Tea with Beatrix Potter: 16 things to do this weekend I April 14-16

Credit: Courtesy of Explore Gwinnett

Credit: Courtesy of Explore Gwinnett

Have a hopping good time this Easter weekend with egg hunts, plants sales and real Belgian hares.

Check out these amazing events taking place this weekend all around the metro Atlanta area.


Hops for Hares! 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 15. $12 to $20 per person, $5 for non-drinkers. Red Hare Brewing. 1998 Delk Industrial Blvd., Marietta. 678-401-0600.www.redharebrewing.com.

Enjoy Red Hare brews while visiting wit real Belgian hares this Saturday at Red Hare Brewing. Guests will also hear live music from Mad Fellows and food from Daddy's Girl Gourmet Dogs.

Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 15. Free. Sprayberry High School. 2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 770-423-1330. www.travelcobb.org.

The Northeast Cobb Community Egg Drop hits Sprayberry High School again this Saturday. This year's event will feature a visit from the Easter Bunny and more than 90,000 eggs dropped from a helicopter right onto the Sprayberry High School football field.

Smith-Gilbert Gardens Easter Egg Hunt. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15. Pre-registration required, $5 for member children, $10 for non-member children, free for member adults, $7 for non-member adults, $6 for seniors and military with I.D. Smith-Gilbert Gardens. 2382 Pine Mountain Road, Kennesaw. 770-919-0248. www.smithgilbertgardens.com.

Experience an egg hunt throughout the beautiful environments at Smith-Gilbert Gardens this Saturday. Pre-registration is required.

Photos with the Easter Bunny. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 15. Free to visit, photo packages start at $24.99. Town Center at Cobb. 400 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy, Suite 100, Kennesaw. 770-424-0742. www.simon.com.

Bring your little ones over to Town Center at Cobb to visit with the Easter Bunny this weekend. Children can see the Easter Bunny for free, and photo packages start at $24.99.


Glass Easter Egg Class. Multiple times available. Friday through Sunday, April 14 to 16. $45 per person. Decatur Glassblowing Hot Shop and Gallery. 250 Freeman St., Decatur. 404-849-0301. www.a.zozi.com.

This Easter weekend, try your hand at making your own sculpted glass egg paperweight. The Decatur Glassblowing Hot Shop and Gallery hosts a Glass Easter Egg class that will feature safety guidance, a glassblowing demonstration using tools and equipment and a one-on-one session with an instructor to make a personalized glass egg.

Stone Mountain Easter Sunrise Service. 7 a.m. Sunday, April 16. $15 parking fee for cars, free parking for church buses and vans. Stone Mountain Park. 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 800-401-2407. www.stonemountainpark.com.

Spend your Easter morning at Stone Mountain surrounded by the stunning beauty of the rising sun. There will be two non-denominational services, one on top of the mountain and one on the Memorial Lawn.

Wylde Center's Spring Plant Sale Festival. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, April 14 to 16. Free. Oakhurst Garden. 435 Oakview Road, Decatur. 404-371-1920. www.wyldecenter.org.

Get a jump start on your spring planting by stopping by the Wylde Center's Spring Plant Sale Festival taking place at Oakhurst Garden. Taking place all weekend long, this festival features a wide array of plants, including herbs, vegetables, fruit trees, annuals and native plants.

Storefront Saturday in Decatur. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 15. Free. Downtown Decatur. info@decaturga.com. www.thedecaturminute.com.

Get out your spending money, because Downtown Decatur will host the return of Storefront Saturday starting at noon. Along with fantastic shopping from 23 shops, you'll also enjoy raffles, prizes and snacks throughout the day.


Duluth Easter Egg Hunt. 1 p.m. Saturday, April 15. Free. Scott Hudgens Park. 4545 Rivergreen Parkway, Duluth. 770-476-3434. www.events.exploregwinnett.org.

Duluth residents, don't miss bringing your kiddos to the 23rd Annual Duluth Easter Egg Hunt happening at Scott Hudgens Park this Saturday. Children will enjoy a free egg hunt along with other family-friendly activities.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 15. $15 per person. Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. 185 Crogan St., Lawrenceville. 770-822-5450. www.events.exploregwinnett.org.

Your children will never forget an Easter spent having breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Along with a delicious hot breakfast, your little ones will also get a chance to make an Easter-themed craft and will receive a photo with the Easter Bunny himself. Pre-registration required.

Coral and Aquatics Expo. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 15. $10 per person, free for children ages 12 and under with a paying adult. Infinite Energy Center. 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-813-7500. www.atlantareefclub.org.

The Atlanta Reef Club will host the 2017 Coral and Aquatics Expo this Saturday at the Infinite Energy Center. This year's event will include stunning displays, exotic corals, national supplies and wholesalers, raffles and more.

Art on the Chattahoochee Art Market. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 16. Free. Simpsonwood Park. 4511 Jones Bridge Circle, Peachtree Corners. 678-277-0920. www.peachtreecornersba.com

Experience a day filled with art, entertainment and fun this Sunday with Art on the Chattahoochee Market at Simpsonwood Park. This event will include artists' demonstrations, live entertainment, the Budding Artist Kid's Zone, a shopping marketplace, food trucks, contests and vendors.

North Fulton

Easter Egg Hunt at Smith Plantation. 10 a.m. Friday, April 14. $5 per person. Smith Plantation. 935 Alpharetta St., Roswell. 770-641-3727. www.roswellgov.com.

Bring your children to Smith Plantation this Friday for an Easter egg hunt on the grounds of a stunning historic Southern home. It all starts at 10 a.m. and will include a visit and photos with the Easter Bunny.

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza Festival. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 15 to 16. 6100 Lake Forrest Drive, Sandy Springs. info@affps.com. www.sandyspringsartsapalooza.com.

Sandy Springs will host the Artsapalooza Festival all weekend long, which will feature a stunning array of artwork from over 150 artists, live music, interactive art stations, a children's play area and more.

Credit: Courtesy of Explore Gwinnett

Credit: Courtesy of Explore Gwinnett

Tea with Beatrix Potter at Barrington Hall. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 15. $10 per person. Barrington Hall. 535 Barrington Drive, Roswell. 770-640-3855. www.visitroswellga.com.

You won't want to miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have tea with Beatrix Potter, portrayed by local actress Holly Stevenson. Along with tea, you and your children will enjoy storytelling, a puppet show and games.

Easter Buffet at Ray's on the River. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 16. $45.95 for adults, $22.95 for children ages 5 through 10. Ray's on the River. 6700 Powers Ferry Road, Sandy Springs. 770-955-1187. www.raysrestaurants.com.

Save up your appetite, because it's time for the Easter Buffet at Ray's on the River. This year's buffet will include a seafood bar, salad bar, fruit and cheese display, bacon, eggs, biscuits, a waffle station, hash browns, carrot cupcakes and more.