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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Editor’s pick

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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8/7/21

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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10/2/21

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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5/28/22

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival

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

Central Park

Hot Event

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

Hot Event

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

8/17/21

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

8/24/21

Chicago Sky vs Atlanta Dream

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

Gateway Center Arena

8/28/21

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

11/20/21

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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