Atlanta Kids Weekend Events: Nov. 5-7

No way it’s November already. Thanks to Atlanta’s glorious fall weather, we’re still basking in the glow of multicolored leaves littering the sidewalks while munching on our kids’ Halloween candy on our way to the store. Life is good. Keep reading for our picks to make this glorious fall weekend even more fabulous.

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Attend the Chastain Park Arts Festival
The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is proud to announce the 13th Annual Chastain Park Arts Festival. This two-day event will feature up to 200 fine local and regional artists and artisans along tree lined Park Drive in Chastain Park. Find out details here.

Watch The Headless Horseman of Silly Hollow at Center for Puppetry Arts
Schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and an even spookier image in this comedic version of the famous Washington Irving short story. Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones tries to run Ichabod out of town as they both vie for the affection of Katrina Van Tassel. In the end, the Horseman saves the day and everyone is “happy ever after!” Here are the details.

Check Out Adventure Cubs at Zoo Atlanta
Each month a new adventure awaits with new animals to observe. Adventure Cubs will explore a new region of the world to investigate the animals and environments there! The purpose of each program is to expose young children to the diversity of animals around the world and to draw connections to how we are similar and different. Here‘s the scoop.

Celebrate Oktoberfest in Helen
Beer, brats, bands and Lederhosen – the Helen Oktoberfest has them all. Join the longest running Oktoberfest in the United States, which runs from September 9 through Nov. 7. Every year the Helen Festhalle houses the event. German-style bands play, Alphorns blown, Cowbells ring and the Accordion wheezes. Enjoy a good German beer with a Brat on a roll. Partake in the Gemütlichkeit (and learn what it is).. Check out the details here.

Invent with Rube Goldberg at The Children’s Museum
See inventor and artists Rube Goldberg’s iconic contraptions and illustrations, and explore new 3D life-size machines and interactive components of a Rube Goldberg machine. The Museum is closed on Wednesdays except for the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and before New Year’s Day. Here‘s what you need to know.

Learn with Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab at Tellus Museum
Inspired by the educational, animated comedy series, Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab presents an exciting world of science and discovery! The exhibit invites you to join the fun through interactive explorations of science, technology, engineering, and math. Discover invisible forces that seem more like magic than science, manipulate simple machines, learn basic coding, and much more.  Check it out here.

Shoot a Corn Cannon & Stay for a Bonfire
Uncle Shuck’s serves up a bumper crop of fall fun in addition to its pumpkin patch, including hayrides, a corn cannon, goat walk, evening bonfires, and a corn maze. This year’s corn maze theme is Peter Pan! Check Facebook for up-to-date hours, special events, and pumpkin availability. Here‘s the scoop.

Watch Trolls for Free at an Outdoor Movie at The Battery
This family-friendly movie series runs every Friday night at 7 p.m. until mid-December. This week’s showing is Trolls. Bring a blanket and your mittens! Free admission. Here‘s the scoop.

Check out our incredible virtual adventure calendar here for more options!

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—Shelley Massey


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