Charlie Thompson (left), Eden Luse and Nayeli Fedullo create their own works of art during the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival in Atlanta on Saturday, August 23, 2014. JONATHAN PHILLIPS / SPECIAL
Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

What to do in Atlanta: Fairs, festivals and more | Aug. 26-Sept. 2

Things heat up for the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival, but you can cool down with a sing-along screening of "Frozen" and a celebration of ice cream in Roswell.


“Brain: The Inside Story.” Through Aug. 23. $16-$18. Fernbank Museum of Natural History, 767 Clifton Road N.E. 404-929-6300,

“Bruce Munro: Light in the Garden.” A British artist famed for using light as an artistic medium, Munro will create six site-specific installations around the Atlanta Botanical Garden and its conservatories, some set to music. Runs through Oct. 3. $22.95, $15.95 ages 3-12 on Fridays-Saturdays; $19.95, $13.95 children on Wednesdays-Thursdays and Sundays. 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-876-5859,

Hummingbird Banding Event. 8-11 a.m. Aug. 29. $5-$10. Smith-Gilbert Arboretum, 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw.

National Beer Mile. 10 a.m. Aug. 29. Atlantic Station, 232 19th St., Atlanta.

“Frozen” Sing-along. Part of the Fox Theatre Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival. 1 p.m. Aug. 29. $10. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta.

Simmer Down Block Party. 3-8 p.m. Aug. 29. Arts Exchange, 750 Kalb St., Atlanta.

Atlanta Ballet Block Party. 5 p.m. Aug. 29. Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre, 1695 Marietta Blvd. N.W., Atlanta. Read more about the event here.

ACAC Art Party. 7 p.m. Aug. 29. $50-$1,000. Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, 535 Means St. N.W., Atlanta.

Pancake and Booze Arts Show. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Aug. 29. Georgia Railroad Freight Depot, 65 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.W., Atlanta.

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival. Aug. 29-30. Grant Park, 840 Cherokee Ave. S.E,, Atlanta.

Southern Craft Brewing Symposium. Aug. 29-30. $75-$145. Courtyard Marriott Decatur Conference Center, 130 Clairmont Ave., Decatur.

11th Annual Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’. 2 p.m. Aug. 30. $6; families (up to 6) $20. Roswell Town Square, 616 Atlanta St., Roswell.

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