June is right around the corner, which is essentially the best month of the year for festivals in Atlanta. GET EXCITED. Grab a glass of lemonade and head outside for these amazing festivals!!
The all-you-can-eat-drink-and-indulge experience awaits you. Explore the region’s top food and drink products and chef creations while also celebrating international influences that have shaped our region. Tasting Tent tickets are inclusive of all samples once inside the Tents.
Have you ever seen a hot air balloon upclose? It’s been on my bucket list for quite some time now. Now is your chance to get a tethered balloon ride to see the clouds at Balloons Over Fayette. They offer food vendors, crafts, live entertainment on June 17th from 3PM-10PM.
200+ beers, featuring the local Atlanta Breweries, and great breweries from all over the country. This event has sold out 6 years in a row, so get your tickets early. Tickets are $40 advance, $45 after June 8, and $55 day of event. Your ticket price includes a souvenir cup, entertainment, and all of your beer, wine and cider samples. This year it will be held at Old Fourth Ward Historic Park. Buy tickets here.
I HAVE BEEN WAITING A YEAR FOR THIS. One vendor has a lavender champagne jam that I regret never buying. I will not miss out this year. My favorite bites were the lavender cupcakes. The festival is a celebration of all things lavender and will feature the many varieties, uses, and folk remedies associated with this ancient plant. The festival activities include shopping, eating, lavender and plant demonstrations, live music, children’s activities, crafts, yoga & meditation, and more! Free event and free parking. For more info – click here.
Lavender Food Samples
- Noon: Lavender Marshmallows
- 1:00: Lavender Chocolate Bark
- 2:00: Peach Lavender Popsicles
The new, two-day festival will be held in the fun, vibrant and culturally diverse City of Duluth and will feature approximately 80+ painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more during its debut appearance. Festival goers will also have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations and enjoy gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives, live acoustic music, dance performances and much more. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome.
This packed event with live music, artist market food vendors, and a 5K race in the Virginia Highlands area. This festival is one of my favorites – there is always a ton to do and eat. June 3rd from 10AM-11PM and June 4th from 10AM-6PM.
The Atlanta Cycling Festival lasts the entire week all around bicycling! Atlanta bicycle rides, bicycle classes and, of course, bicycle parties. Whether you’re a cyclist or just learning to ride – come out and explore as the community unites for a great way to explore the outdoors.They have many events throughout the week. One to look out for: The International Cocktail Ride.
This is a great opportunity to explore some amazing vendors outside the perimeter. They will have a car & bike show, a kid’s corner with a rocking climbing wall to zip-lining. Live music featuring rock, country, and oldies genres. They have parking on site and it’s held on June 9th, 7PM-10:30PM, June 10th AM-6PM and June 11th – 12PM-5PM.
Chef Kristian Hargrove & Ron Eyester bring you their 1st Annual Lowcountry Boil Festival with culinary essence of Charleston & hand crafted beverages from Louisiana! Join us June 10th from 2PM to 6PM as we celebrate with friends, family, and neighbors to kick of Summer 2017 at Zeal Modern Eatery, Marietta.
INDIE LOVERS come through. I’ve found some of my favorite bands by going to this festival. If you’re into alternative rock, indie rock – you will fall in love. This is THE MUSIC + FOOD Festival of Atlanta. Tickets are REQUIRED. If you’re looking to boost your experience, you can get the VIP experience with express entry, reserved viewing area, private concession, climate controlled bathrooms, and goodies from the sponsors. This festival is worth it. Dates and times below!
Get out and enjoy this amazing weather. Life is meant for living. If you’re gong to a festival – keep me in the loop on Twitter.