Braves Country 5K: 16 things to do this weekend around Atlanta

The Braves Country 5K happens June 11. (Photo by Joaquin Lara)

It's getting hot out there, Atlanta, but that doesn't mean you can't have a ton of fun in the Georgia sun this weekend.

Check out this event lineup taking place all around the Metro area.


Bonsai Study Group. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 9. Free with garden admission. Smith Gilbert Gardens. 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw. 770-919-0248.

Whether you're just curious about Bonsai trees, or want to expand your knowledge in order to tend to your own Bonsai garden, don't miss the Bonsai Study Group taking place at Smith Gilbert Gardens this Friday. Bonsai Curator Rodney Clemons will guide this group, which explain how the garden oversees and tends the Bonsai collection.

Braves Country 5K. 6 a.m. Saturday, June 10. Prices start at $39 per person. SunTrust Park. 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 866-800-1275.

Start your weekend with a run at the Braves Country 5K taking place at SunTrust Park. This family-friendly event will include a One Mile Run, 50m Dash and 5K run, which will travel through The Battery Atlanta and will end at the ballpark.

Druganacht: A Fiery Fairy Tale. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, June 10. $15 per person. Old Smyrna Firehouse. 2889 Alexander St., Smyrna.

Enjoy a Fiery Fairy Tale this Saturday at the Old Smyrna Firehouse. Circus Combustus will present Druganacht, which will include classic Russian fairy tales like Vasilisa and Baba Yaga performed by aerialists, acrobats, dancers and fire performers. Bring the whole family to the 7 p.m. show, or attend the 9 p.m. show for adults only.

Creepers Car Club 27th Fun Run Car Show. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 10. $5 per person. Jim R. Miller Park. 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. 404-697-6253.

If you love vintage, classic, muscle and sports cars, come on out to one of the best cars shows in the South this Saturday. The 27th Annual Creepers Car Club and Fun Run takes place at Jim R. Miller Park and will feature an open car show, a fun run, live music, door prizes, a swap meet, awards and more.


This is an image from the new Imax film at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, “The Search for Life in Space.” This film delves into what scientists know about life in the cosmos and what they are looking for with the world’s most powerful telescopes on the sky. CONTRIBUTED BY DECEMBER MEDIA

Fernbank After Dark. 7 p.m. Friday, June 9. $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Fernbank Museum of Natural History. 767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta. 404-929-6300.

Experience Fernbank like never before at the Fernbank After Dark event taking place this Friday. Along with after-hours Museum access, guests will enjoy craft beer and cocktails, live music, films in the Giant Screen Theater and exclusive access to WildWoods.

Handcrafted "Cold-Process" All Natural Soapmaking. 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 9. $80 per person. Spruill Center for the Arts. 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody. 770-394-3447.

If you've ever wanted to find out how to make homemade, all natural soap, join the cold-process soapmaking class happening this Friday at the Spruill Center for the Arts. In this interactive, hands-on class, you'll learn how to use natural ingredients to make your own handcrafted soap from scratch.

Whole Hog Class. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 10. $125 per person. Pine Street Market. 4 Pine St. # A, Avondale Estates. 404-296-9672.

Go whole hog this Saturday at the Pine Street Market Whole Hog Class. Watch as Rusty breaks down a whole pig, find out about different cuts of meat and learn all about butchery at this interactive (and tasty) class. Guests will get to take home their own bacon and pork chop and will enjoy s slow roasted pork shoulder lunch onsite.

Brookhaven Beer Festival. 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 10. Prices start at $40 per person. Brookhaven Park. 4158 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta.

The 7th Annual Brookhaven Beer Festival will take place at Brookhaven park this Saturday. This year's event will include tastings of over 200 wines and beers, food from top local restaurants and food trucks, live music and more. No children or pets allowed at this event.


Blue Moon Paint the Pint Night. 6 p.m. Friday, June 9. $3.50 to $4.50 per person. McCray's Tavern on the Square. 100 North Perry St., Lawrenceville. 770-407-6754.

Savor your favorite brew with a little art this Friday at the Blue Moon Paint the Pint Night. With your purchase of a pint of Blue Moon, guests will receive a free pint glass that they can paint using brushes and markers while listening to live music.

Get festive all weekend long at the Peachtree Corners Festival in Gwinnett.

Credit: Courtesy of Peachtree Corners Festival, Inc.

Credit: Courtesy of Peachtree Corners Festival, Inc.

Peachtree Corners Festival. 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 9 through 11. Free. 6236 Crooked Creek Road, Peachtree Corners. 770-367-3127.

The Peachtree Corners Festival is back with live entertainment, a car show, arts and crafts booths, food vendors, children's activities and free concerts. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs to this wholesome, family-friendly event.

Family Fishing at Bass Pro Shops. Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11. Free. Bass Pro Shops Lawrenceville. 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. 678-847-5500.

Help your little ones learn how to fish for free this weekend at Bass Pro Shops in Lawrenceville. This Family Fishing event will feature a catch-and-release pond, instruction on how to cast a reel, a "first fish' certificate, free photo downloads, giveaways, seminars and more.

Duluth Arts Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 10 and 11. Free. Duluth Town Green. 3167 Main St., Duluth.

Explore artwork and handicrafts from over 125 painters, glassblowers, jewelers, photographers, ceramic artists, metalworkers and sculptors at the Duluth Arts Festival taking place at the Duluth Town Green this weekend. Visitors will also enjoy artist demonstrations, a children's area, live acoustic music and festival treats.

North Fulton

Golf lovers, don't miss the Arnold Palmer Cup this weekend in Johns Creek.

Credit: Courtesy of Arnold Palmer Cup

Credit: Courtesy of Arnold Palmer Cup

Arnold Palmer Cup. 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon, Sunday, June 9 through 11. Free. Atlanta Athletic Club. 1930 Bobby Jones Drive, Johns Creek. 770-448-2166.

Golf lovers, don't miss the 20th Anniversary of the Arnold Palmer Cup, which takes place this weekend at the Atlanta Athletic Club. This tournament is free to attend and open to the public, will feature beverages from Jekyll Brewing and will include team autographs.

Life Time Amp Cycle and Brunch Festival. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday June 10. Free, $10 with brunch. Life Time Fitness Sandy Springs. 5580 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-257-0900.

Stop by the Life Time Amp Cycle and Brunch Festival this Saturday and enjoy four hours of workout classes, a delicious roof-top brunch, live music, a kid's carnival and shopping.

Family Friendly Breakfast with Butterflies. 10 a.m. Sunday, June 11. $15 for members, $25 for non-members, registration required. Chattahoochee Nature Center. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055.

Enjoy some one-on-one time with your favorite butterflies at the Family Friendly Breakfast with Butterflies event taking place at CNC this Sunday. Guests will eat a light breakfast while surrounded by fluttering butterflies inside of the Butterfly Encounter.

The Alpharetta City Band Presents a Musical Celebration of Flag Day. 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 11. Free. Alpharetta Adult Activities Center. 13450 Cogburn Road, Alpharetta. 770-475-9684.

Celebrate Flag Day with the Alpharetta City Band this Sunday with a concert to commemorate the adoption of the U.S. flag by the Contenental Congress in 1777.

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