Sweet! It’s the weekend, and you’ve got plenty of ways to satisfy your kiddos’ cravings for fun. From the opening weekend of Candytopia—an interactive candy wonderland—to a home game for our city’s pro hockey team, the Gladiators, there’s something to delight all tastes. Keep reading for the our picks for a perfectly satisfying Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


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Candytopia at Lenox Marketplace
Regular pools are so last year. This year, Marshmallow Pools are in! Come take a dip, or let it rain marshmallows by activating the maelstrom. With over a dozen whimsical and wild environments, at Candytopia—an outrageously interactive candy wonderland—there is something for everyone to enjoy. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Barbeque Nation at Atlanta History Center
Barbecue Nation explores how barbecue has come to claim an enduring place at the American table, and how it connects us to cultures around the world, in addition to traditions, history, and the future. The exhibition includes a wide array of artifacts, images, and oral histories from restaurants, festivals, community gatherings, and archives and museums from across the country. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

LEGO Movie Days
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta is celebrating the long-awaited “The LEGO MOVIE™ 2: The Second Part” with movie-themed event days. The sequel to the first blockbuster opens nationwide on Friday, February 8, and LEGOLAND will delight with “The LEGO Movie” Mystery Mosaic, character meet and greets, and “The LEGO Movie” Scavenger Hunt.  Fri.-Sun. Event details.

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African-American History Tours of Oakland Cemetery
Throughout February, Historic Oakland Foundation hosts free guided walking tours of Oakland Cemetery’s African American Grounds. Stops along the tour include the final resting place of some of Atlanta’s black history pioneers, including Carrie Steele Logan, founder of Atlanta’s first orphanage for African American children; William Finch, one of Atlanta’s first African American city councilmen; Bishop John W. Gaines and Julia A. Gaines, pastor and First Lady of Big Bethel A.M.E. Church; and Maynard Jackson, Atlanta’s first African American mayor. The hour-long tours begin at Oakland Cemetery’s Bell Tower, and registration is required. Sat. Event details.


Atlanta Gladiators Pro Hockey Home Game
Support Atlanta’s local pro hockey team, the Gladiators, during one of their home games in Duluth. Count on lots of action, plenty of fun, and special promo nights to keep things exciting for repeat fans. Fri. Event details.


Music for the Very Young: Old MacDonald’s Symphony at Atlanta Symphony Hall
Head on down to the barnyard as musicians and storyteller explore the symphonic sounds of the farm! Sat. Event details.

Paul Bunyan & the Tall Tale Medicine Show at Center for Puppetry Arts
This historical hoedown with folktales and fables that honor Paul Bunyan, John Henry, Pecos Bill, and Hekeke of the Miwok tribe with tales taller than a ten-gallon hat. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

La Tortuga and The Hare at The Black Box Theatre
The race is today! Join in the fun and excitement as the tortoise and the hare hit the starting line. The audience is invited into the center of the race track to experience the action all around them. Through dance, movement, music and bilingual storytelling, young children will engage in this classic folk tale in wholly imaginative and new ways. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


License to Chill Snow Fun at Lanier Islands
Be transported to a wintry vacation state of mind on the fastest snow tubing hill in North America. Enjoy: snow tubing on Parrot Mountain, ice skating, two snow play areas, fire pits and s’mores, carnival rides, hayrides, and the LandShark Bar & Grill is open for great food and libations. Sat. & Sun. Event details

—Shelley Massey