Free and Fun Events In June

Local

Candler Park festival
June 1 - 2, 2018
3.5 miles east
Candler Park Music & Food Festival has a first-rate music lineup, food trucks, full bars, and arts & crafts vendors. No pets.
 
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
June 1 - 3, 2018(begins May 31)
2 miles north
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival celebrates the cuisine of the South and other southern regions of the world with tasting tents, full meals, and classes in and near Loews Atlanta Hotel in Midtown for age 21+. 

Free movies
June 1 - Sept. 15, 2018(begins May 26)
multiple locations
See free films outdoors at Georgia Movies in the Park in Canton, Cumming, and Dawsonville.

A day on the river
June 2, 2018(9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
30.6 miles NE
Rent a tube, raft, kayak, or paddleboard (or bring your own) for Whatever Floats Your Boat, with live music, yard games, and food for sale at Rogers Bridge Park in Duluth. You must bring or rent a life jacket to wear and be age 5+ to go on the water. Free entry.

Butterfly festival
June 2 - 3, 2018
22 miles north
Flying Colors Butterfly Festival features the release of hundreds of butterflies (unless it rains), a butterfly encounter, butterfly crafts, face painting, live music, and food trucks at Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. Free shuttle bus to offsite parking. No pets.

Friday outdoor movies
June 8 & 22, 2018(7:30 - 10:30 p.m.)
14 miles NW
See an outdoor movie at the Free Movie Series at Mable House Amphitheatre.June 8 - Jumanji (PG-13)
June 22 - The Greatest Showman (PG)

Visit private gardens
June 9, 2018
multiple locations
See five gardens with hydrangeas on the Garden Tour of The American Hydrangea Society.

Hot air balloon festival
June 9, 2018(5 to 10 p.m.)
29 miles south
See hot air balloons up close, watch them glow, and take a tethered ride at Balloons Over Fayette, which also has a kids’ zone, food, and crafts in Fayetteville. May be postponed if it rains.

Peachtree Corners Festival
June 9 - 10, 2018
20 miles NE
Peachtree Corners Festival [website has sound] features craft & food vendors, entertainment, live music, a car show both days, and kids’ activities. Free.

Peachtree Corners Festival
June 9 - 10, 2018
20 miles NE
Peachtree Corners Festival [website has sound] features craft & food vendors, entertainment, live music, a car show both days, and kids’ activities. Free.


 Beach party in Decatur
June 15, 2018(5 to 11 p.m.)
6 miles NE
Summer in the City [formerly Decatur Beach Party] has 60 tons of sand on the street, kids’ activities, bands, carnival food, beer, and wine. Free.

African-American music & parade
June 15 - 17, 2018
3.6 miles SW
Juneteenth is a free three-day music festival at Mozley Park. A Saturday parade leaves Morris Brown College at noon and follows MLK Drive to the festival, which has vendors and children’s activities. The fireworks are Saturday at 8:30 p.m.