9 must-see Atlanta home and garden events in June

From butterflies and hydrangeas to quilts and crafts

tropical bright orange butterflyFlying Colors Butterfly Festival
June 6–7 Watch the release of hundreds of butterflies and participate in crafts, garden tours, and a parade at the Roswell nature center.

Virginia-Highland Summerfest
June 6–7 A perennial favorite that includes a juried artists market, a 5K road race and tot trot with more than 1,500 runners, a Kidsfest with music and crafts, food vendors, and music by the Atlanta Symphony Brass Quintet, the BoDeans, the Pat McGee Band, and more.

0615_juneevents03_oneuseonlySummer Indie Craft Experience
June 6–7  Atlanta-based I.C.E. celebrates the 10th year of its hip handmade craft markets. A DJ, swag bags, and food vendors draw collectors from all over the metro area to downtown’s Georgia Freight Depot.

Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival
June 6–7 The 2015 theme for this Douglasville festival is the cultivar known as ‘Madame Emile Mouillere,’ promising an event that will be “French and fabulous.” On the agenda are garden tours, a butterfly garden, a quilt exhibit, flower pot activities for kids, a flower show, and a 5K.

Georgia Celebrates Quilts
June 11–13  The East Cobb Quilters’ Guild presents the largest juried quilt show in the state, with more than 350 competition quilts and vendors displayed in Woodstock.

Roswell Lavender Festival
June 13 Shop for herbs, learn about lavender, make crafts, and taste lavender-infused foods—including ice cream and beer—at Roswell’s Barrington Hall.

Peachtree Corners Festival
June 13–14 The festival features craft and food vendors, entertainment, live music, a car show, a 5K, and kids activities.

Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival
June 27–28 Enjoy work by nearly 150 local and regional artists, a children’s play area, and live acoustic performances.

BeltLineMuseum of Design Atlanta
Through August 9 Design for Healthy Living explores ideas for a healthy lifestyle, like a monorail proposed for the BeltLine, at right.

Butterfly: iStockphoto.com

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.