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Hairspray at The Legacy Theatre

In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen wins the “The Corny Collins Show” and becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Select days through Aug. 5.

Circo Vazquez at Plaza Fiesta 

See circus clowns, trapeze artists, dancers, motorcyclists and more in this Hispanic circus. Select dates through Aug. 6.

FOOD: Our Global Kitchen at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Take a journey around the world and through time to explore food’s history and the role it plays among cultures. Stroll through an ancient market, cook a virtual meal and more. Through Aug. 19.

Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival at the Fox Theatre

See “Trolls,” Saturday AM Cartoons and sing-a-long versions of “Moana” and ”Grease.” Select dates through Aug. 25.

 Peter Pan at Serenbe Playhouse

Fly to Neverland with Peter Pan. After defeating Captain Hook and taking over his ship, join Peter deep in the forests of Neverland where he lives with his band of Lost Boys. Through Aug. 26.

Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic at High Museum of Art

This exhibition, organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, explores the history and legacy of Pooh through original sketches, photographs, memorabilia and letters. The display also includes interactive elements that bring Shepard’s illustrations to life. Through Sept. 2.

Disney’s Newsies at Aurora Theatre

Inspired by the Newsboy Strike of 1899, this high-energy musical is set to soar with rousing dance numbers and non-stop thrills. Through Sept. 2.

The Amazing Castle at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Children can don costumes to role-play, pick vegetables or visit the tower to wake the sleeping dragon. Through Sept. 9.

TreeMendous Play Houses at Smith-Gilbert Gardens

Features a series of creative, interactive, outdoor play structures, designed and built by area students and professionals. Through Sept. 29.

Brer Rabbit’s Scavenger Hunt at The Wren’s Nest

Download the app Zappar, find carrots and scan them using the camera, then kidfriendly information about Brer Rabbit and more will appear. Saturday and Sundays through September.

Sonic Playground: Yuri Suzuki at High Museum of Art Sifly Plaza

Get hands-on with colorful sculptures that modify and transmit sound in unusual and playful ways. Through Oct. 7.

Imaginary Worlds at Atlanta Botanical Garden and Gainesville Garden

Larger-than-life, topiary-like whimsical plant sculptures come back to the Garden including a giant frog, camel, dragon and more. Through Oct. 28.

Atlanta Falcons Training Camp at the Flowery Branch training facility

Watch the Falcons practice before the season. Gates open one hour before practice is scheduled to begin. July 27-28 and 30. Aug. 1-4.

Parliament of Owls: A Midtown Lantern Parade

Parliament of Owls is an owl-themed lantern parade from the creators of the BeltLine Lantern Parade. Make a black and white owl lantern (printable on the website) and join the caravan around Midtown. Begins at Promenade II Building. Aug. 3.

Trains, Trucks & Tractors at Southeastern Railway Museum

Explore different types of vehicles, antique tractors and trains. Go for a handcar ride or hayride. Aug. 3-5.

Americover at Southeastern Stamp Expo at The Hilton Atlanta Northeast

Stamp enthusiasts, activities and free stamps for young stamp collectors. Aug. 3-5.

Old Soldiers Day Parade in Downtown Alpharetta

Celebrate history and honor veterans while enjoying bands, floats, live entertainment and free hot dogs and drinks. Parade beings at the corner of Roswell and Old Roswell Street, and ends at American Legion Post 201 on Wills Road for refreshments. Aug. 4.

FOOD-ology Days at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Discover how people grow, cook and eat their food around the world. Food samples, demonstrations and more. Aug. 4.

Cool Dads Rock Soap Box Derby at Historic Fourth Ward Park

Registration is full, but watch homemade cars race downhill for prizes. Enjoy music, food trucks and activities. Aug. 4.

Thursday Thunder Legends Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway

High-speed racing, family activities, contests and giveaways. Aug. 4.

Smyrna Birthday Celebration at Village Green

Music, festival foods, a giant birthday cake, fireworks and a children’s entertainment area. Aug. 4.

National Friendship Day Celebration at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Teamwork games, friendship bracelets and more. Aug. 4-5.

Summer Adventures Day at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Water Day has been revamped with even more fun this year. Canoeing, outdoor adventures area with geocaching and knot tying. Water area with water games, conservation activities and science stations. Aug. 5.

Dive Into Shabbat – Pool Party at MJCCA

Celebrate Shabbat with family and friends at the Outdoor Pool and Splash Pad. Bring your own picnic or potluck to share with friends. Open to the community. Aug. 10.

Butterfly Festival at Dunwoody Nature Center

Three butterfly tents filled with hundreds of butterflies to discover. In addition to the tents, games, crafts, animal encounters and discovery stations will be set up throughout the park. Aug. 11.

Night at the Museum at Tellus Science Museum

Kids can dress as their favorite character from fiction or history and meet characters like Albert Einstein and Alexander Graham Bell as well as fictional characters like Black Panther and Thor. Advance tickets encouraged. Aug. 11.

Program Palooza at Ben Robertson Community Center

Kennesaw Parks & Recreation’s decade-themed open house party with activities including a tie dye craft and more. Aug. 11.

World Elephant Day at Zoo Atlanta

Find out about the challenges elephants face in the wild, and learn more about how you can help put an end to poaching and the ivory trade. August 11.

Family Canoe Day at Chattahoochee Nature Center

An introduction to canoeing for first-time paddlers, families with young kids, or adults. Paddling techniques and races and games. Aug. 11 and 25.

Second Sunday at High Museum of Art

Free admission to the Museum the second Sunday of each month, and family programs from 1-4 p.m. include art making, storytimes and more. August’s theme is “Tales and Tails.” Aug. 12.

Family Free Day at Museum of Design Atlanta

Craft yarn bombs, a form of street art made of crocheted yarn. Learn to crochet and design your own small yarn bombs. Aug. 12.

Family Fun at Woodruff Arts Center

Families can enjoy activities including an instrument petting zoo, interactive storytimes, art making workshops, drop-in acting classes and more. Aug. 12.

The Tortoise, The Hare & Other Aesop’s Fables at Center for Puppetry Arts

Aesop’s circus is in town and the animals are ready to take the stage in this cheerful, interactive production. Ages 2 and older. Aug. 14-Sept. 23.

Golden Frog Day at Zoo Atlanta

These frogs are a symbol of good fortune in Panama, but are now considered extinct in the wild. Learn about the conservation efforts to help save this species. August 14.

The Mother of All Baby Showers at Children’s Museum of Atlanta 

An adults-only night out filled with hands-on educational sessions, deals on products and services, try-before-you-buy products, food, drinks, spa treatments, and giveaways. Aug. 17.

Touch-a-Truck at Wills Park

Explore all kinds of vehicles including fire engines, construction equipment, emergency vehicles, buses and more. Aug. 18.

Dinosaur Birthday Bash at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Celebrate all things dinosaur in a day filled with dinosaur and birthday themed activities including games, crafts and more. Dress in your best dinosaur costume and spot giant fossils in the atrium. Aug. 18.

Intro to Tree Climbing at Panola Mountain State Park

Introductory program to recreational tree climbing. Participants will use rope and harness to climb, swing and scramble. Ages 8 and older. Aug. 18 and 19.

Celebrate Eid al Adha: A Cultural Exploration at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Join the Ismaili Muslim Community in celebrating the festival of Eid al Adha. Enjoy music and crafts, and dress and dance in costume pieces from Tajikistan, India, Egypt and Morocco. Aug. 19.

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Football Fest at College Football Hall of Fame

Inflatables, games, Skillzone challenge, face painters, cheerleaders, DJs, mascots, and more. Aug. 25.

American Girl and Boy Club at Williams-Payne House

Monthly program to travel through the history of American Girl stories by Heritage Sandy Springs. Craft, activity and snack. Ages 5-12; coed. Registration required. Bring a doll or stuffed animal. Aug. 25.

Atlanta Model Train Show at Infinite Energy Center

Over 300 tables and displays of model railroads and large, operating layouts. Aug. 25.

14th Annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ at Roswell Square Park 

Taste more than 100 flavors of homemade ice cream and enjoy an ice cream eating contest to help benefit The Drake House. Don’t miss seeing who wins for best ice cream recipe. Aug. 26.

Healthy Living Day at Atlanta Ballet’s Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre

Participate in a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, dance classes and healthy living seminars. Open to adults and kids. Ages 2 and older. Aug. 26.

National Dog Day Celebration at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Meet adoptable dogs from FurKids, create dog artwork and make a leash holder. Aug. 26.


Whale Shark Day

Georgia Aquarium
Aug. 30. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Learn about whale sharks and participate in fun activities. Attend a whale shark feeding and learn through educational projects in the atrium.

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