It’s the weekend again!!! Somehow, this is the busiest weekend so far this summer (for me). It’s like “if you didn’t travel for the Fourth of July” then you travel or make plans for the following weekend…in this instance, July 13th/14th.
If you do not have plans yet, don’t fret. Either take the time off and just enjoy existing (which I know can be hard if you have kids) OR check out our list of things to do in Atlanta this weekend below.
Piedmont Park Green Market – Atlanta (all ages) FREE Saturday www.piedmontpark.org/green-market Enjoy local farmers and artisan goods. While you shop you can enjoy some prepared foods and drinks and local live music.
Storytelling Saturdays @ The Wrens Nest – Atlanta (all ages) Saturday FREE with Admission www.wrensnest.org The Wrens Nest is an historical site dedicated to preserving Joel Chandler Harris’ stories and the heritage of African American folklore. Storytelling begins at 1pm. Stories and storytellers vary.
Family Fun Festival @ Woodruff Arts Center – Atlanta (all ages) FREE Sunday www.woodruffcenter.org/programs/family-programming Join Alliance Theater, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and High Museum of Art to experience the Woodruff Arts Center with hands on art experiences and more for FREE!
Max Makes a Million @ The Alliance Theater – Atlanta (all ages) Saturday & Sunday ~$15/person http://alliancetheatre.org/production/2019-20/max-makes-a-million Poetry, dance, jazz, visual art, and most of all, dreams coalesce in a glorious theatrical adaptation of Maira Kalman’s one-of-a-kind book Max Makes a Million.
Monster Fish @ Fernbank – Atlanta (all ages) Saturday & Sunday ~$27/person www.fernbankmuseum.org/explore/special-exhibitions/monster-fish Hands on exhibit featuring interactive elements to learn about how monster fish grow, how scientists study them, and how anglers and others can help these fish survive.
Freedom Farmers Market @ The Carter Center – Atlanta (all ages) Saturday www.freedomfarmersmkt.org Open year round and offers a wide range of organic, local products along with live music, a kids tent, and prepared foods.
Peachtree Road Farmers Market – Atlanta (all age) Saturday www.facebook.com/events/922047421520823 Local farms, business, and artisans represented.
Circo Hermano Vazquez @ Plaza Fiesta – Atlanta (all ages) Saturday & Sunday www.circovazquez.com Check out human cannonballs, graceful dancers, daring acrobats, and crazy clowns. Event is announced in English and Spanish.
Summer Block Party @ The Shops at Buckhead Atlanta – Atlanta (all ages) Sunday www.facebook.com/events/342300609795209/ In-store activations, a flower market, live music, sweet treats, kids activities and more.
Dog Days of Summer at Brookhaven Farmers Market – Atlanta (all ages & pets) Saturday www.facebook.com/events/509577106453493/ A market to celebrate our furry friends. Local farms, business, and artisans represented.
Butterfly Encounter @ The Chattahoochee Nature Center – Roswell (all ages) Friday, Saturday & Sunday See Site for FEE www.chattnaturecenter.org/special-events/butterfly-encounter Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera.
Roswell Summer Puppet Series – Roswell (all ages) $5/person Saturday www.roswell.gov/discover-us/cultural-arts-center/puppet-series Enjoy shows that are sure to delight audiences of all ages produced by local puppeteers.
Shoot the Hooch – Roswell (ages 5+) Saturday http://shootthehooch.com Shoot the Hooch offers raft, canoe, kayak, tune and stand up paddle boards for rent. Operating hours are dependent on weather, river flow, and air temp.
Brooke Street Park Summer Concert Series – Alpharetta (all ages) FREE Saturday www.awesomealpharetta.com/play/attraction/brooke-street-park-summer-concert-series The Summer Concert Series brings music and fun to life. Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy free, live, family-friendly performances by different Alpharetta based entertainment groups.
Alpharetta Farmers Market – Alpharetta (all ages) FREE Saturday www.awesomealpharetta.com/events/alpharetta-farmers-market At the Downtown Alpharetta Farmers Market you will find farmers with fruits, veggies, natural meats, gardeners with fresh flowers and herbs, and makers of all sorts of good from yummy desserts and breads to local raw honey and homemade soaps.
Norcross Community Market – Norcross (all ages) FREE Saturday www.facebook.com/events/453290685471332 Local farms, business, and artisans represented.
Midsummer Kids Dream – Peachtree Corners (all ages) FREE Saturday www.facebook.com/events/2462491457135622 Celebrate summer and being a kid on the Town Green. This event include obstacle courses, rock climbing, face painting, prizes from NitroZone and more.
Summer Block Party at Select Shades @ The Battery – Marietta (all ages) FREE www.facebook.com/events/2314136648835126/ A locally owned and community inspired sunglass retailer is celebrating summer with face painting, food, balloons, a bounce house, music, giveaways and more.
Smyrna Outdoor Market – Smyrna (all ages) FREE Saturday www.facebook.com/events/774652929569906 Local farms, business, and artisans represented.
Farm. Fresh. Market. – Woodstock (all ages) FREE Saturday www.facebook.com/events/242196466721022 Local farms, business, and artisans represented.
Downtown Canton Farmers Market – Canton (all ages) FREE Saturday www.facebook.com/events/2228735310526656 Local farms, business, and artisans represented.
Movies in the Park – Canton (all ages) FREE Saturday www.facebook.com/events/779661322470874 Enjoy a historic view while watching an outdoor movie hosted in downtown Canton at Brown Park.
Ballground Farmers Market – Ballground (all ages) FREE Saturday www.facebook.com/events/430789584398307 Local farms, business, and artisans represented.
Outside of Atlanta
Sunflower Festival @ Copper Creek Farm – Calhoun (all ages) ~ $15/person Friday and Saturday www.coppercreekfarm.com Experience the farm atmosphere, take as troll in the sunflower farm, visit the Old General Store and eat fun farm food.
Dallas Farmers Market – Dallas (all ages) FREE Saturday www.facebook.com/events/306004143428387 Local farms, business, and artisans represented.