Free Things to Do on Your Birthday in Atlanta
Published August 16, 2022
Last Updated February 7, 2023
Happy Birthday to ya. Get ready to reap the rewards of turning another year older with this list of free things to do on your birthday around Atlanta. Things to do range from free museum admission to coffee, cakes, doughnuts and more. Who doesn’t love birthday perks?
Free Admission at Atlanta Attractions on your Birthday
While not all of these are birthday specific, with a little planning you can score a free visit to these Atlanta attractions to celebrate the day you graced the world.
Atlanta History Center
Atlanta History Center is always free for children and is also free any day for military personnel with ID. Kids will love roaming the expansive grounds at Atlanta History Center, stopping at the kids’ areas and exploring historic buildings or participating in a scavenger hunt around the grounds. For a birthday date, stroll through the gardens and grab a bite at the Swan Coach House.
Georgia Aquarium offers free admission to Georgia residents on their birthday. Visit the website for details and to reserve your tickets ahead of time.
High Museum of Art
Celebrate your birthday during Second Sundays at the High. High Museum of Art offers free admission for all, the Second Sunday of each month. Kids younger than 6 are free every day. Discover new exhibits, participate in fun programming and have a great time doing it.
Though not technically designed for your birthday, you can receive three free General Admission passes to Zoo Atlanta through the Library Pass Program. Visit your local Georgia public library with a valid library card and check one out.
Eat Free at these Atlanta Restaurants
For years the Italian restaurants Povino’s and Scalini’s have been offering a free entree on your birthday, with valid I.D.. Each meal (valued up to $17.50) includes a pasta specialty dinner, salad, garlic rolls and dessert. Mangia!
Sign up for the Fogo eClub for news, events and promos at Fogo de Chao. The folks there will celebrate your birthday with coupons ($25 off in year’s passed) and have even been known to celebrate half birthdays. There are locations in Atlanta and Dunwoody.
Shopping Discounts for your Birthday
Is your birthday wish to shop till you drop? These retail stores offer some birthday treats and discounts for customers (usually with rewards club membership), so go buy the gifts you really want. Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza in the Buckhead neighborhood offer luxury destination shopping. Buckhead Village is a newer shopping district featuring top fashion houses, emerging artisans and top restaurants in a quaint yet modern area. Join these retail clubs prior to your birthday to enjoy the perks:
- Join Anthro*Perks for 15% off your birthday purchase at Anthropologie.
- Aveda, Bare Minerals, Sephora and ULTA offer a birthday gift for beauty brand rewards members.
- White House Black Market and World Market offer birthday perks as well as The Children’s Place and Pottery Barn Kids.
Treat yourself to Birthday Treats in Atlanta and Beyond
Many eateries and restaurants have free birthday deals if you sign up for rewards or e-clubs. Here are just a few with birthday clubs or perks available when you sign up.
- Crumbl Cookie gives you a free cookie for your birthday, available for about a month after.
- Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts give you a free coffee drink for your birthday.
- Get a free Bundlet from Nothing Bundt Cakes on your birthday.
- Receive a birthday reward from Chick-fil-A, valid for 30 days.
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