This weekend is for all the Renaissance kids out there. Whether they’re interested in the great outdoors, live music, cooking, performing arts, or the railroad, there’s something going down in Atlanta that’s guaranteed to please. Keep reading for everything you need to know about these awesome family events, and more.
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Mulberry Fields Gone Wylde
Celebrate summer in beautiful Mulberry Fields—an unique, acre of open meadow oasis in Candler Park in Atlanta located down an old city alley—with live music by Webster. Sat. Event details.
Kroger Junior Chef Class
Kroger Chef Junior is a cooking class for kids where they’ll create a tasty food item on their own. Kids will receive a Kroger Chef Junior apron, chef’s hat, cooking utensil, patch, and recipe box. In addition, kids will take home a recipe card that includes step-by-step instructions for a more involved cooking experience at home. Sat. Event details.
Cinderella Della Circus at Center for Puppetry Arts
With high-flying thrills, Cinderella Della Circus brings puppetry and the circus together with fairytale magic. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Jazz on the Lawn at Callanwolde
Callanwolde’s Jazz on the Lawn showcases a lineup of Atlanta’s finest jazz treasures performing a mix of classic and contemporary jazz, swing, salsa, fusion, smooth and blues, in a perfect setting for summer outdoor concerts. Guests are invited to bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy these concerts surrounded by the natural beauty of the Callanwolde Amphitheater. Fri. Event details.
Amazon Adventure 3D at Fernbank
Amazon Adventure highlights the exciting true story of Henry Bates’ 11-year journey through the perilous Amazon rainforest as a young man who risks his life for science. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Dinosaur Explore at Stone Mountain Park
Check out 14 species of prehistoric dinosaurs in Stone Mountain Park’s “Dinosaur Explore” exhibit. The prehistoric creature collection features more than 20 life-size dinosaurs with special effects allowing them to move and roar just like their ancient ancestors, available on “Attractions Open” days and included in a daily Adventure Pass and an annual Mountain Membership. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Railroad Rendezvous at The Southern Museum
Check out model train layouts, indoor & outdoor railroad-themed activities, crafts, live music, and a chance to board the General during Kennesaw’s annual Railroad Rendezvous at the Southern Museum. Enjoy the museum and learn about railroad jobs like conductors, gandy dancers, and porters while exploring the museum’s permanent exhibits. Sun. Event details.
Summer Puppet Series: Pinocchio
Bringing world-class puppetry to Roswell, the Roswell Summer Puppet Series showcases 7 family-friendly performances in their summer season, including Pinocchio. Fri. & Sat. Event details.
Butterfly Encounter at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Flutter on over for a special outdoor exhibit that’s included with General Admission and free to CNC Members. Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera! Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Worth the Drive: Cartersville
Sonic Sensations at Tellus Science Museum
Hop up the road to Cartersville for a Sonic Sensation—a fun and informative exhibit of sound. Interactive stations teach visitors about the science behind how we hear. See how our ears work, experiment with pitch, measure the frequency of sounds, conduct an invisible orchestra, and more. You can even measure your own decibels in the Scream Chamber! Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Worth the Drive: Chattahoochee Hills
Robin Hood at Serenbe Playouse
Based on the classic story of Robin Hood, a man of the people who steals from the rich and gives to the poor, this adaptation by Serenbe collaborator Rachel Teagle and under the direction of Broadway’s Paul McGill, characters will fly through Serenbe’s magnificent forest on a zip line, redistributing wealth as they go. Sat. & Sun. Event details.
What are you doing to heat things up this weekend? Tell us in the comments section below!