ATL Year of the Youth

 Mayor Andre Dickens launched the ATL Year of the Youth to ensure Atlanta is the best place to raise a child. Through the initiative, Atlanta’s children, youth and young adults have access to the high-quality cultural and learning experiences available across the City. Check out The ATL Year of the Youth activities and events below to participate.  The ATL Year of the Youth and partner programming are designed for children, youth and young adults. All are welcome to enjoy!

Youth Development and Education

This Memorial Day weekend head over to the Atlanta Jazz Festival and enjoy some of the greatest jazz performers in Piedmont Park! As one of the country’s largest free jazz festivals, take part in a holiday weekend like no other with talented artists and vendors, music, food, drinks, and more!

Photo courtesy of City of Atlanta

Mayor Dickens and the City of Atlanta invites you to attend the 2023 Midnight Basketball League. Every Monday & Wednesday come out to C.T. Martin Natatorium & Recreation Center to learn about community resources, music, free food, free haircuts and more!

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Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

SAVE THE DATE! Sat. July 22 – The 13th Annual Atlanta Ice Cream Festival is…

Piedmont Park

6/10/23 – 11/11/23

WAWA’s Service Saturday 2023

Free opportunity for youth ages 10 and older to participate in meaningful activities encouraging conservation,…

Outdoor Activity Center

6/12/23 – 7/9/23

Summer Arts Employment Program at ARTSCool

Ages 14-18: Registration deadline May 26, 2023 for apprenticeships encompassing Dance, Digital Photography, Mural Development…

Atlanta, GA

6/24/23 – 6/25/23

Great American Campout 2023

Join us for the 13th Annual Great American Campout. Come get camping 101 tips and…

Outdoor Activity Center


Walk with a Doc

With an aim to make health and happiness accessible to everyone, Walk with a Doc…

West End Trail


Look Up Atlanta

America’s largest metropolitan fireworks show, Look Up Atlanta, returns to Centennial Olympic Park on Saturday,…

Centennial Olympic Park

7/5/23 – 7/7/23

EnviroVentures Summer Camp

EnviroVentures Summer Camp for campers ages 5-10 AND our exciting Counselor in Training Program for…

Piedmont Park

8/3/23 – 8/6/23

Atlanta Underground Film Festival

The 2023 Annual Atlanta Underground Film Festival will be held indoors and outdoors at RoleCall…

RoleCall Theater

8/26/23 – 8/27/23

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival

A thriving two-day, in-town festival in historic Grant Park, organized by and benefiting the Grant…

Grant Park

9/30/23 – 10/1/23

Sweet Auburn Music Festival

Featuring music across all genres, food and family fun, the Sweet Auburn Music Festival is…

Sweet Auburn Barbecue

Multiple dates until 08/20/2023

Piedmont Park Summer Arts Festival

The Piedmont Park Summer Arts Festival is a 2-day outdoor event with an emphasis on…

Piedmont Park

Multiple days until 06/14/2023

Midnight Basketball League 2023

Join the city of Atlanta every Monday & Wednesday for the Midnight Basketball League! Enjoy…

C.T. Natatorium and Recreation Center

6/9/23 – 6/15/23

Conservation Careers 2023

Ongoing Conservation program. Conservation careers presentation where we will highlight a number of different career…


6/9/23 – 8/31/23

Cub Scout and Girl Scout Programs

Scouts will discover the wonders of nature right in the heart of Atlanta! Our hands-on…

Piedmont Park

6/9/23 – 7/28/23

Junior TreeKeeper Camp

Junior TreeKeeper Camps (Grades 1-6) and volunteer as a Junior Intern (Grades 7-12) – Hands…

Trees Atlanta Kendeda Tree House

Multiple dates until 11/18/2023

2023 Bike Club Weekend

Piedmont Park Conservancy’s Bike Club will be an hour and a half long weekend program…

Community Center


Princess Brunch

Calling all Princesses, Princes and their Royal Families! Join us for Brunch and meet your…

New Realm Brewing


Under The Sea With Ariel

Tot Spot is back with lots of free and fun activities for our littlest friends….

Atlantic Station

6/16/23 – 6/25/23

CoComelon Party Time

A play-based party experience where kids can dance, sing, play & explore the world of…

Atlanta, GA


Family Food Fest Atlanta

Atlanta Culinary Charities Presents Family Food Fest Atlanta on Father’s Day, Sunday June 18 from…

Georgia Freight Depot

6/19/23 – 6/23/23

History Summer Camp

Just Mything Around Hydras, centaurs, and dragons, oh my!  Join us as we hunt down myths…

Atlanta History Center



The National Center for Civil and Human Rights presents, Kidspiration a fun and interactive summer…

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

6/9/23 – 8/27/23

Flora, Fauna & Flight

Discover how plants and animals defy gravity through flight in this artistic outdoor exhibit along…

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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