10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Embrace the spirit of Pride Month by joining in a multitude of festive events. (Photo: Jenni Girtman for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Hey, Atlanta! Ready to hit the town all weekend long? We’ve got a little somethin’ special for ya, whether you’re looking for a family adventure or a night on the town with friends.

Embrace the spirit of Pride Month by joining in a multitude of festive events, catch a thrilling movie screening, or indulge in a culinary feast at a midnight market. Make sure you don’t miss out on the absolute best things to do in Atlanta this weekend — take a look at our curated list below and make the most of your time in the A!

Also, we’re excited to announce that Access Atlanta is a proud sponsor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s FREE Concerts in the Park: A Latin Celebration. Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. for an amazing musical experience you won’t want to miss.

Bring a picnic along with your friends and family for an unforgettable evening of music featuring the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, while savoring the natural beauty of Piedmont Park’s Oak Hill for a free concert presented by Delta Airlines and the Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc.

ASO Resident Conductor Jerry Hou conducts the evening’s program, featuring a celebration of Latin music and composers from around the world, including Piazzolla’s Tangazo, Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, De Falla’s The Three Cornered Hat, Bizet’s Carmen, and more.

Arrive early as seating with a good view of the stage is first-come, first-served, and there are pre-concert activities, including a performance by the Community Brass Ensemble from 6:30 - 7 p.m. Plus, an instrument petting zoo where children can hold and play some musical instruments.

There will be a merchandise table with ASO-branded gear for purchase, as well as food trucks with beverages to complete the picnic experience.

11th Annual Atlanta Fringe Festival

The Atlanta Fringe Festival is back for its 11th year, presenting seven days filled with diverse artists and immersive performances spanning comedy, circus arts, and more. Don’t miss the free adults-only and family-friendly events and site-specific shows, including ones at Ponce City Market.

Location: Various locations; Date: June 5-11; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Atlanta Greek Picnic

Experience the vibrant Atlanta Greek Picnic (AGP) this weekend! Now in its 19th year, AGP pays homage to the rich traditions of “Greek & Step Culture” at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. From June 7-11, join in on a five-day extravaganza throughout Atlanta, featuring a series of exciting events that honor the essence of HBCUs, Greeks, and Black Culture.

Location: Various locations; Date: June 7-11; Website: atlantagreekpicnic.com

‘The Blackening’ HBCU Tour

Get ready to experience thrills this weekend at “The Blackening” HBCU Tour, presented by LIONSGATE x MRC x HBCU BUZZ. Select cast members will be in attendance for an exclusive screening of the suspenseful movie, followed by an engaging Q&A session. Space is limited, reserve your seat here.

Location: Midtown at Regal Atlantic Station - 261 19th St NW #1250; Time: 5-8:30 p.m.; Date: Thursday, June 8; Admission: Free; Website: airtable.com

Midnight Market ATL

Indulge in an all-night happy hour at Midnight Market, Atlanta’s ultimate after-dark foodie fest. With 30+ food vendors and trucks, $8 or less small plate menus, $5 sample options, live DJs, roller skating, games, and an artisan market, it’s a must-attend event.

Location: Midtown at Atlantic Station (Pinnacle Lot) - 241 20th St; Time: 6 p.m. to midnight; Date: Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10; Admission: $25+; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Sketchworks Comedy’s Sketchy Solstice

Get ready for a celebration of the long days ahead (summer solstice will occur on June 21) with Sketchy Solstice! Head to The Warehouse for a hilarious nighttime sketch comedy show this weekend and next weekend (June 16-17). Shows start at 8 p.m.

Location: DeKalb at The Warehouse - 620 Kentucky St, Scottdale, GA 30079; Time: 8-9:30 p.m.; Date: Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10; Admission: $18; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

Gwinnett Pride

Join Gwinnett for a vibrant event brimming with live music, delicious bites, and exciting family-friendly activities. Mark your calendars for Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m., and head over to Thrasher Park for a pride-filled extravaganza you won’t want to miss!

Location: Gwinnett at Thrasher Park - 93 Park Dr, Norcross, GA 30071; Time: Noon to 5 p.m.; Date: Saturday, June 10; Admission: Free; Website: gwinnettpride.org

Virginia-Highland Summerfest

Experience one of Atlanta’s most treasured neighborhoods at the 38th-annual Virginia-Highland Summerfest. Enjoy fine art, crafts, live music, a 5K run, kids’ activities, and more.

Location: Virginia-Highland - Barnett St and Virginia Circle; Time: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Date: Saturday, June 10; Admission: Free; Website: vahisummerfest.org

Atlanta United vs. D.C. United

Make your way to Mercedes-Benz Stadium this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. to show your support for our very own Atlanta United as they take on D.C. United. This match coincides with a special pride night celebration, and each ticket guarantees you a unique, limited-edition bucket hat!

Location: Downtown at Mercedes-Benz Stadium - 1 AMB Dr NW; Time: 7:30 p.m.; Date: Saturday, June 10; Admission: $32+; Website: accessatlanta.com

Rapper’s Delight: 50 Years of Hip-Hop

This Saturday, National Black Arts Festival presents a vibrant block party-style event that celebrates 50 years of hip-hop! Experience a multi-sensory extravaganza featuring live DJs, silent disco parties, interactive exhibits, video installations, a merch village, hip-hop-themed photo booths, special guests, cash bars, and much more.

Location: Northwest Atlanta at Westside Paper - 950 West Marietta St NW; Time: 8 p.m. to midnight; Date: Saturday, June 10; Admission: Free; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

The Sneaker Exit

Don’t miss out on The Sneaker Exit, a thrilling buy-sell-trade sneaker convention, this Sunday! Attendees can immerse themselves in a world of sneakers, streetwear, and highly sought-after items. Explore the event and discover the perfect addition to your collection or find that elusive piece you’ve been searching for. Kids 10 and under are FREE.

Location: Cobb at Cobb Galleria Center - 2 Galleria Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339; Time: 1-7 p.m.; Date: Sunday, June 11; Admission: $25, kids 10 and under FREE with ticketed adult; Website: events.accessatlanta.com

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