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 Fourth 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.
Sad Summer Festival
10 Jul, 2021
Steve Polk Plaza @ the Masquerade
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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.
30 Jul, 2021
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
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Lindsey Stirling is a one-of-a-kind performer. Combining her violin and dance, Stirling composes entrancing songs and showcases her violin skills all while dancing. Her concerts are high-energy, artistic affairs that must be seen to be believed. Click here to buy your tickets.
Did you ever think that the you'd have the chance to see Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, and the Interrupters ALL in one night durring a single show? Well, now is your chance. Don't miss this epic, once in a life time opportinity; no better way to celebrate the return of live music performances post-pandemic. Tickets are available here.
24 Jul, 2021 7:30 pm
Ameris Bank Amphitheater
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Multi-award winning country singer Brad Paisley returns to live concerts this summer. Having sold over 11 million albums, Brad Paisley is extremely popular and can put on a raucous performance whenever he takes the stage. Make the brief ride from Atlanta to Alpharetta to see Brad Paisley live. Buy your tickets here!
Dave Mattews Band has been a force in music since 1994. With seven consecutive debuting at number 1 on the Billboard Music charts, they are best regarded as an incredible live band. A jam band above all else, Dave Matthews Band consists of expert musicians, and their live shows are win they show off their skills. Buy your tickets here.
Afro Dance Heritage Festival
22-25 Jul, 2021
Sonesta Atlanta Airport North Hotel
The Afro Dance Heritage Festival will feature three DJs, a lot of dancing, and above all, is a celebration of the roots and continued influence of African dance. With dance workshops and instruction, fashion, and culture, this is a three-day and four-night festival worth experiencing. Buy your tickets here.
Japanese Breakfast is a music project helmed by Michelle Zauner, who is also the author of the recent memoir Crying in H Mart. Japanese Breakfast's style has been debated, with some labeling it lo-fi pop or experimental rock, but their creativity and artistry are undeniable. Buy your tickets here.
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.