Labor Day Weekend the Best Weekend to 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 30th... 

Kick the weekend off at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying event on Friday the 30th August. This event determines the field for the AdvoCare 500, where drivers will attempt to get around the track in the fastest time possible. It starts at 6.40 pm and you'll also be able to enjoy a Q&A with Brad Keselowski, the defending cup champion, after at 8.00 pm, all for just $20 per adult, with kids under 12 going free.


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 Virginia Tech. You’ll have to move quickly to score game tickets; the game itself is nearly sold out but The FanZone tickets are only $5 online! (Tickets  sold at the door will be $10 per person with game ticket, $15 per person at the door without game ticket.).


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 8:00 AM and the night will conclude with the last concert of the night featuring Switchfoot and fireworks at 11:00 PM. And don’t miss the LEGO master builder competition 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.


Labor Day Monday... 

Finish off the fine weekend by watching the Atlanta Braves play the New York Mets at Turner Field on Labor Day. Play starts at 1:10 pm and tickets start at $5 depending on where you sit. Sit back, enjoy the entertainment, and round off a wonderful Labor Day weekend in GOpher Little style.


Find even More Low Cost Labor Day Weekend Events in Atlanta HERE!


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Did your July 4th Fireworks get rained out? They may have been rescheduled to Labor Day Weekend! Check the list below for Fireworks in your area to top off one of your nights this weekend.



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