16 Events for Family Fun in Atlanta | May 2017

With the weather becoming consistently pleasant, you’re probably looking for new things to keep your child entertained and get some family bonding time in. Take a look at some of the events coming up in May around the city of Atlanta!


Tech Talent South Atlanta- Free Kids Code, April 24, May 1, May 8

Do you have a child that is interested in computers and learning to code? Kids ages 8-12 join Tech Talent South for an afternoon of code every Monday from 4pm-5:30pm April 10th to May 8th. Each week we cover a different topic so come to every class or stop in when you can. Registration for each week is separate. Each class builds on the week before, and we would love to have your child join us for all 5 sessions.

Cost: Free

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Kroger Chef Junior, May 6th and May 20th

A Kroger Chef will guide your child as they learn to create a tasty food item on their own. Each workshop lasts for approximately 20 minutes and includes activities such as decorating a cupcake or creating your own fruit pizza. Each child will take home a recipe card that includes step-by-step instructions so that together, you can continue the experience at home with a made-from-scratch recipe! It’s a great way to foster a life-long love of cooking! Kroger Chef Junior workshops are recommended for children ages 4-10 years old, but all are welcome!

Classes are available at multiple Kroger locations across Atlanta-please check the Eventbrite link.

Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm

Cost: Free

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Free Skateboarding Classes on the Beltline, May 6, 13, 20, 27

Beginner class is from 10-11 a.m., Intermediate classes are held from 11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m., and from 12:30-1:30 p.m. (check specific Saturday calendar to confirm)

COST: Free

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Family Game Night, May 8th

Join us the 2nd Monday of each month for Family Game Night. The library provides multiple board games that lead to hours of fun! No RSVP needed. Suggested Audiences:Toddler, Preschool, Elementary, Middle School

Alpharetta Branch Library

Time: 5:00-6:00pm

Cost: free

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Sweet Auburn Springfest, May 13th and 14th

The Sweet Auburn Springfest aims to restore Auburn Avenue as the “greatest street on the planet” with family fun, food, art, shopping and music.

Cost: Free

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The Dunwoody Art Festival, May 13th-May 14th

The Dunwoody Village area transforms into a whimsical artist market with fun for the entire family, and Dunwoody Village Parkway will become a shoppers’ paradise. A fun-filled Kidz Zone will await youngsters with great rides, sand art, imaginative crafts and games.

Cost: Free

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Second Sunday Funday at the High, May 14th

On the second Sunday of each month we offer free admission for all visitors and special family-friendly programming

Time: 1:00-4:00pm

Cost: Free

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Revelations Celebration Second Sunday Workshop, May 14th

Explore the exhibition Painter and Poet: The Wonderful World of Ashley Bryan, which reflects this picture-book artist’s wide variety of influences, including spirituals, jazz, and African folktales. Set to a suite of spirituals and blues music, Alvin Ailey’s Revelations is the world’s most popular work of modern dance. Learn excerpts from this masterpiece in a dance workshop conducted by former Ailey company member Nasha Thomas, with live music by an Ailey percussionist. Join your friends and family—all ages are welcome! Dance for a moment; remember for a lifetime.

Time: 2:00pm

Cost: Free

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Kirkwood Spring Fling & Tour of Homes Festival, May 16th

Enjoy the family-friendly fun of the annual Kirkwood Spring Fling with an artists market, live music, BBQ competition and food from local vendors.

Cost: Free

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Lego Club, May 16th

LEGO Club meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 4:00. LEGOs are provided. All ages welcome, no RSVP needed. Come build with us! Suggested Audiences: Families: Preschool, Elementary, Middle School

Atlanta Fulton Public Library System - Roswell Branch

Time: 4:00pm

Cost: Free

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From Here to There at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Come explore the science of how things move by land, sea and air. Ride a hovercraft to experience air pressure, turn up the heat to launch a colorful hot air balloon, and float a boat to experiment with air flow. Lift, launch and levitate your way through hands-on exhibits that make learning about gravity, friction, and the laws of motion fun!

COST: $14.95/ person; babies under 1 are free

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Free learn to ride a bike class on the Beltline, May 20th

In May, kids classes are from 9-11 a.m. and 12-2 p.m.; adult classes begin at 9 a.m.

REI How to Ride a bike for Kids (ages 4-11) Is your child struggling to learn how to ride their bike? Through step by step, engaging activities REI’s Instructors will help them with their cycling. Our kid-friendly instructors will provide a combination of personalized and group instruction to help overcome fears, teach important skills such as starting and stopping and help them understand how to maneuver their bikes around obstacles. This may be the only lesson they will need! REI’s fun, unique and proven instruction methods have helped hundreds of kids experience the joy of riding a bike. A properly fitted bike is essential for your child’s comfort and safety. They should be able to sit fully on the seat with their feet flat on the ground. If you are able, please remove training wheels prior to the class.

Skills you’ll learn:Children will learn balance, braking, steering, stopping and starting in a fun interactive class.

Cost: Free

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Coding for Kids, May 20th

Children will learn a fun way to code by coding the letters in their names. Suggested Audiences:Middle School, Elementary

Northwest Branch at Scotts Crossing

Time: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

Cost: Free

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Speech Factory Toastmasters for Teens, May 21st

On most third Sundays of the month this program will teach teens the basics of public speaking and help them become comfortable doing it. An advanced member of Toastmaster will discuss topics including creating goals, developing a personal mission and thinking on ones feet when in a public speaking situation. Teens will practice public speaking as part of the program. In the Community Room. Ages 12-18.

To register, email the teens name, age and phone number to:Laura.hoefener@fultoncountyga.gov

Northeast/Spruill Oaks Branch Library

Time: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Cost: Free

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The Best Kid Books' 2nd Annual Children's Entrepreneur Fair, May 27th

The Best Kid Books' 2nd Annual Children's Entrepreneur Fair is a youth empowerment event where selected kid entrepreneurs in the Atlanta area between the ages of 5 -10 are honored for their entrepreneurial nature! That's right, honored! President & CEO of The Best Kid Books is 7-Year-Old Kendyl Q. He too is a student in the Atlanta,GA metro area so he understands the challenges that are faced not only as a kid in a single parent home, also as an entrepreneur. He is honored to share the successes that come from being disciplined and focused with his peers, as he views this event as a platform to support and encourage youth to follow their dreams via his message, "Don't Give Up and Believe". This event is sure to encourage youth to continue the strides in business ownership and follow their dreams, whatever they may be.

Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm

Cost: Free

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Decatur Arts Festival, May 26 - 28

The Decatur Arts Festival features something for everyone and includes an artists' market, kids arts festival, performers and literary exhibits.

Cost: Free

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We hope you’ll use this list as a starting point. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and let us know about fun events you know of around Atlanta.

We’ll see you around the city!

-Solid Foundation Christian Academy Staff