A miniature train shuttles patrons around the Big Shanty Festival. KENT D. JOHNSON/KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM
Photo: Kent D. Johnson
Photo: Kent D. Johnson

Things to do in Atlanta this weekend: Fairs, festivals, etc. | April 13-20

The annual Big Shanty Festival is Kennesaw's signature event, kicking off with a parade at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

Cirque du Soleil’s “Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities.” Through May 8. $35-$495. Under the blue-and-yellow big top at Atlantic Station, 1380 Atlantic Drive N.W., Atlanta. 1-877-924-7783, www.cirquedusoleil.com.

Lemonade Days. An old-fashioned town carnival with rides, food, music, petting zoo, games and more. April 13-17. Free admission; $1 per carnival ride; $20-$25 for unlimited rides. Brook Run Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Road, Dunwoody. www.dunwoodylemonadedays.org.

Alpharetta Art in the Park. 9 a.m. April 16. Free. Old Milton Park, 35 Milton Ave., Alpharetta. www.facebook.com/alpharettaartinthepark.

Bear on the Square Mountain Festival. 10 a.m. April 16-17. Free. Downtown Dahlonega, Historic Public Square, Dahlonega. www.bearonthesquare.org.

Kennesaw Big Shanty Festival. The festival kicks off with a parade at 9:30 a.m. April 16. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 16;  noon-5 p.m. April 17. Free. Downtown Kennesaw, 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw. Kennesaw.com.

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 16; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 17. Free. 6100 Lake Forrest Drive, Sandy Springs. sandyspringsartsapalooza.com.

Georgia Renaissance Festival.  10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day. April  16-June 5. $19-$22;  $8-$10  ages 6-12; age 5 and younger free. 6905 Virlyn B. Smith Road, Fairburn.www.garenfest.com.

“Behind the Lens: Pattie Boyd and Henry Diltz.” 7:30 p.m. April 19. $35-$75. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta; 855-285-8499, www.FoxTheatre.org.

Smyrna Spring Jonquil Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 23; noon-5 p.m. April 24. Free admission. Village Green, 2800 King St., Smyrna. www.smyrnacity.com.

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