Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Fox Theatre

We have you covered for the best family-friendly events this month from theatre to new exhibits and special events. Don’t miss apple picking, corn mazes and fall festivals for more fall fun.

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Naturally Artistic at Chattahoochee Nature Center

Explore the four elements: wind, water, earth and fire, visit four outdoor art stations, and create your own art. Sept. 15-Nov. 30.

SPACE! at Center for Puppetry Arts

Blast off with an alien rock-n-roll band on a galactic journey of discovery. Sept. 17-Oct. 20.

North Georgia State Fair at Jim R. Miller Park

At the largest fair in the metro area, enjoy carnival rides and games, concerts, a petting zoo, pony rides and children’s area. Sept. 19-29.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with Carmen

This ballet is based on the classic story and follows the journey of Ichabod, a teacher who travels to the village of Sleepy Hollow to teach school children. Sept. 20-22.

Sing, Dream, Lead Like a Princess at Aurora Theatre

Hear some of your favorite heroines tell their tales of friendship, bravery and love, and sing along to your favorite songs. Sept. 21.

Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade at Eastside Trail

Families can light up the BeltLine and participate with a handmade lantern. Sept. 21.

Chocolate-Covered Weekend at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Learn fun information about the chocolate-making process, indulge in chocolate samples and more. Sept. 21-22.

Curious George: Let’s Get Curious! at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

This exhibit inspires children’s natural curiosity as they explore science, math and engineering through hands-on interactive play. Sept. 21-Jan. 5.

Measurement Rules at Tellus Science Museum

Explore measurement questions using nonstandard tools such as balancing scales, odometers, calipers and more in this interactive exhibit. Sept. 21-May 10.

Rick Riordan Author Event at Glenn Memorial Church

Little Shop of Stories and the Carlos Museum are hosting author Rick Riordan on tour for his newest book “The Tyrant’s Tomb.” Sept. 24.

Wunderbar Together PopUp Tour in Midtown

Visit this roadshow event showcasing German culture, business and food. Sept. 24-28.

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Fox Theatre

Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory to a lucky few, including Charlie Bucket. Sept. 24-29.

Hey Willy, See the Pyramids at Alliance Theatre

Inspired by Maira Kalman’s whimsical book, this theatrical adventure follows Willy’s sister, Lulu, as she tells him bedtime stories. Sept. 24-Oct. 27.

Disney on Ice at State Farm Arena

Embark on an adventure to your favorite Disney destinations: travel with Moana to Motunui, to the Pride Lands with Simba, to Agrabah with Aladdin and more. Sept. 25-29.

Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. the Tour at Infinite Energy Center

Singer, dancer, author and TV personality JoJo Siwa will entertain fans with her music and much more. Sept. 26.

Silk Road Opening Day at Fernbank Museum

Enjoy Fernbank’s newest special exhibit about the peoples and cultures who benefited from trade on the silk road. Sept. 28.

Children’s Playhouse: Rock the Presidents at Aurora Theatre

Learn about America’s presidents with song as this fast-paced musical takes you from the historical to the present. Sept. 28.

Darci Lynne and Friends: Fresh Out of The Box at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Singer/ventriloquist Darci Lynne, season 12 winner of “America’s Got Talent” performs with her friends Petunia, Oscar and Edna. Sept. 28.

East Atlanta Strut at East Atlanta Village

Enjoy live music, contests, a street market, the Strut parade, a kids village and more. Sept. 28.

Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre

Experience the music from your favorite films, including “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter,” “Indiana Jones” and more. Sept. 28.

Music for the Very Young: Mrs. Purple Pizzicato at Atlanta Symphony Hall

Join Mrs. Pizzicato on an imaginative journey exploring the colors of music and how they enhance the world. Sept. 28-29.

Sunday in the Park at Oakland Cemetery

Before cities built public parks, people would bring food and music to the local cemetery and revere the dead by celebrating life, and Sunday in the Park honors this tradition with living history performances, tours, author talks and book signings, music and more. Sept. 29.

Sunday FUNday at Michael C. Carlos Museum

Explore the moccasins in the Native North American gallery with the guide, play games, and decorate your own miniature kicks on a keychain. Sept. 29.

Big the Musical at ACT1 Theater

Josh Baskin makes a wish to become “big,” but when his wish is granted, being an adult isn’t all he thought it’d be. Through Sept. 29.

The Jungle Book at Serenbe Playhouse

Adapted from the “Mowgli” stories of Rudyard Kipling, join Mowgli on his adventures through the jungle. Through Sept. 29.

Matilda the Musical at OnStage Atlanta

Follow the story of an extraordinary young girl who uses her mind and imagination to take a stand and change her destiny. Through Sept. 29.

Wire & Wood: Designing Iconic Guitars at Museum of Design Atlanta

This exhibition explores the basics of guitar design and how some guitars have become icons. Through Sept. 29.

Imaginary Worlds: Alice and Wonderland at Atlanta Botanical Garden

Larger-than-life whimsical plant sculptures come back to the Garden, and this year Alice in Wonderland sculptures are added to the already impressive collection, which include the dragon, mammoth and other favorites. Through Oct. 27.

Past Events:

Old MacDonald’s Farm – Theater for the Very Young at Center for Puppetry Arts

This interactive show is full of rod puppets, music and farm fun. Through Sept 1.

Children of Eden at Aurora Theatre

This musical tells the story of creation and the great flood, depicting themes of love and family. Through Sept. 1.

The Extra Mile 5K Walk/Run at Suwanee Town Center  Park

The Extra Mile 5K Walk/Run is a fundraising and disabilities awareness campaign to honor and celebrate individuals with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries. Sept. 7.

Hummingbird Banding at Smith-Gilbert Gardens

Watch Julia Elliott of Bird Watcher Supply Company band hummingbirds, meet Sibley, a rescued and rehabbed hummingbird, make hummingbird craft projects,  go to “Play…in Nature” and more. Sept. 7.

Pizza, Pints and Pigskins at Logan Farm Park

Enjoy pizzerias from all over Cobb County, fun and games and a Kid’s Zone. Sept. 7.

Play the Animal Way at Zoo Atlanta

Enjoy a Zoo-wide showcase of the creative talents behind the novel objects, smells, sounds and activities that keep animals active, interested and engaged year-round. Sept. 7.

John McCutcheon Concert at Oakhurst Baptist Church

Folk musician, storyteller and author John McCutcheon will perform a family concert to benefit Atlanta non-profit Kids in Need of Defense (KIND). Sept. 7.

Second Sunday at High Museum of Art

Enjoy art-making workshops, story times, tours, and the High’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Sept. 8.

Swaddle + Swoon at Factory Atlanta

Discover new baby goods, meet local small businesses, get professional baby bump photos taken, and see nursery inspiration while enjoying refreshments. Sept. 8.

Grandparents Day at Zoo Atlanta

Enjoy this special day with free admission for up to two grandparents. Sept. 8.

Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Visit the McStuffins Toy Hospital and play doctor while solving problems. Through Sept. 8.

Monster Jam Triple Threat at Infinite Energy Center

Watch athletes compete in seven different events driving Monster Jam trucks, Monster Jam Speedster and Monster Jam ATVs. Sept. 13-15.

Touch a Truck at North Point Mall

Children can explore a parking lot filled with trucks of all shapes and sizes, including a fire truck, limo, dump truck, 18-wheeler, police vehicles and more. Sept. 14.

Mother-Son Camp Out at Proctor Landing Park

Participants will camp alongside Lake Allatoona while rotating through educational stations and a variety of other outdoor activities. Sept. 14.

Hollis Street Jamboree in Douglasville

Enjoy bounce houses, a balloon twister artist, kids activities, a spades tournament, informational tables, music and a cookout with grilled chicken. Sept. 14.

The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children at High Museum of Art

This colorful and imaginative exhibition will provide a look into Maira Kalman’s picture-book career with more than 100 works on view including original drawings and paintings, manuscripts and installations. Through Sept. 15.

Animal Amigos at Center for Puppetry Arts

Gather around the Tree of Life for retellings of Mexican folktales. Through Sept. 15.

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