Discover the best things to eat, see, and do during June in Atlanta!
Atlanta is known for its rich history, diverse culture, amazing food, and vibrant atmosphere. From festivals and summer vacation ideas to Pride and Juneteenth events, ideas to celebrate Father’s Day, and so much more – there’s no shortage of things to do in the capital of the South!
Whether you’re a local or visiting Atlanta for the first (or hundredth!) time, this post is your guide to everything happening in the city this month. Read on the best Atlanta activities in June – plus, insider tips on Atlanta’s weather, hidden gems, popular tourist spots, and more!
The Best Things to Do in Atlanta in June
Read on for additional details on these Atlanta summer events, and more fun ideas!
- Enjoy special events like Father’s Day, Pride Month, and Juneteenth
- Take a unique food tour of Atlanta
- Rock out to amazing musical artists at some of the South’s biggest concerts and festivals
- Explore Atlanta’s local art, food, and museums
In this post, you’ll find:
- Atlanta events: June 1-30 2023
- Ideas to enjoy Atlanta during the summer months
- June events and activities for individuals, friends, couples, and families with kids in Atlanta
- Fun things to do during a business trip to Atlanta in June
- Atlanta Father’s Day ideas 2023
The Best Things to Do in Atlanta During June
Celebrate Father’s Day
Taking a family trip to Atlanta during June? Don’t forget to celebrate the dads in your life on Sunday, June 18, 2023!
A few of our favorite Atlanta Father’s Day ideas: head to popular golf attractions like TopGolf and PuttShack. Or, cheer on the home team at an Atlanta Braves baseball game, or an Atlanta United soccer match. You can also get tickets to one of the many concerts happening this month, including plenty of “Dad rock” live performances – including Styx, Duran Duran, Peter Frampton, Boz Scaggs, and more.
For more unique ways to celebrate, check out our blog post: 12+ Things to Do for Father’s Day: Atlanta. You’ll find more than a dozen ideas to treat Dad!
Take a Walking Food Tour
Get a taste of Atlanta! The Grant Park Past & Future Food Walk is a fun walking tour showcasing the best of Atlanta’s food and history. On this tour, you’ll taste eight modern and Southern foods from three outstanding locally owned food stops.
Along the way, hear fascinating stories about Atlanta’s history and explore the unique architecture of the Grant Park neighborhood. The 2.5 hour long guided experience includes a walk through Historic Oakland Cemetery, where many noteworthy Atlantans lay at rest.
Unexpected Atlanta’s walking tours are ranked #1 for “Atlanta Tours & Activities” on TripAdvisor. Join this unique experience you won’t find anywhere else!
Celebrate Pride Month
While Atlanta Pride takes place during the month of October, Pride Month is celebrated in June around the world! Take part in celebrating by exploring Atlanta’s many LGBTQIA+ businesses, events, and more.
Our favorite ideas to celebrate Pride Month in Atlanta:
- Run in the Atlanta Pride Run 5k on June 4, 2023. Proceeds from this 3.11-mile race help to support local LGBTQIA+ organizations serving the community and fighting against HIV and AIDS. Leashed pets and strollers are welcome, and you can also walk the race if running isn’t your thing!
- Check out the National Center for Civil and Human Rights to explore the history behind movements for equality. Their “Out Down South” exhibition explores voices and portraits of LGBTQ+ Atlantans and change-makers.
- Visit Atlanta LGBTQ+ bars, such as Blake’s on the Park in Midtown, Woofs Sports Bar, and Bulldog’s – one of the city’s oldest gay bars. Lesbian-friendly bars include My Sister’s Room in Old Fourth Ward and Mary’s in East Atlanta Village.
- Visit Lips for a memorable drag brunch!
- Check out the rainbow-painted crosswalk at the intersection of 10th & Piedmont in Midtown Atlanta.
Attend Concerts in Atlanta: June 2023
Did you know World Music Day is June 21? This is the perfect excuse to enjoy live music in Atlanta! With plenty of amazing concert venues and world-class acts, Atlanta is a popular concert destination. In June 2023, Atlanta will play host to a star-studded lineup of noteworthy names. From R&B to country, alternative, classic rock, and more – there’s an artist for every musical taste!
Atlanta concerts in June 2023 – a few highlights:
- Atlanta R&B Music Experience: June 2 at State Farm Arena
- Brooks & Dunn: June 8 at Gas South Arena
- Rick Springfield: June 9 at Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater
- Indigo Girls: June 9 at Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
- Boz Scaggs: June 10 at the Fox Theatre
- Matt Maeson: June 13 at Tabernacle
- Duran Duran: June 15 at State Farm Arena
- Styx: June 16 at the Fox Theatre
- James Taylor: June 16 at State Farm Arena
- Noah Kahan: June 17 at Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
- Bryan Adams: June 18 at Gas South Arena
- Dream Theater: June 25 at the Fox Theatre
- Weezer: June 26 at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
- The Cure: June 27 & 28 at State Farm Arena
Beat the Summer Heat at a Splash Pad or River
As a city that’s known for its warm weather, Atlanta has plenty of splash pads and rivers to cool off in! Taking a cool dip is one of our favorite Atlanta things to do in June.
For instance, the Chattahoochee River is a popular spot for tubing and kayaking – or, as locals call it, “shooting the hooch!” You can also find plenty of free splash pads around the city to cool off. A few of our favorites can be found at The Battery in Marietta (near Truist Park, where the Atlanta Braves play), Fountains of Rings at Centennial Olympic Park in Downtown Atlanta, and the Legacy Foundation at Piedmont Park in Midtown.
For more details, check out Atlanta Parent’s guide to kid-friendly splash pads, pools, and water parks!
Honor Juneteenth on June 19
Also called Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, Juneteenth is a federal holiday that marks the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the U.S. Around the world, Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19th each year. Juneteenth is one of America’s most important holidays, as well as the newest federal holiday.
With Atlanta’s many deep ties to the Civil Rights movement, our city is a prime spot to learn about and celebrate Juneteenth. The main event: the Juneteenth Atlanta Parade and Music Festival on June 16-18, 2023!
You can also continue learning about the story of freedom with Unexpected Atlanta’s Martin Luther King, Jr Atlanta History Tour. During this walking tour led by a knowledgeable local tour guide, you’ll delve into MLK’s life and legacy. See Dr. King’s birth home, hear immersive stories of the Civil Rights movement, stop by Ebenezer Baptist Church (when open), pay your respects at Dr. and Mrs. King’s memorials, and more.
Enjoy Art, Food, Music, & More at Virginia Highland Summerfest
On June 9 & 10, 2023, head to Atlanta’s Virginia Highland neighborhood for their annual Summerfest!
This family-friendly festival includes food vendors, art, and live music from local and national talent. 2023’s headlining act is the popular mellow band, Perpetual Groove. You’ll also find a wide variety of fine art, folk art, and everything in between for sale!
A “Maker’s Market” features soaps, lotions, candles, plants, snacks, and more. Additionally, a “Kidsfest” area offers unique games, crafts, and activities for children of all ages.
Additional Atlanta Ideas for June
Craving more Atlanta summer activities? Other popular things to do in June include:
- Catch the last weekend of the Georgia Renaissance Festival, through June 4, 2023
- Plan an outdoor adventure at the Chattahoochee Nature Center
- Explore one of Atlanta’s many local farmers markets
- Eat your way through Atlanta’s best ice cream at Butter & Cream, Queen of Cream, and Morelli’s
- View the world of nature at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
- Play vintage-style amusement park games at Skyline Park, on the roof of Ponce City Market
- View world-renowned art at the High Museum of Art
- Get wild at Zoo Atlanta
- Learn the history behind the iconic drink at the World of Coca-Cola
Additionally, head to downtown Atlanta and take Unexpected Atlanta’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Atlanta History Tour to learn about Dr. King’s life and legacy!
FAQs: Visiting Atlanta in June
Is June a good time of year to visit Atlanta?
June is a popular time to visit Atlanta! During this month, our city is home to incredible summer festivals and concerts, fun family-friendly events, and weather that gave us the nickname “Hotlanta.” (Insider tip – locals just call it “the A” or “ATL!”)
Read on to learn all that’s happening in Atlanta during June!
What should I know about Atlanta weather in June?
Atlanta June weather can be warm and humid, with occasional thunderstorms. Keep comfortable with a portable fan, water bottle, and a rain jacket or umbrella on hand when visiting Atlanta during the summer months and you’ll be set to explore the city, no matter the forecast!
According to the National Weather Service, Atlanta June weather ranges from a lows around 69 F to a high of 87 F. Additionally, you might see rain in Atlanta in June, with an average of 8 days of rain during the month!
Are Allergens Strong during June in Atlanta?
Fortunately, June sees the end of Atlanta’s peak tree pollen season, typically during April and May. Spring and summer rain showers also help wash away remaining pollen, meaning that June in Atlanta is relatively comfortable for those with pollen allergies.
You can use a weather app or check the Center for Allergy & Asthma of Georgia for the most up-to-date allergen information.
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