Things are heating up for Atlanta families this weekend! From Reptile Day at Fernbank to Family Yoga at Zoo Atlanta, there’s something going on to delight everyone. Keep reading for our favorite picks for family fun!

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Grant Park

Family Yoga at Zoo Atlanta
Can you balance like a flamingo or reach like an orangutan? Experience a connection to animals like no other through the new Zoo Family Yoga program. This fun, interactive program is geared toward families with children ages 4+ and includes 30-40 minutes of animal-inspired yoga poses with a certified instructor.  After the class, spend the remaining time learning more about the animals from a Zoo Educator and find out how humans are connected to the featured species. Each month will feature a new animal and new poses. Sat. Event details.

East Atlanta

Freedom Farmers Market at The Carter Center
The market, now open year-round, offers a wide range of organic, local products including: fresh produce, grass fed meats, dairy including cheeses, yogurt, butter, milk, farm fresh eggs, handmade pasta and preserves, baked goods, coffee and more. Each market features live music, a kid’s tent, and a local chef with hot prepared foods. The market also holds monthly events featuring the fruit or vegetable of the season. Sat. Event details.


Summer Puppet Series
This beloved Roswell tradition returns in 2019 with shows that are sure to delight audiences of all ages. Now Serving King of Pops following Wednesday and Friday Matinees at “The Bridge!” This weekend’s lineup includes The Giant, The Beanstalk, and Jack, and The Fairy Tailor. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Nickelodeon’s Slime City 
It’s Slime Time! Nickelodeon is bringing slime to our city, where you’ll see, feel, and be slimed! From hanging at Slime HQ to dancing at the Slime Light Club, to making your mark at the Great Wall of Slime. It’s the ultimate Slime experience as you soak in all the ooey gooey green goodness at the Slime Bubble-torium, and the Slime-tennial Park. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Family Fun Festival at Woodruff Arts Center
Join the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art for a free family festival July 14, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. Experience the High Museum of art galleries, Alliance Theatre’s world premiere production Max Makes a Million, hands-on arts experiences and more for free! Pre-registration is recommended. Sun. Event details.

Atlanta Monetary Museum Tours at The Fed
Look inside their cash-processing operations, where millions of dollars are counted, sorted, or shredded daily. Kids will love to get a glimpse into the bank’s automated vault and see the robotic transports that do the heavy lifting. Self-guided free tours happen on weekdays only. Individuals or groups of fewer than ten people may participate in self-guided tours of the Monetary Museum from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri. Event details.

Druid Hills

Reptile Day at Fernbank
Slither on over to Fernbank for the ever-popular reptile day, where kids can come face-to-face with table after table of live reptiles and amphibians. Sat. Event details.


Knight Training at Midieval Times
Free with a paid children’s admission, your kiddos can train with the knights from Midieval Times prior to the showtime. Training lasts an hour, and takes place in the arena where the show is held. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Stone Mountain

Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision at Stone Mountain Park
The Lasershow Spectacular is a not-to-be-missed Atlanta tradition that will wow your family with state-of-the-art digital graphics and awe-inspiring effects. The Lasershow features lights, iconic music, lasers, epic fireworks, choreographed drone flights, and flame cannons. Plus, North America’s largest fire wheel will dazzle you with an array of colorful flames and sparks as it spins! Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Worth the Drive: The Rock

Fun in the Summer Time at The Rock Ranch
Have fun and make special memories on the farm! Enjoy all of The Rock Ranch attractions and summer events, and pay a visit to the Country Store for homegrown beef, jams & jellies, souvenirs, gifts and more. Don’t forget to cool off with homemade strawberry ice cream, made with berries picked right from the farm. Fri. Event details.

—Shelley Massey