Things To Do in Atlanta This Weekend
Note: Many attractions and events are requiring masks for the safety of customers and employees. See the whole list of weekend events here.
Here’s what’s going on in Atlanta this weekend, June 18, 19 and 20.
Sunday is Father’s Day
Both the Braves and Atlanta United are in town on Dad’s Day. If you hear Pop humming, “Take me out to the ball game,” take the hint. There are plenty more Father’s Day things to do in Atlanta this weekend, Free ride on a Ferris wheel? College Football Hall of Fame? It’s all here in the A.
Hawks and 76ers Battle It Out at State Farm Arena Friday Night
The NBA Eastern Conference playoffs return to State Farm Arena Friday night at 7:30 as the Atlanta Hawks once again face the Philadelphia 76ers. Be there to cheer them on.
HBCU Exhibit Opens This Weekend
The Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame opens a new permanent exhibit on Juneteenth. The exhibit celebrates all aspects of HBCUs and their impact. “The Southern Company Celebrating HBCUs” exhibit focuses on three pillars inherent in the HBCU culture – community, leadership and opportunity. Further, it uses historical artifacts and interactive video to tell these stories. From marching bands, homecoming, historic rivalries and classics to individual players, coaches, and testimonials from community leaders, the exhibit provides a comprehensive look into HBCUs.
Things Are Sweet At Candytopia
Candytopia returns to Atlanta! This sweet-filled hands-on experience is perfect for capturing fun photos for the gram. Open June 11 through the end of the month, the candy-themed adventure features larger-than-life art installations and full sensory experiences for the entire family. It’s not just for kids; this would make for a fun date night or girls’ day outing with friends.
Fernbank Features Live-Animal Exhibits
Two new special exhibitions open at Fernbank in time for summer. Through Sept. 6, “Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World” and “Nature’s Ninjas: Defenses of the Animal Kingdom” display a variety of live animals. There also are daily live encounters outside of the exhibit space.
Look, look: June Pride Events
Even though Atlanta’s big Pride celebration occurs in October, that doesn’t mean our city doesn’t pay tribute in June. Happenings began on June 12 with a Pulse Nightclub remembrance and continue throughout the month with Pride Night at the Braves, Out Night at Georgia Aquarium and a whole lot more. Don’t miss out.
Get To Know Atlanta’s Asian Community
Show your support for Atlanta’s Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community during May’s Asian American and National Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month by patronizing Asian-owned small businesses, locally owned AAPI businesses and one of the many Asian restaurants in Atlanta. Check in on friends and peers, too. This is just a start.
Find Out Where to Bike and Hike Around Atlanta
Maybe you’re new to Atlanta or just want to see more of what the city has to offer. Here’s are several ideas of places to hike and bike around town.
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