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Top 5 transit-friendly Atlanta events June 2014

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School's out. The sun's out. And modern-day Atlanta has moved beyond sipping tea under a fan on a front porch. Outdoor events, live music and drinks that give you a buzz are on the agenda for June. Here are the top five destinations to check out that are an easy MARTA ride away.

Downtown Steak Week
Downtown Steak Week thethrillstheyield/Flickr.com

Downtown Steak Week

Downtown Steak Week
June 9-15

Thinking about a steak week just makes us hungry, especially looking over the list of participating restaurants in Atlanta's first one -- including BLT Steak, Ray's in the City, Alma Cocina, Glenn's Kitchen, Ruth's Chris and Morton's. With parking and traffic sometimes a pain downtown, taking the train can be easier. Most all participating restaurants are in walking distance from the Peachtree Center and Dome MARTA stations.

Dome Station Restaurants
Peachtree Center Station Restaurants

Tunes From the Tomb
Tunes From the Tomb Jason Riedy

Tunes From the Tomb

Tunes From the Tomb
Saturday, June 14

The annual fundraiser for Oakland Cemetery, Tunes From the Tomb is an afternoon full of music and spirits -- both the drinking and ghoulish kinds. A complimentary mini-tour of the cemetery will be available along with Atlanta's favorite food trucks. Tickets are $10 for adults online ($15 at the gate) and $5 for children. Enjoy the short walk to the event from the King Memorial MARTA
 station to avoid parking hassles. 

Transit and Walking Directions
King Memorial Station Guide

Brookhaven Beer Fest
Brookhaven Beer Fest Abi Skipp

Brookhaven Beer Fest

Brookhaven Beer Fest
Saturday, June 14

One of the closest (if not the closest) festivals to MARTA, the Brookhaven Beer Fest literally sets up next to the Brookhaven MARTA station (so it's smarta). Over 150 beers will be available to sample while you enjoy live music and food. The discounted tickets have already sold out -- the current rate is $40 for the day of sun and stouts, and just about every other kind of beer you can think of.

MARTA Trip Planning Options

Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival
Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival Broadway Tour

Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival

Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival
June 19 - Aug. 21

The movies and organ playing are back for another season at the Fox Theatre -- perfect for when the heat and humidity call for time indoors. "Field of Dreams" is the first movie on the 2014 lineup followed by "King Kong", "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and "The Wizard of Oz" in June. Special movie tours are available before the shows.

Transit and Walking Directions
North Avenue Station Restaurants

Decatur Beach Party
Decatur Beach Party Chip Harlan

Decatur Beach Party

Decatur Beach Party
Friday, June 20

Take the kids and your kid-at-heart to the Decatur Square above the Decatur MARTA station on June 20 for the annual beach party. Tons of sand (literally) is trucked in and live music, games and even funnel cakes add to the festivities. Tickets are $8 in advance for adults, $5 for children ages three to 12 and children three and under are free.

Navigating the Decatur Station
5 Family-friendly Activities Near the Decatur Station

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