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FunMom Frugal Family Field Trips August 4 – 10


Enjoy an end of summer send off at the Stone Mountain Laser Show.

Before summer winds down celebrate one last blast with our final week of frugal family field trips. No one brings you the best in (free!) trips for the family like we do! Don’t miss a day of the action.


Saturday, August 4

End of Summer Reading Celebration at Central Library Mark the end of the Summer Reading Program with hundreds of fellow book lovers. There will be activities for all ages including music, games, video games, crafts and an appearance by the READing Paws dogs.

Cost: FREE Time: 5-7PM

Where: Central Library, 266 Roswell Street

For more info: call 770-528-2330 or visit


Sunday, August 5

Marietta Square Farmer’s Market. Take a stroll through the Farmer’s Market for fresh fruits, vegetables and more. Choose interesting ingredients for a family supper or get new ideas for school lunches.

Cost: FREE Time: noon-3PM

Where: Marietta Square, 65 Church Street

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Monday, August 6

Movie Mania at Central Library. Older kids will enjoy a trip to the Central Library to catch a showing of Finding Forrester, rated PG-13. The library is celebrating “Back to School” all month with Monday movies at 3pm (not all titles are suitable for younger audiences.)

Cost: FREE Time: 3PM

Where: Central Library, 266 Roswell Street

For more info: call 770-528-2330 or visit


Tuesday, August 7

National Night Out. Sponsored by the Roswell Police Department, along with Roswell Target stores, this FREE event offers food, drinks, rock climbing wall, dunk tank, local vendors and prizes. There will also be police vehicles, fire equipment, SWAT demonstrations, and games for the kids.

Cost: FREE Time: 7-9PM

Where: Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill Street

For more info:


Wednesday, August 8

Sparkles Family Skate Center Load up your skates and head over to Sparkles – admission is just $5 per person from 1-9pm.

Cost: $5 per person (skate rental is $4) Time: 1-9PM

Where: 1000 McCollum Parkway, Kennesaw

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Thursday, August 9

Go for the gold at Centennial Olympic Park Get in the Olympic spirit with a trip to Centennial Olympic Park downtown. Cool off in the Olympic ring fountains or search the bricks for names of friends or family. There’s also a playground and plenty of green space for a picnic in this 21 acre urban park.

Cost: FREE Time: 7AM-11PM daily

Where: 265 Park Ave West N.W.

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Friday, August 10

Stone Mountain Park – Lasershow Spectacular Send off summer with a bang at this legendary staple of Atlanta family fun. Featuring forty-five minutes of high-tec visuals, a night at the Lasershow Spectacular is the perfect way to celebrate the end of the summer of ’12.

Cost: $10 parking fee

Location: 1000 Robert E. Lee Drive Stone Mountain, GA 30083

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