What to do in Atlanta this weekend: June 3-5, 2022
Candler Park Music Festival
4 p.m. on Friday, June 3 and noon on Saturday, June 4. General admission in advance: $35 for one day, $50 for two days. Advance VIP $80 for one day, $125 for two days. On-site tickets are more expensive and may sell out. Candler Park, 1500 McLendon Ave., Atlanta.
Two days of music from artists such as Yonder Mountain String Band, Grace Potter, the Disco Biscuits and Trouble No More fill Chastain Park. Food trucks, local vendors and an artists’ market will also be on site.
8 p.m. on Friday June 3, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday June 4 and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday June 5. Fox Theater, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 404-881-2100, 855-285-8499 (ticket office).
Watch the hit Broadway musical “Frozen,” which features the songs you know and love from the original film plus more than a dozen new musical numbers.
bark in the park
9am-noon. Saturday June 4th. Silver Comet Linear Park, 1301 Richard D. Sailors Parkway, Powder Springs. 770-943-1666.
Buy pet items, adopt a new pet, visit exhibits and more. Prizes will be awarded in categories such as Best Costume, Biggest Dog, Smallest Dog, Most Exotic/Unusual Pet, and Owner/Pet Lookalike.
Atlanta Wine Walk
3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. General admission $35, VIP $70. The Atlanta Battery, 825 Battery Ave. SE, Suite 600, Atlanta. 404-965-2511.
Sip wines and listen to live music, with a portion of proceeds going to Bert’s Big Adventure.
Outdoor film series
6-10 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Free. Rental of VIP tent, table and chairs $50. Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old 41 Highway, Kennesaw. 770-422-9714.
Bring blankets and chairs for a screening of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” on a giant inflatable screen. Show up early for activities like hula hoop contests, sack races, and inflatable games. For even more fun, the park’s paddling pool will have extended hours from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
movies under the stars
Around dusk on Sunday, June 5. Free. Honeysuckle Park, 3037 Pleasant Valley Drive, Doraville. 770-451-8745.
Bring blankets, lawn chairs, snacks and drinks (non-alcoholic) to watch “Trolls World Tour” under the stars.
11 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, June 4. Free, but registration required. Dunwoody Nature Center, 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody. 770-394-3322.
Meet reptiles and learn everything you need to know about them, including where they live and what they eat.
The Atlanta Comic Convention
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, June 5. Admission $5. Free parking for 30 minutes, then $8 until eight hours. Marriott Hotel-Century Center, 2000 Century Blvd., Atlanta.
The Atlanta Comic Convention features over one million comic books, toys (vintage to modern), Star Wars and Dr. Who merchandise, anime, posters and more. You can also meet artists and creators in Artists’ Alley.
Flying Colors Butterfly Festival
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday June 4 and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday June 5. $15 general public, $12 CNC members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055.
Celebrate butterflies at the 23rd Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival by visiting live butterflies, meeting pollination experts and educators, and enjoying food and shows.
Alpharetta Brew Moon Festival
6:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, June 4. $20. Milton Avenue between Highway 9 and Roswell/Canton, Alpharetta streets. 678-865-6608.
Head to downtown Alpharetta to sample beer and wine, try food, and join in a street dance.
Songbirds in the Meadow Outdoor Concert Series
10 a.m. Saturday, June 4. Free. Behind Art Center West at Leita Thompson Park, 1200 Woodstock Road, Roswell. 770-594-6232.
Roswell’s new Family Concert Series features live educational music. Nathalia, who will perform this weekend, will sing, dance and even learn a little Spanish with her family. Concerts last about an hour and there is room around the stage for dancing. The organizers suggest bringing blankets and towels instead of chairs since the area around the stage is on a slope.
Fishing day for children
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Free. Jones Bridge Park, 4901 East Jones Bridge Road, Peachtree Corners.
All ages can enjoy fishing, food and more at Jones Bridge Park. Bring your own cane or you can borrow one from the park. No fishing license is required, but you will have to release what you catch.
rock the park
6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4. Free. City Park, 76 Main Street, Lilburn.
Rock the park with the music of Uptown Funk, a Bruno Mars tribute band, and blues and soul artist Jesse Williams. Lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are welcome, but no outside alcohol is allowed. Food, beer, wine and margaritas will be sold at the event.
Bellpoint Gem Show
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday June 3 and Saturday June 4. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 5. $5 (cash only) at the door, children under 7 free. Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville (enter from Davis Street side).
Shop crystals, gemstones, minerals, fossils and jewelry from around the world.