Monday, May 1

Atlanta FREE Kid Friendly May 2017 Happenings!

Happy May! April was an exciting month. I had a birthday and our weekends were packed with fun activities that Ava and I both enjoyed. I'm bringing you more free kid friendly events around Atlanta.

1. Home Depot Kids Workshop - Home Depot has a free monthly kids building workshop. It happens on the first Saturday of the month and this month is May 6, 2017 from 9am-12pm. 
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Check out the Home Depot website to register for your closest store.

2. Free movies at Candler Park - May 6, 2017 beginning at dusk, stop by Candler Park to watch Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them.

3. Chastain Park Arts Festival - May 6th, 10am till 5pm and May 7th 11am till 5pm. I haven't been to this festival yet, but I have heard great things. There will be artists, vendors, and of course a children's area.

4. Decatur Lantern Parade - May 12, 2017, 9pm. I've never been to a lantern parade but they seem really fun. This one starts pretty late but it has to be dark to see the lanterns. I'd suggest baby wearing if you can, I feel like it would be really crowded for a stroller.  You can pick up a lantern from the Dollar Tree or even a pack of lanterns from party city and decorate them.

5. Sweet Auburn Festival - May 13th 12pm till 9pm and May 14th 1pm till 8pm. The Sweet Auburn Fest is an Atlanta classic, I remember going to this when my dad when I was much younger. There will be vendors, food, and great music.

6. Mom & Me Mother's Day Fun - Atlantic Station has fun free activities for holidays, I have taken Ava to do free crafts for Halloween, St. Patrick's, and Easter. On May 13th, 1pm till 3pm, there will be free family friendly crafts in Central Park.

7. Kirkwood festival - May 20th, 10am till 8pm. Happening at Bessie Branham Park there will be a 5k run, music, food, vendors, and more.

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8. Let's Read Book Festival for Children of Color - May 20th, 11am till 4pm. A book festival created to encourage reading in children of color. Admission is free and prices of books will vary. Click the link for the address.

9. Jazz Festival - Another Atlanta classic! This festival has been around for as long as I can remember. It is a FREE, 3 day long festival at piedmont park. Have a look at the official website for details for each day.

10. Caribbean carnival - May 27th, 10am. Celebrating the Caribbean culture with food, vendors, and a parade starting at noon. There is a few festival and also a few paid events, so be sure to click the link to see more info. The Caribbean festival is always fun!

Pull out your planners mamas and jot down these fun events. Ava and I are stopping by all of these! Until next time!

April K.
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  1. So many activities for little ones! The just opened a Home Depot down the road for me and their classes are so cute! Thanks for all the ideas!

  2. I am going to have to check out my local home depot! what a great idea

  3. This is a great list! I love all the learning ones going on- thanks!

  4. Do you do this monthly??? I'm close to Atlanta and my kids chose a "staycation" this year instead of a beach trip. They want to go to all the major Atlanta attractions this summer. What a great post idea! Thanks!

  5. Great list...I'd add wet wipes but other than that you captured the necessities