Mark Your Calendars for These Summer Festivals and Events in Atlanta!

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When you live in one of Rockhaven’s Atlanta communities, you’ll be close to the many family-friendly things to do in Atlanta this summer! Check out just a few of the exciting festivals and events to visit this summer to have fun, support the community, and make this summer one to remember for years to come.

June 2024 Events

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Virginia Highland Summerfest

The Virginia Highland Summerfest spans a full weekend in June, with the Kick-Off Party on Friday, June 7th, with the main festival taking place on Saturday, June 8th, and Sunday, June 9th! Jam out to live bands, shop from over 200 fine art booths, and grab one-of-a-kind delicacies from various food trucks. Plus, your kids will love their Kidsfest, featuring fun arts and crafts activities! Want to go all out and support your community? This festival features a 5k Fun Run, with proceeds going to benefit local charitiesVisit their website for more details!

Piedmont Park Summer Arts Festival

Head to the Piedmont Park Arts Festival for tons of family fun! The Abnormal Market – Uncommon Bazaar is on Saturday, June 15th, and Sunday, June 16th. This market focuses on the visual arts, including up to 250 painters, jewelers, crafters, and more specialized vendors. Your family will love the live acoustic music, and the kids will love the children’s play area! Try festival food and drinks, with healthy alternatives available to give you options. Last but not least, this event is free and benefits local charities!

Juneteenth Atlanta Parade & Music Festival

Another upcoming event at Piedmont Park is the Juneteenth Atlanta Parade & Music Festival, taking place June 21st-23rd. This famous event is a local favorite and includes a parade, diverse vendors, live music, and a 5k freedom run. There will also be a car, truck, and bike show for car enthusiasts! Visit their website for more information.

July 2024 Events

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Fantastic Fourth Celebration at Stone Mountain Park

You won’t want to miss one of the top-rated fireworks shows in Atlanta! From July 1st to 7th, Stone Mountain Park will offer various times to admire a breathtaking, family-friendly light show. And this summer, the show will be even brighter with brand-new light show technology and ten times more laser beams than before! Get your tickets here!

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

Who doesn’t love ice cream on a hot day? Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 27th, for the 14th Annual Atlanta Ice Cream Festival at Piedmont Park! There will be ice cream (of course), live music, food and non-food vendors, and wellness engagement activities. Admission is free, but be sure to register beforehand.

August 2024 Events

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Grant Park Summer Shade Festival

On Saturday, August 24th, and Sunday, August 25th, take the family to the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival. This festival benefits the Grant Park Conservancy, a non-profit committed to the restoration of historic Grant Park. Support regional and local artists, discover food vendors, and enjoy live music. The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival kicks off with their Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K, including a Kids Tot Trot. This is the perfect last hurrah of the summer!

Dragon Con on Labor Day Weekend

One of the most famous pop-culture conventions takes place in Atlanta from August 29th-September 2nd! Dragon Con has something for everyone, with a parade of professional cosplayers from every fandom you can think of, vendors selling unique goods, famous guest speakers, an art show, and much, much more! Give your kids the weekend of a lifetime seeing their favorite characters and even meeting beloved voice actors from their favorite TV shows! Visit their website to view everything there is to do and all featured guests!

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