When you keep peddling, you’re bound to reach your destination. Luckily for us, our destination is this weekend in Atlanta, and it’s packed with family fun. From art strolls to football festivals, there’s no better place than our own back yard to make some memories. Keep reading for the scoop on everything special happening in the 4-0-4 (and 6-7-8, and the 7-7-0).
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Animal Amigos at Center for Puppetry Arts
Three Mexican folktales come to life in this bilingual production of Animal Amigos. The performance includes the story of Medio Pollito, the little half-chick born with one leg, one wing, one eye and half of a beak. In addition, guests can watch as a trickster rabbit outsmarts a hungry coyote again and again. All of these classic stories portray the themes of friendship and overcoming adversity, making them perfect for young audiences and parents alike. Your ticket includes the live performance, Create-A-Puppet Workshop™ or To-Go Kit, and admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum. Fri.-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.
Wires & Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars
Check out guitars played by Kurt Cobain, Bo Diddley, Jack White, and more in Wire & Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars, which explores the basics of guitar design while also considering how some guitars have become icons, how they reached this status, and how technology will affect the instrument in the future. In addition to interactive activities in the galleries, this exhibition explores the design of the guitar, guitars as musical icons, technology & guitars, and more. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Jazz on the Lawn at Callanwolde
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center showcases a lineup of Atlanta’s finest performers in one of it’s most historic venues, and Jazz on the Lawn is a great way to spend time with friends, unwind, and listen to an evening of live music. Guests are invited to bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy these concerts surrounded by the natural beauty of the Callanwolde Amphitheater. Fri. Event details.
Free Admission for Educators at LEGOLAND
Staff and faculty members are welcome to bring their families or students to experience the interactive LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta atmosphere, offering the perfect balance of learning and fun. The special offer allows free admission to all educators, bus drivers, coaches, janitorial staff and more (with valid ID) – as well as 50% off for their guests. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Movies by Moonlight
Leadership Sandy Springs presents Movies by Moonlight (MBM), bringing back the nostalgia of an outdoor cinema and the fun of a timeless carnival. It’s a drive-in movie and a block party rolled into one! In its 15th year, MBM has become a family tradition in Sandy Springs and this year they’re screening movies on the Green at City Springs—complete with fountains, childrens’ splash pad and a great viewing area. Fri. Event details.
Yellow Daisy Festival
Voted one of the top arts & crafts shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event, and winner of multiple awards by the Southeast Festival and Events Association, this festival has more than 400 artists and crafters from 35 different states displaying their works for your appreciation and purchase. Enjoy daily live entertainment, Children’s Corner activities, fabulous festival foods and crafter demonstrations throughout the event. Sat. Event details.
Marietta Square First Friday 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.
Pizza, Pints, and Pigskins
Pizza, Pizza everywhere!! Pizzerias from all over Cobb County will converge on Logan Farm Park for food, fun and games. Each restaurant will serve their best pizza dish along with other yummy fare. Bring the whole family to eat, play in a huge Kid’s Zone, listen to your favorite music, grab a cold beverage from the beer garden, relax and have fun! Help judge the best pizza, most creative and a myriad of other pizza contests. Sat. Event details.
Barnes & Noble One-Millionth Storytime
Barnes & Noble is marking its One-Millionth Storytime reading for kids and parents with a celebratory weekend of special Storytimes at stores nationwide at 11 a.m. Sept. 7 & 8. Kids will enjoy a new story each day, participate in special activities, and have the chance to get a free book, while supplies last. Sat. & Sun. Event details.