Weekend, take heed. Our kiddos have returned to school and we intend to wring every last drop of fun out of you that we can, because you’re all that stands between us and another carpool line. So yes. We’re watching you. We know all about you. And we’re coming to get you. You’ve been warned.


Photo: Dunwoody Nature Center via Facebook


Butterfly Festival at Dunwoody Nature Center
Flutter on over to the beautiful grounds of Dunwoody Park for the annual Dunwoody Butterfly Festival. Two enormous tents filled with hundreds of live butterflies will wow your kiddos, and they’ll also enjoy games, crafts, animal encounters, discovery stations, a nature scavenger hunt, hidden treasures, face painting (like a butterfly, of course), live music, and a Birds of Prey show. Sat. Event details.


Classic Saturday Morning Cartoons at The Fox
Head back in time at The Fox for this special screening of classic Saturday morning cartoons on the legendary theatre’s 26-foot high x 56-foot-8-inch wide big screen. Sat. Event details.


Candler Park

See Big Hero 6 for Free Under the Stars
Be sure to bring your own seating or blankets and a picnic (but leave the glass at home) to this free showing of Big Hero 6 in front of the Candler Park pool house. Sat. Event details.

Druid Hills

Dinosaur Birthday Bash at Fernbank
Party like a dinosaur with Fernbank as they celebrate the 15th anniversary of Giants of the Mesozoic with games, crafts, hands-on activities, and more. Sat. Event details.


Touch a Truck 
Explore a parking lot filled with trucks of all shapes and sizes—including a fire truck, limo, dump truck, school bus, 18-wheeler and police vehicles! Stick around for the inflatables, interactive games, face painting, and balloon artistry. Concessions will be available for sale. Sat. Event details.


See Shrek the Musical at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
Take your tiny ogres to see this Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure about an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess. Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre. Fri., Sat., and Sun. Event details.


Naturalists Led Moonlight Paddles on Lake Lanier
Enjoy a relaxing paddle on Lake Lanier led by the naturalist as the full moon (Friday), and almost full moon (Saturday) reflects off the water. Space is limited, so register in advance by calling 678-450-7726. No pets and kids must be 8 or older. Meet at the boat ramp, bring a flash light, insect repellent, and water. Fri. and Sat. Event details.

Worth the Drive: Chattahoochee Hills

KidFilm 2016: Non-Stop Anime at Serenbe
Head to Serenbe for a celebration of great stories, strong characters, and Japanese culture. Take a look behind the scenes of anime, followed by a screening of the anime classic Spirited Away. Sun. Event details.

What’s on your agenda this weekend? Don’t be shy. Tell us in the comments section below!

—Shelley Massey