This weekend, take your party to the streets for a pedestrian take-over of the Westside, head to Roswell to revel in all things lavender, or don’t stop ’till you hit Duluth for a locomotive festival that’s sure to toot their horns. Wherever you pedal, you’ll be riding into fun. Read on for our favorite pit stops for the best family fun Atlanta has to offer.
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Atlanta Streets Alive! Pedestrian Take-Over
This time, you really can let your kids play in the street! Atlanta Streets Alive takes people power to Marietta St & Howell Mill Road! The fun kicks off at 4 p.m. with a bicycle parade and it continues until 8 p.m. Enjoy biking, skating, walking and rolling down the streets during this fun, free, family-friendly event! Sun. Event details.
Shows for Seedlings at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Enjoy a variety of live performances from some of Atlanta’s best storytellers and musicians. Shows are every Friday and Saturday from May until September. This weekend, hear enchanting stories full of appreciation for plants and animals. Sat. Event details.
Free Admission to 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. Please note: Admission is free from 12 to 5 p.m. Programming takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun. Event details.
Blue Man Group: Making Waves at The Children’s Museum
This awesome exhibit – designed to bring together science and art – will take the whole family through a multi-sensory exploration of sound that provides an opportunity to play together while discovering the fun of music. Sat. & Sun. Event details.
Good Neighbor Day Airshow at PDK
Don’t miss this incredible display of trucks, planes, and other locomotion at the Peachtree Dekalb Airport, where you’ll also be treated to a stunt flight demonstration, inflatables, sand castles, face painting, funnel cakes… oh, and there’s a playground! Be sure to bring sunscreen, though, because the shade is hard to find. Sat. Event details.
Tunes from the Tombs at Oakland Cemetery
Boasting a killer lineup, Historic Oakland Cemetery’s summertime music festival Tunes From the Tombs returns for its seventh year. Come for a day of genre-spanning performances from some of the south’s best bands. Enjoy music, the park-like setting, and Atlanta’s finest food trucks with the whole fam. Sat. Event details.
Lavender Festival at Barrington Hall
Head to Roswell’s most beautiful historic home to celebrate lavender (the plant), and you can be sure to delight all your kiddos who are in the “purple only” phase, too! This annual festival will include food, music, demonstrations, and plenty of kids activities and games. Be sure to stick around for the visit from the Lavender Fairy! Sat. Event details.
Camp McDonald Day at The Southern Museum
The Southern Museum will highlight the anniversary and early history of Camp McDonald, a Civil war era Confederate training camp for Georgia volunteers that stood in a most of present-day downtown Kennesaw. Costumed living historians, regular weapons demonstrations, activities, and lectures by local historian Michael K. Shaffer will be offered, along with walking tours of the Camp McDonald park site should accessibility, demand, and weather permit. Sat. Event details.
Locomotive Celebration at Southeastern Railway Museum
Take your train enthusiasts to Duluth for fun at the Southeastern Railway Museum. Activities include train temporary tattoos, a locomotive hunt, food and handcar rides for purchase, and access to the museum. Sat. Event details.
Full Moon Hike at Blue Heron Nature Preserve
Hike the Blue Heron Nature Preserve by the light of the full moon, where once a month you can come explore with a naturalist and learn why the full moons have their names, and what effects the cycles have on plants and animals. End your hike with cool lemonade. Fri. Event details.
Little Diggers Free Family Gardening Series
Little Diggers is a FREE Family Gardening Series about the fascinating world of horticulture and gardening, presented by Heritage Sandy Springs in partnership with the North Fulton Master Gardeners and in cooperation with UGA Extension in Fulton County. Sat. Event details.
Dads Get in Free to Midieval Times
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament has the chivalry, rivalry and revelry to make dad’s day fit for a king! Dad is free during shows from June 5-18 with the purchase of one full-priced adult. Father’s Day package upgrade available for additional $25 during checkout or at the door. Package includes framed photo of Dad, “It’s Good to be King” can koozie, and 25oz glass stein with choice of draft beer or soda. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Worth the Drive: Chattahoochee Hills
Robin Hood at Serenbe Playhouse
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! Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Where will your weekend take you? Tell us in the comments section below!