10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

A grass courtyard that offers yoga classes is just outside the entrance to the new Politan Row food hall at Colony Square, 1197 Peachtree Road, Atlanta Ga. Photos taken Wednesday June 23, 2021. (Chris Hunt for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Hey Atlanta! Don’t wait for the last minute; get a head start on your weekend plans now. Start your exploration with one of the many festivals taking place in the city. From the Atlanta Summer Beer Festival to the Caribbean Cultural Festival and ATL Vegan Festival, there is something for everyone. For a unique experience, join in on the fun at Pride Power HIIT Class with Coach B. Check out our curated list of events!

Pure Life Fest

Celebrate Juneteenth with Pure Life Fest! Attendees will get the chance to hear from renowned speaker Dr. Umar Johnson, enjoy live music by Lavva and Tone Levels and a spoken word performance by Ebonee Davis. This event is all about celebrating freedom and wellness.

Location: Northwest Atlanta - 760 10th St NW; Date: June 20; Time: 5-11 p.m.; Admission: $100; Website: eventbrite.com

Summer Solstice On The Square

Bring a yoga mat and enjoy sun salutations, meditation yoga and a sound bath! This event is all about relaxation and connecting with the sun and earth. Summer Solstice On The Square not only celebrates the natural beauty and cultural richness of the season but also brings together a sense of community and shared joy under the sun.

Location: Midtown Atlanta - 1197 Peachtree St NE; Date: June 20; Time: 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: colonysquare.com

Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: Outlaw Fest

Come out and enjoy a night of country music with a legendary lineup featuring Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, and Alison Krauss. Set in a vibrant outdoor setting, fans can revel in the timeless hits and masterful performances of these music icons.

Location: Alpharetta - 2200 Encore Pkwy; Date: June 21; Time: Starts at 5:30 p.m.; Admission: Prices vary, see website; Website: concerts.livenation.com

Pride Power HIIT Class with Coach B

The Pride Power HIIT Class with Coach B is a dynamic fitness event designed to celebrate strength, diversity and unity within the LGBTQ+ community. This high-energy High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) session welcomes participants of all fitness levels to engage in an empowering workout.

Location: Downtown: Signia by Hilton Atlanta - 159 Northside Dr NW; Date: June 22; Time: Starts at 10 a.m.; Admission: Free; Website: urldefense.com

Atlanta Summer Beer Festival

The Atlanta Summer Beer Festival features an impressive selection of over 150 beers from local, regional and national breweries. Attendees can sample a diverse range of craft brews, from hoppy IPAs to smooth stouts and refreshing lagers, ensuring there is something to please everybody. In addition to the abundant beer offerings, the festival includes live music performances, games and food trucks.

Location: Downtown - 830 Willoughby Way NE; Date: June 22; Time: 4-8 p.m.; Admission: $55; Website: atlantabeerfestivals.bigtickets.com

Caribbean Cultural Festival

Join the Jonesboro community for a fun-filled day celebrating the rich and diverse cultures of the Caribbean islands. This festival will feature a wide range of activities and performances that highlight the unique heritage of each Caribbean nation.

Location: Jonesboro - 2300 Hwy 138 SE; Date: June 22; Time: noon to 8 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: claytoncountyga.gov

truTV’s Impractical Jokers

Known for their unique blend of hidden camera pranks and genuine camaraderie, Joe, Sal, Q and Murr navigate a series of outrageous challenges with unsuspecting strangers. The trio is headed on tour and will be stopping by Atlanta for a night of laughter and good vibes.

Location: Midtown Atlanta - 1280 Peachtree St NE; Date: June 22; Time: Shows start at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Admission: Prices vary, see website; Website: ticketmaster.com

ATL Vegan Festival

Attendees can explore a wide range of vendors offering delicious vegan foods, cruelty-free products and eco-friendly goods. This festival also features cooking demonstrations, educational workshops, a free yoga class and a sound healing workshop for all to enjoy.

Location: East Point - 2903 RN Martin St; Date: June 22-23; Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: eventbrite.com

Atlanta Women’s Expo

The Atlanta Women’s Expo is an empowering event designed to celebrate, inspire and connect women from all walks of life. With over 300 vendors to choose from, ticket holders will get the chance to experience a day of pampering! From free massages, glam makeovers, to manicures and haircuts - this event is the perfect place to unwind and network with other women.

Location: Duluth - 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy; Date: June 22-23; Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday); 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sunday); Admission: $5; Website: eventbrite.com

Atlanta Mushroom Festival

The Atlanta Mushroom Festival is a unique and fascinating event featuring expert-led educational workshops, and engaging presentations on mushroom identification, cultivation, and culinary uses. Attendees can explore vendor booths showcasing mushroom-related products, gourmet food items, and cultivation kits.

Location: Midtown Atlanta - 500 10th St NE; Date: June 23; Time: noon to 7 p.m.; Admission: $10; Website: bigtickets.com

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