From foodie-friendly events to fun runs this weekend is full of things to do with the family. Join the fight against bullying and leap and bound as you race in the Supercon Fun Run. Stroll through the pinnacle of culinary culture in the South by passing through Midtown’s Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. Or, take in a show at the Center for Puppetry Arts or a local library to keep the littles laughing.


Supercon Fun Run
Put on your costume and use your superhuman powers to run this non-competetive race that benefits The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation—a non-profit who raises awareness about bullying issues and raises funds for real world work to stop bullying. Sat., 10:00 am, Piedmont Park, $25 for adults, $15 children 12 and under, 0-2 free. All ages. Event details.

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
Bring your little foodies and the whole family out to the nation’s first culinary weekend as you mingle with barbecue pitmasters, award-winning chefs and mixologists, Master Sommeliers, fry cooks and local growers—all in the spirit of celebrating the rich food and beverage traditions of the South. The four-day event leads guests on a culinary journey through the region with a weekend of Learning Experiences and Tasting Tents, as well. Thurs.-Sun., Midtown, Ticket prices start at $65. All ages. Event details.

The True Story of Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf
In this revealing, no-squealing puppetry adaptation of Jon Scieszka’s popular book, Alexander T. Wolf finally has a chance to tell his side of the story. He only wanted a cup of sugar, and he had a cold. For years we have only known this story from the pigs’ point of view. Now, Mr. A. Wolf explains what really happened to those houses made of straw, sticks and bricks and the three little pigs that lived in them. Fri., 10:00 am and 12:00 pm; Sat., 11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm; Sun., 1:00 & 3:00 pm, Center for Puppetry Arts, General Admission: $16.50, Children 2 and under are free. Discount for members. All ages. Event details.

Dr. Dinosaur Puppet Show with Lee Bryan
The library’s summer reading kick-off program features a highly entertaining show about dinosaurs. Rock through the ages in this toe-tapping musical revue while learning all about paleontology. Recommended for ages 4-10 (but 3 year olds are welcome if they can sit year olds are welcome if they can sit through a 45 minute performance). Sat., 2:00 pm, East Atlanta Branch Library, Free. Ages 4-10. Event details.

Where will you explore this weekend?

–Phebe Wahl

Photo courtesy of Supercon Fun Run