Your little land-lubbers will flip for the family-friendly adventures we rounded up for them this weekend. Make a splash by scoring tickets to The Little Mermaid at the fabulous Fox. Slither over to the Fernbank for their Reptile Day. Take in a puppet show in Roswell, or go get some grub at the Atlanta Street Food Festival in Piedmont Park. Head out to Cartersville for a Native American Games Day, or cruise on over to the Georgia World Congress Center for a classic car show that is sure to get everyone’s engines revved. Dive in!
The Little Mermaid
In a magical kingdom fathoms below, we meet Ariel, the little mermaid who is tired of flipping her fins and longs to be part of the fascinating world on dry land. Joining her are Sebastian, Ariel’s crabby sidekick; Ursula, the evil sea witch; Triton, King of the Sea and the handsome and human Prince Eric. Based on the Disney animated film and hit Broadway musical, The Little Mermaid is sure to delight everyone under the sea. Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 1 & 6:30 p.m., The Fox Theater, $43-98. All ages. Event Details.
Lizards, turtles and salamanders—oh my! Come face-to-face with a variety of live reptiles and amphibians–both exotic and native to Georgia—in the Museum’s Great Hall. Some animals may be available for visitors to touch. Sat., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Free with admission and for members. All ages. Event Details.
Roswell Puppet Series: A Tangle of Tales
Three favorite folks tales from around the world come to life using a variety of puppet styles. “The Frog Prince” from Germany, “Three Billy Goats Gruff” from Scandinavia and “The Three Little Pigs” from England are each told with refreshing wit and wisdom. Fri., 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m., Roswell Cultural Arts Center, $5, children 2 and under are free. All ages. Event Details.
The Atlanta Street Food Fest
Taste of what more than 40 food trucks have to offer—from fried chicken to Japanese cuisine and barbecue and fried green tomatoes to tempting desserts such as red velvet cupcakes. Live music and fun food make for a happy crowd. Sat., 12 p.m., Piedmont Park, Adults, $10.50; children 12 and younger, free, unlimited ride pass, $10. All ages. Event Details.
Native American Games Day
Visit the famous Etowah Indian Mounds to learn about games that early Native Americans played and how they have influenced modern games and sports. Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site, $2-6. All ages. Event Details.
V-103/WAOK Car and Bike Show
Radio station V-103/WAOK hosts this classic car and bike show that is sure to get their little engines revved with live music by popular Hip Hop stars, and car competitions. Sat., 12 to 9 p.m., Georgia World Congress Center, $15; children 6 and younger free. All ages. Event Details.
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