This weekend, give something new a try. From a 3-D s’mores printer for the kitchen to a haiku workshop, and more, there’s an abundance of off-the-beaten-path activities for you and your kiddos to explore. Keep reading for the the dish on our favorite upcoming adventures, below.

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Suwanee

Suwanee Fest
Don’t miss Suwanee’s two-day celebration of community, with 200 vendors and exhibitors, 15 entertainment acts, and one amazing parade. Head to the Fun Zone for traditional rides and inflatables. Face-Painting and other crafts and activities will be available from various vendors throughout the festival all weekend. Sat. & Sun. Event details

Smyrna

Taste of Smyrna
This year’s “Festival of the Delectable” will include over 30 restaurant vendors (samples available for purchase from $1-4), and a Kids Zone with interactive inflatables featuring the 33′ Shark Slide, Euro Bungee Quad Jump, 24′ Rockwall, 120′ Roller Coaster Obstacle Course, and much more. Fri. & Sat. Event details

Marietta

Marietta Street Festival
If your littles like cars, crafts, and crowds (go early to miss the big push at this popular annual event that draws close to 15,000 people), then the Marietta Street Fest is for you. In addition to a Kids Zone and other festival fare, you can check out the Cruise-In, complete with a variety of classic cars and motorcycles on display. Sat. Event details.

Perimeter

Kids Run the Bases at Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park
After the game, kids 14 & under can run around the bases just like the Braves! Become a Kids Club Member to enjoy early access to this activity. Sun. Event details.

Roswell

Back to Your Roots Farm Fair at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Meet live farm animals and real farmers, learn about local food, explore harvesting, and more. Be sure to join the Unity Garden Guided Hike to see herbs, veggies, and greens growing during the harvest season. Sat. Event details.

Duluth

JapanFest at Inifine Energy Center
Celebrates the culture and people of Japan at this annual event. Sample seasonal foods from over 15 different authentic Japanese food and sake vendors, check out The Children’s Area for games and traditional activities, participate in a workshop about Haiku and Ikebana, and enjoy live Japanese music, theater, and dance. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Midtown

The Tortoise, the Hare, & Other Aesop’s Fables at Center for Puppetry Arts
Aesop’s circus is in town and the animals are ready to take the stage in this cheerful, interactive production designed especially for the very young. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Aladdin at The Fox
From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and featuring all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Newsies) with lyrics penned by the legendary Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast). Fri.-Sun. Event details. 

Emory

Sue’s Tech Kitchen at Emory Point
Sue’s Tech Kitchen is a STEM-fueled adventure for the mouth and mind that empowers kids to engage with tomorrow’s tech, and revolutionizes family dining in the process. Catch a sneak peek of the treats and technologies under development in Sue’s laboratory, including 3D-printed S’mores, robots controlled by candy, edible chemistry experiments, treat-dropping drones, and more! Fri.-Sun. Event details.

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—Shelley Massey