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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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 (June 3 preview party)

Atlanta locations

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

Enlightenment festival

June 5 - 7, 2015

0.2 miles NE

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

India festival

June 5 - 7, 2015

5 miles NE

The highlight of Festival of Chariots is the colorful parade that circles Centennial Park on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. 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.

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 CountryFest after dark with beer, wine, local restaurant food, and music in historic downtown Alpharetta.

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.

Fashion show

June 7, 2015

11 miles NW

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

Doctor Who party

June 12, 2015

2 miles NE

Time Lord Party has music, entertainment, and a costume contest for age 18+ at The Masquerade.

Wine stroll in Newnan

June 12, 2015

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.

Color run

June 13, 2015

1.7 miles south

Color Fun Fest combines a daytime or nighttime glowing 5K run, colored cornstarch of Holi Festival, and electronic dance music at Turner Field.
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Cemetery music festival

June 13, 2015

2 miles SE

Tunes from the Tombs features a dozen local bands playing all genres of music in and among the monuments, mausoleums, and gardens of Oakland Cemetery. Food trucks and beverages available.

Glowing night race

June 13, 2015

2.2 miles NE

A Firefly Run ticket gets you a T-shirt, a 5K run/walk, 2 glowing LED bands, and after party with costume contest at Piedmont Park.

African-American parade

June 13, 2015

2.5 miles west

Juneteenth Atlanta Parade begins at Booker T. Washington High School and goes west 1 mile on MLK Drive to music and vendors in Mozley Park. Free.

Charity drag show

June 13, 2015

8 miles SE

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

Brookhaven beer festival

June 13, 2015

9 miles NE

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

Visit private gardens

June 13, 2015

15 miles north

See five gardens with hydrangeas on the Garden Tour of The American Hydrangea Society in Sandy Springs.

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 (concert June 12)

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.

Cocktails at the aquarium

June 19, 2015

0.5 miles NW

Adults can wander Georgia Aquarium enjoying live music, cocktails, and tapas at Sips Under the Sea. The theme is “Roaring ’20s.” Bring age 21 ID.

Arcade game expo

June 19 - 21, 2015

9.2 miles NE

Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo features 200 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.

Father’s Day event

June 20, 2015

0.1 miles NE

Honoring Our Fathers is an awards and fundraising jazz brunch that celebrates fatherhood, mentorship, and service in the Grand Atrium at 200 Peachtree St.

Concerts in the Garden

June 20, 2015 (all dates below)

2.5 miles NE

See national acts like John Hiatt and the Beach Boys at Concerts in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. June 20; July 23, 24; Aug. 7, 21, 22, 28.

Summer beer festival

June 20, 2015

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

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.

Father’s Day restaurants

June 21, 2015

Greater Atlanta

OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special brunch, lunch, and dinner menus on Father’s Day.

Father’s Day at the aquarium

June 21, 2015

0.5 miles NW

Dad enters free with any adult or child ticket purchase as a Father's Day Promotion at Georgia Aquarium.

Father’s Day tasting

June 21, 2015

0.5 miles NW

Family Food Festival is a new event that promises 100 dishes to taste, live entertainment (Latin, gospel, jazz, R&B) plus a kids’ zone at Georgia Aquarium.

Father’s Day Car Show

June 21, 2015

19 miles east

See vintage cars at the Father’s Day Car Show at Stone Mountain Park, free with paid parking.

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.

Thursday outdoor movies

June 25 - July 30, 2015

9 miles NE

Bring a blanket for family-friendly Movies on the Town at dusk on the green space at Town Brookhaven. Do not bring chairs, coolers, food, drinks, or pets. Free.

Jazz on the Lawn

June 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.

Friday outdoor movies

June 26, 2015

14 miles NW

See an outdoor movie at Mable House Amphitheatre. Admission is free, or buy a reserved center seat.

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.

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.