20+ Not-to-Miss October Events
We have you covered for the best family-friendly events this month: theatre, exhibits, virtual events and more. Don’t miss our Top Halloween Events. Also check out our guide to the best Fall Festivals and Fairs.
Due to cancellations to prevent the spread of coronavirus, please check all events before you go.
Livestream cooking demonstrations, restaurant tours, interviews and more. Oct. 15, 22 and 29.
Interact with the museum with book-themed activities and crafts. Oct. 17.
Spend a night under the stars for camping, s’mores, a night hike or a self-guided hike. Oct. 17-18.
Enjoy an evening of musical theatre and more under the stars with the cast of Elm Street’s future production “Dogfight The Musical.” Oct. 18.
Stream this performance featuring Wilbur, a clothes-loving mole rat, as he navigates the pressure to be like everyone else in this fun musical. Oct. 21-Nov. 3.
This Shakespeare play follows estranged twin sisters and estranged twin servants separated at birth in a mistaken identity plot. Oct. 23-25.
Presented by Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, this dance film represents the idea of waiting with modern dance. Oct. 23-Nov. 21.
Celebrate Halloween with “Beetlejuice.” Oct. 24.
See top military and civilian aviation performances at this drive-in event, which includes the Golden Knights Parachute Team and the USAF Thunderbirds Jet Team. Oct. 24-25.
Young audiences will explore the glory of growing your own food. Through Oct. 31.
Fall down the rabbit hole and view the topiary-like sculptures of a 16-foot Red Queen and 14-foot Alice. Through Nov. 1.
See moving life-size dinosaurs, and enjoy paleontology tents, a feeding wall and more. Through Nov. 1.
Enjoy park attractions, games, live shows, displays, a Glow by Night experience and more. Through Nov. 1.
Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books at High Museum of Art
More than 80 artworks show the power of the Civil Rights Movement and how it shaped history and the present, as well as featuring icons from the movement, such as Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, Martin Luther King Jr. and more. Through Nov. 8.
This outdoor exhibition reflects Atlanta’s skyline and greenspaces inspired to help the viewer connect with nature. Through Nov. 29.
Explore the four elements: wind, water, earth and fire, visit four outdoor art stations, and create your own art. Through Nov. 30.
Discover the innovations of animals’ evolution with highly interactive, hands-on and fun activities, which bring the amazing science of biomechanics to life. Through Jan. 3.
Experience the genius of Leonardo da Vinci with machines based on his designs, as separated by the four elementsL air, water, land and fire. Through Jan. 10.
From the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, enjoy an outdoor concert series at Serenbe with “Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles” and “Opera’s Greatest Hits.” Oct. 2-3.
Get your favorite fair foods from the North Georgia State Fair at this drive-thru event. Oct. 2-4.
Participate in an engaging workshop for hands-on creativity to create your own puppet with listening to “Stellaluna.” Oct. 3.
Celebrate books of all genres and topics with authors, chefs, journalists and more during this virtual event. Through Oct. 4.
This virtual performance of the comedic musical focuses on the owner of a diner in Nashville and small town southern life. Through Oct. 4.
Enjoy art-making activities and exhibitions. Oct. 11.
Taste farm to table food, listen to music, meet animals, play games and more. Oct. 11.
Move like a panda in this fun, interactive program and learn how humans are connected to wildlife and wild places. Oct. 10.
Enjoy a virtual Zoo-wide showcase of animal enrichment with the Komodo dragon, pandas, gorillas, elephants and more with the objects, smells, sounds and activities that keep animals active. Oct. 10.
See animals from around the world, and learn more about reptiles and exotic animals. Oct. 10-11.
Drive three laps around the historic 1.54 oval at Atlanta Motor Speedway to benefit breast cancer patients and raise funds for research. Oct. 9.
Presented by ACT1 Theater, this Shakespeare in the Park performance entertains with some of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches. Oct. 9-10.
Petting zoo, camel rides, pig races, fair rides, live music and more. Through Oct. 11.