30+ Not-to-Miss September Events
We have you covered for the best family-friendly events this month. Don’t miss apple picking, corn mazes and fall festivals for more seasonal fun; enjoy cooler weather and music at these outdoor concerts.
Due to cancellations to prevent the spread of coronavirus, please check all events before you go.
For Intown neighborhoods, create homemade lanterns to light your porch, balcony, yard and windows to enjoy the spirit of the lantern parade. Sept. 21-26.
Celebrate the history of Oakland Cemetery with this hybrid virtual and in-person event, which will include videos, blog posts, a costume contest, trivia, workshops, musical performances and more. Sept. 21-27.
Explore nature at night before roasting marshmallows around the campfire. Sept. 25.
Compete in an evening of team challenges, scavenger hunts and interactive activities with your family and friends to see if you have what it takes to be an Animal Care Specialist. Sept. 25.
Greek and Mediterranean food available at this drive-thru experience. Sept. 25-27.
This virtual performance of the comedic musical focuses on the owner of a diner in Nashville and small town southern life. Sept. 25-Oct. 4.
Each virtual show will have a specific theme and consist of multiple interviews, music performances and special guests. Sept. 26.
Celebrate East Atlanta’s art, culture, businesses and more with a socially distanced strut in place event in your yard or neighborhood, and stream live entertainment. Sept. 26.
Shop pottery, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, handmade children’s clothing, photography, soaps and lotions, mosaic art and more. Sept. 26.
Bring a blanket to watch “Sonic the Hedgehog” under the stars. Sept. 26.
Immerse yourself in all things Japanese culture with fun activities, webinars and more. Sept. 26-27.
Get your favorite fair foods from the North Georgia State Fair at this drive-thru event. Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 2-4.
Explore the craft of mineral collecting with this exhibition containing more than 14,000 minerals from around the world. Through Sept. 27.
Celebrate books of all genres and topics with authors, chefs, journalists and more during this virtual event. Through Oct. 4.
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.
Get inspired as you reflect on art and nature with exhibit stations filled with drawings, music and poetry. Through Nov. 30.
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.
This celebration of pop culture will include new content, old favorite experiences, contests, livestreams and more. Sept. 3-7.
See classic and modern cars, participate in a raffle, win door prizes, tour the museum, take a train ride and more at this fundraiser. Sept. 5.
This impressive fireworks display is held each year over Lake Peachtree. Sept. 5.
This celebration of fantasy, science fiction, comics, gaming and technology is just for kids. Sept. 5-6.
Peter Picker is seeking fame and fortune as a banjo picker, but first, he must take on the roaches in the town of Hamlin. Through Sept. 6.
Shop artists and crafters’ displays in the online marketplace. Sept. 8-13.
Moms and sons will work together to complete minute-to-win-it tasks, obstacle courses, challenges and more. Sept. 12.
Presented by Northeast Atlanta Ballet, a princess is transformed into a nightingale by an evil sorceress, and the emperor and the nightingale must work together to defeat her. Sept. 12.
Participate in an exciting day of discoveries in science, technology, engineering, art and math with immersive experiences. Sept. 12.
Move like a gorilla in this fun, interactive program and learn how humans are connected to wildlife and wild places. Sept. 12.
Enjoy free admission to view exhibits and permanent collections. Sept. 13.
Grandparents can get in free to enjoy programs, trails, the Wildlife Walk and more. Sept. 13.
This exhibition explores the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic games with iconic and unexpected objects, archival materials, images and interactive experiences. Opens Sept. 18.
Enjoy a throwback night of 90s entertainment with “Jurassic Park” on the giant inflatable screen. Sept. 18.
Watch “Jumanji: The Next Level,” and purchase food and concessions from onsite food trucks. Sept. 18.
Enjoy live entertainment and delicious food. Sept. 18-19.
More than 100 vendors will sell handmade arts and crafts, and enjoy food, music and a kid’s zone. Sept. 19-20.
Prior to the start of this virtual festival, submit your parade video, jokes and costumes, and enjoy entertainment, games and activities. Sept. 19-20.
View the works of approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists, jewelers and more, learn from artist demonstrations, and listen to live acoustic music. Sept. 19-20.
Shop an ensemble of vintage style home decor and furniture, art, handcrafted jewelry, clothing and accessories, gifts and unique treasures. Sept. 19-20.
This virtual event honors American Indian people and cultures with dancing, storytelling, demonstrations, crafting and cooking. Sept. 19-20.
Celebrate the arts with this virtual festival, and shop artists’ online markets. Sept. 19-20.
Meet live farm animals, explore the urban farm, try the scavenger hunt, and enjoy crafts, face painting, games, storytimes and more. Sept. 20.
Hear the Atlanta Pops Orchestra Ensemble and guest singer Katie Deal journey through the American musical landscapes from jazz to blues to Broadway. Sept. 20.
Jack must find a giant to help him solve a problem. Through Sept. 20.