30+ Not-to-Miss April Events
We have you covered with the best family-friendly shows, exhibits and special events this month. Also, check out our guides to spring festivals and Easter events.
Illumine at Oakland Cemetery
This after-dark arts experience showcases innovatively lit headstones, mausolea, flowers, trees and buildings and includes live music, cocktails and a pop-up shop. April 27-May 7.
Earth Month at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Celebrate the importance of nature and the Earth by making seed paper, growing your own garden, exploring composting and recycling and more. Through April 27.
The Seedling at Smith-Gilbert Gardens
Celebrate Earth Day with an interactive, immersive outdoor theatrical experience for ages 0-8. April 28-29.
Atlanta Dance Company Presents Twelve Dancing Princesses at Red Clay Music Foundry
Based on the tale from the Brothers Grimm, view the story of the twelve dancing princesses through ballet, cancan, polka, waltz and Irish dancing. April 28-30.
Digger’s Dino Show at Aurora Theatre
From The Story Ship, paleontologist Diggery is showing his dinosaur fossils to a live audience when he discovers a top secret box for an interactive science adventure. April 29.
North Georgia Live Steamers at Georgia International Horse Park
Go on a mini train ride. April 29.
All About Kids Expo at Gwinnett County Fairgrounds Exhibition Center
Enjoy fun for the whole family with activities for kids, a kids’ talent show, health and wellness screenings, face painting and more. April 29.
National Astronomy Day at Tellus Science Museum
View the sun using a solar telescope, explore astronomy-themed activities, watch “Wall-E,” go on an outdoor star walk and more. April 29.
Toddler Takeover at Alliance Theatre
This special experience for children ages birth to 5 features performances, art-making activities, music, a parade led by a “Sesame Street” character and more. April 29-30.
Hansel & Gretel at Sylvia Beard Theatre
Suwanee Ballet will perform an original story ballet of the tale of Hansel & Gretel. April 29-30.
Unleash Your Superhero at Roswell Cultural Arts Center
Enjoy an afternoon of a cappella harmonies and vibrant song and dance from performers around Atlanta. April 30.
Skate the City at Midland Greenway
Bring your skateboards, roller skates, bikes, scooters and strollers for a rolling good time with giveaways, music, food, yard games and more. April 30.
The Lizard & El Sol at Alliance Theatre
For ages 0-5, this interactive adventure is based on a Mexican folktale about when the sun disappeared from the sky. Through April 30.
Charlotte’s Web at Center for Puppetry Arts
Charlotte the spider uses her wits, words and webs to save her friend Wilbur the pig. Through May 21.
Family Backyard Campout at Dunwoody Nature Center
Bring your own picnic dinner and s’mores to roast in a campfire, go on a night hike, or explore on your own with a self-guided night hike activity guide. April 1-2.
Penguin in My Pocket at Center for Puppetry Arts
A scientist penguin crash lands in the jungle when her experimental jetpack fails, and she must work through challenges to find her way home. Through April 2.
Spring Break Magic Show at Aurora Theatre
Magician Arthur Atsma captivates with a sleight of hand magic show. April 5.
Blippi: The Wonderful World Tour at Atlanta Symphony Hall
Indulge curiosity as you dance, sing and learn with Blippi and special guest Meekah to discover what makes cities special with a musical party. April 7.
UPS Second Sunday at High Museum of Art
Special family-friendly programming includes a local Atlanta DJ, art making, access to special exhibitions and more. April 9.
Orchid Daze at Atlanta Botanical Garden
View thousands of beautiful, fragrant orchids and murals by local artists to celebrate winter’s favorite plant. Through April 9.
The Atlanta Fair at Old Turner Field – Grey Lot
Kick off spring with classic carnival games, mouth-watering fair food, thrill rides and more. Through April 9.
Treasure Island at Dunwoody Cultural Arts Center
This thrilling musical is about pirates, treasure maps and mutiny on the seas for a swashbuckling adventure. April 14-16.
2023 Lantern Parade: Take It to the River at Morgan Falls Overlook Park
Travel along the Chattahoochee River to see water lantern puppets come to life. April 15.
The Princess and the Pea, Y’all at Aurora Theatre
Presented by That Puppet Guy, the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale gets a Southern-fried makeover. April 15.
Supercross at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Watch athletes compete as they race along the track. April 15.
Pop-in for Family Fun at Marietta History Center
Enjoy family fun activities themed around music. April 15.
The Boy Who Kissed the Sky at Alliance Theatre
This musical is inspired by the early life and influences of musical icon Jimi Hendrix. Through April 15.
Speeder Days at Southeastern Railway Museum
Ride the amazing pieces of history that used to be the way people traveled across North America, and explore train history in the museum. April 15-16.
We Belong Here at Gas South Theater
Presented by Atlanta Chinese Dance Company, this performance showcases a collection of folk, classical and contemporary Chinese dances. April 15-16.
Alive in Roswell at Roswell
Revel in the spirit of Roswell with music, food trucks, vendors, boutique shopping and more. April 20.
Disney on Ice Presents Find Your Hero at Gas South Arena
Discover the hero inside you with characters from “Moana,” “Tangled,” “The Little Mermaid” and more. April 20-23.
The Music Man JR. at Roswell Cultural Arts Center
Presented by Roswell Youth Theatre, this adaptation of the Broadway musical shows a fast-talking salesman falling in love with a town librarian. April 21-22.
Atlanta International Night Market – Glow in the Park at Suwanee Town Center
This two-day celebration showcases community, culture and creativity with a lantern parade, performances and food from Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and more. April 21-22.
MotoAmerica at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
Watch this thrilling 190 mph superbike road race for the best racing in six classes, and enjoy the Kids Zone, carnival games and stunt and bike shows. April 21-23.
Atlanta Green Market Fair at Ponce City Market
Celebrate Earth Day with Atlanta’s most sustainable brands. April 22.
Kids Day at CHaRM
Participate in interactive and educational activities for kids to learn about recycling and reusing items and to celebrate Earth Day. April 22.
Earth Day at Atlanta Botanical Garden
Take part in engaging family activities to celebrate Earth Day, and view a special performance of “The Lizard & El Sol.” April 22.
Monster Jam at Atlanta Motor Speedway
This action-packed motorsport shows athletes compete in speed and skill with 12,000-pound monster trucks. April 22-23.