Here are twelve ways to rock the weekend. From getting an early start to the week ahead’s Fourth of July festivities to chilling out to some summer jazz on the lawn at Callanwolde, there’ll be something to light all of your little firecrackers’ fires. Scroll down for all the fun!

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Druid Hills

Jazz on the Lawn at Callanwolde
The Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series returns so get ready to kick off your shoes and enjoy a summer evening outdoors. In addition to the music, some of the area’s finest food trucks will be available, so bring cash! The line-up this year includes: Fri. Event details.

Stone Mountain

Fantastic Fourth Celebration
For the price of parking, enjoy one of the South’s most spectacular fireworks displays and a patriotic laser show at Stone Mountain. Throughout the week, enjoy special patriotic programming inside the park. Sun. Event details.

Dinosaur Explore at Stone Mountain Park
Check out 14 species of prehistoric dinosaurs in Stone Mountain Park’s “Dinosaur Explore” exhibit. The prehistoric creature collection features more than 20 life-size dinosaurs with special effects allowing them to move and roar just like their ancient ancestors. Fri.-Sun. Event details


Coca-Cola July 4th Fest at Six Flags Over Georgia
Each night, Six Flags Over Georgia will be honoring the annual Independence Day tradition with an amazing fireworks show, which will start at dusk each night. This is one show you certainly do not want to miss! Sat. & Sun. Event details.


Winnie the Pooh at The Alliance Theatre
Join the beloved Pooh Bear and friends Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and even Owl as one adventure turns into another. And another. And another! Through all the surprises, hilarity, and challenges, they discover that friendship is the greatest gift and simplicity a virtue beyond measure. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Winnie the Pooh: Exploring a Classic at The High
Explore the history and legacy of Pooh through original sketches, photographs, memorabilia and letters, and don’t miss checking out the interactive elements that bring Shepard’s illustrations to life. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Click, Clack, Moo at Center for Puppetry Arts
Don’t miss this stage adaptation of Doreen Cronin’s book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type. Cows that type? Chickens on strike?? Farmer Brown can’t believe his ears! Join the barnyard fun in this new adaptation of the award-winning children’s book. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


The Amazing Castle at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Be transported to a magical place and time inside a Renaissance castle’s stone walls, where every citizen has a special job to do. Kiddos can don costumes and engage in role-play, become lords and ladies, castle villagers or even “HiJinx the Jester.” Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Food Truck Fridays
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.


Big Bad Little Red Guy Puppet Show at Roswell Cultural Arts Center
Bringing world-class puppetry to Roswell, the Roswell Summer Puppet Series showcases 7 family-friendly performances in their summer season, including this week’s performance, Big Bad Little Red Guy. Fri. & Sat. Event details.


TreeMendous Play Houses at Smith-Gilbert Gardens
TreeMendous Play Houses features a series of creative, interactive, outdoor play structures— designed and built by local students and professionals. Fri.-Sun. 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.

—Shelley Massey