Welcome weekend warrior
The heat is on, and that means there are too many things to do over the weekend. Hone your weekend into a finely crafted work of art you’ll cherish until at least Monday morning by examining the following three picks:
Peggy Jenkins and the Bizness. No one should skip what the likely the best downtown concert of the month. Check out Peggy Jenkins and her band from 7-10 p.m. Friday in the 1000 block of Broadway. This is one block over, because the Aflac games are this weekend.
Market Days. Since you’ll be in the area for the Aflac games, get there a little early on Saturday for the weekly Market Days on Broadway. They’re on the west side of the 1000 block of Broadway from 9 a.m. to noon. Look for the banana bread if you want to know pure bliss.
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Dogs at Aflac games. There is nothing better in this life than dogs jumping into large bodies of water. See for yourself at the Aflac games downtown on Sunday at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m. Awards are at 5 p.m. Learn more about the Aflac games by clicking here.
Bent on splinters
Look for me at this weekend's Aflac Outdoor Games. I'll be the one giving an unruly black dog lots of human food. Leashed dogs are permitted, by the way.
Need help planning your Aflac Outdoor Games experience? Try these ideas:
Jasper Drive at Flip Flops. Your Aflac Outdoor Games wristband gets you into Broadway bars this weekend. Stop by Flip Flops, 1111 Broadway, where Jasper Drive performs Friday and Saturday. Buy a spiked frozen lemonade, score a spot on the patio and devote the rest of the night to fashion commentary.
Devon Allman's Honeytribe at AT&T Main Stage. Frontman Devon Allman is the son of legendary musician Gregg Allman. The band will serve up high-energy rock and blues beginning at 9 p.m. The AT&T Main Stage is on the riverfront area.
Bike races on Saturday. As one of the new elements in the Aflac Outdoor Games, the bike races could attract up to 500 participants, organizers say. Set up your lawn chair downtown and watch the action. It's 5:30-11 p.m. Saturday.