MAMC Atlanta Activities, May 18-24


The week of May 18-24 in Atlanta is jam packed with fun for the little ones. Beat the heat by heading to the Georgia Aquarium where you can take advantage of the Mommy & Me deal that ends on May 25. Get in the festival groove this weekend at the Kirkwood Spring Fling and the Marietta Greek Festival.
Mommy & Me at the Georgia Aquarium 
May 18
All Day
Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker Street NW., Atlanta, GA 30313

$44.95 plus tax (includes admission for 1 adult and up to 4 children)
Georgia Aquarium’s Me and Mommy ticket offer is back! For only $44.95 plus tax, you’ll receive an adult General Admission ticket and up to 4 children’s General Admission tickets (ages 5 and under).This offer through May 25, 2017, Monday – Thursday only and can be purchased online, at the door or through the Georgia Aquarium Call Center at 404-581-4000. Not valid with any other discount or offer. Click here for more info.

Marietta Greek Festival 2017
May 19-21
Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, 3431 Trickum Rd., Marietta, Georgia 30066
This event is OTP, but worth the drive if your family likes fun festivals. Enjoy Greek food, music, dancers in costume, and a crafts market and more! Please note no pets (except service animals) are permitted. Parking near the festival will be available at Simpson Middle School,
Church of Latter-Day Saints and Lassiter High School. Click here for more information and directions.
Princess Brunch: Tangled
May 20
10:30AM-12 PM
Venkman’s, 740 Ralph McGill Blvd., NE, Atlanta

Join us at the V for a free screening of TANGLED, the story of a feisty young lady with infeasibly long hair! The modern story of Rapunzel is sure to set your Saturday off right. Free with RSVP. Food will be available for purchase. Enjoy a royal brunch feast for just $18/person, which includes bottomless mimosas for the adults! Click here to make seating reservations in advance or call 470-225-6162.

Kirkwood Spring Fling
May 20
Bessie Branham Park, 2051 Delano Drive NE, Atlanta
This annual event is fun for the whole family! Enjoy an artists market, children’s area, live music, barbeque cook off, a 5K race and tour of homes. For more information or to view the complete festival schedule, click here.
Little Golden Books Bus Tour
May 21
12:00- 3PM
Little Shop of Stories, 133 E. Court Square #A, Decatur 30030

Join in on the fun to commemorate 75 years of Little Golden Books with an interactive Little Golden Books exhibit, “Create Your Own Little Golden Book” activity, puzzles and a costumed character (Poky Little Puppy) appearance. Random House Children’s Books takes Little Golden Books on the road with its pop-up bookstore on wheels. Wrapped in the signature artwork and characters from classic Little Golden Books, this interactive experience includes a walk-through exhibit of the history of the brand and kid-friendly activities including story times, costume character appearances, and more. Click here for more info.

Create ATL Family Festival
May 21
1 – 4 PM
Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta
Free family programming from The Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and The High Museum of Art including musical and artistic workshops, tours and more! For more info, click here.
Yaarab Shrine Circus
May 20 – May 29
Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Rd., Marietta,
Adults, $7; ages 10 and younger, FREE!
Another OTP adventure that is worth the trip, especially now that I-85 is reopened! Watch high-flying trapeze acts, aerials and acrobats or hop on carnival rides and play midway games. May 20-29. Ride tickets are extra. Enjoy unlimited rides Monday through Thursday for just$18; Fri.-Sun. and Memorial Day, $20. Click here for more info.

Craft Time @ Hippo Hop Atlanta
May 23
3:30-4:30 PM
FREE with admission
Let your little ones bounce around at this indoor, inflatable playground and then enjoy Craft Time every Tuesday! Each week will feature fun, seasonal crafts good for preschoolers and grade school kids alike. For more info, click here.

Storytime at Barnes and Noble Buckhead
May 24
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Barnes and Noble Buckhead, 2900 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 310, Atlanta, GA 30305
Take your tots to Barnes and Noble Buckhead for story time each Wednesday at 11am. Crafts or activities follow the reading of the newest, best books for kids. For more info, click here.

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