Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Nov. 8-10

This Veterans Day Weekend, you can salute our veterans at the Georgia Veterans Day Parade & Festival, and then head out to enjoy your freedom to pursue happiness at a free Design Club Day, the Native American Pow Wow, a Slime Expo, and more. Keep reading for everything you need to know to rock the weekend, below.

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Georgia Veterans Day Parade & Festival
Don’t miss the 38th annual Veterans Day Parade and Festival at Pemberton Place near the World of Coca-Cola, where after the parade you’ll find vintage military vehicle displays, veteran service associations, and many great organizations that provide support to our Veterans, as well as the 116th Army Band performing classic rock and country music (bring your blankets or chairs!) at this year’s festival. Sat. Event details.


Design Club at MODA
Enjoy a free day of design for all. This month, you’ll design your own poster to show the world what you are grateful for, using a basic in the world of graphic design – GRIDS – to help layout posters. Graphic designers use grids to organize to the content, and provide structure for the viewer.There is no charge for this event but they ask that you register in advance to help plan for the day. Sun. Event details.

Cobb Galleria

Slime Expo
Head to Cobb Galleria to meet YouTube slimers, various slime vendors, attend slime-making workshops, get free samples and check out a slime trade area, and more at this expo expressly for your slimers. Sat. Event details.


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.

Druid Hills

Free Family Movie Night at Fernbank
In Georgia, more than 20 percent of children are hungry, and Beech-Nut is partnering with No Kid Hungry to change that. Enjoy a free family movie night fundraiser and story time at Fernbank’s giant screen, benefitting No Kid Hungry. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about food insecurity and how every dollar donated to No Kid Hungry helps hungry children across the United States. Register to reserve your space. Sun. Event details.



Irish Fest
IrishFest Atlanta showcases traditional Irish music, song, dance and language during a weekend of workshops, concerts, and dancing—plus great fun for the whole family. Fri. & Sat. Event details.


Sesame Street Live! at Infinite Energy Center
Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood. Fri. & Sat. Event details.

Stone Mountain

Native American Pow Wow
Experience the energy and color of the largest Native American gathering in Georgia at this four-day Native American Festival and Pow-Wow, named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society. Held at Stone Mountain Park’s Historic Square, the event showcases Native American culture through dance, music, authentic craft demonstrations, cooking traditions, storytelling, wildlife presentations and more. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Sandy Springs

Restaurant Week
Take a break from the kitchen this week! There’s no better time to expand your culinary horizons than during Sandy Springs Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants will showcase exclusive pre fixe menus full of appetizers, entrées, desserts and other delicious bites, all at special Restaurant Week prices. Sat. & Sun. Event details.


Antique Tractor & Engine Expo
Steam engines, tractors, engines, working saw mills, working shingle mills and working cotton gins will be on display at this annual expo, hosted by The Cumming Antique Power Association. If you know someone who’s into antique power equipment, you won’t want to miss this massive display of machinery. Fri. & Sat. Event details.

—Shelley Massey



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