June Festivals, Celebrations and Special Events

Things to Do in June in the Southeast

Photo of Spoleto Festival Orchestra
Photo by: Julia Lynn; Courtesy of Spoleto Festival USA

Throughout June, just about anywhere you travel in the Southeast U.S., there will be an annual festival or special event taking place somewhere nearby. The following round-up lists more than 25 fun June options, including a selection of music and arts festivals, city and country fairs, food festivals and more.

Events are listed in alphabetical order. For more information, including dates and details, click on each event name.

  • 400 Mile Sale - Kentucky
    Great bargain hunters' road trip along Kentucky's scenic route 68 - 80.
     
  • American Dance Festival - Durham, North Carolina
    A six week series of residencies and performances by major American and international contemporary dance companies and emerging artists.
    Durham Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations
     
  • AthFest Music and Arts Festival - Athens, Georgia
    An annual multi-day music and arts festival, held in historic downtown.
    Athens Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations
     
  • Beaufort Old Homes Tour and Antiques Show - Beaufort / Morehead City, North Carolina
    An annual walking tour of selected Beaufort private historic homes, gardens, churches and meeting halls, plus the annual Antiques Show and Sale at the Crystal Coast Civic Center.
    Beaufort Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations
    Morehead City Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations
     
  • Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament - Morehead City, North Carolina
    Called by many, the Super Bowl of fishing, this annual tournament features events at the Morehead City Waterfront, Crystal Coast Civic Center and other area venues.
    Morehead City Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations
     
  • Blue Ridge Barbecue and Music Festival - Tryon, North Carolina
    Music, carnival rides, crafts, fireworks, and championship quality barbecue - the North Carolina State Barbecue Championship.
    Tryon Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations
     
  • Boardwalk Art Show and Festival - Virginia Beach, Virginia
    One of the nation's oldest outdoor art shows features fine local and international artisans, plus nightly entertainment on the Boardwalk.
    Virginia Beach Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations
     
  • Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival - Manchester, Tennessee
    One of the nation's most popular annual music gatherings, this four-day music and arts festival features live music performed on multiple stages, arts and crafts vendors, a comedy tent, food and drink vendors, camping area and much more held on a 700-acre farm, about 60 miles southeast of Nashville and 40 miles northwest of Chattanooga.
    Manchester Area Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations
     
  • Celebrate Fairfax Festival - Fairfax, Virginia
    Northern Virginia's largest community-wide festival, usually held the second weekend after Memorial Day, features multiple stages, food, vendors, a carnival and more.
    Fairfax Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations
     
  • Country Music Association Music Festival - Nashville, Tennessee
    Billed as the ultimate country music fan experience, this festival features country music artists and celebrities, autograph signings and more.
    Nashville Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations
     
  • Delta Classic Chastain Summer Concert Series - Atlanta, Georgia
    Outdoor concert series, held on scheduled evenings throughout the summer.
    Atlanta Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations
     
  • Dollywood's Great American Summer - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
    An annual summer festival with activities and shows for kids of all ages, including extended hours and a nightly fireworks show.
    Pigeon Forge Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations
     
  • Elvis Presley Festival - Tupelo, Mississippi
    An annual hometown tribute to Elvis features country, gospel and blues performances.
    Tupelo Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations
     
  • Helen Keller Festival - Tuscumbia, Alabama
    Events throughout the city include arts and crafts vendors, art exhibits, athletic events, a parade, concerts, and performances of The Miracle Worker.
    Tuscumbia Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations
     
  • Mississippi Coast Coliseum Summer Fair - Biloxi, Mississippi
    This annual fair includes rides, games, live music and unique vendors.
    Biloxi Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations
     
  • Mount Vernon Estate - Alexandria, Virginia
    Special June events include celebrations for Martha Washington's birthday (June 2) and Father's Day.
    Alexandria Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations
     
  • RC and Moon Pie Festival - Bell Buckle, Tennessee
    A celebration of the famous RC Cola and Moon Pie duo, featuring entertainment, themed games, arts and crafts, food vendors and more.
    Bell Buckle Area Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations
     
  • Riverbend Festival - Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Multi-day music festival held each June on the 21st Century Waterfront along the Tennessee River in the heart of Chattanooga.
    Chattanooga Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations
     
  • ROMP (River of Music Party) - Owensboro, Kentucky
    The International Bluegrass Music Museum's bluegrass celebration features performances, workshops, barbecue and more.
    Owensboro Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations
     
  • Spoleto Festival USA - Charleston, South Carolina
    One of the world's major arts festivals, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston with performances by renowned and emerging performers.
    Charleston Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations
     
  • Summer at the Rock - Stone Mountain Park - Stone Mountain, Georgia (Near Atlanta)
    Stone Mountain Park's annual summer festival, featuring lots of family-friendly events and activities. Also see: Visiting Stone Mountain Park | Stone Mountain Hotels | Atlanta Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations
     
  • Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival - Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
    An annual celebration of the rich Gullah / Geechee cultural heritage with entertainment, demonstrations and a showcase of sweetgrass baskets.
    Mt. Pleasant Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations /
    Charleston Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations
     
  • Taste of Charlotte - Charlotte, North Carolina
    Charlotte's largest food festival features samplings from local restaurants, wines and specialty beers, entertainment, and activities for kids.
    Charlotte Hotels - Rates, Reviews and Reservations

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