This post was updated in May 2013.
It’s summertime, which means there are lots of FREE Outdoor Movies in Atlanta. Here’s a round up of some of the places offering family friendly free outdoor movies. Grab your low back chair, blanket and cooler of refreshing treats and head to a free outdoor movie near you! Films begin at dusk, with some locations having pre-movie activities. Know other free outdoor movie series? Send me a list sue (at) fieldtripswithsue.com.
Looking for more free things to do in Atlanta, purchase a copy of 100+ Free Things to do in Atlanta at www.fieldtripswithsue.com/100free.
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This morning on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta we met Popeye from Noah’s Ark. Noah’s Ark Animal Rehabilitation Center is one of the many free activities featured in Field Trips w/Sue’s book 100+ Free Things to do in Atlanta.
In less than a month, my children, like many in Georgia, will be out of school for the summer. It’s time to begin planning those lazy summer days by the pool and mixing in a few activities to get the kids away from the TV and video games. All you need to know to have a fun, and affordable summer is in the Field Trips with Sue book 100+ Free Things to do in Atlanta (hint: order online here). This morning on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta, I talked about a few of my favorite entries in the book and how you can have fun with the kids this summer for free.
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See live penguins at Lenox Square Mall as part of SeaWorld’s “Epic Voyage Road Show”.
What: SeaWorld Orland Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin Epic Voyage Road Show
Where: Lenox Square Mall
When: April 6 and 7, 2013
Last month we took a trip to SeaWorld Orlando and were able to go behind the scenes at SeaWorld and meet one of the penguins. If you’d like to meet penguins, but can’t make the trip to Florida, you’re in luck. SeaWorld Orlando brings its “Epic Voyage” campaign to Lenox Square in Atlanta Saturday and Sunday, April 6 and 7, in support of Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin, the park’s all-new attraction opening May 24.
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The Atlanta History Center hosts Sheep to Shawl Day on April 13. Learn how those cute lambs become warm shawls. Hint: You’ll need the items on this table.
This mornings Field Trips with Sue segment on CBS Better Mornings focused on what to do in Atlanta with kids over the next few weeks. It was hard to narrow it down to just a few activities. We were talking on set about how awesome spring is in Atlanta and how there are so many things to do and just not enough hours in the day.
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There are lots of fun family friendly events going on Downtown for the Final Four, even if you don’t have game tickets.
March Madness is in full swing and the NCAA Final Four in Atlanta is just a few short days away. Regardless of whether you have tickets for the games, there are a lot of fun basketball related activities for the whole family throughout the weekend. Here are five reasons to attend the NCAA Final Four in Atlanta with Kids:
1. The Harlem Globetrotters. Nuf said.
2. Championship college basketball games – FREE! Don’t have tickets for the Division I championship, consider watching the Division II and III championship games. It’s free.
3. Bracket Town Ultimate Final Four Fan Fest. 300,000 feet of family-friendly interactive sports related games. That’s all my boys need to hear.
4. Big Dance Concert Series. I love daytime music festivals and it’s a perfect time to introduce your kids to live music, without the cost because this festival is free.
5. Northwestern Mutual Road to the Final Four 5K Run. I’ve gotten into running lately and am looking for my first 5K. Besides, parking will be easier downtown this early in the morning and we can hit Bracket Town before it gets crowded.
Want more information on these events and other family friendly events taking place in Downtown for the NCAA Final Four in Atlanta, keep reading.
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LEGOLAND Discovery Center is celebrating their first birthday with a week full of fun. Joshua, the Master Builder at LEGOLAND joined us this morning on Better Mornings.
The Field Trips with Sue segment on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta this am as all about What to do in Atlanta with Kids this weekend. It’s St. Patrick’s Day and there is a lot going on for the holiday. We’re also in the middle of March Madness with the Final Four coming to our hometown in a few weeks. So without further ado, here is what we discussed this morning.
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A walking Irish flag closes out the 131st annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Atlanta
What: St. Patrick’s Day in Atlanta with Kids
Where: Throughout Atlanta
When: Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, 2013
Cost: See below
My heritage traces all over Europe and Scandinavia, however, you’d think from the way my older relatives talk that we are 100% Irish. Of course this weekend, everyone is Irish.
Forget Valentine’s Day. My kids love St. Patrick’s Day in Atlanta. For starters, they get their very own box of Lucky Charms. Then there’s Lucky, our Leprechaun who visit each year and is inseparable from my youngest until he goes back to Ireland on March 18. Our favorite activity is the St. Patrick’s Day party we attend each year. Although none of us are particularly fond of corn beef, boiled potatoes or soda bread, it’s a must on March 17. There’s always a party on St. Patrick’s Day in Atlanta and here are some family friendly options for you and your little leprechauns to enjoy.
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The National Tour of Million Dollar Quartet (Photo by Paul Natkin)
What: Million Dollar Quartet
Where: Fox Theatre
When: March 12 – 17, 2013
Cost: Prices begin at $30 + tax and fees (discount tickets available from Goldstar)
I love musical theatre and have really enjoyed those based on true stories of musical acts like Jersey Boys and Dream Girls. Million Dollar Quartet isn’t about a specific group, but a specific evening. It’s got a super soundtrack to remind you of your great evening too. Here’s a description from the promoter.
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Head down the red carpet like a celebrity during the pre-concert bash at the Omni CNN Center
What: Omni CNN Center Party Like a Rock Star Package
Where: Omni CNN Center
When: Package is available for all upcoming concerts
Cost: Starts at $159 a night (does not include concert tickets)
Win: A Party Like a Rock Star Overnight Package at the Omni CNN Center plus 2 tickets to see Bon Jovi at Philips Arena on Wed., Feb. 27, 2013
The Omni CNN Center has invited me and a few other bloggers to “Party Like a Rock Star” at the upcoming Bon Jovi concert on Feb. 27 at Phillips Arena and we want you to join us! Enter the “Party Like a Rock Star” contest below and you could join Stacie Connerty, The Divine Miss Mommy, Alicia Hagan, AtlantaMoms, Jessica Dauler, Jessica Shops, Desiree Landers Miller, StreesFreeBaby, and of course me, Sue Rodman, Field Trips with Sue for a night on the town courtesy of the Omni CNN Center and Bon Jovi!
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What: Monster Jam Atlanta Truck Appearances
Where: Select Advanced Auto Parts Stores
When: Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, 2 – 6 pm
I’m not sure what it is about Monster Jam Atlanta, but my kids LOVE it. This weekend is the Monster Jam Atlanta at the Georgia Dome. If you don’t have tickets, get them soon, they normally sell out. If you can’t go to the show on Saturday, or if you just want to get yourself pumped for the big trucks, here are a couple of places you can get up close and personal with a few of the vehicles.
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