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What to Do While You’re in Atlanta: Summer 2017

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival

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 summer events below, and head over to occupymyfamily.com for even more metro Atlanta events and happenings.

Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation (June 3- Sept. 3, 2017) – Some of Andy Warhol’s best-known works are on display during this short-run exhibit at the High Museum of Art. Subjects include Campbell’s Soup, Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe, among others. Entry to the exhibit is included with your admission ticket. high.org

Some of Andy Warhol’s best known prints are on display at the High Museum for a short-run exhibit.

Sips Under the Sea: Glow Party (August 4, 2017) – Everything’s better under the sea! Plan your next date night at Georgia Aquarium. The air-conditioning makes the sticky summer evening bearable. Add in drinks, food and live music to make the adventure one worth remembering! georgiaaquarium.org

City of Atlanta and Fulton County Family Days at Zoo Atlanta (August 19-20, 2017) – Guests who are residents of the City of Atlanta or Fulton County or employees in City of Atlanta Government or Fulton County Government will receive free admission during the weekend. Admission is good for two adults and up to four children. zooatlanta.org

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival (Aug. 26- 27, 2017) – For the 15th year in a row, Atlanta’s oldest park welcomes families for a weekend of fun. There’s a 5K run, kids zone, bike valet, artist market, festival fare and live music. summershadefestival.org

The annual DragonCon Parade brings fans from all over the world to celebrate fantasy and sci-fi cartoons, television shows and movies.

Dragon*Con Parade (Sept. 2, 2017) – Characters from your favorite fantasy and sci-fi cartoons, television shows and movies march side by side in one of Atlanta’s favorite spectacles. Be sure to get there with plenty of time to spare to get a good spot. dragoncon.org

Yellow Daisy Festival (Sept. 7-10, 2017) – Each year, Stone Mountain Park hosts one of the highest-rated arts and crafts festivals in the country. Despite its small-town feel, the atmosphere of the event is welcoming to big crowds to enjoy shopping, live entertainment and festival fare. Make it a day and stay for the post-sunset Lasershow Spectacular. stonemountainpark.com

The TOUR Championship (Sept. 20-24, 2017) – The last PGA event of the season makes its regularly scheduled stop in Atlanta. The event features a number of family-friendly activities on the days leading up to the main event. eastlakegolfclub.com/tour-championship/

Atlanta Greek Festival (Sept. 27- Oct. 1, 2017) – For all-you-can-eat (and then some) festival fare, visit the Atlanta Greek Festival. Too busy that weekend? Hit up the festival’s drive-thru and take some of the best Greek food in Atlanta home with you. atlantagreekfestival.org