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

Disney On Ice never fails to thrill the whole family with cutting-edge figure skating, gorgeous costumes, and stunning set designs.
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Discover a world of excitement and entertainment with your kids this September around metro Atlanta! From heartwarming family shows to exhilarating outdoor adventures, the city is brimming with a myriad of kid-friendly events that promise to make this month unforgettable. Whether it’s the enchanting performances at Disney on Ice, the roaring engines of Monster Jam, or the cultural celebrations like Fiestas Patrias, there’s something for all ages. Join us as we explore 10 must-attend events that will spark joy and create lasting memories for you and your family throughout the Atlanta area.

TinyCON - Children’s Museum of Atlanta

While Dragon Con might be on your radar, have you discovered TinyCon? Immerse yourself in a world of imagination at this ultimate kids’ convention, a Labor Day weekend tradition. From navigating a Sonic the Hedgehog obstacle course to mastering Jedi training, families can delve into their cherished fictional universes. Don’t miss out on this hands-on fun where costumes are encouraged and creativity knows no bounds!

Location: Downtown - 275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr. NW; Website:; Contact: 404-659-5437; Date: Sept. 1 - 4; Admission: $20.95, Free for babies 11 months and under

Teen Art Afternoon - High Museum of Art

Let your teens unleash their creativity at the High’s Teen Art Afternoon! Attendees are invited to celebrate the unveiling of the newest exhibition, “In the City of Light: Paris, 1850–1920.” The event captures the essence of Parisian charm, offering the chance to craft a personalized baguette tote and delve into Matisse’s Post-Impressionist style using oil pastels.

Location: Midtown - 1280 Peachtree St. NE; Website:; Contact: 404-733-4400; Date: Sept. 2; Time: 2 - 4 p.m.; Admission: Free for teens

Labor Day Weekend - Stone Mountain Park

Make the most of Labor Day Weekend at Stone Mountain Park, a perfect family destination. Join the Labor Day Weekend Celebration as the park pays tribute to everyday working heroes. Engage in a day of excitement on family-friendly attractions, witness gravity-defying BMX stunt shows by professional bike riders, and as the sun sets, be mesmerized by the Music Across America Drone & Light Show, culminating in a dazzling fireworks extravaganza each night.

Location: Stone Mountain - 1000 Robert E Lee Blvd.; Website:; Contact: 770-498-5690; Dates: Sept. 2 - 4; Admission: $39.95 for ages 12 and up, $34.95 for ages 3 - 11, free for ages 2 and under

Paw Patrol Live! - Fox Theatre

Attention, all Paw Patrol fans! Prepare for an exhilarating adventure with “Paw Patrol Live!” at the Fox Theatre. Rallying all good citizens, the Paw Patrol faces an unprecedented challenge. Mayor Humdinger’s misdeeds have led to the cloning of Robo Dog, triggering global chaos. It’s now up to the determined pups to locate the troublesome clones, rescue Robo Dog and showcase that lending a paw during tough times is the hallmark of true heroism.

Location: Midtown - 660 Peachtree St. NE; Website:; Dates: Sept. 8 - 10; Admission: $39+

Monster Jam - Gas South Arena

Gear up for a turbocharged family adventure at Monster Jam! Witness elite athletes and their gigantic monster trucks dominate the arena with high-speed duels and remarkable displays of skill. Brace for sensational stunts, intense showdowns, and beloved trucks pushing boundaries in freestyle, skills and racing contests.

Location: Duluth - 6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy.; Website:; Contact: 770-813-7500; Date: Sept. 9 - 10; Admission: $24+

Pop-in for Family Fun - Marietta History Center

Mark your calendars for family fun at the Marietta History Center every third Saturday of the month. Immerse yourselves in engaging activities within the galleries. This month’s theme is “Books, Books, Books.”

Location: Marietta - 1 Depot St.; Website:; Contact: 770-794-5710; Date: Sept. 16; Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Admission: Free

Back to your Roots Farm Fair - Chattahoochee Nature Center

Embrace the joys of the harvest season at the Back to Your Roots Farm Fair! Experience the essence of fall with activities, games and crafts. Additionally, discover the fascinating connection between art and nature with the unveiling of the Naturally Artistic exhibit. Participate in CNC-provided activities, including crafting your own wildflower seed bomb, guided Unity Garden tours, scavenger hunts and hands-on seed planting.

Location: Roswell - 9135 Willeo Rd.; Website:; Contact: 770-992-2055; Date: Sept. 17; 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

Fiestas Patrias Celebration - Plaza Fiesta

Join Plaza Fiesta in commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month with the vibrant “Fiestas Patrias” celebration! For 19 years running, Plaza Fiesta has proudly served as the official venue for the Mexican Consulate’s “El Grito – Mexican Independence Celebration.” Offering an engaging cultural experience that unites Latino families from a spectrum of Spanish-speaking countries, this event is great for the whole family to embrace the festivities and become part of this vibrant tradition that honors heritage, entertainment and community.

Location: Chamblee - 4166 Buford Hwy. NE; Website:; Contact: 404-982-9138; Date: Sept. 17; Admission: Free

Disney on Ice - State Farm Arena

Experience the magic of Disney On Ice with 56 cherished Disney characters, including Raya from “Raya and the Last Dragon” and Elsa and Anna from “Frozen.” This show brings wishes to life through figure skating, acrobatics, captivating effects and more. Don’t miss the all-star cast, featuring favorites like Woody, Buzz, Mirabel and Moana, as they create unforgettable moments on ice and in the air!

Location: Downtown - 1 State Farm Dr.; Website:; Contact: 404-878-3000; Date: Sept. 20 - 23; Admission: $20+

Twilight Trek - Zoo Atlanta

Explore a captivating after-hours adventure for the whole family! Discover the secret lives of nighttime animals during twilight Zoo tours using night-vision tech. Join “Wild Technology” exploring the latest research tools like radio telemetry, night-vision scopes and more. Unveil the hidden world of animals under the stars and gain insights into how we understand and protect them.

Location: East Atlanta - 800 Cherokee Ave. SE; Website:; Contact: 404-624-5600; Dates: Sept. 22; Time: 6:30 - 9 p.m.; Admission: $25, Free for kids under 3

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