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March 2019

Summer Camp Registration

March 15 - May 31

Atlanta

Enroll your child in a summer day camp full of discovery, adventure and nature exploration!

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April 2019

Terrific Trains

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 29, 2019

Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States

Gainesville

Choo choo! All aboard for model train fun in the Gainesville Garden.

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May 2019

Old Crow Medicine Show w/ Amythyst Kiah

May 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

See Old Crow Medicine Show and guests perform live on the Great Lawn.

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June 2019

Endangered Species Day

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Celebrate rare plants and animals in honor of Endangered Species Day! Get up close with exceptional creatures and learn about conservation efforts happening throughout Georgia.

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Imaginary Worlds Gainesville Member Preview

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States

Gainesville

10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturday, June 1, members are invited to the Garden for a first-look at the Imaginary Worlds display in Gainesville. Member children will receive a special "sweet treat" to celebrate the return of this beloved exhibition.

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Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder / I’m With Her

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

See Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder / I'm With Her and guests perform live on the Great Lawn.

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Summer Camp

June 3 - July 26
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

The Garden's summer day camps are full of discovery, adventure and nature exploration.

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Summer Strings

June 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States

Gainesville

Supporting level Members and above are invited to an evening of live music and hors d’oeuvres on the Terrace at Gainesville.

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Floral Painting / All about Color

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States

Gainesville

Capture all of the colors in the Garden from the ground up through underpinnings, layering, transparent colors and varnish techniques. Explore color theory and making your own colors.

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Animals in the Garden

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States

Gainesville

Draw beneficial birds, frogs, turtles, bees, butterflies and squirrels, just to name a few! What a wonderful way to view the Garden's animal and insect ecosystem.

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Orchids for Beginners II

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Oncidium, Dendrobium and Cattleya orchids are adapted to climates with intermittent rainfall and have evolved specialized organs to store water. This class examines the cultural requirements of this group of orchids and their adaptation to the home environment.

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Beekeeping: Getting Started

June 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

This is an information-gathering class about the feasibility of beekeeping in the area. Learn about the basics of beekeeping and the beekeeper’s year, where to find materials, and when and how to get started.

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Drawing Orchids in Black & White

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on June 11, 2019 at 6:00pm

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Orchids are intriguingly complex. This class explores a simplified approach, using black and white media, aids in exploring and drawing orchids. Previous drawing experience is strongly recommended.

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Fresh Plates Series: Chef Cameron Thompson

June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Enjoy a fun evening dining, sipping and learning as the chef prepares a four-part small plate menu of their signature dishes.

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SiriusXM The Pulse Presents: The Mighty O.A.R. w/ American Authors

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

See The Mighty O.A.R. and guests perform live on the Great Lawn, June 14.

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Sizzling Succulents

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Succulents can be tricky! Learn the basics of these water-wise plants. Get tips on how to maintain and incorporate them into your own garden.

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Hydrangeas in the Garden Walking Tour

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States

Gainesville

In this walking tour, a member of the Gainesville Garden Horticulture staff will cover a wide range of ornamental species and cultivars of hydrangeas blooming in the Garden.

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Refugee Recipe Celebration

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 23, 2019 at 10:00am

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

During garden chef weekend demos, special guests from Friends of Refugees spice up the Outdoor Kitchen. In honor of World Refugee Day, cooks with recipes from afar will highlight their traditional flavors to serve up tastes with garden fresh ingredients.

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Well-Seasoned Chef

June 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on June 25, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on September 3, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on September 10, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on September 17, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on September 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on October 1, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on October 8, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on October 15, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on October 22, 2019 at 6:30pm

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Join Atlanta’s chefs for an intimate and relaxing culinary experience. Learn from amazing chefs as they prepare a four-part fresh menu.

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Alston Lecture: Masons, Miners and Thieves, The Real Lives of America’s Bees

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Follow a gardener’s adventures into the field with melittologists and farmers to explore the lives of bees with author Paige Embry during this free Alston Lecture.

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Mandolin Orange w/ Courtney Marie Andrews

June 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

See Mandolin Orange and guests perform live on the Great Lawn.

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Imaginary Worlds

June 30 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2019

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Imaginary Worlds makes an encore this spring with Alice's Wonderland, new storybook-themed plant sculptures and many favorite installations from 2018 dressed in all-new attire.

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July 2019

Garden Open: Fourth of July

July 4
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

The Garden will be open on Thursday, July 4, in celebration of the Fourth of July.

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Plant Eat Repeat

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 15, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on June 29, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on July 6, 2019 at 10:00am

Atlanta

Food Well Alliance and the Atlanta Botanical Garden are pairing up for a brand new series of summer workshops at community gardens across metro Atlanta. Whether you’re a novice or a gardening pro, come prepared to learn from experts who will provide hands-on teaching and demonstrations.

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The Wood Brothers w/ Brent Cobb

July 10 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

See The Wood Brothers and guests perform live on the Great Lawn.

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Educator Day

July 13
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Calling all educators! Enjoy a free day of exploration in the Garden, and discover why the Garden is a fabulous place to bring students and have fun.

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AgLanta Eats 2019

July 15 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

AgLanta Eats, the hyper local food festival now in its fourth year returns to the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Monday, July 15!

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Butterflies in the Garden

July 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States

Gainesville

This mixed media two-day workshop will use colored pencils and watercolor and jump into the importance of butterflies in the Garden.

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Wine in the Woodlands

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on August 29, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on September 26, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on October 31, 2019 at 6:00pm

Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States

Gainesville

Sip a glass of wine from cash bars and enjoy light bites with live musical entertainment while enjoying the majestic Garden during the cool of the evening.

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John Butler Trio w/ Trevor Hall

July 26 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

See The John Butler Trio w/ Trevor Hall and guests perform live on the Great Lawn.

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Children’s Performances

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until September 28, 2019

Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States

Gainesville

May - September, enjoy a variety of live performances from some of the best storytellers, puppeteers, musicians and magicians.

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Corey Smith w/ The Josephines

July 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States

Gainesville

See Corey Smith live in the Ivester Amphitheater.

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Build Your Own Bog Bowl

July 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

A generous choice of carnivorous plants will be offered for participants to create your very own mini bog bowl. This is a hands-on, interactive class that will be accompanied by a behind-the-scenes tour and instruction from an experienced staff member.

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August 2019

Family Game Night

August 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States

Gainesville

Enjoy a last blast of summer and family fun in the Gainesville Garden.

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Shade Gardening

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Learn about understory trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plant choices, including many seldom-used selections. The class focuses on plants that work well in combination for a healthy plant community.

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Science Café

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on August 15, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on September 19, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on October 17, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on June 20, 2019 at 7:00pm

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

The Science Café returns to Mershon Hall. This series features expert speakers and discussions on exciting conservation topics on select Thursdays during Cocktails in the Garden.

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Toad The Wet Sprocket / Big Head Todd & The Monsters

August 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

See The Toad The Wet Sprocket / Big Head Todd & The Monsters and guests perform live on the Great Lawn.

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Shows for Seedlings: Saturday

August 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Saturday, repeating until September 30, 2019

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Enjoy a variety of live performances from some of Atlanta’s best storytellers, puppeteers, musicians and magicians. Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., May - September.

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Melissa Etheridge

August 17 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

See Melissa Etheridge and guests perform live on the Great Lawn.

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Discovery Stations

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until November 1, 2019

Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States

Gainesville

Enjoy nature-inspired education stations. New opportunities abound to learn and explore the Garden environment every Saturday & Sunday at 10 a.m.

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Garden Chef Demos

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2019

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Saturday & Sundays, noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m: Stop by the Edible Garden Outdoor Kitchen on weekends when Garden Chefs share fresh cooking tips and recipes based on seasonal vegetables, fruits and herbs in tasty mouth-watering recipes.

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Sunflower Collage

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States

Gainesville

Have fun creating sunflower collage paintings in this two-day workshop. Work with acrylic paints as a base and build on all sorts of bits and pieces from old books and magazines among other unexpected items.

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Garden Playtime

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until November 1, 2019

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Every Tuesday, March – October: Introduce your little one to the joy of nature! Hands-on learning and sensory stations will stimulate your child’s interest in the natural world

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Drawing Trees

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on August 20, 2019 at 6:00pm

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Celebrate trees native to Georgia by learning to draw them with pencil, pen, marker and charcoal. Join us for this fun and life-affirming art class. This class is part of the Botanical Drawing Program.

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Storytime & Budding Artists

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2028

Atlanta Botanical Garden, GAINESVILLE, 1911 Sweetbay Drive
Gainesville, GA 30501 United States
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Gainesville

Young children are invited to enjoy weekly stories and create seasonal works of art centered around nature and the gardens in Gainesville.

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Storybook Time

August 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Every Wednesday April - October: Listen to stories about bees, butterflies, frogs and flowers. Meet in Children's Garden Amphitheater for this free-with-Garden-admission favorite.

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Garden Grooves

August 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2019

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Thursdays, March-October: Get ready to wiggle and warble! Sing songs and dance dances inspired by the beautiful outdoors.

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Cocktails in the Garden

August 22 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until September 30, 2019

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Mix and mingle at the most beautiful cocktail party in the city! Every Thursday, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m., May - September.

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Shows for Seedlings: Friday

August 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until September 30, 2019

Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309 United States

Atlanta

Enjoy a variety of live performances from some of Atlanta’s best storytellers, puppeteers, musicians and magicians. Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., May - September.

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