This month’s roundup is packed with events, festivals, and fun that don’t just stop at Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy the (sort of? hopefully?) cooler days and the sweet shift from summer to fall.
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.
John W. Clayton is credited with introducing the first apples to Gilmer County in 1903. Over a hundred years later, this north Georgia area produces more than 250,000 bushels of apples annually in over 30 varieties. Mid-August through late October is apple picking season. Throughout North Georgia are festivals and events celebrating the harvest, as well as lots of U-pick farms perfect for a family outing. If you’d rather, just enjoy the fall color and pick up a peck from one of the roadside stands. Click the link below for a complete list of apple orchards in Georgia.
The mega-hit musical with beloved songs telling parables of Jesus using games, storytelling, & a hefty dose of comedy.
Vickery Village Farmers Market
As Atlanta brings the heat this summer, World of Coca-Cola brings the cool with refreshing moments of fun. From a new exhibit about Sprite Boy – the elfin ambassador of Coca-Cola from the 1940s – to a global tasting experience, the attraction features summertime entertainment for families and friends of all ages.
Aesop’s circus is in town and the animals are ready to take the stage in this cheerful, interactive production speciﬁcally designed for the very young. Come early to hear some of your favorite fables and to color a special puppet that you can use during the show! Adapted for the puppet stage by Michael Haverty.
One of the largest independent book festivals in the country and growing. Join us on the Decatur Square this Labor Day Weekend, August 31 – September 2, 2018 for this free event. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 2018 US publication of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone, this year’s Kidnote event will feature a star studded group of popular middle grade and YA authors, including local authors Becky Albertalli, Laurel Snyder, and Nic Stone, talking about how The Sorcerer’s Stone changed the literary landscape for both readers and writers. Kidnote tickets (free) are still available.
Dragon Con’s Annual Parade is free and open to all to attend. The parade begins at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Linden Avenue, the parade will head south on Peachtree, east on Andrew Young International Boulevard and north on Peachtree Center Avenue, ending in front of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Because of crowd size and limited parking, MARTA is encouraged.
Grab your light sabers and head to Children’s Museum of Atlanta for our second annual TinyCON®: a two-day celebration of fantasy, science fiction, comics, gaming, and technology…just for kids! Pick up a pencil and draw with our Art Educators in a special cartoon character design class, or mix potions with Hogwarts classmates at the science bar. Design your own lightsaber to prepare for CMA’s Jedi Training course, and take apart tech in the Android Repair Shop. Both princesses and knights can decorate shields in the Art Studio, blend their own Peach Smoothie in Princess Peach’s cooking class, and more! Costumes encouraged! Purchasing timed admission tickets online is recommended.
Join the Alliance Theatre’s 50th Anniversary celebration with our Fall production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed in the heart of Atlanta’s most stunning outdoor venue. In this delightful new staging of Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, two couples deal with love and all its complications.
Specially discounted rates are available for Groups of 10 or more and every ticket includes FREE ADMISSION to the Botanical Gardens!
For more information, or to book your group, please email email@example.com or call us at 404-733-4690.
As the largest Remington exhibition in the South, Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum & Beyond illustrates the attraction, romance and conflict of the American West through the eyes of the most well-known name in Western art. Experience Frederic Remington’s art in a way no other public exhibit has ever shown in the southeastern U.S., at the largest permanent home for Western art in the country – The Booth.
oin us on Sunday, September 9th, closing day for our current exhibition, Making Change: The Art and Craft of Activism, and celebrate your weirdness by making Freak Flags! Investigate and celebrate your own individuality by making a Freak Flag. Freak Flags are a way to showcase and embrace the things that make you freaky and awesome. Get inspired by viewing our exhibition. Then, afterward, engage in your own craftivist project by prototyping and designing a Freak Flag that best represents you. Once you’re done, take your freak flag home, and fly it high and proud! Bring your unique perspective and MODA will provide the materials. There’s no charge to attend, but we ask that you register in advance to help us plan for the event! Activity and attendance are limited
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta is offering half off the price of admission to Hurricane Florence evacuees starting Monday, September 10. The attraction hopes to provide those impacted by the storm a bit of family fun. This offer is valid for any walk-up guests with proper identification from the coastal regions of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
WHAT: 50% discount for Hurricane Florence evacuees
WHEN: Starting September 10
Sunday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
*last entry at 5 p.m.*
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
*last entry at 7 p.m.*
WHERE: LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Atlanta
Third Floor, Phipps Plaza | 3500 Peachtree Road in Buckhead
HOW: Offer valid for any walk-up guests with a valid driver’s license from costal Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/LDCatlanta
Join Shannon Palmquist for a fun evening learning about this delicious probiotic drink that has everyone talking! She will provide lots of background information, all the how-to guidance you need, and a starter kit (including scoby) for making your very own, all-natural kombucha.
Class includes detailed lesson on kombucha making, step-by-step instructions, and a complete starter kit for making kombucha at home.
$25 registration + $8 for supplies (to be paid to the teacher in exact change or check on the day of class)
Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited. Early registration is recommended.
Class held at Farmview Market Conference Room
Suitable for ages 16 and up
The Tony Award-winning 42nd Street is an all singing, all dancing extravaganza inspired by the 1933 Busby Berkeley film of the same name. Fresh off the bus from Allentown and ready to take Broadway by storm at the height of the Great Depression, Peggy Sawyer catches the eye of veteran producer Julian Marsh. When the leading lady of his new production falls ill, Peggy gets her big break and becomes a big star. Featuring a score of standards such as “We’re in the Money,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” and “42nd Street,” this splashy Broadway musical will have you tapping in the aisles and humming right along!
There’s never been a better time to get active with the whole family because this fall, IronKids is returning to Alpharetta! IronKids Alpharetta allows children ages 6 to 15 an opportunity to test their strength with a swim, bike, and run competition. The race is divided into age-based categories: Junior (ages 6-8): 50 meter swim, 2 mile bike and 500 yards run; Intermediate (ages 9 to 11): 150 meter swim, 4 mile bike and 1 mile run; and Senior (ages 12 to 15): 300 meter swim, 8 mile bike and 2 mile run.
Back by popular demand European Market on Milton Ave. returns to Historic downtown Alpharetta on Sept 15 and 16. For two days only, all under a large tent the length of Milton Ave between Main St and Roswell/Canton St., you will find some of the best local artisans and gatherers in the area, showcasing an eclectic ensemble of vintage style home decor and furniture, beautiful works of art, handcrafted jewelry, one of a kind finds, fashion (both adult and children’s) clothing and accessories, gifts and unique treasures. The large tent sets this market apart from other such festivals in the metro area. The excitement, buzz and visual impact under the tent makes one feel like they have entered a market in a foreign land. Sure to provide discerning shoppers with a touch of Europe in this intimate and boutique market setting, you no longer have to cross an ocean to take advantage of such a distinctive and vibrant atmosphere.
This class is recommended for ages 5 & up.
Image shows two paintings. Singles can paint entire image on one canvas, couples can paint a set!
FREE COOKIES & LEMONADE!
If you’re coming with others, but making reservations separately, give us your group’s name or point person in the Special Request box. We’ll seat you together!
Join us after school for some FRIDAY FUN! We are painting Sparkle Unicorn and it’s a great way to kick off the weekend for the kiddos! Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2O8ZFsR
After her mother leaves home suddenly, 13-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother’s route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left. Winner of the 1995 Newbery Medal.
Join us for After School FUN! We are painting Rainbow Cheetah and the kiddos LOVE this painting! Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2ObRFHD
It’s time to turn up the heat! Chef Chairs Kevin Rathbun and Gerry Klaskala, along with Co-Chairs Mary Williams and Nan Street, invite guests to Open Hand Atlanta’s 15th annual Party in the Kitchen benefit event, featuring exquisite cuisine by 19 of Atlanta’s most talented chefs. For the past 30 years, Open Hand has served the community by delivering meals to those living with nutrition-sensitive chronic disease, at-risk youth and families, and homebound seniors. After raising more than $750,000 last year, patrons will enjoy an evening of exceptional cuisine and master mixology on Thursday, September 27 at 7 p.m. at American Spirit Works, located at 199 Armour Drive in Atlanta.
With nearly 30 million meals delivered, Open Hand Atlanta hosts the culinary-focused event annually to raise much needed funds to support its programs that provide access to health-promoting meals and nutrition education. As guests enjoy food prepared by chefs from some of Atlanta’s finest restaurants, they can also bid on live auction items, including dinners prepared at home by renowned chefs Kevin Rathbun, Gerry Klaskala and friends. Throughout the event, a silent auction will offer an array of luxury items including travel packages, entertainment opportunities and fine dining experiences.
To attend the Party in the Kitchen, tickets can be purchased at partyinthekitchen.org. Tickets for the Main Event on Thursday, September 27 are $250 each and include access to the chefs, mixologists, music and more.
Open Hand will also host a Patron Party to celebrate patrons and sponsors and provide a preview of the exquisite bites and sips to be featured at the main event. Beginning at 7 p.m., the event will take place on Thursday, September 13 and boast prominent chefs, cocktails and live music from Lilac Wine.
Patron Party tickets are $1,500 and all-inclusive with two tickets to the Patron Party and two tickets to the main event. To learn more information about Open Hand Atlanta, visit openhandatlanta.org.
About Open Hand
Open Hand Atlanta’s mission is to help people prevent or better manage chronic disease and improve their quality of life through tailored nutrition interventions. These include a wide variety of health-promoting meal plans as well as nutrition counseling and coaching delivered by an experienced team of Registered Dietitians. With the help of 10,000+ annual volunteers, the agency now prepares, packages and delivers over 6,000 meals per day in 19 metro-Atlanta counties, making it one of the largest community-based nutrition agencies in the country. To learn more about Open Hand Atlanta programs, call 404-872-8089 or visit openhandatlanta.org. Open Hand is located at 181 Armour Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324.
Gather your friends and celebrate fall with beer, wine and delicious food from some of Alpharetta’s best restaurants. Enjoy live music KRP and Band X. Please bring your own chair. Backpacks are not allowed.
Alpharetta’s downtown streets will be lined with over 100 scarecrows to celebrate its fall spirit. Voted by Travel + Leisure as the best fall festival in Georgia! Join in on the free family entertainment that includes groovy country music, games of crow-cornhole, hay rides, quirky face painting, historical demos, artsy activities, stimulating story-telling, yummy festival food and engaging inflatables.
Explore how the Cemetery, surrounding neighborhoods, and the city have changed over time while celebrating the local communities that make Oakland what it is today with living history theatre performances, tours, an artists’ market, food trucks, live music, storytelling, crafts for kids, and a historical costume contest.
On Sunday, September 30, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition is activating 3.1 miles of Peachtree Street for Atlanta Streets Alive – Central, connecting South Downtown to Midtown through the heart of the city. From 2:00 to 6:00 pm, the street will be closed to cars and open for people to walk, roll, bike and play! Atlanta Streets Alive is FREE and fun for all ages. Bring your friends and family, and share in the experience of enjoying our city streets as public space!