Things to Do in Atlanta During June 2018

Soak up the sun and local flavor at the city's favorite seasonal fests and more.

'Imaginary Worlds' 

A menagerie of all-new giant mosaiculture sculptures arrived at the Atlanta Botanical Garden (both the Midtown and Gainesville locations) last month for an encore of the blockbuster exhibition. In fantastical shapes such as a mermaid, peacock and trio of camels, these living sculptures are as large as 26 feet tall and 21 feet wide and ignite imaginations young and old. For a different perspective, see the scupltures illuminated during Cocktails in the Garden on Thursday evenings. Admission prices and hours vary by location. Through Oct. 28

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

Eat, drink and celebrate the South with chefs and culinary experts from across the region. May 31-June 3

Candler Park Music + Food Festival 

Celebrating 10 years, the two-day event anticipates 20,000 attendees with live music from Gov’t Mule, Lettuce and more, plus local bites and brews. June 1-2

Virginia-Highland Summerfest

This 35th annual gathering includes a juried Artist Market with more than 250 artists as well as the popular Local Market, live music on multiple stages, children’s activities and a 5K through one of the city's most charming neighborhoods. June 8-9

Atlanta Moon Ride

Atlanta Moon Ride

Hit the streets for an electrifying evening with a fun and safe, 6-mile bike ride through hip intown neighborhoods to benefit beloved local charity Bert's Big Adventure. June 8

Tunes from the Tombs

Enjoy a day of local sounds in Atlanta’s most unique venue: Historic Oakland Cemetery. Lead by Drivin’ N Cryin’, the roster of more than a dozen bands perform on three stages and busk throughout the expansive, park-like cemetery known for its famous residents. June 9

Lit. Atlanta

Held once a month at Monday Night Garage, this free public event is like karaoke (only not as simple or silly) for bibliophiles and brings together people who are passionate about books, booze and beats. June 12

8th Annual Atlanta Summer Beerfest 

Held at Historic Fourth Ward Park from 4-8 pm, attendees sample sips from 200-plus beers, wines and ciders at this adults-only party. Tickets start at $40 and include a souvenir cup. June 16

'Freaky Friday'

Horizon Theatre reprises their popular musical adaption of Disney's "Freaky Friday" for free performances under the stars in Midtown's Piedmont Park. June 20-24

'Barbecue Nation'

This mouthwatering exhibit at the Atlanta History Center explores how barbecue has claimed an enduring place at the American table, how it connects cultures around the world to traditions and is evolving for the future. June 16, 2019

Colleen Ann McNally
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Colleen Ann McNally has called the South home for 20 years and counting. She aims to travel light, but also love...