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

Children's Zoo entrance at Zoo Atlanta on November 17, 2022
Brandon McKeown

Summer in Atlanta is heating up with many exciting kid-friendly activities this July! From thrilling fireworks displays for the Fourth of July and movie nights under the stars to cultural celebrations and wild adventures at Zoo Atlanta, there’s something for every family to enjoy. Whether you’re exploring transportation history at Railroad Rendezvous or cooling off with delicious treats at the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival, this month promises unforgettable fun and adventure for all ages!

Fantastic Fourth Celebration - Stone Mountain Park

Get ready for a week of fun and excitement at Stone Mountain’s Fantastic Fourth Celebration! Every night at 9:30 p.m., you can see the most amazing fireworks, and drone and light shows. You’ll be dazzled by the “Music Across America Light Show” with super cool technology that makes everything look and sound incredible. During the day, explore awesome park attractions, watch live entertainment, hike up Stone Mountain for epic views, and discover cool nature trails.

Location: Stone Mountain - 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd.; Website:; Dates: Monday, July 1 - Sunday, July 7; Admission: $34.99 for kids, $39.99 for adults

4th of July Fireworks Celebration - Six Flags Over Georgia

Celebrate the Red, White & Blue at Six Flags Over Georgia! Get ready for a super fun time with thrilling roller coasters, dazzling live shows, and all your favorite summer treats. As the day ends, look up to see the sky light up with an awesome fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. Dance to your favorite summer hits with a live DJ and catch a special fireworks pre-show at 8:45 p.m. featuring Looney Tunes characters, the cast of Surfin’ USA, and the Funtime Drumline!

Location: Austell - 275 Riverside Pkwy.; Website:; Dates: Wednesday, July 3 - Saturday, July 6; Admission: $30+

Tot Spot - Atlantic Station

Families are welcome to join the exciting Fourth of July festivities at Atlantic Station’s Tot Spot! This action-packed day is ideal for children of all ages. The event begins with a lively workout session designed to get everyone moving and having fun. A skilled balloon twister and face painter will be present to add vibrant colors and imaginative designs, making the day truly magical.

Location: Midtown - 1380 Atlantic Dr. NW; Website:; Date: Tuesday, July 9; Time: 10 a.m. to noon; Admission: Free

Movie on the Square - Colony Square

Join the fun at Colony Square’s movie night! Kids and families are invited to kick back and enjoy the beloved classic “Shrek” on the big screen starting at 7 p.m. It’s the perfect way to relax and have a great time together, so don’t miss out on this magical movie experience under the stars!

Location: Midtown - 1197 Peachtree St. NE; Website:; Date: Thursday, July 11; Time: 7-9 p.m.; Admission: Free

Bluey’s Big Play - Cobb Energy Centre

Get ready for a super fun adventure with Bluey and Bingo! Don’t miss “Bluey’s Big Play” where, when Dad wants to relax, Bluey and Bingo have other ideas, they use all their games and clever tricks to get him off his bean bag. This new live show brings Bluey and her family to the stage, with awesome puppets and catchy music by Bluey’s creator and composer.

Location: Cumberland - 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy.; Website:; Dates: Saturday, July 13 - Sunday, July 14; Admission: $27.75+ (Prices vary depending on day/time)

Sunday Funday - Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)

Explore the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) for Sunday Funday! Beat the heat by customizing your own handheld fan with markers and paint pens. Enjoy music, bubbles, and hula hoops on the plaza, all activities are free. Plus, take advantage of discounted $5 admission to MODA’s new exhibition, Al Dente: The Design of Pasta.

Location: Midtown - 1315 Peachtree St. NE; Website:; Date: Sunday, July 14; Time: 1-5 p.m.; Admission: Free ($5 for MODA’s new exhibition)

Repticon - Gwinnett County Fairgrounds

Discover Repticon with your kids for a day filled with learning and hands-on experiences with reptiles. They’ll enjoy exploring different species and their habitats, while you can browse for a new family pet among the variety of reptiles, amphibians, insects, and more featured at the event.

Location: Lawrenceville - 2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy.; Website:; Dates: Saturday, July 13 - Sunday, July 14; Admission: $11-12 for Adults, $6 for ages 5-12, Free for kids 4 and under

Railroad Rendezvous - Southern Museum

All aboard for Railroad Rendezvous! Celebrate transportation history with displays from the Cobb County Radio Control Modelers Club, Atlanta Radio Club’s ham radio and telegraph demos, and the Atlanta Typewriter Club’s train waybill activity. Plus, don’t miss your chance to board The General, one day only! Bring the family for a fun-filled day of learning and exploration.

Location: Kennesaw - 2829 Cherokee St. NW; Website:; Date: Saturday, July 20; Time: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Admission: $10 for Adults, $5 for ages 3 - 17, Free for children 2 and under

14th Annual Atlanta Ice Cream Festival - Piedmont Park

Cool off from the summer heat with delicious treats at the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival in Piedmont Park. This fun-filled event offers a variety of vendors, fitness activities, and live music that everyone, especially kids, will love. Best of all, admission is free!

Location: Midtown - 10th St. NE; Website:; Date: Saturday, July 27; Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Admission: Free

Wild World Weekend - Zoo Atlanta

Embark on a wild adventure at Zoo Atlanta’s Wild World Weekend! Kids can journey through a safari of cultures and critters from around the globe. From Africa to the Americas, and Europe to Asia and the Pacific, enjoy special performances and activities for the whole family. Watch paw-some traditional dances, groove to animal beats, and celebrate the world’s amazing wildlife and their habitats.

Location: East Atlanta - 800 Cherokee Ave. SE; Website:; Dates: Saturday, July 27 - Sunday, July 28; Admission: (Free for general admission and Zoo Atlanta members) $25.95 - $33.95 for ages 12 and up, $20.70 - $26.95 for ages 3 - 11, free for ages 2 and under

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