In like a lion, out like a lamb. Like a very busy, busy lamb. This may be the last weekend of March, but you’ll hardly notice it slipping away. From a huge cherry blossom festival you don’t have to leave the Perimeter for, to an interactive EcoTinker exhibit that will make you glad you did, this weekend is full of potential. Keep reading for the scoop on all of these activities and more, below.

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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.


Regular pools are so last year. This year, Marshmallow Pools are all the rage! Come take a dip, or let it rain marshmallows by activating the maelstrom. With over a dozen whimsical and wild environments, at Candytopia—an outrageously interactive candy wonderland—there is something for everyone to enjoy. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


EcoTinker at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Head outdoors this spring for nature-inspired tech and tinker stations throughout the CNC, where you can experiment and explore. Exhibit stations focus on the science of water, taking you from a microscopic view to a global view, and you won’t want to miss the all-new Imagination Playground, where you can use blocks to engineer a river, bridges, and damns. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Free Music Class
The Music Class is offering free event classes every Friday at 9:30AM March 22 – May 17 at their Nesbit Ferry location. These 45 minute classes provide families in the Johns Creek and Roswell area a taste of what The Music Class offers for children birth – 4 yrs old in their Music Pups® program. These one time classes are based on a theme designed to stimulate a child’s lifelong understanding and enjoyment of music. Fri. Event details

Lithia Springs

Into to Wilderness Survival at Sweetwater Creek State Park
This class covers basic and advanced survival techniques for kiddos interested in wilderness survival tactics, and is most appropriate for the older set. Learn general skill such as fire making, emergency shelters, and navigation. Registration is required, and space limited. Sat. Event details.


Yayoi Kusama at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Narcissus Garden is a signature work of contemporary art created by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. The installation is a joint effort between the Atlanta Botanical Garden and The High Museum, which hosts Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors through Feb. 17. Approximately 1,400 stainless steel spheres carefully arranged by staff from Kusama’s studio in Japan can be viewed in their current location at the Atlanta Botanical Garden from the Canopy Walk, and along many of the trails leading into and out of Storza Woods. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Galapagos George, The Little Tortoise Who Could at Center for Puppetry Arts
Once upon a time, there was a not-so-little tortoise named George in the Galapagos Islands. Learn about geography, history, science, and Latin culture in this artful eco-tale at the nation’s best spot to catch a puppet show. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Run, Jump, Fly Adventures in Action at Children’s Museum
RUN, JUMP, or even FLY to Children’s Museum of Atlanta at their newest temporary exhibit focusing on getting up and moving while learning about how to keep your body healthy and happy! While you’re there, swing by the CMA stage to experience Planet Rock, where the audience follows planets Mercury and Jupiter on their quest to get Earthlings back on their feet. Next, leap over to the Art Studio to experiment with art and movement, or check out the Science Bar and Build It Labs to round out your visit. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Atlanta Fair
The rides are in gear and there will soon be cheer; get ready, Atlanta- the fair is near! Enjoy the Giant Fun Slide, Ferris Wheel, and rides for younger children, while thrill seekers will love The Nemesis 360. Check FB for updates on weather closures. March 8-April 14. Mon.-Fri. 5-9 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 1-9 p.m. See website for tickets. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

—Shelley Massey