#BeDowntown for These Weekend Events: June 24-26

Before you prepare your grill for Fourth of July weekend, check out our calendar highlights for another weekend Downtown.


Dump the Pump for Date Night

Have a night on the town while the car stays at home, thanks to Downtown's remarkable concentration of transportation options. Hop on the Streetcar and head to the Edgewood at Hilliard stop, where some of Atlanta’s best nightlife, from Sister Louisa’s to Joystick Gamebar to the Sound Table, lives. Give the brand new Relay Bike Share program a try by taking an evening bike ride around the neighborhood. Ride a MARTA train or bus and explore a new neighborhood. The possibilities are endless!

Slide the City Atlanta, Centennial Park District

Just in time for June temperature spikes, what better than a giant green slip 'n slide to take over a few Atlanta streets? This traveling event will land in the city Saturday and set up shop for a full day of sliding and block party events. If you haven't already purchased a wrist band to slide, snag one before ticket sales close! Even if you aren't sliding, the Centennial Park District is packed with attractions, restaurants and businesses--you can easily make a day of it.

Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga Concert, Philips Arena

Nominated for six Latin Billboard Music Awards, this regional Mexican group will play its first Philips performance--the first regional Mexican group to ever play in Philips--on Saturday night. Philips is easily accessible via MARTA, so you won't have to worry about parking. To sample the type of music Banda MS plays, listen to their hit single "Que Bendicion" here.

Braves vs Mets Game, Turner Field

The Atlanta Braves take on the New York Mets on Saturday night at 7:15 p.m. This game will feature a plethora of programming. Fathers are encouraged to bring their daughters to celebrate Father-Daughter night, and Georgia Tech students and alums can also come out to celebrate Georgia Tech night. The evening will be capped off with a post-game concert featuring Flo Rida, presented by Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines.

A Love, Unconditional, the Center for Civil and Human Rights

Join the Center for Civil and Human Rights as they examine Dr. Martin Luther King’s view of absolute love of humanity through their exclusive “Voice to the Voiceless: The Morehouse College, Martin Luther King Collection.” This exhibit examines Dr. King’s works as well as his philosophies and influences on love. At 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, participate in a discussion lead by Dr. Vicki Crawford of Morehouse College on how unconditional love can serve as a catalyst for the establishment of a “Beloved Community” in today’s time. Three experts in their fields will discuss best ways to honor our differences in race, class, gender, sexual orientation and religious beliefs.