Top things to do in and around Atlanta this week

ATLANTA — Here is a look at some of the upcoming events in the Atlanta area.

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June 3-9

Atlanta Fringe Festival

The Atlanta Fringe Festival is thrilled to announce its biggest, most ambitious outing yet with 28 performance groups from seven different states and Taiwan -- presenting live theater, dance, puppetry, comedy, storytelling and more. This year’s festival, which takes place June 3-9, 2024 across seven local venues, will also feature a free performance venue for family-friendly shows and activities; a free outdoor festival featuring Atlanta street performers; a variety benefit featuring local Atlanta talent; and audio artists whose work will be available exclusively on the Atlanta Fringe podcasting network.

June 4-9

Les Miserables at the Fox Theatre

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption–a timeless statement to the survival of the human spirit.

June 8-9

39th-Annual Virginia-Highland Summerfest

The festival includes activities for kids, crafts, music, a 5K and more!

Food Is Art

The event offers a unique experience where guests can stroll through the beautiful gardens of Barrington Hall, surrounded by live entertainment and engaging activities that enhance the culinary experience. This isn’t just a food event; it’s an elevated social garden party that celebrates the creativity and passion of our chefs.

June 14

20,000 beers under the sea

Celebrate the arrival of summer at Georgia Aquarium on Friday, June 14th by enjoying unlimited beer, hard seltzer, and cider samples in a souvenir tasting cup. You’ll have access to a summer-inspired buffet dinner, live band and DJ performances and over 500 aquatic species to discover.

June 15

Bourbon Battle

Scofflaw Brewing Co. is thrilled to host their first-ever Bourbon Battle at their MacArthur Taproom. Local community teams will go head-to-head in the ultimate whiskey barrel-picking challenge.

Tequila on the Terrace

Showcasing more than 20 rare and exceptional brands, attendees will be able to immerse themselves into the world of tequila and mezcal craftsmanship to discover the unique flavors and nuances of each carefully selected brand for an evening of indulgence, fun, and discovery. The event is at the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta.

June 16

Father’s Day BBQ Brunch

The Hamilton Hotel in Alpharetta hosts the event which includes live music, ribs and bourbon-tasting stations.

June 17

Ed Lover at City Winery

Ed Lover, American deejay, radio personality, actor, musician, and former MTV VJ, will take guests on a captivating journey through the golden era of hip-hop and R&B with his unique event, “Ed Lover Presents The Live Mixtape Band” at City Winery Atlanta on Monday, June 17.

June 22

Van Halen tribute band at Buford Community Center

Head to Buford and enjoy a night under the stars! The community center is hosting a concert on the lawn celebrating the music of Van Halen featuring Completely Unchained with special guest Last Chance Riders! Gates at 6PM, concert at 7PM. Admission is FREE!! Outside food & beverage is not permitted as concessions, food trucks, and bars will be available onsite.

Caribbean Cultural Festival at Clayton County International Park

Come out to Jonesboro, GA for food, fun and cultural entertainment from 12pm-8pm.

Atlanta Summer Beer Fest at Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park

Join us for one of the best beer festivals of the summer, the Atlanta Summer Beer Fest at Historic 4th Ward Park.

The fest will feature over 150 beers, featuring the local Atlanta Breweries, and great breweries from all over the country.

Jazz in the Alley

Head to Betty Mauldin Park in downtown Norcross for Jazz in the alley - a live outdoor concert series! Groove to smooth jazz tunes by talented jazz artists. This is a free event.

Thursdays-Sept. 12

Cocktails in Wonderland

Things get even “curiouser and curiouser” when exploring the Garden’s Alice’s Wonderland Returns! Enjoy the magical topiary-like cast of characters dramatically lit while sipping an Alice-themed specialty drink during Cocktails in Wonderland. The evening features live music, scavenger hunts, discovery stations, yard games and even photo ops with a real-life Alice. Come on down the rabbit hole!


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