Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Jan. 24-26

From a model train exhibit in Kennesaw to a Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in Chamblee, Atlanta parents have plenty of things to explore with their kids this weekend. Perhaps a pirate party is more your swashbuckler’s speed? No problem. Or maybe you need to burn some serious energy? There are drop-in open gym classes, too. It’s the weekend. Time to have some fun. Keep reading for all the details.

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Druid Hills

Pirate Day at Fernbank
Ahoy, me hearties! Prepare to weigh anchor and set sail on a swashbuckling adventure with pirate-themed crafts and games. Pirate costumes encouraged! Sat. Event details.


Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration
Enjoy food, dragon & lion dances, culture performances, art & culture exhibits at this large Chinese New Year celebration. Sat. Event details.


Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ invites children and their families (and fans of all ages!) to explore their individual and group potential, training as a team both physically and mentally, and then taking on the villains of New York City for an action-packed adventure. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Friday Jam Session at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Rock & roll into the weekend with this high energy, music-filled class guaranteed to shake out the wiggles and foster a love of music. Each class includes circle time, dance breaks, and instrument play. Your child will develop their motor skills, and make new friends by expressing themselves through music. Fri. Event details

Old Fourth Ward

Drop-In Open Gym at INTOWN Tumbling & Yoga for Kids
Monday and Friday mornings are open gym/free time for 1-5 year-olds. Expect a different set-up to explore weekly, and perfect for play dates or to meet new friends. Fri. Event details.


Gimme Please! at The Alliance
A play about the evolving nature of friendship, Gimme Please follows the journey of two friends—from initial meeting to lasting connection. Audiences are invited to watch and explore as the two friends pretend, provoke, and persist in getting what they want and need from the world and each other. Through the use of live music, as well as light and magic, this story draws audiences in with its deep sense of play and honest exploration of growing up and finding your path. Fri. Event details.


Enchanted Woodlands at Chattahoochee Nature Center
The fairies and gnomes have been busy building whimsical houses along Kingfisher Pond Trail. 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. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Avalon on Ice
Lace up your skates and glide into the winter season at Avalon’s Rockefeller-inspired ice-skating rink. Fri.-Sun. Event details


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at Aurora Theatre
Christopher John Francis Boone, a 15-year-old boy on the spectrum who likes math, outer space and looking after his pet rat Toby finds himself at the center of a mystery. Wrongfully accused of murdering his neighbor’s dog, Christopher’s investigation to find the real culprit uncovers a thrilling adventure that turns his whole world upside-down. Fri.-Sun. 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. Event details.

—Shelley Massey


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. . . and check out our Events calendar for even more suggestions.