Did someone say free fun? This weekend is all about free family events—from an epic arts festival (with a kids zone, don’t worry) to an outdoor movie, and more. So leave your checkbook at home and roll on out for an Atlanta adventure. You’ll find your roadmap, below.

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Piedmont Park Arts Festival
Head to Atlanta’s largest park for art and crafts, a children’s area, local food and beverage concessions, and live acoustic music. Best of all, the event is entirely free to attend! Sat. & Sun. Event details.

The Green Market
Don’t let the summer slip away without a visit to the Green Market, a local farmers market serving Midtown’s population with fresh, clean, local food. Local farmers, bakers, sauce makers, and craftsmen are on site and have weekly offerings of cooking demonstrations and entertainment while you shop. Pick up lunch from the vast array of prepared foods and drinks for a picnic in the nearby playground. Sat. Event details. 


Food Truck Friday
Enjoy exotic flavors in a mobile vending setting at Duluth’s Fridays-N-Duluth. Food Truck Friday will take place every Friday from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy a night filled with live music, Food Trucks, entertainment and more! Fri. Event details

Candler Park

Free Outdoor Movie
Flick-Nic Combines a unique open air movie experience with everyone’s love for a good family picnic. This weekend is a screening of Black Panther. Sat.Event details.


DoggyCon at Woodruff Park
Inspired by Atlanta’s immutable Dragon Con, Doggy Con invites area pets to don their favorite pop culture costumes and head to “WoodRUFF Bark”for a pet parade, costume contest, and doggy-centric market. Funds raised from the event support Woodruff Park. Sat. Event details.

Druid Hills

Dinosaur Birthday Bash at Fernbank
Party like a dinosaur with Fernbank as they celebrate the anniversary of Giants of the Mesozoic with games, crafts, hands-on activities, and more. Sat. Event details

—Shelley Massey