Dragon Con

dragonconDragon Con makes its annual return to Atlanta this Labor Day weekend, and we have all the details!

When

September 1st – 4th, 2017
Friday at 10:00 a.m. – Monday at 5:00 p.m.

Where

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

  • 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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AJC Decatur Book Festival

dbf-logoThe 12th annual AJC Decatur Book Festival returns as the country’s largest independent book festival this Labor Day weekend!

When

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.

Where

Decatur Square
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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Healthy Living Day

Untitled-1_20160811175918120_5648991_ver1.0_640_360The Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education invites children and adults of all ages to participate in Healthy Living Day!

When

Sunday | August 27th, 2017
Classes 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Performances 5:00 p.m.

Where

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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Taste of Life

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!

When

Saturday | August 19th, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
VIP Cocktail Hour begins at 6:00 p.m.

Where

Westside Cultural Arts Center

760 10th Street Northwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Tickets

$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.

Atlanta Happenings This Weekend

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.

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Center for Puppetry Arts Family Series

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.

When

August 15th – September 17th, 2017

Where

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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Dinosaur Birthday Bash at Fernbank Museum

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! 

When

Saturday | August 19th, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA 30307

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Grant Park Summer Shade Festival

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.

Festival Dates

August 26th – August 27th, 2016

Festival Hours

Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday | 11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Festival Location

Grant Park
840 Cherokee Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30308

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Piedmont Park Arts Festival

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!

Festival Dates

August 19th – 20th, 2017

Festival Hours

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Festival Location

Piedmont Park
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

Wine Fest ATL is offering two separate sessions, granting guests access to premium varietals of wine from Georgia’s best wineries!

When

Saturday | August 26th, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Two Sessions

Where

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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