The first day of school is looming but there’s still time for East Cobb kiddos to enjoy the final days of their summer break! EAST COBBER’s Frugal FunMom found a few more fun things to do with your family before school starts August 1!
SATURDAY, JULY 27
9th Annual Atlanta Ice Cream Festival. A variety of activities for the whole family that showcases how living a balanced lifestyle can include lots of fun! From ice cream eating contest for both kids and adults to wellness activities. Double Dutch routines, Hula Hoop competitions, jump rope and frisbee are some of the most popular activities. Delicious treats and a variety of ways to burn off the calories makes for a great combination! Also offering FREE health screenings!
Cost: Free admission
Time: 11am – 6pm
Location: Piedmont Park, 10th Street NE and Charles Allen Drive, Atlanta
For more info: https://www.atlantaicecreamfestival.com/
SUNDAY, JULY 28
Blueberry Picking at Berry Patch Farms. Grab a bucket and fill it with the best blueberries in Georgia! These blueberries are never sprayed with pesticides. They are totally pesticide-free, so feel free to eat them right off the bushes! Blueberries can be frozen for your blueberry muffins, pancakes and desserts all year long. The kids will love it. This is an activity that is great for ALL ages… one-year-olds through adults just love eating a fresh, plump berry right off the bush.
Call before you go to ensure good picking conditions!
Cost: Prices based on amounts picked
Time: 8am – 8pm
Location: Berry Patch Farms, 786 Arnold Mill Road, Woodstock
For more info: http://www.berrypatchfarms.net/blueberries.htm or 770-926-0561
MONDAY, JULY 29
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. The Fun with Miss Freedom activity provides a focused tour of the museum’s exhibits.
Cost: Free. Anyone 18 years of age or older must show identification to enter the Capitol.
Time: Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm
Location: 206 State Capitol, Atlanta 30334
TUESDAY, JULY 30
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. The magnificent Tudor Revival style home of the Charles Howard Candler family was completed in 1920. Charles Howard was the eldest son of Asa Candler, who founded the Coca-Cola Company in 1892. Take a self-guided tour of the grounds and learn about movies that have been filmed on the grounds, the history of the Callanwolde mansion, the Candler family’s life on the estate, and how the Callanwolde Foundation currently utilizes the mansion.
Cost: Donation of your choice
Location: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road, NE Atlanta 30306
For more info: http://callanwolde.org/self-guided-tour/
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31
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. Enjoy your last day of summer!!!
Location: D.H. Stanton Park, 1052 Martin Street, Atlanta 30315
For more info: https://beltline.org/parks/d-h-stanton/