Atlanta events June 2019. Things to do in Atlanta.

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Atlanta events June 2019

Candler Park festival

June 1, 2019
(begins May 31)
3.5 miles east
Candler Park Music & Food Festival has a first-rate music lineup, food trucks, full bars, and arts & crafts vendors. No pets.

Soap Box Derby

June 1, 2019
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 1, 2019
25 miles north
Celebrate Alpharetta Brew Moon Fest after dark with beer, wine, local restaurant food, and music in historic downtown Alpharetta.

Women’s show

June 1 - 2, 2019
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.

Craft market

June 1- 2, 2019
1.7 miles NE
Shop from crafters, artists, vintage vendors, and local food vendors at Summer Indie Craft Experience at Yaarab Temple. Repeats in Nov.

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

June 1 - 2, 2019
(begins May 30)
2 miles north
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival celebrates cuisine of the South and other southern regions of the world with tasting tents, full meals, and classes in and near Loews Atlanta Hotel in Midtown for age 21+.

Virginia-Highland summer festival

June 1 - 2, 2019
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.

Visit a designer home

June 1 - 2, 2019
(begins May 9)
5.9 miles north
Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens is a tour of a newly built Buckhead residence featuring the talents and creativity of 20 interior designers plus landscape architects. Also see related events. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

Butterfly festival

June 1 - 2, 2019
22 miles north
Flying Colors Butterfly Festival features the release of hundreds of butterflies (unless it rains), a butterfly encounter, butterfly crafts, face painting, live music, and food trucks at Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. Free shuttle bus to offsite parking. No pets.

Renaissance festival

June 1 - 2, 2019
(begins April 13)
24 miles SW
See knights and maidens, dine on turkey legs and ale, and shop from 150 artisans at Georgia Renaissance Festival, a medieval amusement park open weekends & Memorial Day in Fairburn.

Ticket deal $17 (child $9)

Game festival

June 1 - 2, 2019
(begins May 30)
26 miles north
Enjoy playing board games for four days at the Atlanta Game Fest at Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta. Repeats in Oct.

Concerts in the Garden

June 2 - Aug. 25, 2019
(begins May 24)
2.5 miles NE
See national acts at Concerts in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden. You can pre-order food on the website. The final concert on Aug. 25 is in Gainesville.

Affordable theater

June 5 - 9, 2019
Atlanta locations
Atlanta Fringe Festival includes 20 theater shows by “adventurous artists” at six venues, plus parties.

Garden party for adults

June 6 - Oct. 24, 2019
(Thurs. 5:30 p.m.)
2.5 miles NE
Cocktails in the Garden invites you to explore a different corner of the garden each week as you stroll with a cocktail, hear live music, and play games at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Admission fee, cash bar.

Wine stroll in Newnan

June 7, 2019
39 miles SW
Stroll the streets of downtown Newnan and sample wine in shops during Summer Wined-Up.

Hot air balloon festival

June 7 - 8, 2019
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. May be postponed if it rains.

Peachtree Corners Festival

June 7 - 9, 2019
20 miles NE
Peachtree Corners Festival [website has sound] features craft & food vendors, entertainment, live music, car shows both days, and kids’ activities. Free.

Musical comedy about Christian boy band

June 7 - 22, 2019
18.6 miles NW
Altar Boyz is a “foot-stomping, rafter-raising, musical comedy about a fictitious Christian boy-band on the last night of their national tour” at Lyric Studio on the Square in Marietta.

Ticket deal $13


June 7 - 23, 2019
17.3 miles NW
Oliver is a popular musical about a London orphan, based on the classic book Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre in Marietta.

Ticket deal $15 to $29

Free movies - parks

June 7 - Sept. 6, 2019
(begins May 25)
multiple locations
See free films outdoors at Georgia Movies in the Park in Canton, Cumming, and Dawsonville.
  • June 7 - Small Feet (Dawsonville: Lake)
  • June 8 - Ralph Breaks the Internet (Canton)
  • June 11 - The Lego Movie 2 (Cumming)
  • June 15 - Train Dragon: Hidden World (Woodstock)
  • June 25 - Aquaman (Cumming)

Visit private gardens

June 8, 2019
multiple locations
See five private gardens with hydrangeas in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs during the self-guided Garden Tour of The American Hydrangea Society, rain or shine.

Cemetery music festival

June 8, 2019
(12:30 to 8 p.m.)
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 are available, plus kids’ activities. Children under age 4 are free.

Beer benefit

June 8, 2019
5 miles NE
Rock the Cure offers live music, local beer, great food, and raffle prizes at SweetWater Brewery to support diabetes research.

Food & music festival

June 8, 2019
14 miles north
Food That Rocks features samples from 20 local restaurants, live music, and a tent with wine, beer, and cocktail tastes in Sandy Springs for age 21+.

Lavender Festival

June 8, 2019
21 miles north
Shop from vendors (art, crafts, antiques, food), learn about lavender, make crafts, check out the children’s activities, and hear local musicians at the Roswell Lavender Festival at Barrington Hall in Roswell. Free.

Scottish festival

June 8 - 9, 2019
98 miles north
Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games is about athletic games, bagpipes and drums, Scottish dancing, food, music, and historical demonstrations in Blairsville. No pets or alcohol.

Car-free streets

June 9, 2019
multiple locations
You can walk, run, or bike down the middle of the road during Atlanta Streets Alive, which offers free entertainment and activities for all ages on three days.
  • April 7 - Peachtree Street
  • June 9 - Cross-city
  • Sept. 29 - Southwest

African-American music & parade

June 14 - 16, 2019
3.6 miles SW
Juneteenth is a free three-day music festival with vendors and children’s activities at Mozley Park. On Saturday, a parade leaves Morris Brown College at noon and follows MLK Drive to the festival. The festival ends Sunday night with fireworks.

Hip hop show

June 15, 2019
0.6 miles SW
Birthday Bash ATL will be held at State Farm Arena.

Summer beer festival

June 15, 2019
1.7 miles NE
A ticket to Atlanta Summer Beer Fest includes samples of 200 kinds of beer, wine, and cider, with live music and food for sale at Historic Fourth Ward Park for age 21+.

Fried chicken festival

June 15, 2019
3 miles NE
ATL CluckFest promises the “best fried chicken dishes” from 25 restaurants at Atlantic Station. Your ticket includes three samples of 3 ounces each, and you also can purchase full servings.

Formal dinner

June 15, 2019
11 miles NW
Your ticket to the Black Tie Gala includes a plated dinner, a speaker, and entertainment at Cobb Galleria Centre, and it supports charity.

Mississippi picnic

June 15, 2019
11.7 miles north
Mississippi in the Park has live music and authentic food (fried catfish, chicken nuggets, coleslaw, corn nuggets, hushpuppies, tea, and cake) at Chastain Park.

Lantern parade

June 15, 2019
18 miles north
Attend a lantern-making workshop, or bring your own lantern, or just watch the Sandy Springs Lantern Parade, which goes from Steel Canyon Golf Club to Morgan Falls Overlook Park. Free.

Caribbean festival

June 15, 2019
(1 to 8 p.m.)
31 miles SE
McDonough Caribbean Cultural Festival features live music, food, vendors, games, and a kids’ zone in Alexander Park. Free.

Father’s Day restaurants

June 16, 2019
Greater Atlanta
OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special brunch, lunch, and dinner menus on Father’s Day.

Father’s Day tasting

June 16, 2019
0.9 miles south
Family Food Fest Atlanta offers food tasting and live R&B music at Georgia Railroad Freight Depot.

Father’s Day at the Zoo

June 16, 2019
4 miles NW
Dad enters free with any regular adult or child ticket purchase on Father’s Day at the Zoo at Zoo Atlanta.

Monthly family festival

June 20, 2019
(5 to 9 p.m.)
22 miles north
Alive in Roswell has live bands, food trucks, craft beer, vendors, kids’ games, entertainment, and socializing in three locations connected by a free trolley (on Canton Street, in Roswell Square, and behind city hall). Free.

Beach party in Decatur

June 21, 2019
(5 to 11 p.m.)
6 miles NE
Summer in the City [formerly Decatur Beach Party] has 80 tons of sand on the street, kids’ activities, live music, food trucks, beer, and wine. Mostly free.

New classical music

June 29, 2019
(12 to 10 p.m.)
2.1 miles east
Watch six performances of “music that’s vibrant, engaging, and not yet widely known” at YInMn Atlanta [formerly New Music Festival], surrounded by visual art in Whitespace Gallery. Donation.

Free movies - Atlantic Station

June 2019
Atlanta city parks
Watch Movies in Central Park beginning at sundown (usually 8:30 p.m.). It’s best to arrive early with a blanket or lawn chair. Free.

Hank Williams night

June 2019
2.8 miles NE
Hear eight bands play songs by the country-music legend during Hank Williams Tribute at The Star Community Bar for $10.

Short plays in Hapeville

June 2019
8 miles south
Tapas III: The Reckoning is a festival of 10-minute plays performed by the Academy Theatre at Hapeville Performing Arts Center.

Free movies - Brookhaven

June 2019
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.

Free movies - Mableton

June 2019
14 miles NW
See an outdoor movie at the Free Movie Series at Mable House Amphitheatre.

Canadian party

June 2019
16.3 miles north
Come celebrate Canada, eh? Atlanta Canada Fest features Canadian food, Canadian musicians, and street hockey for the kids at Meehan’s Public House in Sandy Springs. Children under age 16 are free.

Paddleboard race

June 2019
20.7 miles north
Stand Up for the Hooch is a race that goes 2 and 6 miles on the Chattahoochee River from Morgan Falls Overlook Park in Sandy Springs. Free for spectators.

Patriotic concert

June 2019
21 miles north
A choir and symphony perform patriotic classics at the Patriotic Celebration Concert at Roswell United Methodist Church. Free but get tickets in advance.

Family wellness festival

June 2019
31 miles NE
Spring Into Summer at 6 p.m. features wellness exhibitors and family activities, plus a 3K glow-in-the-dark walk/run for $10 at 8:30 p.m., followed by a free movie on the lawn at roughly 9 p.m. in Lawrenceville.

Kids’ carnival

June 2019
32 miles NE
Summer Fun Festival has entertainment, arts & crafts, food vendors, games, a kids’ zone, and a petting zoo at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. Admission is $5 if older than 2 years. Bring a chair or blanket.

Fourth of July - Six Flags

June 2019
12.5 miles west
See fireworks every night at dusk during July 4th Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia.

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