Monday, August 11, 2008

Free Stuff to do in Atlanta in August

Go to a Concert
August 16 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Star 94's Concert in the Park features Edwin McCain, Sam Thacker Band and Gareth Asher at Suwanee Town Center, Saturday August 16th. Take low-back chairs, blankets, your own picnic dinner and snacks. No alcohol can be brought into the park. Food and beverages, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase.

Check out a Free Movie
Star 94 is coming to your neighborhood with FREE Movies on Saturday nights this summer! Movies start at sundown, around 8:30pm. This time will change as the sun sets later. They will bring their giant 40-foot screen to a park near you. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs, and a picnic basket. To check out schedule, click here.
August 22 (music and inflatables at 6pm, Shrek at 8pm). East Cobb Park, 3322 Roswell Rd., Marietta. 770-591-3160. Donate a bag of pasta or rice to benefit The Center for Family Resources.
August 23, 6pm, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. Riverside Park, 925 Riverside Rd., Roswell. 770-594-6406. Grab a blanket, pack a picnic and head and watch the movie in the park.

Fun at a Festivals and Picnics
Aug. 16. Program Palooza & Citywide Picnic. 10 am-2 pm. Ben Robertson Community Center, 2753 Watts Dr., Kennesaw. 770-422-9714. Hot dogs, a magic show, carnival games and live music.
Aug 29-31. Decatur Book Festival. Downtown Decatur Square, 404-645-9331. Book signings, music, readings, a Madeline themed parade and a “How Well Do You Know Harry?” quiz show.
Aug. 30-31. Love the Lake Festival . 10 am.-6 pm.; Sun., noon-6 p.m. Lake Acworth, downtown Acworth. 770-423-1330. Two entertainment stages, a Ski/Boat show, water skiing competitions, arts and crafts, and beach activities.
Aug. 30-31. Summer Shade Festival, 11 am-9 pm., 499 Broyles St., Atlanta. Grant Park. Artists market, food vendors, live music and a 5K Run for the Park (5 K run starts at 8am). 404-521-0938.

Sample Fresh Goodies at a Farmers Market
Aug. 16, 23, 30. 8 am-noon. Farmer’s Market, Riverside Park, 925 Riverside Rd., Roswell. 770-594-6406. Provides fresh produce and baked goods from local farmers and gardeners.
Aug. 2-Sept. 1. 9 am-noon. Cherokee County Fresh Open Market at Cagle’s Dairy Farm, 362 Stringer Rd., Canton. 678-491-5843. Provides fresh produce, cheeses, baked goods and organic items from local farmers.

Love a Lasershow
Aug. 16, 23, 30-31, 9:30 p.m. Lasershow Spectacular under the stars. Stone Mountain Park, Hwy. 78, Stone Mountain, 770-498-5690. Parking is $8, so carpool.

Get Crafty with Your Kids
Every Saturday from 11 am-3 pm at the Lakeshore Learning Store, 2757 Cobb Pkwy, Atlanta. 310-537-8600. Aug. 16 - Farm Animal Puppets; Aug. 23 - Feathered Friend; Aug. 30 - Personalized Portfolio. Themed arts and crafts. Ages 3 and up.

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