Atlanta events for June 2016. 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 with this calendar of events.

Mileage is from the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

Design events

June 1 - 12, 2016 (begins May 31)

Atlanta locations

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

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

June 2 - 5, 2016

2 miles north

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival celebrates cuisine of the South and other southern regions of the world at Loews Atlanta Hotel in Midtown and nearby tents.

India festival

June 3 - 5, 2016

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.

Soap Box Derby

June 4, 2016

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 4, 2016

25 miles north

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

Beer festival

June 4, 2016

34 miles NE

Gwinnett Beer Fest features 150 craft beers, live music, and food at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville.

Virginia-Highland summer festival

June 4 - 5, 2016

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 4 - 5, 2016

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 4 - 5, 2016 (begins April)

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.

Chicken wing festival

June 4 - 5, 2016

27.7 miles north

Wing & Rock Festival offers chicken wings from local restaurants, two stages of music, arts and crafts vendors, and kids’ activities in Woodstock. Free.

Affordable theater

June 8 - 12, 2016

Atlanta locations

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

Comedy festival

June 8 - 12, 2016

Atlanta locations

Watch 72 national comedians compete at the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival.

Science-fiction convention

June 10 - 12, 2016

Location uncertain

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

Arcade game expo

June 10 - 12, 2016

11.1 miles north

Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo has 250 arcade and pinball games, tabletop games, vendors, speakers, movies, and a tournament at Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel.

Jazz on the Lawn

June 10 - Aug. 5, 2016

4 miles NE

Hear classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, smooth, and blues with a ticket to Jazz on the Lawn at Callanwolde.

Beer benefit

June 11, 2016

5 miles NE

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

Visit private gardens

June 11, 2016

15 miles north

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

Lavender Festival

June 11, 2016

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.

Street-food festival

June 11 - 12, 2016

2 miles NE

Atlanta Street Food Festival showcases the best in local food trucks and local bands at Piedmont Park.

Peachtree Corners Festival

June 11 - 12, 2016

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 11 - 12, 2016

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 11 - 18, 2016

Atlanta locations

The Atlanta Cycling Festival offers bike rides, classes, and parties for riders of all ages and abilities. Atlanta Streets Alive closes Peachtree Street to cars on June 12 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Improvised comedy

June 16 - 19, 2016 (uncertain)

1.2 miles SE

Village Theatre hosts seven local comedy groups, six national comedy groups, and three celebrity comedians during the Atlanta Improv Festival.

African-American parade

June 17 - 19, 2016

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.

Summer beer festival

June 18, 2016 (uncertain)

Location uncertain

Enjoy 200 beers and two stages of live music at Atlanta Summer Beer Fest outdoors.

Cemetery music festival

June 18, 2016

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.

Charity drag show

June 18, 2016

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.

Kids’ carnival

June 18, 2016

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 19, 2016

Greater Atlanta

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

Father’s Day tasting

June 19, 2016

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 19, 2016

19 miles east

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

Athens festival

June 22 - 26, 2016

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.

Westview celebration

June 25, 2016

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

Arts festival

June 25 - 26, 2016

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.

Craft market

June 2016 (undated)

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.

Doctor Who party

June 2016 (undated)

2 miles NE

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

Concerts in the Garden

June 2016 (undated)

2.5 miles NE

See national acts like John Hiatt and the Beach Boys at Concerts in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Battle of the bands

June 2016 (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.

Brookhaven beer festival

June 2016 (undated)

9 miles NE

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

Thursday outdoor movies

June 2016 (undated)

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.

Fashion show

June 2016 (undated)

11 miles NW

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

Tattoo Expo

June 2016 (undated)

13 miles north

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

Friday outdoor movies

June 2016 (undated)

14 miles NW

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

Patriotic music

June 2016 (undated)

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.

Caribbean festival

June 2016 (undated)

31 miles SE

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

Wine stroll in Newnan

June 2016 (undated)

39 miles SW

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

Father’s Day event

June 2016 (undated)

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.

Father’s Day at the aquarium

June 2016 (undated)

0.5 miles NW

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