30+ Not-to-Miss July Events
Puppets perform in three productions this month: “The Pied Picker,” “The Giant, the Beanstalk and Jack” and “The Fairy Tailor.” July 1-20.
Based on Roald Dahl’s “Matilda,” this musical follows a girl with psychokinetic powers. July 5-Aug. 4.
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.
Tracy Turnblad’s wish is to dance on the Corny Collins Show in Baltimore in 1962. July 12-21.
Human cannonballs, dancers, acrobats, feats of strength and more entertain in this modern take on the traditional circus. July 12-Aug. 4.
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.
This musical tells the story of creation and the great flood, depicting themes of love and family. July 18-Sept. 1.
This festival features live bands, food trucks, vendors, kids’ games and entertainment, and many boutiques, small businesses and restaurants participate. July 18.
Learn about the first manned mission to the moon, the phases of the moon and the summer constellations. July 20.
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.
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.
Kids ages 8 and older will have the opportunity to build their own rocket and launch it on the same day. July 20.
This annual summer event includes an iron pour and casting demonstration and an exclusive “Board the General!” experience. July 20.
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.
Enjoy live music, yard games and food, and ages five and older can float on the Chattahoochee River. July 20.
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.
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.
Children can experience the music of Phish, and games, movement, stories and rock music allow kids to explore their creative side. July 21.
Follow beat-poet dog Max on an artistic quest in this adaptation of Maira Kalman’s book. Through July 21.
Learn all about homeschooling from the experts, while children have fun in the kids’ area. July 25-27.
Make a black and white owl lantern (printable on the website) and join the caravan around Midtown. July 27.
Celebrate the American cultural heritage of the cowboy and cowgirl with food, kid’s activities, entertainment, music and more. July 27.
Ice cream samples and scoops for purchase, ice cream competition, fitness and children’s activities. July 27.
Meet community helpers from the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department, plant a compassion garden, take a picture with Daniel Tiger and more. July 27.
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.
Step inside a habitat with more than 1,000 butterflies. Through July 28.
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.
This interactive show is full of rod puppets, music and farm fun. July 30-Sept 1.
Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Through July 31.
Pocahontas shares the authentic tale of her beautiful homeland in this adaptation by Native American playwright Kara Morrison. Through Aug. 4.
Dive beneath the surface of the world’s rivers in search of bizarre and extraordinary species of freshwater fish. Through Aug. 18.
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.
The 1,500 square foot butterfly house will display hundreds of butterflies and their host plants that naturally occur in Kennesaw. Through Sept. 2.
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.
Create your own lantern and watch it float along with thousands of others on the lake. July 7.
This convention boasts more than 250 full-sized arcade games, pinball machines, console systems and tabletop gaming. July 12-14.
Catch up with your favorite spooky family in this live performance. July 12-14.
Put on your superhero capes and masks to enjoy obstacle courses, the Toddler Rescue Hero playground and posing for photos with superheroes. July 13.
In a festival setting, families can receive free health screenings, and children in need can collect a backpack with school supplies. July 13.
Families can enjoy activities including interactive storytimes, art making workshops, drop in acting classes and more. July 14.
Family programs include art-making activities, tours and more. Full Radius Dance will perform. July 14.
This food festival features a variety of tastings prepared by top, local chefs using ingredients from AgLanta growers and metro Atlanta farms. July 15.