Ahhhhh! These warm summer days. What are you guys doing to beat the heat? A lot of neighborhood pools are now open…some of the bigger park pools are open too! There are a ton of fun festivals and things happening around Atlanta. Here is a look at a few ideas of memory making events:
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 - Decatur (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/624897764606466/ Local farmers market with all your weekly staples and your favorite regular market vendors.
Kids Bowl Free @ Metro Fun Center – Atlanta (all ages) Sunday www.eventbrite.com/e/kidz-bowl-free-wednesday-tickets-50674486754 Every Sunday from 6pm – 9pm kids are FREE. There is bowling and skating. Fun for the whole family.
Virginia Highland Summerfest – Atlanta (all ages) Saturday & Sunday http://www.vahisummerfest.org/ Virginia-Highland Summerfest is fun for the whole family! Music, art, and food for the parents and a deciated Kidsfest for the kids. Summerfest is a free festival and the Kidsfest area is free as well, with optional paid activities, such as face painting, sand art, and a petting zoo. Free activities include a DJ, meeting APD and their police horses, science/robotics activities, crafts, and more.
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. They extended their dates thru the summer!
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.
Flying Colors Butterfly Festival @ Chattahoochee Nature Center – Roswell (all ages) $12/person Friday, Saturday, and Sunday https://www.chattnaturecenter.org/special-events/butterfly-festival/ The Flying Colors Butterfly Festival delights everyone all weekend at the Chattahoochee Nature Center with a myriad of butterfly and pollinator related events focused on these beautifulwinged creatures.
Roswell Farmers Market – Roswell (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/Roswell-Farmers-Market-171704609696/ Local farmers market with all your weekly staples and your favorite regular market vendors.
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.
Brooke Street Park Summer Concerts – Alpharetta (all ages) FREE Saturday http://awesomealpharetta.com/play/attraction/brooke-street-park-summer-concert-series Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy free, live, family-friendly performances by different Alpharetta based entertainment groups.
Spring Fling – Duluth (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/169881980561696/
= Mark your calendars for the 3rd annual Spring Fling on Duluth Town Green. The family-friendly event will take place on Saturday, June 1st and will feature free workouts, a live DJ, raffles, prizes and inflatables for the kids. Spring Fling is a charity event created to raise money to support Rainbow Village. The event will take place from 8am - 2pm. It is brought to you by Duluth Fit Body Boot Camp and the City of Duluth.
MegaBugs at Stone Mountain Park – Stone Mountain (all ages) See Site for Fee Saturday & Sunday https://www.stonemountainpark.com/Activities/Attractions/MEGABUGS Featuring 70 interactive, larger-than-life exhibits of bugs scattered throughout the park.
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.
Open Play @ Spring Free – Marietta (all ages) Saturday https://www.springfreetrampoline.com/store/marietta-atlanta-georgia Come try out the spring free trampolines. Stop by the Avenue East Cobb location.
Marietta Square Farmers Market – Marietta (all ages) Saturday www.mariettasquarefarmersmarket.com Local farmers market with all your weekly staples and your favorite regular market vendors.
Yaarab Shrine Circus @ Jim R Miller Park – Marietta (all ages) $5/car plus tickets for rides Saturday & Sunday www.yaarabshrine.net The Circus comes to Marietta with clowns, bears, elephants, horses, motorcycles, acrobats and daredevils. Also a giant carnival midway with games, rides, and attractions.
Smyrna Outdoor Market – Smyrna (all ages) Saturday www.facebook.com/events/774652929569906 Local farmers market with all your weekly staples and your favorite regular market vendors.
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.
Downtown Canton Farmers Market – Canton (all ages) Saturday www.facebook.com/events/228735310526656 Local farmers market with all your weekly staples and your favorite regular market vendors.
Outside of Atlanta
Georgia Renaissance Festival – Fairburn (all ages) 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.