Back to Your Roots Farm Fair: 16 things to do this weekend in Atlanta

You don't need to go to the beach to have a fantastic spring break, Atlanta.

Enjoy the gorgeous weather this weekend with these events taking place all around the metro area.


First Frogs Campfire and Night Hike. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, March 31. Parking pass required. Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Sope Creek Entrance. 3660 Paper Mill Road, Marietta. 678-538-1200.

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Enjoy the sounds of spring at Sope Creek this Friday with their First Frogs Campfire and Night Hike. Not only will you listen to the sounds of frogs alongside Sibley Pond, but you'll also enjoy a guided night hike and relaxing campfire.

Symphony on the Square: An American Rhapsody. 8 p.m. Friday, March 31. $15 per person. Marietta Performing Arts Center. 1171 Whitlock Ave. NW, Marietta. 770-874-8525.

Take time to experience Symphony on the Square this Friday with a collection of favorite pieces that symbolize "An American Rhapsody." This event will include Rhapsody in Blue, American Folk Rhapsody and PrairieSong along with music from Star Wars, The Patriot and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

The Woodworking Shows. Noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 31 through April 2. $12 per person online, $14 per person at the door. Cobb Galleria Centre. 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 800-826-8257.

Whether you're a skilled craftsman, or just interested in starting a new hobby, don't miss the Woodworking Shows taking place this weekend at the Galleria. There's a little something for everyone with demonstrations, workshops, vendors and giveaways.

Wine Tasting at Marietta Wine Market. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1. Free. Marietta Wine Market. 10 Powder Springs St. SW, Marietta. 770-919-1574.

Visit the Marietta Wine Market this Saturday for a free wine tasting event. While you learn about the different tastings you can enjoy complimentary Hors d'oeuvres and great company.

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March 29, 2016 Stone Mountain - Ashley Blair, 11, reacts as Samantha Sinclair (right), Stone Mountain Park staff, assists before jumping onto free fall air bag at Stone Mountain Park's new attraction 'the JUMP" on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Spring FUN Break kicks off with the grand opening of the all-new attraction 'the JUMP, ' a thrilling, family-friendly, multi-level free fall drop experience. Integrated into the current SkyHike compound, 'the JUMP' awaits brave thrill-seekers who are 44 inches (3'8") or taller to choose to free fall from three different towers - of 20, 15 and less than 5 feet - onto air bags below, similar to a stunt professional. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM (HYOSUB SHIN / AJC)

Stone Mountain Park's Spring FUN Break. 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2. Included with admission. Stone Mountain Park. 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 800-401-2407.

Make sure to spend some of your spring break at Stone Mountain Park this weekend. The parks Spring FUN Break starts on Saturday and will include attractions like the SkyHike ropes course, Geyser Towers water adventure, the Summit Skyride and more.

First Saturday at the Dunwoody Nature Center. 11 a.m. to noon. Saturday, April 1. Free. Dunwoody Nature Center. 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody. 770-394-3322.

Spend this Saturday camping under the stars at Dunwoody Nature Center's First Saturday. The warmer weather should make this camping-themed event one not to miss. Find out the basics of camp set up, pitching a tent and making a fire.

Caffeine and Octane Car Show. 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday, April 2. Free. Perimeter Mall. 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody.

Calling all car lovers - don't miss the Caffeine and Octane Car Show taking place in Dunwoody this Sunday. At this free event, you'll enjoy seeing hundreds of rare, classic and exotic vehicles.

Smoke and Glory Cookoff. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 2. $65 for adults, $25 for ages 13 through 20, $10 for ages 5 through 12, free for children under 5. Steinbeck's Ale House. 659 East Lake Drive, Decatur. 404-373-1116.

Get your appetite ready, because the Smoke and Glory Cookoff takes place this Sunday at Steinbeck's Ale House. With an all-star lineup, this cookoff with feature some of the best smoked meat in the South. Tickets include food, live music and unlimited beer tastings.


Spring Fashion Show and Tea. 1 p.m. Friday, March 31. $6 per person. Bethesda Park and Aquatic Center. 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville. 678-277-0179.

Start your weekend off with a little elegance and a lot of style at the Spring Fashion Show and Tea in Lawrenceville. It all takes place at Bethesda Park and Aquatic Center and will include the latest spring fashions, finger sandwiches and, of course, tea.

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15th Anniversary Masquerade Dance. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 1. $10 per person. New Dawn Theater Company. 3650-A Satellite Blvd., Duluth. 678 887-5015.

Celebrating its 15th year, the New Dawn Theater Company will host the Masquerade Dance this Saturday in Duluth. Make sure to wear your mask and get ready to enjoy dancing, a live DJ, music, photos and prizes.

Grant Gerhardt rides on a restored hand car during the dedication celebration of the museum's new General Electric 5 ton locomotive at the Southeastern Railway Museum in Duluth, GA Saturday, June 11, 2016. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC (Steve Schaefer)

Caboose Days. 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2. $7 to $10 per person. Southeastern Railway Museum. 3595 Peachtree Road, Duluth. 770-476-2013.

Find out about the amazing caboose this weekend at the Southeastern Railway Museum at Caboose Days. This event will feature a caboose hunt, antique handcar rides, a caboose slide show, refreshments on a SCL caboose and temporary caboose tattoos.

1st Saturday Aviation Program and Pancake Breakfast. 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1. $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 10 and under. EAA 690 Hangar, Sports Aviation Complex, Briscoe Field. 690 Airport Road, Lawrenceville. 770-339-0804.

Enjoy an educational morning at Briscoe Field at the 1st Saturday Aviation Program and Pancake Breakfast. While enjoying a full hot breakfast, you'll experience a not-to-miss aviation program right at the field.

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Battle and BrewLadies Night. 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, March 31. Free for ladies. Battle and Brew. 5920 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 678-560-1500.

If you're a dedicated lady gamer, don't miss spending park of your Friday at Atlanta's first game bar, Battle and Brew. It's Ladies Night, so all females get to play for free.

High Tea at Barrington Hall. 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1. $35 per person. Barrington Hall. 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. 770-640-3855.

Celebrated Chef Judith McLaughlin will host "A Taste of Ireland Tea Party" this Saturday at Barrington Hall, which will include Irish treats, traditional Irish high tea, recipes and a discussion about the similarities surrounding tea time between Ireland and the South.

Festival on Ponce. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1 and 2. Free. Olmsted Linear Park. 1451 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta.

The Festival on Ponce will hit Olmsted Linear Park this weekend with another year filled with artistic fun. You'll enjoy a stunningly designed landscape, over 125 arts and crafts displays, a children's area, food and drinks.

Back to Your Roots Farm Fair. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 2. Included with admission, free for members. Chattahoochee Nature Center. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055.

If you've ever wanted to learn more about farm life and living off the land, make s plan to stop by the Chattahoochee Nature Center this Sunday for a special "Back to Your Roots Farm Fair." You and your family will get a chance to see farm animals, take part in hands-on activities, play outdoor games and more.

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