30+ Not-to-Miss September Events
This exhibition, organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, explores the history and legacy of Pooh through original sketches, photographs, memorabilia and letters. The display also includes interactive elements that bring Shepard’s illustrations to life. Through Sept. 2.
Inspired by the Newsboy Strike of 1899, this high-energy musical is set to soar with rousing dance numbers and non-stop thrills. Through Sept. 2.
Children can don costumes to role-play, pick vegetables or visit the tower to wake the sleeping dragon. Through Sept. 9.
Aesop’s circus is in town and the animals are ready to take the stage in this cheerful, interactive production. Ages 2 and older. Through Sept. 23.
Features a series of creative, interactive, outdoor play structures, designed and built by area students and professionals. Through Sept. 29.
Download the app Zappar, find carrots and scan them using the camera, then kidfriendly information about Brer Rabbit and more will appear. Saturday and Sundays through Sept. 30.
Get hands-on with colorful sculptures that modify and transmit sound in unusual and playful ways. Through Oct. 7.
Larger-than-life, topiary-like whimsical plant sculptures come back to the Garden including a giant frog, camel, dragon and more. Through Oct. 28.
Watch as marchers representing superheroes, video games, Disney princesses and more fill downtown Atlanta. Sept. 1.
Kids can channel their inner Jedi with LEGO Star Wars themed builds and a large-scale Darth Vader group build. Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite Star Wars character. Sat. and Sun. in Sept. 1-30.
50 pianos are decorated by local artists and set up around Atlanta during the Pianos for Peace outdoor festival. Visitors can play the pianos at any of the locations during the event. After the festival, all of the pianos will be donated to local schools, nursing homes and community centers. Sept. 1-22.
Saturday’s theme is “Let it Shine” with author of “Just Add Glitter,” Angela Diterlizzi. Sunday, the theme is Jedi with “Are You Scared, Darth Vader?” author Adam Rex. Sept. 1 and 2.
The museum’s very own celebration of fantasy, science fiction, comics and gaming. Mario Kart races, shield making, Star Wars Jedi training, Harry Potter science activities and more. Sept. 1-2.
Animals investigate colorful surprises, while guests try enrichment puzzles of their own at activity stations. Keeper Talks and training demonstrations, crafts, character meet-and-greets and more. Sept. 8.
Fernbank’s baby American alligators in NatureQuest are turning one. Help celebrate while learning about alligators in this program and live animal encounter led by a Museum educator. Sept. 8.
Free admission to the Museum the second Sunday of each month, and family programs include art making, storytimes and more. September’s theme is “Have a Field Day.” Sept. 9.
Travel with CMA to dance, sing and explore through Asia, The Americas, Africa and Europe. Sept. 10-21.
See Aladdin and Jasmine ride on a magic carpet, the Genie and more favorites in this musical version of the classic story. Sept. 12-23.
A STEM-fueled adventure for the mouth and mind that empowers kids to engage with tech and food. 3D-printed s’mores, robots controlled by candy, edible chemistry experiments, treat-dropping drones and more. Sept. 14-16.
Create mood lamps or a crystal radio, hear from an inventor and patent agent and showcase artistic or scientific work by being an exhibitor (registration required). Sept. 15.
The Triathlon allows 6 to 15 years old a chance to test their strength with a swim, bike and run competition. Sept. 15- 16.
Farm animals, crickets farm, garden activities, crafts, live music and more. Sept. 16.
A variety of farm demonstrations, music and kid-friendly activities represent traditions of the South. Sept. 22.
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine kicks off with an evening Lantern Parade, a glowing procession of light and music. Families can light up the BeltLine and participate with a handmade lantern. Sept. 22.
Zoo Atlanta joins conservation stakeholders, zoos, wildlife organizations and individuals around the world in observing World Gorilla Day. Special events to highlight gorillas. Sept. 22.
Celebrate the grand opening of Goldfish Swim School’s new location in Sandy Springs. Open family swim, bounce house, face painter, refreshments and more. Sept. 22.
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. Sept. 22-Jan. 6.
Fly away to Neverland with Peter Pan and children in this colorful adaptation of the time-honored classic tale. Sept. 25-Oct. 28.
Meet the headless horseman of Sleepy Hollow and enjoy this classic tale through theatrics. Rated PG for spooks. Sept. 26-Nov. 4.
Celebrate Jim Henson’s birthday with Henson-related story times, gallery chats, a special Create-A-Puppet Workshop and more. Sept. 29.
More than 100 scarecrows line the streets. Cornhole, hayrides, face painting, storytelling, inflatables and festival foods. Sept. 29.
Living history theatre performances, tours, art market, food trucks, live music, storytelling, crafts for kids and a historical costume contest. Sept. 30.
Puppet shows, puppet-themed carnival games and puppet making workshop. Puppet Adoption Booth for “previously loved” puppets. Benefits the Atlanta Puppetry Guild. Sept. 30.