Just when you thought spring was here to stay, Old Man Winter shows up like an uninvited house guest.
Whether you're planning on stopping by one of the many expositions and shows taking place around the Metro, or braving the cold to race for a good cause, you might need to unbox your jackets before heading out to enjoy these spring-themed events.
However, it'll all be worth it when you experience the excitement, education and amusement surrounding Atlanta all weekend long.
Check out this ultimate guide to the best things to do in Atlanta this weekend:
Spring Atlanta Home Show. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 23 through 25. $10 for adults, free for children ages 12 and under and seniors. Cobb Galleria Centre. 2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 678-822-9803. www.atlantahomeshow.com.
Get advice and inspiration from over 350 experts in the fields of home improvement, landscaping, design and decor at the Spring Atlanta Home Show this weekend at the Galleria. This 3-day event will feature guests speakers from HGTV and DIY Network.
Bellpoint Gem Show. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 23 through 25. $5 per person, free for children accompanied by paying adult. Cobb County Civic Center. 548 South Marietta Parkway SE, Marietta. 770-386-1608. www.bellpointpromotions.com.
Rock hounds won't want to miss the Bellpoint Gem Show taking place at the Cobb Civic Center. Peruse a huge array of minerals, gemstones, fossils, beads, jewelry and more.
Civil War Music Program. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Free. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. 900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive, Kennesaw. 770-427-4686. www.nps.gov.
Learn about the music of the Civil War during this informative program led by musician and living historian KD Braunsroth.
Women Create ART. 5 pm. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 23. Trinity Mercantile and Design. 116 E Trinity Place, Decatur. 404-371-9583. www.decaturartsalliance.org.
Celebrate International Women's Month by supporting the Women Create ART show at Trinity Mercantile and Design. This event will feature works by local artists, a live DJ, refreshments and more.
Kids' Night Out. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 23. $10 per child. Shallowford Presbyterian Church. 2375 Shallowford Road, Atlanta. 404-321-1844. www.shallowford.org.
Take a break while your little ones have a blast at Kids' Night Out, hosted by Shallowford Presbyterian Church. It all takes place on Friday and includes games, movies and crafts for ages 3 through fifth grade.
A Seussome Twosome. 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24. $10 per person. Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University. 4484 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. 678-301-8013. www.ccityopera.org.
It's a colorful, exciting night at the opera this Saturday as Capitol City Opera performs A Seussome Twosome. This child-friendly musical experience will keep your little ones engaged with vibrant costumes, silly characters and tales every child will love.
The Daffodil Dash. 8 a.m. Sunday, March 25. $35 per adult racer, $15 per child racer under 10, free to watch. Brook Run Park. 4770 North Peachtree Road, Dunwoody. 855-665-4234. www.daffodildash.org.
Run away the chill and help raise awareness for Holocaust Education and Genocide Awareness this Sunday at The Daffodil Dash, which includes a 1-Mile Fun Run and 5K.
3hr Salsa Boot Camp Atlanta Intermediate Level. 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24. $50 per person. Dancing4Fun Dance Studio Atlanta. 6025 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree Corners. 678-304-7343. www.dancing4fun.com.
Take your Salsa dancing to the next level at the 3-hour long intermediate-level Salsa Boot Camp taking place this Saturday at the Dancing4Fun Dance Studio.
“Cinderella”. 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24 and 25. Ticket prices vary. Infinite Energy Center. 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-626-2464. www.infiniteenergycenter.com.
Don't miss Gwinnett Ballet Theatre's performance of “Cinderella” this weekend, featuring music composed by Prokofiev, stunning costuming and a little bit of magic.
Literature Sings. 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24. $7 per person. Aurora Theatre. 128 East Pike St. Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222. www.auroratheatre.com.
Discover how to develop and weave a great story at this interactive workshop led by Wendy Bennett and Ritchie Crownfield.
HSSOC Flashlight Friday at Abernathy Greenway. 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 23. Free to hike, $11.50 for movie. Abernathy Greenway Park. 70 Abernathy Road NE, Sandy Springs. 404-851-9111. www.heritagesandysprings.org.
Join fellow hikers and the Heritage Sandy Springs Outdoors Club on a 3-mile hike throughout Abernathy Greenway Park. Stick around afterwards for a movie at the Lefont Theater.
Avalon's Hop-A-Long Easter Egg Hunt. 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24. Free. Avalon. 2200 Avalon Blvd., Alpharetta. 770-765-1000. www.experienceavalon.com.
Avalon wil host an Easter event perfect for children ages 0 through 7 this Saturday, which will feature a trade-in tent with treat bags and goodies.
Water Drop Dash 2018. 7 a.m. Saturday, March 24. $45 per 5K racer, $15 per Fun Run racer. Chattahoochee Nature Center. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055. www.chattnaturecenter.org.
Help encourage residents to watch their water usage and check for household leaks at this special 5K race and Fun Run taking place at CNC.
Flashlight Egg Hunt. 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24. $12 for resident children, $18 for non-resident children, $4 for resident adults, $6 for non-resident adults, registration required. East Roswell Recreation Center. 9000 Fouts Road, Roswell. 770-641-3705. www.visitroswellga.com.
Experience an egg hunt like no other at the Flashlight Egg Hunt taking place at the East Roswell Recreation Center. Along with egg hunts in the dark, visitors will also enjoy prizes and photos with the Easter Bunny.
Editor’s note: This story originally published with two other inaccurate events due to invalid event listings and reporter error. We apologize for the error.
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