Unleash Your Inner Kid At These Summer Events In Atlanta

Check out these events if you’re looking to have a lighthearted, playful time in the city. (Photo courtesy of Atlanta Sport and Social Club)

This summer, let your inner kid out to play.

There are plenty of events happening in Atlanta that can make adults feel like a kid again from watching cartoons to playing tug of war.

“It’s a nostalgia thing … and it’s a really fun way to interact with your friends and just do something a little different than just going to a regular festival or going out to bars,” said Korey Meek said, Atlanta Sport and Social Club director of marketing and sponsorships.

Check out these events if you’re looking to have a lighthearted, playful time in the city.

Video Game Trivia 

When: Wednesday, July 11 from 8 to 11 p.m.

Where: Battle & Brew

Cost: Free Admission

Show off your gaming knowledge at Battle & Brew’s annual trivia event. Expect to answer “20 body-blasting demon-shooting child-soldiering video game questions.” To prepare for the night, compile your team and read up on the rules. Prizes and cash will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. Some of the food offerings are the 1-Up Burger, Triforce Burrito and PB&J. The “Rainbow Dash,” which is a mix of “cotton candy, joy and pure happiness,” is one of the drinks offered at the bar.

Burton Nightmare Bash 

When: Friday, July 13

Where: Sidebar

Cost: Before July 1: $15, After July 1: $20

On Friday the 13th, celebrate Tim Burton, who is known for producing “Corpse Bride,” “Edward Scissorhands” and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” movies. The day will be filled with a creepily intriguing art show, dancing, drinks and giveaways. The Cold Turkey sandwich, Meanest Burger In Downtown and Southwest Eggrolls are on the sports bar’s menu. Feel free to come dressed up as a character from a Tim Burton film or inspired by one.

Atlanta Field Day

When: Saturday, July 14

Where: Historic Fourth Ward Park

Cost: $50 per person

Get your team ready. The fifth annual Atlanta Field Day is accepting entries for their annual competition that’s only for adults 21 and up. Meek said they plan for 125 teams to participate this year. The relay race, tug of war and obstacle course contests might bring back some fond memories from grade school. “King of the Field,” “Team Spirit” and “Fundraising Champion” are the awards teams can win. Moscow mules are one of the cocktails being served, and food trucks will be on site. Some of the proceeds from the event will go to non-profit Playworks Georgia that supports low-income schools in Atlanta.

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