Summer’s best bets: Things to do in July

Zombies, killer tomatoes, and reptiles. Oh my!

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The Frog Prince
A story about selfishness, redemption, and love, based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. July 1–26.

Fantastic Fourth Celebration
Where is more iconic than Stone Mountain for a fireworks display? July 3–5.

Lionel Richie
The legendary musician takes the stage at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. July 7.

The Little Mermaid
An enduring Disney classic is adapted for stage. July 8–13.

Atlanta Street Food Festival
More than thirty food trucks gather among local artisans and live music for an all-day feast at Piedmont Park. July 12.

Reptile Day
Get up close with lizards, turtles, salamanders, and more at this Fernbank Museum of Natural History event. July 12.

Scrapbook Expo
Workshops and vendors convene at the Gwinnett Center for those who love scrapbooking, paper crafting, and stamping. July 18–19.

Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival
Famous chefs join local farmers to create tomato dishes at this annual benefit for Georgia Organics. July 20.

Vans Warped Tour
This national music tour, sponsored by the skateboarder brand, makes its only Georgia stop at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood. Check the website for the local lineup. July 24.

Oklahoma!
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration about a love triangle tale is brought to life under the Serenbe sky. July 24–August 10.

The Avett Brothers
The rockers from North Carolina perform with folk and country legend Emmylou Harris. July 25.

Atlanta African Dance & Drum Festival
Watch performers or take a class at the sixth annual event. July 25–27.

Zombie Pub Crawl
Zombies—or humans dressed like them—take over the bars and streets of Virginia-Highland. July 26.

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival
It’s gotta be the most delicious way to cool off this summer. July 26.

Atlanta International Fashion Week
A celebration of fashion and style, now in its eighth edition. July 29–August 3.

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