Atlanta events June 2018. Things to do in Atlanta.

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Atlanta events June 2018

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

June 1 - 3, 2018
(begins May 31)
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+.

Free movies

June 1 - Sept. 15, 2018
(begins May 26)
multiple locations
See free films outdoors at Georgia Movies in the Park in Canton, Cumming, and Dawsonville.
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The story of Sam Cooke

June 2, 2018
10.9 miles SW
Sam Cooke was the celebrated singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur responsible for hits like “Chain Gang” and “You Send Me.” A Change ‘Gon Come tells his story and presents his music at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur.

Ticket deal $20 VIP

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, a butterfly encounter, butterfly crafts, face painting, a costume parade, live music, and food trucks at Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell.

Renaissance festival

June 2 - 3, 2018
(weekends from April 14)
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

Country pop superstar

June 4, 2018
(7:30 p.m.)
26.4 miles NE
Shania Twain (You’re Still the One; From this Moment On; Any Man of Mine) performs her biggest hits and new songs at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.

Ticket deal $75 to $115

Charming musical

June 6 - 7, 2018
(7:30 p.m.)
0.2 miles south
Set in a drought-ridden rural town in the 1930s, 110 in the Shade is about a family that’s desperate for rain and seeking a husband for its daughter, with both hopes pinned on a fast-talking newcomer, at Theatrical Outfit.

Ticket deal $22 to $30

Affordable theater

June 6 - 10, 2018
Atlanta locations
Atlanta Fringe Festival includes 20 shows at six venues, plus parties.

Thursday outdoor movies

June 7 - July 26, 2018
(Thursdays except July 5)
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.

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. (Also in Gainesvile on May 5 and Sept. 22.)

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.

Visit private gardens

June 9, 2018
multiple locations
See five gardens with hydrangeas on the Garden Tour of The American Hydrangea Society.

Cemetery music festival

June 9, 2018
(noon to 6 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
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 9, 2018
(3 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+.

Food & music festival

June 9, 2018
(6:30 to 11 p.m.)
14 miles north
Food That Rocks features samples from 20 local restaurants, a band, a DJ, 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
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 Festival offers chicken wings from local restaurants, live music, arts and crafts vendors, and kids’ activities at Etowah River Park in Canton. Free.

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
23 miles north
The members of a dozen car clubs will park British cars at Peachtree Corners Festival to celebrate Atlanta British Motorcar Day. Free.

Christian music festival

June 14 - 16, 2018
12.5 miles west
AtlantaFest features a variety of music, Christian speakers, exhibitors, and camping 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 60 tons of sand on the street, kids’ activities, bands, carnival food, beer, and wine. Free.

Jazz on the Lawn

June 15 - Aug. 10, 2018
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 2018: June 15, 29; July 13, 27; Aug. 10.

Summer beer festival

June 16, 2018
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+.

Singing with the symphony

June 16, 2018
(8 p.m.)
2.3 miles north
Matthew Morrison (who played optimistic teacher Will Schuester on TV’s “Glee”) sings with the Atlanta Symphony in Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Ticket deal $23 to $53

Hip hop show

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

Kids’ carnival

June 16, 2018
32 miles NE
Summer Fun Festival has entertainment, fun games, food vendors, a kids’ zone, and a petting zoo at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. Admission $5. Bring a chair or blanket.

African-American music & parade

June 15 - 17, 2018
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.

Grilled Cheese Festival

June 16 - 17, 2018
(12 to 6 p.m.)
10 miles NE
Pay an entry fee plus $1 to $3 for samples from competing restaurants, 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 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 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.

Science-fiction convention

June 22 - 24, 2018
Location uncertain
Sci Fi Summer Con offers gaming, contests, films, guests, and panels to fans of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comics.

Athens festival

June 22 - 24, 2018
70 miles NE
AthFest Music & Arts Festival has 50 musical acts, an artists’ market, a club crawl, and a kids’ fest in Athens.

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.

Family wellness festival

June 23, 2018
31 miles NE
Spring Into Summer at 5 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
21 miles north
A choir and symphony perform patriotic classics at The Roswell Patriotic Celebration Concerts at Roswell United Methodist Church. Free but get tickets in advance.

Bar crawl

June 2018
3 miles NW
West Midtown Bar Crawl features food and drink specials at nine participating locations.

Charity drag show

June 2018
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.

Friday outdoor movies

June 2018
14 miles NW
See an outdoor movie at the Free Movie Series at Mable House Amphitheatre.