Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Feb. 19-21

Hit the road this weekend to find fun things to do with your kids. Whether you’re finding new pizza restaurants to try or exploring Black History landmarks and monuments around town, you’re going to be busy. Keep reading for details on these fun family activities and more, below.

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Participate in a Tree Planting Tribute to the Late Rep. John Lewis
Honoring a life-long legacy of public service, a living tree tribute is being created in memorial to the late Congressman John Lewis in Freedom Park. Hundreds of blooming plants, including over 300 blooming trees, flowering shrubs, and fields of daffodils will be planted in the first phase of a multi-year project. A 3-day volunteer planting project is scheduled for February 19, 20, and 21, ending on Sunday, which would have been John Lewis’s 81st birthday. Volunteers who wish to participate in the tree planting are required to register in advance. Here’s what you need to know.

Check Out Orchid Daze at Atlanta Botanical Garden
The Fuqua Conservatory and Orchid center is bursting with orchid blooms at the Garden, where face coverings are required to enter the Garden’s indoor spaces, and social distancing measures are in place. Admission will be limited so plan your trip and make an advance registration. Event details are here.

Take a Walk Through Black History Landmarks & Monuments
In Atlanta, we walk in the footsteps of Civil Rights leaders during Black History Month, and every month. This weekend, take a closer look at the Black History landmarks and monuments you’ve probably passed a dozen times headed to carpool. Brush up on Black history with a walk or a history lesson, and see our city through entirely new eyes. For more info, check here.

Go to the Hot Wheels Ultimate Drive-Through at Six Flags
For a limited time only, journey into a one-of-a-kind experience where the world of Hot Wheels comes to life right outside your windows at Six Flags Over Georgia! Drive through this larger than life showcase of everyone’s favorite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks, specialty Monster Trucks, robots and more. Travel through a portion of Six Flags Over Georgia where the Garage of Legends vehicles will be on special display. Every ticket purchased includes a Hot Wheels 3-Car Pack for free. Find out details here.

Explore the Mo Willems Exhibit at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
The Museum’s newest featured exhibit, invites you to visit the whimsical world of beloved children’s book author Mo Willems and his cast of lovable characters, including best friend duo Elephant Gerald and Piggie, faithful companion Knuffle Bunny, and The Pigeon, the wily city bird best known for his antics in Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Event details are here.

Hunt for Fairy & Gnome Houses at the Chattahoochee Nature Center
The fairies and gnomes have been busy building whimsical houses along CNC’s forested trails. Slow down as you search for the houses made from tiny natural objects. Take notice of the beautiful and enchanting features of the winter woods. Here Is what you need to know.

Learn to Juggle in Your Living Room
Did you know that February is International Juggling Month? Get in on the action through this virtual class, where you’ll bridge the right-brain left-brain gap and excel at object manipulation with one, two, and three objects. Participants bring their own juggling balls or items; the instructor will work with students based on the juggling items they have at home. Register online. Here‘s the scoop.

Catch Sit-In by Virtual Alliance Theatre Anywhere
Inspired by Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down, The New York Times bestselling book by Andrea Davis Pinkney, this original animated short celebrates the power of youth to change history. Three friends learn about the sit-ins of the Civil Rights era, and powerfully apply those lessons to issues they – and we all – face today. Here are all the details.

Go on a Clue Town Books Local Scavenger Hunt
Get out of the house and learn a little about your surroundings with a guided scavenger hunt by Clue Town Books. All outdoor hunts are solved entirely on foot. Solvers go to the starting point whenever they are ready to begin, and then use nearby landmarks to solve puzzles. The solution to each puzzle will be a direction of how to get to the next landmark checkpoint. Choose among Atlanta, Athens, Decatur, the BeltLine Eastside Trail, Piedmont Park, Oakland Cemetery, and more. For more info, check here.

Give a New Pizza Restaurant a Try 
Atlanta may be known for its peaches, but we can add amazing pizza to the list thanks to a burgeoning foodie scene—now with take-out! From artisan pizzas in Midtown to authentic New York slices in Milton, to gluten-free crusts and vegan toppings, we’ve found the best pizza spots in Atlanta that are perfect for the whole family. Here are our fave spots around town.

Find Some Snow (If We Have to Be Cold, Anyways)
Don’t feel left out in the cold by Atlanta’s infrequent snow days. Only a short drive from the heart of Hotlanta you’ll find a handful of solid bets for finding snow. Here are some nearby spots if you’re looking to bundle up this weekend.

Check out our incredible virtual adventure calendar here for more options!

—Shelley Massey



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