This Weekend In Atlanta: Music In Candler Park; Butterfly Festival; & More

Chattahoochee Nature Center's Flying Colors Butterfly Festival takes place June 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and June 3 from 12 to 5 p.m.
Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Flying Colors Butterfly Festival takes place June 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and June 3 from 12 to 5 p.m. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

After a week full of rain, metro Atlantans may be looking for some fun in the sun this weekend!

Although there still might be scattered showers, there are plenty of pockets of sunshine in the forecast that are perfect opportunities to hit some outdoor events.

Seize the opportunity to let the kids frolic with hundreds of butterflies at Chattahoochee Nature Center’s annual butterfly extravaganza.

In addition to our weekly festival pick (the Candler Park Music & Food Festival) don’t overlook the last weekend of the Georgia Renaissance Festival, the four-day Atlanta Food and Wine Festival and Alpharetta’s Brew Moon Festival – all happening this weekend.

Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre closes out its run of “The Vertical” at Serenbe Community on Sunday.

If you’d rather be on the safe side and stay inside, Theatrical Outfit opens its show “110 In The Shade” on Thursday that continues for a four-weekend run. The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum presents a concert that explores the lives of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

In the art world, the High Museum premieres its “Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic” exhibit, and Indie Craft Experience has its annual summer market at the Georgia Freight Depot.

Enjoy your weekend in Atlanta!


Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

When: June 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and June 3 from 12 to 5 p.m.

Where: Chattahoochee Nature Center

Cost: $12

What to Expect: At this annual festival visitors can walk through an exhibit filled with hundreds of butterflies to feed them and see them up close. There are butterfly releases scheduled as well as exhibits, face painting, live music, parades and more!


110 In The Shade

When: May 31 through June 24: Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Theatrical Outfit at Balzer Theater at Herren’s

Cost: $20.50 to $51

What to Expect: 1936. July 4th. Three Point, Texas. In the middle of a heat wave, while locals are desperate for rain, Lizzie Curry daydreams away fears of becoming a spinster in a tiny, dusty town. Her wit, intelligence and lauded homemaking skills don’t seem to guarantee a romantic future, and even the reserved town sheriff, File, won’t take a chance on the plain girl next door. But, when a charismatic rainmaker named Starbuck sweeps into town promising more than just atmospheric relief, Lizzie’s world is suddenly larger than she imagined possible, and choice and clarity arrive like a cleansing summer storm.


Candler Park Music & Food Festival

When: June 1 from 4 to 11 p.m., June 2 from 12 to 11 p.m.

Where: Candler Park

Cost: $25 to $80

What to Expect: Featured artists at this festival include Gov’t Mule, Lettuce, Houndmouth, Keller Williams’ PettyGrass featuring The HillBenders, Twiddle, SUSTO, Larkin Poe, Busty & The Bass, and Webster. Additional activities include a food village filled with local restaurant vendors and food trucks, an artist market, adult field games, a craft cocktail bar, and the exclusive Terrapin Brew Lounge. The event is rain or shine, and ticket prices increase at the gate.


Indie Craft Experience Summer Market

When: June 2 and 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Georgia Freight Depot

Cost: $5 cash at the door

What to Expect: Join Indie Craft Experience for its 13th annual Summer ICE! This two-day event features 135+ craft and vintage vendors, a great selection of local food vendors, swag bags for the first 250 attendees, the #weloveatl truck, free activities with the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library and DJ Zano!


The Way We Were

When: June 3 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Where: The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum

Cost: $20 to $60

What to Expect: For the last three years, Theatrical Outfit has developed incredible shows that tell the stories of Jewish composers who wrote top hits in American music. For behind every star are talented teams who rarely see the spotlight This year, they’re peaking behind none other than Barbra Streisand to explore the fascinating lives of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.


The Vertical

When: June 1 and June 3, Friday and Sunday at 8 p.m.

Where: Serenbe Community

Cost: $15 to $50

What to Expect: The extraordinary artists of Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre return to the natural beauty of Serenbe where they will create an evening of virtuosic dance and luminous moments. Saturday’s show is sold out, and seating is limited. Advance purchase is recommended.


Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic

When: June 3 through Sept. 2: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m.

Where: High Museum of Art

Cost: Free to $14.50

What to Expect: Featuring more than 200 works spanning over 90 years of Pooh history, this exhibition explores the origins, creation and enduring legacy of the classic stories by A.A. Milne and illustrations by E.H. Shepard that have captured the hearts of generations of readers.

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