As June comes to a close, there are tons of fun ways to celebrate summer and end the month with a bang! Enjoy an outdoor concert at The Atlanta Botanical Garden or in downtown Chamblee. Spend your Saturday benefitting from the beautification of the beltline at the Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival. Or, if you want to pre-game for next week’s patriotic party, load up the car and truck down to Rock Ranch to celebrate America. Spend Sunday at the ballpark where kids can meet former Braves players and run the bases after the game. Happy summering!

Concerts in the Garden

The B-52s at the Atlanta Botanical Garden
Bring the babes—or book a sitter and escape for a date night—and rock out to the b-52s as music fills the air amidst flowers and nature in the heart of Midtown during the 11th annual “Concerts in the Garden” series. All shows are rain or shine, outside food or beverages are not permitted, and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and low-back lawn chairs as these concerts are on the Botanical Garden’s lawn with no seating provided. Fri., 7 pm, The Atlanta Botanical Garden, $57.50 for members and $59.50 to the general public, children under 2 are free. All ages. Event details.

Fourth Friday Concert Series—The Rupert’s Orchestra
Pack your blankets and lawn chairs or reserve a VIP table to enjoy an evening of great music of classic covers in downtown Chamblee from The Rupert’s Orchestra. Food and beverages will be available for purchase on site, and VIP tables include up front seating for up to eight people at the concert you choose. Fri., 7 pm, Downtown Chamblee, General admission is free. VIP tables are $150. All ages. Event details.

Eat a Georgia Rainbow
Join the Imaginators for this seasonal program that features fruits and vegetables that are harvested in Georgia. Visitors will participate in a fun story telling program and a cooking activity. Sat., 1 pm, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, Free with admission. Ages 8 and under. Event details.

Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival
At this festival, there is something for everyone: fine arts and crafts, a Street Market, children’s play area, local food and beverage concessions and live acoustic entertainment.  All this within the environment of Atlanta’s most lovely park, part of the celebration on the Beltline redevelopment. Sat. & Sun., 10 am to 6 pm, Historic Fourth Ward Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

Celebrate America at The Rock Ranch
Celebrate America is an annual patriotic event, 14 years running. This event features arguably the brightest fireworks show in the state, as there is little to no light pollution on the ranch. The ranch has adjusted the start time of this event to help beat the heat and gates open at 5 pm. The entry fee is only $25 per family vehicle (pile 8 in a Suburban and that is only $3 per person). The admission price includes access to attractions and entertainment. All attractions close at 8:30 p.m. to begin the concert and program before the fireworks. Sat., 5 to 8:30 pm, Rock Ranch, $25 per vehicle. All ages. Event details.

Kazoo Toys Grand Opening Celebration
Kazoo Toys hosts a Grand Opening party full of activities, entertainment, giveaways, raffles, and even the King of Pops. Fun for the whole family and free. You might even get a chance to stock up on birthday gifts. Sat., 10 am to 6 pm, Kazoo Toys, Free. All ages. Event details.

Braves Alumni Weekend
Meet and greet with Braves alumni before the Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks game. After the game, kids get a chance to run the bases. Sun., 1:35 pm, Turner Field, Tickets start at $26. All ages. Event details.

Where will you and your kids spend the last days of June? Tell us below!

–Phebe Wahl

Photo courtesy of The Atlanta Botanical Garden