Top 7 Labor Day Happenings Around Atlanta

Labor Day is quickly approaching, and we have you covered with our list of Top 7 Labor Day Happenings Around Atlanta: August 30th – September 3rd, 2018.

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 – We have all the highlights!

  1. AJC Decatur Book Festival
    Friday – Sunday | August 30th – September 2nd
    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. DragonCon
    Thursday – Monday | August 30th – September 3rd
    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. College Colors Kickoff Weekend
    Friday | August 31st
    Midtown

    Sport your favorite team colors as you enjoy delicious drink specials, a complimentary food buffet, live bands and DJs, food specials, and more! The Official Pub Crawl of the College Football Kickoff Weekend takes football fans through 20 participating bars, nightclubs, and restaurants. 
  4. Art in the Park Festival
    Saturday – Monday | September 1st – 3rd
    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.
  5. Labor Day Blues BBQ
    Monday | September 3rd
    Park Tavern · Midtown
    Enjoy the scenery of Piedmont Park with an afternoon of earth-shaking blues music on the patio at Park Tavern! The 33rd Annual Celebration takes place on Labor Day afternoon, offering Atlanta’s best local barbeque, live blues performances, and more!
  6. Big Peach Sizzler
    Monday | September 3rd
    Buckhead
    Join the Atlanta Labor Day tradition with fast 10K & 5K runs 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.
  7. Sunset Summers Live
    Sunday | September 2nd
    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 The Nightowls and Angela Perley | The Howlin Moons.

Happy Labor Day!