Everything You Need to Know About Summer at Stone Mountain Park

If you are looking for things to do in Atlanta to keep your kids busy this summer, Stone Mountain Park is where exciting adventures begin and fun awaits. Not only will you get your kids to put down the devices and venture outdoors, but you’ll also have a fantastic time exploring all that Stone Mountain has to offer!

There are numerous summer attractions that your whole family can participate in and will make you keep coming back week after week and year after year. Here is the inside scoop for Summer at the Rock!

Extended Hours for More Fun

From the end of May to the beginning of August, not only are attractions open every single day, but we also have extended hours. Now, you can play longer since attractions are open until 8 P.M. daily. Be sure to check the calendar for individual attractions hours as some may vary.

Additionally, if you have or purchase a Stone Mountain Mountain Membership, you will have unlimited access to the attractions during business hours, and on specific days, your kids can bring a friend to certain attractions for free!

Music Across America Drone & Light Show

Once your action-packed day ends, don’t leave the park just yet! Head out to the Lawn for our captivating 45-minute Music Across America Drone & Light Show, presented by the Georgia Office of Highway Safety, running every night, all summer long! It starts at 9:30, but you will want to make your way to the lawn in advance to beat the crowds.

New Shows and Performances

Apart from our regular attractions, we added more entertainment to the mix during the summer! New highlights and performances run all summer long in various areas of the park, so be sure to check the calendar for updated times and dates for all our exciting shows.

Family-Friendly Attractions

All summer long, we have attractions that every member of the family will love.

Take on the role of a paleontologist in our Dinosaur Explore attraction. This family favorite features 20 life-size dinosaurs, some of which roar and move just like the real thing! Photo ops, interactive educational tents, and more make Dinosaur Explore a can’t-miss attraction at Stone Mountain this summer!

For the more adventurous family members, be sure to squeeze in some outdoor fun at one of the nation’s largest outdoor family adventure courses! Stone Mountain Park’s SkyHike® allows you and your kids to challenge yourselves for a daring adventure of coordination, skill, and adventurous fun.

Tasty Meals and Treats

As you burn your energy exploring the park, we have several delicious options to satisfy your cravings, with choices like pizza, BBQ, and fried chicken. There are also healthier alternatives in the Marketplace. For a pick-me-up for mom and dad, we have a café to grab your favorite Starbucks coffee drink, and don’t forget about dessert! We serve funnel cakes, fried Oreos, and other sweet treats at various locations throughout the park.

Summer Events

At Stone Mountain Park, we have exciting summer entertainment that will make the perfect family tradition! We kick off summer strong with an exciting Memorial Day Weekend, followed by the all-new Summer Light Show with an extra-special firework display for our troops.

For the Fourth of July, we have a seven-day Fantastic Fourth Celebration which includes an ultimate fireworks presentation after the Light Show.

You don’t want to miss summer at Stone Mountain Park. With so much to do and experience, it will be the highlight of your summer!

Lake Rentals

Adventure Outpost at the Waterfront has rental options like kayaks, stand-up paddleboards (SUP), hydro bikes and more to explore the beauty of Stone Mountain Park from the lake.

You can also take a sightseeing cruise around the lake aboard a comfortable pontoon boat. This relaxing adventure is perfect for families, friends, and anyone seeking a unique perspective of the park’s natural beauty.

Reserve your date and time from 10 AM – 5 PM and have fun on the water!