Eat, "Drynke," and be "Merrie" at the Georgia Renaissance Festival. Photo courtesy of the Festival
Eat, "Drynke," and be "Merrie" at the Georgia Renaissance Festival. Photo courtesy of the Festival

20 Awesome Things to Do in Atlanta in May with Kids: Renaissance Fair, Robots Day

Atlanta has so many fun, family-friendly outdoor events in May, you might ask yourself, "What is this? 2019?"

It certainly looks a lot like pre-pandemic times with festivals, fairs and even a circus. Sure, a lot of these events require masks and social distancing, but it's all worth it when you get to have a turkey "legge" at the Georgia Renaissance Festival, check out local artists at the Chastain Park Spring Arts and Craft Festival and enjoy the children's music of folk legend Woody Guthrie under a tent at the Alliance Theater. 

Of course, don't forget mom's special day. (Mother's Day is Sunday, May 9.) Kids can make charm kits for mom through this Mother's Day-themed at-home workshop. 

Even though Atlanta is bustling with in-person activities, that doesn't mean virtual events are gone. We have plenty of options for you and your family to stay entertained at Poppins@home.  

Harry Potter fans get to combine wizarding and science in the free class, "The Science of Wizarding School/Magical Potions."  Not ready for an in-person birthday just yet? No problem. Check out virtual birthday parties like Bubbledad's Bubble Birthday Blowout and Graham Cracker Circus Celebrations. 

While we try to promote safe activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, keep your family and others safe by wearing a mask and maintaining an appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do.

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Places featured in this article:


Buford Corn Maze
upcoming events
(Fri Apr 30, 2021 - Mon May 31, 2021) May Fair at the Buford Corn Maze

Georgia Renaissance Festival
upcoming events
(Sat May 1, 2021 - Sun Jun 13, 2021) Georgia Renaissance Festival

West Atlanta Watershed Alliance Outdoor Activity Center

Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church

Cumming Fairgrounds
upcoming events
(Sat May 22, 2021 - Mon May 31, 2021) Yaarab Shrine Circus

Wills Park (Grand Lawn behind Alpharetta Community Center)
upcoming events
(Sat May 29, 2021 - Sun May 30, 2021) Alpharetta Arts Streetfest
Zoo in You Exhibit
Tellus Science Museum - various times
Stemtastic Virtual Birthday Parties
stemtastic - various times
And in This Corner: Cassius Clay
Atlantic Theater Company - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides