Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Nov. 1-3

No way! It’s November, already? Not to worry. We’ve got plenty of fun on tap, from a family-geared fall celebration at Atlanta Botanical Garden to a Marietta art walk, and even tiny train rides in Conyers. Keep reading to know the best ways to nosedive into fun this weekend in Atlanta.

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Macy’s Pink Pig
Get a jump start on your holiday bucket list at the Macy’s Pink Pig, one of Atlanta’s most beloved traditions. From its debut in the ‘50s as a children’s ride at the downtown Rich’s store, to its brief stint at the Egleston Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees, five generations of Atlantans have ridden the Macy’s Pink Pig into the holiday season. Sat. Event details.

Chastain Park Arts Festival
Enjoy fine art and crafts, a children’s area, and local food and beverage concessions—including gourmet food trucks. Local acoustic musicians liven up the day, and the expanded Chastain playground is nearby. Sat. & Sun. Event details.


Baby Book Club at The High
Baby Book Club meets at 11:15 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month. The more you talk, the more they learn! The High Museum of Art is the perfect place to start a conversation with your baby. Baby Book Club is designed for caregivers with infants from newborns through age 14 months. In each 20-minute session, a High Museum teaching artist will pair a book with an artwork to get you and your baby talking. Sat. Event details.

Fall Family Fun at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Enjoy Scarecrows in the Garden and activities for the whole family in the Children’s Garden. Sensory and art activities focus on the fabulous fall season and provide children with the opportunity to learn about pumpkins, gourds and more! This activity is free with Garden admission. Sat. Event details.

Druid Hills

Woodland Spirits at Fernbank
Woodland Spirits features a variety of ghostly figures imagined by Fernbank and transformed by Laura Lewis, an Atlanta artist who specializes in sculpture, painting and outdoor installations, and evokes mystery, adventure and uncertainty during the Halloween season. As you explore WildWoods and Fernbank Forest, be prepared to encounter ghostly visitors in the shadows, up in the trees, deep in the vistas, and waiting in plain sight. Fri.-Sun. Event details.



Marietta Square First Fridays Art Walk
Check out local art, live music, and other performances, then shop and dine your way around this self-guided walking tours of Historic Marietta Square. Fri. Event details.


Tiny Train Rides
The North Georgia Live Steamers will be open to give train rides on their scaled-down model trains for a nominal fee at the Georgia International Horse Show. Riders must be 18 months old or older. Don’t forget your cash, because they don’t take credit. Sat. Event details.

Stone Mountain

Pumpkin Festival
Play by day as you enjoy family-friendly park attractions and special fall entertainment featuring some classic storybook characters, then, watch the pumpkins begin to glow at dusk for the brilliantly decorated and seasonally sensational Pumpkin Festival. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Taste and Brews Country Fest
Enjoy a taste of Georgia at the Etowah River Park, plus live music, the Airborne Canton Kidzone, a vendors market, arts & crafts, and other  children’s activities & entertainment. Best of all? Taste and Brews has free admission. Sat. & Sun. Event details.


First Saturdays at Dunwoody Nature Center
Explore a different nature-related theme each month through family-friendly, engaging programs with naturalists and docents. This month, join Sam Landes and Cornelia Cho of the Mushroom Club of Georgia to participate in a making your own Oyster Mushroom Grow Bag. Take home your very own inoculated bag and grow your own delicious oyster mushrooms in just a few weeks! All supplies will be furnished. This workshop is limited to 20 participants. You must register and check in for this program. Sat. Event details.

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Last Chance! The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Serenbe
As autumn cools the steaming earth and leaves begin to turn, Serenbe’s bringing back our favorite fall fright fest: The Sleepy Hollow Experience. This nighttime immersive Halloween experience is sure to have heads rolling. But, if you (or the kiddos) afraid of the dark, plan on going to The Sleepy Hollow Family Experience. Bring the whole family to Tarrytown and experience the retelling of this classic American ghost story in the comfort of daylight, on select days. Join the cast at a Fall Festival pre-show and during intermission. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

—Shelley Massey



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. . . and check out our Events calendar for even more suggestions.