Atlanta Labor Day Celebrations 2023

Labor Day weekend is almost here! There’s truly no other weekend like it – college football kicks off at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Dragon Con characters take over downtown, and a countless number of festivals and celebrations fill city streets. If you want to join in on the fun, check out our list below for the top events taking place around Metro Atlanta in honor of the holiday. Or, if you prefer to lay low for the weekend, take note of the event locations so you can avoid traffic delays. Happy Labor Day!

Art in the Park: Marietta’s Art in the Park will run from 10 am – 5 pm Saturday, September 2nd through Monday, September 4th.

Big Peach Sizzler: Atlanta’s traditional Labor Day 5k and 10k will take place on Monday, September 4th. The 5k starts at 7 am at the Brookhaven Marta Station and the 10k starts at the Chamblee Station at 7:30 am. 

Dragon Con: A four day event, Dragon Con will be held Thursday, August 31st through Monday, September 4th. The popular parade will be on Saturday at 10 am on Peachtree.

Aflac Kickoff Game: The official kickoff to NCAA College Football is this Friday, September 1st at 7:30 pm at Mercedes Benz Stadium. This year features Louisville vs. Georgia Tech.
Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival: If you want to get out of Atlanta this weekend, head to Callaway Gardens for their annual hot air balloon festival. Located in Pine Mountain, the festivities take place Friday, September 1st through Sunday, September 3rd.
Stone Mountain Labor Day Weekend: Stone Mountain will celebrate the Labor Day weekend with extended firework displays after the park’s laser shows on Saturday, September 2nd,  Sunday, September 3rd, and Monday, September 4th.

TinyCON at Children’s Museum of Atlanta: Held September 1st – 4th, TinyCON® is a multi-day celebration of fantasy, science fiction, and your favorite fictional universes! From a magic wand workshop to Jedi training, TinyCON® is fantastic hands-on fun for the whole family.

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