May is here in a major way, and from the looks of it, is intent on making its mark. From America’s biggest bounce spectacular to a family obstacle course that’ll leave you breathless, this month getting of to an impressive start. Keep reading for everything you need to know about these events, and more.

Photo: The Big Bounce America


The Big Bounce America
Experience 10,000 square feet of full-on inflatable fun, featuring the world’s largest bounce house alongside a host of amazing inflatable attractions for everyone in the family. Multiple sessions throughout the day ensure that each age gets its own shot at some serious bounce time. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 


Kids Obstacle Challenge at Lake Lanier Islands
Kids Obstacle Challenge is an adventure and obstacle course race series for kids ages 5-16, with 12-15 fun and challenging obstacles and mud. This is the largest touring adventure and obstacle course event series for kids in the nation, and the best part is that it’s a FAMILY adventure—parents get to run with their kids for free! Sat. Event details.


The Peachtree Family Festival 
Celebrate Spring with a fun-filled day of giggles, games and festivities for the whole family at the Peachtree Family Festival. With carnival games, kid-friendly cuisine, old-fashioned fair attractions, pony rides, food trucks, a race track, a bake sale, bounce houses, a ‘touch a truck’ experience, favorite children’s characters, live animals, music, dance performances, and an artists’ market, there’s something for everyone! Sat. Event details. 


First Saturday at Dunwoody Nature Center
Explore a different nature-related theme each month through family-friendly, engaging programs with naturalists and docents. See the website for a list of each month’s theme. Sat. Event details. 


ECO TINKER: Interactive STEAM Exhibits at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Head outdoors to the Chattahoochee Nature Center for nature-inspired tech and outdoor tinker stations presented by Northside Hospital. There are Five S.T.E.A.M. themed stations where you can experiment and explore the science of water. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 


Food Truck Fridays and Free Movies
Enjoy exotic flavors in a mobile vending setting at Duluth’s Fridays-N-Duluth. Food Truck Friday will take place every Friday from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy a night filled with live music, Food Trucks, entertainment and more! Fri. Event details


Watch them roar with delight when they encounter heavy equipment and rescue vehicles up-close. Sat. Event details. 

Atlantic Station

Atlanta BBQ Festival
Don’t miss this festival of swine at Atlantic Station, complete with a BBQ cook-off, plenty of food available for purchase, a kids zone, and live entertainment. Sat. & Sun. Event details. 


Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat at Center for Puppetry Arts
“It is fun to have fun, but you have to know how!” says the Cat in the tall red and white hat. All of your favorite moments from the classic Dr. Seuss tale come to life on stage, with delightful rhymes and adventures that even your tiny tots with enjoy. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 


Toddler Jam at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Don’t miss the Atlanta History Center’s annual day of sheep shearing, barnyard animal interactions, open-hearth cooking demonstrations, storytelling, and live music. Kids will love the crafts, including spinning and weaving wool, candle making, and basket weaving. Fri. Event details. 


The Georgia Renaissance Festival
Ten stages provide a continuous schedule of music, comedy, juggling, and amazing feats of skill, and roaming performers will keep the kiddos entertained all day long. Sat. & Sun. Event details. 

Where are you headed for some May-jor fun this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

—Shelley Massey