LABOR DAY IN ATLANTA, TOP 7 THINGS TO DO!
Labor Day in Atlanta is a way to celebrate the end of summer with your friends and family. From watching Dragon Con cosplayers in Atlanta’s largest parade, celebrating authors at the AJC Decatur Book Festival, to college football at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, there are Labor Day event options for everyone.
It’s been a long eight months without college football – but who’s counting? Celebrate the season’s opening this Saturday as the Auburn Tigers take on the Washington Huskies at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, but there’s plenty to do around the city all weekend long.
Get in the team spirit with hundreds of fellow fans at Tailgate Town, a free, outdoor pre-game event at the Georgia World Congress Center with live entertainment, contests and other fun freebies from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
World of Coca-Cola
Need a break from the Atlanta heat? World of Coca-Cola is overflowing with refreshing moments and more than 100 drinks from around the world. If you’re thirsting for a deal, download the Coca-Cola App and scan 15 of your favorite Coca-Cola products to unlock one free general admission ticket to World of Coca-Cola. The offer runs through Oct. 9. Find out more at worldofcoca-cola.com.
Join thousands of sci-fi and fantasy fans at Atlanta’s largest parade: the annual Dragon Con Parade. Characters from your favorite movies, books, and comics will begin marching down Peachtree Street at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Georgia Aquarium Deal
Head over to the world’s largest aquarium for an up-close look at marine life from dolphins to whale sharks. In honor of the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, the Georgia Aquarium is offering 20 percent off general admission and animal encounters from Aug. 29-Sept. 5.
OUTSIDE OF ATLANTA
AJC Decatur Book Festival
All weekend long, literature lovers can check out the largest independent book festival in the country. The AJC Decatur Book Festival features book signings, author readings, panel discussions, live music and more.
STONE MOUNTAIN PARK FIREWORK SPECIAL
Outdoor types won’t want to miss a visit to Stone Mountain Park, followed by the Lasershow Spectacular and a special fireworks display for Labor Day weekend.
CORTEO BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Corteo, which means “cortege” in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy, and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth. Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo will play at the Infinite Energy Arena from August 29 – September 2nd.
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