It may still be 90 degrees in Atlanta but we feel the first stirrings of our fabulous fall festivals this weekend! Don’t miss your chance to hit the Green Market before it’s gone, and be sure to check out the family-friendly German Bier Fest, the Meet the Past Festival, and the Festival Peachtree Latino, while you’re at it. Throw in a Dinosaur Birthday Bash, and we’re pretty sure Atlanta’s got more to celebrate this weekend than the Tooth Fairy at a boxing match.

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Druid Hills

Don’t Miss the Dinosaur Birthday Bash at Fernbank
Party like a dinosaur with Fernbank as they celebrate the 14th anniversary of Giants of the Mesozoic with games, crafts, hands-on activities, and more. Held at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Rd. Free with admission ($18/ adult, $16/ ages 3 & up, free under 3). Sat. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All ages. Event details.


Meet the Past Festival at the Margaret Mitchell House
Take the kids to “meet” Margaret Mitchell and learn about her life as a young reporter, a budding novelist, and a World War II philanthropist. Then enjoy kid-friendly activities, lawn games, live music, and Southern food. Held at Margaret Mitchell House, 979 Crescent Ave. NE,. $13/ adult, $8.50/ youth. Sat. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All ages. Event details.

Watch the Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi Perform
It’s art for all with the Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi initiative to bring our city’s own emerging choreographers with beautiful and engaging venues for amazing, unique performances. Don’t miss an unique performance amid the Los Trompos installation in Sifly Plaza. Held at The High Museum of Art Atlanta, 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E. Fri. from 8-9 p.m. All ages. Event details.

Celebrate Latino Culture at Festival Peachtree
Head to Piedmont Park for this 15th annual multicultural celebration, which will include exhibitors, family activities, arts & crafts, international foods, international and local recording artists. Held at Piedmont Park, 10th and Piedmont. Sun. All ages. Event details.

Strut With Your Stroller at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Load up your kiddos and their sweet rides for a jaunt through the Garden. No registration is required for this short interactive walking tour. Meet in the Hardin Visitor Center. Held at Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. Free with admission ($18.95/ adult, $12.95/ child ages 3 to 12, Free/ child 2 and under, Free for members). Fri. at 10:30 a.m. Ages 1-2. Event details.

Have a Blast at Sunday Fundays at the High
Sundays are for families at the Woodruff Arts Center! Explore, play, learn, and create art in an interactive family-friendly environment, including free activities. Held at The High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street, N.E. Free with admission (Adult $19.50, Children ages 6-17 $12, Kids 5 and under free). Sun. from 1-4 p.m. All ages. Event details.

See The Tortoise, The Hare, and Other Aesop’s Fables
Don’t miss the Center for Puppetry Arts’ production of Aesop’s Fables, including The Lion and the Mouse, The City Mouse and the Country Mouse, The Fox and the Crane, The Ant and the Grasshopper, and The Tortoise and the Hare. Go early for story time and to color a puppet to use during the show. Held at Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th. $16.50, includes a build-a-puppet workshop. Thur-Fri: 10 & 11:30 a.m., Sat: 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m., Sun: 1 & 3 p.m. Ages 2 & up. Event details.

Visit the Green Market at Piedmont Park
If it’s Saturday in Atlanta, it’s time to visit the Green Market. Bring the bikes and the pups and pay a visit to the market, with it’s array of Georgia grown produce, handmade crafts, cooking demonstrations, and kids’ activities. Held at Piedmont Park, 12th St. and Piedmont Ave. NE Park Entrance. Free. Sat. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All ages. Event details.


Go to the German Bier Fest
Don’t miss this family-friendly celebration of German culture, cuisine, and beer. Held at Woodruff Park, 94 Peachtree St. $10/ designated driver tickets, $40 tasting ticket. Sat. from 2-7 p.m. All ages. Event details.

Candler Park

See Pirates of the Caribbean Under the Stars
Be sure to bring your own seating or blankets, and while food will be available for purchase, you may also bring a picnic (just no glass) to this outdoor series sponsored by Friends of Candler Park. Leashed pups are welcome, and movies begin at dark. Held In front of the pool house, Candler Park Dr. and Miller Ave. Free with admission. Sat. at dusk (around 7:30 p.m.). All ages welcome. Event details.

Spaghetti Junction/ Perimeter

See the Silverbacks Play Soccer
Support our local soccer team by heading out to the stadium and showing your little kickers how the games looks when played by the pros. Held at Atlanta Silverbacks Stadium, 3200 Atlanta Silverbacks Way. Tickets start at $12.50. Sat. at 7:30 p.m. All ages. Event details.

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

–Shelley Massey