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Atlanta events June 2019

Candler Park festival

June 1, 2019
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
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
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
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.

Game festival

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

Tiny house festival

June 1 - 2, 2019
26.4 miles NE
See 15 tiny homes and meet the builders during the Atlanta Great American Tiny House Show, with vendor booths at the Infinite Energy Center. Expect lines.

Affordable theater

June 6 - 9, 2019
Atlanta locations
Atlanta Fringe Festival includes 20 theater shows by “adventurous artists” at six venues, plus parties.

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.

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 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

Free concerts in Sandy Springs

June 9 - Sept. 8, 2019 (7 to 8:30 p.m.)
14.5 miles north
Concerts by the Springs are held on one Sunday a month at Heritage Green, 6110 Blue Stone Road. Bring food and drinks, or buy them onsite. Beach chairs and blankets are welcome. Free.

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 (4 to 8 p.m.)
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 (12 to 6 p.m.)
2.5 miles NE
ATL Chicken + Beer Festival [formerly ATL CluckFest] promises the “best fried chicken dishes” from 25 restaurants at Piedmont Park. Your ticket includes three samples of 3 ounces each, and you also can purchase full servings.

Glassblowing open house

June 15, 2019 (6 to 10 p.m.)
7 miles east
Watch glassblowing demonstrations at the family friendly Anniversary Party, with snacks, drinks, music, and art for sale at Decatur Glassblowing. Free.

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. People gather at 7:30 p.m. and the parade begins at 9 p.m. 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.

African-American music & parade

June 16, 2019
1.1 miles west
Juneteenth is a free three-day music festival with vendors and children’s activities at Home Depot Backyard. On Saturday, a parade leaves Gordon Terrace SW at 10 a.m. and follows MLK Drive to the festival. The festival ends Sunday night with fireworks.

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.

A surprising play about race

June 17 - 30, 2019
2.6 miles north
Can a racist who is thrust into an African-American family be changed and redeemed? Hands of Color “examines the issue of racism and how it is inevitably dismantled and unraveled in the face of pure love and innocence” at Synchronicity Theatre.

Ticket deal $15

Family puppet show

June 18 - July 28, 2019
2.5 miles north
True love prevails in this new version of Beauty and the Beast, which “hip-hops its way into a modern day city complete with alley cats, beauty shops, and exercise videos” at the Center for Puppetry Arts for age 4+.

Ticket deal $12

Shakespeare for families

June 19, 2019 (10 a.m.)
32 miles NE
Midsummer Jr. is a 45-minute version of the comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” performed with puppets, live music, and silly props at Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville.

Ticket deal $5.50

Modern comedy

June 20, 2019 (11 a.m.)
3 miles NE
A conservative baker is asked to make a lesbian wedding cake in The Cake, a humorous and emotional play about morals, judgment, and family at Horizon Theatre.

Ticket deal $15

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.

Oliver

June 20 - 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 - Atlantic Station

June 20 & 27, 2019 (Thursdays 8 p.m.)
Atlanta city parks
Watch Movies in the District beginning at dusk (usually 8:30 p.m.). It’s best to arrive early with a blanket or lawn chair. Free.

Shakespeare comedy

June 20 - July 14, 2019
0.6 miles north
As You Like It is a romantic comedy of mischievous misunderstandings, pleasing poetry, and hilarious happenings at Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse.

Ticket deal $8 to $19

Garden party for adults

June 20 - Oct. 24, 2019 (Thurs. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
2.5 miles NE
Cocktails in the Garden invites you to explore 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.

Beach party in Decatur

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

Short plays in Hapeville

June 21 - 23, 2019
8 miles south
Tapas IV: The Great Divide is a festival of 10-minute plays performed by the Academy Theatre at Hapeville Performing Arts Center.

Ticket deal $7

Schoolhouse Rock

June 21 - 23, 2019
26.6 miles north
Your favorite campy childhood jingles like “Just a Bill” (video) and "Conjunction Junction" come to life during Schoolhouse Rock Live at Act1 Theater in Alpharetta.

Ticket deal $15

Women’s drama/comedy

June 21 - 29, 2019
7.6 miles NE
Nine women show up for a baby shower in the idyllic city of Morningside, each with her own secrets and emotional issues to resolve at OnStage Atlanta.

Ticket deal $10 to $12

Tony Award for Best Play

June 21 - July 7, 2019
18.6 miles NW
A black family moves to the white side of Chicago in the classic 1950s drama “A Raisin in the Sun.” Now see the same family just prior to their move (in Act 1) and 50 years later (in Act 2) of the 2010 play Clybourne Park at Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square.

Ticket deal $19

The story of Pocahontas

June 21 - Sept. 1, 2019
32.9 miles SW
Pocahontas is about to leave her beloved home in Virginia to begin a new chapter with her husband in England, in this play that “explores self-reflection and healing by reconnecting to one’s past” on the forest stage of Serenbe Playhouse in Chattahoochee Hills.

Ticket deal $15

Free concerts in Sandy Springs

June 21 - Sept. 27, 2019 (Fridays 6:30 p.m.)
14.6 miles north
Bring a blanket or lawn chair, food and drinks (except alcohol, which is sold onsite), and money for food trucks to City Green Live for free concerts on select Fridays.

Ghost Tours

June 21 - Sept. 28, 2019
32 miles NE
Ghost Tours feature “Lawrenceville’s most interesting places and the stories behind its most bizarre events, hauntingly told with the charm and personality of a real Southern storyteller.” This 90-minute walking tour goes one mile and departs from Aurora Theatre.

Ticket deal $6

Burlesque light show

June 22, 2019 (9 p.m.)
3 miles NE
Watch eight acts that all feature light in some way, including LED lights, black light, and fire, during Illicitly Illuminated at the Red Light Cafe for age 21+.

Ticket deal $10

Canadian party

June 22, 2019 (noon)
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.

Concerts in Alpharetta parks

June 22 - Sept. 14, 2019 (Saturdays 7:30 p.m.)
24.9 miles north
Bring a blanket and a picnic to hear “family-friendly performances by different Alpharetta based entertainment groups” at Brooke Street Park Summer Concert Series. Free.

Paddleboard race

June 23, 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.

Free movies - parks

June 25 - Sept. 6, 2019
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)

Uplifting musical

June 26 - 30, 2019
1 mile north
With incredible kindness, the people of Newfoundland welcomed 7,000 airline passengers stranded for days when all flights were grounded on 9/11. Come from Away “is a musical that changes you, heals old wounds, and lifts the spirit” at Fox Theatre.

Ticket deal $30

Free movies - Mableton

June 26 - July 24, 2019 (doors 7:30 p.m., movie dusk)
14 miles NW
See an outdoor movie at the Free Movie Series at Mable House Amphitheatre.
  • June 12 - Black Panther
  • June 26 - Spiderman in the Spider-Verse

French dinner & cooking class

June 28, 2019 (7 to 9:30 p.m.)
14.6 miles north
Begin with wine and appetizers, help the chef prepare dinner, and then dine with wine and dessert during the $90 Classic Cut Series: Parisian Steak Bistro at Vino Venue in Dunwoody.

Men vs. bulls in Gainvesville

June 28 - 29, 2019
53 miles NE
Watch talented bullfighters trying to win points by exhibiting style and control as they maneuver around and jump over bulls in the Bullfighters Only Southern Classic at Chicopee Woods Agriculture Center.

Patriotic concert

June 28 & 30, 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.

Concerts in the Garden

June 28 - Aug. 25, 2019
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 concerts on July 27 & Aug. 25 are in Gainesville.

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.

Hip hop

June 29, 2019 (8 p.m.)
12 miles north
Grammy winner Common performs his hit songs plus new selections with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in the amphitheatre at Chastain Park.

Ticket deal $56 to $64

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