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Summer vacation for students may be winding down, but there are still plenty of fun, warm-weather events and activities for the family this August in metro Atlanta. Dorsey Alston Realtors found more than a few that have something for everyone.

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival

The 15th annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival features an impressive lineup of live music throughout the weekend on two stages in addition to an expansive artist market, Kids Zone, 5K run and a diverse selection of local food trucks. The event is a fundraiser for the Grant Park Conservancy, raising $87,000 in 2016.

August 26 – 27
Free Admission

Grant Park
840 Cherokee Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, Georgia 30312

Sandy Springs
Free Outdoor Movies

Leadership Sandy Springs hosts free Movies by Moonlight on Friday nights. Enjoy an evening under the stars with these family favorite films. Bring a blanket, chairs and a picnic. The lawn opens at 6 p.m. with food trucks and children’s activities. Movies begin at dusk.

August 18 – Moana
August 25 – The LEGO Batman Movie
September 8 – Beauty and the Beast

Sandy Springs United Methodist Church
Activity Center terraced lawn
85 Mt. Vernon Highway & Sandy Springs Circle

North Fulton
Chattahoochee Nature Center Water Day

The Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) offers day time family fun, water style. Bring the kids dressed to get wet, in swim suits, sunglasses and flip flops for Water Day. Splash through sprinklers, play water games and make water crafts. Have fun with bubbles, play outdoor games and draw with sidewalk chalk.

Sunday, August 6, from noon to 4 p.m
Included with CNC admission.
$10 Adults, $6 Ages 3-12, 2 and Younger Free.

Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Road
Roswell, GA 30075

Or, enjoy the river up close on Family Canoe Day. This introduction to canoeing is for first-time paddlers, families with young kids, or adults coming back to the sport. Nature center staff will spend extra time going over paddling techniques and equipment, and provide races, games, and water squirters. Bring a picnic lunch and stroll the nature center grounds afterwards.
CNC provides all equipment.

August 19 & 26, 10:30 am.
Register by the Thursday before each class; ages 5+
$15 General Public, $10 CNC Members

Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Road
Roswell, GA 30075

Trolleys and Ghosts!

Don’t be afraid to take the Scary-etta Trolley Ghost Tour in historic Marietta. Step aboard the trolley for a spirited 90 minute fully-narrated ride and hear stories of ghosts that haunt famous spots around the city square! Walk briefly around the Marietta City Cemetery and hear the story of Marietta’s most famous ghost the “Lady in Black.”

August 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
$27 Adults, $14 Children
Historic Marietta Trolley Co.
131 Church Street
Marietta, GA 30060

Trains, Trucks & Tractors

The Southeastern Railway Museum presents a special weekend event of trains, tractors and trucks with a mixture of current and antique equipment. Handcar rides, hayrides, train rides, crafts and food will also be available. While there, tour the museum with more than 90 train components on display including Pullman cars, classic steam locomotives and restored cabooses.

August 4 – 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Included with museum admission.
$10 Adults, $7 Ages 2-12, 2 and Younger Free. Train rides $3.

Southeastern Railway Museum
3595 Buford Highway
Duluth GA 30096

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