Summertime is in full force. Aside from neighborhood pools, camping trips, beach trips, and fun in the backyard...how are y'all beating the heat?
Join us this Saturday at Brook Street Park in Downtown Alpharetta for a fun Stroller Strides class with amazing characters from Lookalike Characters and Entertainment. The characters will be buzzing around class, entertaining the kiddos, while you (and your significant other…it is a family class) get an awesome full body workout. Find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1247873632056645/?event_time_id=1247873648723310
Otherwise there are plenty of fun things happening around Atlanta this weekend…where will you be?
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.
Peachtree Road Farmers Market – Buckhead (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/454200808485089/ 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!
Take it to the River – Lantern Parade – Sandy Springs (all ages) FREE Saturday http://www.sandyspringsga.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/5181/162 The parade begins at 7:00PM with a dragonfly and blue heron puppet to interact with the audience. Introducing swans, alligator, turtle, bullfrog, and a Flying Pig this year. Once the parade reaches the river, paddlers will escort the lanterns out onto the river for a floating parade.
Flying Colors Butterfly Festival @ Chattahoochee Nature Center – Roswell (all ages) $12/person Friday, Saturday, and Sunday https://www.chattnaturecenter.org/special-events/butterfly-encounter/ Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera.
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.
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.
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.
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
Creekwater Alpaca Shop Weekends – Snellville (all ages) Saturday & Sunday https://www.facebook.com/events/424597231696852/?event_time_id=424597235030185 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.
Sunflower Festival @ Copper Creek Farm – Calhoun (all ages) Saturday $15/person http://coppercreekfarm.com Enjoy food and fun on the farm during the Sunflower Festival, where you can snap pictures in thousands of flowers, purchase sunflowers, ride a mechanical bull, pony, cow train, zipline, or hayride, jump o=n a giant jumping pillow and watch the launce of a watermelon cannon and more.
Dallas Farmers Market – Dallas (all ages) FREE Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/306004143428387/ Local farmers market with all your weekly staples and your favorite regular market vendors.