Atlanta in the summer is similar to many places across the South: hot. But the city has plenty of ways to beat the heat. Whether it's a dip in a river or ducking into a well air-conditioned museum, bar, or restaurant, COVID restrictions have been lifted and the city is buzzing with excitement, so you can find many ways to enjoy summer in ATL.
Kick off the second of July a little early with the Red, White, and Brews bar crawl. Eat and drink your way through some of Buckhead's best bars, clubs, and restaurants. Click here for more information.
Enjoy live music while supporting and promoting the use of hemp at the Kushella 4 Eva Music Festival. Hot indie artists from across the country, such as Omb Peezy, will be featured, and in between performances, enjoy games like Beer Pong, take selfies at the Selfie Station, and compete in the rap battle. Tickets start at $4.20 and range up to $350.
As the largest 10 kilometer race in the world, the Peachtree Road Race is iconic among runners, who have to compete to obtain one of the 60,000 coveted spots. Whether you run or choose to just observe, it's an impressive sight as some of the best joggers from around the world tackle the streets of Atlanta, you'll enjoy the afterparty with music and refreshments. The race's entrance fee starts at $38.
Raise money for the disadvantaged and homeless residents of Atlanta while having fun with the whole family at Lift Up Atlanta's Summer Fun Festival. Shop the booths hosted by local artisans, enjoy delicious and indulgent fair food, be mystified by the magician, and enjoy live music from local bands. Kids - and adults - will love the opportunity to get hands-on with adorable animals at the petting zoo, and maybe even get their face painted to look like one.
This elegant party with all-white cocktails is celebrated for the French Bastille day. This Bastille Day event is one of the biggest public celebrations in Atlanta featuring a silent auction, rooftop fashion show, a French buffet, an open wine bar, and live entertainment.
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Don't let the name fool you. The Sad Summer Festival is a pop punk driven cure for any amount of the summertime blues. Featuring performances by All Time Low and the Story So Far, come out and enjoy the shows. Click here to buy your tickets.
A local favorite activity often referred to as "Shooting the Hooch," renting a tube to drift down the river with some music, drinks and snacks, is the perfect was to enjoy a summer day. There are 4 drop in spots along the river that are just a few miles away from Atlanta.
Visit the High Museum of Art
Founded in 1905, the High Museum of Art has an extensive permanent collection of over 15,000 works of art that no enthusiast would want to miss. Work includes nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and decorative art; European paintings; African American art; and modern and contemporary art, photography, folk and self taught art, and African art.