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.
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.
Watch Blippi come alive with innovative teaching lessons, singing and dancing. May 26.
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.
Stroll through this outdoor art gallery meeting artists and shopping their creations. May 28-29.
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.
Travel back in time to enjoy Renaissance fare and entertainment with jousting, jugglers, jesters, an artisan market and more. Through May 30.
Examine the connection between STEM and nature with tech and tinker stations, learn about recycling, consumer science, and more. Through May 31.
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.
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.
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.
Bring the family for a dance with DJ Jake, games, giveaways and restaurant fare. May 6.
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.
Meet robots and cyborg friends for a day of automatic, systematic, hydromatic fun. May 7.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy art-making activities, performances and permanent and special exhibitions. May 8.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Camp under the night sky, play games, interact with discovery stations, make s’mores and more. May 14-15.
Explore gardening and the outdoors with an expert beekeeper, tours of the pollinator garden, crafts, activities, games, face painting and more. May 15.
This monthly event features music, food trucks, interactive vendors, kids’ games and more for exploring the town. May 19.
The Northeast Atlanta Ballet embarks on a sea adventure with the tale of the Little Mermaid. May 20 and 22.
Watch local cities, companies and individuals compete in dragon boat races. May 21.
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.
Enjoy family fun activities themed around Military Appreciation. May 21.