Top 10 Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

Summer officially arrives today, and Atlanta is in the spirit! Celebrate the new season with our list of the Top 10 Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday – Sunday, June 21st-24th, 2018.

Explore the beautiful outdoors in a way only Atlanta can offer! Sip on some craft cocktails in the garden, taken in an outdoor movie at multiple locations throughout town, and enjoy some family fun whether you’re in Sandy Springs or Chastain Park.

Whether you feel like a day of family fun, relaxation, or getting active outside, we have you covered with 10 unique happenings all weekend long!

  1. Cocktails in the Garden
    Thursday, June 14th
    Atlanta Botanical Garden
    Cocktail season has officially begun! Kick off the beloved monthly series at Atlanta Botanical Garden by mixing and mingling in the warmer weather. Atlanta’s most beautiful cocktail party features specialty cocktails, live music and entertainment, games, and an after-hours look at ImaginaryWorlds
  2. Movies on the Town
    Thursday, June 21st
    Town Brookhaven
    This week’s movie: E.T.
    Every Thursday evening through July, free movies begin at dusk with music and announcements approximately two hours prior. Grab a blanket, bring your family, and come out for an family-friendly evening of food and entertainment!
  3. Erin Gregory Solo Show
    Show runs through July 7th
    Anne Irwin Fine Art – Buckhead
    Anne Irwin Fine Art proudly presents the newest works of Erin Gregory in her emphasis on contrast and variety throughout her compositions. 
  4. Chastain Park Conservancy Open House
    Saturday, June 23rd
    Chastain Park
    Part of the Park’s membership outreach, the event is an opportunity for the entire family to meet the Board of Directors, learn about upcoming improvements, and enjoy a leisurely afternoon of fun around neighbors and friends. Dance to the tunes of local band Dean Drive five, play lawn games, explore the growing gardens of Farm Chastain, and see what’s cooking on the Big Green Egg! Stay as long as you’d like, and be sure to bring your family and friends!
  5. Stand Up for the Hooch
    Sunday, June 24th
    Morgan Falls Park – Sandy Springs
    There will be two separate courses at this year’s race: a 2-mile and 6-mile course. All ages and abilities are welcome to paddle the famous Chattahoochee River, and there will even be a free kids’ race (ages 6-12 years). Participants will receive a race t-shirt, lunch ticket, and access to SweetWater Beverages at the after party!
  6. Sunset Sessions
    Sunday, June 24th
    Park Tavern | Piedmont Park
    This Week: The Sweetheart Deal
    The weekly concerts continue all summer long with alternative performances from Atlanta’s most buzz-worthy artists through September. In addition to specialty seasonal cocktails, house-brews, 1/2 off sushi from 10:00 p.m. – Midnight, concert goers can also enjoy giveaways throughout the series.
  7. Farmers Market at The Shops Around Lenox
    Sunday, June 24th
    Buckhead
    The outdoor market features locally sourced fruits and vegetables, breads, cheeses, specialty foods, and more! Turn the afternoon into a full experience with Cooking and Cocktail Demos from Bhojanic, Dantanna’s, and Seven Lamps. Each week will include live entertainment and a variety of local vendors!
  8. Center for Puppetry Arts Family Series
    Through July 29th

    Midtown
    New this year, kids 4 and up are invited to join the barnyard fun in the adaptation of the award-winning children’s book, Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type! Children and adults alike will love the innovative adaptations of classic stories and dynamic original works by the Puppetry Center and other artists. Performances often sell out, so be sure to purchase tickets in advance!
  9. Summer Movies
    Thursday – Saturday, June 21st – 23rd
    Metro Atlanta
    Whether you’re looking for a movie indoors or under the stars, we have a comprehensive guide of all the movies happening in each neighborhood all Summer long! So gather your friends and families, pack a picnic, and enjoy your favorite flicks in a fun new way.
  10. Winnie the Pooh: Exploring a Classic
    Through September 29th
    High Museum of Art – Midtown
    Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the exhibition places original sketches, photographs, memorabilia, and letters on display alongside interactive elements to bring the illustrations to life. Through July 8th, the Alliance Theater at The Woodruff Arts Center will also present “Winnie-the-Pooh,” a musical based off the beloved stories.