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2013 Labor Day Weekend Events in Atlanta

Activities in and around Atlanta for Labor Day


Labor Day weekend is a time to celebrate the end of summer with friends and family. Use out list of Labor Day Weekend Events in Atlanta to find things to do for Labor Day in Atlanta for 2013.


Dragon*Con is an annual science fiction and fantasy convention in Atlanta. Events include a parade, autograph sessions from fan favorites and tons of crazy costumes! Even if you're not attending, it's a great event for people watching. Prime time for catching a glimpse of all the costumes is Saturday, September 1, when a parade runs down Peachtree Street in the heart of Downtown (note: there is a new parade route this year. See the route in this PDF). Dragon*Con runs from August 30 - September 2 this year.

Hot Air Balloon Festival at Callaway Gardens

The annual Hot Air Balloon Festival at Callaway Gardens gives you a chance to enjoy massive, awe-inspiring hot air balloons along with a classic car show and fun beach activities including food trucks and TVs set up so you can watch your favorite football games. This is your last chance to visit the lake beach for the 2013 season.

The Decatur Book Festival

The AJC Decatur Book Festival brings more than 300 authors to Metro Atlanta for readings, autograph signings and more. You'll find a book fair, writing workshops, children's activities and more at this three-day event held each Labor Day Weekend. The festival hosts writers from all genres including a number of children's writers. This year's keynote will be delivered by Congressman and legendary Civil Rights activist John Lewis. Congressman Lewis is preparing to release a unique graphic novel titled March.

Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

Experience an epic college football match-up at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff games. On Saturday, August 31, Alabama will take on Virginia Tech at the Georgia Dome. The weekend includes a number of fan events leading up to the big game, including fan days at The Georgia Aquarium and a Fan Zone pep rally before the game.

Annual Whiskey and Beer Fest

On Sunday, September 1, Park Tavern hosts the 9th Annual Whiskey and Beer Fest with live music from some of Atlanta's favorite cover bands playing tunes from the likes of Journey, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer & Foo Fighters, plus plenty of delicious beverages. Need another reason to drink up? Of course not, but we'll give you one! The event benefits the Atlanta Beltline.

Atlanta Braves Home Games

The Atlanta Braves will take on the Miami Marlins in a three-night series spanning from Friday - Sunday. Taking in a Braves game might be the perfect way to celebrate an American holiday. Don't forget to check out our guide to restaurants and bars near Turner Field!

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