It doesn’t matter if it’s only a few ticks on the thermometer. When the temperature begins to fall, Atlantans get take to the town. This weekend, check out the Yellow Daisy Arts and Crafts Festival, or perhaps shake a leg at the Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest. Keep reading for your plans, below.

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Stone Mountain

Yellow Daisy Arts and Crafts Festival
Head to this free festival for access to over 400 arts and crafts vendors, live entertainment, Children’s Corner activities, and crafter demonstrations throughout the event as well as fabulous festival foods. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 

Old Fourth Ward

Free Fall Festival
Say hello to Fall with the OFW Fall Festival, a free 2-day event that includes a food truck rally, live music, pet zone, family zone, complimentary bike valet for those who pedal via the Beltline, yoga, live college football on tv, and the legendary lantern Parade. Fri. & Sat. Event details.


Shows for Seedlings at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Head to the Garden for musical performances, professional storytelling, and the splash pad in the newly renovated Children’s Garden on Saturdays through the end of September. Fri. & Sat. Event details. 

Creative Chocolate Creatures at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Use your imagination to create amazing chocolate treats that will delight your sweet tooth and enchant your tummy at this family drop-in program. Sat. Event details. 

Mother Goose at Center for Puppetry Arts
Presented as part of the Center’s Theatre for the Very Young Series, little ones can sing, wiggle and clap along with classic nursery rhyme characters to find Mother Goose. Kids will help Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep, Jack & Jill and all the other citizens of Rhymeville piece together clues to solve Mother Goose’s whereabouts in this highly interactive, original show meant for children ages 2 and up. Fri.-Sun. Event details. 


Kroger Junior Chef Classes
Kroger Chef Junior is a cooking class for kids on Saturday mornings at select local Krogers around Atlanta. A Kroger Chef will guide your child as they learn to create a tasty food item on their own. Each class lasts for approximately 20 minutes and includes activities such as decorating a cupcake or creating your own fruit pizza. Sat. Event details. 

Sandy Springs

Little Diggers Family Gardening Series
Little Diggers is a FREE Family Gardening Series about the fascinating world of horticulture and gardening, presented by Heritage Sandy Springs in partnership with the North Fulton Master Gardeners and in cooperation with UGA Extension in Fulton County. Sat. Event details. 

Candler Park

Free Outdoor Movie
Don’t miss Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the final screening of Flick-Nic, a unique open air movie experience that’s also everyone’s favorite family picnic. Sat. Event details. 

What are you doing to kick off September with the kiddos? Tell us in the comments section below!

—Shelley Massey