Ok families…the temps are warm, but the weather is not cooperating! Expect rain on and off throughout the weekend. This just means, get outside when you can…and there is no rule that kids cant play outside when it’s drizzly. Just make sure to have a warm drink and a cozy blanket to curl up in when they come back inside. Make memories…
That being said, there are a few things happening around Atlanta this weekend…
The Atlanta Science Festival – Atlanta (all ages) Friday, Saturday, Sunday https://atlantasciencefestival.org Check out their calendar of events that bring people together in the wonder of science. Events happen at various venues throughout 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.
Paul Bunyan & the Tall Tale Medicine Show @ Center for Puppetry Arts – Atlanta (ages 4+) Friday, Saturday & Sunday http://www.puppet.org/buy-tickets/2018-19/paul-bunyan-and-the-tall-tale-medicine-show/ Center for Puppetry Arts is a historical hoedown with folktales and fables that honor American Tall Tales. Opportunity to create a Babe the Blue Ox Hand Puppet.
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.
Rescue Dog Games @ Piedmont Park – Atlanta (all ages) Sunday https://www.facebook.com/events/2267613856897496/ Bring your pup and get out on the lawn to participate in interactive puppy/human games, a disc dog show, dog costume contest, music and other festivities to shine a light on the importance of pet adoption.
Grant Park Winter Market – Atlanta (all ages) Sunday https://www.facebook.com/events/512772265865894/ Local farmers market with all your weekly staples and your favorite regular market vendors.
Avondale Art Walk – Avondale (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/242888429761396 The Avondale Art Walk welcomes neighbors and visitors to walk, shop and socialize while enjoying live music, exhibits, art demos, local food, and beverages.
Peachtree Road Farmers Market – Buckhead (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/153671952203209/ Local farmers market with all your weekly staples and your favorite regular market vendors.
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.
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!
Mommy and Me Make Slime @ Kids & Main Playcare – Lawrenceville (all ages) $15 https://www.facebook.com/events/719984411700117/ Watch as your kids ooh and aah at the slime masterpieces they create. We'll make a batch of glitter slime and a batch of glow-in-the-dark slime. After the activity we'll enjoy pizza and juice and the kids can have a blast playing in the Play Center.
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.
Tucker Chili Cook Off @ Old Town Tucker Merchants Association – Tucker (all ages) $5/person Saturday Taste and judge all the chili entries and explore different businesses and vendors.
Forsythia Festival – Forsyth (all ages) FREE Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/315060479080512/ Held in downtown Forsyth, this family-centered events that culminate in a two-day arts-and-crafts show. Other events include a children’s fair, 5K, sporting tournaments, live entertainment, a beauty pageant, a car show and other sanctioned community events.
Open Play @ SpringFree Experience Centers – Marietta (all ages) Saturday https://www.springfreetrampoline.com/store/marietta-atlanta-georgia FREE Open Play for all ages inside their store. You can experience jumping on a spring free trampoline. Check out their merchandise while you are there.
Marietta Square Farmers Market – Marietta (all ages) Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/356894268463690/ Local farmers market with all your weekly staples and your favorite regular market vendors.
Spring into Action @ Cherokee County Aquatic Center – Holly Springs (all ages) See Site for FEE Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/716542998710158/ An afternoon of fun with water aerobics, swim lesson evaluations, log rolling, crafts, etc. Will be raffling off a couple of passes as well.