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7 Actually Fun Things You Can Do in Atlanta This Weekend

Pride Month isn't over!

At the start of this week, we were all celebrating the official start of the summer, and just days later, we’re now staring down the final weekend of June. The past few weeks have been jam-packed with major events, special festivals, and plenty of cultural celebrations. To close it in the most memorable way possible, here are all of the coolest things to do in Atlanta this weekend. 

Celebrate Pride Month at the Southern Fried Queer Pride Festival

Thursday, June 24 - Sunday, June 27
West Midtown
Despite having its own special Pride celebration slated for later this year, Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ community has been celebrating Pride month all June-long, and perhaps no one more so than Taylor Alxndr and Southern Fried Queer Pride. This weekend, SFQP’s annual Pride festival returns for an amazing four-day celebration, and although some of the events have been rescheduled due to inclement weather, SFQP will still be hosting plenty of activities this weekend.
Cost: Donations suggested

Try and book an overnight stay at OutKast and Dungeon Family’s old home studio

Friday, June 25
Virtual
Whether you were planning on enjoying a staycation over the next few weeks or not, clear your calendar because an absolute Atlanta music landmark has been temporarily turned into an Airbnb. On June 29, July 1 and July 3, Big Boi will be welcoming guests to live like Hip-Hop royalty at OutKast and the Dungeon Family’s original home studio, The Dungeon. The only catch is that me and you, your mama, and your cousin, too, will all probably be trying to successfully book The Dungeon, so set some time aside this Friday to test your luck. Booking for Big Boi’s Airbnb listing goes live at 1 pm.
Cost: $25 / night

Check out one of Atlantic Station’s free summer concerts

Friday, June 25
Midtown
If listening to live music and not spending any money are two things  you enjoy doing, then Atlantic Station is where you need to be this Friday. The Coca-Cola Friday Night Live Concert Series kicked off earlier this month, and this weekend, Crystal Clear Band is holding it down on the Atlantic Green. From 7 pm to 9 pm, the eight-piece band will be covering some of the most popular songs of all time, and if you work up a sweat while dancing along, there will also be a cash bar  nearby with beer, wine and cocktails available for purchase.
Cost: Free

Visit the Chastain’s new satellite bar

Saturday, June 26
Chastain Park
From 11 am to 5 pm this Saturday, the Chastain will be launching the South Terrace Bar, a brand new satellite bar on their patio. In addition to being able to order items like the Smoked Cheddarwurst from the WKND Lunch menu, guests will be able to enjoy a tight selection of wine, local beer, pre-batched cocktails, and the Chastain’s signature spritz.
Cost: Price varies

Enjoy brunch and a drag show at City Winery

Sunday, June 27
Old Fourth Ward
In addition to SFQP’s Pride Festival this weekend, Wussy Mag is closing out the final weekend of Pride month out in style as well, with the “Bottom’s Up” brunch and drag show at City Winery. Starting at 1 pm, former RuPaul's Drag Race competitor Heidi N Closet will lead a bunch of great performances by local drag stars like Coco Iman Starr, Ellasaurus Rex, Molly Rimswell, Royal Tee, and Thin Mint. To make the occasion even more special, there will be complimentary cocktail tastings by Post Meridiem Canned Spirits!
Cost: $39.95 - $54.95

Get some fresh new kicks at The Sneaker Exit

Sunday, June 27
Cumberland
After a quick trip to West Palm Beach, The Sneaker Exit, Atlanta’s ultimate sneaker trade show, finally returns to the city this weekend for a fun day of buying, selling, and trading sneakers. The Sneaker Exit has been teasing that the upcoming show will be its biggest to date, so grab your friends, some cash, and those barely worn sneakers that you bought on impulse and head over to the Cobb Galleria Centre this Sunday.
Cost: $20

Cheer on the hawks for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals

Sunday, June 19
Downtown
Against all odds, the Atlanta Hawks have made it to the Eastern Conference Finals, and on Sunday, their series against the Milwaukee Bucks will finally make its way to the A. If you’re interested in cheering on Trae Young and co. in person, try to grab your tickets as soon as possible. But if you can’t bring yourself to pay those hefty ticket prices, no worries—there are plenty of amazing bars around Atlanta that’ll undoubtedly be filled with Hawks fans and locals who are simply happy to celebrate that one of Atlanta’s sports teams isn’t a joke anymore.
Cost: $259+

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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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