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Family-friendly events in Atlanta to check out in May 2022

Paige Minds The Gap

There are plenty of fun things to do with the family in Atlanta this May. Enjoy family-friendly spring fun at these exciting events happening in Atlanta this month.
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SpringPhest Fair

Event Dates: now through May 1, 2022

Get outside and enjoy the sunshine at Shoppes On Memorial / Stone Mountain Mall. The fair will be set up for some classic fun and games. The event will also host a pop up shop, a spring fashion show, performances, and a live DJ.

Decatur Arts Festival

Event Dates: May 6, 2022 through May 8, 2022

This annual arts festival kicks off Friday night with ArtWalk, where you can enjoy music on the square while you stroll between local businesses hosting free art receptions. On Saturday and Sunday, you can explore the Artists Market with 140 artists from all over the Southeast. There will be live music, comedy and theatre performances, dance presentations, chalk art, and food vendors. The festival is free to attend.

Mother's Day DIY Terrarium Building

Event Dates: May 6, 2022 through May 8, 2022

Head to Decatur Square at 12 p.m. for a fun DIY Mother's Day Terrarium Building event! PlantHouse will help you make your one-of-a-kind creation in their do-it-yourself terrarium space. Terrarium prices range from $40-$50.

Mother's Day Brunch at Zoo Atlanta

Event Date: May 8, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mom can enjoy a celebration at a one-of-a-kind destination with a delicious brunch buffet inside the Michael & Thalia Carlos Ballroom in Savannah Hall, overlooking the African Savannah exhibit. Admission to the Zoo is included after your meal. Tickets cost $250 for a table of four and $60 per additional guest.

Gwinnett Hot Air Balloon Festival

Event Dates: May 28, 2022 through May 30, 2022

Head to the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds for tethered hot air balloon rides, live entertainment, food vendors, a balloon glow, a laser show, and fireworks. Admission to the Gwinnett Hot Air Balloon Festival ranges from $8-$20.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival

Event Dates: weekends now through May 30, 2022

Step back in time to 16th century England with the 32-acre Newcastle village filled with over 150 artisan craft shops, 10 stages for lively entertainment, pubs and taverns, and plenty of food vendors. Live like a King or Queen with costumes, skill carnival games, human-powered rides, and giant roasted turkey legs.

Spring Break at Six Flags

Event Dates: multiple dates now through May 30, 2022

Six Flags Over Georgia will be open for spring thrills on selected dates from March through May. Come experience a fun and exciting Spring Break!

UniverSoul Circus

Event Dates: now through June 6, 2022

Get ready for the coolest show you've ever seen! UniverSoul Circus is a jaw-dropping display of acrobatics and international acts from around the world for a night of world-class, family-friendly entertainment.

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