This weekend is all about bringing our “A” game to the ATL. Feeling a little agrarian? Don’t miss the farm fair, natural egg dyeing, and a local food fest. Or perhaps your crew is looking for something a little more artsy? Be sure to check out the last weekend of Stellaluna, free Saturdays, and Studio Spring Break activities at the High. And don’t forget that this is the weekend for awesome egg hunts, amazing culinary classes, and adventurous biking. Away we go!
Get Back to Your Roots at the Farm Fair
The Back to Your Roots Farm Fair will delight your little agriculturalists with farm-themed programs, crafts, animal encounters, live music and demos. Held at Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Rd. Free with admission ($10/ adult, $6/ children, kids 2 and under are free). Sat. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All ages. Event details.
Dye Eggs Naturally at Botanical Gardens
In case you don’t have time to cultivate, crush, and create stunning colors from native plants, head to the garden for this interactive class where you and the kids can learn about plants with powerful dyes while you decorate eggs. Held at Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Avenue NE. Free with admission ($18.95/ adult, $12.95/ child 3-12, free for kids under 3). Fri. Apr. 3, or Sat. Apr. 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All ages. Event details.
See Stellaluna at Center for Puppetry Arts
Don’t miss the last weekend of this classic production of Stellaluna, the story of a baby fruit bat who falls into a bird’s nest and is relieved to finally discover she is a bat, and not just the odd one out. Held at Center for Puppetry Arts, 404 Spring St. NW at 18th. Member $9.25; Non-Member $16.50. Fri. at 10 and 11:30 a.m., and Sat. at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Ages 4 & up. Event details.
Enjoy Fulton County Free Saturday at The High
Walk-up admission is free for Fulton County residents on the first Saturday of each month at The High Museum. Tickets are subject to availability, and must be claimed by 1 p.m. All entrants must have a valid driver’s license, utility bill, or student ID from a Fulton County school. Held at The High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. Free admission tickets available until 1 p.m. Sat. All ages. Event details.
Scope Out Studio Spring Break at The High
No plans for spring break? No problem. Head to the High to check out the special exhibit “Imagining New Worlds,” then create a diorama and make African masks inspired by the exhibit. Held at The High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. Free with admission ($19.50/ adult, $12 ages 6-17, ages 5 and under free). Apr. 4-12 (except Apr. 6 because the museum is closed on Mondays) from 1-4 p.m. All ages. Event details.
Enjoy Live Music, Local Eats, and Cold Drinks at the Beltline Boil
The Beltline Boil is a neighborhood festival focused on the local community, urban accessibility and low country cooking (yum!!). Kids and pets are welcome, as long as the pets are on a leash (the kids don’t have to be). Held at Fourth Ward Skate Park Meadow alongside the Beltline’s Eastside Trail. $5 for adults to enter, or $20 for adults to enter and eat, Free for kids 12 & under. Sat. from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. All ages. Event details.
Get Cooking with Young Chefs Academy
Head to the Young Chefs Academy to learn how to make Italian breakfast pizzas and fruit salads this weekend. Now if we could just get them to teach our kids to program the coffee pot… Held at Young Chefs Academy, 230 Hammond Dr., NE – Ste. 368. Weekly cooking classes are $35/ class or $25 for siblings; Packages available. Junior Chefs (ages 7-10) meet Sat. from 10-11:30 a.m.; KinderCooks (ages 3-6) meet the 1st & 3rd Sat. from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 3 & up. Event details.
Let REI Teach Your Tots to Ride a Bike
Instead of struggling by yourself, take your kids to a workshop run by REI instructors. They’ll get personalized and group instruction to help overcome fears, learn how to start and stop, and how to maneuver their bikes around obstacles. Bring your kids, their bikes, and their helmets. Held at Brook Run Park, 4770 Georgia Way S. $45/ member, $65/ non-member. Sat. from 9-11 a.m. or 12-2 p.m. Ages 4 & up. Event details.
Have a Blast at Eggfest
Mount Paran Church is hosting it’s annual Easter Eggfest, with egg hunts (Toddlers – Pre-K @ 10:30am, Kindergarten – 3rd grade @ 11:00am, and 4th grade – 6th grade @ 11:30am), a petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, toddler play area, picnic area, and prizes. Held at The Lovett School, 4075 Paces Ferry Road NW. Free (activities and food available for purchase). Sat. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All ages. Event details.
Serenbe Playhouse Easter Egg Hunt
Head to the countryside for a day filled with egg hunting, pony rides, face painting, a moon bounce, and the opportunity to get a photo with the Easter Bunny. Grown ups, there will be scrumptious libations for you, as well. Held at The Inn at Serenbe, 10950 Hutchesons Ferry Rd. Sat. beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $5 for kids 12 and younger and free for adults. All ages. Event details.
Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop
If you’re looking to add some drama to your egg hunt, don’t miss this event. Thousands of eggs will be hidden and thousands more will be dropped from a helicopter on to the football field—over 90,000 in all. There will also be inflatables, face-painting, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and vendors selling food. Check website for specific start times. Held at Sprayberry High School, 2525 Sandy Plains Rd. Sat. from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. All ages. Event details.
Hunt for Eggs at the Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Kennesaw’s botanical gardens and historic site hosts this year’s Easter Egg Hunt. The first hunt begins at 10 a.m. and the last hunt is at 2 p.m., and you and your bunnies can also enjoy the gardens, meet the Easter bunny, participate in crafts, and check out the other seasonal vendors. Sat. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Smith-Gilbert Garden, 2382 Pine Mountain Rd., $10/ child, $7/ adult, All ages. Event details.
How will you bring your A-game this weekend? Tell us in the comments section below, or on our Atlanta Facebook page.