From free outdoor family concerts to yoga at Zoo Atlanta, a kid-friendly escape room experience or a Juneteenth commemoration in Marietta, Atlanta families have plenty of fun things to do this weekend. Keep reading for our line-up of family events and activities across the Atlanta area that will amp up your weekend.

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Go to the Brooke Street Park Summer Concert Series
The Brooke Street Park Summer Concert Series brings music and fun to life, Saturdays from May to September. Bring a blanket and a picnic, and enjoy free, live, family-friendly performances by different Alpharetta based entertainment groups. Find out more here.

Enjoy Family Zoo Yoga at Zoo Atlanta
Can you balance like a flamingo or reach like an orangutan? Experience a connection to animals like no other through our Family Zoo 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. Check out the details here.

Jam to Live Outdoor Music at City Springs in Sandy Springs
Rediscover your weekends at City Springs with City Green Live. The free concert series is back and open to the public! Seating on City Green opens at 5 and the show will start at 7:30 p.m. Bring your blankets or check out the availability of tables. Check out the details here.

Play Games in the Gallery at Fernbank
Discover a new way to play in the great outdoors with oversized games and fun skill challenges. Try your hand at checkers—or try your feet at hopscotch. Challenge your friends to tic-tac-toe, chess and more. This special exhibit encourages active and imaginative play and is located in WildWoods. Find out all that you should know before you go, here.

Visit Cobb County Parks Escape Room: Emporium
For a socially-distant adventure at a Cobb County park, head to one of their Escape Room experiences. Your cousin, the owner of the local Emporium, has gone missing. Family matters, so you step in to take his place. Belly up to the bar to play discreet detective while trying your hand as the town’s newest soda jerk. Think you’ve got what it takes to create the latest hotsy-totsy concoctions and serve up whodunit? Step into this old-fashioned pharmacy to find out. Find more info here.

Make Merry at the Renaissance Festival
You’ll find a full-day of entertainment with continuous shows on ten stages, including the beautiful horses and gallant knights in shining armor in the full contact joust, circus-style shows, comedy, and music. Enjoy shopping in over 150 artisan shoppes, games of skill and people-powered rides for the amusement of kids of all ages. Here is what you need to know before you go.

Immerse Yourself in VanGogh
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a 20,000 square foot light and sound spectacular featuring two-story projections of the artist’s most compelling works. Encounter the brilliance of one of history’s greatest artists in 360 degrees. Guest of all ages are welcome. Each visit lasts around 60-75 minutes. Here are the details.

Commemorate Juneteenth in Marietta
Commemorate Juneteenth, an annual celebration of the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved African Americans in the U.S. in June 1865. The day will include guided museum tours, living history demonstrations, poetry readings, and more. They will also be unveiling a new garden sculpture dedicated to the many enslaved people who lived in Marietta prior to the end of the Civil War whose names were not recorded and are now lost to time. Here‘s what you need to know.

Wings of Wonder at Atlanta Botanical Garden in Gainesville
For the Gainesville exhibition, artists have created three sculptures, including a pair of cardinals, “Love Long Last” for the Gainesville exhibition, Wings of Wonder: Towering Works of Nature, that are seen as harbingers of good health, renewal and loving relationships. Each bird is 15 feet tall and, although monumental in scale, these ephemeral works are temporary in nature – they are made from natural materials such as bamboo, tree saplings and found objects, meant to last only several years before fading away. Find out more here.

Enjoy Some Free & Cheap Fun in Atlanta
April is full of free and cheap things to do with your family in Atlanta, including blooms at local gardens, strawberry picking, and museum re-openings. Find out details here.

Check out our incredible virtual adventure calendar here for more options!

Featured photo Bermix Studio via Unsplash.

—Shelley Massey



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