Spring Bucket List: The Best Things To Do in Atlanta with Kids this Spring

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is a spring tradition that celebrates art, food, nature, and our fair city. Photo courtesy of the festival
The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is a spring tradition that celebrates art, food, nature, and our fair city. Photo courtesy of the festival

Forget these cold snaps and freak temperature drops —spring in Atlanta is sooooo close! Take a look at all those flower buds just begging to bloom and bees starting to buzz. Atlanta is ready for spring activities to start up and enjoy the outdoors all across our fair city. Atlanta is a green jewel of vegetation, and we're lucky to see the wonders of Mother Nature each time spring in Atlanta comes around (including our pollen-covered cars). There are amazing things to do in Atlanta during spring and we've collected just a few of our favorite Atlanta activities to keep you happy and entertained this season. So grab that Zyrtec and let's explore spring in Atlanta!

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Spring Activities in Atlanta

Stop and smell the orchids

Enjoy the annual exhibit, Orchid Daze at Atlanta Botanical Garden, running until April 10.

The Atlanta BeltLine is an easy, free way of spending an enjoyable spring afternoon. Photo by author

Take a walk on the belted side

Enjoy the weather, plants, activity and overall fun of spending an afternoon on the Atlanta BeltLine.

Enjoy the music at Callanwolde

The Callanwolde Spring Concert Series is a relaxing time to enjoy soft music in the beautiful outdoor amphitheater. The series runs until April 8.

The Fair is here

Atlanta Fair is back for spring! Running until April 10, the Atlanta Fair is an awesome spring activity for kids, located at the former Turner Field.

Six Flags opens back up

It's spring in Atlanta which means that Six Flags Over Georgia opens back up to eager thrill seekers every weekend. 

It's tulip time

Get ready for the First Annual Tulip Festival at Yule Forest. This celebration of spring goes March 19-20, costs $10, and features a u-pick tulip field, farm animals, food trucks, and more.

Kids have a great time at Atlanta Dogwood Festival, making crafts and playing in the kids area. Photo courtesy of the festival

Enjoy the dogwoods

For more than 80 years, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival has been an Atlanta spring staple. Located in Piedmont Park on April 8-10, this festival includes talented artists, performers, food trucks, kids area, and more. 

Cherry blossom appreciation 

Head out to Brookhaven, for the city's annual Cherry Blossom Festival on March 26-27. It's a great time to enjoy Mother Nature's delicate creation that is the cherry blossom, as well as have fun shopping, dancing, socializing, and more.

RELATED: Where to See Cherry Blossoms Near Atlanta

Spooky spring

Visit Oakland Cemetery for its annual after-dark spring event, Illumine. On select days April 21-May 1, Oakland visitors explore the cemetery under the moon, to learn about the historic Atlanta figures buried at the grounds.

Party in Inman Park

On April 23-24, it's time to party at Inman Park Festival. This neighborhood event features artists, concerts, a kid's zone, great food, and so much fun!

Baseball season returns this spring so cheer on the World Series champs, our Atlanta Braves. Photo by Elsa Simcik

Cheer on the Braves

Baseball is back and opening game is almost here! Starting April 7, World Series Champions Atlanta Braves are back and ready for more wins. Chop, chop!

Festival on Ponce

Spring Festival on Ponce runs April 2-3 and is a great way to welcome spring in one of the best intown neighborhoods in Atlanta.

Who wants lemonade?

Head to Dunwoody for its annual Lemonade Days festival on April 20-24. Get your thrills on the carnival rides, eat tasty foods, listen to talented musicians, and of course, fill up on lemonade!

Earth Day

Spend Earth Day...or rather Earth Night at Chattahoochee Nature Center for the Family Night Hike on April 22. Listen to the owls, perhaps catch a glimpse of a bat, and enjoy the plants under moonlight.

Art in Duluth

On April 30-May 1, bring the family to the Duluth Spring Arts Festival. Everyone will enjoy the delicious food, talented art and work from local artists, entertaining performers, and much more.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Atlanta has wonderful hiking trails so spend a spring afternoon discovering family-friendly Atlanta hikes.

Hit the gardens

Gibbs Garden offers a dazzling display of colorful flowers. Witnessing flowers in bloom is an amazing spring activity that will wow children and adults of all ages.

It's ALIVE!

The Atlanta Science Festival is back until March 26! Kids who love science and the art of discovery will have an amazing time at the various events and classes happening across the city.

Be a clown

Head to Duluth for the Universoul Circus in early spring and then enjoy this fun circus in Atlanta for most of April and May. Universoul Circus is a fresh, funky take on a classic kids event.

Enjoy something sweet

Extended until April 30, Candytopia is a deliciously interactive way to enjoy and appreciate candy. Not sure what you're getting into? Check out our review of this sweet event!

GOAL!!

Atlanta United is back for another exciting season, so get tickets for a game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and wear your red and gold!

Dino time

Dino Safari is a wonderful spring activity for dinosaur lovers. Learn about these extinct creatures, discover the science behind fossils and excavations, and more.

Happy birthday Legoland

For the entire month of March, celebrate Legoland Discovery Center Atlanta's 10th birthday! There are a ton of birthday-themed activities and decor that kids will love. 

Memorial Day Weekend at Callaway
Callaway Resort & Gardens - 8:00 AM Pick
Memorial Day Weekend at Stone Mountain Park
Stone Mountain Park - 11:30 AM Pick
Sandy Springs City Green Live
Sandy Springs City Green - 6:00 PM Pick
Fridays-N-Duluth
Downtown Duluth - 6:00 PM Pick
Twilight Trek at Zoo Atlanta
Zoo Atlanta - 6:30 PM Pick
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