This weekend’s awesome agenda is hotter than the asphalt outside of the Georgia Dome at noon. From a throw-back Olympic games event at The Children’s Museum to a railroad rendezvous at The Southern Museum, you’ve got plenty of indoor options to keep you cool. But when did we ever let a little heat slow us down? Head to the great outdoors for tree climbing, a fishing rodeo, or stargazing. Indoors or out, this weekend is shaping up to be a sizzler.


Photo: Vincent Angler via flickr


Let the Games Begin! at Children’s Museum
In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Summer Olympic Games in Centennial Olympic Park, Children’s Museum of Atlanta is set to host “Let the Games Begin!” with a themed story time, “parade of nations” and even Olympic athletes, including Terrence R. Trammell, Kevin C. Young, Dwight Phillips, Angelo F. Taylor and Hazel Mae Clark. Families who show their 1996 Olympic Pin will receive $3 off the cost of a full-price ticket to the Museum. Sat. Event details.


Visit the Green Market at Piedmont Park
If it’s Saturday in Atlanta, it’s time to visit the Green Market. Bring the bikes and the pups and pay a visit to the market, with it’s array of Georgia grown produce, handmade crafts, cooking demonstrations, and kids’ activities. Afterwards, explore the park on it’s wide paved trails and be sure to hit the splash pad! Sat. Event details.


Railroad Rendezvous at The Southern Museum
Follow the tracks to the Southern Museum’s annual Railroad Rendezvous, complete with model train layouts, indoor and outdoor railroad-themed activities, live music, and the chance to board The General. Sat. Event details.


Intro to Tree Climbing
Go “on rope” for an adventure exploring the tree canopy above Panola Mountain State Park at an introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to ascend into a 200+ year old Southern Red Oak, where they can climb, swing, and scramble. Register in advance by calling 770-389-7801. Ages 8 and up. Sat. Event details.


Free Screening of The Croods
Head to the Mable House Amphitheater for a free showing of The Croods, an adventurous, comedic, animated story about a prehistoric family that’s forced to flee their cave after it’s destroyed by a disaster. Fri. Event details.


Star Gazing and Hot Chocolate at Red Top Mountain State Park
Just 30 minutes north of Atlanta, Red Top Mountain State Park hosts Friday night stargazing—complete with telescopes, binoculars, and experts—and of course, hot chocolate. Fri. Event details.

How will your weekend sizzle? Tell us in the comments section below!

—Shelley Massey