Family fun: 10 kid-friendly activities in metro Atlanta this April

Earth Goddess sculpture at Atlanta Botannical Garden on November 17, 2022
Brandon McKeown

As spring blooms, Atlanta opens its arms to a world of family-friendly excitement this April! Feel the thrill of exhilarating rides at Six Flags or enjoy a movie under the stars at Atlantic Station’s Screen on the Green. Don’t miss out on special events like Earth Day celebrations at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, the Harlem Globetrotters at State Farm Arena, or the start of the Georgia Renaissance Festival, where you can transform into knights and princesses for a day of whimsical adventure. With something for everyone, check out our 10 can’t-miss events below that promise a month-long extravaganza of family fun!

Spring Break at Six Flags Over Georgia

Take the kids for a thrill-filled Spring Break adventure at Six Flags Over Georgia. Brace yourself for the return of the spine-chilling SAW Haunted Maze, where you’ll navigate through Jigsaw’s twisted traps inspired by the iconic horror franchise. For family-friendly fun, join the Six Flags Egg Shellabration scavenger hunt, where you’ll search for oversized eggs inspired by beloved characters. Plus, in honor of World Autism Month, don’t miss Low Sensory Sundays for a calm and welcoming park experience. With new spring entertainment and meet & greets, Six Flags promises a Spring Break filled with plenty of laughter and adventure.

Location: Austell - 275 Riverside Pkwy.; Website:; Dates: Until Sunday, April 7; Admission: $49+

Harlem Globetrotters - State Farm Arena

Slam-dunk into a world of excitement as the Harlem Globetrotters bring their 2024 World Tour to Atlanta! Be prepared to witness dribble-tastic maneuvers and hoop-tacular displays of athleticism as the Globetrotter stars light up the court. From three-point swishes to alley-oop thrills, every moment promises to be a slam dunk of entertainment. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the action as the Globetrotters go head-to-head with their arch-rivals, the Washington Generals, in a game that’s sure to have you on the edge of your seat.

Location: Downtown - 1 State Farm Dr.; Website:; Date: Sunday, April 7; Time: 12:30 p.m.; Admission: $30+

Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing Event - Stone Mountain Park

Share a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your kids! Families from far and wide are welcome to join Stone Mountain in an unforgettable celestial spectacle: the “Great North American Eclipse.” Visitors will have the rare opportunity to witness an 81% sun obscuration, transforming the sky into a breathtaking display. Whether ascending via the walk-up trail or soaring on the Summit Skyride, guests will secure prime viewing spots atop the mountain.

Location: Stone Mountain - 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd.; Website:; Date: Monday, April 8; Admission: $39.95 for ages 12 and up, $34.95 for ages 3 - 11, free for ages 2 and under

Screen on the Green - Atlantic Station

Spring into action under the stars at Screen on the Green, where a series of spring-themed movie delights await! Blankets in hand, audiences are invited to immerse themselves in the beauty of the season. On April 11, the enchanting adventure of “A Bug’s Life” unfolds, promising humor, heart and tiny heroes for the entire family to enjoy. Then, on April 18, the toe-tapping, heartwarming melodies of “Mamma Mia!” take center stage, inviting viewers to dance and sing along to ABBA hits.

Location: Midtown - 1380 Atlantic Dr. NW; Website:; Dates: Thursday, April 11 and Thursday, April. 18; Time: 7 - 9 p.m.; Admission: Free

Atlanta Dogwood Festival - Piedmont Park

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is fun for the whole family, boasting an extensive array of activities suitable for all ages. Amidst the vibrant showcase of artistry from hundreds of talented artists, the festival hosts a dedicated Kids Village bursting with excitement. From face painting to engaging make-and-take sessions, children can immerse themselves in interactive arts and crafts. Don’t miss out on charming experiences such as the teddy bear hospital, glamorous manicures for pint-sized princesses, captivating puppet shows, inflatable adventures, bubble-filled fun and much more!

Location: Midtown - 1320 Monroe Dr. NE; Website:; Dates: Friday, April 12 - Sunday, April 14; Admission: Free

Monster Jam - Atlanta Motor Speedway

Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled extravaganza at Monster Jam! Before the event kicks off, join the Pit Party to meet drivers, see the massive trucks up close and snap photos. Starting an hour before the main event, Monster Jam Trackside offers a sneak peek into the action with competition previews, driver interviews and more. From thrilling opening ceremonies to exciting giveaways, every moment is packed with family-friendly fun. Don’t miss out, arrive early to rev up the excitement!

Location: Hampton, GA - 1500 Tara Pl.; Website:; Dates: Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, April 14; Admission: $30+

Georgia Renaissance Festival

Hear ye, hear ye! Step right up and join the festivities at the Georgia Renaissance Festival! Delight awaits as you immerse yourself in a day filled with continuous entertainment across ten vibrant stages, featuring thrilling circus acts, jousting tournaments, and side-splitting comedy shows. With rides, games of skill, and delectable desserts adding to the excitement, it’s an experience the whole family won’t want to miss.

Location: Fairburn - 6905 Virlyn B Smith Rd.; Website:; Dates: Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, June 2; Admission: $26.95 - $30.55 for ages 13 and up, $13.95 - $16.56 for ages 6 - 12, Free for kids 5 and under

Lemonade Days Festival - Brook Run Park (Dunwoody)

Step right up to the 24th annual Lemonade Days Festival, a beloved Dunwoody tradition and cornerstone event of the community. As the largest annual fundraiser, it fuels a plethora of vital initiatives, from historic preservation to educational programs, ensuring the vibrancy of our neighborhood. Get ready for exhilarating carnival rides with daily wristbands for unlimited fun, tantalizing treats from food vendors and captivating performances on the center stage.

Location: Dunwoody - 4770 N Peachtree Rd.; Website:; Dates: Wednesday, April 17 - Sunday, April 21; Admission: Free+

Earth Day - Atlanta Botanical Garden

Go green and groove at the Earth Day family event, where nature takes center stage in a symphony of fun! Join Havana Son for a musical voyage through Latin America on the Great Lawn, where little ones and adults alike can sway to the rhythms of Cuba, Mexico and beyond. Dive into eco-friendly activities like crafting Earth Suncatchers, planting seeds and exploring recycled art on a scavenger hunt. With music, art, and hands-on learning, it’s a day to celebrate our planet and all its wonders.

Location: Midtown - 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE; Website:; Date: Saturday, April 19; Time: 10 a.m. to noon; Admission: $29.95 for Adults, $26.95 for ages 3 - 12, Free for kids 3 and under

Día de los Niños y Niñas - Lawrenceville Arts Center

Join in the celebration of childhood at this enchanting event featuring workshops, entertainment, great food and delightful surprises. In collaboration with the Mexican Consulate, this event promises fun for all ages. Día de los Niños, or Children’s Day, is an important celebration that honors and recognizes the significance of children in society. By celebrating Children’s Day, communities reaffirm their commitment to creating a brighter and more inclusive future for all children, regardless of background or circumstance.

Location: Lawrenceville - 125 N Clayton St.; Website:; Date: Sunday, April 28; Admission: Free

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