Center for Puppetry Arts | Pete the Cat

The Center for Puppetry Arts offers family fun for all ages throughout their Family Series! Join along on the groovy adventure of Pete the Cat, a cool, skateboarding, surfing, rocking blue cat and his fine friends! Based off the award-winning book series by Kim and James Dean, the production invites audiences to the “Pete the Cat Club” with a number of interactive and musical elements. 

Event Details
March 31st – May 31st, 2020

Location
Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309

Children and adults alike will love the innovative adaptations of classic stories and dynamic original works by the Puppetry Center and other artists. Performances often sell out, so be sure to purchase tickets in advance!

Pete the Cat
Stories included are: Pete the Cat: Rock On Mom and Dad, Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, Pete the Cat’s Big Lunch SCUBA-Cat, The New Guy, Valentine’s Day is Cool, Robo-Pete, and Bedtime Blues. Pete the Cat features rod puppets, projected animations, original music and interactive elements – such as singing along with The Wheels on the Bus and helping Pete solve a math problem.

The cast includes veteran performers at the Center for Puppetry Arts and Puppeteer/Composer Dolph Amick, who wrote the original music.

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Gardens For Connoisseurs Tour | Atlanta Botanical Garden

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens presents it annual Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour this Mother’s Day weekend!

Event Details
Saturday – Sunday | May 9th – 10th, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

This year’s beloved tour showcases a range of spectacular private gardens, giving gardening enthusiasts the opportunity to explore impressive garden designs! Both experienced garden connoisseurs and inquisitive garden novices will delight in this self-guided tour. Gain inspiration from the exquisite ideas showcased by talented landscape architects, garden designers, and local gardeners.

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2020 Grant Park Tour of Homes

Amid further development of the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 Spring Tour of Homes has been cancelled.

Take a stroll through 137 years of history in Atlanta’s backyard at the 46th Annual Grant ParkTour of Homes!

Grant Park residents welcome you to tour their homes and gardens throughout the neighborhood. Join the community and explore the homes, businesses, and historic sites of Atlanta’s original streetcar suburb.

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Atlanta Film Festival

This event has been cancelled for 2020.

The 2020 Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) returns for its 44th annual celebration! The 10-day event will feature over 200 films, an incredible Kickoff Party, Writers Summits, and more!

Event Details
April 30th – May 10th, 2020

Participating Venues
Plaza Theatre | 7 Stages Blackbox
Dad’s Garage Theater | Hilan Theatre
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church | Hotel Clermont
Highland Inn & Ballroom Lounge | Paris on Ponce

The annual Springtime tradition is one of only two dozen Academy Award-qualifying film festivals in the country. The 2020 festival has received over 8,000 film submissions from 120+ countries around the world. Audiences will gather to experience the most cutting edge films across independent, international, documentaries, animated, and short film genres!

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Superhero for the Ocean Day at Georgia Aquarium

This Earth Day, you can be a superhero for the sea! With a series of interactive activities, learn how to protect marine life – and enjoy special admission deals at Superhero for the Ocean Day

Event Details
Saturday | April 27th, 2020
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Location
Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

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16th Anniversary ATL Autism Speaks Walk

Autism Speaks is postponing all events scheduled between now and May 16 due to COVID-19 concerns.

Lace up your running shoe for a great cause and join The Marcus Center as they partner with Autism Speaks for the 16th Anniversary ATL Autism Speaks Walk!

Event Details TBD

Location
Atlantic Station – Pinnacle Lot
1380 Atlantic Drive NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30363

Vendors will be onsite with booths, tents, and giveaways; and all ages are welcome! A Quiet Zone will also be readily accessible for those with sensory sensitivities, creating a safe space for those who may feel overwhelmed. 

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Sweetwater 420 Fest

Due to COVID-19 concerns, SweetWater 420 Fest, including SweetWater 420 Fest 5K, scheduled to take place April 24th-26th, 2020 will be postponed or cancelled.

The 16th Annual Sweetwater 420 Fest is back for the party of the year, and it is bigger and better than ever! The 3-day extravaganza is Georgia’s leading environmental, music, and arts festival.

Event Details
April 24th – 26th, 2020

Location
Centennial Olympic Park
265 Park Ave W Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30313

Founded as an Earth Day celebration, the Sweetwater 420 Fest has become one of Atlanta’s biggest parties while celebrating sustainability in the community! This year’s festival has upped the ante with tasty brews, incredible food, and a memorable entertainment lineup.

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Atlanta Spring Wine Festival | Historic Fourth Ward Park

The Atlanta Spring Wine Festival invites you to an afternoon filled with 50+ wines, beer and cider, music, food, and fun!

Event Details
Saturday | April 11th, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location
Historic Fourth Ward Park
655 North Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

Tickets include entertainment, all beer and wine samples, entry to the festival, and a souvenir acrylic wine glass.

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Sips Under the Sea: Y2K

Due to health concerns from the COVID-19 outbreak, Sips Under the Sea: Y2K event on March 20th is canceled, but your ticket will be honored for the May 1st event.

Dig out your denim, put on your kicks and grab your bling – it’s time to chill with the sharks! If you’re looking for a wicked good time, grab your crew and roll out to Sips Under the Sea on Friday, March 20th as we bring it back to the 2000’s. Experience the magic of the Aquarium while enjoying throwback jams, sweet cocktails and delicious dining options – all without kids! As if! Don’t forget to wear your 2000’s inspired outfit!

Event Details
Friday | February 14th, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Location
Georgia Aquarium
225 Baker Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

There’s no better way to experience one of Atlanta’s top destinations – after hours without the kids! Guests will have access to the entire Aquarium and all six galleries while enjoying cocktails across full-service bars, tapas from Wolfgang Puck Catering, and a live DJ.

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Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Inman Park Spring Festival & Tour of Homes, scheduled to take place April 24-26, 2020 will be postponed or cancelled.

Atlanta’s best street festival is returning to Inman Park with the 49th Annual Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes!

Festival Dates & Times
April 25th – 26th, 2020
Saturday & Sunday · 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

2020 Tour of Homes Preview
Friday | April 24th, 2020

The festival has something for everyone with music, kids activities, a Tour of Homes, a marvelous street parade, an artists’ market, and more! Come early, stay late, and enjoy some of the city’s best people-watching. 
 
The only public Festival event on Friday is the Tour of Homes preview. Booths and other events start on Saturday. Admission to all Festival events is free! The Tour of Homes requires a paid ticket. 

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