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Father’s Day fun: 16 things to do this weekend in metro Atlanta

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With Father’s Day coming up this Sunday, you may be looking for something fun to do with Dad as you go out and about in metro Atlanta. You’ll find plenty to do whether you’re looking for a solo adventure or one with family and friends.

Check out the following 16 things to do in metro Atlanta this weekend:

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Six Flags Over Georgia Preview Days. through June 21. Reservations required and prices vary. 275 Riverside Parkway, Austell.

Members and Season Pass Holders can visit Six Flags Over Georgia through June 21, and the park opens to the public again on June 22. New safety measures, hygiene protocols and technology systems have been added to protect guests and employees.

Go Skateboarding Day. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, June 21. Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old Hwy. 41, Kennesaw. 770-422-9714.

Get out your skateboard or bring your kids to Swift-Cantrell Park and let them have fun and improve their skateboarding skills.

Farmers Market at The Battery Atlanta. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 21 and continuing on Sundays. Free admission and parking. 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta.

Shop and socially distance as you choose from a variety of fruits, vegetables, honey and more.

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Take Fido Out to Play. Dawn-dusk, Friday, June 19-Sunday, June 21 and ongoing (closed Wednesday mornings for maintenance). Sweetwater Park Dog Park, 2447 Clay Road, Austell. 770-528-8890.

Bring your dog out to play and when you need a break, sit on a bench to enjoy watching him or her have fun.


Father's Day Fun in the Forest. Friday, June 19-Sunday, June 21. Dunwoody Nature Center, 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody.

Spend Father’s Day weekend with a social-distance-friendly exploration of the Dunwoody Nature Center Forest grounds with fun activities along the way. Follow the downloadable trail map and post family photos on social media with #DunwoodyNatureDads for the chance to win prizes and merch.

Jewelry with Gin. All day, Friday, June 19. Free. Presented by DeKalb County Public Library.

Get inspiration and knowledge from a virtual jewelry class taught by Gin Miller. If you have questions, email

Dunwoody Farmers Market. 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, June 20. Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 1548 Mount Vernon Road, Atlanta.

Pre-order goodies like Georgia-grown peaches, local honey, handmade pralines, elderberry syrups and more and pick them up at the Dunwoody Farmers Market on Saturday.

Arabia Mountain Activities. dawn-dusk, Friday, June 19-Sunday, June 21 and ongoing. Free. Arabia Mountain, 3350 Klondike Road, Lithonia. 404-998-8384.

Explore Arabia Mountain’s miles of nature trails or a PATH bike trail or bring your state fishing license to cast lures at Arabia Lake.

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North Fulton

Father's Day Admission Special at Chattahoochee Nature Center. noon-5 p.m. Sunday, June 21. Free for dads, granddads and CNC members, adults $10, seniors age 65 and up and students age 13-18 $7, children 3-12 $6 and free for children 2 and under. 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell.

Bring your dad or grandfather to Chattahoochee Nature Center on Father's Day, where they'll be admitted free. You'll be able to bring a picnic, walk the Wildlife Walk and trails, enjoy the animal encounter and more. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

The Springs Drive In Theatre. 9 p.m. Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20. $25 for the first two people in your car, plus $5 for each additional person (for a maximum of $40). The Springs Cinema & Taphouse, 5920 Roswell Road, Suite C-103, Sandy Springs. 404-255-0140.

Watch “The Goonies” at the drive-in and bring a lawn chair to sit within your parking space if you’d like to. Food and drink will be available from a custom mobile ordering interface.

Retro Video Games. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 21. Free with museum admission of $15 for adults and $40 for a family of four. Computer Museum of America, 5000 Commerce Parkway, Roswell. 770-695-0651.

The Retro Gaming Corner at the Computer Museum of America will open for dads to play old-school games like Pong and PacMan. Plastic gloves will be given out to help protect players.

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Father's Day VIP Experience at Coolray Field. 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20. $150. Coolray Field, 2500 Buford Drive, Lawrenceville.

Baseball may be on hold, but you can still treat Dad to a VIP experience with a 20-swing batting practice, Gwinnett Stripers jersey and a picture in the Stripers clubhouse. Each ticket is good for one participant and two guests, and social distancing measures will be taken.

Father's Day Cabaret. 3 p.m. Sunday, June 21. Free. Presented by Aurora Theatre, 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222.

Aurora Theatre presents a live Father's Day musical celebration that has interviews and stories with from stars (who are also fathers) from the Atlanta stages. Reservations are required, and you'll be emailed a viewing link the day of the show.

Journaling Club. 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Friday, June 19. Free. Virtual event hosted by Gwinnett Public Library.

Join a virtual journaling club via Google Meet and help improve your stress levels, memory and more.

Alpaca Summerfest 2020. Starts at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 20, plus additional dates. $10-$12. Creekwater Alpaca Farm, 2742 Centerville Rosebud Road SW, Snellville.

Celebrate summer by feeding and petting alpacas at Creekwater Alpaca Farm.