Top things to do in and around Atlanta this month

Great music, good food and wonderful weather greeted music lovers at the Candler Park Music and Food Festival.              (Photo by Denise Bailey)

ATLANTA — May 28-29

Tapas & Tequila at Six Flags Over Georgia

This one-of-a-kind festival is a lively celebration of Mexican culture, showcasing delicious tapas and tequila pairings, live cultural entertainment and a fiesta atmosphere to captivate all of the senses. Tapas & Tequila offers a premium tequila tasting experience, featuring a variety of world-class, tequilas from Jalisco, Mexico that have been paired with six specialty tapas by the experts at ¡Viva Tequila Festival!. The result is a captivating experience that enhances the natural flavors in both.

May 28

Brew at the Zoo

The 21-and-up event will feature sampling of more than 70 beers and wines, with a wide variety of craft options from many of Georgia’s favorite breweries and cideries. Other highlights will include music at venues throughout the Zoo; wildlife viewing until dusk; special Keeper Talks; and more.

Alpharetta Arts Streetfest

Over 100 artists will showcase their works for delighted shoppers in this beautiful park behind the Alpharetta Community Center, 175 Roswell St. Food and beverage vendors will be serving delightful festival fare and the kids will be entertained in the creative Kidz Zone.

May 28-30

Atlanta Jazz Festival

Don’t miss the fun and excitement at the annual Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park, one of the country’s largest free jazz festivals. An annual celebration of the music, culture, and art of jazz begins in April and culminates each Memorial Day weekend, with an outdoor festival featuring jazz artists from all over the world

May 29

Memorial Day Cookout and Barbecue at the Dillard House

Come to the Memorial Day Celebration at The Dillard House! Enjoy the outdoor BBQ with LIVE entertainment! The BBQ will be served from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM and there will be a cash bar as well! For more information or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-541-0671 or email

Now-May 30

Georgia Renaissance Festival

You are invited to join in the festivities and celebrate spring with the finest food, drink, shopping, and entertainment from across the Realm. Rub elbows with peasants and princes, be enchanted by the wondrous treasures in our Artisan Market, and enjoy our comedians, acrobats, magicians and bards as they entertain you. Whatever you seek - Adventure, Fantasy, Amusement - you will find it here!

May 30-July 1

Enjoy! Patio Party at World of Coca-Cola

With the promise of sunny days just around the corner, World of Coca-Cola is gearing up to celebrate the spirit of summer with Enjoy! Patio Party, a first-ever event featuring seasonal sips, yard games, festive summer décor, colorful photo ops and more.

June 3-4

Candler Park Music Festival

The fourteenth edition of this neighborhood favorite festival will showcase The Disco Biscuits; Grace Potter; Trouble No More- celebrating the legacy of the Allman Brothers Band and featuring Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Daniel Donato, Dylan Niederauer, Jack Ryan, Peter Levin, and Roosevelt Collier; Yonder Mountain String Band; Twiddle; Andy Frasco & The U.N.; Cha Wa; CBDB; The Orange Constant, and Webster. Accompanying the live performances will be a hand-picked selection of some of the City’s best food trucks and vendors and an artist market showcasing a wide range of makers.

The North Georgia Sing

Two great days, three exciting concerts! Join Christian entertainment from the North Georgia mountains for two great days of music.

June 4

Atlanta Wine Walk

Marking the event of the summer, Live! at The Battery will welcome Atlantans and visitors alike to uncork and unwind at their annual 21+ wine festival Atlanta Wine Walk. Alongside music from local DJ Empress Rah and a live band, festival goers will sip, taste and enjoy wines from a variety of winemakers, including Chateau Ste. Michelle, 14 Hands, Orin Swift and more, plus a few craft beers.

Milk + Cookies Atlanta

Gucci Mane and DJ, producer and singer Alison Wonderland headline the spring block fest. Milk + Cookies Atlanta will blend various music genres, tasty food selections, and creative activities to curate a meaningful, multi-sensory experience for Atlanta’s flourishing creative community.

June 11-12

Blairsville Scottish Festival and Highland Games

For 17 years the Scots have gathered at Meeks Park on Highway 515 in Blairsville, Ga. 30540. Highland dancers, Scottish athletes, family clans, bagpipes and drums and traditional musicians come to celebrate their heritage. Even if you don’t know your family’s heritage or have little or no Scottish ties come experience Scotland without the need of a passport or international flight across the ocean.

June 17-19

Juneteenth Atlanta Parade & Music Festival

Juneteenth Atlanta Parade & Music Festival is a member of the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation that brought you Juneteenth as a national holiday!

June 18

Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra brings their hit program Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams to the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City on Saturday, June 18, 2022! This family-friendly symphonic event will feature the popular works from renowned composer and conductor John Williams. The concert will highlight his beloved film scores from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jaws and more, all performed live by the ASO.

June 24-26

Athfest Music & Arts Festival

AthFest is an annual free, three-day festival that celebrates Athens, Georgia’s, vibrant creative culture, featuring local and regional musicians and visual artists. Thousands of people flock to the streets of historic downtown Athens each AthFest to experience live music by artists from a variety of genres, enjoy local artwork, and soak up the vibe of one of America’s coolest cities. Locals mingle with out of towners while music fills the air and art, food and fun fill the streets.





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