5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: June 6-12

Support the preservation of Sweet Auburn, nerd out with throwback games, or walk along car-free streets on the Westside
Sweet Auburn Gala

Photograph courtesy of Sweet Auburn Gala

3rd Annual Sweet Auburn Gala
Where: Atlanta History Center
When: June 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $250+
Details: Auburn Avenue holds some of the richest parts of Atlanta’s history, and this gala will help fundraise for Sweet Auburn Works, which strives to preserve the neighborhood. The event will recognize key contributors in the attempt to revitalize Auburn Avenue.

Southern-Fried Gaming Expo
Where: Renaissance Waverly Hotel
When: June 8-10
Cost: $15-$65, check prices here
Details: Picture this: An entire weekend full of over 250 throwback arcade games, massive tables full of tabletop games, tournaments, vendors, and a 24-hour board game library. The expo, now in its fifth year, is great for vintage enthusiasts who want to relive their childhoods and introduce a new generation of young gamers to classics from pinball to Pac-Man.

Peachtree Corners Festival

Photograph courtesy of Ludwig Keck

Peachtree Corners Festival
Where: Peachtree Corners
When: June 8-10
Cost: Free
Details: Yacht Rock Schooner kicks off the festival weekend with a concert on Friday night, followed by two days full of vendors selling jewelry, henna tattoos, and other trinkets; local food; and live music from the early morning to just before sundown. Be sure to bring the kids for bounce houses, face painting, and other family fun.

Brookhaven Beer and Wine Festival
Where: Brookhaven Park
When: June 9, 3 p.m.
Cost: $42
Details: Few things go better with summer than cold beer. One of metro Atlanta’s largest beer-tasting events is making its eighth-annual round this year with 150 beers and wines to sip on, food from local restaurants and food trucks, a vendor expo, and of course, live music.

Atlanta Streets Alive, Westside
Where: Starts downtown at the intersection of Marietta and Peachtree streets
When: June 10, 4-8 p.m.
Cost: Free
Details: Grab your walking shoes and break out your bikes because cars are getting kicked off the road for a day to make room for pedestrians. The 3.6-mile route stretches from downtown, up Marietta Street to Howell Mill Road. Bring the family to watch the “parade” of nonmotorized vehicles (roller blades, skateboards, and the occasional unicycle have been known to make appearances) or play in the streets with friends.

Bonus Event: Savor the Boulevard
Where: Avalon
When: June 10, 6:30-9 p.m.
Cost: $100-$130, varies on restaurant
Details: It’s dinnertime at Avalon, and you’re invited! This outdoor dinner party showcases four course meals coupled with specialty beverages from participating restaurants in the Alpharetta shopping district. Proceeds from the event benefit the Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit that provides financial support to restaurant workers in urgent need. Tickets are nearly sold out, so if you want to join, act quickly.

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article erroneously stated that admission to the Sweet Auburn Gala was free. It has been corrected.