Festivals

Caffeine and Octane

Jan 7 – Dec 2
  Next time: 8:00am on Sep 2
Perimeter Mall

North America’s largest car exposition is a monthly event at Perimeter Mall. Caffeine and Octane is a nationally recognized all makes, all models car show that regularly attracts over 2000 vehicles and 15,000 fans. The event is held (rain or shine) the first Sunday morning of each month from 8 to 11 a.m. at Perimeter … Continued

Alive in Roswell

Apr 19 – Oct 18
  Next time: 5:00pm on Aug 16
Roswell City Hall

Alive in Roswell is a monthly free, family-friendly festival held concurrently on Historic Canton Street, Historic Roswell Square, and the City Hall Grounds. It includes activities, live entertainment and food for purchase. The festival occurs each 3rd Thursday evening from 5 to 9 p.m. from April through October. Visitors can use the free trolley to … Continued

Madison Chamber Music Festival

Madison Chamber Music Festival

Apr 24 – Jun 10
King Center, The, Various locations

The 16th annual Madison Chamber Music Festival presents nationally-recognized, award-winning talent in small, intimate venues in and near historic Madison, Georgia. The 16th season features a variety of genres during the festival including classical, gyspy jazz, bluegrass, and roots music with artists such as Rhiannon Giddens, Atlanta’s own David Coucheron and Christopher Rex, cellist Andres … Continued

Glover Park Concert Series

Glover Park Concert Series

Apr 27 – Sep 28
  Next time: 8:00pm on Aug 24
Glover Park

The Marietta community will again be “dancing in the street” during the Glover Park Concert Series. The series features local and national acts on the last Friday of the month with a special Saturday show by the Symphony on the Square on. The concerts are free but if you are looking for a “front-row seat,” … Continued

Woofstock

May 5 – Sep 30
  Next time: 12:00pm on Sep 29
Various locations

Woofstock is one of the largest pet adoption events in the southeast (with over 2,500 people) and it features a variety of activities for the whole family (including all family pets) to enjoy! The entertainment includes: live music, dog contests, a kid’s area including inflatables, pet adoptions, pet vendors, arts and crafts, delicious food trucks … Continued

Flashback Festival

Kiss 104 Flashback Festival 2018

May 12 – Aug 11
Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, Lakewood Amphitheatre

This year Flashback Festival is bigger than ever before, with three concerts starting in May! Join thousands of KISS 104.1 listeners as they celebrate Atlanta’s biggest R&B festival starring legendary artists from back in the day. Schedule Saturday, 5/12: Atlantic Starr SOS Band Angela Winbush Saturday, 6/9: Freddie Jackson Midnight Star Lakeside Saturday,7/11: Joe Stephanie … Continued

Sundays on the River

May 13 – Sep 9
  Next time: 6:00pm on Sep 9
Chattahoochee Nature Center

What better way to wrap-up the weekend than an evening under the stars listening to live music with friends. Live music fills the stage the second Sunday from May through September. Whether it’s a girl’s night, date night, or a you night, nature provides the perfect backdrop for the evening. Doors open at 6 p.m., … Continued

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

May 31 – Jun 3
Various locations

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is a gathering for chefs, wine experts and – most of all – gourmets. The festival brings renowned culinary masters and wineries together with their appreciative audience, who can explore many different food and beverage choices. Tickets are available for food and wine, as well as special events, dinners and … Continued

Candler Park Music & Food Festival

Jun 1 – Jun 2
Candler Park

The Candler Park Music Festival returns in June 2018. Featured artists 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 … Continued

Atlanta Food And Wine Festival

May 31 – Jun 3
Various locations

The Atlanta Food and Wine Festival was created in 2010 to shine an international spotlight on the rich food and beverage traditions of the Southern U.S. from Texas to D.C. Award-winning chefs, sommeliers, beverage innovators, up-and-coming food lovers gather together for more than 200 ways to sip, savor and sample the South. Tasting Tents are … Continued

Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

Jun 2 – Jun 3
Chattahoochee Nature Center

The annual “Flying Colors Butterfly Festival” fills the Chattahoochee Nature Center with the beating wings of hundreds of beautiful butterflies. The Butterfly Encounter Exhibit invites visitors to hand-feed more than 250 free flying butterflies. Enjoy the show when butterflies land on flowers after the releases. The event also features live music, photography and entomology exhibits, … Continued

Alpharetta Brew Moon Fest

Jun 2
Atlanta

Gather your friends and celebrate summer with beer, wine and delicious food from some of Alpharetta’s best restaurants. Bring your own chairs, or tables are available for purchase. More Information This event takes place at: Milton Avenue Alpharetta, GA 30009

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Southern-Fried Gaming Expo

Jun 8 – Jun 10
Atlanta

The Southern-Fried Gaming Expo (SFGE) is a 3-day fan convention focused exclusively on gaming. The expo boasts over 300 full-sized arcade games, pinball machines and console systems, along with tabletop gaming, vendors, special guest speakers, a film fest, wrestling, tournaments and more! SFGE is a family-friendly event that will be fun for all ages. This … Continued

Atlanta Moon Ride

Jun 8
Piedmont Park

The Atlanta Moon Ride is back for its sixth annual ride. The festivities include a fun, safe, 6-mile bike ride through some of Atlanta’s coolest neighborhoods. All proceeds from the Atlanta Moon Ride will support the work of local charity Bert’s Big Adventure. The pre-party will feature food trucks, live music from Saved By The … Continued

35th Annual Virginia-Highland Summerfest and 5K Road Race

Jun 8 – Jun 10
Historic Virginia-Highland

The 35th annual Virginia-Highland Summerfest welcomes visitors to one of Atlanta’s most charming historic neighborhoods for a weekend of fine art, live music and kid-friendly fun. Presented by the Virginia-Highland Civic Association, Summerfest brings together a juried Artist Market featuring more than 250 artists, the popular Local Market, fantastic live music on multiple stages, children’s … Continued

Peachtree Corners Festival

Jun 8 – Jun 10
Atlanta

At this event local vendors display their beautiful arts and crafts for browsing or for purchasing. There are up-and-coming performers, along with established musicians on stage. Friday night’s event kicks off with a concert by Yacht Rock Schooner at 7:30 p.m. There are balloons, cotton candy, clowns, bounce houses, face painting, and more fun for … Continued

Red Clay Storytelling Festival

Red Clay Storytelling Festival

Jun 8 – Jun 9
Various locations

The weather heats up in June and so does the storytelling at the inaugural Red Clay Storytelling Festival. Come hear humankind’s purest form of entertainment performed by top-notch storytellers. Held in various locations in beautiful Fayette County, the Red Clay Storytelling festival will delight your ears and enrich your soul. Visit web site for shcedule.

The Roswell Lavender Festival

Jun 9
Barrington Hall

The Annual Roswell Lavender Festival is inspired by Roswell’s Barrington Hall’s own lavender queen, Evelyn Simpson, a descendant of Barrington. The festival is a celebration of all things lavender and will feature the many varieties, uses and folk remedies associated with this ancient plant. The festival activities include shopping, eating, lavender and plant demonstrations, live music, … Continued

Tunes from the Tombs

Jun 9
Oakland Cemetery

Tunes from the Tombs, Historic Oakland Cemetery’s annual summer music festival, brings some of Atlanta’s favorite bands to the city’s most unique performance venue. For a eighth year, Tunes from the Tombs features an all-local lineup, with over a dozen bands performing on three stages and busking throughout the cemetery. With deep roots in the … Continued

Food That Rocks

Jun 9
Atlanta

Food that Rocks is a food festival, brought to you by the creators of Taste Of Atlanta, featuring more than 20 of the best local restaurants, wine, beer, cocktail tastes at City Green at City Springs. Food that Rocks is billed as a “party with a purpose” with a donation made to local charities. *21 … Continued

SOS Music Fest

SOS Music Fest

Jun 9
Atlanta

Legendary hip-hop artists The Sugar Hill Gang will be performing at The Bowl @Sugar Hill alongside old-school greats Grandmaster Dee, Kool Moe Dee, Chubb Rock, and Kurtis Blow for the SOS Music Gest. The concert will benefit Family Promise of Gwinnett County. Since its inception, the organization has served as a resource for more than … Continued

Rock The Cure

Jun 9
Atlanta

Benefiting the Georgia Chapter of JDRF, Rock the Cure is an annual brews and blues event featuring the best Georgia has to offer in live music, local brews, great food and exciting raffle prizes. Since its inception in 2007, Rock the Cure has raised more than $875,000 for T1D research. This event takes place at: … Continued

Firefly Run

Firefly Run 2018

Jun 9
Piedmont Park

What is Firefly Run? Firefly Run is the coolest, most eye dazzling, and illuminating 5K night race. Runners and walkers of all speeds and experience are welcomed. Decorate yourself like a Christmas tree or dress up in mesmerizing costumes and let your creativity flow. Enjoy the post-race after party with live entertainment, refreshments, and amazing … Continued

Atlanta Streets Alive: Westside

Jun 10
Centennial Olympic Park

The streets of Atlanta come to life on June 10 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. as portions of Howell Mill Road and Marietta Street are opened to people on foot, bike, and other human-powered activities, and closed to motorized traffic. Participants can expect a wealth of activities hosted by community organizations and businesses. Community … Continued

Sunset Sips

Jun 14 – Sep 27
  Next time: 6:30pm on Aug 23
Chattahoochee Nature Center

Sunset Sips is a laid back, family friendly event and our grounds are open for you to explore. Grab a friend and head over for live local music, cash bar, and feel free to bring a picnic dinner! The program continues the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., June through … Continued

TERMINUS Conference + Festival

Jun 15 – Jun 17
Atlanta

TERMINUS Conference + Festival is a one-of-a-kind event packed with everything emerging creators in film, gaming, and interactive need to take their careers to the next level. Showcase your work, attend workshops and panels with industry leaders, and make lasting professional and creative connections at networking events, award shows, and parties. It’s the most fun … Continued

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Cumming Rock Of Ages

Jun 15
Atlanta

Nothing says summer like an outdoor music festival, and the inaugural Cumming Rock of Ages brings seven bands to the Cumming Fairgrounds for an all-day event that is fun for all ages. Cumming Rock of Ages includes live music from bands playing original songs as well as plenty of long-time favorites paired with a bevy … Continued

Juneteenth Atlanta Parade & Music Festival

Jun 15 – Jun 17
Atlanta

Juneteenth is the event that all people and especially people of African descent should know as America’s second Independence Day celebration and the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States of America. It has also been called Freedom Day or Emancipation Day and rightly so. Juneteenth represents the freedom that … Continued

Jazz Matters

Jazz Matters

Jun 15 – Sep 21
  Next time: 8:00pm on Aug 17
Wren’s Nest, The

On every 3rd Friday this summer, join the Wren’s Nest in Atlanta’s Historic West End for Jazz Matters, a cultural roots of jazz experience. This jazz concert series features different styles of jazz and genres influenced by it, such as Afro-Cuban and Latin, big band, blues, contemporary, traditional, smooth, R&B, soul and more! Schedule: 6/15 … Continued

Lift Up Atlanta’s Summer Fun Festival

Jun 16
Atlanta

This fun, family-oriented festival includes a petting zoo, magic show, live entertainment, vendor shopping, delicious fun food, kids’ fun zone, games and activities, arts and crafts and much more. This event takes place at: Gwinnett County Fairgrounds 2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy. Lawrenceville, GA 30045

Juneteenth At Atlanta History Center

Jun 16 – Jun 17
Atlanta History Center

This two-day family program focuses on the appreciation and commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, also known as Juneteenth. Guests explore the themes of freedom and family history through talks, stories and museum theatre. In conjunction with the Atlanta History Center’s new exhibition Barbecue Nation, join renowned culinary historian and author … Continued

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YInMn Project

Jun 16
Whitespace Gallery

The YInMn (‘in-min) Project is a new music festival designed to introduce listeners to music that’s vibrant, varied, and not widely known, draws contemporary “classical” artists from the South, Midwest, and Northeast and engages audiences through a dynamic, visually oriented performance experience. This event is open to the public, and audiences are encouraged to enter, … Continued

Canada Fest

Annual Canada Fest

Jun 23
Atlanta

Join ATL Canadians at Meehan’s Public House in Sandy Springs as they celebrate the Canadian community with all the Annual Canada Fest! Starting at noon we will have street hockey for the kids, a great menu inspired by Canadian favorites, and great local Canadian musicians leading up to co-headliners The Strictly Hip and capping the … Continued

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Sparkles The Diva’s PINKtastic Birthday PIGnic FUNdraiser

Jun 23
Atlanta

Atlanta’s most well-followed and fashionable dog on Instagram, Sparkles the Diva, will celebrate her eighth birthday. Guests of honor, Prissy and Pop, the country’s most famous mini pigs will be in attendance. All proceeds will benefit Mister Migs’ nonprofit, “Your Career Unleashed,” which is a scholarship-based program that helps young adults with autism and other … Continued

Celebrate America

Jun 30
Atlanta

This annual event features hot air balloons, and the best fireworks show in the state of Georgia. Enjoy tethered hot air balloon rides for $5 per child and $10 per adult – weather permitting. In addition to hot air balloons and spectacular fireworks, guests can play all day with attractions like zip lining, rock wall … Continued

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