Atlanta Hot Spots: Family Fun All Summer Long

School’s out – and humidity is in! It’s the start of summer in Atlanta, and the city is brimming with family-friendly activities to keep your kids – and yourself! – entertained all summer long.

As one of the best natural gas companies in Georgia and a proud natural gas provider to Atlanta’s residents for almost twenty years, SCANA Energy knows the city’s coolest activities for warm days. Check out these five Atlanta Hot Spots:


Let your imagination run wild with a visit to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta. In addition to six permanent exhibits, the Blue Man Group – Making Waves exhibition is moving in for the summer. This exhibition bridges science and art with a multi-sensory exploration of sound. Make music with sand drums, tube phones and PVC instruments.

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Hot Tip: In addition to discounts for educators and military families, the second Tuesday of every month is free from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Enjoyable for: 2-8 year olds
Timing: June 10 – September 4
Additional InformationChildren’s Museum of Atlanta


SCANA Energy is proud to be the Official Natural Gas Provider of Atlanta United FC, Atlanta’s very first Major League Soccer team that debuted earlier this year and is heating up the field. Nearly every home game has been sold out, and the energy of fans dressed in red and black is infectious. With games on both weeknights and weekends, you don’t want to miss them play during this inaugural season.

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Hot Tip: The team is currently playing in Georgia Tech’s Bobby Dodd Stadium, but they’ll be moving at the end of summer to the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Enjoyable for: All ages
Timing: Now through October 22
Additional InformationAtlanta United FC


Now we’re cooking with gas! This one-of-a-kind event is a celebration of food, fathers and multiculturalism. In its third year, this food tasting event also boasts a series of amateur and professional cooking competitions for the adults and a Kids Zone for your little ones. If you’re looking for unique Father’s Day plans, look no further than this celebration at the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot.  

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Hot Tip: SCANA Energy loves to help you save! As an underwriter of the WSB-TV Family 2 Family Project, SCANA Energy has a Family 2 Family discount that can save you $5 on tickets to the celebration.
Enjoyable for: All ages
Timing: June 18
Additional InformationFamily Food Fest Atlanta


Movies in the Park features free outdoor movies across the metro Atlanta area. Movies are played in open-air venues across Alpharetta, Canton, Cumming, Dawsonville and Woodstock, and all screenings start as the sun is setting.

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Hot Tip: In all venues except the Alpharetta location, families are permitted to bring a picnic while they enjoy the feature film.
Enjoyable for: All ages
Timing: May 30 – August 26
Additional InformationGeorgia Movies in the Park


Nature and theater collide at the Serenbe Playhouse, where all productions are performed outdoors. This summer’s production of Robin Hood includes a compelling story line, top-notch acting – and Robin Hood flying through the air on a zip line. Your whole family will be amazed by this theatrical experience.

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Hot Tip: Enjoy a day of fun before you save $5 on July show tickets with our Family 2 Family discount! Plan a visit to the Animal Village, where your kids can feed pigs, donkeys, goats and llamas. For lunch, feast on fresh farm-to-table meals at The Farmhouse at Serenbe.
Enjoyable for: All ages. The show is rated G. 
Timing: June 2 – August 13
Additional InformationSerenbe Playhouse

So what are you waiting for? Choose a SCANA Energy-approved Hot Spot, grab the kids, hop in the car and never hear “I’m bored!” again this summer.

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