Are you ready for summer, Atlanta?
Have a look below at a selection of our top activities for June, to fully embrace everything on offer in Atlanta this month:
1-3. Pride Month
June is Pride Month, and there’s plenty going on in Atlanta to celebrate! The Atlanta Pride committee has confirmed there will be an in-person celebration this October, but that shouldn’t stop you from having an incredible Pride Month. Here’s what we recommend:
- Out Night: Atlanta Pride and Georgia Aquarium have teamed up to bring us this unique Pride extravaganza!
- Lips: Support Atlantan Drag Queens after a difficult year unable to perform. Lips is the ultimate drag and dine experience.
- Future: New LGBTQ+ venue will open in Atlanta during Pride Month!
4. Get ready for Pullman Pops
The historic Pullman Yards has had an insane make-over. Why don’t you make your visit extra special with Pullman Pops, a new concert happening next month. Perfect if you’re a Broadway lover, a 45 piece orchestra will showcase the very best of Broadway. The show will feature selections from such timeless hit shows like Les Miserables, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Phantom of the Opera, Rent, Hairspray, and more! Pullman Pops is happening on July 20th, 2021. Tickets go on sale on June 15th, 2021, so make sure you book as soon as possible!
Book your tickets for this Broadway extravaganza, here!
Following a successful run across the globe, this incredible exhibition finally made it’s U.S. debut in Atlanta last month! We hope you’re one of the lucky ones who snagged tickets as June is completely sold out, but don’t worry as it’s sticking around for a while! Artwork from the iconic post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh will come to life in a 360-degree digital spectacle that’ll illuminate and transform the historic Pullman Yards into a fully immersive exhibit.
Make sure you book your tickets, Atlanta!
5-8. Candlelight Concerts
Candlelight host several concerts performed by live musicians in some of the most iconic venues in Atlanta. The venues are both indoor and outdoor, but each one will be bathed in enchanting candlelight. With themed nights dedicated to different genres, there’s something for everybody’s music taste. Here’s what’s on offer this month:
- Candlelight: 20th Century Women – Nina Simone, Billie Holiday
- Candlelight Open Air: From Bach to The Beatles
- Candlelight: Favorite Anime Themes
- Candlelight: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
9-12. Unique Eats in Atlanta!
Atlanta is home to some pretty unique dining/bar experiences. If you want show-stopping entertainment with an incredible dinner then you don’t have to look far. Here are some of our favorites:
- Dinner Detective: Dinner Detective is an experience unlike any other! An incredible murder mystery show that’s paired with a four-course plated dinner
- The Garden Room: This one-of-a-kind dining experience is blooming marvelous.
- Imperial Fez: An elaborately decorated Moroccan restaurant that’ll probably make you forget that you’re in Georgia! If you’re interested in belly dancing, then this is the place for you!
- Silverspot: Catch a movie with a meal at this new dine-in movie theatre.
13. Georgia Aquarium
For guaranteed fun for all the family, head to Georgia Aquarium! It’s the biggest aquarium in the western hemisphere, and it has exhibits featuring Beluga Whales, penguins, sharks, and more!
14-17. Take a hike!
Atlanta is home to so many gorgeous hiking trails. With trails for every ability and the weather brightening up, there’s no excuse for you to stay indoors with all that Georgian nature on offer. We’ve even found a hike that involves a wine tasting for those who need the extra motivation.
Bartram Trail Hike plus Wine Tasting: Explore Bartram Trail’s rolling elevation through a forest rich with wildflowers, mosses and ferns followed by wine tasting at local Wineries. The views are incredible, and there’s even a picnic included.
Doll’s Head Trail: For a walking trail with a creepy but artistic twist, check out Doll’s Head Trail.
- Silver Comet Trail: Hike all the way to the Alabama border on this totally epic hike that starts right here in Atlanta!
- Amicalola Falls: Located in Northeast Georgia, Amicalola Falls will blow you away. There are short hikes or more advanced routes, all boasting beautiful waterfalls throughout.
Don’t go chasing waterfalls: Top 7 Hikes In Georgia With Gorgeous Waterfalls
18-20. It’s Brunch Season!
Whether you’re looking for a bottomless brunch, or awesome outdoor dining to enjoy your eggs in that Georgian sun, Atlanta has so many awesome brunch spots. Here’s a few we suggest:
- Canoe: Brunch with an awesome view, this Georgia gem is nestled next to the Chattahoochee River.
- Kaleidoscope: Perfect if you’re looking for bottomless mimosas!
- Char Korean Bar and Grill: One of our favorite brunch spots in the ATL!
20-22. Check out the art on offer in Atlanta!
Atlanta’s thriving art scene sometimes makes it impossible to keep up with what’s going on. We’ve decided to break down what’s worth visiting this April in Atlanta’s art scene.
- Women Only: A new exhibition coming showcases more than one hundred photographs from the High Museum’s collection, exclusively shot by women.
- Street Art: You’re guaranteed to witness some impressive street art in Atlanta, no matter if you search for it or not.
- Botanical Gardens: An incredible, immersive art exhibition has taken over Atlanta Botanical Garden!
BONUS: Banksy is coming to the ATL
Coming this September, The Art of Banksy: Without Limits is set to unravel the mysteries behind the world’s most famous street artist. Make sure you get your tickets to this unmissable exhibit. Banksy is regarded as one of the most valuable artists of our time, and some valuable pieces from the artist’s collection will be available for Atlanta to witness up close and personal!
Book your tickets for The Art of Banksy here!
23. Get baked!
Have some serious fun at home with the popular at-home bake-off series returning following its wildly successful launch. The new season of Nailed It!, which is now streaming on Netflix, features double the contestants and double the mayhem, and once again you’re invited to partake in the pandemonium from home!
To get your kit, and have awesome night in with cake creativity, click here!
Check out Coca-Cola’s intimate experience in the birthplace of America’s most iconic beverage. The history, the marketing, everything you’d want to know about the legendary drink.
25-28. Visit an Atlantan brewery!
There’s no sign of Georgia’s craft brewery scene slowing down. An explosion of new business has brought with it some incredible places to enjoy a delicious beer, crafted right here in Georgia! Here’s some of our suggestions or check out our online guide here:
- Wild Heaven Beer – West End
- Hippin Hops – East Atlanta Village
- Glover Park Brewing Company – Marietta
- Atlanta Brewing Co. – Underwood Hills
29. Skydive inside!
Feel the thrill of skydiving without jumping out of an airplane. It’s true! Head to iFLY Atlanta, a premier indoor skydiving facility powered by a state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnel.
30-32: Go back in time to the Prohibition Era
Considering we’re in the twenties of this century, why don’t you check out some of the best speakeasies in Atlanta? Here are some of our favorites:
- Red Phone Booth: Go and find the British telephone box in Downtown Atlanta for the ultimate throwback experience.
- The Blind Pig Parlour Bar: This intimate and sophisticated speakeasy features innovative craft cocktails with Victorian era décor and ambiance.
- Elenor’s: Walk through the incognito chilled wine cellar at Smyrna’s Muss & Turner’s, and find this awesome speakeasy!
33. A Day at LEGOLAND Discovery Center
If you have kids, it’s worth checking out LEGOLAND’s Discovery Center, although it’s perfect for anyone with an imagination. Meet your favorite Lego stars, and ride family-friendly attractions like their mind-blowing 4D cinema. There’s even a replica of Atlanta made entirely of Lego!
This unique escape experience in the ATL transports you to a Mars base in 2039. Every two years there is a brief launch window when your space vessel can return to Earth. Will you and your fellow space travelers prepare for launch on time?
35-39. Have a drink on one of Atlanta’s gorgeous patios
Have a drink, relax, and unwind at one of these enchanting patios in Atlanta that we recommend you check out this summer:
- Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall – Inman Park
- Buena Vida Tapas + Sol – Old Fourth Ward (Beltline)
- Anis Cafe & Bistro – Buckhead
- Brick Store Pub – Decatur
- South City Kitchen – Multiple locations
40. Atlanta’s “Alcohol Park”
Pullman Yard is currently undergoing a major transformation for the people of Atlanta. The new Historic Rail Park will open an alcohol park to kick off the summer season in style, as it opens this month, coinciding with the awesome Van Gogh exhibition taking over Pullman’s Yard.
Midtown Atlanta is home to the country’s largest puppetry museum. You can meet beloved puppet favorites like Miss Piggy, Bert, and Ernie. You can even meet the legend himself, Kermit the Frog!
42-43. Start your unique fitness journey
Spring is in full swing, which means Summer is just around the corner! It’s the perfect time to start working on our summer bods (if you want to, that is). If you find exercise quite difficult, then these unique and fun fitness programs will definitely get the blood pumping!
- Llama Yoga: Llama Yoga is held at the Alpaca Treehouse, and is guided by a yoga instructor with either Figgy the Llama or Queen Dali Llama.
- Thai Chi at the Botanical Gardens: The Garden’s popular Tai Chi class is an immersive experience that leaves you feeling balanced and refreshed.
43-46. Visit Atlanta’s Food Markets/Halls
Atlanta is home to so many neighborhood markets and local grocery stores. And how could we forget about Ponce City Market? Here’s what we recommend this May:
- Atlanta Food Truck Park & Market – Atlanta’s premier vegan food truck market!
- The Works (Chattahoochee Food Hall) – New food hall that’s just opened in Atlanta!
- Ponce City Market – Our top 10 favorite dishes you have to try at Ponce City Market.
- Star Provisions Market & Cafe – Known for their gourmet foods, get your cheese, meat, seafood and more at Star Provisions.
47-48. Get your peaches out in Georgia!
It’s officially peach picking season in Georgia, and they don’t call it the Peach State for nothing. Go and spend the day on the farm, picking fresh fruit on a gorgeous summer day! Here are a couple we recommend:
- Southern Belle Farm – A family owned 330 acre working farm, with guaranteed fun for all the family! Delicious peach treats are available!
- Jaemor Farms – A little further out, but totally worth it for their tasty peach ice cream.
49. Boozy zoo trip!
Brew at the Zoo is back at Zoo Atlanta! Bringing the best of Atlanta’s incredible breweries to their Grant Park attraction, the annual beer festivals celebrates the awesome selection of craft brews on offer in the ATL.
50-52. Take in the Architecture
A tour of Atlanta’s finest architecture is the perfect way to take in the vast amount of buildings, styles and designs calling the ATL home. Check out our guide to Atlanta’s most iconic architecture.
- King and Queen Buildings – These royal twin towers beautifully light up the metro’s night sky. Officially called Concourse Corporate Center V and VI, the 34-story icons can be seen for miles.
- Bank of America – The tallest building in Atlanta, and it’s a gorgeous one at that.
- Flat Iron Building – Atlanta has its own take on the New York tourist haven, and ATL’s came first! Although it’s much smaller than NY, it’s definitely worth the visit and a snap.
53. Korean Pop-Up!
Seoul Chikin will take over Smith’s Olde Bar every Friday starting May 14. Famous for their tasty Seoul street food, Seoul Chickin host several pop-up events across Atlanta regularly!
54. Sculpture Park
Explore the stories of habitats, and the plants, animals, and humans that call them home in this new outdoor exhibit at Fernbank Museum. Habitat showcases larger-than-life insect sculptures such as the impressive praying mantis that now guards the gardens.
55. Georgia’s Unnatural “Natural Wonder”
The mistakes of the past are on clear display two-and-a-half hours southwest of Atlanta. The Providence Canyon has been declared as one of Georgia’s natural wonders, although its origin story isn’t very natural. Georgia’s ‘Little Grand Canyon’ was accidently created by 1800’s settlers and their poor farming practices.