30+ Not-to-Miss August Events
The largest pop culture convention featuring comics, film, TV and gaming will have a parade, a Kid’s Track, games, contest and more. Aug. 29-Sept. 2.
Take a trip to the greenest, gooiest place on Earth – explore Slime HQ, visit the Great Wall of Slime and dance at the Slime Light Club. Through Aug. 30.
This celebration of fantasy, science fiction, comics, gaming and technology is just for kids. Wear costumes, design your own lightsaber, decorate shields and more. Aug. 31-Sept. 1.
Complete Master Wu’s challenges, discover your ninja power in the training camp, create a ninja battle sequence through stop motion and more. Through Aug. 31.
This interactive show is full of rod puppets, music and farm fun. Through Sept 1.
This musical tells the story of creation and the great flood, depicting themes of love and family. Through Sept. 1.
Visit the McStuffins Toy Hospital and play doctor while solving problems. Through Sept. 8.
This colorful and imaginative exhibition will provide a look into Maira Kalman’s picture-book career with more than 100 works on view including original drawings and paintings, manuscripts and installations. Through Sept. 15.
This exhibition explores the basics of guitar design and how some guitars have become icons. Through Sept. 29.
Larger-than-life whimsical plant sculptures come back to the Garden, and this year Alice in Wonderland sculptures are added to the already impressive collection, which include the dragon, mammoth and other favorites. Through Oct. 27.
Olympic-style sporting competition brings teen athletes from around the globe to compete in sporting competitions, perform community service and connect. Through Aug. 2.
Antique tractors and vehicles will be on display, and food, train rides, hayrides and more will be available for purchase. Aug. 2-4.
Celebrate history and honor veterans while enjoying bands, floats, live entertainment and free hot dogs and drinks. Aug. 3.
Watch homemade cars race downhill for prizes. Enjoy music, food trucks and activities. Aug. 3.
Watch Cub Scouts compete in a tournament style Pinewood Derby. Between races, Scouts and their families will be able to participate in the NAPA Autocare Atlanta Pit Stop Challenge, a Photo Booth and a behind-the-scenes tour of SunTrust Park. Aug. 3.
Families are invited to join in for a super-duper reveal of the brand new, reimagined, interactive 4,000 square foot play area in Von Maur Court. Aug. 3.
Celebrate the end of summer by canoeing and trying other outdoor skills. Aug. 4.
Appreciate murals on the Northeast (interim) Trail by Mason Fine Art, and enjoy a Family Paint Day and performances by Soul Food Cypher and Serenbe Playhouse. Aug. 4.
Based on Roald Dahl’s “Matilda,” this musical follows a girl with psychokinetic powers. Through Aug. 4.
Human cannonballs, dancers, acrobats, feats of strength and more entertain in this modern take on the traditional circus. Through Aug. 4.
Pocahontas shares the authentic tale of her beautiful homeland in this adaptation by Native American playwright Kara Morrison. Through Aug. 4.
Learn about life on the savanna with new and expanded habitats for African elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, warthogs and meerkats. Aug. 8.
See the transformed museum lobby into a must-see mall of Stranger Things, and enjoy costumes, giveaways, 80s arcade games and more. Aug. 10.
Enjoy this fun-filled family hip-hop show performed by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. Aug. 10.
Slip-n-slide down three different slides, and enjoy food, music and fun. Aug. 10.
Enjoy the latest radio hits, engaging set design, exciting choreography and more at this kid-friendly concert led by kids. Aug. 10.
Meet your favorite historical figures and science fiction characters at this event. Aug. 10.
Explore the sights of the forest and wetlands, listen for the calls of owls and enjoy a warm campfire. Aug. 10.
Enjoy free admission to the museum, live music, art-making workshops, story times, a library pop-up and more. Aug. 11.
Wear your Disney costumes, and listen to the Atlanta Concert Band perform a full array of popular Disney tunes. Aug. 11.
Find out about the challenges elephants face in the wild, and learn what you can do to help. Aug. 12.
Celebrate the start of the new school year with water slides, games, a DJ, face painting, snow cones, popcorn and more. Aug. 13.
These frogs are now considered extinct in the wild. Learn about the conservation efforts to help save this species. Aug. 14.
Try out the best and latest pregnancy and parenting products at this adults-only event. Enjoy food and drinks, mini spa treatments, local products and services, hands-on educational sessions on the ABC’s of pregnancy and parenting and more than $20K in giveaways. Aug. 15.
This exhibition documents how women gained the vote and the ways they have used political power over the last century. Opens Aug. 16.
Join a prehistoric party to celebrate the anniversary of Giants of the Mesozoic, a permanent exhibition at the museum. Aug. 17.
Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest race to rescue Mayor Goodway and share lessons about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving. Aug. 17-Aug. 18.
Dive beneath the surface of the world’s rivers in search of bizarre and extraordinary species of freshwater fish. Through Aug. 18.
Experience all the fun of The Wiggles in person. Watch Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony perform, and sing and dance along to all your favorite songs. Aug. 19.
Enjoy an interactive day celebrating innovation and creativity. This event’s theme is “Art & Music.” Aug. 21.
The TOUR Championship is the culminating event of the PGA TOUR Playoffs with only the top 30 players qualifying each year. Aug. 21-25.
View more than 80 true-to-life size dinosaurs, some of which roar, move or walk around. Children can also dig up fossils, ride a T. Rex, visit the Dinosaur Petting Zoo and more. Aug. 23-25.
Venture into the Zoo to explore African Savanna animals at dusk. Aug. 23.
Music sensation Angelica Hale headlines a hometown show featuring three other popular acts from “America’s Got Talent”. Aug. 24.
Support blood cancer research, run a 3K inside the Atlanta Braves park, and receive a t-shirt and a ticket to the Braves game on Sept. 21. Aug. 25.
Celebrate the 80th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” at this special movie experience. Aug. 25.