19 Atlanta festivals to enjoy in June

From a cigars to cycling, there’s a celebration for everyone this month
208
Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival
Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival

Photograph by Sher Pruitt

Stock up on sunscreen, because no matter what you’re interested in, there’s a festival celebrating it this month.

Call a Babysitter
6/6

Southern Cigar Festival
Have a good time among 35 cigar manufacturers and cigar lovers at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, and enter to win prizes with raffles and giveaways throughout the day.
Details

6/20
Atlanta Summer Beer Fest
Featuring more than 200 beers from local and national breweries, attendees can grab a cold one, listen to live music, and dance to DJs on various stages while soaking in the sun at the Masquerade.
Details

Moving Music
6/7
Fox Theatre Block Party
Listen to music from DejaBlue Grass Band, Orquestra MaCuba, Francine Reed, and pay a tribute to the Allman Brothers, all in the heart of Atlanta.
Details

6/12 and 6/26
Jazz On The Lawn 2015
Bring a blanket and some smooth refreshments and listen to classical jazz on the green space at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.
Details

6/13
Tune from the Tombs
Rocking out isn’t just for the living. Listen to local bands such as Michelle Malone Band, Little Tybee, Eliot Bronson, and Sweet Auburn String Band play music and raise money to preserve one of Atlanta’s oldest burial grounds at Oakland Cemetery.
Details

Family Fun
6/6-7
Summer Craft Market
Looking for vintage crafts and have some time to stroll through vendors? Join more than 100 craft vendors for the event’s 10th birthday at the Indie Craft Experience at the Georgia Freight Depot.
Details

6/20
Father’s Fun Festival
Appreciate dad and keep him occupied at Rosa L. Burney Park with farmers markets, street vendors, live music, and sporting-themed activities, so you don’t have to listen to one of his jokes for the hundredth time.
Details

6/20
Westview Summer Solstice
Enjoy the longest day of the year with grilled food, live music, art vendors, and games for the kids at Westview Village.
Details

6/21
Family Food Fest
Life is better under the sea at the Georgia Aquarium with more than 100 dishes to taste prepared by celebrity chefs, cooks, restaurants, even everyday dads.
Details

6/27-28
Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival
Strolling through local artists booths with live acoustic music is what’s in store at the two-day festival at Historic Fourth Ward Park. A kids play area and arts and crafts are also available.
Details

Active Activities
6/6-7
Summerfest 2015
Cool off after running a 5K race by leisurely walking through folk art displays, fueling up with food, and relaxing with live music at this year’s event on historic Virginia Avenue.
Details

6/13-20
The Atlanta Cycling Festival
Offering more than 35 different cycling events—including a Dirty Mustache night ride, Bike & Hike Arabia Mountain, and a tour of the BeltLine —these activities attract beginner and skilled riders.
Details

Eclectic Events
6/4-7
Atlanta Fringe Festival
Venture around the venues throughout Atlanta watching more than 20 comedy, theater, storytelling, and classical dance performances.
Details

6/5-7
Festival of Chariots
Embrace the Indian culture with henna tattoos, live music, and a parade of elaborately decorated chariots around Centennial Olympic Park. Those who want to take an even slower pace can join in on yoga and mantra mediation.
Details

6/5-7
Through The Veil festival
Wonder what’s after death? Paranormal investigators and psychics discuss what is beyond and how to deal with spirituality in a three-day event, including a masquerade ball at the Marriott Marquis.
Details

6/12
Time Lord Party
Join fellow “Doctor Who” fanatics at the Masquerade as the best costumes are judged for prizes and many other events throughout the day.
Details

6/12-14
Sci Fi Summer Con
Costume contests, supersoaker duels, and various discussions with guest speakers about science fiction novels highlight the schedule for this three-day event at the Holiday Inn North Perimeter.
Details

6/19-21
Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo
Arcade-gaming lovers rejoice as 200 arcade and console machines come to the Atlanta Marriott Century Center.
Details

Advertisement