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10 Atlanta Summer Events You Don’t Want to Miss

By: a SaportaReport contributor
Summer is in full swing and Atlanta’s arts and culture scene (much like the temperature outdoors) continues to heat up! Don’t let the season slide by without finding the time to relax and enjoy all of the cultural fun the city has to offer. The events below can be a great start:

  1. National Dance Day Celebration at Atlanta Children’s Museum – July 27, 2019. (Learn more.)

Join us as we celebrate National Dance Day here at the Children’s Museum of Atlanta.  We will be featuring the Prime Movers Dance Group from Callanwolde Arts Center and Través Dance with Julie Galle Baggenstoss performing Flamenco! Bring your dancing feet to the Museum and learn different dances at CMA on Stage, and listen to the story Giraffes Don’t Dance or Allison Rose and Her Dancing Toes. (childrensmuseumatlanta.org)

  1. Wild World Weekend at Zoo Atlanta ­– July 27 & 28, 2019. (Learn more.)

Explore the world with Zoo Atlanta! Experience the dynamic cultures and rich biodiversity that surrounds us. Travel from Africa to the Americas, from Europe to Asia and the Pacific via special entertainment, crafts and activities for the entire family. Help us celebrate our world’s amazing wildlife and the places they call home. (zooatlanta.org)

  1. Family Sleepovers at the Georgia Aquarium – Various dates listed. (Learn more.)

After the Aquarium has closed its doors for the night and everyone has gone home, we invite you to join us for an exciting night of adventure and exploration. All sleepovers include admission to the Aquarium at 6pm on the day of your sleepover — as well as the entire next day — and entrance to all presentations, a bedtime snack, breakfast, guided tours and activities, and a sleeping spot in front of one of our magnificent gallery windows. (georgiaaquarium.com)

  1. Piedmont Park Arts Festival – August 17 & 18, 2019. (Learn more.)

The Piedmont Park Summer Arts Festival is a 2-day outdoor event with an emphasis on the visual arts and family fun presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, for people of all ages, customs, and interests. (piedmontparkartsfestival.com)

  1. Parliament of Owls: A Midtown Lantern Parade, presented by Midtown Alliance – July 27, 2019. (Learn more.)

Parliament of Owls is an owl-themed lantern parade based in community participation with a black and white color theme. Everyone is invited to make an owl lantern and fly! (midtownlanternparade.com)

  1. Lyle Lovett and His Large Bandat Atlanta Symphony Hall – August 10, 2019. (Learn more.)

A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. (atlantasymphony.org)

  1. The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Childrenexhibition on view at the High Museum of Art – until September 15, 2019. (Learn more.)

The Pursuit of Everything will provide an immersive panorama of Kalman’s picture book career spanning three decades, including newer publications like Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote (2018), authored by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and the illustrated cookbook Cake (2018), written in collaboration with the food writer Barbara Scott-Goodman. (high.org)

  1. Alliance Theatre Collision Project – July 26 & 27, 2019, Alliance Theatre. (Learn more.)

The Palefsky Collision Project affords teens a unique theatrical experience and gives them ownership of a performance at the Alliance. It also gives students validity – confidence in their talents, strength for the future, and power in their decisions. This summer’s Palefsky Collision Project ensemble will explore the themes from George Orwell’s classic text 1984. (alliancetheatre.org)

  1. Barbeque Nationexhibition on view at Atlanta History Center – until September 29, 2019. (Learn more.)

The exhibition explores how barbecue has come to claim an enduring place at the American table, and how it connects us to cultures around the world, in addition to traditions, history, and the future. (atlantahistorycenter.com)

  1. Family & Friendsin concert at Roswell Riverside Sounds Free Concert Series in Riverside Park in Roswell – August 3, 2019. (Learn more.)

Bring your blanket, lawn chair, family and friends for a free concert featuring indie-rock band Family & Friends.

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