10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend

Mandy and Tony Finger, Marietta, pass by some art by Kenny Thomas while shopping the booths during the Virginia-Highland Summerfest 2014. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM
Curtis Compton

Hey Atlanta! I hope you are ready for this weekend because the city is bursting with things to do. Whether you’re an adventure seeker ready to discover new thrills, a foodie looking to satisfy your cravings, or a family looking for something everyone can enjoy, our curated list provides a perfect blend of attractions and hidden gems. Join us as we uncover the best that Atlanta has to offer!

Food That Rocks

Join the Sandy Springs community for an incredible all-inclusive food festival! Attendees can sample a wide variety of delicious dishes from the city’s best restaurants and bakeries all while enjoying live music and entertainment. There will also be more than a dozen wine, beer and cocktail tastings.

Location: Sandy Springs - 1 Galambos Way; Date: June 6; Time: 6-10 p.m.; Admission: $85; Website: bigtickets.com

The Eric Andre Show Live

Get ready for an evening of humor and outrageous entertainment. Known for his eccentric and boundary-pushing style, Eric Andre will bring his unique brand of comedy to the stage, captivating the audience with a mix of spontaneous skits, absurd jokes and interactive segments.

Location: Atlantic Station - 1380 Atlantic Dr NW; Date: June 7-8; Time: 6 p.m. to midnight; Admission: $25-$75; Website: eventbrite.com

Virginia-Highland SummerFest

Experience the 39th annual Virginia-Highland Summerfest, an exciting celebration of art, music and community in Atlanta’s picturesque Virginia-Highland neighborhood. Enjoy an artist market, crafts, live music, delicious food, children’s activities and more.

Location: East Atlanta - 797 Virginia Ave. NE; Date: June 7-9; Time: 6-9 p.m. (Friday); 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Saturday); 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sunday) Admission: Free; Website: vahi.org

American Hydrangea Society Garden Tour

This exciting tour will visit five beautiful gardens in North Atlanta, Roswell, Marietta and Canton areas as they showcase the stunning beauty and diversity of hydrangeas. Participants can admire a wide range of hydrangea species and cultivars, learn about effective cultivation techniques, and gain inspiration for their gardening projects.

Location: North Atlanta - 655 Melanie Ct; Date: June 8; Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Admission: $35; Website: americanhydrangeasociety.org

100% Artists Festival

Enjoy a unique outdoor concert featuring performances by CC Sunchild, Kenny Banks Jr., and Leah Calvert, accompanied by the sounds of The Ayah Drummers and Eden Masteriani-Levi.

Location: Cabbagetown - 186 Estoria St SE; Date: June 8; Time: 4-8 p.m.; Admission: $20-$40; Website: snugconcerts.org

Urban Trivia Live

This isn’t your average trivia game – Urban Trivia Live infuses the excitement of a game show with the vibrant energy of urban culture. Join the crowd for an unforgettable evening where teams will compete in rounds filled with questions about music, movies, sports, and pop culture, all with a distinctive urban twist.

Location: Midtown - 1374 W Peachtree St NW; Date: June 8; Time: Show starts at 8 p.m.; Admission: $30-$45; Website: centerstage-atlanta.com

Soul Session: A Juneteenth Pop Up

Celebrate Juneteenth in style with Soul Session, an event dedicated to honoring freedom, culture and community. This vibrant pop-up will feature live performances from soulful artists, a curated selection of local Black-owned vendors, and a variety of delicious food and drink options.

Location: Southwest Atlanta - 170 Northside Dr; Date: June 8; Time: noon to 5 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: eventbrite.com

Bourbon and Brisket Festival

Come out and enjoy a free family-friendly event all while supporting CURE Childhood Cancer. Sample an array of mouth-watering brisket prepared by top pitmasters, each bringing its unique style and seasoning to this barbecue staple. In addition, complement your tasting experience with a selection of fine bourbons, ranging from classic favorites to rare finds.

Location: Cobb - 800 Battery Ave SE; Date: June 8; Time: 1-7 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: goinsoloevents.com

2nd Annual Summer Fun Fest!

This year’s festival is bigger and better, featuring a wide range of activities including thrilling carnival rides, interactive games and vibrant live entertainment. Kids will love the dedicated play zones and craft stations, while adults can relax and unwind in the chill-out areas with refreshing beverages.

Location: McDonough - 1068 Industrial Pkwy; Date: June 9; Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Admission: Free; Website: eventbrite.com

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