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

Center for Puppetry Arts in Midtown on May 13, 2022
Katrina Merto

School’s out for summer and families are on the lookout for exciting adventures to enjoy. With a kaleidoscope of events, from enchanting butterfly festivals to interactive puppet shows and much more, June promises a mix of activities for all ages. So, grab your sunscreen and embark on an unforgettable journey around metro Atlanta with these 10 exciting family-friendly activities!

Summer Vibes Festival - Six Flags Over Georgia

Let the good vibes roll at the all-new Summer Vibes Festival. With six colorfully-themed areas filled with magic and wonder, this festival offers fun for the whole family, from littles to teens. Soar through the sky on classic favorite rides or take a wild spin on exhilarating roller coasters, guaranteeing a summer adventure packed with fun and excitement for all ages!

Location: Austell - 275 Riverside Pkwy.; Website:; Dates: Saturday, June 1 - Sunday, June 30; Admission: $35+

25th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival - Chattahoochee Nature Center

The 25th Annual Flying Colors Butterfly Festival is a magical adventure perfect for families with kids! Explore the guided Butterfly Encounter, where you’ll be surrounded by hundreds of native butterflies, and join fun, educational activities like the Migration Game. Enjoy tasty treats and lively performances, and don’t miss the chance to bring home host and nectar plants from the native plant sale.

Location: Roswell - 9135 Willeo Rd.; Website:; Dates: Saturday, June 1 - Sunday, June 2; Admission: $25 (Free for kids 2 and under)

Atlanta Falcons Player Appearance - Atlantic Station

Young Atlanta Falcons fans won’t want to miss the chance to meet their favorite players at the Team Store in Atlantic Station! A.J. Terrell and Grady Jarrett will be signing autographs, so be sure to get there early to secure your spot in line, as autographs are limited to one per person and are first come, first served.

Location: Midtown - 1380 Atlantic Dr. NW; Website:; Date: Monday, June 3; Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Admission: Free

Little Acorns - Avalon (Alpharetta)

Families with preschool-aged kiddos will love Avalon’s bi-weekly Little Acorns, offering a variety of engaging activities like kids’ yoga, storytime and music classes. Dive into an “Under the Sea” adventure featuring The Little Mermaid, treats from King of Pops, and sea-themed crafts, making it a perfect summer outing for your little ones!

Location: Alpharetta - 2200 Avalon Blvd.; Website:; Dates: Every other Tuesday (June 4 and 18); Time: 10 a.m. to noon; Admission: Free

Sesame Street the Musical - Center for Puppetry Arts

Get ready to meet your favorite furry friends with Sesame Street the Musical! Directed by Jonathan Rockefeller, the show features beloved characters like Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Grover, bringing iconic songs and new compositions to life through live puppetry. Get ready for furry fun and unforgettable memories with the whole family!

Location: Midtown - 1404 Spring St. NW; Website:; Dates: Wednesday, June 5 - Sunday, August 4; Admission: $29+

Shows for Seedlings - Atlanta Botanical Garden

Seedlings of fun await at the Shows for Seedlings series, the perfect summer outing for families! Every Friday (through September), gather under the shade of the elm trees in the Great Lawn to enjoy live performances from Atlanta’s finest storytellers, puppeteers, musicians and dance companies.

Location: Midtown - 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE; Website:; Dates: Every Friday (June 7, 14, 21 and 28); Time: 10 - 11:15 a.m.; Admission: $26.95 for Adults, $23.95 for ages 3 - 12, Free for kids under 3

Fridays-N-Duluth / Flicks on the Bricks - Duluth Town Green

Downtown Duluth ignites with excitement every Friday (through July), offering something for all ages to enjoy! Fridays-N-Duluth will have you delight in diverse local cuisine from food trucks, groove to live entertainment, themed nights, including the exciting “Flicks on the Bricks” movie night featuring, “Top Gun: Maverick,” on June 28th.

Location: Duluth - 3142 Hill St. NW; Website:; Dates: Every Friday (June 7, 14, 21 and 28); Time: 6-9 p.m.; Admission: Free

17th Annual Atlanta Children’s Film Festival

Experience the magic of cinema at the Atlanta Children’s Film Festival! This two-week extravaganza offers entertainment and education with film screenings and workshops tailored for young movie buffs and aspiring filmmakers. 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: (Opening Day) Norcross - 6000 Live Oak Pkwy. (Various other locations); Website:; Dates: Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 23; Admission: Free+

Summer at the Rock - Stone Mountain Park

Check out the ultimate summer adventure at Stone Mountain’s Summer at the Rock! Dive into family-friendly attractions, special entertainment and more. Cool off with the interactive Water Works show, embark on a treasure hunt at Campfire Cottage, and explore sensory games at Deep Sea Glow Cove, all while enjoying the heartwarming Puppy Pals Show featuring rescue dogs showcasing their spectacular stunts.

Location: Stone Mountain - 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd.; Website:; Dates: Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, July 28; Admission: $34.99 for kids, $39.99 for adults

Juneteenth Celebration - Sandy Springs

Step into history and celebration at the Juneteenth Celebration at City Springs. This free, family-friendly event promises an unforgettable tribute to freedom and liberty, featuring captivating live productions like “From Africa to America.” Explore an immersive art exhibition highlighting local student creativity, and enjoy outdoor music, games, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity for an enriching and entertaining experience for the whole family!

Location: Sandy Springs - 1 Galambos Wy.; Website:; Date: Wednesday, June 19; Time: 5 p.m.; Admission: Free

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