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Don’t miss these exciting events for a fun-filled July. Check out our list of 4th of July celebrations, spring and summer festivals, exhibitsconcerts and free outdoor movies.

Twilight Tots at Zoo Atlanta

Enjoy a mini-tour of the Zoo, sing songs, hear stories, observe animals and more at this program designed for younger kids. July 27.

Back-to-School Bubblepalooza at Duluth Town Green

Play with bubbles, enjoy yard games, and dance to the tunes provided by a DJ. July 28.

Southeast Homeschool Expo at Cobb Galleria Centre

Shop home education materials, learn from homeschool speakers, find resources to help you on your homeschool journey and more, while kids entertain themselves in the KidsZone. July 29-31.

Opossum Breakfast at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Enjoy a light breakfast in the company of an opossum, learn how staff take care of the animal and make a craft. July 30.

Wild World Weekend at Zoo Atlanta

Travel all around the world to experience the dynamic cultures and rich biodiversity with wildlife, special entertainment and activities. July 31-Aug. 1.

A Garden with Wings at Smith-Gilbert Gardens

Encounter butterflies in all stages of life, as well as nectar plants. Through July 31.

The Ugly Duckling at Center for Puppetry Arts

When a young bird doesn’t fit in with the other ducks in the pond, he goes on a journey where he meets other animals and discovers his true self. Through Aug. 1.

Disney’s Newsies at The Legacy Theater

See this Broadway show about the newsboy strike come to life on the lawn. Through Aug. 1.

Summer at the Rock at Stone Mountain Park

Special summer entertainment includes an action-packed Canine Thrill Show and an interactive magic show from Aaron Radatz. Through Aug. 2.

Butterfly Encounter at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Through Aug. 8.

Games in the Gallery at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Play outdoors at WildWoods with oversized games and fun skill challenges. Through Aug. 29.

The FRIENDS Experience at Perimeter Pointe

Visit set recreations from the sitcom “Friends,” along with original props and costumes. Through Sept. 6.

Candytopia in Buckhead

Travel to an imaginative fantasyland with an immersive experience featuring art installations, sensory experiences and candy samples. Through Sept. 6.

Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Be inspired by the work of Thomas Edison with hands-on STEM experiments, and learn about ground-breaking innovations. Through Sept. 7.

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience at Pullman Yards

This immersive digital art experience brings you into Vincent van Gogh’s paintings through virtual reality, atmospheric light and spectacular sound. Through Sept. 26.

SUPERnatural: Aerial Art in Motion, Glass Art in Bloom at Atlanta Botanical Garden

View more than 100 beautiful glass floral sculptures, as well as an aerial skynet with multi-colored birds. Through Oct. 31.

WILD: A Safari Experience at Illuminarium Atlanta

Imagine being face-to-face with the world’s most exotic animals in their natural habitat with this immersive digital experience with a 4K laser projection, audio, scents and in-floor haptics. Through December 31.

Past events:

Aurora Children’s Playhouse on the Lawrenceville Lawn

Children are transported to Cuba, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Panama and Puerto Rico with music, dance and instruments at “A Musical Tour Through Latin America.” July 7.

Family Zoo Yoga at Zoo Atlanta

Practice yoga and stretches inspired by bears, and learn more about their connection to humans. July 10.

Summer NASCAR Weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Watch drivers compete in the Xfinity Series and the Quaker State 400 races. July 10-11.

Second Sunday at High Museum of Art

Enjoy free admission to see special and permanent art exhibits. July 11.

Breakfast with Butterflies at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Spend one-on-one time with butterflies while enjoying a light breakfast and exploring the grounds prior to opening. July 11.

Stamp and Scrapbook Expo at Gas South District

Attend workshops, win prizes, go shopping, get crafty and more at this scrapbooking event. July 16-17.

Reptile Day at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Meet live reptiles and amphibians, including snakes, tortoises, lizards and more. July 17.

Survival Safari at Zoo Atlanta

Enjoy an evening of team challenges, scavenger hunts and interactive activities that will help you learn more about nocturnal species and how they use their different senses to navigate in the park. July 17.

Railroad Speeder Days at Southeastern Railway Museum

Experience railroad pieces from the past, and go on speeder rides. July 17-18.

Into the Woods at Byers Theatre

Fairytale characters Cinderella, Jack, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood and more meet in this musical adventure. Through July 18.

Once Upon a Time at Lionheart Theatre

This play festival features “Fractured Fairytales” by J.M. Wolf and is directed and acted by kids. July 15-18.

Junie B. Jones at Elm Street Cultural Arts Village

Quirky Junie B. Jones must learn to survive the adventures of first grade in this musical based on the popular book series. Through July 21.

Harlem Globetrotters at State Farm Arena

This new Spread Game tour features high-flying dunks, hilarious stunts, streetball, family entertainment and more basketball fun. July 25.

Circo Hermanos Vasquez at Plaza Fiesta

This amazing circus features dancers, magicians, clowns, acrobatics, stunt performers and more. Through July 25.

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