It’s technically still winter, but Atlanta begs to differ. Thanks to warm days and early blooms, you can savor the unseasonably springlike weather at these events, whether they’re all about flowers, the luck of the Irish, of Georgia’s finest monadnocks.
On the Second Sunday of each month, the High Museum hosts a day of family fun that includes FREE admission for every member of your family. In addition to taking in all the amazing exhibits within the museum, there are many special activities created for children and families.
From visionary director Ava DuVernay comes Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” an epic adventure based on Madeleine L’Engle’s timeless classic that takes audiences across dimensions of time and space, examining the nature of darkness versus light, good versus evil and, ultimately, the triumph of love.
Through one girl’s transformative journey led by three celestial guides, we discover that strength comes from embracing one’s individuality and that the best way to triumph over fear is to travel by one’s own light.
Our family was gifted tickets from Disney to see it on opening day, and we loved it. It’s such a sweet story about the power of love…I recommend you head to the theater, too!! And don’t miss this great companion book…my son can’t put it down.
You’re in luck this St. Patrick’s Day!
American humorist and motivational speaker Jeanne Robertson will be making us laugh in Rome, GA.
The evening will also include a performance by P.J. Harper and regional jazz legends.
For more information, call the Rome Symphony Orchestra at 706.291.7967 or visit www.romesymphony.org.
World of Coca-Cola is better together! Visiting with friends and family is always a good idea – and the deal is about to get even sweeter when you bring your squad. Saturday, Feb. 24, through Friday, March 9, guests can purchase up to four general admission tickets, in any combination, for $50 plus tax. It’s our “Friends and Family Four-Pack” deal! For four adult tickets, that’s a savings of $18. Whether you’re an Atlantan planning an entertaining staycation or an out-of-towner looking for a fun getaway, gather a group of friends or family members and take advantage of this special offer before it ends.
To take advantage of the 4 for $50 offer, World of Coca-Cola guests should present a printed copy of the “Friends and Family Four-Pack” coupon found on World of Coca-Cola’s website.
Special Offer Details:
• To take advantage of the 4 for $50 offer, World of Coca-Cola guests should present a printed copy of the “Friends and Family Four-Pack” coupon found on World of Coca-Cola’s website.
• This offer can be redeemed at walk-up ticketing windows only and cannot be redeemed online.
• There is a limit of 2 offers or “four-packs” per transaction, for a maximum of 8 promo-priced tickets per transaction.
• Promotional pricing does not apply to single tickets. Regular general admission pricing applies to tickets purchased in addition to “four-packs.”
• This offer is valid for visits Feb. 24 through March 9, 2018 only.
• This offer is not valid with any other offers or discounts.
Take a ‘dip’ into Georgia Aquarium with your toddler, without the time or cost commitment of our General Admission ticket. Bring your little one on a fun and educational adventure in Georgia Aquarium’s Oceans Ballroom with views of beluga whales or whale sharks and manta rays. During each 1.5 hour experience, children will meet and learn about an approachable animal during a special introduction to marine life, enjoy a costumed character appearance, story time, craft activities and a small snack. Each month will feature a different animal encounter and theme.
Chattanooga has been transformed into a place where kids rule and adventure is everywhere! Kids can’t resist exploring the world with lots of hands-on activities designed just for them. While on Spring Break Safari in Chattanooga, kids can be a Musician (NEW!) and learn new guitar skills; Shutterbug Adventurer (NEW!) and develop photography skills; World Traveler (NEW!) and explore 50+ countries; Backyard Scientist(NEW!) and meet native and exotic species; Time Traveler (NEW!) while cruising down the mighty Tennessee River; Sword Fighter on a quest to see the Queen; Zookeeper and encounter some of nature’s wildest creatures; RockQuest Adventurer and search for geological wonders; Conductor aboard a rumbling locomotive; Cave Explorer and venture deep into a cave; or a Rock Climber and scale walls and boulders.
Families can discover more about Chattanooga on an exciting Scavenger Hunt with all NEW questions in 2018! Explore the city and complete each Scavenger Hunt at your own pace. Solve the clues together or if you get stuck, you can ask someone at the attraction or check out the answers at the end of the guide.
Grab your free Spring Break Safari Guide which can be downloaded online or picked up at any of the Spring Break Safari attractions or the Chattanooga Visitors Center.
Bring Your Kids to train with our Knights!
FREE with each child admission, kids ages 5-12 can step into the arena with the Knights of Medieval Times and train to become honorary knights of the realm.
Doors open 90 minutes prior to show time. Training begins 60 minutes prior to show time.
**You must register at the Knight Training sign up table upon entry to the castle** Training is open to both boys and girls. Closed toe shoes are required to participate.
*Space is limited and training is available on a first come first serve basis for the first 80 kids.*
Please visit our website or Facebook event page for full list of Junior Knight Training dates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1338455069634158/
Charis Books’ Stories for Free Children Story Hour is back! Children of all ages are welcome to attend with their parents. Join us the 3rd Saturday of every month as we invite local children’s book authors and community members to read their favorite stories for free children. This is a Charis Circle Strong Families Whole Children Program. The suggested donation is $5 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Atlanta’s St. Patrick’s Day parade – started by the city’s Hibernian Benevolent Society (a Catholic and Protestant fraternal organization) – dates back to 1858, making it one of the country’s oldest. Produced by Atlanta St. Patrick’s Parade, Inc., the Parade features representatives from the various Irish groups that are an integral part of Atlanta’s Irish community. The emphasis is on children and families in celebration of all of Atlanta’s diverse backgrounds on a day when “everybody is Irish.”
Join is for the first Peachtree Corners Restaurant Week. Featuring nine of the areas top restaurants, you will enjoy specials for the week at each restaurant. Special menus and pricing includes three course dinners for $35.00, free salad with lunch entree, $19.99 prime rib specials, and beverage specials.
The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival returns to the historic French Quarter for its 32nd annual celebration of contemporary literature, culture, theater, and the works of Tennessee Williams. From March 21-25, 2018, attendees will enjoy celebrated award-winning speakers alongside fresh new voices on the literary scene.
The five-day event offers a range of diverse speakers and performers, including Jami Attenberg, Jack Bedell, Jericho Brown, Lisa D’Amour, Beth Ann Fennelly, Richard Ford, Jennifer Haigh, Walter Isaacson, Laura Lippman, Nathaniel Rich, Amy Ryan, Erica Spindler, Justin Torres, Calvin Trillin, and many more.
The 2018 program includes writer’s craft sessions; scholarly and entertaining discussions among distinguished panelists; celebrity interviews; theater, food and music events; a scholars conference; breakfast book club; French Quarter literary and LGBT walking tours; a book fair; and special evening events and social gatherings.
For more information about tickets, and to see a full list of speakers and festival highlights, visit www.tennesseewilliams.net.
Join Ben Ackerley, Garden Manager, for a garden tour highlighting spring blooms at Woodlands!
Join Atlanta Ballet 2 as they present a selection of short pieces in the Robinson Atrium! Atlanta Ballet 2 represents the highest level of training in the Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education, and provides new performance opportunities for the next generation of professional dancers. It is the pathway to becoming an Atlanta Ballet company dancer. Free with museum admission.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, you and your loved ones can catch all the spectacular springtime festivities in center court, where the Easter Bunny will be making his annual appearance and posing for free, printed keepsake photographs. He’ll also have some of his best friends in tow to paint faces, make balloon animals, and hand out free Easter goodies.
The Original Rad Hatter will also be making his much-anticipated return to the center for the event. Kids of all ages are invited to join in on the hat-making fun by creating one-of-a-kind Rad Bag Hats or Rad Bag Easter Bonnets. Decorate yours with stickers, feather boas, ribbons, glitter, markers, and more.
Join the world’s most beloved bunny rabbit and all of his fabulous friends for north Atlanta’s most eggstravagant Easter celebration ever.
BROOKHAVEN CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL FEATURES FAMILY-FRIENDLY FUN, LIVE MUSIC, FOOD AND MORE
The 2018 Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival, held at Blackburn Park (3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road), will be the first major event of the year for the metropolitan Atlanta festival season. The Festival kicks off Sat., March 24 with an opening ceremony and ribbon cutting at 9:45 a.m. and concludes on Sun., March 25. Festival hours will run from 10 am – 6 pm.
The weekend-long extravaganza boasts a music lineup of nationally recognized artists, including country music stars Craig Morgan and Keith Anderson as well as Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones and Transviolet.
This year, the festival will also premiere a new food court sitting area providing guests with a 360-degree view of the stage, Kidz Zone and dog show area. The Classic Car Show returns, showcasing a variety of vehicles from decades past. Whether they’re a music fan, foodie, pet-lover or car aficionado, attendees from near and far will find something of interest at the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival. Admission is free.
In addition to shopping for arts and crafts or enjoying the various entertainment areas, festivalgoers can sign-up to participate in the Festival’s 5K Run or 1K Walk, a fundraiser for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Visit www.brookcherryfest.org to view the full concert schedule and additional information.
Visit the Atlanta Science Festival Exploration Expo and stop by the How the Canine Mind Helps People with Severe Diseases event, sponsored by home-town biopharma company UCB, Inc. and hosted in collaboration with local non-profit organization, Canine Assistants.
Meet the furry friends who help their owners in everyday life and learn how the science of the canine mind unlocks ways to support patients living with severe diseases.
This year BabyLand General® Hospital will celebrate forty years of delivering babies. Visitors from across the U.S. and around the world come to this small mountain community for a little dose of “imagicillin” and TLC in the form of true Southern Hospitality. In honor of 40 years, there will be a Free 40,000 Egg Hunt filled with candy, toys and coupons for free food and activities from local businesses. Hunt Starts promptly at 3 p.m. Easter Bonnet contest, vendors, rides, slides, food and more. Prize drawings all day. Reservations required for Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s wonderful fitness education program includes yoga, which helps students to release tension and quiet the mind. Studies have shown that yoga is a useful tool for healing.
This program is run by an amazing teacher, Amy Kleinman Kenny, who has been sharing her gift and her strength with the MSD students to help them find a sense of peace. After the events that took place on the afternoon of February 14th, the school needs her program now more than ever to continue teaching love, meditation, and mindfulness.
Your participation in this class & donation to MSD Yoga will bring love, light, and strength into the lives of the children of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as they return to their classes after an unthinkable tragedy. Funds will go to assist the yoga program with supply needs, go towards a teacher training scholarship fund, and provide assistance for the families of Amy’s yoga students who were personally affected by this horrific tragedy.
Let’s come together with intention for Hope and Healing for the brave Eagles of MSD. Together, we will soar. #EaglesSoarHigher #MSDstrong
Please register in advance.https://goo.gl/qbo1rP
All levels welcome! $20 suggested cash donation to benefit MSD’s yoga program
Dunwoody’s Lemonade Days is an annual, five-day festival held each spring to celebrate the spirit of community and introduce visitors to a number of local Dunwoody vendors. Lemonade Days bring families together to enjoy more than 30 full-scale carnival rides, more than 20 fabulous food and beverage vendors, three days of center stage performances, the popular Dunwoody Idol contest, arts, crafts and goods from local vendors, a Dunwoody Antique Car Show, a ‘Kiddie Land’ for small children and features pony rides, a petting zoo, train rides and other rides and, of course, drink lemonade. Additional offerings include a Craft Beer and Wine Garden in the big tent in front of the pavilion for one day each year, and a Lemonade Days 5k race!
This event is perfect for all ages and is held in the beautiful Morgan Falls Overlook Park at the Chattahoochee River. Along with the parade of lanterns, there will also be several floating lanterns on the river, which is always a crowd favorite.
Boom! Pow! Zap! Families are invited to soar to Children’s Museum of Atlanta and discover the magical powers behind science at its annual Superhero Science Night on Saturday, March 9 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Kids are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero as they learn how to save the world using the powers of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The action-packed night will feature a variety of hands-on activities, including learning how the forces of air help Supergirl fly, discovering tastes and sounds with Daredevil and solving crimes in Gotham City from the Batcave. To conclude the event, Professor Labcoat will perform a special a weather-themed Spectacular Science Show, sure to end with a splash!Guests can also look forward to a robotics demonstration from the Oak Grove Elementary GroveBots and appearances by the Chick-fil-A Cows and Cosplay Volunteers of Atlanta. WHAT: Superhero Science Night at Children’s Museum of Atlanta Families are invited to blast off into the wonderful world of science WHEN: Saturday, March 9 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. WHERE: Children’s Museum of Atlanta 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, NW Atlanta, GA 30313 HOW: Tickets are $10 for members and $20 for non-members and must be purchased in advance. Tickets will not be sold at the door. For tickets, visit bit.ly/SuperHeroScienceNight2019 or call 404-420-5910.
- Tuesday-Saturday at 8 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m
FAQSWhat is the KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge? The KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge is the nations largest mobile fitness event traveling from coast-to-coast dedicated to keeping kids active and healthy. How do kids participate? Kids of all ages get the opportunity to demonstrate their physical fitness by participating in a completion-based obstacle course designed to test speed, strength, agility, and overall physical fitness. How is the course laid out? The KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge is a 10 station completion-based obstacle course that includes sprinting, push ups, wall crawls, hurdles, jumping jacks, sit ups, tunnel crawls and to finish off the course – a grueling 20 foot confidence climb and 60 meter dash to the finish! What is the minimum age requirement to compete? The minimum age requirement for our toddler course is 3 years of age. The course difficulty is adjusted to compliment each age group to include the adults. Is the KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge a kids event only? Not at all, adults can participate on all activities at the event to test their physical fitness. How long will I have to run? Each course no matter if adult or toddler takes approximately 5 – 10 minutes to complete depending on your physical fitness. What if I can’t make it that far? No worries. You can terminate your race at anytime but we encourage all participants to attempt to finish. We have lots of great volunteers to help you on the way! Is there a cost to run the course? No, the KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge course is free of charge for all ages. Runners are handled on a first come first serve basis. Is there a charge to participate on the Xtreme rides at the event? Yes, there is a charge associated with participating on the BumperBalls, PonyHops and BodyZorbs at the event. The KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge Obstacle Course and Awareness areas are FREE of charge for unlimited participation all day. What other activities are there to do at the event? The event features lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy to include Xtreme gaming for all ages, rides, food and on-site programming designed to inspire kids and families to live an active and healthy lifestyle. What is the weather policy for the event? The KIDFITSTRONG Fitness Challenge is a LOW WIND SHINE ONLY event due to extremely high inflatables. Please make sure to check the website [...]
After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.
Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.