Celebrate the first weekend of June by getting out and enjoying a local festival or event in metro Atlanta.
It’s not officially summer, but there’s plenty to do in Atlanta this time of year. Take advantage of the warm weather and event options this weekend with our five can’t-miss events.
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
Enjoy tastings, cooking and grilling classes at this year’s Atlanta Food & Wine Festival.
Held in Midtown Atlanta, the festival kicks off June 1 and ends June 4.
Times vary. June 1-4. Prices Vary. Locations vary. Atlfoodandwinefestival.com.
Candler Park Music & Food Fest
This year’s Candler Park Music & Food Fest will offer attendees a chance to enjoy live music, adult field games and food trucks. AJC reporter Melissa Ruggieri reports that Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Railroad Earth, Lake Street Dive, Matisyahu and The Motet are among the musicians featured on the festival’s lineup this year.
4 p.m.-11 pm. Fridays, noon-11 p.m. Saturday. June 2-3. Free (children under 12) , $25 (general admission), $80 (VIP). Candler Park, 1500 McClendon Ave., Atlanta. Candlerparkmusicfestival.com.
Warhol Factory Party
The High Museum’s First Friday event will offer attendees an opportunity to view the museum’s Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation exhibit one day before it opens.
The Warhol Factory Party will also feature a live DJ, Warhol-inspired screen tests, a photo booth and more.
6 p.m.-10 p.m. Free (age 5 and under), $14.50 (age 6 and above). June 2. High Museum, 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. High.org.
Paul Simon will return to Atlanta following a show at the Fox Theatre in May. Simon’s Chastain Park Amphitheatre show will kick off the venue’s 2017 Delta Live Nation Concert Series A. The singer/songwriter may be retiring soon, so this could be the last opportunity for Atlanta fans to see him live.
8 p.m. June 2. $89.50. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive, Atlanta. Livenation.com.
Flying Colors Butterfly Festival
The 18th annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival at Chattahoochee Nature Center is a good way to get your family outside and engaged with nature.
The two-day festival will offer a series of butterfly releases, in addition to a walk-through exhibit featuring hundreds of butterflies and more.
The festival serves as a fundraiser for the nature center.
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. June 3-4. $8-$12. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. Chattnaturecenter.org.