Things to do: Air guitar championship, hot air balloons, Hogwarts

by: Nelson Hicks

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Air Guitar Championships

No guitar? No problem, at least not for masters of air guitar. These performers are bringing spandex, high kicks, even higher energy and lots of rock ‘n roll attitude to compete in what the US Air Guitar Association calls, “the greatest thing you’ve never seen before” to Dad’s Garage 

Friday, Saturday

Celebrate Hogwarts

The Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art is transforming its galleries into the halls of Hogwarts for two fantastic immersive events: An exchange trip to Hogwarts for kids 7-17 on Friday ($30 per person) and a Hogwarts alumni reunion on Saturday ($35 per person).


Hot air balloons, fireworks show

Celebrate America at the Rock Ranch with six hot air balloons, fireworks and 35+ attractions. Guests can compete to win cash prizes for the most patriotic attire and play on 1,500 acres of farm with attractions like zip lining, rock wall climbing, pony rides, and more.

TQM Silent Disco

Translating to “I Love You Very Much”, TQM is a unique event celebrating local arts, music, and passionate supporters of both. The event features a premium open bar, incredible auction prizes, and a silent disco party with some of Atlanta’s best local talent. All proceeds will be donated to Living Walls in the form of a grant benefiting local Atlanta street artists. 

Canada Day

Meehan’s Public House is bringing the 12th Annual Atlanta Canada Day festival to Atlantic Station. Starting at noon on Saturday, June 24th, natives will flock to Midtown to enjoy a day full of hockey, Canadian cover bands, and delicacies like the beloved pierogi.  

Saturday, Sunday

Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival

The two-day festival will  be held in Historic Fourth Ward Park, located along the bustling Atlanta BeltLine. Attendees can enjoy painting, photography, live music, local food vendors, a children’s area, and much more.


Smoke a Peach Festival

Chef Jordan Wakefield of Smoke Ring and Chef Ron Eyester of I Dig Food are bringing the first annual Smoke a Peach Festival to Castleberry Hill. Festival-goers will celebrate all things Georgia while consumng brisket from local Hunter Cattle, listening to live bands perform Allman Brothers classics, and digging in to creative peach inspired dishes and drinks.


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