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 2017 events below, and head over to occupymyfamily.com for even more metro Atlanta events and happenings.
Second Sundays (April 9, May 14 & June 11) – Take your family to the High Museum of Art on the second Sunday of each month for free. Admission is only free from 12-5 p.m. Special programming takes place from 1-4 p.m. during each event. For more information, visit high.org.
Matilda the Musical (April 18-23) – Broadway in Atlanta brings “Matilda the Musical” to the stage in April. The heralded musical tells the tale of a young school girl with mysterious magical powers, as imagined by Roald Dahl in the classic children’s book “Matilda.” Tickets start at $30. For more information, visit atlanta.broadway.com.
Mustangs at the Mountain (May 6) – Shift your love affair with the Ford Mustang into high gear during the 10th annual Mustangs at the Mountain event at Stone Mountain Park. More than 400 cars are slated to be displayed during this time. There is a $15 per vehicle charge to enter Stone Mountain Park. For more information, visit stonemountainpark.com.
Shaky Knees Music Festival (May 12-14) – Shaky Knees is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a lineup filled with bands you know and love. The event is headlined by LCD Soundsystem, Cage the Elephant, Pixies, Nick Murphy, X Ambassadors and The XX. There are also previous performances around town the week of the festival. Tickets start at $99 per person. For more information, visit shakykneesfestival.com.
Fire in the Fourth (May 20) – One hundred years ago, a fire nearly wiped out Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. The all-ages festival will feature fire sculptures, fire theatre, history presentations, a variety of performances, live music and typical festival fare. The event is free to attend. For more information, visit fireinthe4th.com .
Atlanta Jazz Festival (May 26-28) – Plan on relaxing on the grass at Piedmont Park while you take in the sounds of some of the best jazz musicians the region offers. Remember, Piedmont Park is picnic-friendly! The festival is free to attend. For more information, visit atlantafestivals.com.
Decatur Arts Festival (May 26-28) – This juried fine arts festival takes over Downtown Decatur on Memorial Day weekend each year inviting locals and visitors to experience the best art the region offers. Parking is limited so be sure to take MARTA. Admission to the festival is free. For more information, visit decaturartsfestival.com.
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival (June 1-4) – Calling all foodies! Bring your appetite and your camera to the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. The festival’s agenda is filled with seminars, workshops, dinners, tasting tent experiences and more. This is one festival that is best experienced without small children so be sure to lineup a babysitter. Numerous ticket packages are available. For more information, visit atlfoodandwinefestival.com.
Juneteenth at the Atlanta History Center (June 17) – This annual celebration focuses on the historical significance of Juneteenth throughout the United States. As part of the event, there will be family-friendly activities, immersive museum theatre performances and crafts. Admission to the Atlanta History Center is free on this day. For more information, visit atlantahistorycenter.com.