Ice cream, sunscreen, swimsuits, and sandals. June, we’re glad to have you! Ring in this first weekend in summer style, with a super hero sprint, a neighborhood music and food festival, or perhaps even a trip to see a zip-lining Robin Hood. Read on for everything you need to know to win this weekend.

Photo: Strong4Life Superhero Sprint


Superhero Sprint at Piedmont Park
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta hosts the 5th annual Strong4Life Superhero Sprint at Piedmont Park, where families are invited to don their favorite superhero gear and use their superpowers to walk, run or sprint to the finish line. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Strong4Life movement. Sat. Event details.

CreATE-ATL at Woodruff Arts Center
Explore, play, learn and create art in an interactive, family-friendly environment including free activities. To participate in the free activities happening each Sunday, click on event details to register in advance. Sun. Event details.


Sensory Friendly Saturday at The Children’s Museum
The Museum will open early at 9 a.m. for families with children on the autism spectrum or children with sensory processing disorders during Sensory Friendly Saturday, and will include a sensory modified setting, limited admission, and sound and lighting adjustments. They will also provide families with a social story in advance to help prepare for their Museum experience. Call Reservations at 404-527-3693 to book your space. Sat. Event details.

Virginia Highland

Don’t miss this annual tradition in the Highlands with tons of local artists, entertainment, food, and a fantastic (and free) Kidsfest, complete with games, arts and crafts, and face painting. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Candler Park

Music and Food Fest
Head to Candler Park for a laid-back weekend of food and music. Food trucks, restaurant vendors, arts & crafts booths, and adult beverages will be on-hand to keep you comfortable, while live music will play throughout the weekend. Fri. & Sat. Event details.

Little Five Points

Soccer in the Streets Tournament
Calling all soccer enthusiasts! Check out a street soccer tournament at ‘Station Soccer’ – Five Points MARTA station. The tournament is free to the Atlanta public to attend. Teams will be comprised of entrepreneurs, leaders and creatives from across Atlanta, as well as youth from Soccer in the Streets—a grassroots youth soccer, community, and life skills programs for Atlanta’s underserved urban communities. Spectators will enjoy an evening full of soccer, live music, and concessions. Sat. Event details.


Bark in the Park
Head to Brookhaven Park with your kids (and your furry ones, too) for dog trick performances, adoptions, pet supply vendors, and live music. Sat. Event details.


North Georgia Soap Box Derby
Head to Dunwoody to watch the North Georgia Soap Box Derby, a sanctioned event of the All-American Soap Box Derby®—a youth gravity racing program which has run nationally since 1934. Ages 7-20 years are eligible to compete by racing in a specially-built car they made from a kit purchased from the ISBD. Fri. & Sat. Event details.


Free Outdoor Concert
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, or reserve a VIP Table to enjoy an evening of good music in Downtown Chamblee. The line-up for this weekend’s concert is Big Sam’s Funky Nation and Blair Crimmins and the Hookers. Food trucks will be available, or you can pack a picnic. Fri. Event details.


Flying Colors Butterfly Festival
Flutter over to this annual festival that enchants when the air fills with the beating wings of hundreds of beautiful butterflies. Visitors can hand-feed more than 200 free-flying butterflies, and all ages will enjoy the live music, arts and crafts, face painting, butterfly parades and more. Kids can wear their butterfly costumes and join the daily butterfly parades. Pollinator and host plants will be on sale for garden enthusiasts. Food trucks will sell snacks on site. Sat. & Sun. Event details.


Marietta Square Art Walk
Enjoy an evening of live music, performance and local art as you shop, dine, and experience all The Marietta Square has to offer. Art Walk is a free self-guided walking tour of the Marietta Square’s galleries, museums, cultural venues, restaurants and businesses. During Art Walk, each participating venue hosts a local artist outside of its storefront in Marietta Square. Fri. Event details.

Worth the Drive: Chattahoochee Hills

Robin Hood at Serenbe Playhouse
Based on the classic story of Robin Hood, a man of the people who steals from the rich and gives to the poor, this adaptation by Serenbe collaborator Rachel Teagle and under the direction of Broadway’s Paul McGill, characters will fly through Serenbe’s magnificent forest on a zip line, redistributing wealth as they go! Fri.-Sun. Event details.

How will you welcome June this weekend? Tell us in the comments section below!

—Shelley Massey