November in Atlanta ushers in a season of cool breezes and an abundance of family-friendly activities, providing the perfect opportunity for parents and kids to explore the city’s diverse offerings. As the leaves fall and the air turns crisp, Atlanta’s charm comes alive with enriching experiences tailored for children. From interactive museums and captivating festivals to thrilling outdoor adventures and imaginative arts and crafts workshops, metro Atlanta has become a hub of excitement for young explorers.
In this article, we will uncover 10 delightful kid-friendly activities that promise to keep your little ones engaged and entertained throughout November, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable time for the whole family.
Native American Festival and Pow Wow - Stone Mountain Park
Experience Georgia’s largest Native American gathering, the Native American Festival and Pow Wow, at Stone Mountain’s Historic Square. Enjoy mesmerizing dance competitions, authentic craft demonstrations, and interactive experiences like flint-knapping. Explore traditional dwellings, shop for unique gifts in the artists’ marketplace and learn from wildlife presentations. Dive into the rich heritage of Native American cultures in this dynamic family event.
Location: Stone Mountain - 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd.; Website: stonemountainpark.com; Dates: Thursday, Nov. 2 - Sunday, Nov. 5; Admission: $15.99+
Irish Fest Atlanta - Roswell
Join the excitement at Atlanta’s Irish Fest for a day filled with family fun! There will be arts and crafts, face painting, and non-stop entertainment. Experience the enchanting rhythms of Irish music and dance, along with captivating storytelling. Plus, witness the thrill of Ireland’s most popular sports, including Gaelic football, hurling, and camogie, demonstrated by Atlanta’s Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). It’s a lively celebration of Irish culture and sports that promises a memorable day out for the whole family!
Location: Roswell; Website: irishfestatlanta.org; Date: Friday, Nov. 3 - Sunday, Nov. 5; Admission: Most events are free (some require tickets for entry)
Into the Woods - Woodstock Arts
“Into the Woods,” the beloved Tony Award-winning musical, invites audiences into a captivating world where classic fairy tale characters’ stories intertwine in unexpected ways. A childless baker and his wife venture into the woods to lift their family curse, encountering familiar figures like Rapunzel, Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood. Prepare to be transported into a whimsical and thought-provoking journey through the enchanted woods.
Location: Woodstock - 8534 Main St.; Website: woodstockarts.org/woods; Dates: Friday, Nov. 3 - Sunday, Nov. 19; Admission: $18+
Cirque du Soleil ECHO - Atlantic Station
In Cirque du Soleil’s new show, Echo, the story revolves around evolution and unity. Through impressive acrobatics and technology, the performance explores the harmony between humans, animals and nature. The characters realize the power of their actions in shaping the world. Together, they work to rebuild the planet, emphasizing hope, creativity and understanding. Echo invites audiences into a colorful and wondrous world, encouraging everyone to believe in a brighter future.
Location: Midtown - 221 20th St.; Website: cirquedusoleil.com/echo; Dates: Sunday, Nov. 5 - Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024; Admission: $54+
Adventures in Science Day - Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Enthusiasts of all ages are invited to indulge their curiosity in the world of STEM at Adventures in Science Day. Attendees can look forward to engaging science demonstrations, challenging brain games, thrilling live animal encounters, and much more.
Location: Druid Hills - 767 Clifton Rd.; Website: fernbankmuseum.org; Date: Saturday, Nov. 18; Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Admission: $23.95+
Superhero Night at Skate the Station - Atlantic Station
Calling all young heroes! Embrace your inner superhero at Atlantic Station’s Skate the Station on Superhero Night. Don your favorite superhero costume and get ready for an exhilarating evening on the rink. Glide through the ice with style and flair, making unforgettable memories in your superhero attire. Purchase your tickets now and prepare for an evening of skating excitement.
Location: Midtown - 1380 Atlantic Dr. NW; Website: atlanticstation.com; Date: Sunday, Nov. 19; Time: 3 - 6 p.m.; Admission: $17+
Kia Campout at the Hall - College Football Hall of Fame
Get ready for an unforgettable night at the College Football Hall of Fame’s Kia Campout! Families will enjoy activities like watching games on a giant screen, skill challenges and games. Each camper receives a Hall of Fame blanket and meals. Don’t miss this chance for an incredible family experience and request your campsite now!
Location: Downtown - 250 Marietta St. NW; Website: cfbhall.com/kia-campout; Dates: Saturday, Nov. 11 - Sunday, Nov. 12; Admission: $199+
American Girl Live - Atlanta Symphony Hall
American Girl Live! In Concert arrives at Atlanta Symphony Hall, offering an amazing experience for fans. This interactive pop concert brings favorite characters to life with live performances, high-energy dancing, and beloved tunes like “Best Friends” and “Girl Power.” Celebrating friendship and girlhood filled with music, dance and heartwarming moments.
Location: Midtown - 1280 Peachtree St. NE; Website: aso.org/american-girl-live; Date: Friday, Nov. 24; Time: 4 p.m.; Admission: $29.50+
Kids Ornament Workshop - PlantHouse (Decatur)
Ready to get creative? The holidays are just around the corner, and this kids’ ornament workshop offers a great family experience, inviting everyone to engage in a festive activity. Participants will learn how to craft unique terrariums featuring air plants, winter/holiday figurines and decor.