Back again with another week of awesome, cheap activities to keep those long summer days fun. For the next seven days, Frugal FunMom has found a fishing event, an outdoor movie, and a great new park to check out. Don’t let the heat get the best of you – jump in!
Saturday, June 15
Kids’ Fishing Event. Join Bass Pro Shop or Cabela’s for a family friendly weekend of activities. Kids of all ages are invited to catch their first fish with free catch-and-release ponds, take home a “First Fish” certificate and beginner’s guides, and participate in free seminars, free crafts and free photo downloads.
Time: 1-4 pm (both Saturday, 6/15 and Sunday, 6/16)
Location: Bass Pro Shops, 5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville or Cabela’s, 152 Northpoint Parkway, Acworth
For more info: 470-315-7500
Sunday, June 16
Big Creek Greenway. The Big Creek Greenway is a walking, running, and biking trail that stretches through Alpharetta, Roswell, and Forsyth County. Enjoy a nature walk with trails that are wide and flat enough for strollers! Closures exist for repairs, check the website for closures.
Where: 6800 North Point Parkway, Alpharetta, 30022
For More Info: http://www.bigcreekgreenway.com/
Monday, June 17
Movie Monday. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the first Movie Monday of summer. Enjoy face painting, a balloon artist, baseball trivia, tons of games and giveaways. Followed by the classic movie, The Sandlot on the outdoor big screen and complimentary popcorn.
Cost: Free (weather permitting)
Time: 7pm for festivities; movie starts when the sun goes down.
Location: The Avenue East Cobb, 4475 Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb.
For more info: www.avenueeastcobb.com/events
Tuesday, June 18
Take a Walk! Explore the Sweet Auburn Historic District. Come explore the Sweet Auburn Historic District, home of the Civil Rights Movement. Known as the birthplace of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Sweet Auburn offers engaging and interesting sites for the family. Check out Ebenezer Baptist Church, the burial sites of King and his wife, and much more!
Location: along Auburn Avenue, between Courtland St. and I-75/85 in downtown Atlanta
For more info: http://www.sweetauburn.com/home
Wednesday, June 19
Fun with Chalk Family Program. Families with school age children are invited to make colorful chalk creations. All supplies will be provided.
Children 9 and younger must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm.
Where: East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta/East Cobb.
For more info: http://www.cobbcat.org/event/fun-with-chalk-family-program/
Thursday, June 20
Day at Mabry Park. One of Cobb’s newest parks, the 26.5-acre park has numerous features, including 1.2 miles of walking trails with overlooks and benches, a large playground, lake, restrooms, a community garden, picnic pavilions and paved parking.
Time: Dawn – Dusk
Where: 4466 Wesley Chapel Road, Marietta/East Cobb
For more info: https://www.cobbcounty.org/parks/parks-and-nature/all-parks
Friday, June 21
Splash into Fun! Escape the heat with a trip to East Roswell’s Spray Station! This premier sprayground offers lots of fun for kids and toddlers to splash around in for hours.
Cost: $2 per person
Location: Spray Station at East Roswell Park, 9000 Fouts Road, Roswell 30075