It's summertime in the ATL Airport District and the living is easy! Take advantage of the longer days for making new memories on the Southside with friends and family. Try a new restaurant, discover the perfect patio for sipping an ice cold beer, or check out one of the District events below to round out your summer bucket-list. 


Academy Theatre Shows

Various Dates | Academy Theatre

Enjoy a balmy summer evening in the cool indoors while taking in a show at the Academy Theatre in Hapeville. In addition to their July run of The Wash, a humorous tale of the Black laundresses' strike of 1881, the theatre has several live music acts and other performances on their summer calendar

Arches Brewing Events

Various Dates | Arches Brewing

It's official: Arches Brewing is sadly moving from it's original Hapeville location later this summer. The good news is that they have packed their calendar with events through the end of July! Weekly events include Trivia Tuesdays, Film Club Wednesdays, Karaoke Thursdays, and their Chillen Like A Hapevillian live music series every Saturday. Their tasting room doubles as an art gallery, and they will host one last art opening for "BLOWOUT: Beyond the Skin, Into the Art" on July 6th from 5 - 10 pm. Check out their website for additional details!


Atlanta Dream Season

Various Dates | Gateway Center Arena

The District's Gateway Center Arena is the proud home of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream, and this season is sure to be an exciting one. Season tickets sold out well before the home opener and single-game tickets are going fast. Don't miss out on the action - check out their schedule and grab your tickets now!

Hapeville's Coffee & Chrome 

June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14 | 8:30 - noon | Jess Lucas Park

Coffee & Chrome is a free car & motorcycle show in Hapeville that takes place in Jess Lucas Park every second Saturday of the month from April through September. Bring the whole family for a morning of chrome, coffee, and community!


Delta Flight Museum Paper Planes & Pops

June 23 & July 14 from 1 - 3:30 pm | Delta Flight Museum

Spend a Sunday afternoon with The Paper Airplane Guy exploring science using the fun and wonder of paper airplanes! Then enjoy a King of Pops popsicle to beat the heat. This program is best suited for kids in grades 4 and over.

Hapeville's Movies on the Lawn Series

June 14 and July 12 | 7:30 pm | Jess Lucas Park

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Jess Lucas Park for two free family-friendly movies this summer. Trolls Band Together (PG) will be shown on Friday, June 14, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (PG) on July 12. Concessions will be available for purchase.

College Park's 1st Annual Juneteenth Inclusion Celebration

June 19 | 10 am - 8 pm | City Auditorium Lawn

Celebrate freedom at College Park's inaugural Juneteenth Celebration. A parade down Main Street will kick off the festivities, followed by a showing of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (PG-13) on the City Auditorium lawn, then a vendor fair with a kid's zone and DJ, followed by an evening of live music.

Hapeville Depot Museum Gallery Opening

July 13 from 4 - 7 pm | Hapeville Depot Museum

The opening reception for the July art exhibit, "Vivimos Bajo La Misma Luna," is taking place on Saturday, June 13th! While you're there to enjoy the art, which will be on display throughout the month during regular museum hours, be sure to check out the newest history exhibit that explores the struggle for civil and workers rights at Hapeville's former Atlanta Assembly Plant. Check their website for info on the next art + history workshop.


Union City's Light Up the Night

July 20 | 6:30 - 10:30 pm | Hwy 29 Ballfields 

Light Up the Night returns to Union City this summer for an evening of family-friendly festivities that will culminate in a dazzling laser light show!


Downtown Live: Jazz & Seafood

July 20 | 7 - 10 pm | Jess Lucas Park

Hapeville's Downtown Live series kicks off with a groove-filled evening of jazz and seafood featuring Trey Daniels and Major Scale Band! The music is free to enjoy with food and beverage available for purchase. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and settle in for a fun evening!


Downtown Live: Wings & Strings

August 17 | 7 - 10 pm | Jess Lucas Park

Downtown Live continues in July with Wings and Strings. Enjoy an unforgettable evening filled with the captivating sounds of Ebony & Ivory, featuring the sensational violinist, Michelle Winters. ATL's finest food vendors will be dishing out everyone's favorite finger food: chicken wings! Be sure to bring your blanket or folding chairs for this family-friendly evening.

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