Free and Cheap Things to Do This Spring

Here's the lowdown for fun things to do this spring in Atlanta — on the free or cheap.
  • Kids can learn all kinds of cool things at the Atlanta Science Festival.
    Kids can learn all kinds of cool things at the Atlanta Science Festival.
  • Go on a scavenger hunt at Oakland Cemetery.
    Go on a scavenger hunt at Oakland Cemetery.
  • First Sundays of each month are free at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame.
    First Sundays of each month are free at the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame.

Updated March 2019

Whether you're planning your spring break vacation or simply looking for fun in Atlanta, be sure to add these free and cheap things to do to your schedule. 

  • Atlanta Science Festival, March 9 through 23
    This festival is a great way to explore science and technology. Scientists and educators from Atlanta’s museums, schools, universities and companies share what is new and happening in science and tech through a variety of hands-on activities, facility tours, stimulating presentations and riveting performances. It's free.

  • Spring Scramble Scavenger Hunt, March 30 through April 7
    It costs only $20 per team (so not much per person). Gather a team and head to Oakland Cemetery where you'll pick up cryptic clues to solve riddles. Who knows? A friendly spirit might help you out.

  • Emory Jazz Combos, April 2
    Enjoy free jazz at Emory University's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

  • Food-O-Rama Food Truck Festival, April 6
    Entry is free, but you'll have to buy the eats -- from food trucks across the Southeast. 

  • Southwest Sundays, April 7
    Here's a great deal. On the first Sunday of every month, you can tour the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame for free. What are you waiting for? 

  • ECMSA: Inna Faliks, Piano, April 12
    Hear Ukrainian-born American pianist Inna Faliks at Emory University's Michael C. Carlos Museum. It's free.

  • Southern Folk Passion, April 14
    This free concert features music drawn from Georgia's famous 19th century tune book, "The Sacred Harp."

  • April Second Sunday at High Museum, April 14
    Second Sundays are the High Museums monthly, free family days. Go for art making, story time and family tours. 

  • Self-Guided Atlanta Street Art Walking Tours, all year 
    Sometimes when you live in a city for awhile you start to take it for granted. Atlanta is such a treasure trove of ever-changing art, architecture, shops and restaurants that we encourage you to get out and explore. Check out the website for some fun adventures that are free and will be sure to provide you with a new appreciation for our fair city – and maybe some new favorite places. 

  • Zoo Paws April 27
    It's free to attend this pet adoption event. Of course, if you find a dog you can't live without, well, you know, you'll have to fork over some funds. (But it'll be worth it.) 

  • AIA Atlanta Downtown Architecture Audio Tour, all year long
    It's easy. Just download the free Geotourist app on iTunes or Google Play app stores to access the tour, then enjoy at your own pace. 

    Joleen Pete lives in an Atlanta 'burb with her husband and their son. On the weekends they enjoy going into the city for family fun and exploration. Joleen is the professional photographer behind Joleen Pete Photography and family blogger behind Love, Joleen. Carol Carter writes and edits for Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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