Just when you thought the month of May couldn’t get any busier, here we go filling your heads with all sorts of ideas about how to spend your weekend. And with choices like an epic air show at PDK, the inaugural Atlanta Motoring Festival in Alpharetta, the Decatur lantern parade, and more, you really don’t have a choice but to jump on the trike and enjoy the ride. Because the weekends don’t get any better than this, and those kiddos of yours? They’re not getting any younger.

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Photo: Photo: Kyla Duhamel via flickr Creative Commons 

Chamblee

Good Neighbor Day Airshow at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport
Don’t miss this incredible display of trucks, planes, and other locomotion at the Peachtree Dekalb Airport, where you’ll also be treated to a stunt flight demonstration, inflatables, sand castles, face painting, funnel cakes… oh, and there’s a playground! Be sure to bring sunscreen, though, because the shade is hard to find. Held at Peachtree Dekalb Airport, 2000 Airport Rd. Sat. at 12-5 p.m. $10/ vehicle to park. All ages. Event details.

Decatur

Shine On at the Decatur Lantern Parade
Let your light shine in the Decatur Lantern Parade through the streets of downtown Decatur. Whether you make your own lantern at home (battery powered only, please!) or hit a lantern-making workshop in advance, you won’t regret letting the kids stay up late for this one. Gather at Color Wheel Studio at 8 p.m. on Fri., 508 E. Howard Ave. Free. All ages. Event details.

Kirkwood

Enjoy the Spring Fling
Don’t miss this community festival and tour of homes celebrating historic and eclectic Kirkwood. This family-friendly festival includes a 5K run, artist market, diverse line-up of live music, creative kids’ activities, including the Georgia Bubble Man, Circus Camp (balloon animals, magic shows, trapeze & more), bounce houses, and face painting. Be sure to grab a plate from the award winning Blue Ribbon BBQ champ. Held at Bessie Branham Park, 2051 Delano Drive NE. Kids Zone opens Sat. at 10 a.m. Admission to the festival is free. BBQ is $5 a fork, and Tour of Homes tickets are $20. All ages. Event details.

Druid Hills

Listen to REAL Oldies at at Midieval Music Performance for Kids
Your kids might classify Nirvana as an “oldie,” but you know better. Take them to the Lauda Musicam of Atlanta performance of music from the Midieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods to show that what real oldies sound like. The best thing about this performance? Kids (and parents) can touch and try the instruments after the concert. Go on. Shake a crumhorn. Held at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 1790 Lavista Rd. Sun. at 3 p.m. Free. All ages. Event details.

 

Alpharetta

The Atlanta Motoring Festival 
Start your engines for the inaugural Atlanta Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance in Alpharetta, and event showcasing collection autos but also fun for the entire family. There will be sculpture garden walks, musical entertainment, and lunch plates available from Creative Catering. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Held at Chukkar Farm Polo Club, 1140 Liberty Grove Rd. Sat. $10/ person, FREE for kids ages 12 & under—available online and at the door. All ages. Event details.

Marietta

Say Opa! at the Marietta Greek Festival
Take the kids to the Marietta Greek Festival for traditional dancing, food, and of course, inflatables, face painting, and playground fun. Held at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 3431 Trickum Road. $4/ adult, free for kids 12 & under. Fri. from 3 to 11 p.m., Sat. from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sun. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. All ages. Event details.

Buford

Opening Weekend of Future Park Interactive Digital Art Experience
Know anyone with a kid who loves a good art app on mom’s iPhone? This will blow his or her mind. Head to Buford’s Mall of Georgia for the temporary TeamLab’s interactive digital art experience. Housed in a 3,761 square foot, interactive hi-tech playground, the exhibition, Future Park, is a series of immersive digital environments designed to foster educational play and collaboration through art. Held at Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Dr NE. Opens Mon.-Sat. at 10 a.m., and 12 p.m. on Sun. FREE for children ages 0-2, $8 for children ages 3-13 and $12 for adults. Adults are not permitted to enter the exhibit without children. All ages. Event details.

How will you wow the fan this weekend? Tell us in the comments section below!

—Shelley Massey