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FIT4MOM Atlanta Weekend Roundup April 20 - 21

Weekends are TONS of fun. What are you doing? There are still Easter Egg Hunts happening around Atlanta. Mixed in among the Egg Hunts are festivals and cultural experiences – in Peachtree City there is a Bulgarian Celebration, Sweetwater 420 Festival is happening in Centennial Olympic Park, Artsapalooza in Sandy Springs along with Farmers Markets all throughout Atlanta.

Where will you be?

Atlanta

Atlanta Fair @ Turner Field Gray Lot – Atlanta (all ages) Friday, Saturday, Sunday http://atlantafair.com/ Atlanta’s only urban fair; bringing rides, games, fair foods, and entertainment.

Sweetwater 420 Fest @ Centennial Olympic Park – Atlanta (all ages) Friday, Saturday, Sunday https://www.sweetwater420fest.com/ SweetWater 420 Festival returns to Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park, April 19-21, 2019 celebrating its 15th anniversary offering four stages hosting over 60 sets of music featuring a varied lineup of jam, rock, Americana, alternative, reggae, EDM, local artists and comedians.

Weekend Family Tours @ The High Museum of Art – Atlanta (all ages) FREE with admission Saturday & Sunday https://high.org/event/weekend-family-tours/ Docent guided family tour for all ages.

Decatur Farmers Market (Opening Day) – Decatur (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/624897764606466/ Local farmers market with all your weekly staples and your favorite regular market vendors.

Easter Egg Hunt and Dog Parade @ Willis Park – Avondale (ages 2 – 10) https://www.avondaleestates.org Saturday Children up to ten years old are welcome to participate in the Easter Egg Hun. Eggs are filled with toys and candy and three eggs in each age category denote "winners" who will receive special prizes. The Easter Bunny will also make an appearance. Dog Parade Did you ever think your dog might love a parade? If so, bring your furry canine friend to Lake Avondale for the Annual Dog Parade, happening during the Easter Egg Hunt. This event is free and costumes are not required to participate.

GPPN Egg Hunt & Picnic – Atlanta (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/385671622235271/ Kids will hunt eggs in age groups, get to visit with the Easter Bunny and enjoy the one and only Bubble Man! We encourage families to pack a lunch and following the egg hunt and gather for a picnic.

Eggstravaganza @ Callanwolde – Atlanta (ages up to 11) Saturday https://callanwolde.freshtix.com/events/eggstravaganza Bring your basket and your camera for a family friendly Easter egg hunt across Callanwolde’s beautiful spring gardens and grounds!

Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt features thousands of candy-filled egg and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. There will be a face painter, family friendly crafts provided by The Home Depot, and a kids’ dance floor (beats brought to you by J&M Sound Design DJ)!

Ponce City Spring Fest @ Ponce City Rooftop – Atlanta (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/844464745916758/ The two-part, rain or shine event will feature family-friendly fun during the day and transform into an adults-only party beginning at 5pm. Family-friendly fun from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include face painters, balloon artists, a bubble play zone and a paint with nature station, and DJ Grace spinning for the kiddos. Children and adults will also be able to enjoy complimentary access to Skyline Park’s tower and three-story slide.

Northeast Atlanta

Peachtree Road Farmers Market – Buckhead (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/365165210755526/ Local farmers market with all your weekly staples and your favorite regular market vendors. Special guests this week: turkey, a pony, and goats.

Barbeque Nation @ Atlanta History Center – Buckhead (all ages) Friday, Saturday, & Sunday http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/explore/exhibitions/barbecue-nation A traveling exhibition including a wide array of artifacts, images, and oral histories of barbeque.

Candytopia – Buckhead (all ages) Friday, Saturday, & Sunday https://www.showclix.com/event/candytopiaatl An interactive art exhibition made of CANDY!!! Six rooms of amazing artwork made entirely of candy along with other surprises, including a “marshmallow” pit! Photo opportunities at every turn.

Easter Egg Scramble @ Blackburn Park – Brookhaven (ages 3 - 10) Saturday https://www.brookhavenga.gov/parksrec/page/brookhaven-hosting-free-easter-egg-scramble-saturday-april-20 The event is free to the public, there will be food trucks offering breakfast fare at reasonable prices, and the Easter Bunny will be on hand to pose for photos. Egg hunters will be split into age groups (3 and under; 4-6, and 7+) with separate areas for each. There will be a special musical performance to delight the youngsters at 10 a.m. by the Brookhaven Innovation Academy Chorus and the egg hunt begins at 10:30 a.m. sharp.

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza – Sandy Springs (all ages) Saturday & Sunday http://sandyspringsartsapalooza.com This festival is a two-day outdoor festival bringing art to the streets of the city. The event will include a children’s play area, local musicians, interactive art stations, plus up to 150 arts and crafts participants in every discipline.

Heritage Springs Farmers Market – Sandy Springs (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/2385308241481950/ Local farmers market with all your weekly staples and your favorite regular market vendors.

Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny Visit @ Pontoon Brewing – Sandy Springs (all ages) Sunday https://www.facebook.com/events/487498261783362/ There will be designated eggs hidden for children, adults and dogs! Candy and prizes for the kids eggs, dog treats for your furry pals and bar specials for the adults!

Eggstravagana @ North Atlanta Church of Christ – Dunwoody (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/375702866369207/ Free family event with food, crafts, and egg hunts!

Crossroads Easter Egg Hunt @ Crossroads Church of Christ – Dunwoody (ages 0 - 10) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/358395048282711/ BRING YOUR BASKET for this FREE Event! Hunting areas for ages: 0-2, 3-4, 5-7, and 8-10. There will be crafts for all ages! Everyone registered will be entered to win a few large Easter Baskets!

Lantern Building Workshop – Roswell (all ages) Saturday $10/lantern https://www.facebook.com/events/318312012149263 Bring your own plastic bottle or jug (Clear, 2-liter or similar sized bottles work best, such as juice bottles or gallon milk jugs) as a base for your creation and we’ll provide the rest, including cutting tools, paint, brushes, glue, embellishments, a mini LED light, dowel for hanging, and general instructions and tips! Let your creativity flow to create a one-of-a-kind lantern for the parade!

EcoTinker Exhibit @ Chattahoochee Nature Center – Roswell (all ages) Friday, Saturday, and Sunday https://www.chattnaturecenter.org/special-events/special-exhibits/ecotinker-interactive-exhibits/ Head outdoors this spring for nature-inspired tech and tinker stations – 5 stations where you can experiment and explore. Our exhibit stations focus on the science of water – how it moves, how it is used – there’s plenty to play with while you learn at our STEM stations. Expand your creative mind and your vocabulary when you visit ECO TINKER!

Bulgarian Folk Group Lazar’s Day & Palm Sunday @ Pickneyville Park – Peachtree Corners (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/607967626333227/ Reenactment of the customs will be performed by the Bulgarian Folk Group “Rosa” Atlanta, and with the kind partnership of Bulgarian School “St. Constantine-Cyril the Philosopher” of Atlanta.

Alpharetta Farmers Market – Alpharetta (all ages) Saturday https://www.awesomealpharetta.com/events/alpharetta-farmers-market/ Local farmers market with all your weekly staples and your favorite regular market vendors.

The Easter Bunny Visits Scottsdale Farms – Milton (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/268103197465363/ The Easter Bunny will be hopping around the grounds with a basket full of treats. Have your camera ready to take photos with our fuzzy friend

2019 Community Easter Egg Hunt @ Ronald Reagan Park – Lawrenceville (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/380526609165065/ Face painting, music, photo booth - Begins at 12:15pm Egg Hunt at 1pm sharp! Field separated by age groups, lots of eggs for everybody! ALL FREE!

WILD Weekend @ Autry Mill Nature Preserve – Johns Creek (all ages) Saturday $10/person https://www.facebook.com/events/2162681444046626/ This annual family event encourages all to “take a walk on the wild side,” and features an assortment of games, guests, and nature crafts. The “Bubble Creation Station” is back by popular demand and will draw attention to the wonderment of bubbles in nature. “Creature Features” will introduce visitors to an amazing array of reptiles, while the “What’s Bugging You?” station will highlight beneficial bugs like butterflies, ladybugs and praying mantis.

Vickery Village Farmers Market – Cumming (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/2195314884120329 Local farmers market with all your weekly staples and your favorite regular market vendors.

Northwest Atlanta

East Cobb Springfree Store @ The Avenue of East Cobb – Marietta (all ages) Saturday https://www.springfreetrampoline.com/store/marietta-atlanta-georgia Join us for lots of jumping. It’s FREE Open Play.

Northeast Community Egg Drop @ Sprayberry High School – Marietta (ages 1 – 10) Saturday http://www.communityeggdrop.org Plan to join us for the 10th Annual Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop. There will be fun, food, games, DJ, activities, and of course egg hunts for everyone. Kids will marvel as a helicopter drops thousands of eggs onto the Sprayberry High School football field to kick-off the hunt.

Easter Brunch and Petting Zoo @ The Omni Hotel Battery Atlanta – Marietta (all ages) Sunday https://www.facebook.com/events/2186087301702032/ This Easter, the Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta is hosting a Southern-inspired brunch buffet complete with live jazz music and an on-site petting zoo where guests can visit with baby farm animals including chicks, lambs, bunnies and goats. The buffet will feature build-your-own shrimp and grits, made-to-order waffles and omelets, prime rib and honey glazed ham carving stations and blackened salmon with herbed butter. Additional offerings will include a salad bar, buttermilk biscuits with house-made butters, sweet potato casserole with marshmallows and candied pecans, macaroni and cheese, bacon-braised green beans, Easter-themed desserts and more. As little something egg-stra, children 12 and under will receive a craft to take home and guests over the age of 21 will receive a complimentary mimosa on arrival.

Pop in for Family Fun: Spring Crafts @ Marietta Museum of History – Marietta (all ages) Saturday $20 family cap/$5 person https://www.facebook.com/events/2166265700072345/ Pop-In’s provide children and their families the opportunity to interact with the Museum through themed activities and crafts. Join us in April to create fun springtime crafts to take home. Craft tables will be set up throughout Museum so children and their parents can explore the museum at their own pace.

Eggstravaganza 2019 @ Kennesaw First Baptist – Kennesaw (ages 2 – 11 ) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/414982759260810/ This event is for children 2 years old – 5th graders. There will be egg hunts, petting zoo, pony rides, crafts, face painting, inflatables, AND MORE! Come for a safe time of family fun! Event is free. Visit KFBC.ORG/EGGSPRESS to register early and cut the lines on that Saturday!

Farm. Fresh. Market. – Woodstock (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/242196466721022 The Woodstock Farm Fresh Market's rules guarantee that it is the best market in the region to get locally grown fresh produce by requiring vendors to grow at least 85% of the product they bring to the market. To ensure these standards are being met, vendors are subject to inspection throughout the Market season. This year's Market will feature events from the Cherokee County Farm Bureau, cooking demonstrations from local chefs and live music.

Community Egg Hunt @ Carriage Kia of Woodstock – Woodstock (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/2653455854684112/ Bring the family and invite your friends to Carriage Kia of Woodstock’s community Easter egg hunt! (dogs are also welcome) There will be an Easter egg scavenger hunt, Easter basket making, catered breakfast and coffee, giveaways, the Easter Bunny and more!!!

Bunny Breakfast @ Ben Robertson Community Center – Kennesaw (all ages) Saturday $6/person https://www.facebook.com/events/253314505585377 Treat your family to a buffet including hot and ready pancakes, scrambled eggs and sausage as well as a medley of fresh fruit and delicious breakfast sweets. Everyone's favorite cottontail will be making his way from table to table to say hello to all the boys and girls. Be sure to bring your camera to capture all the memories.

Easter Egg Hunt – Community Cookout – Unity Walk @ Etowah River Park – Canton (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/1369043969903270/ The event will be held at the park pavilion and will kick off with several different egg hunts for children of all ages. The hunt for eggs will be followed by a cookout and then everyone will join in a walk of unity from Etowah River Park to Heritage Park and back to the pavilion. There will also be jumpy houses for kids and many of the department’s police vehicles for children to explore.

Easter Egg-Stravaganza @ Harvest Baptist Church – Acworth (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/472273089973873/ Join us for an exciting free Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 20th at 11am. There will be 10,000 eggs, inflatables, special prizes, candy, and lunch provided. Come early to enjoy all the festivities.

Eggs-traordinary Extravaganza @ Cherokee County Aquatic Center – Holly Springs (ages 0 – 12) $10/child https://www.facebook.com/events/306996403237178/ There will be bounce houses, face painting, games, music, egg hunts (both outside and underwater) and take a picture with the Easter Bunny!

Outside of Atlanta

Eggciting Hike Hunt @ Panola Mountain State Park – Stockbridge (ages 2 – 12) Saturday http://explore.gastateparks.org/info/215639?c=16535115 Peter Cottontail is leaving lots of eggs hidden on our nature trails. Can you help us find them all? Bring your basket and be ready for the hunt!

SpringFest @ Sleepy Hollow Christmas Tree Farms – Powder Springs (all ages) Saturday See Site for FEE https://www.facebook.com/events/329460401035655 Join us at Sleepy Hollow Farm for some Spring outdoor fun for the whole family! The season will consist of 4 dates only and each weekend will have a different theme and events. Easter Activities and Nature Education will be the theme for this weekend. General admission tickets include tractor rides, visiting farm animals, farm playground, bounce houses, Easter activities, photos with the Easter bunny, nature education stations, and more.

Creekwater Alpaca Shop Weekends – Snellville (all ages) Saturday & Sunday https://www.facebook.com/events/2246991458652876/ Creekwater Alpaca Shop will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through March 3, 2019. Also we will be open February 13th and 14th for Valentine's Day! Please bring your family and friends to meet our sweet and kind Alpacas for FREE. We will continue our sock sale as well.

Georgia Renaissance Festival – Fairburn (all ages) Friday, Saturday, Sunday See Site for FEE http://www.garenfest.com Each weekend from April 13 through June 2, 2019, you can step inside the gates of Newcastle and find yourself transported back to 16th-century England! Our 32-acre village is filled with over 150 artisan craft shops, 10 stages of endless entertainment, wonderful pubs and taverns, plus food galore! You’ll laugh out loud at the antics of our costumed characters, try your skill at carnival games, and enjoy human-powered rides for kids of all ages. Did we mention food? Giant roasted turkey legs, fish and chips, hearty ales, mead and more - a feast fit for Royalty! It's a full day of fun, food and entertainment for the whole family.

Easter Weekend Celebration @ Lanier Islands – Buford (all ages) See Site for FEE Saturday & Sunday https://www.facebook.com/events/394235811390922/ Our Easter Celebration Weekend is back and better than ever! Sunrise Service, Egg Hunts, Brunch, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo and more! Margaritaville at Lanier Islands is joining in on the fun this year too with an evening Egg Hunt on Paradise Beach! Come by boat (no dock fees) or by car. Come for the day or stay for the weekend! We have fun planned for everyone!