Visiting Atlanta for a weekend to scout out your new home, or just moved in and looking for some family-friendly fun? Check out Occupy My Family’s can’t-miss Spring 2016 events below, and head over to occupymyfamily.com for even more metro Atlanta events and happenings.
Georgia Renaissance Festival
(April 15-June 6) – Watch as actors, artists, aerialists and sportsman enthrall audiences with their spectacles and sport. Feast on turkey legs or choose from a variety of meats on a stick. Wash it all down with mead or a more modern beverage.
More info: garenfest.com
Atlanta Taco Festival
(May 1) – Atlanta’s top taco restaurants and food trucks are bringing their best offerings to Candler Park during this family-friendly festival. The event also features an adults-only tequila experience.
More info: atlantatacofestival.com
Tap Into Georgia Beer Festival
(May 21) – Head to Brook Run Park in Dunwoody to enjoy a day sipping beer from some of Georgia’s best local breweries. Bring a lawn chair, games, sit back and relax at this unique take on a beer festival.
More info: dunwoodynature.org
Decatur Arts Festival
(May 28-29) – Downtown Decatur fills with vendors selling their wares in the hometown urban environment. Don’t miss the annual community parade as part of the kid-friendly Kids Art Festival on May 28.
More info: decaturartsfestival.com
Helen to the Atlantic Balloon Race & Festival
(June 2-3) – This family-friendly event gives Atlanta residents and visitors the perfect excuse for a daytrip to the Alpine-like North Georgia town of Helen. Children and adults will enjoy watching as the balloons launch to begin the state’s only long distance hot air balloon race.
More info: helenballoon.com
Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival
(June 11) – Grab your kayak, canoe or paddleboard and head out on the Chattahoochee River with a few hundred other water enthusiasts. Not a fan of being out on the water? Stay on solid ground and enjoy the festival fun.
More info: chattahoochee.org
Atlanta Streets Alive
(June 12) – If you’ve walked down the middle of Peachtree Street in the middle of the day without any traffic around, Atlanta Streets Alive is a must-experience event. This event corresponds with the Atlanta Cycling Festivals so be sure to bring your bike and be at part of the parade!
More info: atlantastreetsalive.com
Tunes from the Tombs
(June 18) – The grounds of Oakland Cemetery come alive for this uniquely Atlanta event each year. Regional talent is the highlight of the event while local food trucks serve their fare. Plus, this is your opportunity to take a free guided tour of the grounds.
More info: oaklandcemetery.com
Celebrate America at The Rock Ranch
(June 25) – One of the best places to see fireworks in the metro area is away from the glare of the streetlights and in the countryside. In addition to the fireworks, during their celebration The Rock Ranch offers concerts, zip lining, a carousel, fishing, a petting zoo, pedal boats, a jumping pillow, pony rides and more.
More info: therockranch.com
Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival
(TBA) – Each summer, The Fox Theatre is home to a weeks long event featuring vintage films, children’s cartoons and sing-a-longs. Each year’s schedule is announced in late spring.
More info: foxtheatre.org