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.

Affordable theater

June 4 - 7, 2015

Atlanta locations

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

A play about good & evil

June 4 - 7, 2015

2.2 miles north

Colorful characters take a bus ride to heaven in The Great Divorce, which is a witty fantasy by C. S. Lewis at Alliance Theatre.

Discount tickets.

Outdoor movies

June 4 - July 30, 2015 (Thursdays)

9 miles NE

Family-friendly Movies on the Town begin at dusk on the green in Brookhaven, starting May 28. Free. [They will post the movie schedule by May 1.]

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.

India festival

June 5 - 7, 2015

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.

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.


June 6, 2015 (also May 16)

15 miles NE

Watch the Atlanta Silverbacks play a home game.

Discount tickets.

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 (6:30 to 11 p.m.)

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 Gwinnett Center for ages 50+.

Craft market

June 6 - 7, 2015

1 mile south

Shop from crafters, artists, vintage vendors, and local food vendors at Summer Indie Craft Experience at Georgia Freight Depot. Repeats in Nov.

Virginia-Highland summer festival

June 6 - 7, 2015

4 miles NE

Summerfest includes 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.
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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.

Fashion show

June 7, 2015 (5 to 9 p.m.)

11 miles NW

See glamorous designs at Glitz, Glam and Fashion for a Purpose at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Wine stroll

June 12, 2015 (5 to 9 p.m.)

39 miles SW

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

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 Holiday Inn North Perimeter.

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 local musicians performing all genres of music in and among the monuments, mausoleums, and gardens of Oakland Cemetery. Food trucks and beverages available.

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.

Brookhaven beer festival

June 13, 2015 (3 to 8 p.m.)

9 miles NE

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

Lavender Festival

June 13, 2015

21 miles north

Shop from vendors (art, crafts, antiques, food), learn about lavender, make crafts, and visit the beer & wine garden at the Roswell Lavender Festival at Barrington Hall in Roswell. Free.

Peachtree Corners Festival

June 13 - 14, 2015

20 miles NE

Peachtree Corners Festival 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.

Decatur Beach Party

June 19, 2015

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.

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.

Tattoo Expo

June 19 - 21, 2015

13 miles north

Atlanta Tattoo Expo features exceptional tattoo artists, contests, exhibitions, and food vendors at Wyndham Atlanta Galleria.

Summer beer festival

June 20, 2015 (4 to 9 p.m.)

2.5 miles NE

Enjoy 200 beers and 2 stages of live music at Atlanta Summer Beer Fest outdoors at The Masquerade.

Westview celebration

June 20, 2015

3.5 miles SW

Celebrate the longest day of the year at Westview Summer Solstice Celebration with grilled chicken, pork, music, and field games in Westview Village

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.

Kids’ carnival

June 20, 2015

32 miles NE

Summer Fun Festival has entertainment, carnival games, food vendors, a kids’ zone, and petting zoo at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. Donation.

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.

Restaurant week

June 22 - 29, 2015

Atlanta locations

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

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 24 - 28, 2015

70 miles NE

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

Battle of the bands

June 27, 2015 (7 p.m.)

3 miles west

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

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.
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June 2015 calendar of events in Atlanta, GA. Best events, fairs, festivals, and things to do in Atlanta, Georgia.