We’ve lined up lots of fun activities to keep your little ones busy before school starts July 31 (Really? Ugh!). The EAST COBBER Frugal FunMom is proud to bring you the best free field trips for the family! Have a great last week of summer break, everybody!


Saturday, July 22

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Summer Celebration at Powers Ferry UMC!

Powers Ferry UMC is inviting kids and their families to celebrate summer! Enjoy live music and great food.  There will also be a bounce house, a game truck, and volleyball. Kids  get a free meal (hot dog, chips, lemonade).

Cost: Free

Time: 5-9pm

Location: Powers Ferry United Methodist Church, 245 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta /East Cobb 30067

More info: https://www.powersferryumc.com/#/announcements



Sunday, July 23

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Head Out to the Atlanta Zoo!

Get free pass to the Atlanta Zoo for a family of four. Go to your local library and get a free pass to the Atlanta Zoo! Be sure to check out the provided link for complete instructions.

Cost: Free

Time: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: Atlanta Zoo, 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta 30315

For more info: https://zooatlanta.org/tickets/library-pass-program/



Monday, July 24

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Visit BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Enjoy hours of beauty, peace, and discovery– a masterpiece of exquisite Indian design and workmanship. Marvel at the intricate marble carvings, participate in Hindu rituals or learn about the world’s oldest living faith – Hinduism.

Open to one and all, the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir is comprised of 3 types of stone (Turkish Limestone, Italian marble, and Indian pink sandstone). More than 34,000 individual pieces were carved by hand in India, shipped to the USA and assembled in Lilburn like a giant 3-D puzzle.

Cost: Free

Time: 9am-6pm daily. The best time to come and see are from 9:00am to 12:00 noon and 3:30pm to 6:00pm.

Location: BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 460 Rockbridge Road NW, Lilburn 30047

For more info: http://www.baps.org/Global-Network/North-America/Atlanta/Visitor-Info.aspx

(678) 906-2277 



Tuesday, July 25

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Feast Yo’self at Smyrna’s Food Truck Tuesday!

Come out and get some good eats with the best food trucks in Atlanta! Enjoy the offerings from a gathering of quality mobile gourmet trucks and lots of music too!

Cost: Free to hangout and enjoy the cool atmosphere.

Time: 5-9pm

Where: Taylor-Brawner Park, 3180 Atlanta Road, Smyrna, 30080

For more info: https://www.smyrnacity.com/home/showdocument?id=4055



Wednesday, July 26


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Merry Go Zoo

Be a part of the new installation at the High Museum of Art, an interactive setting located in the center of the Woodruff Arts Center campus on the Sifly Piazza. You can play, create, and be a part of the art or have a picnic and explore the sculptures. Visitors are able to interact with the structures either by spinning on the base or by rotating the sculpture. Merry Go Zoo transforms the piazza into a playground and summer refuge that offers a welcoming atmosphere for socializing and recreation.

Cost: Free

Time: All day

Where: Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta 30309

For more info: https://www.high.org/exhibition/merry-go-zoo/



Thursday, July 27

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Georgia Governor’s Mansion

Public tours are conducted throughout the year. The tour is a hybrid of a guided and self guided tour.  There are docents stationed in each room to teach you about the collection, but you may go from room to room at your own pace.  Many of the docents have volunteered at the Mansion under several Governors and are as much a part of the tour as the collection itself.

Cost: Free

Time: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 10:00am and 11:30am. It is recommended that you arrive before 11:00 to allow enough time to complete the tour before the Mansion closes at 11:30am.

Location: Georgia Governor’s Mansion, 391 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta 30305

For more info: https://mansion.georgia.gov/



Friday, July 28

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Watch a Free Movie at Mable House

Bring all the kids and enjoy a night outdoors at the beautiful Mable House Amphitheatre! Movies begin at dusk. Plenty of covered seating or room on the lawn. Rain or shine event. Bring a picnic or purchase food from the concessions area.

Cost: Free

Time: 7.30pm. Movie starts at dusk. Rain or shine.

Location:  Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton, 30126

For more info: http://www.mablehouse.org/amphitheater.html