There are endless ways to celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend with plenty of mommy & me and family-friendly fun around Atlanta, May 11-17. On Friday, May 12 at 9 p.m., be sure to check out the Decatur Lantern Parade. Although it is a late night, it is fun for the whole family and not to be missed! Moms, enjoy your special day at Zoo Atlanta where moms get free admission with any paid adult or child admission on Sunday, May 14.
Grandma Snazzy’s Storytime
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Crabapple Kroger, 12460 Crabapple Rd, Ste. 301, Alpharetta
Grandma Snazzy’s storytime has a cult following in Atlanta. Head to the Crabapple Kroger for story time led by Atlanta’s favorite grandma every Monday, Thursday and Friday. Be sure to call 770-740-2050 for scheduling changes or updates.
Adam Rubin Author Event
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Little Shop of Stories, 133 A East Court Square, Decatur
Join Adam Rubin, author of “Dragons Love Tacos,” as he presents his new book, “Dragons Love Tacos 2.” Meet him and enjoy a 15-minute salsa and guacamole demonstration by Chipotle Mexican Grill. Click here for more info.
Spark Saturday: Family Ties
12:00 – 3:00 PM
The Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, Atlanta
FREE for children 17 and younger
Celebrate diversity in family structures at the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Kids can create their own family tree, design a family collage or build a house. Admission for adults is $16; 17 and younger, receive free admission for the day. For more info, click here.
Mother’s Day at Zoo Atlanta
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Zoo Atlanta, 800 Cherokee Avenue, Atlanta
FREE for moms with another paid admission
Spend Mother’s Day with animal mommies and their babies at Zoo Atlanta where moms get in free with the purchase of one full price admission (adult or child).Admission for adults is $25.99; $17.99 for children ages 3-12, and free for children 2 under. Click here to purchase tickets and for more info.
Toddler Time @ Legoland Discovery Center
Legoland Discovery Center, 3500 Peachtree Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
FREE for children 2 and under!
Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday head to Legoland for guided play and story time for your toddlers in the DUPLO® Village. Click here to purchase tickets.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Plaza at Avalon, 2200 Avalon Boulevard, Alpharetta
Enjoy face painting, story time, crafts, character visits and more for preschoolers every Tuesday.
Click here for more info.
Garden Stories @ Smith-Gilbert Gardens
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Smith-Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Rd., Kennesaw
Adults, $7; ages 2 and older, $7
This event is a bit OTP, but worth the drive. Enjoy a story, crafts and more on a garden related topic. This event is suitable for children ages 3-6. For more info, click here.