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 with tastings, dinners, brunch, and classes at Loews Atlanta Hotel in Midtown and nearby tents for age 21+.

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.
  • June 1 - Moana
  • June 8 - Sing
  • June 15 - Back to the Future
  • June 22 - Legally Blonde
  • June 29 - Rudy

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.

Design events

June 2 - 11, 2017

Atlanta locations

Atlanta Design Festival celebrates design excellence and contemporary architecture with home tours, exhibits, talks, activities, and an expo.

Friday outdoor movies

June 2 - July 28, 2017

14 miles NW

See an outdoor movie at the Free Movie Series at Mable House Amphitheatre.
  • June 2 - Moana
  • June 16 - The Lego Batman Movie
  • July 7 - Sing
  • July 14 - Pete’s Dragon
  • July 28 - Finding Dory

Free movies

June 2 - Aug. 26, 2017 (begins May 30)

multiple locations

See free films outdoors at Georgia Movies in the Park.

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 Fest 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.

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 (begins April 15)

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.

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.

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.

Visit private gardens

June 10, 2017

multiple locations

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

Cemetery music festival

June 10, 2017 (noon 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 10, 2017 (7:30 p.m., VIP 6:30)

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 200 beers and wines at Brookhaven Beer Fest, which has live music and food vendors at Brookhaven Park for age 21+.

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.

Mississippi picnic

June 10, 2017 (10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

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.

Lavender Festival

June 10, 2017

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.

Seafood tasting

June 10, 2017 (2 to 6 p.m.)

21.5 miles north

Low Country Boil Festival includes unlimited food with the “culinary essence of Charleston” plus “hand crafted beverages from Louisiana” at Zeal in Marietta.

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 both days, and kids’ activities. Free.

Scottish festival

June 10 - 11, 2017 (music Friday evening)

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 concert on Sept. 30 is in Gainesville.)

Car-free Westside

June 11, 2017 (4 to 8 p.m.)

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 Chattahoochee Avenue NW and southern end is Peachtree Street).

Monthly family festival

June 15, 2017 (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.

Christian music festival

June 15 - 17, 2017

37.5 miles SE

AtlantaFest features a variety of music, Christian speakers, exhibitors, and camping at Strong Rock Christian School in Locust Grove.

Beach party in Decatur

June 16, 2017 (5 to 11 p.m.)

6 miles NE

Summer in the City [formerly Decatur Beach Party] has 60 tons of sand on the street, kids’ activities, bands, carnival food, beer, and wine. Free.

Father’s Day glassblowing

June 16 - 18, 2017

7 miles east

Make a sculpted glass paperweight for Dad during a class at Decatur Glassblowing for age 18+ (or age 10 with an adult). Paperweights must cool until the next day.

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 noon and follows MLK Drive to the festival.

Jazz on the Lawn

June 16 - Aug. 11, 2017 (7:30 to 9 p.m.)

4 miles NE

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

Hip hop day

June 17, 2017

multiple locations

Birthday Bash ATL includes both a free block party 12 to 5 p.m. in Centennial Olympic Park, and a ticketed show 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, two stages of live music, and food for sale at Atlanta Summer Beer Fest at Historic Fourth Ward Park for age 21+.

Hot air balloon festival

June 17, 2017 (3 to 10 p.m.)

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. Rain date is June 18.

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.

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 dishes to taste, live entertainment (Latin, gospel, jazz, R&B), and 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 regular adult or child ticket purchase on Father’s Day at the Zoo at Zoo Atlanta.

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 has 50 musical acts, an artists’ market, a club crawl, and a kids’ fest in Athens.

Bar crawl

June 24, 2017 (1 to 5 p.m.)

3 miles NW

West Midtown Bar Crawl features food and drink specials at nine participating locations.

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.

Pig feast

June 25, 2017 (5 p.m., VIP 4 p.m.)

8.2 miles north

Cochon is a culinary competition that features a stand-up tasting of dozens of chef-prepared dishes paired with wine, beer, and cocktails at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead for age 21+.

Paddleboard race

June 25, 2017

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.
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