May family-friendly events in our corner of georgia

Want some fun, different ideas for activities for parents or families?  See below for what’s going on in our area!  This list of May family friendly events will give you lots of inspiration.  And let me know what you think of anything you attend in the comments… parents helping parents!

AlpharettaKidz Bop May Family Friendly Events

Kidz Bop “Best Time Ever” Tour
Date: May 7th
Time: 5PM
Location: Verizon Amphitheater, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Description: Kid-friendly versions of popular songs performed live

YMCA Mud Run for Kids
Date: May 7th
Time: 12PM-4PM
Location: ED ISAKSON/ALPHARETTA FAMILY YMCA, 3655 Preston Ridge Road
Description: Mud run for kids, obstacle course, drinks, other fun activities

Mother’s Day Celebration
Date: May 13th
Time: 10AM-12PM
Location: American Girl at North Point Mall, 1202 North Point Circle
Description: Girls day out – Food, flowers, arts and crafts

Alpharetta Arts Street Fest
Date: May 27th-29th
Time: 10AM-5PM
Location: Downtown Alpharetta
Description: Outdoor art fest with live music, kids acitivites, and food

Food Truck Alley
Date: Every Thursday (with the exception of May 4th)
Time: 5PM-9PM
Location: 37 Old Roswell Street
Description: Family friendly food truck event

Market at Matilda’s
Date: Thurs, Fri, Sat year round
Time: 10AM-4PM
Location: 377 S Main St, Alpharetta, GA
Description: Indoor and outdoor vendors selling art, vintage items, antique goods

Johns Creek

Mother’s Day Market
Date: April 28th-May 13th
Time: 9AM-2PM
Location: Johns Creek Arts Center, 6290 Abbots Bridge Road, Building 700, Johns Creek, GA 30097
Description: Local artists selling handmade gifts perfect for Mother’s Day (jewelry, scarves, art, etc…)

Feeding Friday
Date: May 5th
Time: 4:30PM
Location: Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center, 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022
Description: Feeding of turtles, frogs, snakes, rabbits, ducks, and chickens

Farmer’s Market May Family Friendly Events Johns Creek Farmers Market
Date: May 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th
Time: 8AM-12PM
Location: Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater at Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022
Description: Local farmers and vendors selling organic food/produce

Heritage Tour
Date: May 7th
Time: 2PM
Location: Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center, 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022
Description: A tour through the village to experience what life was like in the 18th century

Masquerade $5 Jewelry and Accessories Sale
Date: May 11th
Time: 8AM-7PM
Location: Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Hospital Parkway, Johns Creek, GA
Description: Jewelry and accessories for sale (proceeds benefit Emory Johns Creek Volunteer Auxiliary Scholarship Fund)

Salamander Tracking: Wonderful World of Wetlands (ages 7+)
Date: May 24th
Time: 4PM-5:30PM
Location: Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and Heritage Center, 9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek, GA 30022
Description: A local science project to observe salamander population

 

Cumming

Family PJ Story Time
Date: May 1st
Time: 6:30PM-7PM
Location: Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Rd, Cumming, GA 30041
Description: Stories, songs, and activities for all ages
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May the Fourth at Stars and Strikes
May the Fourth, May Kid-Friendly Activities

Date: May 4th
Time: 10AM-12AM
Location: Stars and Strikes, 133 Merchants Sq, Cumming, GA 30040
Description: Dress as your favorite Star Wars character for a free game of bowling

7th Annual Strawberry Festival
Date: May 6th
Time: 9AM-5PM
Location: Warbington Farms, 5555 Crow Road, Cumming, GA 30041
Description: Strawberry picking, hay rides, petting zoo

Busy Builders at Hampton Park Library
Date: May 12th
Time: 10AM-11AM
Location: Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road, Cumming, GA 30041
Description: All ages event to build with Legos and other building blocks

Doggie Palooza
Date: May 20th
Time: 11AM-3PM
Location: Rucker’s Pet, 4335 Bethelview Road, Cumming, GA 30040
Description: Friendly contest for pets, chance to win a blue ribbon

 

Suwanee

Art on a Limb
Date: May 1st-31st
Time: 24 hours
Location: Suwanee Creek Greenway and city parks
Description: Two pieces of art will be hidden daily along the Suwanee Creek Greenway or within city parks- those who find the art can keep it!

Woofstock
Date: May 6th and May 7th
Time: 11AM-5:30PM
Location: Suwanee Town Center, 330 Town Center Ave, Suwanee, GA 30024
Description: One of the largest pet adoption events in the south. Contests, kid’s area, adoptions, arts and crafts, live music, and food trucks

Suwanee Farmer’s Market
Date: May 13th, 20th, and 27th
Time: 8AM-12PM
Location: Suwanee Town Center, 330 Town Center Ave, Suwanee, GA 30024
Description: Farmers selling local organic food and produce

Arts in The ParkMay Activities for Families, Arts in the Park
Date: May 14th
Time: 10AM-5PM
Location: Suwanee Town Center, 330 Town Center Ave, Suwanee, GA 30024
Description: Art for sale, live music, and food trucks

 

Buford

Bubble Run 5K Foam Fest
Date: May 6th
Time: 12PM-2PM
Location: Lanier Islands, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518
Description: Fun obstacle course, lots of foam, kid’s zone

Barefoot in the Park, Juried Fine Arts Festival
Date: May 13th, 14th
Time: 10AM-6PM (Sat) and 10AM-5PM (Sun)
Location: Buford Town Park and Theater, 2200 Buford Hwy NE, Buford, GA 30518
Description: Children’s art park, student art exhibit, food and beverage

Disney’s The Little MermaidEvents for Kids, The Little Mermaid
Date: May 18th, 19th, 20th
Time: 7PM
Location: The Buford Comunity Theater , 2200 Buford Hwy NE, Buford, GA 30518
Description: Theater adaptation of The Little Mermaid

Cinema Under the Stars (Finding Dory)
Date: May 19th
Time: 8:30PM
Location: The Buford Comunity Theater , 2200 Buford Hwy NE, Buford, GA 30518
Description: Watch a movie screening outdoors, food and beverage will be available

Fireworks Celebration
Date: May 27th-29th
Time: 10PM-10:30M
Location: Lanier Islands, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway, Buford, GA 30518
Description: Fireworks to celebrate fallen heroes

 

Atlanta

Sunset Sessions at Piedmont ParkSunset Sessions in Piedmont Park

Date: Everyday
Time: Sunset
Location: Park Tavern, 500 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Description: Watch the sunset with free live music

Kid’s Film Class
Date: Every Saturday
Time: 11AM
Location: Kisswork Studios 650 Hamilton Ave SE Suite P, Atlanta, GA 30312
Description: Classes for kids in acting, modeling, voice over, and film making

Frog Feeding
Date: Every Saturday
Time: 11AM
Location: Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Description: Feed the frogs, learn their eating habits with hands-on experience

From Here to There
Date: Through May 29th
Time: 10AM-4PM
Location: The Children’s Museum of Atlanta, 275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Description: Exhibit detailing how items are transported by land, sea, and air

Green Market in Piedmont Park
Date: Every Saturday
Time: 9AM-1PM
Location: Piedmont Ave. and 12th Street, Atlanta, GA 30306
Description: Voted one of the best local farmer’s markets

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