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Festivals galore: 16 things to do this weekend in metro Atlanta

Family festivals headline this weekend's events in metro Atlanta, so if you're looking for something to do with your family, you're in luck. You can also get some exercise with a few road races or browse through local food and wares.

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Check out the following things to do in metro Atlanta this weekend:


"Annie: The Musical." 7 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27 and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Students $7, general admission $10, reserved $15. Wheeler High School Performing Arts Center, 375 Holt Road, Marietta. 770-578-3266. http://www.cobbk12.org/Wheeler/.

Join Annie, Daddy Warbucks and Sandy for a performance of the beloved musical presented by the Wheeler High School Theatre. Buy tickets online or at the door.

Taste of Marietta. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Free admission with "tastes" $1-$5. Marietta Square, North Park Square, Marietta. 770-429-1115. https://tasteofmarietta.com/.

Try "tastes" from your choices of over 80 Cobb County restaurants, listen to music and let the kids try moonwalks and sand art.

Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, April 27 and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Free admission. Smyrna Market Village, 2840 Atlanta Road, Smyrna. https://www.smyrnaga.gov/.

Browse among more than 175 arts and crafts booths and 20 food booths with your favorite festival foods as you shop, play and eat in Smyrna. A children's area and Jurassic Kingdom dinosaur show are also featured.

"America, Vol. 5: A New America." 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Adults $20, seniors $18, students $10. Bailey Performance Center, 488 Prillaman Way, Kennesaw. 470-578-6650. https://georgiasymphony.org/.

This continuation of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra's American series features the works of Bernstein, Larsen and Lauridsen.


The scene at last year's Lemonade Days in Dunwoody.
Photo: Courtesy of Dunwoody Preservation Trust

Lemonade Days Festival. Five-day festival concludes this weekend from 4-10 p.m. Friday, April 26, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, April 27 and noon-10 p.m. Sunday, April 28. $25 wristband for unlimited rides (click here for a $5 off coupon). Brook Run Park, 4770 North Peachtree Road, Dunwoody. http://dunwoodylemonadedays.org/.

Carnival rides, food-and-beverage vendors, craft vendors, a petting zoo, a Dunwoody Idol contest and more create a festive weekend for the entire family. The event is a fundraiser for the Dunwoody Preservation Trust, with proceeds used for historic preservation and education within the community.

Chamblee Mud Fun Run. 8:30 a.m. race start, Saturday, April 27. Registration from noon-9 p.m. Friday, April 26 and 7-8 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at Keswick Park community center, 3496 Keswick Drive, Chamblee. $40 walk-up registration. Parking at Chamblee Charter High School, 3688 Chamblee Dunwoody Road with race at Chamblee Middle School, 3601 Sexton Woods Drive, Chamblee. http://www.chambleefunmudrun.com/.

The fun includes a 2.5-mile fun mud run obstacle course with sponsor booths and giveaways as well as post-race refreshments and awards. Wash-off and towel stations are available, but you should wear old clothes and shoes and not wear jewelry or carry electronic devices. A one-mile Muddy Buddy run is available for children age 5 and up and families who want a shorter course. This shorter run starts at about 9:30 a.m.

"Spring." 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Free, with $10 suggested donation. First Christian Church of Decatur, 601 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. https://www.amorch.com/.

The Atlanta Musicians' Orchestra will feature Mozart's "La Clemenza di Tito Overture," Borodin's "In the Steppes of Central Asia" and Schumann's "Symphony #1 – Spring."

Decatur Ghost Tour. 8 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Adults $15, children 10 and under $12. Bandstand on the Square, 101 E. Court Square, Decatur. 404-296-7771. http://www.decaturghosttour.com/.

Walk through historic Downtown Decatur as you hear ghost stories of murder, passion, vice, war and tragedy.

North Fulton

International Festival. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Free. Atlanta Athletic Club Greenspace, 1930 Bobby Jones Drive, Johns Creek. 678-512-3200. https://www.johnscreekga.gov/.

Celebrate international food, music and art from Johns Creek and around the world with restaurants and food trucks, a beer and wine garden, live music and dance and kids' activities.

Roswell Moves! 8 a.m. bike ride ($45-$55), 11 a.m.-3 p.m. live music and free activities. Sunday, April 28. Canton Street, downtown Roswell. http://www.bikeroswell.com/roswellmoves/.

Bike Roswell! and the City of Roswell will host fun, games and demonstrations that promote healthy lifestyles.

Learn the basics of canoeing at the Chattahoochee Nature Center's Family Canoe Days.
Photo: From chattnaturecenter.org/For the AJC

Family Canoe Days. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 27. General public $20, Nature Center members $10. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell, 770-992-2055. https://www.chattnaturecenter.org/.

All equipment is provided for this introduction to canoeing, with time for instruction, races and games. It's designed for ages five and up, and registration is required.

Rock for Rescues Festival. 1-10 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Free with donations accepted. Crabapple Road, Milton. https://www.rockforrescues.org/.

Local bands play original music at this festival, and all proceeds benefit five local rescue organizations.


Gwinnett Family Fest. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Free. Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 678-672-2562. http://www.gwinnettfamilyfest.com/.

Free rides, entertainment, activities and more are available at Gwinnett Family Fest, where you can even score a free event T-shirt.

Duluth Arts Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, April 28. Free. Duluth Town Green, 3167 Main St., Duluth. http://www.duluthartsfestival.com/.

Check out works from up to 125 painters, sculptors, glass blowers and other artists, some of whom will offer demonstrations. Live acoustic music will be performed, kids will have a play area and healthy alternatives to festival foods ad drinks will be offered.

Singleton 4 Miler. 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27. Free for Atlanta Track Club Members, $10 for non-members. Thrasher Park, 93 Park Drive, Norcross. Free for Atlanta Track Club Members, $10 for non-members. https://www.atlantatrackclub.org/2019-singleton-4-miler.

This four-mile race is held to honor Dr. Tim Singleton, a founding member of the Atlanta Track Club. Visit sustainable vendors who will be on site before and after the race.

“Disney on Ice” features more than 50 characters and about 14 story lines.
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Disney on Ice. 10:40 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26, 1 and 5 p.m., Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. $20 and up. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-626-2464. https://www.infiniteenergycenter.com/.

Disney on Ice features over 50 beloved characters, including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, many princesses. You'll also be able to sing along to over 30 songs from classics such as "The Lion King," "Toy Story" and "Beauty and the Beast."

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