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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. 

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Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade-in-Place

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.

Sunday in the Park at Oakland Cemetery

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.

Family Night Hike and Campfire at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Explore nature at night before roasting marshmallows around the campfire. Sept. 25.

Survival Safari at Zoo Atlanta

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 Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Greek and Mediterranean food available at this drive-thru experience. Sept. 25-27.

Barbara’s Blue Kitchen from Aurora Theatre

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.

September Saturdays Festival

Each virtual show will have a specific theme and consist of multiple interviews, music performances and special guests. Sept. 26.

East Atlanta Strut

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.

Art in the Park at Brooke Street Park

Shop pottery, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, handmade children’s clothing, photography, soaps and lotions, mosaic art and more. Sept. 26.

Outdoor Movie Series at Swift-Cantrell Park

Bring a blanket to watch “Sonic the Hedgehog” under the stars. Sept. 26.

JapanFest Finale Weekend

Immerse yourself in all things Japanese culture with fun activities, webinars and more. Sept. 26-27.

The Taste of the Fair at Jim R. Miller Park

Get your favorite fair foods from the North Georgia State Fair at this drive-thru event. Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 2-4.

Spanning the World of Minerals: The Gail & Jim Spann Collection at Tellus Science Museum

Explore the craft of mineral collecting with this exhibition containing more than 14,000 minerals from around the world. Through Sept. 27.

Virtual Decatur Book Festival

Celebrate books of all genres and topics with authors, chefs, journalists and more during this virtual event. Through Oct. 4.

In My Granny’s Garden from Alliance Theatre

Young audiences will explore the glory of growing your own food. Through Oct. 31.

Alice’s Wonderland Reimagined at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Fall down the rabbit hole and view the topiary-like sculptures of a 16-foot Red Queen and 14-foot Alice. Through Nov. 1.

Dinosaur Explore at Stone Mountain Park

See moving life-size dinosaurs, and enjoy paleontology tents, a feeding wall and more. Through Nov. 1.

Pumpkin Festival at Stone Mountain Park

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.

Murmuration at Woodruff Art Center’s Sifly Piazza

This outdoor exhibition reflects Atlanta’s skyline and greenspaces inspired to help the viewer connect with nature. Through Nov. 29.

Naturally Artistic at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Get inspired as you reflect on art and nature with exhibit stations filled with drawings, music and poetry. Through Nov. 30.

Machines in Motion at Tellus Science Museum

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.

Past Events:

Virtual Dragon Con

This celebration of pop culture will include new content, old favorite experiences, contests, livestreams and more. Sept. 3-7.

Cool Cars & Trains at Southeastern Railway Museum

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.

Peachtree City’s Rescheduled Independence Day Fireworks at Drake Field

This impressive fireworks display is held each year over Lake Peachtree. Sept. 5.

TiNYCon at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

This celebration of fantasy, science fiction, comics, gaming and technology is just for kids. Sept. 5-6.

The Pied Picker from Center for Puppetry Arts

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.

Yellow Daisy Festival

Shop artists and crafters’ displays in the online marketplace. Sept. 8-13.

Mother/Son Extreme Fun at Alpharetta Community Center

Moms and sons will work together to complete minute-to-win-it tasks, obstacle courses, challenges and more. Sept. 12.

Emperor & the Nightingale at Infinite Energy Theater

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.

STEAM Day at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Participate in an exciting day of discoveries in science, technology, engineering, art and math with immersive experiences. Sept. 12.

Family Zoo Yoga at Zoo Atlanta

Move like a gorilla in this fun, interactive program and learn how humans are connected to wildlife and wild places. Sept. 12.

Second Sunday at High Museum of Art

Enjoy free admission to view exhibits and permanent collections. Sept. 13.

Grandparent’s Day Special at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Grandparents can get in free to enjoy programs, trails, the Wildlife Walk and more. Sept. 13.

Atlanta ’96: Shaping an Olympic and Paralympic City at Atlanta History Center

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.

Friday Night Flicks at Swift-Cantrell Park

Enjoy a throwback night of 90s entertainment with “Jurassic Park” on the giant inflatable screen. Sept. 18.

Drive-In Movie Night in Lawrenceville

Watch “Jumanji: The Next Level,” and purchase food and concessions from onsite food trucks. Sept. 18.

Hapeville Happy Days Weekend at Jess Lucas Park

Enjoy live entertainment and delicious food. Sept. 18-19.

Shakerag Arts and Crafts Festival at Shakerag Knoll

More than 100 vendors will sell handmade arts and crafts, and enjoy food, music and a kid’s zone. Sept. 19-20.

Suwanee Fest

Prior to the start of this virtual festival, submit your parade video, jokes and costumes, and enjoy entertainment, games and activities. Sept. 19-20.

Buckhead Fine Arts Festival at Buckhead Village

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.

European Market at Village Green

Shop an ensemble of vintage style home decor and furniture, art, handcrafted jewelry, clothing and accessories, gifts and unique treasures. Sept. 19-20.

Ocmulgee Indian Celebration at Ocmulgee National Monument

This virtual event honors American Indian people and cultures with dancing, storytelling, demonstrations, crafting and cooking. Sept. 19-20.

Roswell Arts Festival

Celebrate the arts with this virtual festival, and shop artists’ online markets. Sept. 19-20.

Farm Day at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Meet live farm animals, explore the urban farm, try the scavenger hunt, and enjoy crafts, face painting, games, storytimes and more. Sept. 20.

Sunday Pops!: Sounds of the American Road at Roswell Cultural Arts Center

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 and the Beanstalk from Center for Puppetry Arts

Jack must find a giant to help him solve a problem. Through Sept. 20.

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