Top things to do around Atlanta on Labor Day weekend

Dragon Con Parade

Looking for something to do Labor Day weekend around Atlanta? Check out some of the top events happening around town.

Sept. 2-5

Tour Championship

The best golfers in the world head to East Lake Golf Club to conclude the 2020/2021 PGA Tour.

Sept. 2-6

Dragon Con

Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, pop culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe – and the best place to celebrate all of these things with fellow fans on Labor Day Weekend.

Sept. 3-5

Light Up Your Labor Day

Light up your Labor Day with a three-day celebration at Callaway! Stay and play all day with garden and beach access, food and drink specials, and holiday merchandise. The gardens transform each night with the extraordinary Hot Air Balloon Glow, where balloons illuminate Robin Lake Beach, and then fireworks take over the sky!

Sept. 3-6

Pioneer Days Festival 2021

The festival is a family-oriented arts & crafts festival, and carnival - with the finest selection of modern rides, food and game concessions.

Sept. 3-7

Black Pride Weekend

Celebrate Black Pride with dance parties, seminars, poetry, food, a booze cruise, pool parties and more.

Sept. 4-6

Art in the Park

This fine art extravaganza features an artist market, children’s art alley and an artist demonstration area and the famous Painted Pots. It has been selected by Southeast Tourism Society as a Top 20 event since 2007 and is a Kaleidoscope Award winner from the Southeast Festivals and Events Association.

Saturday, Sept. 4

Dragon Con Parade

While the parade is usually open to the public, this year, organizers said that only people with Dragon Con tickets will be allowed to watch the parade in person. And, unlike previous years, single-day tickets to the con are not being sold.

Chick-fil-A Kick Off Games & Fan Activities

The event includes:

10:20 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tailgate town around Mercedes Benz Stadium

Noon FREE concert by Old Dominion (GWCC: International Plaza)

1:25 p.m. Alabama Team Walk (From The Home Depot Backyard into Mercedes-Benz Stadium)

1:30 p.m. MIami Team Walk (From The Home Depot Backyard into Mercedes-Benz Stadium)

3:30 p.m. Alabama plays Miami (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)

Folk Pottery Show & Arts Festival

Festival goers will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful pottery and artwork of nine northeast Georgia folk potters and twenty-three heritage art vendors, whose tents will be spread across the lawn of the he Sautee Nacoochee Center campus. The featured exhibit in the Folk Pottery Museum is “The Men Won’t Tell Us Anything.” Women of Georgia Folk Pottery (born 1890-1940s).

Field of Flags

Each life lost to the senseless tragic events of September 11, 2001, will be honored by our 5th Field of Flags installation in 2021. This powerful commemorative event begins on Saturday, September 4th and will be open to the public until Saturday, September 18th. The entire community is invited to participate in what has become one of the largest commemorative events in the nation.

Monday, Sept. 6

Chick-fil-A Kick Off Games & Fan Activities

The event includes a FREE concert by Old Dominion (Sat Noon GWCC: International Plaza), games between Alabama and Miami (Sat. 3:30pm), and Lousville and Ole Miss (Mon. 8pm) and plenty of fan events both days.

3 – 7 p.m. Tailgate Town presented by PNC (GWCC: International Plaza)

5:45 p.m. ET Louisville Team Walk (Inside The Home Depot Backyard)

5:50 p.m. Ole Miss Team Walk (Inside The Home Depot Backyard)

8 p.m. Louisville vs. Ole Miss (Mercedes-Benz Stadium)

Sept. 5 & 6

Atlanta Jazz Festival

Come on out to The Atlanta Jazz Festival at Piedmont Park! Take in some tunes and attend free workshops on jazz-related topics...The festival is free to attend...Masks are required for any indoor events or workshops

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