Balloons Over Fayette at Whitewater Complex

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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Roswell Summer Puppet Series at Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Puppets perform in seven productions this season, including “The Giant, the Beanstalk and Jack,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “The Pied Picker” and more. June 3-July 20.

Butterfly Encounter at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. June 3-July 31.

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

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

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. June 8-Aug. 18.

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. June 11-July 28.

Kids Tennis on the Turf at The Battery Atlanta

With mini tennis nets, foam balls and kid-sized racquets provided, kids (and parents) can participate in fun, fast-paced introductory tennis games with instructors. June 11, 18 and 25.

Pepper’onis at The Battery Atlanta

Parents and children are welcome to participate in learning the basics of boxing with Zero Contact. June 12, 19 and 26.

Pocahontas at Serenbe Playhouse

Pocahontas shares the authentic tale of her beautiful homeland in this adaptation by Native American playwright Kara Morrison. June 13-Sept. 1.

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. June 14-Aug. 30.

Max Makes a Million at Alliance Theatre

Follow beat-poet dog Max on an artistic quest in this adaptation of Maira Kalman’s book. June 20-July 21.

The First Tee at The Battery Atlanta

These classes will teach participants about the game of golf and provide innovative and experiential learning opportunities for kids. June 20 and 27.

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. June 22-Sept. 15.

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 June Events

Flying Colors Butterfly Festival at Chattahoochee Nature Center

See hundreds of native butterflies, enjoy crafts, face painting, live entertainment and more. June 1-2.

Virginia-Highland Summerfest

Enjoy an artists market, live music, children’s activities, a 5k, and food. June 1-2.

Astronomy Day at Fernbank Science Center

Make a moon mask, a constellation wheel or a folding star finder. June 1.

Blacktop Playground: Improv Comedy for Kids at Aurora Theatre

Using quick wit and imagination, Blacktop instantly creates funny scenes using suggestions from the crowd. June 5.

Balloons Over Fayette at Whitewater Complex

Enjoy tethered hot air balloon rides, balloon glows, inflatable rides, food and craft vendors. June 7-8.

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

As the son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can’t control, monsters on his trail and is on an epic quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt. June 7-9.

Tunes from the Tombs at Oakland Cemetery

Enjoy a day of live music and performances in this historic cemetery. June 8.

RockFest 29 at Tellus Science Museum

Enjoy geology-themed children’s activities, demonstrations, and paint your own rock. June 8-9.

Civil War History Day at Southern Museum of Civil War History

Meet costumed soldiers, try traditional domestic chores, play period games, and watch expert spinners from the Peachtree Handspinners Guild. June 8.

Second Sunday at High Museum of Art

The museum offers free admission for all visitors and special family-friendly programming from 1 to 4 p.m. June 9.

Cirque Instante at Aurora Theatre

The performance company of Akrosphere Aerial and Circus Arts is comprised of children and teens, and these talented performers inspire young viewers. June 12.

Juneteenth Atlanta Parade and Music Festival at The Home Depot Backyard

This seventh annual event includes step teams, music, fashion shows and more. The Black History Parade starts at 10 a.m. on June 15. June 14-16.

Sandy Springs Lantern Parade

Bring a lantern and walk in the “Take it to the River” parade, with interactive heron, dragonfly and alligator lanterns and more. June 15.

Father Goose Storytelling by the Southern Crescent Storytellers at Peachtree City Children’s Library

Listen to the Southern Crescent Storytellers tell stories, and take a photo with Father Goose. June 15.

Touch a Truck Event at Buford Village

Bring the family and explore different types of vehicles, including a fire truck, forklift, tractor and limousine. June 15.

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 15-16.

Father’s Day at College Football Hall of Fame

Celebrate Father’s Day, Built by The Home Depot, with your legendary Dad at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame. June 16.

Rock and Roll Playhouse Grateful Dead for Kids at Terminal West at King Plow Arts Center

Celebrate Dad with the Music of the Grateful Dead for Kids. June 16.

Oliver! at Atlanta Lyric Theatre

Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. June 7-23.

Midsummer Jr! at Aurora Theatre

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” for kids using puppets, live music and props. June 19.

Decatur Beach Party

Kids can play in 80 tons of sand in this beach party on the streets of Downtown Decatur. June 21.

Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. the Tour at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Singer, dancer, author and TV personality JoJo Siwa will entertain fans with her music and much more. June 22.

Backyard Campout at Dunwoody Nature Center

Learn camping basics like how to set up and break down tents and how to build and put out a campfire. June 22-23.

Great American Backyard Campout at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Camp under the stars and experience a guided night hike, have an up-close rehabilitated animal experience, and toast marshmallows over a campfire. June 22-23.

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