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April 2014 Staycation-Worthy Events in Atlanta

Atlanta Family Playing A Round at Stone Mountain Park’s Great Locomotive Chase Adventure Golf
Atlanta Family Playing A Round at Stone Mountain Park’s Great Locomotive Chase Adventure Golf
Stone Mountain Park

The sweet sounds of birds chirping in the trees combined with lawn mowers whirring in the distance beckon Atlanta residents to come outside and play. With Spring finally here, it’s high time we all shake off those Winter blues and lingering nightmares of SnowJam 2014. But where to go and what to do? This is ATLANTA, people. There’s always something awesome to do here. To help you get started on planning your April itinerary, I’ve unearthed a number of events that I deem to be totally “staycation-worthy”:

Spring Break Southern-Style

Spring-a-Ding-Ding (4/1-4/25 at Rock Ranch)

Six Flags Over Georgia (open daily 4/2-4/13 and weekends throughout the remainder of April in Austell)

Spring FUN Break at Stone Mountain Park (4/5-4/15 in Stone Mountain)

Celebrate Spring at Callaway Gardens (through 4/27 in Pine Mountain – accommodation packages available)

Spring Break Fun at Chattahoochee Nature Center (through 4/11 in Roswell)

Searching for Easter Egg Hunts Around Town?

Dinosaur Egg Hunt at Fernbank Museum of Natural History (4/12 in Atlanta)

Decatur Easter Egg Hunt (4/12 at First Baptist Church of Decatur)

Easter Eggstravaganza (4/12 at Rock Ranch)

Eggstravaganza: Callanwolde’s Easter Egg Hunt (4/19 in Atlanta)

Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt at Lake Lanier Islands Resort (4/20 in Buford – accommodation packages available)

Attention Springtime Sports Fans

Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena (several regular season home games through 4/14)

Atlanta Braves return to Turner Field (home opener 4/8; several home games throughout April)

49th Annual Atlanta Steeplechase (4/19 at Kingston Downs in Cartersville)

Nuclear Cowboyz® Freestyle Motocross Tour (4/26-4/27 at the Arena at Gwinnett)

Sounds of Spring

Yo Yo Ma (4/2 at Atlanta Symphony Hall)

Brahm’s – a Collection (4/5-4/6 at Atlanta Symphony Hall)

Disney’s The Lion King (4/10-4/27 at Fox Theatre)

Lady Antebellum: Take Me Downtown Tour (4/11 at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood)

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (4/26 at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood)

Santana (4/26 at Chastain Park Amphitheatre)

The Barber of Seville Presented by the Atlanta Opera (4/26 & 4/29 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre)

ASO Presents Boz Scaggs (4/27 at Atlanta Symphony Hall)

Alabama (4/27 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre @ Encore Park)

ASO Presents an Evening with Tom Jones (4/28 at Atlanta Symphony Hall)

Spring Festivals Galore

Festival on Ponce (4/5-4/6 in North Druid Hills)

78th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival (4/11-4/13 at Piedmont Park)

Earth Day Kids Fest (4/12 at Chattahoochee Nature Center)

Big Shanty Festival (4/12-4/13 in Kennesaw)

Sandy Springs Artsapalooza (4/12-4/13 at City Center West)

Sweetwater 420 Fest (4/18-4/20 at Centennial Olympic Park)

Georgia Renaissance Festival (4/19-4/20 & 4/26-4/27 in Fairburn – runs through June)

Earth Day (4/22 at Atlanta Botanical Garden)

Inman Park Festival (4/25-4/27 at Inman Park)

Now get out there and have some fun!

If you notice that I’ve missed anything FUN and family-friendly to do during the month of April in Atlanta, please feel free to share it with our readers by placing it in the comments below! Thanks!