There are so many fun things to do in Atlanta especially summer time. Download our summer fun guide – 120 Ways to Celebrate Summer in Atlanta with the Entire Family to plan out summer things to do in Atlanta with kids.
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Arts & Entertainment Summer Fun in Atlanta 2013
Our fourth edition of Family Summer Fun in Atlanta 2013 Guide features “Arts and Entertainment” in Atlanta. The day can be so hot in Atlanta metro so we have a long list of fun family friendly shows, entertainments and concerts for you to choose from.
Enjoy Story Time at Local Library
Local library is a great resource for family with kids of all ages. There are various activities and events throughout the year but it’s even more so during the summer time. Check out your local library for fun story time which typically has different show for different age ranges. Have a teen? Don’t worry some libraries even feature teen night in at the local library.
Catch a Disney’s High School Musical 2 from Off Broadway Dance
Enjoy musical theatre at the Off Broadway Dance theatre in Alpharetta with Disney’s High School Musical 2. Kids will enjoy singing along and seeing other kids perform. Check out for ticket price and showtimes here.
Sing and Dance at Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Summer time in Atlanta also means a various outdoor concert series are in town. There are plenty to choose from ranging from Wednesday WindDown at Centennial Olympic Park to Saturday Summer Concert Series at Mall of Georgia for the suburb families. Check out our guide to Free Summer Concert Series in Atlanta 2013 here.
View Free & Family-friendly Movies Under the Stars
It’s something about being out on the field, under the open sky at night full of stars and enjoying the family flicks with the whole family that make watching movies under the stars one of our family favorite thing to do in summer and fall. The event typically also includes fun family activities from local businesses for kids as well. So grab your lawn chair and take kiddos out for a family movie night under the stars. Use our guide to Free Summer Outdoor Movies in Atlanta to find the next show.
See a story come to life with storytelling at the Wren’s nest
Listening to a story time from local book store is a great way to spend a lazy afternoon with little ones. But what is more fun is to see the story come to life with interactive storytelling at the Wren’s Nest, a local book store in Decatur.
Watch family movies at participating movie theaters, for just a $1 or less
Watching the movies during summer break is almost like a right of passage for many kids. With preschoolers, sometimes it’s their first experience at the movie theater. So for parents, shelling out a big buck for a family movie outing can be a big budget blower. But there are options for more affordable summer movies at several local movie theater. Most are one dollar or less. So check out our guide to Cheap Summer Movies in Atlanta to enjoy a movie with kids this summer.
Make your own puppet and catch a family performance at Center for Puppetry Arts
Center for Puppetry Arts is one of Atlanta parents’ favorite attraction. And it’s deserving so with great puppet performances throughout the year as well as the museum. When you visit, don’t miss out on making your own puppet to bring home. Kids will be thrilled to have their own personalized puppet to show their friends. Before you head out there, don’t forget to check out Expedition Mom “Know Before You Go” to get the scoop.
Read a book and get a prize with Summer Reading Programs
Don’t let kids’ reading skill slide downhill this summer. Give them an incentive to enjoy summer reading with various summer reading programs from both businesses and local library. Check out our guide to find the summer reading program to join here.
Laugh out loud at iThink Improv Troupe
Have a laugh out loud night at iThink Improv Troupe Woodstock’s Friday Night Live. iThink Improv Troupe is a part of Elm Street Cultural Art Village that offers performances, instruction and exhibits year round.
Be entertained by a puppet show at Roswell Puppet Summer Series
Have a wonderful time at a puppet show at Roswell Puppet Summer series. This puppt show series is a great way to enjoy local performing art at an affordable price for kids. Check out the Know Before You Go from Expedition Mom to get the whole scoop on this kids-friendly event.
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See also Summer Fun Guide in Atlanta
Also don’t miss out on other fun things to do in Atlanta with kids this summer. See other guides below:
- Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun in Atlanta
- 120 Ways to Summer Fun in Atlanta
- Cheap Summer Movie Series in Atlanta
- FREE Outdoor Movies in Atlanta
- FREE Outdoor Concert Series in Atlanta
- Kids Skate Free in Atlanta
- Kids Bowl Free in Atlanta
- Blueberries Picking in Atlanta
- Farmers Markets in Atlanta