Atlanta events for June 2015. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in Atlanta, Georgia.

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June 2015

Enjoy the best Atlanta events, festivals, and things to do in June 2015 with this calendar of events.

Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

Design week

June 1 - 7, 2015 (begins May 30)

Atlanta locations

Design is Human Week celebrate design excellence and contemporary architecture with home tours, exhibits, lectures, and activities.

Enlightenment festival

June 5 - 7, 2015

0.2 miles NE

Learn about the metaphysical, spirituality, and consciousness through speakers and workshops at Through The Veil at the Marriott Marquis.

Beer benefit

June 6, 2015

5 miles NE

Rock the Cure offers live music, local beer, great food, and raffle prizes to support diabetes research at Sweetwater Brewery.

Soap Box Derby

June 6, 2015

16 miles NE

Dunwoody Soap Box Derby includes group photos, then an opening ceremony, races, inspections, and awards at First Baptist Church on N. Peachtree Rd.

Alpharetta street party

June 6, 2015

25 miles north

Celebrate Alpharetta Brew Moon SummerFest after dark with beer, wine, local restaurant food, and music in historic downtown. Repeats in Oct.

Seniors expo

June 6, 2015

27 miles NE

Generations Expo features health screenings and service vendors (healthcare, financial, educational, travel, housing) at the Gwinnett Center for ages 50+.

Virginia-Highland summer festival

June 6 - 7, 2015

4 miles NE

Summerfest features art, music, food, a kidsfest, and a Saturday 5K on historic Virginia Ave. Less crowded in the morning. No pets. Free.

Butterfly festival

June 6 - 7, 2015

22 miles north

Flying Colors Butterfly Festival features the release of hundreds of butterflies, a butterfly encounter, butterfly crafts, face painting, a costume parade, live music, and food trucks at Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell.

Renaissance festival

June 6 - 7, 2015 (begins April 18)

24 miles SW

See knights and maidens, dine on turkey legs and ale, shop from 150 artisans, visit a medieval amusement park, and be entertained at the Georgia Renaissance Festival weekends and Memorial Day in Fairburn.

Brookhaven beer festival

June 6 or 13, 2015 (uncertain)

9 miles NE

Sample 150 beers, hear live music, and visit food vendors at Brookhaven Beer Fest in North Atlanta.

Caribbean Film Festival

June 6, 7, 14, 2015

0.2 miles south

Learn about Caribbean culture through film at the Caribbean Film Festival at the Central Library. Free.

Science-fiction convention

June 12 - 14, 2015

13 miles north

Sci Fi Summer Con offers gaming, contests, films, guests, and panels to fans of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comics at Wyndham Atlanta Galleria.

Jazz on the Lawn

June 12 & 26, 2015 (all dates below)

4 miles NE

Hear classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, smooth, and blues with a ticket to Jazz on the Lawn at Callanwolde on June 12 & 26. July 10 & 24. Aug 7.

Cemetery music festival

June 13, 2015

2 miles SE

Tunes from the Tombs features musicians performing all genres of music in and among the monuments, mausoleums, and gardens of the historic Oakland Cemetery. Food trucks and beverages available.
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Charity drag show

June 13, 2015

8 miles SE

East Point Possums Show is billed as the Southeast’s largest drag extravaganza, with an over-the-top evening show in downtown East Point. Free.

Lavender Festival

June 13, 2015

21 miles north

Shop from vendors, learn about lavender, make crafts, enjoy barbecue, and hear Ragamuffin music at the Roswell Lavender Festival at Barrington Hall in Roswell. Free.

Peachtree Corners Festival

June 13 - 14, 2015

20 miles NE

Peachtree Corners Festival [website has sound] features craft & food vendors, entertainment, live music, a car show, 5K/1K, and kids’ activities. Free.

Scottish festival

June 13 - 14, 2015

98 miles north

Blairsville Scottish Festival and Highland Games is about athletic games, Scottish dance, food, music, and historic demonstrations in Blairsville. No pets.

Bicycle festival

June 13 - 20, 2015

Atlanta locations

The Atlanta Cycling Festival offers bike rides, classes, and parties for riders of all ages and abilities.

Arcade game expo

June 19 - 21, 2015

9.2 miles NE

Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo features 100 arcade and pinball games, vendors, speakers, movies, and a tournament at Atlanta Marriott Century Center.

Summer beer festival

June 20, 2015

2.5 miles NE

Enjoy 150 beers and 2 stages of live music at Atlanta Summer Beer Fest outdoors at The Masquerade.

Kids’ carnival

June 20, 2015

10 miles NW

Summer Fun Festival has entertainment, carnival games, food vendors, a kids’ zone, and petting zoo at Riverview Landing in Mableton. Donation.

Caribbean festival

June 20, 2015 (1 to 8 p.m.)

31 miles SE

McDonough Caribbean Cultural Festival features live music, food and a kids’ zone in Alexander Park. Free.

Real Men Cook

June 21, 2015 (3 to 6 p.m.)

0.5 miles west

Sample 150 dishes, hear live music, mix with celebrity chefs, enjoy kids’ activities, and celebrate Father’s Day at Real Men Cook at Georgia World Congress Center.

Father’s Day jazz

June 21, 2015

14 miles north

Bring blankets or chairs for the outdoor Summer Jazz Series at Villa Christina. Free except parking.

Patriotic music

June 26 & 28, 2015

21 miles north

A choir and symphony perform patriotic classics at The Roswell Patriotic Celebration Concert at Roswell United Methodist Church. Free with advance registration.

Athens festival

June 26 - 28, 2015

70 miles NE

AthFest Music & Arts Festival features 100 musical acts, an artists’ market, local films, a club crawl, and a kids’ fest in Athens.

Westview celebration

June 27, 2015

4.8 miles SW

Celebrate the longest day of the year at Westview Summer Solstice Celebration with grilled chicken, pork, music, and field games on Muse Street SW.

Arts festival

June 27 - 28, 2015

2 miles NE

Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival features fine arts and crafts, a street market, children’s play area, food vendors, and live acoustic music at Historic Fourth Ward Park.

Affordable theater

June 2015 (undated)

Atlanta locations

Atlanta Fringe Festival is 20 shows on 5 stages, plus preview and closing parties.

India festival

June 2015 (undated)

5 miles NE

Festival of Chariots includes a colorful parade on Saturday, live music, dance, art, yoga, and exotic foods at Olmsted Linear Park. Free.

Outdoor movies

June 2015 (undated)

9 miles NE

Movies on the Town offers music followed by films on the green in Brookhaven. Free.

Tattoo Expo

June 2015 (undated)

13 miles north

Atlanta Tattoo Expo [scroll down the page] features exceptional tattoo artists, contests, exhibitions, and food vendors at Wyndham Atlanta Galleria.

Battle of the bands

June 2015 (undated)

3 miles west

Hear seven bands of lawyers and vote for your favorite at LawJam: Battle of the Atlanta Lawyers’ Bands at Variety Playhouse.

Restaurant week

June 2015 (undated)

Atlanta locations

Get a lunch or dinner deal from a dozen fine restaurants during CWPR Restaurant Week.

Wine stroll

June 2015 (undated)

39 miles SW

Stroll the streets of downtown Newnan and sample wine in shops during Summer Wined Up.

Small artists’ market

June 2015 (undated)

2.2 miles SW

Browse works by local artists at the Metropolitan Artists’ Market indoors at 675 Metropolitan Pkwy.

Decatur Beach Party

June 2015 (undated)

6 miles NE

Get a ticket to Decatur Beach Party to experience 60 tons of sand on the street, a boardwalk with games, live music, dancing, and a food and beer court.

Craft market

June 2015 (undated)

2 miles SW

Shop from crafters, artists, vintage vendors, and local food vendors at Summer Indie Craft Experience at Ambient Plus Studio. Repeats in Nov.
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June 2015 calendar of events in Atlanta, GA. Best events, fairs, festivals, and things to do in Atlanta, Georgia.