Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 event picks for July

July 4, drag queens, and Hugh Jackman singing

Don't Miss List: Atlanta Water Lantern Festival

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Atlanta Water Lantern Festival
July 7
Voted USA Today’s best cultural festival of 2019, this eveningtime event creates an intimate environment for people to design lanterns with messages and decorative drawings as they set them to sail on the lake at Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta.

Don't Miss List: Ru Paul Drag Race

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RuPaul’s Drag Race
July 20
The Emmy-winning queens of the VH1 hit’s 11th season—along with host Asia O’Hara—will serve up looks on the runway and skits galore.

Don't Miss List: Fourth of July

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July 4th Celebrations
July 4
This year marks the 50th running of the Peachtree Road Race. But you can also celebrate Independence Day at Coca-Cola’s July 4th Fest at Six Flags (with food, rides, and a foam party) or with fireworks at Stone Mountain Park, Historic Fourth Ward Park, the Concourse Corporate Center lawn in Sandy Springs, or any number of other locations ITP and OTP.

Don't Miss List: Amanda Seales

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Smart, Funny & Black
July 27
Hosted by Amanda Seales of HBO’s Insecure, this game show takes history class to another level by testing the audience’s “blackspert” knowledge.

Don't Miss List: Hugh Jackman

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Hugh Jackman
July 3
For his first world tour, X-Men’s Wolverine trades his steel claws for a mic and top hat to perform songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Miserables, and more.

This article appears in our July 2019 issue.