classes

Home Depot Kids’ Workshop. All locations. Learn tool safety while building a craft and receive a kid-sized orange apron. First Saturday of each month 9 a.m.-noon. homedepot.com. 5-12. Free.
Lil’ Bean Heads Crafts. Bean Head Toys. Create an art project twice a month. All ages welcome, but smaller children may need assistance. First and third Wednesday of every month. 3-4 p.m. 220 Johnson Ferry Rd., Sandy Springs. 404-851-2980. Free.
Mommy and Me Preschool Program. Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. June 2, The Name Train; June 9, You’re a Grand Old Flag; June 16, Civil War Mascots; June 23, Traveling By Rail; June 30, America, America. 10 a.m. 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw. 770-427-2117. Ages 3-5. Adults, $7.50; children 4-12, $5.50; 3 and younger, free.
Turtle Tales Drop-in Family Class. Atlanta Botanical Garden. Get up close and personal with several turtles, hear their fascinating stories and create turtle-inspired art. June 9. 2-3 p.m. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-876-5859. $6 plus admission; Adults, $18.95; ages 3-12, $12.95; 2 and younger, free.
The Gardener is In! Chattahoochee Nature Center. Take a tour of Unity Garden, chat with the garden coordinator, learn some gardening tips. All ages. Sat. June 9. 10 a.m.-noon. 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell. 770-992-2055. Class is free with admission. Adults, $8; ages 3-12, $5; 2 and younger, free
Toddler Thursdays. High Museum of Art. Create masterpieces to complement the museum’s current exhibits. June 7, 14, 21, 28. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 1280 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-733-4550. Adults, $18; ages 6-17, $11; 5 and younger, free.
Art Workshops. Vinings School of Art. Take a drawing, painting or pottery class. Supplies included. Ages 2-13. Saturdays, 10 and 11 a.m. 1675 Cumberland Pkwy., Smyrna. 678-213-4278. Pre-register. $15 for one-hour workshop.
Movin’ Groovin’ Mornings. Heritage Green. This summer series encourages children and families to live an active lifestyle and incorporate music with brain and body activities. Each Wednesday in June. 9:30-10:30 a.m. 6110 Bluestone Rd., Sandy Springs. 404-851-9111. Free.
Crafts for Kids. Lakeshore Learning Store. Make a different craft each week. June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 4287 Roswell Rd., Marietta. 770-578-3100. 3 and older. Free.
INK Craft Weeks. Interactive Neighborhood for Kids. Beach Craft, June 4-8; Father’s Day Craft, June 11-15; Dog Craft, June 18-22; Farm Craft, June 25-29; $1 with paid admission to museum. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun., 1-5 p.m. 999 Chestnut St., Gainesville. 770-536-1900. Adults, $8; children, $6.
Build and Grow Clinics. Lowes. Clinics teach kids to build wooden crafts. Kids receive a free apron, goggles and merit patch. Saturdays, June 9, 23. 10 a.m. Visit lowesbuildandgrow.com for locations. 800-445-6937. Pre-register. Free.
EnviroVentures Saturday Drop-By. Piedmont Park. Hula-hooping and crafts while parents shop at the Green Market. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 1320 Monroe Drive, Atlanta. 404-875-7275. Free.
Second Thursday Program. Southeastern Railway Museum. Parents and tots program includes circle time, an activity, and craft. June 14. 10:30 a.m.-noon. 3595 Buford Hwy, Duluth. 770-495-0253. $7 per child, one adult free.
Artscape! East Cobb Park. Sign up for art history and art sessions for children ages 5-10 years old. June 7, 14, 28. 9-10 a.m. Register now. 3322 Roswell Rd. Marietta. 770-591-3160. $15 per class.
Moms and Tots Weekly Program. Gwinnett Place. Moms and kids can partake in songs, stories, games and crafts. Every Wednesday in June. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  2100 Pleasant Hill Rd., Duluth. 770-476-5160. $5 admission for all classes.
Weekends in the Naturalist Center. Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Activities include animal encounters, science explorations and more. Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. 767 Clifton Rd., Atlanta. 404-929-6400. Activities included with price of admission. Adults, $17.50; children 3-12, $15.50; under 3, free.

 

exhibits

Georgia Artists: A Juried Art Exhibit. Abernathy Arts Center. See showcase of accepted work by established and emerging artists from across Georgia. Exhibits in various mediums include oils, acrylics, watercolors, mixed media, drawing, pastel, photography, clay, sculpture, printmaking, and wood. Through June 15. Tues.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 254 Johnson Ferry Rd., NW, Sandy Springs. 404-613-6172. Free.
Off the Hook Exhibition. Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center. Approximately 200 handmade antique, modern and contemporary hook rugs by dozens of Southeastern artists are on view in the state of the art galleries. Through June 30. Mon-Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun., closed. 2020 Clean Water Dr., Buford. 770-904-3500. Adults, $7.50, children 13-22 with student ID, $5.50, children 3-12, $3.50, 2 and younger, free.
Hubble Exhibit. Tellus Science Museum. See amazing, huge images from space thanks to the Hubble space telescope. Includes images of galaxies, exploding stars, stars being born, even some planets. Through Nov.11. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 100 Tellus Dr., Cartersville. 770-606-5700. Adults, $12; ages 3-17, $8.
Dolphin Tales. Georgia Aquarium. The live show incorporates agility of dolphins, live human actors, dramatic costuming, and special effects. Shows Mon.-Thurs. noon, 2:30, Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Reservations recommended. 225 Baker St., Atlanta. 404-581-4000. Admission price depends on date of visit; Adults, $29.95 or $34.95; ages 3-12, $23.95 or $28.95.
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit. Atlantic Station. Travel back in time and experience the wonder and tragedy of this ill-fated ship. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.(last ticket sold at 5 p.m.); Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (last ticket sold at 6 p.m.). 265 18th St. (second floor), Atlanta. 866-866-8265. Adults, $24; Ages 4-12, $16.
Anne Frank in the World: 1929-1945. Parkside Shopping Center. Learn about the life of the Frank family and others who lived in the secret annex in Amsterdam; includes replica of Anne’s room in the annex. Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 12-4 p.m. 5920 Roswell Rd., Sandy Springs. 770-206-1558. 10 and older. Free.
Turtle Tours. Heritage Sandy Springs Museum. Through stories, hands-on exhibits and crafts, museum mascots Sandy the chipmunk and Spring the turtle introduce the youngest visitors to history. Through Dec. Second Saturday of each month. 11 a.m. 6075 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs. 404-851-9111. Donations encouraged.
The Scoop on Poop. Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Fish do it, frogs do it, pythons, turtles and humans do it. A hands-on, humorous, informative exhibit about dung, poop and scat, sprung from the popular The Scoop on Poop children’s book by Wayne Lynch. Includes live animal displays. Through Sept. 3. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. 767 Clifford Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-929-6300. Adults, $17.50; ages 3-12, $15.50; 2 and younger, free.
The Big Adventure. Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. Kids climb a rock wall and move through dark tunnels in this new exhibit that’s like a 3-D game board. The Big Adventure encourages their natural desire to explore and investigate, while challenging their physical abilities with fun activities such as Adventure Mountain, Virtual Flyer, and Out on a Ledge. Through Sept. 9. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  275 Centennial Olympic Park Drive NW, Atlanta. 404-659-5437. Adults and ages 2 and older, $12.75; younger than 2, free. Take advantage of Target Free Second Tuesday; admission is free on the second Tuesday(starting at 1 p.m.) of every month. 
Passages. Perimeter Expo Center. Discover the history of the Bible through 450 items in a non-sectarian, interactive format. Through June 30. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. 1201 Hammond Dr. NE, Atlanta. 770-804-9427. Adults, $18.95; ages 6-18, $12.95.
Frogs: A Chorus of Colors. Georgia Aquarium. Features 15 species of frogs in more than 3,000 square feet of habitats, with hands-on and interactive activities. Through Jan. 2013. Sun.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. 225 Baker St., Atlanta. 404-581-4000. Admission price depends on date of visit; Adults, $29.95 or $34.95; ages 3-12, $23.95 or $28.95.
Skate It or Hang It!? The Evolution of Skateboard Art. Museum of Design Atlanta. An exhibit that examines the visual expression in skateboard art. June 16-Sept. 16. Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 12-5 p.m. 1315 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-979-6455. Adults, $10; ages 7-17, $5; 5 and younger, free.

 

movies

Greece: Secrets of the Past. Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Journey to the birthplace of democracy and embark on a quest to uncover buried secrets of one of the world’s most enlightened societies. Through Sept. Mon.-Sat., call for show times. 767 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-929-6300. IMAX tickets: adults, $13; ages 3-12, $11; 2 and younger, free.
To the Arctic. Fernbank Museum of Natural History. Discover a world beneath the ice. Through Sept. 3. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.; Sun., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. 767 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-929-6300. IMAX tickets: adults, $13; ages 3-12, $11; 2 and younger, free.
Dream Big Wednesday Movies. Morrow Branch Library. Enjoy a family movie every Wednesday on a big screen as part of our “Dream Big, Read” Summer Reading Program. Bring snacks and drinks. Pre-register. Through Aug., 3 p.m., 6225 Maddox Rd., Morrow. 404-366-7749. Free.
Atlantic Station: Movies in Central Park. Movies start at sundown every Thursday. June 7, The Muppets; June 14, The Help; June 21, The Lincoln Lawyer; June 28, Spiderman. 1380 Atlantic Dr., Atlanta. 404-733-1221. Free.
Mall of Georgia: Movies Under the Stars. Activities, bounce houses and concessions open at 5 p.m. every Saturday night. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. Movies start around 9 p.m. June 2, Hugo; June 9, Jack & Jill; June 16, Alvin & The Chipmunks Chip-Wrecked; June 23, Dolphin Tale; June 30, We Bought A Zoo. 333 Buford Dr., Buford. 678-482-8788. Free.
Johns Creek: Newton Park. Movie lineup to be announced one week before each show. Shows start at dusk with pre-show activities that start two hours before the movie. Activities include giant slide, face painting, giveaways and entertainment. Show dates are June 9, July 14 and Aug 4. 3150 Old Alabama Rd., Johns Creek. 678-512-3200. Free
Kennesaw Outdoor Movie Series: Swift-Cantrell Park. Kids activities begin at 6 p.m. movie begins at dark. June 2: The Muppets. 3140 Old 41 Highway, Kennesaw. 770-422-9714. Free.
Carl Rhodenizer Recreation Center: Movies Under the Stars. During the summer each movie is at a different park in Clayton County. Movies start at dusk. June 9, Soul Surfer. Flat Shoals Park, 1915 Flat Shoals Rd., Riverdale. 770-477-3766. Free.
Duluth: Flicks on the Bricks. Movie begins at dusk. Pre show activities start at 7 p.m. June 9, Puss In Boots. 3167 Main St., Duluth. 770-476-3434. Free.
Stone Mountain: Movies on Main. Movies start at sundown. Pre festivities start at 7:30 p.m. Canned food accepted. June 2, Dolphin Tale; June 16, Puss In Boots; June 30, We Bought a Zoo. 922 Main St., Stone Mountain. 770-879-4971. Free.
“B at the Movies.” Various Locations. Movies begin at dusk. Some locations may have a parking fee. Feel free to bring picnics and coolers. June 2, Puss In Boots, Lawrenceville Historic Courthouse Lawn; June 9, Real Steal, Suwanee Town Center Park; June 16, Kung Fu Panda 2, Suwanee Town Center Park; June 23, Puss In Boots, Powder Springs/Hiram-Taylor Farm Park. 404-897-6266. Visit b985.com for more information.
Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival: Fox Theatre. Celebrate a few of the great summer classics at the Fox. June 14, Casablanca; June 15, Godfather; June 24, The Sound of Music. 660 Peachtree St., NE., Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499. Tickets, $10.

 

nature

Endangered Species Day. Atlanta Botanical Garden. The national Endangered Species Day began in 2006 to increase public understanding of recovery efforts for endangered plants and animals. Visit the garden for a day of celebrating rare plants and animals. June 2. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-876-5859. Adults, $18.95; ages 3-12, $12.95; 2 and younger, free.
First Saturday Hike. Elachee Nature Science Center. Hike through the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve and learn about Georgia’s stream animals. June 2. 10-11:30 a.m. 2125 Elachee Dr., Gainesville. 770-535-1976. Adults, $5; ages 2-12, $3.
Full Moon Night Hike. Panola Mountain State Park. See wildlife at night and watch the sun set and the moon rise. Bring flashlights and hiking boots. June 2 and 30. 7:30 p.m. 2600 Ga. Hwy. 155, Stockbridge. 770-389-7801. Pre-register. $7/person; parking, $5.
Kiddie Gardener Series. Smith-Gilbert Gardens. Kids can walk through the gardens, listen to storytelling, sing and dance at this special nature event for families. Ages 5 and younger. June 9 and 23. 10 a.m. 2382 Pine Mountain Rd., Kennesaw. 770-919-0248. Kids, $5; adults, free.
Turtle Tours. Heritage Sandy Springs Museum. In Turtle Tours, an educational series for children ages 2-5, Sandy the Chipmunk and Spring the Turtle introduce preschoolers to history. June 9. 11 a.m. 6075 Sandy Springs Cir., Sandy Springs. 404-851-9111, ext. 4. Free, donations encouraged.
Night Hike. Chattahoochee Nature Center. Explore the woodlands and wetlands by moonlight, then roast marshmallows by the campfire. Ages 5 and older. June 16. 8-10 p.m. 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell. 770-992-2055. $10/person.
The Sky Tonight. Fernbank Science Center. An astronomer leads the tour through the constellations, planets and events of the evening sky. Saturdays, 11 a.m. 156 Heaton Park Dr., Atlanta. 678-874-7102. Adults, $4; children, $3.
Kids Fishing Day. Jones Bridge Park. Rods and bait provided on a first come first served basis. NO fishing license necessary. Food, fun and prizes along with the fishing. June 2. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 4901 East Jones Bridge Rd., Norcross. 770-417-2200. Free.

 

special events

Move It Movement Tour. Fernbank Museum. This high-energy event has goal kicking drills, 3-point challenges, and other fun activities that encourage kids to test their skills. Move It Movement Tour encourages active lifestyles for all families. Sat., June 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 767 Clifford Rd. NE, Atlanta. 404-929-6300. Adults, $17.50; ages 3-12, $15.50; 2 and younger, free.
Renaissance Festival. Enjoy 32 acres transformed into a 16th-century kingdom, complete with period food, games, music, exhibits, shopping, and more. Saturdays and Sundays through June 3, plus Memorial Day, May 28. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Rd., Fairburn. 770-964-8575. Adults, $19.95; ages 6-12, $8.95; 5 and younger, free.
Atlanta Diaper Relief Diaper Drive. Kangazoom. Atlanta Diaper Relief and the Lost One’s Foundation are holding a diaper drive to those in need in Metro Atlanta. June 3. 1-4 p.m. 4479 Atlanta Rd. SE, Smyrna. 770-772-0552. Entry is one box of diapers.
Wren’s Nest Fest. Wren’s Nest House Museum. Storytelling festival with face painting, art activities, a moonbounce and of course, professional storytelling. June 8. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta. 404-753-7735. Adults, $6; children, $4, includes hot dog lunch.
Roswell Lavender Festival. Barrington Hall. Demonstration booths, vendors, hands-on crafts, performances and more, all about the sweet-smelling plant! June 9. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 535 Barrington Dr., Roswell. 770-640-3855. Free.
Canoeing 101. Chattahoochee Nature Center. Learn the basics of canoeing on the CNC’s ponds. Ages 5 and older. June 9, 17. 10-11:30 a.m. 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell. 770-992-2055 ext. 237 to pre-register. $15/person.
Skate It, Hang It and Parade It. Museum of Design Atlanta Parade and Party kicking off the new exhibit Skate It or Hang It!? The Evolution of Skateboard Art. Parade includes skate team performances and various skate board artists and food trucks. June 16. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 1315 Peachtree St., Atlanta. 404-979-6455. Free. Museum admission extra. Adults, $10; ages 7-17, $5; 5 and younger, free.
Decatur Ghost Tours. Decatur. Come meet some of Decatur’s ghosts on this historical, paranormal walking tour of downtown Decatur. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. 101 East Court Sq., Decatur. 404-296-7771. Adults, $15; 10 and younger, $12.
Magic World Theater. Central Library, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System. Children will enjoy an afternoon of fun historical stories, educational and entertaining movies. Ages 4-6. Every Saturday in June. 2 p.m. 1 Margaret Mitchell Sq., Atlanta. 404-730-1845. Free.
Puzzled in Pink Party. FoxTale Book Shoppe. Join the pink party and meet the author, Sarah Francis Hardy. June 23. 1 p.m. 105 E. Main St. #138, Woodstock. 770-516-9989. Free
Fourth Saturday Family Fun Day. Centennial Olympic Park. This month’s theme is “Great Outdoors.” June 23. Noon-4 p.m. 265 Park Avenue West, Atlanta. 404-543-7407. Free.
Braves Wives Toy Drive. Monument Grove, Turner Field. The Braves Wives will collect new and unwrapped toys from gates-opening until the end of the first inning. The toys will be distributed to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta locations during the Braves annual Christmas in July hospital visits. June 27-28. 755 Hank Aaron Dr. SE., 404-494-1020.
Alive After Five. Historic Downtown Roswell. Enjoy a break from the busy workweek with live music, outside vendors, late hours at retailers, face painting and more. Bring your family, a date, your dog or your friends, and be sure to hop on the free trolley. Every third Thursday of the month, through Oct. 5-9 p.m. Downtown Roswell. 770-640-3253. Free.
Surf Fest. O’Neal Plaza. Surf-style bands from all over the Southeast will join for a music festival in historic downtown Douglasville. Featuring 10 bands in 10 hours, children’s activities, beach-inspired vendors and much more. June 30, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 6695 Church St., Douglasville. 770-949-2787. Free.

 

storytelling

Children’s Story Time. FoxTale Book Shoppe. Age-appropriate stories followed by dance and song period. Mondays and Saturdays. 11 a.m. 105 East Main St., #138, Woodstock. 770-516-9989. Free.
Storytime at Little Shop. Little Shop of Stories. Storytelling three times a week; Thursday nights, milk and cookies provided and kids can come in pajamas. Sundays, 3 p.m.; Tuesdays, 11 a.m.; Thursdays, 7 p.m. 133A East Court Sq., Decatur. 404-373-6300. Free.
Tales for Toddlers. Bean Head Toys. Stories read in the indoor tree house, then kids make a small craft to take home every Thursday 10:30 a.m. 220 Johnson Ferry Road, Sandy Springs. 404-851-2980. Free.
Wren’s Nest Storytelling. The Wren’s Nest. Wren’s Nest Ramblers host storytelling sessions every Saturday. 1 p.m. 1050 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd., Atlanta. 404-753-7735. Adults, $8; children $5, 4 and younger, free.
Book Nook and Garden Safari. Jimmy Carter Library and Museum. Staff and volunteers read from a selection of storybooks and then take kids on an outdoor garden safari. Themes include nature, presidency, growing up and leadership. Mondays June 4, 11, 25. 10-11:30 a.m. 441 Freedom Pkwy., Atlanta. 404-865-7100. Adults, $8; 16 and younger, free.
DeKalb History Center Storytelling. DeKalb History Center. A storytelling series about pioneer life. Includes weekly craft sessions. Wednesdays June 6-July 25., 10-11 a.m. Historic Biffle Cabin, 720 W. Trinity Pl., Atlanta. 404-373-1088. Ages 6-12, $6.

 

theater

Michael Jackson the Immortal World Tour. Philips Arena. This electrifying production combines Michael Jackson music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil creativity. June 29-30. 1 Philips Dr., Atlanta. 404-878-3000. Tickets $50-$250.
Cinderella. Center for Puppetry Arts. This enchanting show celebrates strength of character and the joy of dancing.  From the Tears of Joy Theater in Portland, Ore. June 1-10. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m., 12 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m., 3 p.m. 1404 Spring St., Atlanta. 404-873-3391. Tickets, $16.50.
The Little Mermaid Pirate. Center for Puppetry Arts. Take the plunge and see this marionette adventure featuring an ocean of puppets, unique characters and original music.  June 14-July 15. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m., 12 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., Sun. 1 p.m., 3 p.m. 1404 Spring St., Atlanta. 404-873-3391. Tickets, $16.50.
Roswell Summer Puppet Series. Roswell Cultural Arts Center. A series of summer puppet shows. This month’s lineup includes: Rapunzel, June 4-9; Wiley & the Hairy Man, June 11-16; Sleeping Beauty, June 18-23; Arabian Adventure, June 25-30. Zany Zoo, July 2-7; Rumplestiltzkin, July 9-14; Hansel & Gretel, July 16-21. 950 Forrest St., Roswell. 770-594-6232. Adults, $5; children ages 2-12, $4.

 

beyond atlanta

First Friday Night Concert Series. Hancock Park, Dahlonega. Bring friends, family lawn chairs and listen to Kurt Thomas. First Friday of each month through Oct. 6:30-8:30 p.m. North Park and Warwick Streets, Dahlonega. 706-864-6133. Free.
Day Out With Thomas. Tweetsie Railroad. Take a 25-minute ride on the full-size engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, listen to storytelling, live music and build with Mega Bloks. June 1-10. Sun.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; 300 Tweetsie Railroad Lane, Blowing Rock, N.C. 877-893-3874. Ages 13 and older, $35; ages 3-12, $22; 2 and younger, free.
Sweet Corn Festival. The Rock Ranch. Enjoy the attractions of The Rock Ranch and take home freshly picked sweet corn.  This celebration of the sweet corn harvest offers train rides, pony rides, zip lines, paddle boats, corn hole and other corn themed games and more.  June 16. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.5020 Barnesville Hwy., The Rock. 706-647-6374. $10.
AthFest Music and Arts Festival. Downtown Athens. Recognized musicians perform in this indoor/outdoor music festival, includes half marathon, kidsfest, art vendors, food and music June 20-24. Fri., 5-10 p.m., Sat., noon-10 p.m., Sun., noon-8 p.m. Downtown Athens. 706-548-0752. Wristband, $20.
River Giants Exhibit. Tennessee Aquarium. A collection of freshwater fish at legendary sizes, the “goliaths” of freshwater. Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. One Broad St., Chattanooga, Tenn. 800-262-0695. $24.95 per adult; $14.95 per child ages 3-12.

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