Family bubble party
August 1, 2018 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
Back to School Bubblepalooza has bubbles for the kids, large games, and DJ music on Duluth Town Green. Free.
Garden party for adults
August 2 - Sept. 27, 2018 (Thurs. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
Cocktails in the Garden invites you to explore a different corner of the garden each week as you stroll with a cocktail, hear live music, and play games at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Admission fee, cash bar.
Soap Box Derby race
August 4, 2018 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Design and build a car, and then race it downhill for prizes at Cool Dads Rock Soap Box Derby, with music, food trucks, and activities at Historic Old Fourth Ward Park. The event begins with ceremonies, and then races usually begin at 12:30 p.m. Free to watch.
Free movies - Candler Park
August 4 - Sept. 8, 2018
Family friendly Flick-Nic begins with “picnic festivities and music” an hour before dusk in Candler Park.August 4 - Jumanji
August 18 - Black Panther
September 8 - Coco
Chicken wings festival
August 5, 2018
Taste wings from 25 restaurants, hear local music, and enjoy a cash bar at Southern Wing Showdown at The Fairmont. Children age 10 and younger are free.
August 5, 2018 (12 to 4 p.m.)
Splash through sprinklers, play water games, make water crafts, try canoeing (ages 5+), and learn outdoor skills on Summer Adventures Day at Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell.
Free movies - parks
August 10 - Sept. 15, 2018 (also July)
See free films outdoors at Georgia Movies in the Park.Aug. 10 - Sherlock Gnomes (Dawsonville)
Aug. 18 - Sherlock Gnomes (Woodstock)
Aug. 25 - Sherlock Gnomes (Canton)
August 11, 2018 (noon and 6 p.m.)
Atlanta Summer Wine Festival offers 50 wines to taste with live music and a DJ at City Winery. Repeats in January and April.
Piedmont Park Arts Festival
August 18 - 19, 2018
Piedmont Park Arts Festival features 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalworkers, glass blowers, and jewelers. It has artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, a children’s play area, and food vendors at Piedmont Park. Free.