Atlanta events June 2018. Things to do in Atlanta.

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Atlanta events June 2018

Candler Park festival

June 1 - 2, 2018
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.

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

June 1 - 3, 2018
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+.

Free movies - parks

June 1 - Sept. 15, 2018
multiple locations
See free films outdoors at Georgia Movies in the Park.
  • June 23 - Peter Rabbit (Canton)
  • June 26 - The Greatest Showman (Cumming)
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Soap Box Derby

June 2, 2018
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 2, 2018
(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 2, 2018
(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+. Free.

Women’s show

June 2 - 3, 2018
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 2 - 3, 2018
0.8 miles south
Shop from crafters, artists, vintage vendors, and local food vendors at Summer Indie Craft Experience at Georgia Freight Depot. Repeats in Nov.

Butterfly festival

June 2 - 3, 2018
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 2 - 3, 2018
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. On the ticket page, enter “castle” in promo box to save 10% on adult or child.

Affordable theater

June 6 - 10, 2018
Atlanta locations
Atlanta Fringe Festival includes 20 theater shows by “adventurous artists” at six venues, plus parties.

Concerts in the Garden

June 6 - Aug. 24, 2018
2.5 miles NE
See national acts at Concerts in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden on June 6, 15, 29; July 13, 27; Aug. 4, 24. (Held in Gainesvile on Sept. 22.) You can order food in advance on the website.

Free movies - Atlantic Station

June 7 - July 19, 2018
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.
  • June 28 - Happy Feet

Free movies - Brookhaven

June 7 - July 26, 2018
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.

Garden party for adults

June 7 - Sept. 27, 2018
(Thurs. 5:30 to 9:30 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 8, 2018
(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 8 - 10, 2018
11.1 miles north
Southern-Fried Gaming Expo has 250 arcade and pinball games, tabletop games, vendors, speakers, movies, and a tournament at Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel.

Free movies - Mableton

June 8 & 22, 2018
(7:30 - 10:30 p.m.)
14 miles NW
See an outdoor movie at the Free Movie Series at Mable House Amphitheatre.
  • June 8 - Jumanji (PG-13)
  • June 22 - The Greatest Showman (PG)

Visit private gardens

June 9, 2018
multiple locations
See seven gardens with hydrangeas in East Cobb and Roswell during the self-guided Garden Tour of The American Hydrangea Society.

Cemetery music festival

June 9, 2018
(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 9, 2018
(7:30 p.m., VIP 6:30 p.m.)
5 miles NE
Rock the Cure offers live music, local beer, great food, and raffle prizes at SweetWater Brewery to support diabetes research.

Brookhaven beer festival

June 9, 2018
(3 to 9 p.m.)
9 miles NE
Sample 150 beers and wines at Brookhaven Beer and Wine Fest, which has live music and food vendors at Brookhaven Park for age 21+. No pets or chairs.

Food & music festival

June 9, 2018
(6:30 to 11 p.m.)
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 9, 2018
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.

Hot air balloon festival

June 9, 2018
(5 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. May be postponed if it rains.

Virginia-Highland summer festival

June 9 - 10, 2018
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.

Peachtree Corners Festival

June 9 - 10, 2018
(and Friday concert)
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.

Chicken wing festival

June 9 - 10, 2018
40.6 miles north
Wing & Rock Fest offers chicken wings from local restaurants, an eating contest, live music, arts and crafts vendors, and a kids’ zone at Etowah River Park in Canton. Bring chairs or blankets. Free.

Scottish festival

June 9 - 10, 2018
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 Westside

June 10, 2018
(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 on a 3.6-mile stretch of street from downtown to Underwood Hills (Marietta Street & Howell Mill Road). Free.

British car show

June 10, 2018
(12 to 4 p.m.)
23 miles north
The members of a dozen car clubs will park British cars at Peachtree Corners Festival to celebrate Atlanta British Motorcar Day. Parade of cars at 3:30 p.m. Free.

Christian music festival

June 14 - 16, 2018
12.5 miles west
AtlantaFest features a variety of music, Christian speakers, rides, and a water park at Six Flags Over Georgia.

Summer jazz

June 15, 2018
(8 p.m.)
3.9 miles SW
Hear great jazz once a month from June to September during Jazz Matters at The Wren’s Nest.

Ticket deal $10

Beach party in Decatur

June 15, 2018
(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.

African-American music & parade

June 15 - 17, 2018
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.

Jazz on the Lawn

June 15 - Aug. 10, 2018
(Fridays 7:30 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. Cash bar and BBQ food for sale. Dates in 2018: June 15, 29; July 13, 27; Aug. 10.

Summer beer festival

June 16, 2018
(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+.

New classical music

June 16, 2018
(3 to 11 p.m.)
2.1 miles east
Watch six performances of “music that’s vibrant, engaging, and not yet widely known” at the New Music Festival, surrounded by visual art in Whitespace Gallery. Donation. Schedule.

Hank Williams night

June 16, 2018
(8 p.m.)
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.

Hip hop show

June 16, 2018
(7 to 11 p.m.)
6.8 miles south
Birthday Bash ATL is at Lakewood Amphitheatre.

Caribbean festival

June 16, 2018
(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.

Kids’ carnival

June 16, 2018
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.

Grilled Cheese Festival

June 16 - 17, 2018
(12 to 6 p.m.)
10 miles NE
Your entry fee includes three samples and you can buy more for $1 to $4, and then vote for your favorites at Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival, with “food trucks, brews, live local music, and all kinds of contests and activities” at Brookhaven Park. Saturday is only age 21+. Held in June & October.

Father’s Day restaurants

June 17, 2018
Greater Atlanta
OpenTable lists restaurants that offer special brunch, lunch, and dinner menus on Father’s Day.

Father’s Day tasting

June 17, 2018
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 17, 2018
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 21, 2018
(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.

Formal dinner

June 23, 2018
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 23, 2018
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.

Canadian party

June 23, 2018
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.

Family wellness festival

June 23, 2018
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.

Paddleboard race

June 24, 2018
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 29 & July 1, 2018
(7:30 to 9 p.m.)
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.

Fourth of July - Six Flags

June 30 - July 4, 2018
12.5 miles west
See fireworks every night at dusk during July 4th Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia.