Travel 5 miles on Peachtree this weekend and you’ll find a family football fest, a family-friendly German Bierfest, a special screening of The Wizard of Oz, and Bo Diddley’s guitar—and that doesn’t even scratch the surface of fun to be found in Atlanta for families this weekend. Keep reading for the details on these dynamite activities to check out, and more, below.

Photo: Chick-fil-a College Football Hall of Fame


Peach Bowl Football Fest at College Football Hall of Fame
The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Football Fest, celebrating all that is college football, is a family-friendly, fun and FREE event that will get fans of all ages hyped for the Chick-fil-A College Football Kickoff game the following week! Enjoy games, face painting, cheerleaders, DJs, mascots, inflatables, a chance to play like a legend in the Skillzone challenge, and more! There will also be food, beverages and merchandise for purchase. Sat. Event details.

German Bierfest at Woodruff Park
The 16th Annual Atlanta German Bierfest offers an incredible day filled with authentic German beers, music, and food. Fest goers will receive a commemorative sample glass to use to enjoy unlimited samples of more than 35 authentic German Beers, and Atlanta area German restaurants and food vendors will serve up authentic cuisine such as bratwurst, döners, pretzels, sauerkraut, schnitzel, and more. The German Bierfest also features live music, sports activities and games! Sat. Event details.


Coca-Cola Film Festival Screening of The Wizard of Oz at The Fox Theatre
As part of The Fox Theatre’s 2019 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival, the 80th anniversary screening of The Wizard of Oz will be shown on the big screen at Atlanta’s iconic theater. Sat. Event details.

Wires & Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars
Check out guitars played by Kurt Cobain, Bo Diddley, Jack White, and more in Wire & Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars, which explores the basics of guitar design while also considering how some guitars have become icons, how they reached this status, and how technology will affect the instrument in the future. In addition to interactive activities in the galleries, this exhibition explores the design of the guitar, guitars as musical icons, technology & guitars, and more. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Druid Hills

Jazz on the Lawn at Callanwolde
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center showcases a lineup of Atlanta’s finest performers in one of it’s most historic venues, and Jazz on the Lawn is a great way to spend time with friends, unwind, and listen to an evening of live music. Guests are invited to bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy these concerts surrounded by the natural beauty of the Callanwolde Amphitheater. Fri. Event details.

Sandy Springs

Movies by Moonlight on The Green
Leadership Sandy Springs presents Movies by Moonlight (MBM), bringing back the nostalgia of an outdoor cinema and the fun of a timeless carnival. It’s a drive-in movie and a block party rolled into one! In its 15th year, MBM has become a family tradition in Sandy Springs and this year they’re screening movies on the Green at City Springs—complete with fountains, childrens’ splash pad and a great viewing area. Fri. Event details.


Food Truck Fridays at Riverside Park
You’ll find an array of different food trucks each month, as well as entertainment and fun for the whole family. Riverside Park amenities include a sprayground (for a nominal fee) and two playgrounds. Bring your blankets and chairs for a fun night out in the park! Drinks will be available for purchase. Fri. Event details.

Family Yoga at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Start off your day with a little yoga in nature. All ages and levels come together to experience this joyful, fun practice. From grandparents to infants and everyone in between, no two classes are the same. Start by building poses together with your spouse, your child, or your sibling, and then ease into some relaxation and rest. Bring your own yoga mat, or borrow a mat from our instruction team. Included with price of admission.. Fri. Event details.


Glover Park Concert Series
You’ll be “dancing in the street” during the Glover Park Concert Series, featuring local and national acts on the last Friday night of each month through September. Fri. Event details.


Model Train Show
Over 325 tables representing dealers from all over the nation will have model items for sale, along with six large working layouts for all to view and enjoy during all open show hours. Sat. & Sun. Event details.


Prehistoric Extinction Party
Get ready for some Dino-sized fun! Check out real dinosaur bones, experience hands-on exploration stations, take a dino-tram ride and much more! All ages, pre-register for this free event or call 770.904.3500 for more information. Sat. Event details.

Multiple Locations

Free Days in the National Parks
Experience the national parks for free on five days in 2019, one of which is on Saturday. All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Find a park near you, hereSat. Event details.

—Shelley Massey