This weekend is full of new ways to rock. From a children’s march for literacy downtown to a family canoe trip on the ‘Hooch to enjoy the beautiful fall colors, you’re going to be busy (and they’re going to be happy!). Keep reading for the scoop on these events, and more, below.

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Children’s March for Literacy
Dress up as your favorite characters from your favorite books and join a fun family march on the streets of downtown to shed light on the epidemic of illiteracy and its proximal side effects on our society. Sat. Event details.


Fall Colors Canoe Trip
Don’t miss the final opportunities to paddle with CNC until April 2019.  Take in the vibrant colors of the trees before they fade into winter, paddle quietly along the Chattahoochee River, taking in the sounds of the river and its wildlife. All supplies are provided. Sat. Event details.


Second Sunday Funday at The High
Check out this artistic and creative series on the second Sunday of each month offering free admission for all visitors from 12 to 5 p.m. and special family-friendly programming from 1 to 4 p.m. Don’t miss this chance to see the High’s new gallery spaces. Sun. Event details.

Family Free Day and STEAM Activities at Museum of Design Atlanta
Head to the Museum of Design Atlanta for free admission and to participate in design and STEAM activities that are fun and educational. This month’s free day is for exploring and learning more about our civic responsibilities outside of local and national elections. Throughout the afternoon, take part in a “Dear Governor” writing activity and tell our Georgia’s incumbent governor your vision of a better Georgia as it relates to schools, housing, and transportation. Sun. Event details.

Little Raindrops Songs! at Woodruff Arts Center
This Theatre for the Very Young production includes puppets, a 2D set, catchy songs and plenty of giggles. Get your tickets now, because these performances go fast! Fri. Event details.


Free Open Game Night at Springfree Trampoline
Springfree Trampoline at the Avenues at East Cobb is happy to host its Free Open Play night, with trampolines, games, snacks, and even a place to draw on the walls! Sat. Event details.


Toddler Jam at Children’s Museum
Rock & roll into the weekend with this high energy, music-filled class guaranteed to shake out the wiggles and foster a love of music. Each week offers new songs, instrument play, circle time activities and, of course, dance breaks. Your child will practice motor, and social and emotional skills connecting sounds to words and expressing themselves through music. Fri. Event details.


Tailgate Saturday at The College Football Hall of Fame
Celebrate college game day with the whole family at The Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Expect tailgate games, up to 4 match-ups live on a 36-ft video board, trivia, prizes, plus access to the Hall of Fame’s must-see college football experience. Sat. Event details

—Shelley Massey