10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Renu Joshi (left) and Alok Joshi enjoyed the mild morning weather at The Commons located at 390 17th Street NW, near Atlantic Station in Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023

Hey Atlanta! It’s Tuesday, which means Access Atlanta has your list of cool events to attend this weekend. Whether you want to go shopping at Truist Night Market or grab a drink at the Bluesberry and Beer Festival, you can count on having a great time. Families can join in the fun at the Marietta History Center or at the Juneteenth Family Festival. Whatever you have in mind, there is something for everyone!

And take note! Mark your calendars and bring your friends and family for an evening of fitness, learning and community connection! Get ready for a heart-pumping workout session and help raise awareness about the impact of menthol and flavored tobacco products with the Metro Atlanta American Heart Association and No Menthol Movement ATL for a special takeover of the Hills 4 ATL workout.

Join us at Piedmont Park on Wednesday, June 19, at 6:30 p.m. to learn how your support can help eliminate the dangers of menthol and protect the health of our Atlanta community. By eliminating the sale of flavored tobacco products, we can create a safer, tobacco-free future that will propel the well-being of residents for generations to come.

Together, we can make a difference! Light refreshments and giveaways will be provided for those who attend. To register, click HERE.

Truist Night Market: Juneteenth Edition

This special edition of the popular night market, held in honor of Juneteenth, features more than 30 local Black-owned businesses showcasing unique crafts, delicious foods and artistic talents. Attendees can also enjoy a live performance by Jukebox Band Atlanta.

Location: Downtown Atlanta - 1 Backyard Way; Date: June 13; Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Admission: $45; Website: bigtickets.com

Nike x Dance Church Pop-Up

Dance Church is partnering with Nike to host an inclusive event that merges the worlds of fitness and dance. Guests are invited to move freely to the beats of lively music, guided by expert Dance Church instructors who ensure everyone feels welcomed and empowered.

Location: Inman Park - 963 Edgewood Ave NE; Date: June 13; Time: 7-9 p.m.; Admission: $20; Website: go.dancechurch.com

Second Friday Singles Mixer

Second Friday Singles Mixer is the perfect opportunity for queer singles to mingle, connect and spark new relationships in a relaxed, welcoming environment. This mixer will feature icebreaker activities and fun games designed to focus on establishing deep and genuine connections, whether you are looking to make new friends or find that special someone.

Location: Old Fourth Ward - 466 Edgewood Ave SE; Date: June 14; Time: 8-9 p.m.; Admission: $25 at the door; Website: findlovewitheverafter.com

Suits and Cocktails

Suits and Cocktails is the ultimate evening for professionals to network, unwind, and have a good time in style. Hosted by Tayion Collection, a renowned Black-owned company, this event invites guests to wear their best suits and chic attire for a night of elegance, all while enjoying complimentary cocktails featuring Woodford Reserve.

Location: Grant Park - 2 Interlock Ave NW; Date: June 14; Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: lockandkeyatl.com

20,000 Beers Under the Sea

Get ready for one of the coolest beer-tasting experiences at Georgia Aquarium! This one-of-a-kind event offers unlimited beer, hard cider and seltzer, but attendees will also indulge in a summer-inspired buffet dinner while exploring the world down under.

Location: Downtown Atlanta - 225 Baker St NW; Date: June 14; Time: 7-10 p.m.; Admission: $90; Website: georgiaaquarium.org

Bluesberry and Beer Festival

The Bluesberry and Beer Festival celebrates the rich heritage of blues music and highlights the local craft beer scene in Norcross, promising a day filled with great tunes and delicious flavors. The lineup will also feature Cannonball Red, Veronika Jackson, The Cazanova’s, Skyler Saufley, Real Deal and Larry Grifitth and Sandra Hall.

Location: Norcross - 1-63 Lawrenceville St NW; Date: June 15; Time: 3-10 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: bluesberrybeerfestival.com

Pop-In For Family Fun: Cultures of Cobb

Looking for some family fun ideas? Bring the crew to the Marietta History Center for an engaging and educational event celebrating the diverse cultural heritage of Cobb County. Through interactive exhibits and hands-on activities, children and adults can immerse themselves in various cultural experiences.

Location: Marietta - 1 Depot St; Date: June 15; Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: mariettahistory.org

Yappy Hour

Calling all dog lovers! This event invites pet owners to unwind with refreshing dog-themed cocktails and tasty treats while their dogs enjoy a playful and safe space to socialize. This is also a great opportunity to meet other adoptable dogs and simply spend time with other animal lovers.

Location: Alpharetta - 35 Milton Ave; Date: June 15; Time: noon to 3 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: eventbrite.com

Beaute Noir Festival 2024

Beaute Noir Festival is returning for its fourth year, and they are excited about celebrating all things Black beauty and culture. This amazing event features a wide range of activities, including a fashion show, food trucks, giveaways and special performances by Pastor Troy, Yung Joc, Shady Suede, F.L.Y. and many more!

Location: Kirkwood - 225 Rogers St NE; Date: June 15; Time: noon to 8 p.m.; Admission: $20-$45; Website: eventbrite.com

Juneteenth Family Festival

The Juneteenth Festival not only commemorates freedom and resilience but also celebrates the rich cultural heritage and enduring spirit of the Black community. Explore a fun lineup of activities, children’s storytelling, free tours, live music, and dozens of vendors, from food to shopping.

Location: Oakland Cemetery - 248 Oakland Ave SE; Date: June 15; Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: oaklandcemetery.com

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