Snakes, semis and Stegosaurs—oh my! Don your best dyno-mite duds and stomp on over to a prehistoric party at the Fernbank. Truck on out to Alpharetta for their annual Touch-a-Truck event. Slither out to Palmetto for their Snake Day Festival. Or, fest with the fam in town at Grant Park’s Summer Shade Festival. Come see all there is for the small set at the annual Baby Shower & Toddler Expo. Is your tot a triple threat? Enter them in Sunday’s Atlanta Kids Triathalon and celebrate having fun with fitness.

Dino Bday

Dinosaur Birthday Bash
Don’t miss this prehistoric party at Fernbank Museum. Stomp like a dinosaur, chomp like a dinosaur, growl like a dinosaur and party like a dinosaur as they celebrate the 12th anniversary of the Giants of the Mesozoic exhibition. Guests will enjoy a day filled with dinosaur- and birthday-themed activities, including games, crafts hands-on activities and more. Dinosaur costumes are encouraged so wear your dino-mite duds! Sat., 10 am to 2 pm, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Free with admission and for members. All ages. Event details.

Alpharetta Touch-a-Truck Event
Get ready to blow your transportation-crazed tot’s mind as they explore the parking lot filled with trucks of all shapes and sizes including a fire truck, limo, dump truck, school bus, 18-wheeler and police vehicles. Other kid-pleasers include inflatables, interactive games, animal balloons art and face painting. Sat., 10 am to 2 pm, Wills Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

Snake Day Festival
Come see native and non-native reptiles and amphibians and learn why they are so important to our ecosystem. Experts will be on hand to answer questions for those curious about these creatures. There will be kid-friendly crafts & activities, a giant inflatable slide and guided canoe rides around the pond. Join the fun with their naming contest and submit your name idea for their two new additions—an American Alligator and an Albino Burmese Python. Sat., 10 am to 3 pm, Cochran Mill Nature Center, $6 or $5 for members. All ages. Event details.

11th Annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival
This family-friendly festival includes an artist market, music, 5k and a Kid’s Fun Zone featuring storytellers, puppet shows, art activities, as well as active options such as a climbing wall, bungee jump and more. Sat. & Sun., 10 am to 7:30 pm, Grant Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

Baby Shower and Toddler Expo
Baby Shower and Toddler Expo is coming to the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart with special guest Rosie Pope star of Bravo TV show Pregnant in Heels, creator and designer of Rosie Pope Maternity and Mom Prep. For the little ones there will be a live performance by Baby First TV’s Shushybye Baby. Other special activities include the a maternity and kids Fashion show, Babies R US Toddler Zone and our Giant Diaper Party featuring a delicious dessert buffet, diaper games and much more. Sat. & Sun., 10 am to 4 pm, Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart, $10. All ages. Event details.

Atlanta Kids Triathalon
One of the biggest youth triathlons in the country takes place right here in Atlanta! Little athletes can compete in the Junior Session (ages 6 to 10) or the Senior Session (ages 11 to 15). Each session is further broken down by age groups so that kids will only race with other kids in their same age group. With lengths and starting strategies all adjusted to suit the smaller set, this race is all about getting active and having fun. Sun., 6:30 am, West Gwinett Park & Aquatics Center, $35. All ages. Event details.

Where will your family stomp, speed or slider off to this weekend? Tell us below!

–Phebe Wahl

Photo courtesy of The Fernbank Museum of Natural History via Facebook