Family-Friendly Events

Experience family fun in Atlanta

There is no shortage of family fun in Atlanta. Outdoors or in, summer or fall, Atlanta is the place to be for family-friendly events. Take your kids out to a neighborhood festival where there is fun for mom and dad too, or venture to one of Atlanta’s top-notch attractions and discover a world of wonder. Whether you’re in town for one day or a week, your family can experience non-stop excitement with these family-friendly events in Atlanta.

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7/27/21 – 9/6/21

Illuminarium Atlanta

Illuminarium Atlanta allows guests to feel as if they have been transported to Africa surrounded…

Common Ground

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7/27/21 – 9/6/21

“Turtle Odyssey” at Fernbank Museum

Follow Bunji, an Australian green sea turtle, and her incredible journey across the open ocean…

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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8/6/21 – 8/8/21

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

An Atlanta staple for 85 years, there is something for everyone at the Atlanta Dogwood…

Piedmont Park

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5K Stroller Roll

The 5K Stroller Roll is a race for runners and walkers wishing to participate while…

Grant Park

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8/18/21 – 9/26/21

Mother Goose

Clap and Sing Along to Stories From Rhymeville Adapted by Amy Sweeney Mother Goose is…

Center For Puppetry Arts

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9/5/21 – 9/6/21

Atlanta Jazz Festival

The 2021 Atlanta Jazz Festival, one of the country’s largest and free jazz festivals, will…

Piedmont Park

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Every day for 13 weeks until 10/31/2021

Pumpkin Festival

Stone Mountain Park’s annual Pumpkin Festival has become a family favorite with kids and parents…

Stone Mountain Park

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AJC Decatur Book Festival

After 15 years of hosting literary events over Labor Day Weekend, the AJC Decatur Book…

Downtown Decatur

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Daily until 10/10/2021

Atlanta Pride Festival

The Atlanta Pride Celebration is the largest gatherings of LGBTQ+ people and our allies in…

Piedmont Park

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11/13/21 – 1/2/22

Stone Mountain Christmas

Each day of Stone Mountain Christmas, you can enjoy park attractions including Summit Skyride, Scenic…

Stone Mountain Park

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Daily until 01/07/2022

Winter Wonderland at Fernbank

Enjoy a season of celebrations during Fernbank’s annual Winter Wonderland: Celebrations & Traditions Around the…

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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11/22/21 – 1/16/22

Chinese Lantern Festival

The Chinese Lantern Festival produced by Hanart Culture will introduce visitors to a nighttime wonderland…

Zoo Atlanta

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Atlanta Caribbean Carnival

The Atlanta Caribbean Carnival celebrates the Caribbean this May, promoting a broader understanding and deeper…

Central Park

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9/9/21 – 9/12/21

Yellow Daisy Festival

Voted one of the top arts & crafts shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist…

Stone Mountain Park

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9/25/21 – 9/26/21

Virginia-Highland Summerfest

Best festival in Atlanta. The 37th annual Virginia-Highland Summerfest brings over 250 fine artists, live…

Virginia-Highland Summerfest

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10/16/21 – 10/17/21

Stone Mountain Highland Games

Since 1972, the picturesque grounds of the Stone Mountain Park meadow, a short drive northeast…

Stone Mountain Park


Discovery Days: Discover Africa

Join us as we celebrate puppetry traditions in other cultures through this intimate, in-person, interactive…

Center For Puppetry Arts

8/20/21 – 8/22/21

Southern-Fried Gaming Expo 2021

The Southern-Fried Gaming Expo (SFGE) is a homegrown, family-friendly convention focused entirely on gaming. The…

Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Convention Center

8/21/21 – 8/22/21

Etowah Wildlife Expo 2021

The weekend is hosted by The Mill on Etowah in partnership with the Georgia Wildlife…

The Canton Mill on Etowah


Chicago Sky vs Atlanta Dream

The Atlanta Dream takes on the Chicago Sky on their all-new Gateway Center Arena home…

Gateway Center Arena


Goethe Geburtstag Picknick

On the 272nd birthday of our namesake, we’re celebrating 45 years of Goethe in Atlanta….

Grant Park

9/18/21 – 9/19/21

Marietta Streetfest

The Annual Marietta Streetfest has drawn shoppers and visitors to the Marietta Square for over…

Glover Park on the Historic Marietta Square


Winter Scout Day 2021

Enjoy $5 off general admission and give back to Zoo Atlanta’s animals with this enrichment…

Zoo Atlanta

11/30/21 – 12/4/21

Georgia Festival of Trees

Georgia Festival of Trees is a community event that seeks to unite residents of Atlanta…

Georgia World Congress Center

Multiple dates until 09/14/2021

Tot Spot at Atlantic Station

The second Tuesday of each month through September, bring your preschool-aged tot for playtime in…

Atlantic Station

Multiple dates until 11/06/2021

School & Group NightCrawler

Spend the night at Zoo Atlanta and embark on a nocturnal adventure you won’t soon…

Zoo Atlanta

Multiple days until 09/05/2021

Giant Panda Wild Encounter at Zoo Atlanta

Meet and feed one of Zoo Atlanta’s world-famous black-and-white bears during an exclusive behind-the-scenes encounter!…

Zoo Atlanta

Multiple dates until 08/07/2021

Atlanta Hustle Games

This summer come out and enjoy an Atlanta Hustle home game. They are filled with…

St. Pius X High School

7/27/21 – 9/6/21

Nature’s Ninjas

Did you know that chameleons do not change color for camouflage? Or, that some octopus…

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

7/27/21 – 8/1/21

The Ugly Ducking

The Journey to Find Your True Self Adapted by Michael Haverty Based on the beloved…

Center For Puppetry Arts

7/27/21 – 8/1/21

The Ugly Duckling

Adapted by Michael Haverty Based on the beloved classic by Hans Christian Andersen A young…

Center For Puppetry Arts

Multiple dates until 08/26/2021

Screen on the Green

Jump start your weekend and enjoy a family-friendly film under the stars at Atlantic Station’s…

Atlantic Station

Multiple dates until 12/08/2021

Fall HomeSchool Academy

Join Zoo Atlanta for a morning of learning and discovery designed specifically for homeschool students! …

Zoo Atlanta

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