Why not find a little whimsy this weekend? From futuristic cars at the Atlanta Auto show to The Cat in the Hat at Center for Puppetry Arts, your Thing 1 and Thing 2 (and maybe Thing 3 and Thing 4) will be thrilled with all that awaits. Keep reading for everything you need to wow them.

Photo:  Donnie Ray Jones via Flickr


Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat at Center for Puppetry Arts
“It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how!” says the Cat in the tall red and white hat. All of your favorite moments from the classic Dr. Seuss tale come to life on stage, with delightful rhymes and adventures that even your tiny tots with enjoy. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Atlanta Blooms! at Atlanta Botanical Garden
The tulips are here! Celebrate springtime surrounded by meadows of tulips, daffodils, crocus and more. Keep in mind that bloom times vary, and the exhibition is designed to bow to the whim of Mother Nature. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 

Natural Egg Dyeing at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Certain plants contain powerful dyes that create stunning colors. Head to the Atlanta Botanical Garden for this interactive program to learn more about these plants and decorate three vibrant eggs. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 

Atlanta Fair at Turner Field
The rides are in gear and there will soon be cheer; get ready, Atlanta- the fair is near! Returning for another season, the Atlanta Fair is back at Turner Field, and it’s without a doubt the most reasonably priced fair in the land. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 

Atlanta International Auto Show
Calling all auto fanatics! This annual showcase of over 400 new 2018 import and domestic cars, light trucks, vans and sports utility vehicles is sure to delight anyone who likes to make things go “vroom!” Just remember that it’s CASH ONLYFri.-Sun. Event details.


Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival
The cherry blossoms are blooming and Brookhaven is excited. This year’s festival will showcase artists, local musicians, a classic car show, a pet expo and stunt dog show, with a Children’s Village that includes face painting, flair hair, balloon twisting, sand art, bounce houses, and a climbing wall. Sat. & Sun. Event details. 


Easter Egg Hunt and Inflatables
Head to the Smyrna Community Center for inflatables, food vendors, pictures with the Easter Bunny and more. Sat. Event details. 


Friday Night Hikes at Dunwoody Nature Center
Bring your flashlights and check out the Dunwoody Nature Center after dark. After a docent-led hike, circle the wagons for hot chocolate by the fire. Register in advance (holly@dunwoodynature.org or call (770)394-3322) so they’ll have enough hot chocolate (the event itself is free). Fri. Event details. 

Worth the Drive: The Rock

Eggstravaganza at The Rock Ranch
Kids can hunt for more than 60,000 plastic prize eggs, listen to a presentation of the Easter story from the Bible, get photos with the Easter Bunny (no charge), access to the giant pillow, miniature train, pony rides, carousel rides, and more. Sat. Event details. 

What’s got your heart racing this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

—Shelley Massey