Atlanta events for June 2017. 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.

Distance is from the Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

June 1 - 4, 2017

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.

Shakespeare comedy

June 1 - 11, 2017 (begins May 25)

0.6 miles north

Two friends love the same woman in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Shakespeare’s comedy about first love by Atlanta Shakespeare Company. Discount tickets $8 to $17.

Thursday outdoor movies

June 1 - July 27, 2017

9 miles NE

Bring a blanket or chairs for family-friendly Movies on the Town at dusk on the green space at Town Brookhaven. No coolers, food, drinks, or pets. Free. Dates in 2017: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & July 13, 20, 27.


June 1 - Aug. 31, 2017

multiple locations

These discount ticket prices include all taxes and fees.

Music & food festival

June 2 - 3, 2017

3.5 miles east

Candler Park Music & Food Festival offers live music, food trucks, and a Saturday 5K race. Free entry.

Friday outdoor movies

June 2 - July 28, 2017

14 miles NW

See an outdoor movie at the Free Movie Series at Mable House Amphitheatre on June 2, 16 and July 7, 14, 28.

Charity drag show

June 3, 2017

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.

Soap Box Derby

June 3, 2017 (rain date June 4)

16 miles NE

North Georgia Soap Box Derby [formerly 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 3, 2017 (6:30 to 11 p.m.)

25 miles north

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

Seniors expo

June 3, 2017 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

27 miles NE

Generations Expo has health screenings and service vendors (health, finance, education, travel, housing) at Infinite Energy Forum in Duluth for ages 50+.

Women’s show

June 3 - 4, 2017

0.5 miles west

Atlanta Ultimate Women’s Expo [website has sound] features keynote speakers, shopping, classes, and a beauty lounge at Georgia World Congress Center. Discount tickets $3.75.

Craft market

June 3 - 4, 2017

2 miles north

Shop from crafters, artists, vintage vendors, and local food vendors at Summer Indie Craft Experience at Colony Square. Repeats in Nov.

Virginia-Highland summer festival

June 3 - 4, 2017

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 3 - 4, 2017

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 3 - 4, 2017 (weekends from April 15)

24 miles SW

See knights and maidens, dine on turkey legs and ale, shop from 150 artisans at Georgia Renaissance Festival, a medieval amusement park with entertainment on weekends and Memorial Day in Fairburn. Discount tickets $15.

Chicken wing festival

June 3 - 4, 2017

40.6 miles north

Wing & Rock Festival offers chicken wings from local restaurants, live music, arts and crafts vendors, and kids’ activities at Etowah River Park in Canton. Free.

Design events

June 3 - 11, 2017

Atlanta locations

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

Powerful black women

June 14 - 27, 2017

2.6 miles north

The award-winning wartime drama Eclipsed is about five Liberian women who struggle to negotiate power, protection, and peace in a tale of hope and resilience at Synchronicity Theatre. Discount tickets $15.

Wine stroll in Newnan

June 9, 2017 (5 to 9 p.m.)

39 miles SW

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

Arcade game expo

June 9 - 11, 2017

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.

Cemetery music festival

June 10, 2017

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.

Beer benefit

June 10, 2017

5 miles NE

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

Brookhaven beer festival

June 10, 2017 (3 to 8 p.m.)

9 miles NE

Sample 150 beers, hear live music, and visit food vendors at Brookhaven Beer Fest for age 21+. No chairs or pets.

Air show

June 10, 2017 (12 to 5 p.m.)

11.1 miles NE

Good Neighbor Day Airshow and Open House features airplanes up close and in the air, aerobatics, vendors, and rides for sale at DeKalb Peachtree Airport. Free except parking.

Visit private gardens

June 10, 2017

15 miles north

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

Lavender Festival

June 10, 2017

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 10 - 11, 2017

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 10 - 11, 2017

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 10 - 17, 2017

Atlanta locations

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

Concerts in the Garden

June 10 - Sept. 30, 2017

2.5 miles NE

See national acts at Concerts in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden. The concerts on June 10 and Sept. 30 are in Gainesville.

Car-free Westside

June 11, 2017

Location is 0.4 miles south

Walk, run, or bike on the Westside during Atlanta Streets Alive, with entertainment and activities for all ages. It happens on Howell Mill Road and Marietta Street (northern end is Huff Rd. NW and southern end is Peachtree St.).

Christian music festival

June 15 - 17, 2017

37.7 miles SE

AtlantaFest attracts a young crowd to hear two dozen artists play for three days on multiple stages, with a 5K run, a kids’ zone, and camping in Locust Grove.

Decatur Beach Party

June 16, 2017

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.

African-American music & parade

June 16 - 18, 2017

3.6 miles SW

Juneteenth is a free three-day music festival at Morris Brown College. A Saturday parade leaves Mozley Park at 1 p.m. and follows MLK Drive to the festival.

Jazz on the Lawn

June 16 - Aug. 11, 2017

4 miles NE

Hear classic and contemporary jazz, swing, fusion, smooth, and blues with a ticket to Jazz on the Lawn at Callanwolde. Dates in 2017: June 16, 30; July 14, 28; Aug. 11.

Father’s Day breakfast

June 17, 2017 (9 a.m.)

0 miles

Honoring Our Fathers is an awards and fundraising jazz breakfast that celebrates fatherhood, mentorship, and service at the Commerce Club on Saturday.

Hip hop weekend

June 17, 2017

multiple locations

Birthday Bash ATL includes both a free block party Sat. 12 to 5 p.m. in Centennial Olympic Park, and a ticketed show Sat. 7 to 11 p.m. in Philips Arena.

Summer beer festival

June 17, 2017 (4 to 9 p.m.)

1.7 miles NE

Enjoy 200 beers and two stages of live music at Atlanta Summer Beer Fest at Historic Fourth Ward Park.

Hot air balloon festival

June 17, 2017 (rain date June 18)

29 miles south

See hot air balloons up close, watch them glow, and take a tethered ride at Balloons Over Fayette, which also has a kids’ zone, food, and crafts in Fayetteville.

Caribbean festival

June 17, 2017 (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 17, 2017 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

32 miles NE

Summer Fun Festival has entertainment, fun games, food vendors, a kids’ zone, and a petting zoo at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. Donate money or school supplies.

Magic show

June 17 - 18, 2017

0.4 miles west

Ivan Amodei involves the audience in his entertaining 90-minute magic show Intimate Illusions, with live cello accompaniment at Omni Atlanta Hotel. Discount tickets $25 to $55.

Father’s Day restaurants

June 18, 2017

Greater Atlanta

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

Father’s Day tasting

June 18, 2017

0.9 miles south

Family Food Fest features 100 dishes to taste, live entertainment (Latin, gospel, jazz, R&B) plus a kids’ zone at Georgia Railroad Freight Depot.

Father’s Day at the Zoo

June 18, 2017

4 miles NW

Dad enters free with any adult or child ticket purchase on Father’s Day at the Zoo at Zoo Atlanta.

Father’s Day racing

June 18, 2017

multiple locations

Dads Race Free with the purchase of a race of equal or greater value at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games in Marietta and Roswell.

Father’s Day Car Show

June 18, 2017

19 miles east

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

Science-fiction convention

June 23 - 25, 2017

Location uncertain

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

Patriotic music

June 23 & 25, 2017

21 miles north

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

Athens festival

June 23 - 25, 2017

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 24, 2017

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 24 - 25, 2017

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. Free.

Zine festival

June 2017 (undated)

0.7 miles SW

A zine is a cheap, self-published, underground publication. Atlanta Zine Fest has vendors, guest speakers, and workshops at Eyedrum. Free.

Bar crawl

June 2017 (undated)

2.5 miles NW

West Midtown Sip & Stroll includes food and drink specials at five bars.

Tasting in the park

June 2017 (undated)

6 miles NE

A ticket to Grillin’ & Chillin’ includes live jazz, food from the grill, and cocktails in The Park at Emory Point, 1579 Avenue Place.

Hamburgers and beer

June 2017 (undated)

10 miles NE

Get a ticket to sample five hamburgers, or buy them separately with Budweiser beer at Bud-n-Burgers Festival in Brookhaven Park. Free entry.
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