Atlanta Summer Beer Fest: 5 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

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Atlanta Summer Beer Fest: 5 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

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June 23, 2012 Atlanta - David Preston, of Atlanta, takes a sip of beer during the 2012 Atlanta Summer Beer Fest at Masquerade Music Park on Saturday, June 23, 2012. This year, the fest features over 150 beers, live music with Stokeswood and the Revivalists, great food options, and additional fun and games at the Masquerade Music Park. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

This weekend is jam-packed with quintessential summer activities. From a beach party in downtown Decatur to a beer festival in one of Atlanta’s most popular parks, Atlanta residents of all ages are guaranteed to have a fun weekend if they adhere to this week’s roundup. 

‘Summer in the City’

Families who don’t have time to leave metro Atlanta and head to the beach are in luck. The Decatur Business Association is bringing the sand to downtown Decatur with “Summer in the City.” 

Enjoy live music and other performances such as stilt walking and fire twirling, while indulging in funnel cakes and other carnival-style food. Beer will be available from Three Taverns for adults.

5-11 p.m. June 16. Free. Downtown Decatur, 101 W. Court Square, Decatur. http://decaturdba.com. 

Six Flags turns 50

Six Flags Over Georgia will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a daylong birthday bash. Kick off the festivities by celebrating the opening of Coaster Candy, an approximately 4,000-square-foot specialty and gourmet candy shop within the park, at 9:30 a.m.

At 10:15 a.m., watch as June 16, 2017, is declared “Six Flags Over Georgia Day” in the state of Georgia. Additional giveaways and special celebratory activities will take place throughout the day.

9:30 a.m. June 16. Prices vary (visit www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia for most current rates). Six Flags Over Georgia, 275 Riverside Parkway, Austell. www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia.

Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan will return to Georgia for three concerts, beginning on Thursday. The shows are a part of the Leesburg singer’s “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” tour. 

7 p.m. June 15-17. $28.50-$229. Verizon Amphitheatre, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. Livenation.com

Birthday Bash

Local rappers Gucci Mane, Migos and B.o.B are participating in Hot 107.9’s Birthday Bash. Lil Uzi Vert, Fat Joe and Remy Ma, and D.R.A.M. will also perform at the annual hip-hop concert. 

7 p.m. June 17. $149. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. Philipsarena.com. 

Atlanta Summer Beer Fest

Choose from more than 200 beers, wines and ciders at the Atlanta Summer Beer Fest. Head to the Historic Fourth Ward Park for drinks and live music this Saturday.

4 p.m.-9 p.m. June 17. $45-$55. Historic Old Fourth Ward, 680 Dallas St., Atlanta. Atlantasummerbeerfest.com.

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