The list of things to do this weekend is higher than Atlanta’s pollen count. From an epic celebration of cabooses to a deep dive into everything sheep, you’ve got scores of choices to get outdoors. So take a deep breath and get out there—our favorite picks are below!
Photo: Southeastern Railway Museum
Caboose Days at Southeastern Railway Museum
Celebrate cabooses, the crews that called them home, and their role on the railroad during Caboose Days, which will include a mulligan stew mix-off, live music, and a children’s scavenger hunt around the museum’s grounds for a chance to win prizes. Sat. & Sun. Event details.
Sheep to Shawl at Atlanta History Center
Don’t miss the Atlanta History Center’s annual day of sheep shearing, barnyard animal interactions, open-hearth cooking demonstrations, storytelling, and live music. Kids will love the crafts, including spinning and weaving wool, candle making, and basket weaving. Sat. Event details.
Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat at Center for Puppetry Arts
“It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how!” says the Cat in the tall red and white hat. All of your favorite moments from the classic Dr. Seuss tale come to life on stage, with delightful rhymes and adventures that even your tiny tots with enjoy. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Second Sunday at The High
On the second Sunday of each month, the High offers free admission for all visitors and special family-friendly programming from 1 to 4 p.m., including tours, performances, art projects, and story time. Sun. Event details.
Festival on Ponce
The Festival on Ponce is an arts and crafts festival in the historic Olmsted Linear Park with over 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, folk and “outsider art,” a children’s games area and local food and beverage. Sat. & Sun. Event details.
Free Skateboarding Classes
Head to the BeltLine for a one-hour skateboarding class sponsored by Coca-Cola and led by expert instructors. The beginner class will walk you through topics such as learning to balance, the stance, and your first turns. The intermediate class will cover topics such as how to turn, how to drop in, and basic tricks. Confirm class schedule prior to arriving. Sat. Event details.
Reptile Day at Panola Mountain
Are you in love with lizards? Silly for snakes? Head-over-heels for herpetofauna? Or maybe you just think they’re neat. Learn about and meet fascinating reptiles from our own backyards and around the world. Meet specialists and members of the Georgia Reptile Society. Sat. Event details.
Where will the weekend take you? Let us know in the comments below.