Top 10 Labor Day Happenings Around Atlanta

Labor Day is quickly approaching, and we have you covered with our list of Top 10 Labor Day Happenings Around Atlanta: September 1st – 4th, 2017.

Fall is just around the corner! Before you pick up that pumpkin spice, be sure to check out the fun and festivities throughout the last weekend of Summer. From festivals to flavor, there is something for all ages and tastes this Labor Day Weekend!

  1. AJC Decatur Book Festival
    Friday – Sunday | September 1st – 3rd
    Downtown Decatur
    The country’s largest independent books festival returns from to Decatur Square! The festival is free and open to the public. Highlights include: live performances, a unique Cooking Stage, special areas for kids & teens, and more!dragonconparade
  2. Dragon Con
    Friday – Monday | September 1st – 4th
    Midtown Atlanta

    The fun continues around the clock at the world’s largest multi-media, pop-culture convention! From Friday through Monday, the event will be hosted by 5 walk-friendly hotels in Midtown and features everything from costumes to celebrity signings, workshops to contests, and parades to parties!
  3. Buckhead Kick Off Mania
    Friday | September 1st
    Buckhead Bars

    The 9th Annual Buckhead Pub Crawl kicks off the start of college football weekend with an iconic block party. The ticketed event is featured across 14 participating bars to include BBQ, drink specials, live music & DJ’s, and access to one of Atlanta’s most memorable parties.
  4. Taste of Soul ATL
    Saturday | September 2nd
    West Midtown

    With all the mouthwatering soul food, great live tunes, and delicious drinks you can enjoy – What else can you want? Taste of Soul is serving up unlimited soul food (with some cajun fusion and veggie options), live music, and drink tickets. For its third year in a row, the food and music festival is celebrating with more flavor than ever before.
  5. Art in the Park Festival
    Saturday – Monday | September 2nd – 4th
    Glover Park & Marietta Square

    From Saturday through Monday, the family-friendly festival showcases art from over 175 of the country’s best artists! Enjoy local restaurants, museum visits, farmers’ markets, and the special Chalk Walk Display from the festival’s younger artists. Admission is free.
  6. Labor Day Blues BBQ
    Monday | September 4th
    Park Tavern · Midtown
    Enjoy the scenery of Piedmont Park with an afternoon of earth-shaking blues music on the patio at Park Tavern! The 32nd Annual Celebration takes place on Labor Day afternoon, offering Atlanta’s best local barbeque, live blues performances, and more!
  7. Stone Mountain Park
    Saturday – Monday | September 2nd – 4th
    Stone Mountain

    Honor our working heroes through the commemorative celebrations at Stone Mountain! For all three nights, the extended fireworks display will include a special tribute to all of our hardworking heroes immediately following the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision. NEW for 2017, Dinosaur Explore features 14 species of prehistoric dinosaurs that move and roar just like their ancient ancestors!  The Dinotorium also has four levels of fun, games, and prehistoric discovery for all ages.
  8. House in the Park
    Saturday | September 2nd
    Grant Park
    House in the Park is one of Atlanta’s favorite ways to connect with community and families. With vendors, live music, delicious food, DJs, and artists – The festival has everything you can want in a beautiful day out in Atlanta!
  9. Big Peach Sizzler
    Monday | September 4th
    Join the Atlanta Labor Day tradition with a fast 10K run beginning in Chamblee followed by a huge post-race party in Buckhead! The run begins at 7:30 a.m. on Labor Day morning, and registration is available online.
  10. Sunset Summers Live
    Sunday | September 3rd
    Piedmont Park
    Located conveniently off of the Atlanta BeltLine, performances will be held under the spacious, air conditioned Garden Tent of Park Tavern. With Piedmont Park and the Midtown Skyline as its backdrop, it’s the perfect way to spend a summer evening in Atlanta! Don’t miss this Sunday’s perfomance from Tropidelic.

Happy Labor Day!