Spring has sprung and this weekend is filled with festivals, family productions, and plenty of fun. From carnival rides and crafts at Dunwoody’s Lemonade Days to inflatables and various vehicles at Sandy Springs’ Touch-a-Truck Festival, this weekend is going to be hot, no matter the temperature. Read on for everything you need to know to make the most of it!

Photo: @cityofdunwoody via Lemonade Days Facebook


Lemonade Days
Featuring more than 30 full-scale carnival rides, more than 20 fabulous food and beverage vendors, a 5K Run, three days of center stage performances and the popular Dunwoody Idol contest, Lemonade Days is a must-do springtime event for the entire family. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Sandy Springs

Touch-a-Truck Festival
Trucks include a fire truck, police car, crane, ambulance, UPS truck, dump truck, bobcat, SSUMC bus and many more! Visit the expanded “kid zone” where your child can jump on inflatables, run an obstacle course, enjoy games, face painting, live music, and entertainment. Concessions include Kona Ice, Chick-Fil-A, Marco’s Pizza and DaVinci’s Donuts—as well as other snacks and drinks. Sat. Event details.


Pete the Cat at Center for Puppetry Arts
Take your cool cats to check out Pete the Cat—the ultimate skateboarding, surfing, rocking blue cat around. This new show is based on the NYT Best Seller series of books about the adventures of one groovy cat. Fri. & Sat. Event details.

Matilda the Musical at The Fox 
Don’t miss this award-winning performance of Matilda the Musical, about an above-average little girl who finds herself in a below-average circumstance in school and at home. Watch as she takes fate by the horns and starts a revolution against her story. Fri. – Sun. Event details


Musical Animals Family Concert 
Legendary voice of classical radio in Atlanta Lois Reitzes narrates Ferdinand the Bull and Peter and the Wolf, with pianists Elena Cholakova and William Ransom. Sun. Event details.


Atlanta Arab Festival
The annual Atlanta Arab Festival is a celebration of the traditions and heritage of Arab Americans in the South. The two-day weekend event features authentic Arabic cuisine, live music and dance performances, art exhibits, henna tattooing, calligraphy, crafts and carnival games. Sat. – Sun. Event details.


Meet the Holidays: Earth Day at The Children’s Museum
Learn about Earth Day with story time about trees, a movement program that teaches about bees, an art project where kids can decorate superhero masks and learn about ways they can help save the planet, and a build it lab where kids will make their own indoor planter utilizing various materials. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Superhero Day at Georgia Aquarium
Be a superhero for the sea at Georgia Aquarium as part of its Earth Day celebration. Learn how to help save the day for marine life while attending superhero academy, playing conservation games, and making your own superhero. The best part? Kids 12 and under who don their best superhero gear will receive free admission with each paying adult! Sat. Event details

How will you spend the weekend? Tell us in the comments section below!

—Shelley Massey