Top 10 things to do this weekend

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The Atlanta Tattoo Festival was founded by Tony Olivias, one of Georgia’s premier tattoo artists and owner of Sacred Heart Tattoo in Little 5 Points, Norcorss, Centerville, Austell and Warner Robins.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Atlanta Tattoo Festival

The Atlanta Tattoo Expo has been attracting thousands of attendees each year. The 3-day event has become an Atlanta tradition; exposing people of all ages and backgrounds to the ever-growing art form and the exciting culture that surrounds it. Attendees are invited to mingle with and get tattooed by some of the best tattoo artists in the world, shop for unique gifts, participate in contests, and enjoy a variety of food and drinks. Aspiring and seasoned tattoo artists also have the opportunity to participate in seminars during the festival.

Atlanta Fringe Festival  

The Atlanta Fringe has been a labor of love for a small group of enthusiastic arts and Atlanta lovers.  This year’s festival includes 20 productions over 4 days in 5 venues in East Atlanta. That's a total of 100 performances!  There's something for everyone - kid-friendly, mature audiences only, comedy, dance of all kinds, and puppetry. Tickets are $10 to any show plus a one-time purchase of a $3 Fringe Button.  Plus, enjoy some FREE theatre for your ears - tune in online & listen to Fringe Audio, featuring 23 audio works from artists all over the country.

Festival of Chariots:  June 6-8

Get a taste of India without even leaving Atlanta!  This 3-day festival is an Indian, multi-cultural extravaganza includes the Festival of Chariots parade, family-friendly activities, entertainment, live theater, music, astrology booths, Q&A on Vedic philosophy, classical Indian dance, and henna face and hand painting.  The event will take place at Olmstead Linear Park off Ponce De Leon Avenue in Atlanta.  

 

Saturday & Sunday

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

This weekend is your last chance to experience the Georgia Renaissance Festival!  Visitors are transported into a magical medieval theme park full of fun and whimsy including an outdoor theater, circus-style entertainment, and an arts and crafts marketplace, all set in a recreated 16th-Century European village.  It was recently voted a Top 20 Southeast Event! 

15th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

This family fun event features the release of hundreds of butterflies, a butterfly encounter walk-through exhibit, arts and crafts, face painting, a costume parade, live music, and food trucks at Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell.  

 

Saturday

Atlanta Int’l Soccer Fest 2014

In celebration of the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil™, this event will bring together the Atlanta community for a one-day tournament and festival to benefit SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest organization dedicated to vulnerable children. The festival will take place at the Atlanta Silverbacks Park. 

Battle of the Bands

Hear seven bands of lawyers battle it out at the Variety Playhouse at the 6th Annual LawJam 2014.  This charitable event supports pro bono legal services and Atlanta youth programs.

Dunwoody Soapbox Derby

This year marks the 7th year of the Dunwoody/NE Georgia Soapbox Derby.  The race is a tradition of fun, and the number of cars has grown each year.  This year’s event is expected to bring the largest group of drivers yet.  In addition to Stock & Super Stock Cars, there’s also a Super Kids Race for children with disabilities.  Winners in each category will get the chance to race in Akron, OH in July at the 77th Annual All-American Soapbox Derby World Championship!

BrewMoon Summerfest

Gather your friends and celebrate summer with beer, wine and delicious food from some of Alpharetta’s best restaurants. Part of downtown will open for one big street party which will include music by Electric Avenue and  The Yacht Rock Schooner bands.  Tickets are only $10!  

 

The Atlanta Cycling Festival:  June 7-14

This event will be the first ever cycling festival ever, offering bike rides, classes, and events for all riders, from beginners to experts.  The mission of this event is to connect cyclists of all experience levels to the Atlanta Community and provide a creative space for all cyclists to celebrate their culture together.