5 Atlanta events you won’t want to miss: June 15–21

Celebrate Juneteenth downtown, take in history at the Fox, and try different beers at Historic Fourth Ward Park

5 Atlanta events you won't want to miss: June 15–21
Spectators celebrate during last year’s Juneteenth Atlanta parade.

Photograph by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Juneteenth Atlanta Parade and Musical Festival
When: June 16-18
Where: Centennial Olympic Park
Cost: Free
Details: Celebrating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the U.S., downtown’s 11th Annual Juneteenth Parade and Music Festival will fill the streets with handmade creations from vendors all over the world, delectable dishes, live music, and cultural activities. There’s also a 5k race, plenty of kids’ activities, and a Miss Juneteenth pageant.

Summerhill Neighborhood Crawl
When: June 16
Where: Throughout Summerhill
Cost: Free
Details: If you haven’t been out to Georgia Avenue lately, this crawl—presented by the Mayor’s Office of Film, Entertainment, and Nightlife—gives an extra incentive to check out the neighborhood. While exploring popular spots like Wood’s Chapel BBQ, Big Softie, and Halfway Crooks brewery, folks can listen to live music from Pterocat, Chey Hawwt, and Clawdad and watch a series of short films from local filmmakers.

Atlanta Summer Beer Fest
When: June 17
Where: Historic Fourth Ward Park
Cost: $50 after June 10 and $60 day of event
Details: Soak up the summer sun and indulge in over 150 beers from local breweries like Fire Maker and Eventide, as well as national breweries. If beer isn’t your thing, the event also includes a selection of more than 25 wines, mimosas, and hard seltzers. While you sip through the evening, enjoy performances by David and the Love and DJ Qtip.

Fox Theatre Archives Night
When: June 20
Where: Fox Theatre Egyptian Ballroom
Cost: $50
Details: Calling all history buffs: The Fox Theatre will partner with the Atlanta History Center for its second-annual Archives Night. Perfect for families with older children, the experience will feature presentations from four archival experts and an opportunity to learn more about the Fox’s 93-year history through vintage posters, photographs, newspaper clippings, and more.

Taste Urban
When: June 21
Where: Foundry at Puritan Mill
Cost: $20 for basic ticket, $45 for premium ticket, and $85 for the VIP experience
Details: This “sampling” event is all about getting to know Atlanta’s Black-owned business community. In addition to tasting food and drink from several chefs, caterers, and bakers, attendees can network with business professionals (think attorneys and accountants), artists, and nonprofit orgs.