Labor Day Weekend Come to Atlanta


Getting involved in some Labor Day celebrations in Atlanta is a fantastic way to round off the summer with a bang. There are all sorts of great activities to enjoy and things to do, all of which will be easily affordable for the whole family. Let's take a look at how your Atlanta Labor Day weekend might pan out.

 Friday the 29th... 

Kick the weekend off at the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Wetumpka Sprint Car Shootout event on Friday the 29th August. It starts at 7:10 pm and you'll also be able to enjoy a Q&A with USCS Sprint Car Series drivers between qualifying and the race later that night, all for just $20 per adult.

 On Saturday... 

On Saturday morning head on down to watch the DragonCon Parade – the largest and most entertaining parade in the city. Expect to see some iconic fantasy and sci-fi characters trundle by, from Gandalf to Darth Vadar, and be sure to get there early (about 10:00 am should be fine) to secure a good spot along the route.


 After this, head over to the 71,500 seat Georgia Dome and score some FREE swag and a bite to eat and some serious Tailgating before the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, signaling the start of the college football season. This year the game is between Alabama and West Virginia. At the FanZone Beat the heat, grab a cold drink and something to eat, and have fun on more than two dozen interactive games and sponsor attractions! You won't want to miss the official team Pep Rallies and Team Walks, tickets are only $15. 


If you are not staying for the game; the FanZone shuts down around 4:30pm. If your July 4th Fireworks got rained out? The wrap up the evening at Star Spangled Snellville rescheduled to Aug 31. It’s like 2 holidays in one! 50-piece Gwinnett County Orchestra will perform a patriotic concert from the Main Stage at 8:00 p.m. and a recorded melody of patriotic music will accompany the huge fireworks display following the concert at dusk. Find full event schedule here.


 More of a Music Lover than a Sports Fan? Celebrate Freedom! on Saturday. Join 104.7 THE FISH for the FREE, all day concerts and activities at Jim Miller Park. Concerts will begin at 10:00 AM and the night will conclude with the last concert of the night.. And don’t miss the children’s village and other activities the whole family can enjoy, all day long.

 On Sunday...

On Sunday morning visit the Martin Luther King site and Ebenezer Church for a bit of history (free admission and parking) before continuing your education with a trip to the Atlanta History Center in the afternoon, with it's many historic houses, gardens, and exhibitions. Expect to pay $16.50 for adults, $11 for kids from 4-12, and nothing for kids under 4. In the evening, drive to Stone Mountain Park for a spectacular fireworks display and lasershow that honors the USA's Everyday Heroes. You can get in for free, but will need to pay $10 to park the car. Or take a short trip to Gainesville for the Laurel Summer Fest, Aug. 30-31 at Laurel Park!  The two-day event will feature a performance by CMA Award-winning artist MamaDear on Saturday afternoon and a concert by local favorite Riverstreet on Sunday night and will include a live fireworks display. There will be plenty of barbeque during the Hawgin' on Lanier KCBS BBQ Competition going on all weekend long. Plus, there will be a Hawgzilla 5K Mud Run, craft and food vendors, a beer and wine garden, helicopter tours, games and activities for kids and much, much more! The cost of admittance is $10, and kids 12 and under get in for free.

 Labor Day Monday... 

Finish off the fine weekend by watching with your extended blues family at the 29th Annual WRFG Labor Day Blues Barbecue! Enjoy an afternoon of great music on the patio at the Park Tavern, overlooking beautiful Piedmont Park. As always, it’s on Labor Day – Monday, September 1st. This year’s line-up includes: Tinsley Ellis as our honoree, Southern soul vocalist Willie Hill, Blues super group Uncle Sugar, The Barry Richman Band featuring Jeff Robinson, The Forrest McDonald Band with vocalist Andrew Black.  Doors open at 12:30 and the music fires up at 1:00 PM. The Park Tavern is at the corner of Tenth Street and Monroe Drive. Tickets are $20 at the door. Kids under 12 are free. Barbecue by Fat Matt’s Rib Shack will be available for purchase.


Or for the sports fan, the Atlanta Braves play the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field on Labor Day. Play starts at 1:10 pm and tickets start at $5 depending on where you sit or For only $20, you can score a Hank Aaron jersey AND an Outfield ticket against division rival Philadelphia! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Hank Aaron's Chasing the Dream Foundation.


Sit back, enjoy the entertainment, and round off a wonderful Labor Day weekend in GOpher Little style.



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