Summer in the City in Downtown Decatur

Summer is here! We have you covered with the best family-friendly shows, exhibits and special events this month. Don’t miss our list of Father’s Day events. Also check out our Guide to Spring and Summer Festivals.

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Sing Along the Road Again at Center for Puppetry Arts

Go on a musical road trip with John Paul George and his singing dog, Ringo. Through June 10.

Peter Pan at Serenbe Playhouse

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.

Imaginary Worlds at Atlanta Botanical Garden and Gainesville Garden

Larger-than-life, topiary-like whimsical plant sculptures come back to the Garden including a giant frog, camel, dragon and more. Through Oct. 28.

Play Ball Weekend at SunTrust Park

Various children’s activities including running the bases, whiffle ball & stick ball, sunglasses giveaway, kids-only press conference and more. June 1-3.

Flying Colors Butterfly Festival at Chattahoochee Nature Center

See hundreds of native butterflies and colorful nectar plants, enjoy crafts, face painting, live entertainment and more. June 2-3.

Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic at High Museum of Art

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. June 3-Sept. 2.

Butterfly Encounter at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Get up close with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Be sure to bring your camera. June 4-July 31.

Art Gone Wild at Zoo Atlanta

Watch artists create masterpieces inspired by the animals and plants of Zoo Atlanta. June 4-17.

Roswell Summer Puppet Series at Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Puppets perform in seven productions this season, including “The Wizard of Oz,” “Cinderella,”“Peter and the Wolf” and more. June 4-July 21.

Construction Junction at Aurora Theatre

Construction Junction combines acting with digital gaming, music, magic and animation. The audience is divided into two teams who are in a race to build. June 6.

Winnie-the-Pooh at Alliance Theatre

Join Pooh Bear and friends Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, and even Owl as one adventure turns into another through the Hundred Acre Wood. June 7-July 8.

National Garden Railway Convention at Cobb Galleria Centre

Kids will love seeing garden-sized model trains and operating garden railroads. June 8-9.

Tarzan at Jennie T. Anderson Theatre

Presented by the Atlanta Lyric Theatre and based on the Disney classic, fall in love with Tarzan, Jane and the apes all over again. June 8-24.

FOOD: Our Global Kitchen at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

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. June 9-Aug. 26. FOOD-ology Days are June 9 and July 7, Discover how people grow, cook and eat their food.

The One Acre Wood at Joe Bankoff Gallery at the Woodruff Arts Center

A play space designed for ages newborn to 2 years and their caregivers inspired by the magical Hundred Acre Wood from the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. Toddlers can explore textures, sounds, and discover the adventure that awaits in the woods. June 9-July 15.

Youth Fishing Derby at Brookside Office Park Lake

Bring fishing gear for a children’s fishing derby for ages 4-12. June 9.

Civil War History Day at Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History

Meet costumed soldiers, try out traditional domestic chores, play with period games, and watch expert spinners from the Peachtree Handspinners Guild. June 9.

RockFest at Tellus Science Museum

See rare and exotic jewelry, ancient fossils, and mineral specimens from around the world. Enjoy geology-themed children’s activities and visit the Geode Station to see one cracked open. June 9 and 10.

The Amazing Castle at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Children can don costumes to role-play, pick vegetables or visit the tower to wake the sleeping dragon. Opening day celebration is June 9, and includes a mini musical and catapult inventions in the science lab. Atlanta’s Society for Creative Anachronism will provide weavers, knights and more for kids to engage with. June 9-Sept. 9.

Tunes from the Tombs at Oakland Cemetery

Bring beach chairs and blankets for this music festival featuring musicians performing among the historic cemetery. Field day activities, food trucks and more. Advance ticket purchase recommended. June 9.

Family Fun at Woodruff Arts Center

Families can enjoy activities including an instrument petting zoo, interactive storytimes, art making workshops, drop-in acting classes and more. June 10.

Second Sundays at High Museum of Art

Free admission to the Museum the second Sunday of each month, and family programs including art making, storytimes and more. June’s theme is “Tales and Tails.” June 10.

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type Center for Puppetry Arts

Cows that type? Chickens on strike? Farmer Brown can’t believe his ears. Join the barnyard fun in this adaptation of the award-winning children’s book. June 12-July 29. No shows July 4.

Galerie de Cirque at Aurora Theatre

AKmē Instant Circus makes art comes to life with the horizontal aerial hoop, crossed wheel and more. June 13.

Summer in the City in Downtown Decatur

Kids can play in 80 tons of sand in this beach party on the streets of Downtown Decatur. Live music, food and more. June 15.

Pop-In for Family Fun at Marietta Museum of History

Families can interact with the Museum through themed activities and crafts. The June theme is Red, White and Blue. June 16.

Backyard Campout at Dunwoody Nature Center

Learn camping basics from educators for an overnight experience. Enjoy a night hike, fire, s’mores, games and camp songs. June 16-17.

Juneteenth at Atlanta History Center

Commemorate the end of slavery and explore themes of freedom and family history through activities, immersive museum theatre performances and crafts. June 16-17.

Freaky Friday at Piedmont Park

Horizon Theatre’s family-friendly musical adaptation of the popular Disney movies. June 20-23.

Go Skateboarding Day at Kennesaw Skatepark

A day for skateboarders and spectators with open skate sessions, live music, contests, giveaways and games. June 21.

Robots Day at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Get up close with real robots to investigate artificial intelligence and enjoy crafts, activities and demonstrations with local robotics groups.
June 23.

North Georgia Live Steamers at Georgia International Horse Park

Enjoy a miniature train ride on a smaller version of a real steam train. The trains are scaled to one-eighth the size of a full-size railroad. 18 mo. and older to ride with an adult. June 23.

Pollinator Day at Zoo Atlanta

Family activities to highlight pollinators and learn about the Zoo’s pollinator projects. June 23.

Great American Backyard Campout at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Along with camping, you will go on a guided night hike, have an up-close experience with a rehabilitated animal, and wrap up the evening with marshmallows roasting over a campfire. June 23-24.

Trolls Live at SPI Theatre

Choose sides, either Bergens or Trolls, as you help Poppy navigate her way to Bergen Town to save her friends. June 23.

Sonic Playground: Yuri Suzuki at High Museum of Art Sifly Plaza

Get hands-on with colorful sculptures that modify and transmit sound in unusual and playful ways. June 24-Oct. 7.

Paw Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure at the Fox Theatre

All paws on deck! Follow the heroic pups as they embark on a pirate-themed adventure to uncover hidden treasure. June 30-July 1.

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