Best of September: 14 Top Things to Do in Atlanta With Kids

Marietta Art in the Park is a fun way to enjoy Labor Day weekend, including chalking the area! Photo courtesy Art in the Park
Marietta Art in the Park is a fun way to enjoy Labor Day weekend, including chalking the area! Photo courtesy Art in the Park

Labor Day kicks off September activities, launching Atlanta's season of apple picking, fall festivals, pumpkin patches, and corn mazes.

Families have lots of opportunities to make memories this September in Atlanta. During Labor Day weekend, head to Callaway Gardens for the annual Hot Air Balloon Festival —check out amazing hot air balloons, nightly fireworks, and other cool attractions. Also, happening Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, Dragon Con, the five-day, comic/costume/superhero extravaganza. Kids especially enjoy the parade, which takes place on Saturday, September 3. Every weekend in September families can get into fall fun with the Buford Corn Maze (animals, jumpy pillow, hay rides) and the Apple Pickin' Jubilee in Ellijay (train rides, mini golf, pig races). 

Since we're on the subject of fall fun and apples, you were probably just thinking, "Where can I take my kids for some adorable apple picking?" We've got the answers with our list of the Best Apple Orchards Near Atlanta for Apple Picking with Kids.  With school underway for Atlanta students, we're all trying to get back into a routine, including family dinners. We have awesome tips to make that part of your life easier with our list of Family Dinner Secrets from Savvy Parents. (Full disclosure: Those savvy parents are YOU, our readers!) It's also not too late to sign up for afterschool classes; check out our Guide to Classes for Atlanta Kids for top swim lessons and music, sports and more classes. 

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Origami in the Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden - 9:00 AM
Woodland Spirits at Fernbank
Fernbank Museum of Natural History - 10:00 AM
Adventure Cubs at Zoo Atlanta
Zoo Atlanta - 10:00 AM
Halcyon Farmers Market
Halcyon - 4:00 PM
Scarecrows in the Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden - various times
Neighborhood Guides
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