Fourth of July festivities may seem like they monopolize the entire month, but Atlanta is hopping with all kinds of local events unrelated to the holiday. If you’re looking for ways to get your kids off the couch this summer after the fireworks stop, consider these three options that offer fun for the whole family.
During the one-day extravaganza of AgLanta Eats, bring your kids to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens to marvel at the greenery and taste dishes made by some of Atlanta’s best chefs (including Longleaf Restaurant’s Jason Paolini, Think Table Atlanta Founder Jerome Kendrick, and The Loco Coco’s Natalie Fisher) from fresh produce grown in the city. You’ll enjoy live music, a silent auction, and delicious bites while your kids learn about urban farming and the local food chain. Tickets, which include unlimited food tastings, are $15 for children 10 and under and $50 for adults.
The five British stars of Champions of Magic are illusionists impressive enough to hop the pond, and they’ll bring “incredible mind reading, stunning close-up magic, and daring large-scale illusions” to Atlanta’s own Fox Theatre this summer. The cast includes Close-Up Magic Expert Kayla Drescher, Master Mind Reader Alex McAleer, Escape Artist Fernando Velasco, and the innovative illusionists known simply as Young & Strange. Tickets are $26–$56 each, and we promise they’re worth every penny.
This festival’s name might set off some sugar-rush alarm bells, but its goal is actually to encourage kids and adults alike to live balanced lives. The Atlanta Ice Cream Festival pairs wellness activities like yoga, meditation, qi gong, double Dutch, hula hooping, Frisbee, and a 5K Cancer Walk with live music, non-food vendors, and plenty of delicious ice cream. Don’t miss this sweet event for all ages!