Memorial Day Weekend Events in Atlanta

Summer fun is just around the corner! Try these festivals and other special events during your three-day weekend. Also check out our list of 250 Fun Things To Do in Atlanta With Kids for more ideas.

Georgia Renaissance Festival

Artist demonstrations, juggling, fire show, jousting, a hypnotist, parrot show, acrobatics and more. Games, rides and festival foods. Here is our guide to the festival with kids. Through June 3.

The Yaarab Shrine Circus & Fair at Jim R. Miller Park

Watch high-flying trapeze acts, aerials and acrobats or hop on carnival rides and play midway games. May 19-28.

Winnie-the-Pooh and Friends (Cancelled Because of Inclement Weather)

The Alliance Theatre will preview scenes from its upcoming productions “Winnie-the-Pooh” and “Wizard of Oz.” Free performance in the Historic Fourth Ward Park Amphitheater. May 26.

Summer Bash at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Beach ball and boogie board bonanza relay, limbo luau game, build a sandcastle, make popsicle art and more. May 26.

Sing Along the Road Again at Center for Puppetry Arts

Go on a musical road trip with John Paul George and his singing dog, Ringo. May 29-June 10.

Atlanta Jazz Festival at Piedmont Park

A weekend of jazz performances, children’s activity area, face painting, children’s concerts and games. May 26-27.

Decatur Arts Festival in Downtown Decatur

Artist market, musical performances, dance and literary arts, Children’s Art Festival on Saturday with jugglers, a gaming truck and more. May 26-27.

Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival at Historic Fourth Ward Park

Arts and crafts, children’s area, local food and live music on the lawn. May 26-27.

Alpharetta Arts Streetfest in Historic Downtown Alpharetta

Artist market, children’s arts and crafts area, live music and more. May 26-28.

Memorial Day River Canoe Trip at Chattahoochee Nature Center 

Take advantage of the day off with a trip down the river. Join a naturalist for a morning paddle and be back in time for cookouts. May 28.

Stone Mountain Memorial Day Weekend

Musical performances, laser show, fireworks and daily attractions: SkyHike, Geyser Towers and Ride the Ducks are open daily. Head to Dinosaur Explore and meet dinosaurs or visit the Dinotorium for super slides, trampoline floors, climbing structures and interactive games. May 25-28.

Callaway Gardens Memorial Day Weekend

Watch the Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament full of skiing and wakeboarding tricks then enjoy live music, a children’s area, a movie on the beach, fireworks shows and more. May 25-27.

Roswell Remembers

Ceremony to honor military members with live music, a picnic and more at Roswell City Hall.  May 28.

Take an Easy Hike 

Step outside and experience nature –there are so many beautiful places for easy hikes near Atlanta. Try these next time you’re looking for free and cheap fun with the kids.

Visit Playgrounds and Parks 

Our top playgrounds in Atlanta include everything from generational swings for both parent and child and large shaded areas to cushioned rubber matting and sculpture-like playspaces. We rounded up the top playgrounds and play places around metro Atlanta for every type of play.

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