Labor Day Weekend: September 1-3

It’s going to be an extremely busy weekend in Atlanta for Labor Day Weekend. This Thursday and Friday, we are expecting an increased traffic volume during the afternoon commutes.
Although we will make every effort to adhere to regularly scheduled times, please anticipate potential delays. Please check Twitter.com/XpressGa to follow Twitter for updates or sign up for the myXpress app to get service alerts. Learn more about Labor Day Festivities:

 

Dragon Con: Sept. 1 – 4  (Downtown)Nerd out (and cosplay) all weekend long at the largest sci-fi/fantasy convention full of games, panel discussions, fan events and celebrity meet and greets with Hyatt Regency Atlanta as the center. Dragon Con has something for everyone’s inner child from Star Wars to Doctor Who to anime to superheroes. Parking limited. MARTA encouraged.

Join one of the largest Black Gay Pride events in the world. This year, events will take place all over the city, including symposium, seminars, social events, entertainment and signature events.

The Atlanta Weekender: Aug. 31- Sept. 4(4th Ward) A soulful dance party preamble to HITP (House in the Park, see above), The Atlanta Weekender allows music enthusiasts a chance to gather throughout the long weekend at various venues in the Edgewood district to shake it to their favorite and emerging artists in the genres of soul, house afrobeat and more. Passes start at $40.

Starting Friday night with the Night Balloon Glow, spend Labor Day weekend hot air balloon-hopping (or viewing,) listening to live music, attending a classic car show or playing games at the beach. This festival guarantees a unique experience for everyone who attends, all under a brightly-colored, balloon-covered sky. Admission is per person, per day and based on age.  Tethered Balloon Rides are an additional $10 per person. For detailed pricing chart, click here.

Stone Mountain Labor Day Weekend: Sept. 2 – 4Grab your picnic basket, lawn chairs and frisbee and head to Stone Mountain for a weekend of rock climbing, hiking and sun-worshipping. Stay for the famous mountain-side laser show, followed by a special fireworks display.

Art in the Park: Sept. 2- 4  (Marietta) Art in the Park is a fine arts festival featuring artists and photographers from around the country. Shop the artist market, let your kids get creative in the children’s art alley or take an historic walking tour of Marietta Square. Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Free deck and street parking.

Chick-fil-A College Football Kickoff games: Sept. 2 and Sept. 4 Say goodbye to summer and hello to the start of college football! Celebrate the South’s other religion with fan events and a visit to the College Football Hall of Fame before heading to the big game. The Alabama Crimson Tide will take on the Florida Seminoles at 8 p.m. Saturday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will face the Tennessee Volunteers at 8 p.m. Monday. Tickets from the site are all sold out, but tickets and MVP packages are available at PrimeSpot, a ticket exchange and hospitality provider.

Check out the several fan events before the game at the Georgia World Congress Center and the International Plaza. Pay for parking in advance using Parking Panda or take Marta.

Saturday

Dragon Con parade What could beat the rabid fandom of college football? The equally devoted Dragon Con participants. Join the throngs of fans, families and the curious along the nearly one-mile route down Peachtree Street for the most spectacular, fantasy-laden people-watching ever. Parade begins at 10 a.m. Early arrival recommended for optimal viewing. Parking limited. Use MARTA. Attending Dragon Con? Here’s how to survive.

SUNDAY

Lowcountry boil and pig roast Pay homage to summer and the South with Oak Steakhouse and Colletta in Alpharetta at their low country boil and pig roast. Head over to Avalon’s Palmer Plaza from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a night of live music and enjoy a pigroast along with a variety of special sides, desserts and cocktails. There will be a bounce house, bocce ball, cornhole and face painting for all to enjoy, especially the kids. $40 for adults. $20 for kids(ages 6 to 12). Oak Steakhouse and Colletta, 950 3rd Street, Alpharetta.

House in the Park  Join DJ Ramon Rawsoul and a host of local, regional and international DJs and artists in Grant Park from noon to 8 p.m. for an all-day, house music extravaganza. Free. Parking limited. Use MARTA. 537 Park Avenue Southeast, Atlanta

MONDAY (LABOR DAY)

Big Peach Sizzler 10K An Atlanta Labor Day tradition, this 10K course from Chamblee to Buckhead raises funds for cystic fibrosis research while securing a Peachtree Road Race qualifying time. Celebrate your finish at the big, post-race bash featuring food, music and freebies. Lace up your running shoes and be ready to race for a cause at 7:30 a.m. $50 race fee before September 1 and $55 after.


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