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.
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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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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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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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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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What: The Atlanta Opera 24-Hour Opera Project Showcase When: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at 7 pm Where: The Atlanta Opera Center | 1575 Northside Dr., Bldg. 300, Suite 350, Atlanta, GA 30318 Cost: Free
The Atlanta Opera is hosting a 24-Hour Opera Project Showcase on Jan. 26. Selected composers, lyricists, stage directors and [...]
American Girl has free activities today and Friday from 4-6 pm to celebrate 2103 Doll of the Year, Saige. Enter to win your own Saige on the Field Trips w/Sue American Girl Doll post.
This morning on the Field Trips with Sue segment of Better Mornings Atlanta, we focused on free activities in Atlanta.
Now that the holidays are over and the fiscal cliff diverted (somewhat anyway), if you’re like me, you over spent, over ate and now it’s time to pay the piper. Just because you don’t have a lot of extra cash, doesn’t mean you have to stay home.
Here are seven free Activities in Atlanta with kids, plus a giveaway for the 2013 American Girl Doll of the Year, Saige. If you are interested in more free activities in Atlanta, purchase 100+ Free Things to do in Atlanta at a 50% discount through Jan. 20. Here’s a bit of what you’ll find in the book.
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Saige and her horse Picasso
What: American Girl Events
Where: NorthPoint Mall, 1000 North Point Circle, Alpharetta, GA | 770-740-9273
When: January 2 – 4, 2013, 4 – 6 pm
Cost: Events are Free (dolls are extra;)
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Kids still out of school for the holiday? Looking for something free to do? American Girl is celebrating the debut of the newest Girl of the Year – Saige. Saige’s coming out party is a celebration of free events for American Girl fans. Here’s what you can expect and how you could win your own Saige doll.
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The PGA Tour Championship starts today and goes through the weekend at East Lake Golf Club. Up to four children 18 and under are admitted free to the Tour Championship with each adult.
This morning on the Field Trips with Sue segment on CBS Better Mornings Atlanta we talked about free things to do in Atlanta with kids like the PGA Tour Championship, Free Day at Georgia State Parks and Smithsonian Museum Day, plus Fall festivals like Oakland Cemetery’s Sunday in the Park and the Atlanta History Center’s Fall Folklife Festival.
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