There’s a lot to love about the month of love. From a kid’s improv comedy show at Dad’s Garage to a Juggling Festival on Ponce, this weekend will leave everyone with a smile on their faces. Check out the weekend events that give us the giggles, below.


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East Atlanta

Improv Comedy Show for Kids at Dad’s Garage
Atlanta’s award-winning improv troupe at Dad’s Garage now offers a show for kids! There’s a brand new story every week and little ones get to help by providing key parts of the story and even adding their own jokes. It’s sure to be interactive, silly and out-of-the-ordinary fun for kids and parents. Sat. Event details.


Juggling Festival
Head to the Yaraab Shrine Center to check out some fancy juggling, including a light show on Sat. night, and other feats of coordination during the 39th Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Hands on Atlanta Family Volunteer Day
Family Service Saturdays are designed for families with kids ages 5 & up in mind. Opportunities range from helping Meals on Wheels deliver food to the creation of care kits for kids who are in need of a healing community. Check here for up to date volunteer opportunities. Sat. Event details.

From Here to There at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta
The Children’s Museum is at it again with a new feature exhibit that explores transportation through gravity, friction and the laws of motion. Developed by the Sciencenter in New York, this traveling educational exhibit will showcase 12 interactive stations and teach children about gravity, friction, the laws of motions and more physics-filled fun. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Druid Hills

Wild Weather at Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Investigate some of nature’s forces in the path of a tornado, inside the eye of a hurricane and in the midst of a raging winter storm, and learn about the science behind tornadoes, hurricanes, heat waves, thunderstorms and winter storms through interactives, multimedia experiences, models and large-scale graphics. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


The Adventures of Mighty Bug at Center for Puppetry Arts
The Adventures of Mighty Bug, playing at the Center for Puppetry Arts, is filled with action, suspense and insect trivia as it follow’s Mighty Bug’s efforts to stop the evil arachnid Scorpiana from taking over his hoppin’ city of Bugville. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Atlantic Station

Skate Atlantic Station
Lace up for Atlanta’s largest outdoor ice rink at Atlantic Station, situated near the great lawn. With music, lights, and plenty of places to pick up hot cocoa or dinner, we guarantee it’ll be a weekend highlight. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

What’s making you smile this weekend? Tell us in the comments section below!

—Shelley Massey