Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: May 7-9

Can you hear it? The sound of normalcy tiptoeing around the town? There are Covid-cautious shows at Center for Puppetry Arts, outdoor family concerts at The Alliance, and even a travelling exhibit with life-sized replicas of the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling (just in case you’re not ready to hop a plane to Rome, yet). Keep reading for for a dozen ways to wade back into the world of live Atlanta family events, below.

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Jam to Songs to Grow On at The Alliance
A Woody Guthrie concert for children! This family-friendly concert event featuring American folk music legend Woody Guthrie’s classic children’s songs performed by Rob Lawhon and drawn primarily from Guthrie’s iconic album Songs to Grow on for Mother and Child captures the whimsy, joy, and wonder of childhood in three chords and a whole lot of fun. Join Woody and his dog Arlo as they serenade Atlanta families with songs that celebrate the human spirit. Here is what you need to know before you go.

Watch The Big Bad Little Red Pig Show at Center for Puppetry Arts
Little Red rides into the Center for Puppetry Arts with the Big Bad Wolf working double-time in this twisted tangle of tales in The Big Bad Little Red Pig Show. Lee Bryan, “That Puppet Guy” performs this fast-paced show that “squishes” together two childhood favorites with just one Big Bad Wolf who can really bring down the house. It’s a curly “tale” not to be missed!. Here is what you need to know before you go.

Explore Atlanta’s Bike Trails 
Looking for a shaded, active family adventure that’s as bearable in Atlanta’s sweltering summer months as it is beautiful on a colorful fall day? Give these paved paths a spin. Here‘s the scoop.

Visit Scott’s Antique Market
Head to America’s favorite treasure hunt this weekend at Scott Antique Market, where you’ll find antiques and cool finds throughout two expo buildings. In May, be sure to check out the antique toy and train show in the South Building. Here is what you need to know before you go.

Check Out these Nearby National Parks
You know you’ve got them on your bucket list, and there couldn’t be a better time than now to plan your visit to a national park. Atlanta families are just a stone’s throw away from mountains, wild rivers, beaches and historic monuments to explore. Here is what you need to know before you go.

Head to the Midway at North Georgia Premium Outlets
Enjoy midway fun for the whole family with rides and games for all ages and fair food for every appetite. See website for discount unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) and the Saturday wristband policy. Ride tickets are also available at the carnival. Here is what you need to know before you go.

Explore the Chattahoochee Nature Center
Explore metro Atlanta’s nature destination. With trails, canoeing, exhibits, programs and events on 127 acres of forest, wetland, and river habitat, a visit to the Chattahoochee Nature Center experience is unlike any other Atlanta attraction. A timed reservations must be made for members and guests. Check it out, here.

Watch Excellent Experiments at Fernbank
Explore the amazing world of chemistry through fun experiments in a live presentation. Recommended for ages 5-15. Here is what you need to know before you go.

Unwind at Avalon Nights Live
Unwind after a long week with live music in The Plaza at Avalon every Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Avalon Nights Live! Grab your friends and family and get ready to dance the night away. Attendees are no longer required to purchase tickets in advance for Avalon Nights Live, beginning on May 7th. This is everything you need to know before you go.

Marvel at Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Exhibit
Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, an exhibit of reproduction ceiling frescoes, is open at the Westside Cultural Arts Center. This showcase features 34 reproductions mostly created in their original size, allowing visitors to observe all the intricate details of these masterpieces. Here is what you need to know before you go.

Enjoy Some Free & Cheap Fun in Atlanta
April is full of free and cheap things to do with your family in Atlanta, including blooms at local gardens, strawberry picking, and museum re-openings. Find out details here.

Check out our incredible virtual adventure calendar here for more options!

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—Shelley Massey



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