Back to School season is here! Everyone is so busy getting things prepared, but let's not forget to stop and have some fun this weekend! There are so many activities going on around Atlanta this weekend- let’s check them out!
What are some of your weekend plans?
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.
Doggie Con– Atlanta (all ages) Saturday FREE https://www.atlantadowntown.com/woodruff-park/do/doggy-con-2019
Bring the kids out to a fun day with the doggies! Doggy Con features a pet parade and costume contest, plus a vendor village of dog-centric goods and activities.
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.
Dinosaur Birthday Bash @ Fernbank – Atlanta (all ages) Saturday & Sunday ~$27/person https://www.fernbankmuseum.org/visit/events/2019/08/17-dinosaur-birthday-bash/ Party like a dino at this prehistoric party at Fernbank Museum! Stomp, chomp and party like a dinosaur in celebration of the anniversary of Giants of the Mesozoic.
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.
Old MacDonand’s Farm – Atlanta (all ages) Saturday & Sunday 19.50/person http://www.puppet.org/buy-tickets/2019-20/old-macdonalds-farm/ Little ones will move, sing, and help the farmhands on Old MacDonald’s farm. This interactive show is full of puppets, music, and a lot of fun down on the farm!
Butterfly Festival– Dunwoody Nature Center (all ages) Friday, Saturday $10/ adult; $5/ child. https://dunwoodynature.org/2019-butterfly-festival/
There will be hundreds of butterflies to thrill your kiddos, plus plenty of flutter-y themed games and crafts. Get up close and personal with the butterflies in discovery stations.
Peachtree Road Farmers Market – Atlanta (all age) Saturday www.facebook.com/events/922047421520823 Local farms, business, and artisans represented.
Sweet Pea Storytime– Roswell (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/2458719870817232/?event_time_id=2458719874150565 Sweet Pea Storytime is a story time and open play time for littles (age 0-4), created with you in mind. Activities include a story time with interactive songs, a snack, craft, an open play time, and coffee/hot tea for you!
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.
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.
Ballground Farmers Market – Ballground (all ages) FREE Saturday www.facebook.com/events/430789584398307 Local farms, business, and artisans represented.