25+ Not-to-Miss October Events
We have you covered for the best family-friendly events this month: theatre, new exhibits, special events and more. Don’t miss our Top Halloween Events. Also check out our guide to the best Fall Festivals and Fairs.
Larger-than-life, topiary-like whimsical plant sculptures come back to the Garden including a giant frog, camel, dragon and more. Through Oct. 28.
Fly away to Neverland with Peter Pan and children in this colorful adaptation of the time-honored classic tale. Through Oct. 28.
Meet the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow and enjoy this classic tale through theatrics. Rated PG for spooks. Through Nov. 4.
Visit four outdoor art stations to create your own art. This year, explore wind, water, earth and fire. Through Nov. 30.
Step into Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, where Daniel and his friends help children navigate their world. Play, sing, explore and pretend in some favorite and familiar places from the Neighborhood. Through Jan. 6.
Puppetry, a two-dimensional set, comic performances and the pajama-pop of Lullatone by The Theatre for the Very Young. Limited tickets available. Oct. 2-Nov. 10.
At the center of this exhibit is a 1980 Chevrolet Malibu struck by the Peekskill Meteorite in 1992. Other featured casualties include a mailbox, a window, a radio and more headliners. Oct. 6-March 24.
Explore the diversity of life as you discover the extreme adaptations that allow organisms to thrive all over the world. Don’t miss the opening day celebration, “Animal Superhero Day” Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., to learn about the abilities of animals and test your own skills. Oct. 6-Jan 1.
You can expect helicopters, fire engines, heavy machinery, military vehicles and more. In most cases, kids of all ages are encouraged to climb into or on these machines. Oct. 13.
Watch a crocodile training demonstration, learn about how to care for crocodiles and find out more about conservation. Oct. 13.
Bring a tent to the park or reserve one to be set up. Entertainment, yard games, food trucks and free s’mores. Reservations required. Oct. 13- Oct. 14.
See demos of all types of jets and planes, Cobra helicopters, biplanes and stunt pilots among others. Static aircraft display and a children’s area. Oct. 13-14.
Watch many types of aircraft fly and spin high above including the F-22 Raptor Demo Team, heritage flights, acrobatic teams, aerial jump teams and more. Static displays and a kid’s area. Oct. 13-14.
Inspired by Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, this version developed specifically for toddlers will have them playing like ducks, catching a dastardly wolf, and engaging with music. Oct. 13-14.
Sugarloaf Ballet performs the ballet version of the classic story with pirates, pixie dust and Peter Pan. Oct. 13-14.
Student artists can showcase their best artwork on the walls of the museum. Oct. 13-28.
Free admission to the Museum the second Sunday of each month, and family programs from 1-4 p.m. include art making, storytimes and more. The Greene Family Learning Gallery renovations will open and reveal a brand new area for families to learn and play. Oct. 14.
Taste farm-to-table foods and enjoy live music, garden games and farm animals. Oct. 14.
Based on the hit film, this musical follows a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a rock band. Oct. 16-21.
The Grand Youth Theatre presents a mashup of Dr. Seuss stories featuring Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, The Whos and more. Oct. 19 and 20.
Families can interact with the Museum through themed activities and crafts. October’s theme is archives. Oct. 20.
Decipher a mummy’s riddle and write your own name in Egyptian hieroglyphs, reconstruct broken pottery and learn about soil layers. Oct. 20.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Tower of Talent at Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at City Springs
Atlanta’s most talented kids will sing, dance and perform all to benefit the patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Oct. 20.
Demonstrations of early Viking life, encampments and more. Viking weapon techniques, kids’ area and crafts. Oct. 20-21.
Live performances, athletic competitions, children’s events and more to honor Scottish heritage. Oct. 20-21.
Seminars, giveaways, baby products and a Halloween costume contest. Stop by and see Atlanta Parent’s table. Oct. 21.
Celebrate the Hindu festival of lights with a holiday puppet show incorporating regional dances and Diwali fables brought to life with traditional music. Oct. 21.
An outdoor production of the Shakespeare classic. Through Oct. 21.
Hear “Maybe Something Beautiful” read aloud and add to CMA’s community mural in the art studio. Oct. 25.
Junie B. is on a mission to prove she’s not a nutball, avenge her black furry mitten and get a new colorful pen, too. Oct. 27.
A celebration of the Mexican festival known as “Dia de los Muertos” with crafts, authentic Mexican food, music and entertainment. Oct. 28.
Puppetry, a two-dimensional set, comic performances and the pajama-pop of Lullatone by The Theatre for the Very Young. Oct. 28
Quick-witted Sister Fox stays one step ahead of Brother Coyote in this delightful Mexican folktale with English, Spanish and plenty of chickens. Oct. 30-Nov. 11.
The festival features more than 50 exciting family-friendly activities including camel and pony rides, an exotic animal petting zoo, lots of inflatables, train rides, live performances and storytelling. Oct. 6.
Get hands-on with colorful sculptures that modify and transmit sound in unusual and playful ways. Through Oct. 7.
The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform the score from “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” while the movie plays on a 40-foot screen.Oct. 5-7.
The Story Pirates don’t steal gold or claim land, they search for a different kind of treasure: kids’ wildest, most imaginative stories. Oct. 6.
Junie B. is on a mission to prove she’s not a nutball, avenge her black furry mittens and get a new colorful pen, too. Oct. 6.
Wear your best cape and celebrate the opening of “Nature’s Superheroes: Life at the Limits.” Learn about the amazing abilities of animals and test your own skills. Oct. 6.
Watch soapbox drivers compete and race down the road to raise money for local children’s charities. Oct. 6.
Lightwire Theater brings the story of The Ugly Duckling on stage through a cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance. Oct. 7.