30+ Not-to-Miss August Events
Check out these virtual and in-person activities to enjoy the last days of summer. Practice yoga at these events with your kids or in the company of animals. Head to these venues for exciting outdoor summer concerts.
Join in weekly for a chance to win virtual bingo. Aug. 12 and 19.
At this at-home exploration, learn about the elephants at the Zoo, Kelly, Tara and Msholo, and how you can help protect their wild counterparts. Aug. 12.
Compete in a game of Pictionary and use your artistic skills to lead your team to victory. Aug. 12 and 26.
A princess and a dragon learn the value of friendship in this virtual retelling of Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale. Aug. 12-23.
These frogs are a symbol of good fortune in Panama, but are now considered extinct in the wild. Learn about the species and conservation efforts, Panama’s celebratory parade, play with downloads and more. Aug. 14.
Join a prehistoric party to celebrate dinosaurs. Aug. 15.
Interact with the Museum through themed activities and crafts. Aug. 15.
Discover hundreds of butterflies up close. Aug. 15-22.
Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books at High Museum of Art
More than 80 artworks show the power of the Civil Rights Movement and how it shaped history and the present, as well as featuring icons from the movement, such as Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, Martin Luther King Jr. and more. Aug. 15-Nov. 8.
The 1,500 square foot butterfly house will display hundreds of butterflies and their host plants that naturally occur in Kennesaw. Through Aug. 15.
Immerse yourself in 11 fun house-like spaces that test your senses and show you how or why what we perceive is not always reality. Through Aug. 16.
Watch more than 70 true-to-life size dinosaurs roar, move and walk around, featuring the T-Rex, Triceratops, Spinosaurus, Megalodon and more. Through Aug. 16.
Help Zoo Atlanta and University of Georgia Extension count local pollinators, and find areas with pollinator friendly plants with these at-home activities. Aug. 21-22.
Enjoy an evening under the stars to have a picnic, listen to music, and watch “Scoob!” Aug. 22.
Enjoy the drive-thru version of this annual event and sample pre-packaged cups of ice cream. Aug. 23.
Peter Picker is seeking fame and fortune as a banjo picker, but first, he must take on the roaches in the town of Hamlin. Aug. 26-Sept. 6.
Grab your family and friends and come to the Zoo for an evening of team challenges, scavenger hunts and interactive activities that will engage and excite. Aug. 28.
Enjoy an outdoor theatre experience from the actors and musicians with the Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Aug. 28-29.
Camp under the stars, go on a guided night hike, roast marshmallows over a campfire and more at this fun family camping experience. Aug. 29-30.
This festival is a virtual month-long crafty extravaganza packed with make-a-longs, usable patterns and crafts and live takeovers with special guests. Through Aug. 31.
Explore the craft of mineral collecting with this exhibition containing more than 14,000 minerals from around the world. Through Sept. 27.
Fall down the rabbit hole and view the topiary-like sculptures of a 16-foot Red Queen and 14-foot Alice. Through Nov. 1.
See moving life-size dinosaurs, and enjoy paleontology tents, a feeding wall and more. Through Nov. 8.
This outdoor exhibition reflects Atlanta’s skyline and greenspaces inspired to help the viewer connect with nature. Through Nov. 29.
Available on the Walmart app, enjoy tons of camp activities, including games, crafts, art, exercise and more, with celebrities such as Drew Barrymore, Neil Patrick Harris, LeBron James and more.
Children in grades kindergarten through fourth can share their favorite book, or create their own story to spread the joy of reading.
Kids watch videos about sports, crafts, cooking, songs and more, learn new skills and more to inspire them to play and participate in activities off-screen.
These interactive, week-long sessions for ages 5-18 include live classes focused on algebra, criminology, sharks, artificial intelligence, racial equity and more.
See trains, trucks and tractors, learn from fire and emergency service workers, as well as fire safety and more. July 31-Aug. 2.
This virtual performance for children and families explains what racism is, how to know it when you see and experience it and ideas for what you can do about it based on the book by Jelani Memory. Aug. 1-2.
Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Through Aug. 2.
The Sanders Family, a traveling group of bluegrass performers, try to inspire Mount Pleasant Baptist Church’s congregation with their perfection, but as the evening goes awry, their hilariously imperfect natures are revealed. Through Aug. 2.
Check out Zoo Atlanta’s social media pages for a special takeover to unlock secrets about this creature, and download fun activities, like the Candy Camouflage Challenge, Camouflage Art and more. Aug. 4.
Search for items in your home to win this indoor scavenger hunt. Aug. 4.
Hosted by Posman Books, kids ages 9-13 and their families can learn from reading sessions and discussions about race. Aug. 6.
Explore the stories and songs in operas with this virtual summer camp for ages 8-18 that features a free opera stream, activities and more, with a new opera each week. Through Aug. 7.
Watch “Frozen II” on a giant inflatable screen. Aug. 8.
Celebrate the end of summer with canoeing, crafts, outdoor skill demonstrations, games, education on water science and conservation, storytimes and more. Aug. 9.
Enjoy free admission to the museum to see permanent collections and featured exhibits. Aug. 9.
This virtual show features the Three Billy Goats Gruff, Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs. Through Aug. 9.