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

Dino Safari Atlanta at North Point Mall
Credit: Dino Safari

Embark on an unforgettable journey of excitement and adventure with your kids in Atlanta this August! The city is brimming with kid-friendly activities that promise to create cherished memories. Experience the adrenaline rush of roller coasters at Six Flags or be enthralled by the live concert featuring Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse at Atlanta Symphony Hall. Step into a world of wonder with the magical puppet show “Aanika’s Elephants” at the Center for Puppetry Arts, or delight in a unique dining experience at Zoo Atlanta. With something for toddlers to teens and an array of events all around town, this August promises an action-packed and fun-filled month.

Dino Safari: A Walk-Thru Adventure - North Point Mall (Alpharetta)

Explore Dino Safari in Atlanta, an immersive walk-through expedition where families can get up close to giant moving dinosaurs from around the world. Enjoy interactive digital games, fossil digging and a tailor-made virtual reality adventure, making it an action-packed event for all ages.

Location: Alpharetta (North Point Mall) - 1000 North Point Cir.; Website:; Date: Until Sept. 4; Admission: $19 for ages 13+, $16 for ages 2-12, Free for kids 2 and under

Rise and Dine with the Animals - Zoo Atlanta

Discover the extraordinary Rise and Dine with the Animals, an exclusive event before the Zoo opens to the public! Delight in a catered breakfast while observing the animals as they prepare to start their day, with a special focus on reptiles and amphibians. Don’t miss the chance to meet the Aldabra tortoises and the dedicated animal care team for an unforgettable experience.

Location: East Atlanta - 800 Cherokee Ave. SE; Website:; Contact: 404-624-5600; Dates: Saturday, Aug. 5; Time: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.; Admission: $60, Free for kids under 3

Movies by Moonlight - Heritage Amphitheater Lawn (Sandy Springs)

Gather your family and enjoy a fantastic movie night on the big screen at the Heritage Amphitheater Lawn in Sandy Springs. Admission is free, and you can bring a picnic or grab dinner from food trucks starting at 7:00 p.m. Movies by Moonlight’s lineup includes “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” on August 11 and “The Lion King” on August 25.

Location: Sandy Springs - 6110 Blue Stone Rd.; Website:; Date: Friday, Aug. 11 and 25; Admission: Free

Aanika’s Elephants - Center for Puppetry Arts

In “Aanika’s Elephants,” follow the touching journey of Aanika, a young African girl, and her special bond with an orphaned baby elephant named Little. With music, humor and a variety of puppets, this captivating performance highlights themes of compassion, courage and the strength of one young girl in making a difference. An inspiring show for all ages!

Location: Midtown - 1404 Spring St. NW; Website:; Contact: 404-873-3391; Dates: Thursday, Aug. 17 - Sunday, Sept. 3; Admission: $22

Coaster Fest - Six Flags Over Georgia

Take in the thrills of Coaster Fest at Six Flags, a brand-new festival offering an up-close and personal encounter with the most exhilarating roller coasters in the southeast! Enjoy exclusive ride times, special presentations, behind-the-scenes tours and more, all hosted by the Six Flags Over Georgia team.

Location: Austell - 275 Riverside Pkwy.; Website:; Contact: 770-739-3400; Dates: Saturday, Aug. 19 - Sunday, Aug. 20; Admission: $70

Summer Adventure Day - Chattahoochee Nature Center

Get ready for an action-packed day of adventure at CNC’s Summer Adventure Day! Kids and teens can enjoy fun activities like canoeing, paddle boarding, archery, and outdoor adventures, gaining new skills and inspiring future outdoor exploration. Embrace the great outdoors and learn how to be a good steward of nature.

Location: Roswell - 9135 Willeo Rd.; Website:; Contact: 770-992-2055; Date: Sunday, Aug. 20; Time: Noon to 4 p.m.; Admission: $15 for Adults, $11 for ages 13 - 18, $9 for ages 3 - 12, Free for ages 2 and under

Teen Night - High Museum of Art

Discover the enthralling realm of the samurai at the High’s Teen Night. Teens will be transported to the Edo period as they engage in creating artwork inspired by traditional woodblock prints and explore the art of origami while savoring a delightful cup of green tea.

Location: Midtown - 1280 Peachtree St. NE; Website:; Contact: 404-733-4400; Date: Friday, Aug. 25; Time: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.; Admission: $5 for Teens

Say Goodbye to Summer Bash - Avalon (Alpharetta)

End the summer with a bang at Avalon’s luau-themed bash! There will be live music, family entertainment, photo ops, tropical beverages and much more. Enjoy the hula dancers and thrilling fire dancers, then dance to the tunes of The Retreat Band. Make sure to stop by the face painting and photo booths for extra fun.

Location: Alpharetta - 2200 Avalon Blvd.; Website:; Date: Saturday, Aug. 26; Time: 6 - 9 p.m.; Admission: Free

Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival - Fox Theatre

Check out the magic of the Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival at the historic Fox Theatre. Enjoy anniversary movie classics on the massive 26-by-56-foot screen with pre-show sing-alongs, vintage cartoons and more. Catch beloved titles like “Frozen Sing-Along,” “Twilight,” “The Sandlot,” “The Wiz,” and “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” on selected dates at this exciting event.

Location: Midtown - 660 Peachtree St. NE; Website:; Dates: Aug. 26, 27 and 31; Admission: $15

Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse Live in Concert - Atlanta Symphony Hall

Experience Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Live in Concert, an extraordinary event blending symphonic orchestral music with hip-hop. Enjoy the animated film screening with live musicians and a DJ scratcher on stage. Don’t miss the captivating original score and contributions from artists like Post Malone, Lil Wayne, Jaden Smith, and Nicki Minaj, all supporting themes of resilience and heroism.

Location: Midtown - 1280 Peachtree St. NE; Website:; Date: Thursday, Aug. 31; Admission: $50 - $90

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