The kids may still have another week or two of school, but nobody told this weekend that summer fun hasn’t yet begun. From Marietta’s epic Greek Fest to the fam-favorite Shriner’s Circus, Kirkwood Spring Fling, and Candler Park’s summer movie and picnic series, you’re going to be busy. Keep reading for the scoop on these fun family events, and more, below.

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Greek Fest
Take the kids to the Marietta Greek Festival for traditional dancing, food, and of course, inflatables, face painting, and playground fun. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Shriner’s Circus
The World’s Largest Shrine Circus & Midway Carnival is as classic a circus experience you can get, with high-flying trapeze acts, aerials and acrobats, show horses, elephants, bears, daredevil acts, thrilling carnival rides and, of course, world-famous Shriner clowns. There are also more than 40 carnival rides and attractions, plus all the carni food you can dream of. Be sure to check the schedule before you go. Sun. Event details.

Pond and Garden Tour
The Atlanta Koi Club welcomes you to a one day, self-guided pond tour of uniquely beautiful ponds and gardens in Marietta and Smyrna area. Check out multiple varieties of koi, and learn what makes a great pond at your own pace. Sat. Event details.

Druid Hills

Superpower Dogs 3D at Fernbank
Join an immersive giant screen adventure to experience the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world’s most amazing dogs. In this inspiring true story narrated by Chris Evans, our best friends are also real-life superheroes. Journey around the globe to meet remarkable dogs who save lives and discover the powerful bond they share with their human partners. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Green Market at Piedmont Park
Enjoy local farmers, bakers, jams, preserves and artisan goods. There is something for everyone. While you shop, you can enjoy prepared foods and drinks for breakfast and lunch. The market features local live music, chef demonstrations and a board-certified dietitian will be demonstrating on health and wellness utilizing market produce. The market also provides a kid-friendly activity center for those with small children! Sat. Event details.

Harold and the Purple Crayon at Center for Puppetry Arts
Based on the books by Crockett Johnson, this delightful story shows what might be achieved with a lot of imagination, and a touch of purple crayon. Stay after the show to make a puppet (included in your price of admission), and check out the World of Puppetry Museum, while you’re there. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


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. Sat. Event details.


Touch a Truck and Meet a Princess at Notre Dame Academy
Fun for all ages! Children can touch, see, and explore vehicles of all shapes and sizes, and meet and take pictures with Moana! Click here to RSVP for this free event today. Sat. Event details.


Free Skateboarding Class
Join expert instructors during this one hour skateboarding class for beginners, covering topics such as: how to turn, how to drop in, and basic tricks. Please bring your own equipment, if possible. Extra boards may be available to those who are unable to provide their own. All classes are weather permitting. Sat. Event details

Candler Park

Flick-Nik Outdoor Movie
Flick-Nic is what happens when an outdoor movie meets a good family picnic. This weekend, watch Mary Poppins Returns, and don’t forget to bring your blanket and dinner! Sat. Event details.

—Shelley Massey