Though Atlanta enjoys warm weather year-round, summertime is still a season of daily festivals and specialty events! The Atlanta area offers loads of summer events to fit every personality type, including festivals, dining specials, concerts and sporting events! Whether you just moved to Atlanta, are moving soon, or have lived there for years, you can browse through this event list to decide which affairs strike your fancy!
Specialty Events & Festivals
Georgia Mountain Fair runs from July 15 to July 25 and is located at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee. Learn about the history and culture of Georgia while enjoying musical performances, arts and crafts, a judged flower contest, food vendors and an array of carnival rides, which are offered free from 2 to 5 p.m. everyday!
Octane Coffee Bar & Lounge in Atlanta provides numerous beer tasting nights throughout the summer that allow you to freely taste test of an assortment of beers! From 5 to 7 p.m., taste test Coney Island Beers on July 8, Magic Hat Beers on July 15, and Sierra’s New Brew on July 29!
Roswell Town Square features Alive After Five beginning on July 16, and continuing on every third Thursday after that. Head to the historic Canton Street in Roswell to enjoy shopping and dining specials, art and craft galleries, entertainment and more!
Countdown to Kickoff is on July 18 from 3 to 6 p.m. and is located at the University of Georgia’s football practice fields. Help support a bunch of different charity foundations while meeting and receiving autographs from more than 50 current and former UGA players!
Also on July 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., head to the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell for the Flying Colors Butterfly Festival. While a variety of butterflies flutter above you, enjoy a picnic while watching a puppet show that explains the life cycle of a butterfly.
National Black Arts Festival runs from July 29 to Aug. 2 at Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta. Showcase your creative expression and cultural knowledge while participating in a book fair or a fashion show, or just dancing the night away to your favorite music!
Bring the whole family to the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth on Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for Trains, Trucks & Tractors! While viewing and learning about all different types of transportation, kids can also enjoy making crafts and showing off temporary tattoos.
At the Atlanta Motor Speedway, enjoy the National Biker’s Roundup on Aug. 4 from 2 to 9 p.m. Even if you’re not a motorcycle enthusiast, you can listen to musical entertainment while checking out the different rides and savoring the large variety of food and beer.
Dragon*Con is on Sept. 4 from 1 to 8 p.m. and is located at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, the Hyatt Regency, the Hilton Atlanta and the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, all located in Atlanta. Dragon*Con is a multimedia convention that shows its appreciation of popular culture through science fiction, comics, literature, art, video games, music and film.
Joe Cocker on July 27 at 8 p.m., at Chastain Park Amphitheater
Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival on July 24 at 1:30 p.m., at Lakewood Amphitheater, which includes legendary Marilyn Manson and Slayer
Chris Isaak on July 25 at 8 p.m., at Chastain Park Amphitheater
Warped Tour on July 28 at 12 p.m., at Lakewood Amphitheater, which includes 35 bands, such as Less Than Jake, Senses Fail, T.S.O.L. and more
Tom Jones on July 31 at 8 p.m., at Chastain Park Amphitheater
Rascal Flatts and special guest star Darius Rucker on July 31 at 8 p.m., at Lakewood Amphitheater
The Jonas Brothers on August 22 at 8 p.m., at Philips Arena
Summer is the perfect time to relax at an Atlanta Braves baseball game while you chow down on a hot dog and some peanuts! View a schedule and purchase tickets for a game at Turner Field here.
If baseball isn’t your sport of choice, enjoy an Atlanta Silverbacks soccer game at the Atlanta Silverback Park. For ticket information, click here.
For more information on special events and concerts, you can go to http://www.accessatlanta.com/.
For a list of permanent attractions, you can go to http://atlanta.creativeloafing.com.