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

Kids pop large bubbles created by Deborah Mosher during the Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival Saturday, July 31, 2021STEVE SCHAEFER FOR THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION

March in Atlanta is all about family fun. Unleash the magic of science at the Atlanta Science Festival, where your little scientists can dive into hands-on workshops. Get swept up in the St. Patrick’s Day excitement at Luck of Avalon and Atlanta’s annual parade. Don’t miss out on Easter fun at The Great Swan House Easter Egg Hunt for photos with the Easter Bunny and plenty of egg-citing activities. Explore all these fantastic events and more below, and let the fun begin!

Sunday FUNday: Flowing Forces - Michael C. Carlos Museum (Emory University)

Celebrate Women’s Day at Sunday FUNday: Flowing Forces! Explore the African Art galleries with the SmARTy Pack, discovering the connection between women and water in Africa and its relevance to Atlanta. You can also get creative with Emory’s Pottery Club, crafting clay coil pots. This free drop-in program is open to all families, offering a blend of cultural exploration and artistic fun.

Location: Druid Hills - 571 South Kilgo Cir. NE; Website:; Date: Sunday, March 3; Time: Noon - 4 p.m.; Admission: Free

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast - Byers Theatre (Sandy Springs)

“Be our guest” and step into the magical world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast! This modern classic, adapted from the Academy Award-winning animated film, invites you to join Belle, Gaston, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, and more on a musical odyssey. With unforgettable songs like “Be Our Guest,” “Human Again,” and the Oscar-winning title tune, this show promises an unforgettable family experience.

Location: Sandy Springs - 1 Galambos Wy; Website:; Dates: Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 24; Admission: $50+

Atlanta Science Festival

The annual Atlanta Science Festival will be held from March 9 – 23, and your little scientists and creative thinkers will love all of their hands-on and interactive workshops. This city-wide celebration invites you and your family to explore the wonders of science through an engaging lineup of activities. The festival features a range of activities, including discovery walks, 3D printing, robotics, virtual reality and much more. Check out the complete festival schedule for more information.

Website:; Dates: Saturday, March 9 - Saturday, March 23

Flying into the Future - Chattahoochee Nature Center (Roswell)

Embark on a captivating outdoor adventure at “Flying into the Future,” a family fun day where your little explorers can experience the exciting collision of science and nature, centered around STEAM activities and learning about flying animals. Proudly partnering with the Atlanta Science Festival, this event promises a day of critical thinking, tinkering skills, and the return of Wings to Soar. Your little explorers will love this fun and educational outdoor adventure!

Location: Roswell - 9135 Willeo Rd.; Website:; Date: Sunday, March 10; Time: Noon - 4 p.m.; Admission: $14+

Luck of Avalon (Alpharetta)

Get ready to sham-ROCK at Avalon’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Bring the whole family for an evening of festivities featuring live music, Irish dancing, green beer, face painting, and special performances. Lads, lassies and little leprechauns alike will enjoy this fun St. Paddy’s Day celebration.

Location: Alpharetta - 2200 Avalon Blvd.; Website:; Date: Friday, March 15; Time: 6 - 9 p.m.

Germany’s Great Bavarian Circus - Stone Mountain Park

Step into the enchanting world of German circus excellence with a spectacular show direct from Bavaria. For the first time in the United States, experience the rich tradition of one of Europe’s oldest circus families, led by the dynamic duo of brothers Benjamin and David Spindler, the 9th generation of their illustrious circus dynasty. This riveting performance bridges the past and the present, showcasing a unique blend of ground, aerial, and animal acts, as well as hand-to-hand juggling, acrobatics and more

Location: Stone Mountain - 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd.; Website:; Dates: Friday, March 15 - Sunday, March 31; Admission: $19.99+

Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Midtown)

Luck o’ the Irish! Make sure the whole family is decked out in green, then head out to Midtown for the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade includes creative floats, live music, Irish dancing, traditional bagpipes and drums, and more. Be sure to arrive early!

Location: Peachtree St. (Midtown); Website:; Dates: Saturday, March 16; Time: Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Homeschool Day: “March” Through Atlanta Neighborhoods - Atlanta History Center (Buckhead)

Discovering Atlanta’s neighborhoods with a past-port is a fantastic educational adventure for kids on this month’s Homeschool Day. Each neighborhood’s unique history and features provide valuable lessons in diversity, culture, and community. It’s a hands-on way for children to learn about the city’s past, fostering curiosity and social development while sparking creativity through observation of different environments and local businesses.

Location: Buckhead - 130 W Paces Ferry Rd. NW; Website:; Date: Thursday, March 21; Time: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Admission: $9+

Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival

Embrace the beauty of spring at the much-anticipated Brookhaven’s Cherry Blossom Festival, This free festival offers plenty of fun for the whole family with live music, a kid’s zone, a classic car show, local food and drinks, and an artist market. This year’s headlining acts include Lisa Loeb, Barenaked Ladies and more!

Location: Brookhaven - 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Rd.; Website:; Dates: Saturday, March 23 - Sunday, March 24; Admission: Free

The Great Swan House Easter Egg Hunt - Swan House (Buckhead)

Easter will be here before you know it, so mark your calendar for the Atlanta History Center’s second annual Easter Egg Hunt at the beautiful Swan House. This event includes egg hunts for different age groups (ages 1-3 and 4-10), photos with the Easter Bunny, food vendors, face painting, balloon art and more.

Location: Buckhead - 130 W Paces Ferry Rd. NW; Website:; Date: Sunday, March 24; Time: 2 - 4 p.m.; Admission: $25

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