We’ve got our sights set on the weekend and we like what we see. With the North Georgia State Fair to the Duluth Fall Festival, the Magic Treehouse at Children’s Museum to creature features at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, you’ll be hitting the bullseye with these weekend activities. Read on for all the details below.


Photo: Joe Biewala via flickr


North Georgia State Fair
This is the big one, folks! If you’re looking for a classic fall fair with rides, funnel cakes (and all the other fair foods), entertainment, and more, look no further than the North Georgia State Fair. Don’t miss the Fish Family Fun Day on September 25 with free admission for all kids ages 12 and under. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


‘Magic Tree House®’ at The Children’s Museum
Explore American history through this time-traveling feature exhibit, created by The Magic House® and based on the best-selling children’s book series written by Mary Pope Osborne. Learn about the first Thanksgiving, the Civil War and life on the prairie with book characters Jack and Annie. Imaginations will work overtime during the interactive activities and simulations at this magical, time-traveling tree house. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

East Atlanta

Streets Alive
Atlanta Streets Alive takes over Eastside neighborhoods on North Highland, Highland Avenue, and Boulevard with a bicycle parade, followed by biking, skating, walking and rolling down the streets while unencumbered by cars. Sun. Event details.


See Warplanes at PDK
See World War II era aircraft, meet veterans, see reenactments, and buy a ride at Atlanta Warbird Weekend at DeKalb Peachtree Airport. This is not an airshow, but an exhibit and history education event (plane rides available for purchase). Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Grant Park

Zoo Atlanta Stroller Cubs
Go on an early learning adventure at the Zoo. Visit animal exhibits, and meet a friendly animal ambassador up-close during a special introduction to wildlife for our littlest guests. Adults socialize while kids enjoy playtime during this monthly event that features a different area of the Zoo and a different animal ambassador each time. Don’t forget your stroller and REGISTER ONLINE IN ADVANCE here. Sat. Event details.

State Parks, Panola Mountain and Red Top Mountain

Volunteer for State Parks Day
Volunteers of all ages are welcome to volunteer at Panola Mountain State Park and Red Top Mountain State Park during State Parks Day. Join park staff and volunteers at Panola Mountain and plant local wildflowers and clean litter from the lake shores. Head to Red Top Mountain to pitch in as volunteers improve the Outdoor Classroom. Sat. Event details.


Fall Festival
With a parade, a road race, a carnival, and hundreds of arts and crafts booths, the Duluth Fall Festival is a treat for the entire family. Sat.-Sun. Event details.


Creature Feature at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Learn about the native wildlife living at CNC through a 30-minute live animal presentation with a naturalist or docent. Sun. Event details.

What’s on your target list this weekend? Tell us in the comments section below!

—Shelley Massey