Festival season is definitely underway—and Atlanta offers an amazing variety of festivals, everything from cultural celebrations and community block parties to festivals honoring butterflies and Atlanta’s art community.
“Tunes from the Tombs [http://www.oaklandcemetery.com/?event=tunes-from-the-tombs],” featuring local musicians performing among the monuments, mausoleums and gardens of Oakland Cemetery, will be held June 13m 1 to 8 p.m.
Sci-fi fans will gather at Holiday inn North Perimeter June 12 through 14 for a fan convention. Check it out at http://sfscon.tripod.com/
“Through the Veil,” an enlightenment festival, June 5 through 7, features workshops and presentations at the Marriott Marquis, downtown. http://www.throughtheveil.org/
Festival of Chariots, a celebration of India, will be held at Olmsted Linear Park and includes a parade, live music, dance, art, yoga and food. Free. http://www.festivalofchariotsatl.com/
Virginia-Highland’s “Summerfest,” includes art, music, food, a kidfest and a Saturday 5 K run, June 6, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 7 on historic Virginia Avenue between North Highland Avenue and Park Drive.
Flying Colors Butterfly Festival [http://chattnaturecenter.org/special-events/festivals/butterfly-festival/] features the release of hundreds of butterflies, crafts, face painting and live music will be held June 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and June 7 from noon to 5 p.m. at Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. Tickets are $12 for the general public; $8 for members.
The last weekend of Georgia Renaissance Festival will be this weekend, June 6 through 7, in Fairburn.
Altanta Fringe Fest celebrates local artists, June 4 through 7, at a variety of locations. For more information, visit http://atlantafringe.org/
Roswell Lavender Festival [https://www.roswellgov.com/index.aspx?NID=1719] at Barrington Hall in Roswell., June 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m..
Peachtree Corners Festiva [http://www.peachtreecornersfestival.com/]l features craft & food vendors, entertainment, live music, a car show, 5K/1K, and kids’ activities, June 13 and 14, with a free concert on June 12, at 7 p.., on The Corners Parkway, 7 p.m. Free.
The 5th annual Brookhaven Beer Festival will be held Saturday, June 13 from 3 to 8 p.m. Apple Valley Road behind the Brookhaven Marta Station. Over 150 beers and wines, live music, DJs, and tasty food for purchase. Entertainment will be provided by Sailing to Denver, Ocean Street and DJs from Amp'd Entertainment. Adults, 21 and up. Tickets are $38 at brookhavenbeerfest.com.
Celebrating the “Save the Fox” campaign, the Fox Theater hosts a “Rock the Block”party at the intersection of 660 Peachtree St., NE, and Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta, June 7. The free party features live entertainment, special tours, food and drinks, and prizes. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/738662272921532/
Horse lovers can attend Elite Show Jumping at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers. The horse show begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit http://www.eliteshowjumping.com.
The Covington Community Bike Ride starts at 3 p.m. on the Square, Sunday June 7. The monthly event is sponsored by Newton Trails.
Start them up. Again. The Rolling Stones hit the road for a 15-city tour, coming to the Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta on June 9 at 7 p.m. The Stones are joined by St. Paul and the Broken Bones. A limited number of tickets, called “Lucky Dip” tickets are available at $29.50; otherwise, tickets start at $65 and can run over $4,000. In August, the Stones will re-release their 1971 album, “Sticky Fingers,” along with previously unreleased material and alternative versions of some of their classics
A sampling of other performers coming to the Atlanta metro area this week includes
Third Eye Blind with Dashboard Confessional, June 4, 7 p.m., Chastain Park Amphitheater, Atlanta;
Barry Manilow, June 4, The Arena, Gwinnet Center, Dublin;
New Kids on the Block, TLC and Nelly, 7 p.m., June 6, Philips Arena, Atlanta;
Everclear, Toadies, Fuel and America, June 12, 7 p.m. at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta; and
Kenny Chesney, Erick Church, Brantley Gilbert and Chase Rice, 5 p.m. at the Georgia Dome, June 13.
Locally, Madison’s 13th Annual Chamber Music Festival continues at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, 434 S. Main St., Madison, with a Musical Grand Tour of Europe, featuring the Amernet String Quartet at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25, $5 for students. A Taste of Flamenco, a free family concert, previews the evening performance of the Entre Flamenco Company, at 11 a.m., June 13. Later, a Spanish wine tasting will be held at 7 p.m., tickets $20, followed by an 8 p.m. performance by the dance troop. Tickets for the wine tasting are $20; $30 for the evening performance, $5 for students.
The Chamber Music festival moves to Covington United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 14, with a performance by the Dover Quartet at 3 p.m.. Tickets are $25, $5 for students.
Covington’s summer concert series continues on Friday, June 12 at 7 p.m., with the sounds of Motown on the Square. Free.