You spent all week on the merry-go-round of work and homework—and now, you and the fam deserve a weekend full of fun! Start the weekend off right with a night out for all courtesy of Zone of Light Studio’s parent’s night out. Dive into Saturday with Pirate and Princess Day at the Georgia Aquarium. Give your transportation-loving tot some hand-on fun at Decatur’s Touch-a-Truck event or swing by a local, kid’s consignment sale to stock up on gear. Don’t miss the Atlanta Fair down at Turner Field for a thrill the whole family will enjoy.


Enjoy a parents-nights-out courtesy of this creative studio that offers imaginative class themes, instruction and materials for fun, age-appropriate crafts or artwork. Pizza dinner provided. Fri., 6 to 9:30 p.m., Zone of Light Studio, $32 includes dinner and art supplies. 4-18 years. Event details.

Pirate and Princess Day
A day of pirate fun with Radio Disney Dance Party, arts and crafts, temporary tattoos, nail art, and appearances from the Georgia Renaissance Festival and the Atlanta Pirate guild costumed-pirates and princesses. Sat., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Georgia Aquarium, Free with admission and for annual pass members. All ages. Event details.

The City of Decatur displays fire trucks, police cars, dump trucks and many more vehicles for kids to climb on and explore during their Touch-a-Truck event. Sat., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Calloway Parking Lot, Decatur, Free, canned or non-perishable food donations requested. All ages. Event details.

Oak Grove Consignment Sale
Shop a sale supplied from over 300 consignors! Provide your children with gently used quality clothes, great toys and other items for less. Huge selection, easy parking, and quick checkout! Shop Saturday for half price items. Sat., 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oak Grove UMC Young Children’s School, Decatur, Free entry for shoppers. All ages. Event details.

Atlanta Fair
Family-friendly fun includes the Ferris wheel, bumper cars, rides for young children, fun house, games, corn dogs and funnel cakes. See live performances from various local musical groups. Vendors and food trucks exhibit daily. Fri., 5 to 11 p.m.; Sat., 12 to 11 p.m., Sun., 1 to 10 p.m., Turner Field Gray Lot, $1 for ages 2-11, $3-8 for ages 12 & up; Unlimited ride bands are $25. All ages. Event details.

Looking for a spot to have brunch with your brood? Check out our picks for pancake spots in Atlanta here!

–Phebe Wahl

Photo courtesy of Atlanta Fair via Facebook