The official start of summer arrives on June 20th this year with the summer solstice. It’s the longest day of the year, and it’s the perfect excuse to get outside and soak up a little extra sunshine. Wondering how to celebrate the summer solstice in Midtown this year? We have some ideas! 


The Longest Day of the Year

The summer solstice marks the longest day of the year, and the northernmost point the sun will reach in the sky for this rotation. Around the world, people in the Northern Hemisphere will celebrate the occasion with festivals and feasts. The biggest yearly events occur at Stonehenge in England, where travelers flock in pilgrimage to rejoice with the sun. International travel may be limited this year, but there are still plenty of ways to celebrate summer solstice in Atlanta!


How to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

The summer solstice marks a celebration of life and light, and there’s no better way to honor the day than by spending it outdoors. Get outside, whether you spend the day at the Chattahoochee Nature Preserve or wandering through a local farmer’s market, it’s the perfect opportunity to plan an outdoor activity. When it’s time to eat, the last place you want to be on the First Day of Summer is stuck in a kitchen over a hot stove. Grab your besties, head to McCray’s Tavern, and grab a seat on the patio! We’re serving up all your favorite brunch selections all day long, all weekend long. Whether you’re Team Bloody Mary or Team Mimosa, we’ve got the perfect shady spot for sipping. 


Celebrate the Solstice with Dad

This year, the summer solstice coincides with Father’s Day, which means it’s a great opportunity to spend even more time with dad! Catch the Braves vs Cardinals game at Truist park, or watch it live on the big screens at McCray’s Tavern Smyrna. We’ll be serving up Father’s Day specials and ice cold drafts while we root for the home team, and celebrating the day long after the sun finally goes down. 


Celebrate the Longest Day of the Year at McCray’s Smyrna

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, which marks the official start of summer, and we can’t wait to enjoy every minute of it. Join us at McCray’s Tavern in Smyrna, where we’re serving up classic tavern comfort food and a wide selection of beer, wine, and cocktails. It’s the perfect spot for brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks all year long. Meet you on the patio!