Little Five Points Halloween Festival and Parade is scheduled for Oct. 15. The parade begins at 4 p.m. on Austin and Euclid and moves up Euclid to Moreland, where goblins, ghosts — and, well, just some creepy looking dudes — will then proceed to the Wrecking Bar Brewpub, do a U-turn and head to Freedom Parkway.

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On Nov. 5, visit Cabbagetown for cold beer and hot chili. Chomp and Stomp runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. While few details are available on the festival’s website, there’s certain to be lots of beans and bluegrass.

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Meanwhile, there's always Helen. And is Whittier Mill Village's Parktoberfest not happening this year? What's up with that?