5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: June 13-19

See Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for free, sample dozens of beers, and view a Kiss rocker’s artwork
Performance in the Park with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Performance in the Park with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Photograph by Jeff Roffman

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Piedmont Park
Where: Oak Hill at Piedmont Park
When: June 14, 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Details: What’s better than listening to Tchaikovsky? Hearing it live while surrounded by friends and family on a cool summer night. Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will take over Piedmont Park, performing not only Tchaikovsky classics such as the “Fantasy Overture” from Romeo and Juliet, but other classical favorites such as “Symphonic Dances” from West Side Story and the “Overture” to Candide. Attendees are welcomed to bring food and nonalcoholic beverages, with wines, beers, and cocktails being sold on site.

Juneteenth Atlanta Parade & Music Festival
Where: Mozley Park
When: June 15-17
Cost: Free
Details: A celebratory and educational event to commemorate the end of slavery, the Atlanta Juneteeth weekend will be packed with live music, mental and physical health activities, and vendors offering food, skin care products, healing beads, and more. Don’t miss Saturday’s Juneteenth Parade, which will go from Morris Brown College to Mozley Park along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in honor of the late civil rights leader, as 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

Atlanta Pride Run and Walk

Photograph courtesy of Atlanta Pride Run and Walk

Atlanta Pride Run and Walk 2018
Piedmont Park
When: June 16, 8 a.m.
Cost: $35-40
Details: Organized by Front Runners Atlanta, this race welcomes people (and pets!) for its 28th year. This year’s run and walk will benefit Positive Impact Health Centers, which provides HIV care and testing as well as treatment for substance abuse.

Art exhibition by Paul Stanley of Kiss
Where: Wentworth Gallery at Phipps Plaza
When: June 16, 5-8 p.m.
Cost: Free
Details: We’re not making this up. The lead singer and rhythm guitarist from legendary rock band Kiss will be featuring his original artwork at Wentworth Gallery. When he’s not making art through music, Stanley has been known to make art through his painting—contributing to Kiss’s album covers and even creating their logo. Stanley will present his paintings—including self-portraits, Kiss band members portraits, and other abstract art—during a short time frame on Saturday, so be sure to RSVP at phipps@wentworthgallery.com or 404-233-0903.

Atlanta Summer Beer Fest
Where: Historic Fourth Ward Park
When: June 16, 4-8 p.m.
Cost: $45, or $55 the day of the event
Details: You can expect just about every week of summer in Atlanta to have a beer-related event—and this week isn’t any different. Grab a group of legal-age friends to attend this music-filled day showcasing more than 175 types of beer and wine. Be sure to catch Coast Guard, a local classic pop cover band, while munching on crepes and cake pops.

Modern Style 2018 designers
Clockwise, from back left: James Wheeler, Sandra Pawlinger, Jenna Buck Gross, Julie Dewald, Patrick Sharp, Kate Hayes, Niki Papadopoulos, Mark Williams, Justin Q. Williams, Julie Witzel, Beth Kooby, Meghan Sharp, Ann Wisniewski, Michel Boyd

Photograph by Alex Martinez

Bonus Event: Atlanta Magazine’s HOME‘s Modern Showhouses
Where: Atlanta BeltLine’s East Side Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park
When: Through June 24
Cost: $25
Details: Latest trends. Newest Ideas. If you’re looking to see what’s new in home design, furniture, and architecture, stop by Atlanta Magazine’s HOME‘s two showhouses, each with rooms assembled by city’s top designers. A portion of proceeds from this event will benefit the Junior League of Atlanta.