From cartoons to calorie burners, your weekend of fun is about to take flight. Flutter on over to the Butterfly Festival at the Dunwoody Nature Center to celebrate nature’s winged wonders. Or, start your weekend off with some classic Saturday morning cartoons as the fabulous Fox Theater. Work up an appetite (and wear them out) with the Color Jam 5k in Buckhead. Get in the loop to join the hula hoop world record attempt in Piedmont Park. Chow down at the 13th Annual Decatur BBQ and Bluegrass Festival Saturday afternoon. Soak in some screen time Sunday with a Chugginton special at the Studio Movie Grill.
The Dunwoody Nature Center brings the butterflies back to Dunwoody at this annual event. This year’s event will feature twice as many butterflies with two large tents each filled with hundreds of live butterflies as well as games, crafts, animal encounters and discovery stations throughout the park. Participate in a nature scavenger hunt and find hidden treasures within Dunwoody Park, get your face painted like a butterfly, and enjoy live music or a birds of prey show. On-site concessions will be available (cash only), including the festival’s signature “larval lemonade.” Pre-purchasing timed entry admission to the butterfly tents is highly recommended in anticipation of large attendance to this event. This is a rain or shine event. Sat., 10 am to 4 pm, Dunwoody Nature Center, Ticket prices range from $10-4, ages 3 & under are free. All ages. Event details.
Saturday Morning Cartoons at the Fox
The Coca-Cola Film Festival is bringing Saturday morning cartoons to the fabulous Fox! Enjoy Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Speedy Gonzales, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner and all the Warner Brothers classic cartoons in the historic theater. Sat., 10 am, The Fox Theater, $7.50 per ticket. All ages. Event details.
Color Jam 5k
The Color Jam Fit Course 5k is a color soaked extravaganza to benefit special needs children. Whether you’re a novice stroller or an elite fitness junkie, this awesome, un-timed course is all about finishing and overcoming obstacles and where everyone is a winner. This fun run will have a unique twist with 4 Color Jam Fit Stations to get crazy, while exercising with a certified fitness professional. The Jam Stations will be Zumba, Hip Hop and Techno inspired. Strollers are welcome. Sat., 9 am, Frankie Allen Park, $50 to register, free for ages 5 and under (no need to register). All ages. Event details.
Hula Hoop World Record Attempt
Join the Piedmont Park Arts Festival and HoopEssence in an attempt to break the world record for longest chain of people to pass a hula-hoop, benefitting Embraced Atlanta. Can’t hula hoop? Not a problem! There is no hula hooping skill required in order to be a part of the world record attempt. Almost everyone has done a hula-hoop pass like this before in gym class. If you haven’t, they promise it’s easy! They need about 500 people to break the record, so bring your friends and family out for a chance to break a world record for a great cause. Sat., 4 pm, Piedmont Park, Free. All ages. Event details.
13th Annual Decatur BBQ Blue & Bluegrass Festival
Take the tots along to enjoy some BBQ from the likes of Fox Brothers, Black Tie BBQ, Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q and Miss P’s Kitchen. Dance it all off to live tunes from bands like Larkin Poe and Randall Bramblett. Sat., 4 to 10 pm, Harmony Park, $10. All ages. Event details.
Chuggington: Chug Patrol, Ready to Rescue
In Chug Patrol: Ready to Rescue, the first ever, super-sized special, Wilson takes on new challenges and makes daring rescues as the newest member of Chuggington’s emergency rescue squad. Koko and Brewster join in on the new adventures as do new characters Chug Patrol Chief Jackman and super-speedy Hanzo! Get those wheels to the rails and pull into the Studio Movie Grill for all new adventures in Chuggington! Sun., 11 am, Studio Movie Grill Holcomb Bridge, $2, ages 3 & under are free. All ages. Event details.
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