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We have you covered with the best family-friendly shows, exhibits and special events this month. Don’t miss our list of Mother’s Day events and brunches. Also check out our Guide to Spring and Summer Festivals and events for celebrating Memorial Day.

Yaarab Shrine Circus & Fair at Jim R. Miller Park

The 80th annual circus and fair features an athletic freestyle entertainment show with pyrotechnics, music and lighting from Johnny Rockett’s Cycle Circus Live, a comedy show with Lew-E, Yaarab Shrine Clowns and more. Through May 30.

Blippi The Musical at Cobb Energy Centre

Watch Blippi come alive with innovative teaching lessons, singing and dancing. May 26.

Twilight Trek at Zoo Atlanta

Take a tour of the Zoo after-hours to learn how species are reintroduced to the wild and how you can become a conservation hero. May 27.

Alpharetta Arts Streetfest at The Grove

Stroll through this outdoor art gallery meeting artists and shopping their creations. May 28-29.

Pete the Cat at Center for Puppetry Arts

This puppet show for ages 4-12 follows the cool cat Pete and his friends and is based on the award-winning book series. Through May 29.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival in Fairburn

Travel back in time to enjoy Renaissance fare and entertainment with jousting, jugglers, jesters, an artisan market and more. Through May 30.

EcoTinker Science Stations at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Examine the connection between STEM and nature with tech and tinker stations, learn about recycling, consumer science, and more. Through May 31.

UniverSoul Circus at Old Turner Field – Grey Lot

This delightful circus features daredevil acts with the Wheel of Death, Daredevil Motorcycles and Aerial Ballerinas, comedy with the hilarious ringmaster and clowns, dazzling performers from around the world and more. Through June 5.

Sean Kenney’s Nature POP! at Zoo Atlanta

This creative exhibit features more than 40 nature sculptures crafted with LEGO pieces in colorful and imaginative ways and is built from more than 800,000 LEGOs. Through Aug. 8.

Origami in the Garden at Atlanta Botanical Garden

This exhibit features 18 installations of metal sculptures inspired by the art of folding paper with birds, butterflies, deer, boats and more. Through Oct. 16.

Past events:

Family Dance Party at Halcyon

Bring the family for a dance with DJ Jake, games, giveaways and restaurant fare. May 6.

Beauty and the Beast at Gas South Theater

Presented by The Ballet with Buford School of Ballet and Georgia Christian Dance Theatre, watch the story of beauty and the cursed beast in this ballet. May 6-8.

Robots Day at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Meet robots and cyborg friends for a day of automatic, systematic, hydromatic fun. May 7.

National Astronomy Day at Tellus Science Museum

View the Sun with the solar telescope, enjoy astronomy-themed activities, watch the new summer shows, and take a tour of the night sky. May 7.

Circus FantaSea at Aurora Theatre

This aquatic adventure features puppets made from recycled and repurposed plastic bottles as  Octavius the tap-dancing Octopus, Cecilia the unicycling seahorse and Stella the starfish perform for the circus. May 7.

Sweet Auburn Springfest at Historic Sweet Auburn District

Celebrate the history, heritage and achievements of Atlanta’s African Americans with music, an international food court, prizes, a kid’s area and more. May 7-8.

Second Sunday at High Museum of Art

Enjoy art-making activities, performances and permanent and special exhibitions. May 8.

Marietta Greek Festival at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church

Enjoy Greek heritage with Greek dancing featuring music from The George Karras Band, menu items, drinks and more. Enjoy free admission on Friday from 4-5:30 p.m. May 13-15.

Rhythm in Motion at Aurora Theatre

Experience the sounds of Sunu, ceremonial music played by the Malinke people of Guinea and Mali during traditional festivals with dance, drums, fashion, songs, crafts and more. May 14.

Good Neighbor Day Airshow and Open House at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport

This show focuses on the 80th anniversary of the Naval Air Station and its history, featuring antique airplanes, military aircraft and more, along with the airshow. May 14.

The Lost Queen at Gas South Theater

Presented by ALL STARS Performing Arts, this take on “The 12 Dancing Princesses” has the princesses return to the Fairy’s Realm to save their mother. May 14.

Big Bounce & Slide Festival at Cumming Fairgrounds

Jump into a good time with bounce houses, obstacle courses, slides, mechanical rides, games, a giant foam pit and more than 25 water slides. May 14-15.

Backyard Campout at Swift-Cantrell Park

Camp under the night sky, play games, interact with discovery stations, make s’mores and more. May 14-15.

Spring Family Fun Day at Marietta Educational Garden Center

Explore gardening and the outdoors with an expert beekeeper, tours of the pollinator garden, crafts, activities, games, face painting and more. May 15.

Alive in Roswell at Historic Roswell Town Square

This monthly event features music, food trucks, interactive vendors, kids’ games and more for exploring the town. May 19.

Little Mermaid at Gas South Theater

The Northeast Atlanta Ballet embarks on a sea adventure with the tale of the Little Mermaid. May 20 and 22.

Acworth-Cobb Dragon Boat Festival at Dallas Landing Park

Watch local cities, companies and individuals compete in dragon boat races. May 21.

Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade at Atlanta BeltLine

Make a lighted lantern and see the creativity, community and light of Atlanta with this glowing parade estimated to include 70,000 participants. May 21.

Pop-in for Family Fun at Marietta History Center

Enjoy family fun activities themed around Military Appreciation. May 21.

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