June Festivals in Atlanta

There's no better time than June to take in an Atlanta festival.
  • Celebrate African-American history at the Juneteenth Festival with a parade, fireworks, music, crafts & food.
    Celebrate African-American history at the Juneteenth Festival with a parade, fireworks, music, crafts & food.
  • The Atlanta Fringe Festival showcases adventurous artists from across the theatrical spectrum.
    The Atlanta Fringe Festival showcases adventurous artists from across the theatrical spectrum.
  • Historic Oakland Cemetery may be an unusual place to have a festival, but Tunes from the Tombs is a ton of fun.
    Historic Oakland Cemetery may be an unusual place to have a festival, but Tunes from the Tombs is a ton of fun.
  • It's the last weekend to visit the Georgia Renaissance Festival. Meet King Henry VIII and his bride (well, his first bride).
    It's the last weekend to visit the Georgia Renaissance Festival. Meet King Henry VIII and his bride (well, his first bride).

School is out, the sun is hot and there are a lot of festivals around Atlanta. It's time to go outside and enjoy great music, food, beverages and friendship.

  • Candler Park Music & Food Festival, June 1
    One of the city’s favorite festivals, the Candler Park Music & Food Festival, features Terrapin beer, wine and Fontis water as well as food from several local restaurants including Lisa’s Crêperie, Moni’s Donuts, Sweet Auburn Barbecue, Island Noodles and Bento Bus. Among the bands playing are Dispatch, Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled by Turtles and Webster.

  • Flying Colors Butterfly Festival, June 1
    The festival delights nature lovers with a myriad of butterfly and pollinator-related events. Look for live butterfly releases, crafts, face painting, fairy houses, sidewalk arts and food trucks.

  • Summer Indie Craft Experience, June 1 and 2
    Enjoy this two-day event that features more than 100 craft, art and vintage vendors, a great selection of local food and DJ Zano.

  • Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, June 1 and 2
    The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival aims to shine an international spotlight on the food and beverage traditions of the Southern United States. There are a variety of food tastings, workshops and celebrity chefs events.

  • Virginia-Highland Summerfest, June 1 and 2
    Enjoy Summerfest in one of Atlanta’s historic neighborhoods. Expect lots of music, food, and arts and crafts.

  • Georgia Renaissance Festival, June 1 and 2
    Transport yourself inside the gates of Newcastle and into the Renaissance era. Enjoy more than 150 artisan craft shops, 10 stages of entertainment, costumed characters, carnival games and food. This is the last weekend for this year's festival.

  • Atlanta Fringe Festival, June 5-9
    Produced by Twinhead Theatre, the Atlanta Fringe Festival showcases adventurous artists from across the theatrical spectrum including theater, dance, puppetry, sketch/improv and storytelling. Among the shows presented are: Cyberpunk’s Neat Dead, Sixteenth Night, the Legend of the Pink Elephant and the Waffle House Daze.

  • Tunes from the Tombs, June 8
    Tunes from of the Tombs is a day of music and performances at Historic Oakland Cemetery. In addition to the music the event features craft beer and local food trucks, an artist market and free mini-tours of the cemetery. Among the performers are Kylie Odetta, The Haraway Brothers and Season Brannen.

  • Rock the Cure, June 8
    Benefiting the Greater Atlanta Chapter of the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), the festival at SweetWater Brewing Company offers live music, local brews, great food and raffle prices. Since its inception in 2007, Rock the Cure has raised more than $1 million for T1D research.

  • Food that Rocks, June 8
    Enjoy the cuisine from more than 20 Sandy Springs'  restaurants as well as bottomless wine, beer and cocktails. Among the participants are ChefRob’s Caribbean Cafe, Three Sheets and Bogartz Food Artz.

  • Atlanta Street Alive Eastside and Westside , June 9
    Streets are closed to vehicular traffic so Atlantans can walk, run or bike through Atlanta neighborhoods safely. Enjoy almost 10 miles of corridors from Underwood Hills to West Howard Avenue in Decatur.

  • Juneteenth Atlanta Parade and Music Festival, June 14-16
    This black history celebration in Mozley Park brings music, shopping with black-owned businesses, family reunions,  speakers and a whole lot more. 

  • Juneteenth, June 14-16
    Come together to remember and celebrate the last enslaved Africans freed in this country with craft markets, music and a parade. The parade occurs June 15 at 10 a.m. starting at the Gordon Terrace and moving on to Northside Drive and finally to the Home Depot Backyard next to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Among the artists to expect are NubAtomic Can Cool and Cody B. The event ends with fireworks on Sunday.

  • Atlanta Summer Beer Fest, June 15
    Stop at Fourth Ward Park to enjoy more than 150 beers, 25 wines, live music and a DJ tent. Available for purchase are food items from such outlets as Roti Rolls, King of Pops and Lisa’s Crêperie.

  • ATL CluckFest, June 15
    The South is known for fried chicken so check out the best fried chicken in Atlanta at the ATL CluckFest in Piedmont Park. More than 30 restaurants battle it out for the prize of making the best fried chicken. Food is purchased separately but all vendors provide small, medium and large portions.

  • Family Food Fest Atlanta, June 16
    Family Food Fest at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot is a multicultural Father’s Day food tasting celebration. There are cooking demonstrations and food competitions. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Atlanta Culinary Charities and Communities in Schools of Georgia.

  • YInMn Atlanta, June 29
    The YinMn Project at Whitespace Gallery is a new music festival designed to bring an awareness of contemporary classical music to new audiences through experiential, visually oriented performances.

Look here to find a list of all summer festivals in Atlanta.

Journalist Mary Welch writes business and lifestyle stories for local and national publications. 

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