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What to Do While You’re in Atlanta: Fall/Winter 2017

Visiting Atlanta for a weekend to scout out your new home, or just moved in and looking for some family-friendly fun? Check out these can’t-miss fall and winter events below.

Second Sundays (Every second Sunday) – On the second Sunday of every month, the High Musuem of Art offers free admission and special family-friendly activities from 1-4 p.m. Through November, families can enjoy “Merry Go Zoo” at Sifly Piazza just outside the entrance to the High, free of charge. For more information visit high.org

Sid the Science Kid: The Super-Duper Exhibit (Sept. 16, 2017- Jan. 15, 2018) – Kids who are fans of Sid the Science Kid won’t want to miss the opportunity to see the new themed exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. The exhibit combines the opportunity for kids to explore Sid’s world and the science that makes everyday life possible. For more information visit childrensmuseumatlanta.org.

“Text Me: How We Live in Language” (Sept. 17, 2017) – BTW, YOLO. This Museum of Design Atlanta exhibit tackles the world of texting and includes curated art and messaging regarding the popular form of language. For more information visit museumofdesign.org.

Scarecrows in the Garden (Oct. 4-29, 2017) – Every year, Atlanta Botanical Garden fills their grounds with community-made scarecrows, each dressed in a themed costume. The extraordinary displays are yet another family-friendly reason to explore the Midtown grounds. Can’t make it to town? Check out a similar exhibit at the Gainesville Garden, which runs the same dates. For more information visit atlantabg.org.

Taste of Atlanta (Oct. 20-22, 2017) – The annual Atlanta festival moves to its new home in the city’s Historic Fourth Ward Park for 2017 but it still has the same delicious offerings, including the Friday Night Kick-Off Party, which is a great excuse for a date night. For more information visit tasteofatlanta.com.

Little 5 Points Halloween Festival (Oct. 21, 2017) – Costumes are everywhere during this quirky festival, capped off by a community-centric Halloween parade. Beware, parking is extremely limited around the festival so it’s best to take public transportation or grab an Uber. For more information visit l5phalloween.com.

Country Living Fair (Oct. 27-29, 2017) – The Country Living Fair is the perfect excuse for a day of fun at Stone Mountain Park. Not only is the fall color worth a trip to the top of the mountain, the festival is the perfect reason to spend plenty of time on the ground. Over 200 vendors from 29 states are part of the annual event. For more information visit stonemountainpark.com.

Chomp & Stomp Chili Cook-off and Bluegrass Festival (Nov. 4, 2017) – Everyone is invited! Join your neighbors at the annual Cabbagetown Chomp and Stomp festival. Enjoy live music, chili, and an artists market. For more information visit chompandstomp.com.

Children’s Christmas Parade (Dec. 2, 2017) – While the snow may not be coming down, you can still get in the Christmas spirit with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta while you watch the annual Children’s Christmas Parade come down Peachtree Street in Midtown. For more information visit choa.org.

Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker (Dec. 8-28, 2017) – The Atlanta Ballet returns to The Fox Theatre for their annual run of the beloved story of the Nutcracker. Seeing the ballet perform in the classic venue is a holiday tradition for many Atlanta families so you’ll want to be sure to get your tickets before they sell out. For more information visit atlantaballet.com.