15 things to do this weekend in metro Atlanta: Juneteenth events, Foodie Fest and more

Your guide to Atlanta's Atlantic Station

If you’re looking for something fun to do in metro Atlanta this weekend, you’ll find several early Juneteenth events on the calendar featuring living history tours, music and more. Or if you’d like to sample foods from multiple vendors and enjoy live DJs, free roller skating and other entertainment, head to the Midnight Market ATL Foodie Fest.

Check out the following 15 things to do this weekend in metro Atlanta:

Intown Atlanta

Midnight Market ATL Foodie Fest

6 p.m.-11:55 p.m. Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10. $25 and up. Atlantic Station Pinnacle Lot, 241 20th St., Atlanta.

If you’re 21 or older, head to this foodie fest for $5 samples, $8-and-under small plates, multiple bars, free roller skating, live DJs and dancing, an artisan and makers market, and more.

Virginia-Highland Summerfest

6 p.m.-9 p.m. kickoff. Friday, June 9. 8 a.m. 5K run and Tot Trot and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. festival. Saturday, June 10. $35 kickoff general admission, $10 for kids 12 and under, free for kids under 2. $48 5K, $10 Tot Trot. John C. Howell Park, 797 Virginia Ave. NE, Atlanta.

Head to the historic Virginia-Highland neighborhood for fine art, crafts, live music, a 5K run, children’s activities and more.

Hotlanta Half Marathon/Relay/5K

7 a.m. half marathon and half marathon relay, 7:15 a.m. 5K. Sunday, June 11. $125 half marathon, Pemberton Place at the World of Coca-Cola, 121 Baker St. NW, Atlanta.

Run your choice of distances and celebrate with a post-race party featuring music, refreshments, vendors and more.



10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 10. Free. William Root House, 80 N. Marietta Parkway NW, Marietta. 770-426-4982.

Commemorate Juneteenth with guided museum tours, living history demonstrations, storytelling and more.

Braves Country 5K

6 a.m. race number pickup opens, 7:30 a.m. race starts. Saturday, June 10. $65 Home Run Ticket Package, $55 Grandstand Reserved Ticket Package, $20 Kids’ Dash. Truist Park, 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta.

Run through the streets surrounding Truist Park and cross the finish line on the field. 5K registration includes an Atlanta Braves ticket to your choice of a game between June 10 and 18, based on availability.

Electric Avenue

7 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, June 10. Free admission. 2800 King St., downtown Smyrna.

Relive music from both sides of 1985 as Electric Avenue brings New Wave and ‘80s hits to life.


Pre-Juneteenth Jubilee

1 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, June 10. Free admission. Legacy Park, 500 South Columbia Dr., Decatur.

Gather to honor the history and culture of African Americans with food, music and entertainment for all ages.

James Hood’s Mesmerica

4 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 10. $12 and up. Jim Cherry Planetarium, Fernbank Science Center, 156 Heaton Park Dr., Atlanta.

Take an immersive journey through the music of Grammy-nominated composer and percussionist James Hood with visually hypnotic 3D animated art curated from artists around the world.

Pave and Pedal

6 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, June 10. New Peachtree Road, Doraville. 770-451-8745.

Celebrate the completion of the new Peachtree Road project with a DArt project for the new crosswalks as well as food, drinks and Big Wheel racing.

North Fulton

Alpharetta Community Heroes Family Fun Day

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 10. Free for adults when accompanied by a child, kids’ wristbands $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Alpharetta Community Center, 175 Roswell St., Alpharetta. 678-297-6100.

Have a day of family fun with music, Touch-A-Truck, train rides, face painting and more. All proceeds go toward supporting BrewAble’s mission of supporting adults with disabilities.

Bird Walk with Georgia Audubon

8 a.m.-11 a.m. Sunday, June 11. General admission $15 adults, $11 seniors/students, $9 children, free for ages 2 and under. Free for CNC and Georgia Audubon members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055.

Take a field trip with Georgia Audubon to look for resident and migratory birds of the river and forest.

Eclectic Lawn Concert Series

7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday, June 9. Free. Terrace and lawn of the Alpharetta Arts Center, 238 Canton St., Alpharetta. 678-297-6000.

Bring a picnic lunch and a chair if you’d like and listen to jazz, soul and funk music from The KT Collaborative.


Gwinnett Pride

Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, June 10. Thrasher Park, 93 Park Dr., Norcross.

Celebrate Pride Month with music from Allan Garcia, Debra Lynn Rodriguez, E-Jay Mills and more.

Duende: A Cirque Show

7 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 10 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 11. $15 and up. Lawrenceville Arts Center, 125 N. Clayton St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222.

Be amazed by acrobats who portray personal stories on different apparatuses while accompanied by music.

Rock the Park

6:30 p.m. gates open, 7 p.m. band starts. Saturday, June 10. Free. City Park, 76 Main St., Lilburn.

Enjoy a free outdoor concert featuring the Elton John tribute band Elton Live! and opening act All the Locals.