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Help Desk: Kick off the start of summer with these fun weekend events

5:23 PM, May 31, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- The 11Alive Wizometer is tracking mild summer temperatures this weekend, with scattered showers on Saturday and Sunday.  Don't let the cloudy skies get you down though, the 11Alive Help Desk wants you to kick off the first weekend of the summer with these indoor and outdoor events.

The Atlanta Braves will host their division rivals, the Washington Nationals, this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Help cheer on the Braves as they attempt to stay atop the NL East.  Purchase tickets and view game times at  Saturday's game is part of the Summer Concert Series, and Run DMC will provide a FREE concert following the game.

The Virginia-Highland Summerfest is Saturday, June 1 through Sunday, June 2.  The festival, located at North Highland Avenue and Park Drive, will feature arts and crafts, music, activities for kids, and local vendors serving up their best food.  Saturday hours are 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., and Sunday hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Take a stroll through specialty art locations in Stone Mountain this Saturday, June 1.  From 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., patrons can stroll through the ART Station galleries and the Arts Incubator.  This FREE event happens within a two-block walking distance and provides attendees with light appetizers and beverages.  Head to the ART Station at 5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mountain, to pick up tickets and begin strolling.

Head out to the Georgia Renaissance Festival in Fairburn to bid the festival farewell.  The festival will close for the season on Sunday, June 2, so take advantage of the closing weekend by purchasing discounted tickets.  Adult tickets are now $17.95, and children ages 6-12 are $7.95.

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