Roswell's Barrington Hall was built in 1839.

11 can't-miss Atlanta festivals in June

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Get outside, grab some friends, and enjoy what Atlanta has to offer.

Here are 11 can't-miss ATL festivals in June:


2 p.m., June 1, 97 Estoria, 727 Wylie St. SE, Atlanta.

Estoriafest, presented by the brilliant forces of Pabst Sound Society and Dope Girls, is totally worth the mere $5 to get in. Sip some cold ones, enjoy a jam-packed day of killer tunes, play fun games, hop in the interactive photo booth, and prepare to get wet -- there just might be some Super Soaker action.

Smoke 'Em If Ya Got 'Em- 48 hour marinated wings, slow smoked, double dipped or naked from Bone Lick BBQ.
Photo: Becky Stein/AJC file photos

Westside Wing Festival

Noon to 6:30 p.m., June 1, Grove Park Recreation Center, 709 Hortense Place NW, Atlanta.

Get ready for all the wings you can handle at the Westside Wing Festival hosted by the Grove Park Neighborhoods Association. There will be live music and performances, local vendors, artist showcases, and if you're feeling extra saucy, stick around until 5:30 p.m. to find out whose wings will be crowned victorious as the Best in the West.

Cyclists gathered at Piedmont Park for the 5th annual Moon Ride. Bikers take to the streets of Atlanta under the moonlight for the charity Bert's Big Adventure.
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Atlanta Moon Ride

7 p.m., June 7, Piedmont Park, 10th Street and Monroe Drive, Atlanta.

It's not every night the streets fill up with neon lights, funky costumes, and bikes galore. The festivities begin with a pre-party in Piedmont Park, followed by a 7-mile bike ride through some of Atlanta's coolest neighborhoods starting at 11 p.m. Purchase your ticket before June 1 to be guaranteed a shirt. This event is open to anyone, whether you've got a fancy street bike, a mountain bike, or even a wheelchair.

Roswell Lavender Festival

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 8, Barrington Hall, 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell.

This festival is a celebration of all things lavender, inspired by Barrington Hall's own lavender queen, Evelyn Simpson, a descendant of Barrington King. Come and see the different varieties, uses, and folk remedies associated with this ancient plant along with fun festivities, local music, vendors, and even some yoga.

The ninth annual Tunes from the Tombs music festival will be held June 8 at Historic Oakland Cemetery. Contributed by Historic Oakland Cemetery
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Tunes from the Tombs

Noon to 8 p.m., June 8, Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave. SE, Atlanta.

Now in its ninth year, Tunes from the Tombs is back with a slew of talent across three stages, including The Artisanals and Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, the best of Atlanta's craft beer, local food trucks, and you can even visit some of Oakland's famous residents on free mini-tours.

All proceeds from Tunes from the Tombs benefit Historic Oakland Foundation's mission to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Historic Oakland Cemetery.

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Food That Rocks

6:30-11 p.m., June 8, City Green at City Springs, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs.

Produced by Taste of Atlanta, this foodie-festival is bringing out the best of Sandy Springs. Enjoy an evening full of more than 20 favorite Sandy Springs restaurants, bottomless wine, beer and cocktail tastes, and live music from The Biffs. General admission is $65.

Atlanta Summer Beer Fest

4-8 p.m., June 15, Historic 4th Ward Park, 665 North Ave. NE, Atlanta.

Location, all-you-can-drink samples, and fun attractions are just some of the reasons this event has sold out the past six years in a row. There will be over 200 beers, featuring local Atlanta breweries and great breweries from all over the country. A full list of beers will be posted the week of the festival. Tickets are $40 advance, $45 after June 8, and $55 day of the event.

Your ticket price includes a souvenir cup, entertainment, and all of your beer, wine and cider samples.

Piedmont Park Pop Up Beer Festival

Noon to 8 p.m., June 15, Piedmont Park, 10th Street and Charles Allen Drive, Atlanta.

If you need another beer festival option or wanted to try something new, Piedmont Park is hosting its first ever Pop-up Beer Fest on June 15. In addition to some of the region's finest craft beers, there will be delectable fried chicken from local restaurants and great music overlooking the gorgeous Piedmont Park.

3rd Annual Taco & Tequila Crawl

Noon to 6 p.m., June 22, Midtown Atlanta.

You don't have to cry that Cinco is over, you can still enjoy the best tacos and tequila around with this fun crawl through Midtown. Your general admission ticket includes four tacos, exclusive drink specials at every stop, a Taco & Tequila Crawl signature koozie, and more.

You can try Second Self's new Strawberry Bleeding Heart Ale at their Big Game watch party.
Photo: Courtesy Second Self

Carnival ATL

Noon to 5 p.m., June 22, Second Self Beer Company, 1317 Logan Circle NW, Atlanta.

Second Self Beer Company is having a day party full of carnival-style games for adults and kids, prizes, activities, an artist market, music, and of course, BEER. Enjoy $3 pints of Second Self's signature Thai Wheat and ATaLe. You can RSVP for free, or RSVP with carnival tickets starting at $12.

Atlanta Wine Walk

Noon to 4 p.m., June 22, Live! at the Battery Atlanta, 825 Battery Ave. SE, Suite 600.

Come out and enjoy The Battery Atlanta's first ever Atlanta Wine Walk presented by 14 Hands Winery. Walk through the gorgeous space and enjoy wine tastings, food sampling, live music, vendors and more. Tickets start at $45, and proceeds will benefit The Braves Foundation.

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