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8 Actually Fun Things You Can Do in Atlanta This Weekend

Happy Juneteenth!

After several events took over the city last weekend, the next few days give all of us a chance to honor the people in our lives and in our communities. Juneteenth and Father’s Day both take place this weekend, and of course, Pride Month continues as well. Prepare to soak in all of those celebratory vibes because the next few days are filled with fun events, pop-ups, and drink specials. Here are all of the cool things to do in Atlanta this weekend.

Celebrate Pride Month with a specialty cocktail at Punch Bowl Social

Friday, June 18 - Sunday, June 20
The Battery
If you’re in the mood to bowl and try a fancy new cocktail, head over to Punch Bowl Social this weekend. In honor of Pride Month, the restaurant is offering the “Shot Through the Heart” Punch, a new specialty cocktail that mixes Old Forester with a crisp strawberry cinnamon shrub, pear syrup, and pear tea. The limited time punch will be available throughout the rest of the month, so pull up as soon as possible to enjoy a cup (or bowl) of the “Shot Through the Heart” while hanging out at Punch Bowl Social.
Cost: $5 - $20

Preface your summer vacation plans with a night out at the Georgia Aquarium

Friday, June 18
Downtown
Sips Under the Sea is back! The monthly late-night party at the Georgia Aquarium returns this Friday with a Southwest Airlines-sponsored event. From 7 pm to 10 pm, guests can enjoy various bites and cocktails, listen to live music and sounds from Coast Guard the Band and AMP’D Entertainment, and explore the Aquarium after hours. As always, this weekend’s flight-themed Sips Under The Sea is a 21+ affair, so get ready for an adult-only outing at the Georgia Aquarium.
Cost: $39.95 - $54.95

Reach for the sky during rooftop yoga

Saturday, June 19
Old Fourth Ward
Yoga always feels amazing, but there’s just something special about morning yoga. See for yourself this weekend at The Roof at Ponce City Market’s monthly morning yoga session with CorePower Yoga. Considering that you’ll literally be on top of Ponce City market, hitting that reverse warrior pose and reaching for the sky will be easier than ever.
Cost: $15

Have a spirited Juneteenth celebration

Saturday, June 19
West End
Founded by Abe Hyde, Unruely, Ray Cryer, & DJ One Nite Stan, “The Jumpoff” has grown from being a pop-up party in 2019 to a full-on event. This weekend, “The Jumpoff” returns right on time for Juneteenth, and from 4pm to 9pm, attendees will be able to celebrate Atlanta’s Black community, have some good drinks, and dance their hearts out to a live performance by Travis Porter. If you’re looking for the perfect Juneteenth event, this is it.
Cost: $35

Get your fill of fried fish at Steady Hand Brewery

Friday, June 18
West Midtown
As previously mentioned, Juneteenth takes place this Saturday on—you guessed it—June 19. While there’s a full-fledged Juneteenth party taking place the day of (more on that later), Steady Hand Brewery is also hosting a fish fry in honor of the holiday. It isn’t your ordinary fish fry either. Chef Deborah VanTreece of Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours is supplying her signature fried catfish, snapper, spaghetti, and creamy grits, so come out and properly prepare yourself for Juneteenth with some soul-warming food.
Cost: $12

Go to a pop-up roller disco 

Friday, June 11 - Sunday, June 13
West End
This Saturday, Moonlight x Mobile is taking Atlantans back in time with its pop-up roller disco at Monday Night Garage. From 7pm to 10pm, there will be plenty of brews available, throwback tunes, and super funky and nostalgic vibes. Attendees without their own personal skates will still be able to rent a pair on-site, and if you just want to hit the roller disco for the ambiance, there will also be a photo booth and a live DJ.
Cost: $30-$35

Enjoy a special Father’s Day Bourbon Brunch at The Southern Gentleman

Sunday, June 20
Buckhead
For a Father’s Day experience that goes above and beyond, look no further than the Southern Gentleman's annual Father's Day Bourbon Brunch. Featured chef items like Smoked Duck Wings and Skirt Steak & Eggs will be available alongside the Southern Gentleman’s classic brunch menu, and in addition to the food, there will be an ASW Distillery whiskey education, tasting area and flight specials all day-long.
Cost: Price varies

Order a free pint of beer in honor of Father’s Day 

Sunday, June 20
Old Fourth Ward
TWO Urban Licks is celebrating Father’s Day the simple way — with beer. Every father who enters the restaurant for brunch or dinner and orders an entree gets a free pint of beer, and honestly, what’s a better Father’s Day present than that? Whether your pops is in the mood for french toast and fried chicken biscuits or salmon chips and smoked prime ribs, you can’t go wrong with bringing the man of the hour to TWO Urban Licks this Sunday.
Cost: Price varies

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Joshua Robinson is an Atlanta-based contributor for Thrillist. Follow him on Instagram at @roshrisky. He's wishing everyone a happy Juneteenth and Father’s Day this weekend.
 
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