21 free things to do in metro Atlanta in June

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

Embrace the spirit of June in Atlanta with a variety of free events honoring Father’s Day, Juneteenth, the Summer Solstice, Pride Month and more. From parks and museums to cultural festivals and community gatherings, explore 21 remarkable cost-free activities that provide entertainment, education and unforgettable experiences for everyone. Gather your friends and family, or embark on a solo adventure, and immerse yourself in the vibrant and diverse offerings of Atlanta.

Flicks on the Green - Peachtree Corners Town Green

Take the family to watch Disney’s “Soul” at Flicks on the Green, a free movie series on the Town Green in Peachtree Corners.

Location: Peachtree Corners - 5140 Town Center Blvd.; Website: ptreecornerstowncenter.com/flicks-on-the-green; Date: Saturday, June 3; Time: 7 p.m.

Summer Soul-stice - Chattahoochee Food Works

Step into the rhythm of summer at the Summer Soul-stice music series on Saturdays, featuring live music and a vibrant atmosphere for all ages.

Location: Northeast - 1235 Chattahoochee Ave. NW; Website: theworksatl.com/summer-soul-stice; Date: Saturdays (June 3, 10, 17 and 24); Time: 2 p.m.

Music in the Garden - Woodlands Garden (Decatur)

Enjoy the enchanting Music in the Garden series at Woodlands Garden in Decatur, featuring free performances in the screened-in pavilion on select Sundays.

Location: Decatur (Woodlands Garden) - 932 Scott Blvd.; Website: woodlandsgarden.org/music-in-the-garden; Date: Sunday, June 4 and 11; Time: 2 - 4 p.m.

Wellness Series: Yoga - The Battery Atlanta

On non-game days, there’s free yoga at The Battery Atlanta every Monday evening, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required and free parking is available. Check out some of their past yoga sessions here.

Location: Cumberland - 800 Battery Ave. SE; Website: batteryatl.com/yoga; Dates: Mondays (June 5, 12 and 19); Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Punchline Comedy Night - Avalon (Alpharetta)

Get ready for a night of laughter and entertainment as Punchline Comedy Night takes place at Palmer Plaza at the Avalon. Don’t forget to bring your own chairs and join in on the fun!

Location: Alpharetta - 2200 Avalon Blvd.; Website: experienceavalon.com/punchline-comedy; Date: Monday, June 5; Time: 7:30 - 9 p.m.

Atlanta Falcons Player Appearance - Atlantic Station

Calling all Falcons fans: Visit the Atlantic Station Team Store to meet Atlanta Falcons players Desmond Ridder, Drake London, and Tyler Allgeier and get their autographs on a first-come, first-served basis.

Location: Midtown - 1380 Atlantic Dr. NW; Website: atlanticstation.com/player-appearance; Contact: 404-410-4010; Date: Tuesday, June 6; Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Open Mic Night in EAV - Buteco at Southern Feed Store

On Tuesdays, Buteco at EAV’s Southern Feed Store hosts an entertaining Open Mic night with comedy, music, poetry and more!

Location: East Atlanta - 1245 Glenwood Ave. SE, Suite 6; Website: eventbrite.com/open-mic; Dates: Every Tuesday (June 6, 13, 20 and 27); Time: 8 p.m.

Centering Community in Museums, Libraries, and Archives - Michael C. Carlos Museum (Emory University)

Join the thought-provoking event “Centering Community in Museums, Libraries, and Archives” to explore transformative practices, reshape institutional values and foster human-centered approaches. Co-sponsored by Emory Libraries and the Carlos Museum, this free event requires registration and offers both in-person and virtual attendance options.

Location: Druid Hills - 571 South Kilgo Cir. NE; Website: carlos.emory.edu; Contact: 404-727-4282; Dates: Wednesday, June 7; Time: 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.

Virginia-Highland Summerfest

Experience the 38th annual Virginia-Highland Summerfest, a vibrant celebration of art, music, and community in Atlanta’s picturesque Virginia-Highland neighborhood. Enjoy an artist market, crafts, live music, children’s activities, delicious food and more.

Location: East Atlanta - 797 Virginia Ave. NE; Website: vahisummerfest.org; Dates: Saturday, June 10; Time: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Gwinnett Pride - Thrasher Park (Norcross)

Celebrate Pride Month with a fun day of music, food, family-friendly activities and more at Thrasher Park in downtown Norcross.

Location: Norcross - 93 Park Dr.; Website: eventbrite.com/gwinnett-pride; Date: Saturday, June 10; Time: Noon

UPS Second Sunday - High Museum of Art

High Museum of Art offers free admission on the second Sunday of each month, making breathtaking art accessible to all. The whole family can enjoy special exhibits, art-making workshops and performances.

Location: Midtown - 1280 Peachtree St. NE; Website: high.org/second-sunday-june; Contact: 404-733-4400; Date: Sunday, June 11; Time: Noon to 5 p.m.

Tot Spot: Under the Sea with Ariel - Atlantic Station

Join the fun at Tot Spot, an event for kids ages 5 and under, with snacks, crafts, sing-alongs and an underwater adventure hosted by The Little Mermaid’s Ariel.

Location: Midtown - 1380 Atlantic Dr. NW; Website: atlanticstation.com/tot-spot; Contact: 404-410-4010; Date: Tuesday, June 13; Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Alive in Roswell - Canton Street (Roswell)

Alive in Roswell is a free, family-friendly monthly festival with music, food trucks, vendors and more held every third Thursday from April to October on Historic Canton Street.

Location: Roswell - Canton St.; Website: roswell365.com/alive-in-roswell; Date: Thursday, June 15; Time: 5 - 9 p.m.

Sundown Social - City Green (Sandy Springs)

Experience the lively Sundown Social in Sandy Springs, a neighborhood gathering with live music, great food and signature cocktails. Don’t miss out on the exciting calendar of themed events and entertainment each week.

Location: Sandy Springs - 1 Galambos Wy.; Website: sandyspringsga.gov/sundownsocial; Dates: Select Thursdays (June 15, 22 and 29); Time: 5:30 p.m.

Juneteenth Atlanta Parade and Music Festival - Centennial Olympic Park

Experience Atlanta’s Juneteenth Parade and Festival, a celebration of freedom and unity featuring live music, cultural activities, delectable cuisine, and a vibrant parade.

Location: Downtown (Centennial Olympic Park); Website: juneteenthatl.com; Dates: Friday, June 16 - Sunday, June 18

Summer Solstice on the Square - Colony Square

Experience the Summer Solstice at Colony Square with a sunrise welcome, healing stone, seed paper, yoga practice, and sound bath to honor the light and set intentions. Bring a yoga mat and personal item to place at the mural of Aurora, Goddess of the Dawn, symbolizing hope and the new day’s arrival.

Location: Midtown - 1197 Peachtree St. NE; Website: colonysquare.com/summer-solstice; Contact: 404-879-2250; Dates: Friday, June 16; Time: 6 - 7:30 a.m.

Juneteenth Celebration - Oakland Cemetery

Celebrate Juneteenth at historic Oakland Cemetery with a family-friendly event featuring live music, food vendors, children’s storytelling, tours, a vendor market and more. Join in honoring the significance of Juneteenth and the achievements and economic reconstruction of the African American community.

Location: East Atlanta - 248 Oakland Ave. SE; Website: oaklandcemetery.com/juneteenth; Contact: 404-688-2107; Date: Saturday, June 17; Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Juneteenth 2023 - Atlanta History Center

Celebrate Juneteenth at the Atlanta History Center with live music, food, storytelling, interactive crafts and workshops on Black genealogy and preserving family artifacts.

Location: Buckhead - 130 W Paces Ferry Rd. NW; Website: atlantahistorycenter.com/juneteenth-2023; Contact: 404-814-4000; Date: Sunday, June 18; Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Father’s Day at the Hall - College Football Hall of Fame

Celebrate Father’s Day at the College Football Hall of Fame with complimentary admission for dads (with one paid ticket) and a chance to win a $25 gift card to The Home Depot for the first 100 dads. Enjoy interactive fun on the indoor football field and create lasting memories with your dad.

Location: Downtown - 250 Marietta St. NW; Website: cfbhall.com/fathers-day; Dates: Sunday, June 18; Time: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Concerts in the Park - A Latin Celebration

Experience the captivating rhythms and melodies of Latin music as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra takes the stage at Piedmont Park’s Oak Hill during “Concerts in the Park: A Latin Celebration.”

Location: Midtown at Piedmont Park Oak Hill - 371 10th St NE; Website: aso.org; Date: Thursday, June 22; Time: 7:30 p.m.

Pride Party - Chattahoochee Food Works

Join the Pride Party at Chattahoochee Food Works for a celebration filled with live entertainment, delicious food and a chance to win the “Best Pride Fit” title by showcasing your best rainbow-themed attire.

Location: Northeast - 1235 Chattahoochee Ave. NW; Website: theworksatl.com/pride-party; Date: Saturday, June 24; Time: 5 - 10 p.m.

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