Family fun: 10 kid-friendly activities in Atlanta this June

Kids feed a butterfly an orange slice after the release at the Butterfly Festival at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell on Saturday, July 14.
Brenda J. Turner

As the summer sun shines brightly upon metro Atlanta, families are eagerly seeking exciting and kid-friendly activities to keep their little ones entertained. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor to this vibrant city, June brings a wealth of opportunities for unforgettable experiences.

From outdoor adventures to interactive learning opportunities, Atlanta is a treasure trove of family-friendly attractions. In this article, we have curated a list of must-visit destinations and events that guarantee a summer filled with laughter, learning and lifelong memories. So get ready to go on a journey through Atlanta’s bustling streets and discover the diverse array of activities that await you and your children this June!

The Art of the Brick Atlanta: A LEGO Art Exhibit

Are your kids passionate about building with LEGOs? Treat your family to an extraordinary adventure at the “Art of the Brick” event in Atlanta. Be amazed by the awe-inspiring sculptures created by renowned artist Nathan Sawaya, using millions of LEGO pieces. Visit each captivating room, admire classic sculptures, and witness iconic artworks come alive through video mapping and moving installations. This unforgettable experience will ignite the imagination of both children and adults, leaving lasting memories for everyone.

Location: Doraville - 5660 Buford Hwy. NE; Website:

24th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival - Chattahoochee Nature Center

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature at the 24th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival, a delightful celebration of pollinators. Explore the Butterfly Encounter, engage with experts and educators, participate in the Migration Game, indulge in tasty food and enjoy live entertainment. Don’t forget to bring your tickets and arrive early to make the most of this rain-or-shine event.

Location: Roswell - 9135 Willeo Rd.; Website:; Contact: 770-992-2055; Date: Saturday, June 3 - Sunday, June 4

16th Annual Atlanta Children’s Film Festival

Get ready for the Atlanta Children’s Film Festival, a two-week extravaganza of fun and educational activities featuring film screenings, workshops and guest speakers. With a focus on Dreams to Action, this festival showcases films made by independent filmmakers from around the world and promotes positive, educational, and entertaining programs for children and families. Join in person or online for a memorable experience filled with workshops, panels, and screenings that celebrate the creativity of young filmmakers and inspire young audiences.

Location: Downtown - One Margaret Mitchell Square; Website:; Dates: Friday, June 9 - Sunday, June 25

Ready, Set…Slow! - Fernbank Museum

Don’t miss the turtle-ly spectacular event, “Ready, Set... Slow!” at Fernbank, celebrating the world’s slowest animals from the Survival of the Slowest exhibit. Enjoy a day filled with themed crafts, activities, Tai Chi sessions, animal encounters, turtle-themed art, games, plant adaptation exploration, and a special Track and Field Zone.

Location: Druid Hills - 767 Clifton Rd.; Website:; Date: Saturday, June 10; Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Summer at the Rock - Stone Mountain Park

Experience the ultimate summer getaway at Stone Mountain Park’s Summer at the Rock, featuring family-friendly attractions, special entertainment, and the spectacular Music Across America Drone and Light Show. From the thrilling Water Works show and interactive puppet performances to the exciting K9 Sports Show and a wide range of attractions like Dinosaur Explore and the Scenic Railroad, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at this all-inclusive summer destination.

Location: Stone Mountain - 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd.; Website:; Contact: 770-498-5690; Dates: Saturday, June 10 - Friday, July 30

Captain Healthy and Safety Dog - Center for Puppetry Arts

Embark on an intergalactic learning experience with Captain Healthy and Safety Dog in this puppet show for kids ages 4–12. Join them on a voyage to the planet Relatively Fit, where wacky characters teach important lessons about hygiene, sun safety, household safety, and healthy food choices, making it a fun-filled expedition packed with facts and entertainment.

Location: Midtown - 1404 Spring St. NW; Website:; Contact: 404-873-3391; Dates: Wednesday, June 14 - Sunday, June 25

CoComelon Party Time

Step into the vibrant world of CoComelon with an immersive experience designed for little kids. Explore interactive party activities like ring toss, pin the tail on Cody’s Dino, and Bear Bean Bag toss; take a pretend hot air balloon ride; dance on a light-up dance floor to your favorite CoComelon tunes; play in a larger-than-life rainbow play zone; and get creative at the Coloring/Activity Center. All tickets also include a meet and greet with beloved CoComelon characters, and each session lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Location: Buckhead - 103 W. Paces Ferry Rd. NW; Website:; Dates: Friday, June 16 - Sunday, June 25

Juneteenth Celebration - Oakland Cemetery

Plan a visit to the historic Oakland Cemetery for a free family celebration. This year’s Juneteenth event focuses on the importance of Juneteenth, highlighting African American accomplishments and the economic reconstruction of the community post-freedom while aiming to establish itself as a staple community event throughout Atlanta. The festivities will include live music, food vendors, children’s storytelling, free tours, a vendor market and more.

Location: East Atlanta - 248 Oakland Ave. SE; Website:; Contact: 404-688-2107; Date: Saturday, June 17; Time: 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

9th Annual Family Food Fest

Celebrate Father’s Day at Family Food Fest Atlanta, a multicultural charity fundraiser and food-tasting event that brings families together to enjoy a wide array of delicious dishes. With an “all-you-can-eat” admission, indulge in various cuisines, including special vegan and vegetarian options, while enjoying live entertainment, kids’ activities, chef demonstrations and more throughout the day.

Location: Downtown - 65 M.L.K. Jr Dr. SW; Website:; Contact: 404-273-3227; Date: Sunday, June 18; Time: 3 - 6 p.m.

Summer Break Art Truck - Chattahoochee Food Works

Kids can unleash their artistic flair at this Summer Break Art Truck event, hosted by Brella Studio, by painting their own masterpieces on the art truck or enjoying engaging arts and crafts activities inside, suitable for all ages with eco-friendly materials.

Location: Northeast - 1235 Chattahoochee Ave. NW; Website:; Date: Wednesday, June 21 - Friday, June 23; Time: Noon

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