Family & Community Calendar for Alpharetta and the Greater Atlanta Region

Summer events Alpharetta and Atlanta

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Movies at Newtown Park

“Movies at Newtown Park” is a free summer outdoor series of family-friendly movies presented on a huge inflatable screen. Pre-show activities include an inflatable moonwalk, face painting, children's activities, giveaways, and music.
Saturdays, June 10th, July 8th, August 12th
Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022
Movie starts at dusk. Pre-Show activities begin at 7 p.m. Free admission.
For more information, visit their website.

Avalon Nights Live

Unwind after a long week with live music in The Plaza every Friday from 6PM to 8PM at Avalon Nights Live! Grab your friends and family and get ready to dance the night away
Fridays, April 7th through October 27th, 6pm to 8pm
Avalon, 2200 1st St, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Free Admission.
For more information, visit their website.

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival

Visit Atlanta's oldest park for two days of outdoor fun planned for all ages at the 15th annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival. Festival activities include a kids zone, live music and the Run for the Park 5k run. This is an annual fundreaiser for the Grant Park Conservancy, a non-profit organization committed to the beautification and maintenance of historic Grant Park.
August 26th (10am to 10pm) - August 27th (11am to 7:30pm)
Grant Park, Atlanta GA
Free Admission
Visit their website.

Seasonal or Anytime Activities near Alpharetta

Alpharetta Food Truck Alley

A weekly gathering of a variety of food food trucks and music. Approximately six to eight food trucks will roll out some amazing eats with seating available on the street.
Every Thursday, 5pm to 9pm
37 Old Roswell St., Alpharetta, GA, 30009
For more information, visit their website.

Alpharetta Farmer's Market

You will find farmers with fruits, vegetables and natural meats, gardeners with fresh flowers and herbs, and makers of all sorts of edible home goods from yummy desserts and breads to local raw honey and homemade sauces, jellies, soaps. The vegetables sold at the market are local and Southern grown.
Every Saturday, 8:30am to 1:oopm
Corner of Milton Avenue and Old Canton St, Downtown Alpharetta, 21 Milton Ave, Alpharetta GA 30009
Free Admission
Visit their website.

Free day at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Enjoy free admission from 1 pm to closing on the Second Tuesday of the month at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Expect a line outdoors.
Second Tuesday of each month.
The Children's Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr, Atlanta, GA 30313
Cost: Free     Website

Milton Log Cabin, Alpharetta

Built during the 1934-35 school year by the Future Farmers of America (FFA) students, the Milton Log Cabin is the only remaining FFA-constructed log cabin still in use today in the United States. The cabin was a hands-on project that involved the entire community. A great way to share a bit of history with the kids.
Open Mon. 11 – 2, Wed. 10 – 2, Fri. 10 – 2 all year round
86 School Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30004 Ph: 770-475-4663
Cost: Free        Website

Alpharetta History Walk

Step back in time using the complimentary Alpharetta History Walk brochure, available at the Alpharetta Welcome Center, and explore the earlier days of this beautiful city. Nineteen historical markers, located within walking distance of one another, tell the story of Alpharetta’s past. You can do the tour as a self-guided activity or join an organized tour with moderator.
The Alpharett Welcome Center is open 9 – 5 every day except Friday and 10 – 4 on Friday, all year round
Park Plaza - 178 S. Main St., Ste 200, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Ph: 678-297-0102 or 800-294-0923
Cost: Free      Website

Alpharetta Farmer’s Market

What better way to have a weekend outing with the family?! Buy fresh! Buy local! And teach the kids that food comes from somewhere other than a supermarket! You will find farmers with fruits, vegetables and natural meats, gardeners with fresh flowers and herbs, and makers of all sorts of edible home goods from yummy desserts and breads to local raw honey and homemade sauces, jellies, soaps.
Saturdays starting at 8:00 AM
Downtown on Old Canton Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Admission: Free      Website


Alpharetta Arts Streetfest

The 13th annual Alpharetta Arts Streetfest is a three-day event that hosts more than 90 regional and national artisans displaying their artwork in historic downtown Alpharetta. Featuring live music, great cuisine from local eateries, and hands-on children's activities, the Alpharetta Arts Streetfest is fun for the whole family!
Saturday, May 27th - Monday, May 29th (10am - 5pm)
Alpharetta Historic District, Milton Ave at S. Main St. (Hwy 9)
Parking is available at City Hall, Milton Center, and Downtown Parking lots on Roswell and Old Roswell streets.
Visit their website.

Yaarab Shrine's Circus

Yaarab Shrine is known for having the World’s Largest Shrine Circus, this year is Yaarab Shrine's 75th Annual Shrine Circus. It is a popular annual family event that offers an affordable, safe, and wholesome environment for adults and children of all ages. In addition to the 25 (80-minute) circus performances under The Big Top, there are more than 40 exciting carnival rides and attractions, as well as lots of food such as hot wings, funnel cakes, cotton candy, fried Oreos, snow cones, elephant ears, and more.
Friday, May 19th - Monday, May 29th
J.R. Miller Park, Marietta, GA
General Admission: $7, Parking: $5
Visit their website.

18th Annual Butterfly Festival

Join us for the 18th annual Flying Colors Butterly Festival at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, GA. Live butterfly releases, plant sales and a butterfly exhibit make this event fun for the whole family. The event features crafts, facepainting, food trucks, live music and local vendors.
Saturday, June 3rd (10am to 3pm) - Sunday, June 4th (Noon to 5pm).
Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell, GA
General Admission: $12, CNC Member Admission: $8
Visit their website.

Bluegrass in Newnan

The Barefoot Movement of Nashville plays lush, heartfelt, and harmonious bluegrass jams at The Donald W. Nixon Centre for Performing and Visual Arts.
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7:00 pm
The Donald W. Nixon Centre for the Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd., Newnan, GA 30265
Discount tickets are $9.00
For more information, please visit their website.

The Atlanta Film Festival

Over 150 award winning films will be shown in the 2017 Atlanta Film Festival. Hailing from Austria, Brazil, China, France, Iran, Japan, Lebanon, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia and USA, these films showcase a tremendously diverse swath of work, both artistically and geographically.
March 24 - April 2, 2017
Various venues around Atlanta. For more information, please visit their website.

WelshFest in Rockmart

WELSHfest is the only Welsh centered festival in Georgia and has Welsh music, stories, vendors, a 5K, kids’ area, and kilt contest in tiny Rockmart. Featured are great Welsh & Local entertainment, plus... Hymn Singing, Welly Wanging, Men in Kilts, Medieval Activities, Brenda's Welsh Tearoom, Vendors & Crafts, a decorated bicycle parade & Fun Ride, Children's activities, tours of town & the Historic Van Wert Church and so much more.
Saturday, March 18th, 2017 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Rockmart, GA
Admission is free.
For more information, please visit their website.

The Junior League of Atlanta Sponsors The Shamrock ‘N Roll Road Race

The Shamrock ‘N Roll Road Race is a walk or run (kids fun run, 5K, and 10K) with Irish entertainment that begins at Atlantic Station and features a family friendly 5K Run, 10K Run, and 1K Belk Kids Run.
March 12, 2017 See website below for times of events
Atlantic Station, 1380 Atlantic Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30363
For more information, please visit their website.

135th Annual Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade

The Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade has 2,000 dancers, musicians, and Irish enthusiasts, plus giant balloons, floats, and marching bands in Midtown that go south on Peachtree St. from 15th St. NE to 5th St. NE.
March 11, 2017 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
On Peachtree St. in Atlanta from 15th St. NE to 5th St. NE
For more information, please visit their website.

Kennesaw State Festival of New Music, Music of Origin

Performances include jazz and choral ensembles the first evening, and then a symphony orchestra and wind ensemble the second evening in Kennesaw. The Kennesaw State University School of Music is comprised of over 200 incredibly vibrant, creative, and talented music majors and 80 faculty members and professional staff devoted to the development of music education, performance, and scholarship within our community.
March 6-9, 2016.
Bailey Performance Center, Morgan Hall, Kennesaw State University, 488 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw, GA 30144
March 6, 8 and 9 tickets are $10 - %15/ per person. March 7 performance is Free.
For more information, please visit their website.

Cardboard*Con in Atlanta

Want to do something really different? Grab a cardboard box and come to downtown Atlanta. Promoted as "The World’s Most Affordable Sci-Fi/Fantasy Cardboard Costuming Convention", Cardboard*Con is about making cheap science-fiction and fantasy cardboard costumes to wear, and then roaming among downtown hotels. Encompassing more than 3 Atlanta downtown hotels, Cardboard*Con has become a tradition among all fun-loving nerds. The secret of Cardboard*Con is that there really isn't a plan - you have to make it fun all by yourself, using your imagination and your manners.
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm - OPENING: Meehan's Irish Pub at the Westin Peachtree Plaza followed by the parade to the Mariott Marquis from 8:00 pm - 8:30pm - PARADE: to Marriott Marquis
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Membership is FREE.
For more information, please visit their website.

7th Annual Georgia Law Enforcement Polar Plunge Benefiting Special Olympics Georgia

The Polar Plunge is the largest fundraising effort benefiting Special Olympics. Participants collect pledges from friends and family in exchange for the opportunity to jump into icy waters in the middle of winter. All proceeds collected by “plungers” will benefit the 26,702 athletes of Special Olympics Georgia. It begins with live music, food, and fire pits at 11 a.m.
Saturday, February 25th, 2017 Gates open at 11:00am and Plunge starts at 1:30 pm
Acworth Beach at Cauble Park, 4425 Beach St NW. Acworth, GA 30101

Black History Month Parade in Atlanta

The Black History Month Parade Route starts on the corner of Jackson Street and Auburn Avenue in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The Black History Month Parade will begin at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site located at 450 Auburn Avenue Northeast Atlanta, GA 30312
Parade Participants Sign In Time: 10:00 AM - Parade Start Time: 1:00 PM Saturday, February 25, 2017.
Parade begins at the King Center National Park, 450 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312 and ends at Woodruff Park, 94 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30303
Festival Hours 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
For more information, please visit their website.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Out of this World in Atlanta and Duluth

Oh my! This year's circus theme is an interstellar space story of good versus evil with video projection, acrobats, aerialists, and animals.
Feb. 15th - 20th, 2017 in Atlanta and Feb. 23rd - March 3rd, 2017 in Duluth. See website below for showtimes
See website below for event locations
In Atlanta, discount tickets are $11.00 and in Duluth, discount tickets are $16.00
For more information, please visit their website.

Valentine's Day at Dad's Garage

This Valentine's Day at Dad's Garage, it's all about two teams taking your suggestions to create scenes about amore. This is the perfect show for that deeply in love couple that forgot to make restaurant reservation 3 months ago or that sad single who is looking to turn that frown into a crazy threesome.* *Dad's Garage cannot legally guarantee that you will have a threesome or that it will be crazy.
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Dad's Garage Theatre Company, 569 Ezzard St., Atlanta, GA 30312
Just Seats: $25.50 online, $27.50 phone & door. Fancy Pants Seats (reserved): available for an additional $10 online and by phone
For more information, please visit their website.

The One and Only Ivan at Synchronicity in Atlanta

Synchronicity brings a local legend to life with The One and Only Ivan. For 27 years, Ivan the gorilla has lived in a cage at the Big Top Mall, content to paint pictures and people-watch. Then Ivan meets Ruby, a captured baby elephant who’s been separated from her family. Determined to protect his new friend, Ivan must use his creativity to find a new home and become the mighty silverback he was always meant to be. An enthralling adaptation, with movement and puppetry, of Katherine Applegate’s Newbery Award-winning novel, based on the true story of Ivan, who found a home at Zoo Atlanta from 1994 to 2012.
Feb. 3rd - Feb. 26th, 2017 Show Times: 7:00 pm Fridays, 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Saturdays and 2:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Sunday
Synchronicity, One Peachtree Pointe, 1545 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Each Friday is PJs & Play! Kids can wear pajamas and enjoy millk and cookies while watching the show!
For more information, please visit their website.

Contemporary Cuban dance with Malpaso in Atlanta

Havana-based contemporary dance company Malpaso — whose name, jokingly, means “misstep” in Spanish—skillfully blend unfussy ballet, their native Afro-Cuban tradition, and intensely physical modern dance. Don’t miss their evocative interpretation of our tiny, complex neighbor to the south!
Saturday, February 11th, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Discount tickets $24.00
For more information, please visit their website.

The Cathedral Antiques Show at the Cathedral of Saint Philip in Atlanta

The Cathedral Antiques Show is a festival of art, antiques, and floral and interior design held annually to benefit a designated charity. The Antiques Show has raised more than $5 million for Atlanta-area nonprofits since its inception in 1969. The 2017 Cathedral Antiques Show beneficiary is First Step Staffing.
February 9th - 11th, 2017
Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30305?
For more information, please visit their website.

The Bach Bowl at Emory University SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2017, 4PM

Not into football? The Bach Bowl is a performance of solo and chamber music by Johann Sebastian Bach on Super Bowl Sunday.
Sunday, February 5th, 2017 at 4:00 pm
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Emerson Concert Hall, 1700 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30322
This is a free event!
For more information, please visit their website.

Atlanta Camping & RV Show at Atlanta Exposition Center South

Get ready for spring and summer travel! Meet RV dealers and manufacturers, and see the latest models of motor homes, fifth wheels, campers, and travel trailers!
Friday, January 27th from 11:00 am - 7:00 pm, Saturday, January 28th from 9:00 am - 7:00 pm and Sunday, January 29th from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Atlanta Exposition Center South, 3850 Jonesboro Rd., Atlanta, GA 30354
Visit their website.

Callanwolde Arts Festival at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Featuring 86 fine artists, demonstrations, live acoustic music, and gourmet food trucks.
Friday, January 20th from 6:00-9:00 PM, Saturday, January 21st from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm and Sunday, January 22nd from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Visit their website.

Martin Luther King Day Parade in Lawrenceville

Bring out your whole family to celebrate the life and legacy of one of our greatest Americans. 2017's Theme - 'Striving For Excellence' - Excellence in education and in service.
Monday January 16, 2017 at 11:00 am
A brief program will start at 11:00 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. on Langley Drive in front of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center located at 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville.
The parade line-up will start at 11:30.
The parade will begin on the Lawrenceville Highway route at 12:00 Noon.
The parade concludes at Moore Middle School located at 1221 Lawrenceville Highway (HWY 29) at the intersection of Johnson Road.
Visit their website.

Monster Trucks at the Georgia Dome!

Featuring: Grave Digger driven by Morgan Kane, Max-D driven by Tom Meents, Gas Monkey Garage driven by BJ Johnson, Lucas Oil Crusader driven by Linsey Weenk, Hooked driven by Bryan Wright, Avenger driven by Jim Koehler, Brutus driven by Brad Allen, Fluffy driven by Kevin King, Slinger driven by Scott Hartsock, Saigon Shaker driven by Ryan Disharoon, Scooby-Doo driven by Brianna Mahon, Additional trucks/drivers to be announced, El Toro Loco driven by Chuck Werner, Stone Crusher driven by Steve Sims
January 14th at 7:00 pm
The Georgia Dome, 1 Georgia Dome Dr, Atlanta, GA 30313
Tickets start at $20.00
Visit their website.

Atlanta Boat Show at Georgia World Congress Center

There’s something for everyone! In addition to great deals on boats and marine gear, a day at the show promises plenty of family friendly entertainment. There’s a Kids’ Zone featuring fun activities for young mariners. If you’re interested in improving or enhancing your boating skills, the boater education program offers a terrific line-up of free boating, fishing and sailing seminars every day of the show.
Thursday, January 12th through Sunday, January 15th
Thursday - 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday - 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday - 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Georgia World Congress Center - Hall C, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Adults: $14, children ages 15 & younger: FREE* must be accompanied by a paid adult
Visit their website.

Georgia Addiction Recovery Awareness Day

Join many of our treatment and advocacy partners at the Georgia State Capitol to celebrate Georgia Addiction Recovery Awareness Day. Let your legislators and top policy-makers know that there are people in recovery, professional helpers, family members and other allies of recovery who envision a Georgia where all people have opportunities to get and stay well in communities that care! The key message is: "Recovery is REAL!" All proceeds support future Addiction Recovery Awareness Day events. This event is organized by the Georgia Association of Community Service Boards.
Thursday, January 12th, 2017 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
Georgia State Capitol, 206 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30334
For more information, please visit their website.

Festival of the SEAson

Festival of the SEAson features a light and music show, tree-lighting ceremonies, Santa and SCUBA Claus, and live entertainment at Georgia Aquarium.
Nov. 21st - Dec. 25th opening each day at 9:00 am 
Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30313
For some events, advance registration is required. Check the Festival of the SEAson page by clicking the ticket URL to prepare ahead of time.
For more information, please visit their website.

Lighting of Atlantic Station

Officially kick off the holiday season with the Lighting of Atlantic Station! 
Saturday Nov 19th 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM 
Atlantic Station, 1380 Atlantic Dr., Atlanta, GA 30363 
For more information, please visit their website.

Holiday in Lights at Centennial Olympic Park

Celebrate the 14th annual Holiday in Lights on Saturday, November 19th. Walk through the 21 acre park and see the winter wonderland made up of thousands of sparkling lights. While there, strap up the skates and take a few laps around the outdoor ice skating rink. 
Saturday, Nov. 19th various times. See website below. 
Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave W NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Admission to Holiday in Lights is free; ice skating is $7 for 90 minutes of skating. 
For more information, please visit their website.

The Paideia School’s 34th Annual Fine Art & Craft Sale

Art Visions is an artist market featuring a wide range of artistic mediums including oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed-media painting, photography, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, glass, metal, wood work and much, much more! Art Visions features established and emerging artists from the local community.
Saturday, November 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
THE PAIDEIA SCHOOL, 1509 Ponce De Leon Ave, Atlanta, Georgia, 30307 - Event held in Art Lobby & Practice Gym (Near the corner of Oakdale and South Ponce de Leon)
For more information, please visit their website.

6th Annual Atlanta Pet Expo

Tons of Exhibitors, Fabulous Prize Giveaways & Fun for both the Two-Legged AND Four-Legged, Discounted Vaccinations, Microchipping and Heartworm & Flea Preventatives, Free Nail Trims, Lure Course, Agility Demonstrations, Live Entertainment
Saturday, Nov. 12th from 10AM to 5PM and Sunday, Nov. 13th from 11AM to 4PM 
Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Free Admission and you are welcome to bring your pet! (Please note that all pets must be on a fixed lead or in a carrier with proof of age-appropriate vaccinations, please)
For more information, please visit their website.

Callaway Gardens Founder's Day Celebration

Callaway Gardens honors its founders each year on November 6 (Cason J. Callaway's birthday) and February 21 (Virginia Hand Callaway's birthday). Special organ concerts are held on these days from noon to 4 p.m. at the Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel. 
Nov. 6th 
Callaway Gardens, 17800 US Hwy 27, Pine Mountain, GA 31822
Admission is free.
For more information, please visit their website.

Pumpkin Festival

Enjoy the beautiful fall colors and cooler weather at Atlanta’s favorite place to celebrate the fall season. Stone Mountain Park’s annual Pumpkin Festival has become a family favorite with kids and parents alike.
September 30 - October 30 (Friday - Sunday) 
Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Park Admission Required.
Visit their website.

Halloween Parade in Decatur

Watch floats, decorated hearses, classic cars, and marching bands in the Haints and Saints Halloween Parade, followed by a musical jam in Decatur.
October 30, 2016 at 4 p.m.
Line-up for vehicles and floats begins at 3 pm, Walkers line up at 3:30pm Decatur Post Office, 520 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur
For more information, please visit their website.

Wings Over North Georgia in Rome

EWings Over North Georgia has aerobatic performers, the Thunderbird squadron, aircraft on display, and a BBQ in Rome. This is the ultimate flight related event of the year with many different activities and attractions!
Oct. 29th and 30th, all day
Russell Regional Airport in Rome, GA
For more information, please visit their website.

Stone Mountain Highland Games at Stone Mountain Park

Hear Scottish pipes and drums, eat Scottish food, watch athletic games, browse artisan booths, and see tartan-clad dancers! Woohoo!
October 14 - 16, 2016
Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E Lee Boulevard, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Ticketing information can be found at
For more information, please visit their website.

Acrobatic Version of Moby Dick at the Alliance Theatre in Woodruff

Bold trapeze and acrobatic work turn this seafaring American classic into a thrilling experiment in aerial storytelling. Set sail for an epic adventure with Captain Ahab and his crew in this harrowing quest for the great white whale.
October 12 to October 30, 2016
Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff, 1280 Peachtree St.,NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
For ticketing and show times visit their website at Website.

"November", an election-year satire at OnStage Atlanta

David Mamet's new Oval Office satire depicts one day in the life of a beleaguered American commander-in-chief. It's November in a Presidential election year, and incumbent Charles Smith's chances for reelection are looking grim. With Mamet's characteristic no-holds-barred style, November is a scathingly hilarious take on the state of America today and the lengths to which people will go to win.
September 16 - October 9, 2016
Webber Stage at OnStage Atlanta, 2969 East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030
Discount tickets $12.
For more information, please visit their website.

Atlanta Cheese Festival

Experience the best artisan cheeses and products at the 2016 Atlanta Cheese Festival. Admission includes unlimited samples of cheeses and products, along with samples from the Best Grilled Cheese and Mac & Cheese Atlanta has to offer. Kids under 12 are free.
Friday, September 30th 
5pm - 10pm 
Freight Depot Building
For tickets and event information, please visit their website.

Alpharetta Food Truck Alley Thursdays in Alpharetta all summer long

Every thursday in Alpharetta, the Food Truck Alley is full of creative trucks and chefs, for your epicurean exploration! Visit Old Roswell Street Full info here and weather updates on facebook page.

Hapeville Festival

Happy Days Festival has a Friday night concert with food vendors, and then a Saturday artist's market. Fun for all ages. Free.
September 16th - 18th
7pm - 11pm
Jess Lucas Park, 680 Central Ave., Hapeville, Georgia 
For more information, call: 404-669-2136
Visit their website.

Birdwatching Walk & Talk

Alpharetta’s Wild Side and the City of Alpharetta are offering a free class to learn about birding! Fledging birdwatchers will learn how to identify common birds by sight and sound before heading outside to put their new ID skills to the test. Wills Park is home to many species of birds. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 9:00 AM until 10:00 AM 
Mansell House in Wills Park, 1835 Old Milton Pkwy.
To register for the Bird Walk and Talk class call 678-297-6200 by September 23rd. For more information, please contact Terry Porter at or 678-297-6213.
Visit their website.

Wire and Wood Songwriters Festival

Nationally recognized singer-songwriters will gather together to perform their original songs giving music lovers a behind-the-scenes look at the stories that inspired country, rock, blues, Americana and bluegrass songs. Attendees will experience nationally recognized veteran songsmiths and local up-and-coming talent as music fills the streets of downtown Alpharetta.
October 7 and 8, 2016 
Milton Center, Milton Ave, Alpharetta, GA
Parking: Free. Kids 12 & Under: Free. Festival Passes: $35
Visit their website.

Fall Folk Life Festival Sept 7

Fall Folklife Festival See local artists, blacksmiths, beekeepers, cooking and woodworking demonstrations, with local folk and bluegrass musicians, inlcuding food vendors. At the Atlanta History Center. website

Experience an 18th Century Colonial Market Faire in Winder GA

Take a short trip north of Atlanta to the 7th Annual 18th Century Colonial Market Faire! Interact with living historians as they demonstrate what life was like in 1790s Georgia. Craftsmen and women will be demonstrating their trades. There will be frontier camps, Native American warriors, militia drills, children's activities, trading posts, weapons and you will be able to listen to authentic 18th century music.
Thursday through Saturday, March 31 through April 2, 2016 from 10:00am until 5:00pm and Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 10:00am until 3:00pm
Fort Yargo State Park, 210 S Broad Street, Winder, GA 30680
Cost: $5.00/person. Children under 12 FREE. For more information visit their Website

Eggs From the Sky at the North East Cobb Community Egg Drop

Come join the fun at the North East Cobb Community Egg Drop, with a helicopter drop of 50,000 Easter Eggs for kids up to age 10. There will be bounce houses, face-painting, a comedy circus, food vendors, and photos with the Easter Bunny at Sprayberry High School.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Sprayberry High School, 2525 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta, GA 30066
Cost: Free. For more information visit their Website

The Atlanta Science Festival

Atlanta Science Festival features hands-on activities, performances, presentations, and facility tours at 30 venues to celebrate local science and technology.
Various locations and times around Atlanta from Saturday, March 19th through Saturday, March 26th, 2016. Visit their event schedule page at for details and schedule
For more information visit their Website

Visit the Forsythia Festival in Forsyth, GA

Come spend the weekend in Forsyth! The Forsythia Festival features 100 juried arts-and-crafts vendors, live entertainment, a children’s fair, a 5K, and a one-mile fun run in Forsyth. No pets, please.
Saturday and Sunday, March 12th and 13th, 2016. See a list of events with location and time info at
Cost: FREE. For more information visit their Website

Super Hero Day at the Georgia Aquarium

Unleash your super powers and become a defender of the ocean at Georgia Aquarium’s Superhero Day on Saturday, March 7. All kids ages 12 and under dressed in their best superhero gear will enjoy free admission with each paying adult or Georgia Aquarium member. Admission includes access to all Aquarium galleries, AT&T Dolphin Tales, Deepo’s Undersea 3D Wondershow and the Aquarium’s newest interactive gallery, Aquanaut Adventure. In addition to general admission, heroes of all ages are invited to participate in various activities such as make-your-own superhero mask, Superhero Academy, games, photo stations and superhero appearances held in the atrium from 11a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday, March 7th, 2016
Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Cost: One child age 12 or under in super-hero costume is free with each paid adult on Superhero Day. For more information visit their Website

American Craft Atlanta Show at the Cobb Galleria Centre

More than 225 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country will gather under one roof. It’s your chance to touch, feel, and explore high-quality American craft and meet the makers behind the fabulous work. This is the largest juried, indoor craft show in the southeast – a must-attend for craft lovers.
Friday, March 11: 10:00am – 8:00pm, Saturday, March 12: 10:00am - 6:00pm, Sunday, March 13: 11:00am - 5:00pm
The Cobb Galleria Centre is at 2 Galleria Parkway SE, Atlanta.
Cost: Advance tickets, $12.00/person. At the door, $13.00/person. For more information visit their Website

Cardboard*Con - The World’s Most Affordable Sci-Fi/Fantasy Cardboard Costuming Convention

The First and Best - Cardboard*Con is the first and only science fiction / fantasy convention dedicated to the art of cardboard costuming. Encompassing more than 3 Atlanta downtown hotels, Cardboard*Con will has become a tradition among all fun-loving nerds. The SECRET of Cardboard*Con is that there really isn't a plan - you have to make it fun all by yourself, using your imagination and your manners.
Saturday, March 5th, 2016 For more information visit their Website

Black History Parade in Atlanta

The Black History Month Parade will feature marching bands, entertainers, and dignitaries.
Starts at 1:00pm, Saturday, February 27, 2016
It begins at the King Center park and ends with a ceremony in Woodruff Park.
Cost: Free. For more information visit their Website

7th Annual Polar Plunge at Lake Lanier Islands

Come join the fun and help the Special Olympics at the same time! The Polar Plunge is the largest fundraising effort benefiting Special Olympics. In a nutshell, participants collect pledges from friends and family in exchange for the opportunity to jump into icy waters in the middle of winter. All proceeds collected by “plungers” will benefit the 26,702 athletes of Special Olympics Georgia.
Saturday, February 20th, 2016. Gates open at 11:00am, Plunge at 1:30pm
Lake Lanier Islands, Buford, GA
For more information visit their Website

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Circus Xtreme comes to Atlanta and Duluth

It’s time for your family to be amazed by all the X-TRAORDINARY things you know and love about America’s favorite live family entertainment experience. Be astonished by UN-XPECTED circus spectacles you’ve never seen before and that can’t be seen anywhere else but at The Greatest Show On Earth®. Get ready for an X-HILARATING adventure with X-TRAORDINARY circus artists and magnificent X-OTIC animals, like our Asian elephants and big cats! It’s time to awaken the spirit of Children Of All Ages and stir the imagination of your family!

Wednesday, February 10th - Monday, February 15th, 2016 in Atlanta
Thursday, February 18th - Sunday, February 28th, 2016 in Duluth

Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Duluth, GA 30097
Cost: Tickets available as low as $20.00/person. For more information visit their Website

Bragg Jam July 30 in Macon

A "community festival and concert crawl", the Bragg Jam is Macon's biggest music event, honoring Macon singer/songwriter Brax Braggwho was killed in a car accident, when just breaking out as an accomplished artist. Money raised from Bragg Jam is donated to the Macon's Ocmulgee Heritage Trail and other local causes in Brax and Tate Bragg's honor.  website

Atlanta Back to School Family Festival July 30

Atlanta Back 2 School Food Festival has food, music, vendors, kids’ zone. Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta. Please donate school supplies! Free except for parkign fee. Website

Old Soldiers' Day Parade Sat Aug 6

The annual Old Soldiers Day celebration in Alpharetta includes a full parade, starting at 11am. Website

Old Soldiers' Day Race Sat Aug 6

The annual Old Soldiers Day celebration in Alpharetta includes an 8k chip-timed race, starting at 7am. Website

The Reluctant Dragon Family Puppet Show in Lawrenceville

Based on the book, "The Reluctant Dragon" is the story of a dragon who would rather be a friend than a fighter.
Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 10:00am
The Aurora Theatre, 128 East Pike Street, Lawrenceville, Georgia, 30046
Cost: $7.00/person. For more information visit their Website

The Great American Motorcycle Show at North Atlanta Trade Center in Norcross

Find your first or your 50th motorcycle at The Great American Motorcycle Show! See foreign and domestic motorcycles, one of a kind custom bikes, cruisers, sport bikes, choppers, trikes, and touring bikes. Get great deals, meet bike builders and listen to the best southern rock music!
January 29 - 31, 2016 Friday 3:00pm - 8:00pm, Saturday 9:00am - 8:00pm and Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Court, Norcross, GA 30093
Cost:Adults 15+: $12, Two Day Pass: $20, Three Day Pass: $25, Kids 6-14: $7, Kids 5 & under: Free For more information visit their Website

The Atlanta Game Fest

Enjoy playing board games and shop for used games at the Saturday flea market during the Atlanta Game Fest. Here's a chance for boardgame fans from across the Southeast to gather for four days of fun and games. There will be hundreds of the world's best boardgames available for play as well as friendly folks who can help with the rules.
Thursday thru Sunday, January 21 - 24, 2016 See website below for times.
Holiday Inn Atlanta Perimeter, 4386 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road Atlanta, Georgia 30341
Cost: 4 day pass $45/person or $90/family. For more information visit their Website

MLK Museum Day

Here is a chance to immerse yourself in history! Enjoy free admission to the Atlanta History Center and the Margaret Mitchell House in honor of Martin Luther King Day, featuring all-inclusive access to Margaret Mitchell House; award-winning exhibitions in the Atlanta History Museum; Meet the Past experiences at the 1928 Swan House and the 1860 Smith Family Farm; the Centennial Olympic Games Museum; and the Goizueta Gardens.
All day Monday, January 18, 2016
Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
Cost: FREE. For more information visit their Website

Halloween at Callanwolde

Halloween Night on Callanwolde Mountain includes trick or treating, a family-friendly costume contest, a concert band playing spooky music, and food trucks.
October 30, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta, GA
Cost: $4 per person online, $5 per person at the door. For more information visit their Website

Indian Festival and Pow-Wow at Stone Mountain Park

The Indian Festival and Pow-Wow showcases Native American dance, drumming, bow making, open-fire cooking, storytelling, and artistry at Stone Mountain Park. No pets. Bring your family to experience the energy and color of the largest Native American gathering in Georgia. Free to Mountain Members, the four-day Indian Festival and Pow-Wow was named a Top 20 Event by the Southeastern Tourism Society.
October 29 - Nov. 1, 2015 - All Day
Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain, GA
Cost: Normal admission fees apply. For more information visit their Website

Atlanta Arts Festival at Piedmont Park

This autumn Festival of excellence in the arts is an event dedicated to bringing together outstanding artists from throughout the country with the large and enthusiastic art buying community of the Atlanta area. There will be Artist Demonstrations, Classes and Live Entertainment as well as Festival Food, Beverages and Merchandise for sale.
Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 10:00am - 6:00 pm, Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Piedmont Park, 1342 Worchester Dr NE, Atlanta, GA
Cost: FREE. For more information visit their Website

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo is a Halloween festival with costume contests, treats, magical paths, decorations, music, and kid crafts at Zoo Atlanta. Enjoy spooktacular activities: Enter costume contests at 11 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Find your way through the inflatable Corn Maze , Get crafty with special Halloween games and crafts, Boogie down to Little Beat, a live party DJ, Take pictures with characters such as Wild Thing, Ladybug Girl, Splat the Cat, Zhu Zhu the giant panda, Cricket the frog and more!
Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, 2015
Atlanta Fulton County Zoo, 800 Cherokee Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA
Cost: Free to Zoo members. Non-member admission prices range from $17.99 for children 3 - 11 up to $22.99 for adults. Children under 3 get in FREE. For more information visit their Website

Chalktoberfest in Marietta's Chalk Art Festival

Watch professional chalk artists compete, enter the amateur contest, or see kids draw on the street.Also, the art museum admission will be free all day!
Chalk art ompetition will be from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 10, 2015.
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, 30 Atlanta St SE, Marietta, GA
Cost: FREE. Participant registration fees range from $10.00 - $30.00. For more information visit their Website

Atlanta Parent’s Family Festival

Atlanta Parent's 12th annual Family Festival! Featuring more than 50 exciting family-friendly activities, performers and storytelling, food and interactive exhibits. Craft booths, huge toddler play area, mobile petting farm, inflatable play ground, camel and pony rides, live music and continuous storytelling are just some fun activities Atlanta Parent Family Festival has to offer festival goers. No matter if the kids are big or small, the entire family will love this special fall day of fun.
Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Mercer University Atlanta Campus, 3001 Mercer University Dr, Atlanta, GA
Cost: Tickets online $5.00 or $10.00 at gate day of event. For more information visit their Website

Gwinnett Center International Film Festival

Enjoy a mix of local and international films at Gwinnett Center International Film Festival, which adds seminars, vendors, film-industry panels, and an awards ceremony at Gwinnett Center in Duluth. 
Friday, July 31st to Sunday, Aug. 2nd Visit website below for screening times.
Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097
Cost: $15.00 per day per person. For more information visit their Website

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

What better way to keep cool than to visit the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival featuring ice cream, entertainment, vendors, and fitness events at Piedmont Park!
Saturday, July 25th from 11:00am till 6:00pm
Piedmont Park, 1342 Worchester Drive Northeast, Atlanta, GA 303061342 Worchester Drive Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306
Cost: Entry is FREE. For more information visit their Website

Concerts in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

SunTrust Concerts in the Garden encores for a 13th stellar season on the Great Lawn in Atlanta.
June 20th, July 23rd and 24th, Aug. 7th, 21st, 22nd and 28th
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30309 
Cost: Tickets are $51.50 to the public, $49.50 for members. For more information visit their Website

Atlanta Zine Fest

A zine is a cheap, self-published, underground publication. AZF is an annual conference celebrating DIY and handmade media and were given Creative Loafing‘s Best of 2014 Award. Atlanta Zine Fest has vendors, guest speakers, and workshops.
Saturday, July 18th from Noon to 9:00pm
The Mammal Gallery at the Eyedrum, 88 Forsyth St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Cost: FREE. For more information visit their Website

Ticket To Ride Benefit Horse Show

See 170 horses compete at the Ticket to Ride Benefit Horse Show. In addition to the riding competitions, there will be vendors and entertainers. All proceeds will go to support the University of Georgia Eventing Team.
July 17th, 18th and 19th 
Wills Park Equestrian Center, 11925 Wills Road, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Cost: Free. For more information visit their Website

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Centennial Park

Centennial Olympic Park’s 4th of July Celebration will offer fun and entertainment for the entire family, including free music and Atlanta’s number one fireworks display. Come relax on the Great Lawn and enjoy the fireworks synchronized to music. Parking will available at the Red Deck Parking Garage, which is located on Andrew Young International Blvd. across from the Georgia Dome and the Georgia World Congress Center. Parking will be at at premium due to other citywide events happening during the same time period. They recommend you purchase parking in advance by visiting
Saturday, July 4th. Gates open at 6:00pm. Fireworks begin at 9:45pm
Centennial Park, 265 Park Avenue West Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30313
Cost: FREE. For more information visit their Website

Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival

At this annual Atlanta festival, there is something for everyone: fine arts and crafts, a children’s play area, local food and beverage concessions, live acoustic entertainment in the amphitheater, plus a new “Emerging Artists” pavilion for new artists and artisans.
Saturday, June 27 from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday, June 28 from 11:00am to 6:00pm
Historic Fourth Ward Park, 680 Dallas St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Cost: FREE. For more information visit their Website

Father’s Day Car Show at Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain Park on Father’s Day! Enjoy a vintage car show featuring Camaros, Mustangs, Chevys from the 1950s and more. In addition to the car show, Stone Mountain Park is offering one (1) complimentary Adventure Pass when accompanied with a paid Adventure Pass admission. 
Sunday, June 21 from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
1000 Robert E Lee Boulevard, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Cost: Admission is free with paid parking of $15.00/vehicle. Stone Mountain members park for free. For more information visit their Website

JAZZ in Dunwoody!!!

Grammy-award-winning saxophonist, composer, and educator Mace Hibbard has performed throughout the United States and Europe. Now you can see him live as he plays saxophone at Marcus Jewish Community Center in Dunwoody
Sunday, June 14th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
MJCCA-Zaban Park at 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, Georgia 30338 
Cost: Member Adult: $10.00, Community Adult: $15.00. For more information visit their Website

5th Annual Tunes From the Tombs at the Oakland Cemetary

Boasting a locals-only lineup, Historic Oakland Cemetery’s summertime music festival Tunes From the Tombs returns for its fifth year and features local musicians performing all genres of music in and among the monuments, mausoleums, and gardens of Oakland Cemetery. Food trucks and beverages available. All proceeds from Tunes From the Tombs benefit Historic Oakland Foundation’s preservation efforts for Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta’s oldest burial ground and most tangible link to the city’s past.
Saturday, June 13th from 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Historic Oakland Foundation, 248 Oakland Ave, SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Cost: General admission: $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the gates. For more information visit their Website

Sci Fi Summer Con Science-Fiction Convention

Sci Fi Summer Con offers Atlanta fans gaming, contests, films, guests, and panels to fans of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comics.
Friday, June 12th 6:00pm to Sunday, June 14th 6:00pm
Holiday Inn North Perimeter, 4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, Georgia 30341 
Cost: $35 for the entire show, $10 per person for Friday or Sunday only, $20 per person for Saturday only. Kids 12 years old and younger are FREE! For more information visit their Website

Butterfly festival in Roswell

Flying Colors Butterfly Festival features the release of hundreds of butterflies, a butterfly encounter, butterfly crafts, face painting, a costume parade, live music, and food trucks at Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell. 
Saturday, June 6th at 11am and 1:30pm; Sunday, June 7th at 1:30 and 3:30pm
Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, GA 30075 
Cost: General: $12.00, CNC Members $8.00. For more information visit their Website

Check out the Atlanta Fringe Festival

If you're into affordable theater, the Atlanta Fringe Festival is 20 shows on 5 stages, plus preview and closing parties. 
June 4th through 7th at various times
Various locations around Atlanta. Visit their website for details.
Cost: 6-Show Pass, $40.00 ($42.39 w/service fee), Includes 1 Festival Button and a pass to see 6 performances. 
10-Show Pass, $60.00 ($63.09 w/service fee) Includes 1 Festival Button and a pass to see 10 performances. 
All Access Pass, $99.00 ($103.46 w/service fee). 
For more information visit their Website

The Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association the 6th Annual $500 DOWNTOWN ATLANTA SCAVENGER HUNT!

Scavenger Hunt participants will be provided with a backpack of informative flyers and a Passport — a guide map to help acquire and solve clues. Photographs and stamps earned with the Passport will serve as proof of each team's accomplishments. The winner is determined by the number of points earned over the 4-hour period. Points are earned by solving clues that send you to Downtown locations of interest (businesses, landmarks, etc.). Bring a digital camera or camera phone to take pictures to serve as proof.
Saturday, May 24, 2015 from 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Starts at Park Bar at 150 Walton St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
Cost: $20 PER PERSON pre-registered; late and day-of registration is $29. For more information visit their Website

Outdoor Movies on the Town in Brookhaven

Family-friendly "Movies on the Town" begin at dusk on the green space. Music and announcements begin two hours prior. Come early, grab dinner and eat on the green space.
May 28, 2015 - July 30, 2015
The Town Brookhaven, 4330 Peachtree Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30319
Cost: Free. For more information and the schedule, which will be posted by May 1, 2015 visit their Website

Decatur Arts Festival

Decatur Arts Festival has an art walk Friday evening and an artists’ market with live music Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday and Sunday, May 23 and 24, 2015, all day
Several locations around downtown Decatur, GA
Cost: Admission is free. For more information visit their Website

27th Annual Atlanta Caribbean Carnival Parade and Festival Village

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival celebrates Caribbean culture, cuisine, and costumes with a parade at noon to the festival village at Washington Park.
Saturday, May 23, 2015. Festival Village open from 10:00am till 10:00pm Parade starts at noon.
Washington Park is located at the junction of Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. and Ashby St., Atlanta, Georgia
Cost: Admission is free. For more information visit their Website

The Atlanta Jazz Festival

Where better to soak up the essence of Atlanta than by attending the Atlanta Jazz Festival. The festival features local and national jazz greats on two stages, a youth jazz-band competition, arts and crafts, food vendors, and a kids’ zone.
Friday through Sunday, May 22nd and 24th, 2015
Piedmont Park, 1342 Worchester Drive Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306
Cost: Admission is free! For more information visit their Website

Visit the Mableton Festival

Here's a chance to get out of town and have a fun family outing! The mission of Mableton Day is to bring the community together to have some fun, celebrate the end of the school year, and raise funds to help build or expand non-profit programs that enrich this South Cobb County community. The day is packed with fun things to do for the whole family! It begins with the Mableton 5K and Mableton Jr. Fun Run, and then continues with a Car Cruise-in, Entertainment, Arts and Crafts, vendor booths, food and a Kids Corner.
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - All day
At the Mable House Complex at 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton, GA.
Cost: Admission is free. For more information visit their Website

The 73rd Annual Yaarab Shrine Circus is coming to Marietta!

Families, children and adults of all ages will beam with delight as The World’s Largest Shrine Circus & Midway Carnival pull into town this spring. With more than 22 performances over 10 days, circus goers can enjoy circus acts from around the world including: high-flying trapeze acts, aerials and acrobats, show horses, elephants, bears, daredevil acts, thrilling carnival rides and, of course, world-famous Shriner clowns and more.
Saturday, May 16th through Monday, May 25th, 2015
Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road Southwest, Marietta, GA 30008
Cost: $10.00/per person. Children 10 and under free. For more information visit their Website

The Pick’n in Grant Park BBQ & Music Festival

This is a new event with BBQ, street vendors, a kids’ zone, and live music ranging from rock to bluegrass in beautiful Grant Park. There will be a BBQ competition, music, a kid's zone and a street market.
Friday and Saturday, May 8th & 9th, 2015
840 Cherokee Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30312
Cost: Admission is free. For more information visit their Website

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the La Raza Festival at Lake Lanier

The La Raza Festival is a big Cinco de Mayo event with Latin recording artists, Mexican folk dancers, mariachi music, and food vendors on the beach at Lake Lanier Islands Resort.
Sunday, May 3, 2015 all day
Lanier Islands, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway Buford, GA 30518
Cost: Admission is $20/per person. For more information visit their Website

Enjoy classical music with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents Gershwin’s An American in Paris, Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major.
Thursday through Saturday, April 30th through May 2nd, 2015
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
For ticket pricing, show times and more information visit their Website

Fun in the sun at the Sandy Springs Artsapalooza

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza features 150 arts & crafts booths, a children’s play area, food trucks, and local acoustic musicians. Sounds like a great weekend in the sun, doesn't it?!
Saturday and Sunday, April 18th and 19th, 2015 - All day
6100 Lake Forrest Dr. NE in Sandy Springs, GA
Cost: Admission is free. For more information visit their Website

Atlanta Easter Egg Hunts to be held April 19, 2015

Eggs, eggs, colorful eggs all over Atlanta! There may be charges for food, parking or other activities at some of the events listed below, but all of the egg hunts are totally free. In most cases, you should bring your own basket. Most events are age-divided and designed for children ages 2 -10. Always check with the venue/event organizer prior to attending to find out any updates related to weather.
April 19, 2015
Clayton County Egg'stravagaza: Head to International Park from 1 - 4 p.m. for an egg hunt designed for ages 5 - 10. The hunt begins at 3:50 p.m. and the event includes activities, games and more. 2300 Highway 138 SE, Jonesboro. 770-477-3766.
Decatur Community Achievement Center's Easter Egg Eggstravaganza: Visit the Decatur Community Achievement Center at 4522 Flat Shoals Pkwy., Decatur. 770-330-3872 from 2 - 4 p.m. for the 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza. There will be a free egg hunt, free vision screening, face painting, games, and prizes available.
The Kirkwood Family Find Egg Hunt: At 10 a.m. head to Bessie Branham Park for this annual egg hunt. The event includes games and activities and they are still seeking volunteers. Bessie Branham Park is at 2051 Delano Drive Northeast, Atlanta.
Marietta Easter Egg Hunt: From 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., enjoy an egg hunt by age, as well as inflatables, arts and crafts and more at Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Rd., Marietta. 770-528-8875. Food is available for purchase.
Norcross Community Easter Egg Hunt: The City of Norcross hosts the annual age-divided Easter egg hunt from 10 to 11 a.m. at Rossie Brundage Park. The hunt begins at 10 a.m. and the Easter bunny will pose for pictures for about an hour. Hunt and photos are free. 350 Autry Street, Norcross. 678-421-2000.
North East Cobb Community Egg Drop: Easter eggs will drop from the sky in this age divided egg hunt which takes place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Times are staggered by age group. There will also be free photos with the Easter Bunny. Food and entry to the Kid Zone play area cost extra and more than 20,000 are expected to attend. Sprayberry High School, 2525 Sandy Plains Rd. Marietta.
Taste of Forsyth Egg Hunt: The egg hunt and egg drop is free at this community event running from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Rd. Cumming. The egg hunts are age divided and start hourly beginning at 11:30 a.m. for the youngest group (age 3 and under).
Simon Kidgits Eighth Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Mall of Georgia: Join the age based egg hunt in the village from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Dr., Buford. 678-482-8788.

Art at the river in Norcross

"Art on the Chattahoochee" features a fine art market, food court, craft corner, and entertainment for the whole family.
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - all day
Jones Bridge Park, 4901 E Jones Bridge Rd., Norcross, Georgia 30092
Cost: Admission is free. For more information visit their Event page

The Blue Man Show is Back!

Blue Man Group is back with a new stage show that combines comedy, art, and science with visual effects and music.
Tuesday through Sunday, April 7 through 12, 2015
Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30308
Cost: Prices vary. For more information on pricing and times, visit their Website