If you’re looking for family fun this spring, there are lots of great opportunities available! Here are just a few upcoming activities— here in Gwinnett, around the metro area, and further afield if you’re planning for a Spring Break getaway:
Atlanta Science Festival Exploration Expo— Saturday, March 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Piedmont Park in Atlanta (all ages)
Atlanta’s biggest interactive science event is free and open to adults, families, and children of all ages and interests. The Exploration Expo promotes science exploration, discovery and innovation with more than 100 interactive exhibits, hands-on experiments, mind-blowing demos, and performances! Visit one of seven zones to explore different aspects of science, enjoy cool science shows on everything from dinosaurs to drones, and contribute to a mural or create a science haiku. #AtlSciFest
2018 Gwinnett Multicultural Festival— Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Shorty Howell Park (all ages)
The 2018 Multicultural Festival celebrates the various cultures that make up Gwinnett County and offers a County Government Open House where residents can learn more about the services available to them. Families can meet emergency personnel, check out vehicles and equipment, and learn more about safety. Local groups will entertain the crowd with traditional dances and songs from many cultures, and food trucks will sell international treats. Kids can look forward to bounce houses, face painting, a dunk tank, and more.
Gwinnett Family Fest— Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Gwinnett Chamber (all ages)
The free event will feature kid-friendly games, activities, and performances by local talent. Also, look for exhibitor giveaways and vendors offering food, arts and crafts, and other merchandise for purchase.
Every Kid in a Park— National parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and more (4th graders)
From sea to shining sea, our country is home to inspiring landscapes, vibrant waterways, and historic treasures that all Americans can enjoy. And, with the “Every Kid in a Park” program, America’s 4th graders can visit our federal lands and waters for free! Every 4th grader in the U.S. is eligible to receive a free Interagency Annual Pass and can bring their families with them! A number of sites are in the metro Atlanta area, and dozens more are within a few hours by car. With the free pass (good for their 4th grade year), kids can see protected animals, visit the woods or water, explore a park or recreational area, learn about our heritage at historic sites, and take an American outdoor adventure. Just follow these three easy steps: 1.) Fill out a short Adventure Diary on the Every Kid in a Park website. 2) Download and print your personalized voucher. (You can exchange your paper pass for a plastic pass at some locations.) 3) Plan your trip and go!