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5 Family-Friendly Things to Do In Atlanta This Summer

Summer in Atlanta means ample time to have fun in the sun. The Southern city is bustling with events that are diverse enough to serve almost anyone’s interests in the entire family. Check out what the town has to offer as the weather continues to heat up.

1. Atlanta Kick Back Book Festival

(Photo: 556 Book Chicks)

A little something for the folks outside the Perimeter, the third annual Atlanta Kick Back Book Festival is happening at the Cobb Galleria Centre July 20. Helmed by the award-winning 556 Book Chicks book club, the free event allows attendees to meet their favorite authors. They can also get their books signed and participate in giveaways. See the website for more info.

2. Nickelodeon Slime City

This family-friendly event is perfect for the young generation. If your kids dream of playing in slime or if you want to live out your dreams of getting dunked in the iconic green gunk like they used to on “You Can’t Do That On Television” and “Double Dare,” here’s your chance. The pop-up experience will be open through September 1. More details and tickets are available here.

3. Candytopia


This Instagram-ready museum is perfect for teens and young adults on the lookout for the perfect photo-op. The pop-up was extended last month to run through July 28 so visitors can soak in all the candy-themed adventures the 14-room, carefully curated art installation has to offer. For more information visit the website.

4. HBCU Summer Fest 2019

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The HBCU Summer Fest is set to take place Aug. 9-11 and is the perfect way to get the community of historically Black colleges and universities together in one space. The event, which is also targeted toward high schoolers who hope to experience HBCU life, is a gathering of current students, alumni and others. Guests can soak in a yard show as they help the event’s goal to raise funds for scholarships and programming. More details and ticket information can be found online.

5. Atlanta Reggae in the Park LLC Presents BeREGGAE 6

Round out the last month of summer with the 6th annual event where you and your family can jam to reggae music in Piedmont Park. The free two-day event runs Aug. 10-11 and touts itself as the biggest free reggae event in the country. Tickets and more info can be found here.

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