Ready to rock the weekend? We are, too, with a family concert featuring the music of Phish, a special StarLab in honor of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, and a laid-back river festival—to name a few. Check out the details on these events, and more, below.

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The Music of Phish at Rock and Roll Playhouse
Inspire your children through your favorite musical artists with The Rock and Roll Playhouse! Using the songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, these family concerts bridge the gap between the music you love and your children. The Rock and Roll Playhouse offers kids and families an opportunity to participate in games, stories, and movement. Sat. Event details.


Free Giveaway for Kids at Braves Game 
Every Sunday the team will have a kids-only gate giveaway for children ages 14 and under. As part of these giveaways, Hope & Will’s Sandlot will be free for kids on Sundays during the regular season. The giveaway item this week is a Braves backpack, while supplies last. Sun. Event details.

Sandy Springs

Family Bird Walk
Learn to use binoculars and birdwatch, and make a seed-on-a-pinecone bird-feeder to take home. Meet in the pavillion, and reserve your spot in advance (click on event details). Fri. Event details.


Moon Landing 50th Anniversary StarLab at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Visit the Chattahoochee Nature Center for a special StarLab in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Learn about the first manned mission to the moon, the phases of the moon, and summer constellations in our planetarium, and leave prepared to view the night sky during the cool summer nights. 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 is The Fairy Tailor. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Druid Hills

David Rogers’ Big Bugs Exhibit at Fernbank’s WildWoods
Head to Fernbank’s WildWoods to explore David Rogers’ Big Bugs, which calls attention to some of nature’s smallest and most incredible creatures. These larger-than-life sculptures combine landscape art, recycled art and environmental art to showcase the often unseen animals that play important roles in our ecosystem. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Circo Hermano Vazquez at Plaza Fiesta
Check out human cannonballs, graceful dancers, daring acrobats, and crazy clowns in a tent at Plaza Fiesta near DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. The show is visual, with announcements made in both English and Spanish. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Whatever Floats Your Boat River Festival on the ‘Hooch
Whether you want to tube down the Chattahoochee River or just hang out at a local park while enjoying live music, yard games, rock climbing, inflatables, and food, Whatever Floats Your Boat has something for everyone. Admission to this event is free but tubes, rafts, kayaks, and standup paddle boards will be available to rent for a small fee. You may also choose to bring your own. You must be 5 years old to get on the river, but can enjoy the other activities! Sat. 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.

Multiple Locations

Take a Tiny Doors Adventure
Tiny Doors ATL is an Atlanta-based art project bringing big wonder to tiny spaces. Doors are always free to visit and accessible to people of all ages. Download a map of Tiny Doors here, and start your summer-long scavenger hunt. No two doors are the same! 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