25+ Not-to-Miss May Events
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.
Twilight Trek at Zoo Atlanta
Tour the Zoo at dusk, use night-vision technology, search for animals that you wouldn’t normally see during the daylight, and enjoy special activities. May 26.
Jurassic World: The Exhibition at Pullman Yards
Enter the world of the beloved movie franchise, where you’ll discover science, come face-to-face with ferocious raptors, get an up-close look at the Tyrannosaurus rex and more. May 26-July 31.
Alpharetta Arts Streetfest at The Grove
Stroll through this outdoor art gallery meeting artists and shopping their creations. May 27-28.
Peter and the Starcatcher at Stage Door Theatre
Follow the adventures of a young orphan named Peter who teams up with Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training, to defeat the fearsome pirate, Black Stache. Through May 28.
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. Through May 29.
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.
Art of the Brick Immersive Experience at Exhibition Hub Atlanta Art Center
This iconic LEGO art exhibit features more than 70 works of art made from more than a million bricks, and watch the artwork come alive with moving installations and 360-degree projections. Through June 30.
Shaun the Sheep: Flock This Way! at Children’s Museum of Atlanta
Based on the popular film and television characters, explore the antics of Shaun the Sheep and his pals with problem-solving components and fun activities. Through Sept. 4.
Immersive Disney Animation at Armour Yards
Enter the worlds of beloved Disney characters with this immersive experience featuring the music and artistry from a variety of animated films. Through Sept. 30.
Illumine at Oakland Cemetery
Explore innovative lighting displays, art installations and live music to shine a light on Oakland’s magnificent arboretum to celebrate trees. April 27-May 7.
Mary Poppins The Ballet at Gas South Theater
From the Buford School of Ballet, watch Mary Poppins and the Banks children travel down Cherry Tree Lane and meet fascinating characters. May 5-7.
Mago Junior Show at Aurora Theatre
Venezuelan artist Mago Junior Ascanio combines the arts of magic, clown, mime, juggling, music and more to create a hilarious show. May 6.
Acworth-Cobb Dragon Boat Festival at Dallas Landing Park
Watch local cities, companies and individuals compete in Dragon Boat races. May 6.
Backyard Campout at Swift-Cantrell Park
Camp under the night sky, play backyard games, explore discovery stations, eat s’mores and more. May 6.
The Nature of Color at Fernbank Museum of Natural History
This exhibit explores the science of color with hands-on activities showing how colors make us feel, how they’re perceived across cultures and more. Through May 7.
Coppelia at Blessed Trinity High School
Metropolitan Ballet Theatre present the story of Swanhilda who pretends to be a doll to regain the affection of her sweetheart in this comedic ballet. May 12-14.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert at Atlanta Symphony Hall
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents a screening of the film complete with the musical score performed live. May 13-14.
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 13-14.
UPS Second Sunday at High Museum of Art
Special family-friendly programming includes art marking, performances and access to the permanent and special exhibits. May 14.
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 18.
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. May 19-21.
Frozen…The Ballet at Gas South Theater
Presented by Northeast Atlanta Ballet, watch the story of the cold-hearted Snow Queen. May 19 and 21.
North Georgia Live Steamers at Georgia International Horse Park
Enjoy a miniature train ride on a smaller version of a real steam train. May 20.
Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade at Westside Trail
This festive evening of creativity, community and magic features hundreds of lanterns. May 20.
Pop-in for Family Fun at Marietta History Center
Enjoy family fun activities themed around trains. May 20.
Bluey’s Big Play The Stage Show! at Fox Theatre
Join Bluey and Bingo as they pull out all of the games and cleverness at their disposal for a theatrical adaptation of the kid’s TV series. May 20-21.
Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Join the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a symphonic concert featuring iconic film scores from John Williams, who created music for “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter,” “Jurassic Park” and more. May 21.
Charlotte’s Web at Center for Puppetry Arts
Watch this puppet adaptation of E.B. White’s timeless story where a friendly spider works to save her friend, Wilbur the pig. Through May 21.