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Don’t miss these exciting in-person and virtual events for a fun-filled July.

BUILD + BLAST Model Rocket Workshop at Tellus Science Museum

Kids ages 8 and older will have the opportunity to build their own rocket and launch it on the same day. July 20.

Xmas in July Dinner and Drive In Movie at The Avenue East Cobb

Take photos with Santa, watch The Grinch, compete in a trivia game, taste food from restaurants and eateries and more at this Christmas in July event. July 23.

Southeast Homeschool Expo at Cobb Galleria Centre

Learn all about homeschooling from the experts, while children have fun in the kids’ area. July 23-25.

Drive-In Movie Night: Aladdin

Pack your car with your favorite snacks and drinks for an outdoor movie experience. Cobb County Civic Center: July 24 and 25.

Lantern Series at Elm Street Cultural Arts Village

See cellist and singer-songwriter Shana Tucker mix together jazz, classical, folk, acoustic pop and R&B for a musical performance. July 25.

Summer Surf Party at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Georgia Ensemble Theatre presents a tribute to the Beach Boys and surf rock for you to enjoy outdoors with a picnic. Through July 25.

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

Celebrate the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival’s 10th birthday with online activities. Through July 25.

SING! “Song of the Chattahoochee”

This virtual concert by the Meridian Chorale features songs celebrating the beauty of nature. July 26.

Center for Puppetry Arts’ Santa’s Missing Mail

When two evil bad guys decide to stop Christmas by stealing Santa’s mail, there is only one super hero who can help in this virtual performance. Through July 26.

Billy Goats Gruff and Other Stuff at Center for Puppetry Arts

This virtual show features the Three Billy Goats Gruff, Little Red Riding Hood and the Three Little Pigs. July 29-Aug. 9.

A Garden with Wings at Smith-Gilbert Gardens

The 1,500 square foot butterfly house will display hundreds of butterflies and their host plants that naturally occur in Kennesaw. Through Aug. 1.

Butterfly Encounter at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Through Aug. 2.

Smoke on the Mountain at Legacy Theatre

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.

Our Senses: An Immersive Experience at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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. 9.

Spanning the World of Minerals: The Gail & Jim Spann Collection

Explore the craft of mineral collecting with this exhibition containing more than 14,000 minerals from around the world. Through Sept. 27.

Alice’s Wonderland Reimagined at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Fall down the rabbit hole and view the topiary-like sculptures of a 16-foot Red Queen and 14-foot Alice. Through Nov. 1.

Murmuration at Woodruff Art Center’s Sifly Piazza

This outdoor exhibition reflects Atlanta’s skyline and greenspaces inspired to help the viewer connect with nature. Through Nov. 29.

Past Events:

First Friday in Downtown Canton

Enjoy live music by Sail On, a Beach Boys tribute band, and pick up some delicious food. July 3.

4th of July Fireworks Celebration at Margaritaville

Celebrate Fourth of July weekend at the beach, with rides, slides, attractions, restaurants, a DJ, dancers, fireworks and more. July 3-5.

Cumming Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks

Festivities include a parade, dances, food and vendors, fireworks and more. July 4.

Fourth of July Your Space Virtual Race

Walk, run or ride a distance of 1-mile, 5K or 10K to benefit Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit that provides children with chronic and terminal illnesses an all-expenses paid trip to Disney World. July 4.

Woodstock July 4th Fireworks

With social distancing in the parking lots, enjoy North Georgia’s largest fireworks show. July 4.

Fourth on the Farm at Mitcham Farm

Celebrate Independence Day with live music, a petting zoo, vendors, cow train rides, a giant jump pad and more with a fireworks show when it gets dark. July 4.

Family Zoo Yoga at Zoo Atlanta

Move like a lion in this fun, interactive program geared toward families with children ages 4+. 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 12.

Center for Puppetry Arts’ The Adventures of Gingerbread Man

This virtual show follows the adventures of the Gingerbread Man, along with three other beloved fables in this performance from David Stephens. Through July 12.

Remote Control with Max Major

Presented by Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, this virtual mind-reading experience features mentalist Max Major’s powers of hypnosis and mentalism. July 16.

Survival Safari at Zoo Atlanta

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. July 17.

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