30+ Not-to-Miss August Events
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.
See circus clowns, trapeze artists, dancers, motorcyclists and more in this Hispanic circus. Select dates through Aug. 6.
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.
See “Trolls,” Saturday AM Cartoons and sing-a-long versions of “Moana” and ”Grease.” Select dates through Aug. 25.
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.
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.
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.
Children can don costumes to role-play, pick vegetables or visit the tower to wake the sleeping dragon. Through Sept. 9.
Features a series of creative, interactive, outdoor play structures, designed and built by area students and professionals. Through Sept. 29.
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.
Get hands-on with colorful sculptures that modify and transmit sound in unusual and playful ways. Through Oct. 7.
Larger-than-life, topiary-like whimsical plant sculptures come back to the Garden including a giant frog, camel, dragon and more. Through Oct. 28.
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 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.
Explore different types of vehicles, antique tractors and trains. Go for a handcar ride or hayride. Aug. 3-5.
Stamp enthusiasts, activities and free stamps for young stamp collectors. Aug. 3-5.
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.
Discover how people grow, cook and eat their food around the world. Food samples, demonstrations and more. Aug. 4.
Registration is full, but watch homemade cars race downhill for prizes. Enjoy music, food trucks and activities. Aug. 4.
High-speed racing, family activities, contests and giveaways. Aug. 4.
Music, festival foods, a giant birthday cake, fireworks and a children’s entertainment area. Aug. 4.
Teamwork games, friendship bracelets and more. Aug. 4-5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kennesaw Parks & Recreation’s decade-themed open house party with activities including a tie dye craft and more. Aug. 11.
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.
An introduction to canoeing for first-time paddlers, families with young kids, or adults. Paddling techniques and races and games. Aug. 11 and 25.
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.
Craft yarn bombs, a form of street art made of crocheted yarn. Learn to crochet and design your own small yarn bombs. Aug. 12.
Families can enjoy activities including an instrument petting zoo, interactive storytimes, art making workshops, drop-in acting classes and more. Aug. 12.
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.
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.
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.
Explore all kinds of vehicles including fire engines, construction equipment, emergency vehicles, buses and more. Aug. 18.
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.
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.
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.
Inflatables, games, Skillzone challenge, face painters, cheerleaders, DJs, mascots, and more. Aug. 25.
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.
Over 300 tables and displays of model railroads and large, operating layouts. Aug. 25.
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.
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.
Meet adoptable dogs from FurKids, create dog artwork and make a leash holder. Aug. 26.
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.