Dragon Con makes its annual return to Atlanta this Labor Day weekend, and we have all the details!
September 1st – 4th, 2017
Friday at 10:00 a.m. – Monday at 5:00 p.m.
Interconnected via tube-ways and convenient pathways, the event will be hosted across 5 Midtown hotels including: Hyatt Regency, Hilton Atlanta, Sheraton Atlanta, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, and Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel.
- Admission to the convention and hotels is FREE
- Passes required for access to panel discussions, contests, concerts, celebrity signings, and more.
- Ticketing packages cost $140-$160 for 4-day membership access and $65 for Banquet Tickets.
- Children under the age of 6 are permitted for free.
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The 12th annual AJC Decatur Book Festival returns as the country’s largest independent book festival this Labor Day weekend!
September 1st – 3rd, 2017
Friday | 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday | 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
101 E Court Square
Decatur, GA 30030
The AJC Book Festival not only has everything you’ll find at other book festivals, it has much more! Check out some of the highlights:
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The Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education invites children and adults of all ages to participate in Healthy Living Day!
Sunday | August 27th, 2017
Classes 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Performances 5:00 p.m.
Atlanta Ballet’s Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre
1695 Marietta Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30318
Free & Open for All Ages
The 6th annual event features a variety of free activities for both kids and adults! Participate in arts and crafts, dance classes, food demonstrations, and even a healthy living book fair. Healthy living and nutrition seminars will run from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
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The 7th annual Taste of Life invites you to a soiree for a great cause at Atlanta’s sleek Westside Cultural Arts Center. The evening includes delicious food, craft cocktails, a spectacular silent auction, and an unforgettable art experience!
Saturday | August 19th, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
VIP Cocktail Hour begins at 6:00 p.m.
Westside Cultural Arts Center
760 10th Street Northwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
$50 General Admission | $75 VIP
The open bar party features wines from around the world, handcrafted cocktails, local craft beers, and delicious bites from Art of Food! DJ King Atlas will be spinning while guests bid on local art and experiences at the spectacular silent auction.
If you love food, art, or music (or all of the above!), this weekend is for you! Celebrate the heart of Summer in the city with the Top Happenings Around Atlanta This Weekend: Thursday, August 10th – Sunday, August 13th, 2017.
From after-hours museum exhibits to delicious community festivals, there’s something for all ages this weekend. Explore the best of the Atlanta’s BBQ, catch a movie with the family, and enjoy some leisurely sips in the Gardens. You can even get in touch with your inner musician with a number of performances all around the city.
Atlanta is serving up the best experiences with 18 Happenings all over town this weekend! Continue reading “Atlanta Happenings This Weekend”
The Center for Puppetry Arts offers family fun for all ages throughout their Family Series! This August and September, Mother Goose has gone missing! Sing, wiggle, and clap along with Mary Mary to sort out the rhymes and find clues to Mother Goose’s whereabouts.
August 15th – September 17th, 2017
Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Children and adults alike will love the innovative adaptations of classic stories and dynamic original works by the Puppetry Center and other artists. Performances often sell out, so be sure to purchase tickets in advance!
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It’s time to stomp, chomp, and party like a dinosaur at the annual Dinosaur Birthday Bash. This prehistoric party celebrates all things birthday and dinosaur-related!
Saturday | August 19th, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30307
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Atlanta’s oldest park welcomes to you a weekend of fun at the 15th annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival! The two-day is the perfect opportunity to grab a blanket, bring your whole family, and bid adieu to Summer.
August 26th – August 27th, 2016
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday | 11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
840 Cherokee Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30308
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Known as one of the top art festivals in the nation, the 8th Annual Piedmont Park Arts Festival returns with two full days of art, family-friendly actvities, and more!
August 19th – 20th, 2017
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1215 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309
Featuring nearly 250 regional artists, the festival emphasizes visual arts and family fun. Explore the works of talented painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters!
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Wine Fest ATL is offering two separate sessions, granting guests access to premium varietals of wine from Georgia’s best wineries!
Saturday | August 26th, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Mason Fine Art Gallery
415 Plasters Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Guests will enjoy an upscale fine art and wine tasting experience with live music, premium varietals of wine, and options for hors d’oeuvres.
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