Top things to do in and around Atlanta this week

ATLANTA — Here is a look at some of the upcoming events in the Atlanta area.

June 2

Kaytranada Live!

Join RenderATL + Milk & Cookies for the ultimate summer party in Atlanta with Kaytranada headlining the event! Enjoy food trucks, art, bars, VIP gifts, games, and more at this music, culture, tech, art, and community-packed concert. Rain or shine, we’ll be partying outside!

June 3

Live! Goes ‘90s party

Guests can get jiggy and relive the nostalgia of their favorite decade as they are transported back to a time of neon lights, mixtapes and iconic pop culture references. The night will include old-school hits from a ‘90s-themed DJ, adult juice pouches, instagrammable moments, giveaways and games like Twister and Connect 4. It’s going to be all that and a bag of chips!

Atlanta Against Cancer

Atlanta Against Cancer is a day and night market that celebrates the creativity and diversity of the city while raising funds, educating and building awareness to support the non-profit’s cause. Atlanta’s biggest fundraising market and art experience, the event will also engage the community with creative entertainment like local DJs, vibrant vendors & artisans, delicious bites, a raffle with prizes and an immersive art experience all in the city’s famed retail and dining destination.

Movies on the Lawn: Jurassic World

Movies on The Lawn at Uptown Atlanta kicks off on Saturday, June 3, with a special screening of Jurassic World. In celebration of National Dinosaur Day and the 35th anniversary of the Jurassic Park franchise, the event will feature music, dancing dinosaur appearances and a chance to win tickets to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

June 5-11

Atlanta Fringe Festival

The “week-long theatre binge” will include performances in live theatre, improv comedy, puppetry, storytelling, magic shows, free kids programming and more.

June 8

Sunset Sips: After Hours at the Chattahoochee Nature Center

Sunset Sips returns in 2023 to bring you evening hours at CNC with a side of sunset. Sunset Sips is laid back, family-friendly, and the grounds are open to exploring. An intimate evening on our Great Lawn and covered outdoor pavilion. Bring your own chair (BYOC) and picnic dinner.

June 9-10

38th-annual Virginia-Highland Summerfest

Virginia-Highland Summerfest officially offers a full day of art perusing in the juried Artist Market, shopping in the Makers’ Market, fun for kids in the Kidsfest area (11 a.m. – 3 p.m. only), and food and beverages from an array of festival vendors and local restaurants. Summerfest is recognized for its excellent music lineup, as renowned local musicians and nationally acclaimed singer-songwriters hit the stage each year. This year’s headliner is jam scene luminary Perpetual Groove, and the day also features performances from David Ryan Harris, Flannel Nation and Jive Talk. Virginia-Highland Summerfest officially takes place for one day only, but those in the know get started early at the Friday Night Kick-off Party. Held on the eve of the main event, the party is an annual dinner with live music, family-friendly activities, beer and cocktails, and lots of community spirit that raises funds for the John Howell Park renovation.

June 10

Ready, Set... Slow!

Fernbank will celebrate the grand opening of “Survival of the Slowest” with the Discovery Day “Ready, Set... Slow!” from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on June 10. Families will have the opportunity to take part in themed crafts and activities along with exploring the new exhibit.

June 16-18

Unicorn World

Unicorn World offers a unique opportunity for families to build memories together through themed activities, which include an enchanted forest, arts and crafts, story time and custom made life-sized, moving and neighing unicorns. The ticketed event is geared toward all ages and will include additional experiences such as unicorn bounce houses, rides, face painting, professional photos and a gift shop.