Atlanta Summer Events 2021

2021 is still filled with uncertainty. We seem to be getting closer to COVID-19’s end, which means we can lay back a bit. While we’re not entirely out of problems, everyone deserves to have a good time. These Atlanta summer events 2021 are perfect for the job.

Before we dive into the best summer events, keep in mind that many haven’t received a precise date (hence “TBC). We’ve provided links to their primary online presence to help you track your favorite.

If you’re interested in a different musical and artistic experience, this is your festival. It celebrates African-American Emancipation. With free admission, you can enjoy live music and performances, arts, and a grand parade.

  • Virginia-Highland Summerfest (June, TBC)

This annual festival takes place in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood. It offers a more “homely” experience with art markets and free admission. However, live music is nothing to scoff at.

  • Tunes From The Tombs (June, TBC)

This indie music festival is arguably a unique experience. It takes place in the Oakland Cemetery, and you can enjoy the usual food trucks and artists’ markets as well as a cemetery tour.

  • Butternut Creek Festival (July 17-18)

The first event in July opens up with popular juried arts at the Meeks Park in Blairsville. You can buy different arts and crafts while enjoying live performances and great food with free admission.

  • Atlanta Ice Cream Festival (July, TBC)

If you wish to cool down from the hot summer, the Ice Cream Festival is the best choice. You can enjoy wellness activities and live music as well.

  • PeachFest (July, TBC)

This celebration dedicated to the Georgia peach is a unique experience. You can enjoy endless peach-based foods and beverages from multiple restaurants, farms, and breweries.

  • Atlanta African Dance & Drum Festival (July, TBC)

Finally, you can close July with this African-centered cultural festival. If you’re into African music, this dance & drum event will conclude July’s line-up perfectly.

  • BronzeLens Film Festival (August, TBC)

On the other hand, August also opens up by celebrating African-American arts. The BronzeLens Film Festival highlights some of the best films by people of color. Just buy a ticket and enjoy.

  • Piedmont Park Arts Festival (August, TBC)

This festival is among the most significant events this year, gathering around 250 artists throughout different media forms. You can enjoy live performances, music, art, food, and crafts.

  • Grant Park Summer Shade Festival (August, TBC)

Finally, Atlanta’s summer events in 2021 ended with the most varied event on the list. It offers live music, an artists’ market, 5K run, activities for children, food, and more.

Remember to stay safe

Atlanta summer events 2021 are outstanding for taking a break from recent constant stress. However, that doesn’t mean you should forget about healthcare recommendations. Many of us can’t wait for outdoor events, but don’t let that translate into recklessness.

Make sure you keep your physical distancing, wear your facemask, and carry a bottle with disinfectant. Stay safe and help others do the same!