As always, Frugal FunMom is here again to fill your week with fun and exciting events for everyone in the family! This week features a cool Rock Garden, a trip to the Statehouse and a super cheap minor league baseball game with food and kidszone deal!
SATURDAY, JULY 16
A Day at the Park! Check out Atlanta’s first energy cost-neutral park! This park has so much to offer including a “natural playscape”, and a splash pad.
Location: D.H. Stanton Park, 1052 Martin Street, Atlanta 30315
For more info: https://beltline.org/places-to-go/d-h-stanton-park/
SUNDAY, JULY 17
Take Me Out to a Ballgame-The Rome Braves Family Fun Day
Want a cheap ballgame for your baseball enthusiast? Check out the Rome Braves take on the Bowling Green Hot Rods. Enjoy the family fun pack deal that includes: 4 box level tickets, 4 hamburgers, 4 sodas, & 4 popcorns, + FREE Kids Zone Inflatable Wristbands! Kids even get to run the bases after the game, weather permitting! Tickets must be purchased in advance in sets of 4 at the ticket link below to get the deal. The bar code on your tickets is the same for concessions.
Cost: $40 (For 4: tickets, hamburgers, sodas, popcorns & KidsZone wristbands)
Location: AdventHealth Stadium, 755 Braves Boulevard, Rome 30161
For more info: https://www.milb.com/rome/tickets/promotions (Do NOT buy tickets from this page link use link below) or 706-378-5100
MONDAY, JULY 18
Exploring the Early Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope
It takes light more than thirteen billion years to travel from the edge of the universe to the astoundingly precise mirrors of the epoch-making James Webb Space Telescope–but you can learn all about it in sixty minutes! This is the summer that humanity will begin observing more of the farthest reaches of space than ever before, and it will all be thanks to the most advanced space observatory yet. Join NASA ambassador Chris Thompson at Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center for the story of JWST, along with the latest images and discoveries.
Cost: Free; Registration required follow link below
Location: Sewell Mill Library & Cultural Center, 2051 Lower Roswell Road
For more info: https://www.cobbcounty.org/library/events/exploring-early-universe-james-webb-space-telescope-sewell-mill-library-cultural or 770-509-2711
TUESDAY, JULY 19
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.
Location: BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 460 Rockbridge Road NW, Lilburn 30047
For more info: https://www.baps.org/atlanta
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20
Visit the Georgia Capitol Museum
The Museum seeks to preserve and interpret the history of the Georgia Capitol. The Museum collects, maintains, and exhibits significant artifacts, including historic flags and works of art. Most of the exhibits are located on the fourth floor, but exhibits, memorials, and artwork can be found throughout the building highlighting Georgia’s history. Check https://www.libs.uga.edu/capitolmuseum/education/index.html for fun activities for kids.
Time: Monday-Friday: 10-11am & 12-1pm
Location: 206 State Capitol, Atlanta 30334
For more info: https://www.libs.uga.edu/capitolmuseum/museum/index.html or 404-463-4536
THURSDAY, JULY 21
Alive in Roswell.
This family-friendly event will be held concurrently on Historic Canton Street, Roswell Antique and Interiors Lot, and Historic Roswell Town Square. Free regular trolley service connects the free parking at Roswell City Hall and the Historic Town Square. The festival features music, food trucks, hundreds of interactive vendors, kids’ games and entertainment, and enjoys participation from the many boutiques, small businesses and restaurants surrounding the venues.
Location: Canton Street, East Alley and Historic Roswell Town Square
For more info: www.AliveInRoswell.com
FRIDAY, JULY 22
The Rock Garden
Located behind the Calhoun Seventh-day Adventist Church, a volunteer built, folk art pleasance is a must-see! In addition to the acre of flowers and greenery, there are more than 50 diminutive buildings all crafted from tiny stones, pebbles, shells and odd pieces. The miniature castles and cathedrals provide a perfect photo opportunity for children of all ages!
Location: Behind Calhoun Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1411 Rome Road, Calhoun 30701
For more info: https://www.exploregordoncounty.com/directory/the-rock-garden