It’s easy to dive into summer with this weekend’s pool of awesome family events to choose from. Whether you start with Serenbe Playhouse’s Peter Pan and end with a visit to the final weekend of the Georgia Renaissance Festival, you’ll be in for some serious fun. Keep reading for more ideas about where to make a splash with your kiddos!

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First Saturdays at Dunwoody Nature Center
Explore a different nature-related theme each month through family-friendly, engaging programs with naturalists and docents. This month’s topic is all about bees. Sat. Event details.


Sing Along the Road Again at Center for Puppetry Arts
Go on a musical road trip with John Paul George and his singing dog, Ringo. This one is perfect for kiddos who dig transportation and tunes. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Superhero Sprint at Piedmont Park
Head to the Strong4Life Superhero Sprint for a 5K, 1-mile fun run and costume contest at Piedmont Park. Wear your favorite superhero gear and use your superpowers to walk, run or sprint to the finish line. All proceeds benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Strong4Life. Sat. Event details.


Farmer’s Market on the Square
Head to The Square for over 60 vendors on Saturday (year round) and over 25 vendors on Sunday (April-October), and find heirloom tomatoes, fruits and vegetables that are rarely, if ever, available from the grocery store, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, squash, beans, amazing cut flower arrangements, local honey, herbal soaps, whole grain breads, fudge pies, jelly, jam and preserves. You’ll also find live garden, yard and culinary herb plants, not to mention fresh squeezed lemonade. Sat. Event details


Food Truck Fridays and Free Movies
Enjoy exotic flavors in a mobile vending setting at Duluth’s Fridays-N-Duluth. Food Truck Friday will take place every Friday from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy a night filled with live music, Food Trucks, entertainment and more! Fri. Event details.

Worth the Drive: Chattahoochee Hills

Peter Pan at Serenbe Playhouse
Sit along the banks of the creek at Serenbe and soar to Neverland during this enchanting performance about everyone’s favorite little boy who refuses to grow up! Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Get it Before It’s Gone: Fairburn

Georgia Renaissance Festival
Don’t miss the last weekend of the year to rock the Renaissance Festival, an art and entertainment festival held each spring combining outdoor theater, circus-style entertainment, and an arts and craft marketplace, all set inside a re-created 16th-Century European village. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

What’s up your sleeve this weekend? Tell us about it in the comments below.

—Shelley Massey