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Roswell Summer Puppet Series at Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Puppets perform in three productions this month: “The Pied Picker,” “The Giant, the Beanstalk and Jack” and “The Fairy Tailor.” July 1-20.

Matilda at Legacy Theatre

Based on Roald Dahl’s “Matilda,” this musical follows a girl with psychokinetic powers. July 5-Aug. 4.

The Wizard of Oz at Elm Street Cultural Arts Village

Dorothy is swept away to a magical land, and she must find her way back home with the help of the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. July 10-24.

Hairspray at Byers Theatre

Tracy Turnblad’s wish is to dance on the Corny Collins Show in Baltimore in 1962. July 12-21.

Circo Hermanos Vazquez at Plaza Vista

Human cannonballs, dancers, acrobats, feats of strength and more entertain in this modern take on the traditional circus. July 12-Aug. 4.

Coca-Cola Film Festival at The Fox Theatre

See “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Saturday Morning Cartoons,” “The Princess Bride” and “The Wizard of Oz” and sing-a-long versions of “The Little Mermaid” and “Mary Poppins.” Select dates July 14-Aug. 25.

Children of Eden at Aurora Theatre

This musical tells the story of creation and the great flood, depicting themes of love and family. July 18-Sept. 1.

Alive in Roswell Festival at Historic Downtown Roswell

This festival features live bands, food trucks, vendors, kids’ games and entertainment, and many boutiques, small businesses and restaurants participate. July 18.

Moon Landing 50th Anniversary StarLab at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Learn about the first manned mission to the moon, the phases of the moon and the summer constellations. July 20.

Moon Landing Celebration at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Man’s first steps on the moon will be celebrated with special screenings of “Apollo 11: First Steps Edition 2D” and interactive activities. July 20.

Apollo Landing 50th Anniversary at Fernbank Science Center

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with special programming, including historical retrospectives, former NASA employees and a free screening of the film “Apollo 11.” July 20.

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.

Railroad Rendezvous at The Southern Museum

This annual summer event includes an iron pour and casting demonstration and an exclusive “Board the General!” experience. July 20.

Champions of Magic at Fox Theatre

Illusions with supercars, a daring escape from Houdini’s cell, levitation, mind reading and more are presented by a team of world-class magicians. July 20.

Whatever Floats Your Boat at Rogers Bridge Park

Enjoy live music, yard games and food, and ages five and older can float on the Chattahoochee River. July 20.

Computer Museum of America Grand Opening

View featured exhibits showcasing a replica of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module “Eagle,” a collection of super computers and the history of information and data technology. July 20.

Hey Willy, See the Pyramids at Alliance Theatre

Inspired by Maira Kalman’s whimsical book, this theatrical adventure follows Willy’s sister, Lulu, as she tells him bedtime stories. July 20-21, 27-28.

Rock and Roll Playhouse Phish for Kids at Terminal West

Children can experience the music of Phish, and games, movement, stories and rock music allow kids to explore their creative side. July 21.

Max Makes a Million at Alliance Theatre

Follow beat-poet dog Max on an artistic quest in this adaptation of Maira Kalman’s book. Through July 21.

Southeast Homeschool Expo at Cobb Galleria Centre

Learn all about homeschooling from the experts, while children have fun in the kids’ area. July 25-27.

Parliament of Owls: A Midtown Lantern Parade at The Grove at Colony Square

Make a black and white owl lantern (printable on the website) and join the caravan around Midtown. July 27.

National Day of the Cowboy at The Booth Museum

Celebrate the American cultural heritage of the cowboy and cowgirl with food, kid’s activities, entertainment, music and more. July 27.

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival at Piedmont Park

Ice cream samples and scoops for purchase, ice cream competition, fitness and children’s activities. July 27.

Be My Neighbor Day at Andrew & Walter Young Family YMCA

Meet community helpers from the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department, plant a compassion garden, take a picture with Daniel Tiger and more. July 27.

Beauty and the Beast at Center for Puppetry Arts

Trash is turned into treasure and true love prevails when this classic tale hip-hops its way into a modern day city complete with alley cats, beauty shops and exercise videos. Through July 28.

Butterfly Adventures at Stone Mountain Park

Step inside a habitat with more than 1,000 butterflies. Through July 28.

2019 JCC Maccabi Games at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

Olympic-style sporting competition brings teen athletes from around the globe to compete in sporting competitions, perform community service and connect. July 28-Aug. 2.

Old MacDonald’s Farm – Theater for the Very Young at Center for Puppetry Arts

This interactive show is full of rod puppets, music and farm fun. July 30-Sept 1.

Butterfly Encounter at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Through July 31.

Pocahontas at Serenbe Playhouse

Pocahontas shares the authentic tale of her beautiful homeland in this adaptation by Native American playwright Kara Morrison. Through Aug. 4.

Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Dive beneath the surface of the world’s rivers in search of bizarre and extraordinary species of freshwater fish. Through Aug. 18.

Nickelodeon Slime City Atlanta at Piedmont Peachtree Crossing

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.

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 Sept. 2.

Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Visit the McStuffins Toy Hospital and play doctor while solving problems. Through Sept. 8.

The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children at High Museum of Art

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.

Wire & Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars at Museum of Design Atlanta

This exhibition explores the basics of guitar design and how some guitars have become icons. Through Sept. 29.

Imaginary Worlds: Alice and Wonderland at Atlanta Botanical Garden

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.

Past Events:

Water Lantern Festival at Jim R. Miller Park

Create your own lantern and watch it float along with thousands of others on the lake. July 7.

Southern-Fried Gaming Expo at Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel

This convention boasts more than 250 full-sized arcade games, pinball machines, console systems and tabletop gaming. July 12-14.

The Addams Family at Due West United Methodist Church

Catch up with your favorite spooky family in this live performance. July 12-14.

Superhero Saturday at Tellus Science Museum

Put on your superhero capes and masks to enjoy obstacle courses, the Toddler Rescue Hero playground and posing for photos with superheroes. July 13.

Mercy Care Festival at Mercy Care Chamblee

In a festival setting, families can receive free health screenings, and children in need can collect a backpack with school supplies. July 13.

Family Fun at Woodruff Arts Center

Families can enjoy activities including interactive storytimes, art making workshops, drop in acting classes and more. July 14.

Second Sunday at the High Museum of Art

Family programs include art-making activities, tours and more. Full Radius Dance will perform. July 14. 

AgLanta Eats at Atlanta Botanical Garden

This food festival features a variety of tastings prepared by top, local chefs using ingredients from AgLanta growers and metro Atlanta farms. July 15.

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