Family Summer Fun in Atlanta 2013: Festivals & Fairs Edition


There are so many fun things to do in Atlanta especially summer time. We kick off our summer fun guide – 120 Ways to Celebrate Summer in Atlanta with the Entire Family with the Festivals & Fairs edition.

Summer in Atlanta with Kids 2013

This summer fun guide in Atlanta with kids is a collaboration project between Expedition Mom and Atlanta With Kid. We hope it will help you enjoy summer in Atlanta with the entire family.

Each week, Expedition Mom and Atlanta With Kid will highlight one section from our guide on our site. So for this week, today you get the detail on Festivals & Fairs section here at our site. Then on Wednesday, please head to Expedition Mom to check out her insight information on Outdoor Recreation.

You can download our summer fun in Atlanta guide here.

Festivals & Fairs Summer Fun in Atlanta 2013


Our first edition of Family Summer Fun in Atlanta 2013 Guide features Festivals & Fairs in Atlanta. Check out our picks for top festivals and fairs in Atlanta for summer 2013.


Experience tasty food at Pigs & Peaches BBQ festival in Kennesaw

BBQ is big in the South and you can’t miss out on Pigs & Peaches BBQ festival in Kennesaw. Experience the tasty barbecue and other scrumptious dessert. Mark your calendar for August 23-24, 2013. The event will be held at Adams Park in Kennesaw.


Celebrate 4th of July with fireworks, music and kids activities at Mall of Georgia

Celebrate the Independent Day weekend with fireworks, music and family-friendly activities at various locations throughout Atlanta metro. We especially love the 4th of July celebration in Mall of Georgia with live music, games and prizes for kids. See our guide to 4th of July in Atlanta.


Encounter fantastical and out-of-this-world characters at Dragon*Con parade

Even if you don’t like sci-fi, attending Dragon*Con parade is one of the unique and fun experience your kids will love. Get there early on Labor Day weekend to secure the best spot for your kids that they can see the Storm trooper march in downtown Atlanta. And if you are lucky, you might see R2D2 roaming around in the hotel lobby.


Put on your bookworm hat for the AJC Decatur Book Festival

AJC Decatur Book Festival is one of the biggest independent book festival in the South and kids of all ages will enjoy this family-friendly festival. Meet the author, enjoy yummy fair food and participate in fun kids activities are just a few things you can fit into this two days event during the Labor Day weekend in Atlanta.


Get your jazz on at Atlanta Jazz Festival, Memorial Day weekend

Celebrate the Memorial Day weekend in Atlanta with three days of music at the Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park. Kids can also enjoy various family-friendly activities like face painting or balloon art.


Indulge in some ice cream at Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

What’s more perfect on the hot summer day in Atlanta than a fun day at the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival on Jun 27, 2013. This fun family festival is not only about ice cream but also about healthy living and fitness. The whole family can enjoy delicious ice cream and other food while participate in fun activities.


Browse artworks and crafts at Yellow Daisy Festival in Stone Mountain Park

Stroll the Stone Mountain Park and shop for the artworks or crafts at Yellow Daisy Festival from more than 400 artists and crafters from all around the country. This family-friendly event provides great family entertainments, children’s activities, fabulous festival food and fun shopping experience for the whole family. See Expedition Mom post on her experience with Yellow Daisy Festival here.


Watch vivid color of hot air balloons soaring into the sky at Callaway Garden

Kids would be mesmerizing to see vivid color of hot air balloon blanket the sky at Callaway Garden’s Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival. The Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival will be held during the Labor Day weekend from August 30 – September 1, 2013.


Get surrounded by the sea of sunflowers at Sunflower Farm Festival

Enjoy a fun day at the Sunflower farm and cut your own sunflower bouquet along with wonderful music and festival food at the Sunflower Farm Festival on July 6-7, 2013.


Enjoy the beauty of magical butterfly tent at Butterfly Festival at CNC

Delight in the magical of the air filled with colorful wings of beautiful butterflies at the Flying Color Butterfly Festival at Chattahoochee Nature Center  on July 13-14, 2013


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Summer Fun in Atlanta Guide

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