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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Walk, Wag n’ Run for a great cause! The Ahimsa House Annual 5K and 1K Fun Run is a wonderful opportunity to help people and pets escape domestic violence while staying active with your four-legged companions.
Saturday | August 26th, 2017
5K Run starts at 7:30 a.m.
1K Fun Run starts at 8:45 a.m.
Lenox Park | Brookhaven
Runners and walkers are invited to bring their dogs for the run to benefit the animal and human victims of domestic violence. Of course, participants without canine accompaniment are welcome too!
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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.
The 9th Annual Buckhead Mania is back! The official Pub Crawl kicks off the Block Party weekend for all Alabama, Florida State, Tennessee & Georgia Tech football alumni, fans, and friends.
Friday, September 1st, 2017
6:00 p.m. – Midnight
3227 Roswell Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
The event features 14 participating Buckhead bars and restaurants, drink specials, entertainment, and much more!
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With free admittance to all National Parks, the National Park Service Birthday is the perfect time to celebrate all that America’s beautiful parks have to offer!
August 25th, 2017
All National Park Service entrance fees will be waived in honor of the National Park Service Centennial this past year.
In the start of its 2nd century, be part of America’s largest celebration of national heritage! It’s about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations, and enhancing America’s best idea—the national parks! It’s all happening in your national parks.
Fee-free days make national parks accessible to more people. What better way to celebrate the start of a second century than to get outdoors?
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Get ready to polka, and mark your calendar for the 14th Annual German Bier Fest in Atlanta!
Saturday | August 26th, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
91 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303
The family-friendly festival is a celebration of authentic German beer, food, and music!
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The black-tie-optional Can Can Ball invites you to an evening of dancing, live music, food, and a silent auction for charity. It will be a night to remember!
Friday | August 18th, 2017
8:00 p.m. – Midnight
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Mix and mingle as over 2,000 guests dance to music from one of Atlanta’s hottest live bands, enjoy light fare from local restaurants, and participate in a silent auction filled with over 200 unique items.
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Atlanta Cocktail Wars is celebrating the best cocktails in the city as local restaurants compete to be crowned “Best Cocktail in Atlanta!”
August 27th, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
500 10th St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
The festival will be serving up delicious craft cocktails, food from Atlanta’s favorite stops, and music from a local Atlanta DJ. Bringing their best cocktails to the table for Atlantans to judge, local mixologists will shake and stir their tastiest concoctions to win over the city’s toughest critics!
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