What to Do: Labor Day Weekend

Posted on August 30, 2013 by

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Not sure what to do this weekend? Here’s a couple of things that may be of interest…

SPORTS

Braves v. Marlins

Friday, Aug. 30 / 7:30 pm

Saturday, Aug. 31 / 7:10 pm

Sunday, Sept. 1 / 5 pm

Braves v. Mets

Monday, Sept. 2 / 1:10 p

http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/schedule/index.jsp?c_id=atl&gclid=CKvor5_KpbkCFazm7Aod3lsAyA#y=2013&m=8&calendar=DEFAULT

Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

Alabama vs. Virginia Tech

Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013

Georgia Dome, Atlanta

http://www.atlanta.net/sports/chickfilacollegekickoff.html

Labor Day NASCAR Night Race Weekend @ Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, Georgia

Sunday, September 1

http://www.atlantamotorspeedway.com/events/advocare500/

2:30 pm – Gates Open

3:00 – 8 pm – Hospitality tent open

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Pit Tours

7:30 pm – race begins

Action Dash : Race to Beat the Cycle of Poverty 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run @ Piedmont Park, Atlanta

Monday, Sept. 2 : 8 am

http://www.actiondash.org/site/TR/Events/General?fr_id=1090&pg=entry

This Labor Day, put on your best super hero costume and join other Action Heroes as they race for the cause. Proceeds from the Action Dash will aid Action Ministries in ending the cycle of poverty throughout Georgia. Action Ministries provides housing and education opportunities and prevents hunger through programs in Atlanta, Athens, Gainesville, Rome, and Augusta.

FESTIVALS IN METRO ATLANTA

Dragon*Con @ Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Aug. 30-Sept. 1

Parade, Saturday, Aug. 31, 10 am: see website for parade route

http://www.dragoncon.org/?q=node/387

Largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!

Pure Heat Community Festival / Project Turn Around Carnival and Coming Out Party @ Piedmont Park

Sunday, Sept 1  Noon-7 pm

http://www.pureheatcommunityfestival.com/

Pure Heat Community Festival showcases the different meaning of unity with pride. Equipped with Market and Food Vendors, Health Fair, a hair show, sponsor moments, community forums, giveaways, performers & a world re-noun artist, our day of unity brings together a collective spirit of community. We are honored to utilize this opportunity to bring awareness of a community impacted by HIV/AIDS, and spearhead campaigns towards Environment Protection, Youth Mentorship, Education & Career Advancement, Women’s Health & Wellness, and Homelessness Transition. The Pure Heat Community Festival is a front seat into an awesome gathering of people from all walks of life.

Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision® @ Stone Mountain Park in Stone Mountain, GA

8:45 pm Saturday, Sunday, Monday nights

Park amenities open 10:00 am – 9:15 pm

http://www.stonemountainpark.com/events/Labor-Day-Weekend.aspx

Great place to hike, run, walk, ride on the cable car or scenic train, explore the many other sites at the park. Finish off the day with a lasershow and fireworks at the mountain. An experience every Atlantan should experience at least once.

Art in the Park @ Historic Marietta Square in Marietta, GA

Aug. 31-Sept 2

http://www.artparkmarietta.com/
This outdoor event boasts plenty of enjoyment for all ages with a large Artist Market, the Children’s Art Alley, the famous Painted Pots, historic sites and nearby dining

8th annual AJC Decatur Book Festival @ Decatur, Georgia

August 30-September 1

http://www.decaturbookfestival.com/2013/index.php

The eighth annual AJC Decatur Book Festival is finally upon us! With over three hundred best-selling authors to a vibrant street fair we’re bringing the heat in 2013.

Backyard Campout @ Chattahoochee Nature Center / 9135 Willeo Road Roswell, GA 30075

Saturday, August 31 – Sunday, September 1, 5:00pm-10:00am

http://www.chattnaturecenter.org/calendar-events/

A close-by staycation at CNC for Labor Day is a perfect weekend!  Sleep out under the stars, enjoy night hikes, play games on the meadow, visit with nocturnal animals, roast marshmallows around the campfire and more!

FESTIVALS WITHIN A TWO HOUR DRIVE

Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival @ Callaway Gardens, near LaGrange, GA

Friday, Aug. 30-Sunday, Sept. 1

http://www.callawaygardens.com/events/signature-events/sky-high-hot-air-balloon-festival

The weekend kicks off with the extraordinary Friday Night Balloon Glow and continues all weekend long. Watch beautiful balloons in flight or hop in a basket for your own tethered balloon ride. Saturday is filled with family-friendly events, including live music, beach activities, a Kids Zone and much more. There’s something for everyone with a classic car show, disc dog demonstrations, a pyrotechnic skydiving demonstration, as well as a 5K Race and Triathlon event. If you’re a photography buff, you can sign up for our hands-on “Mastering Night Photography” course. Plus, you’ll find drink specials and sports on the televisions at the Beach Bar as well as some of Atlanta’s top-rated food trucks throughout the festival. Cap off the weekend with a final balloon glow Sunday night on Robin Lake Beach.

*Free admission to Callaway Gardens on Monday, Sept. 2.

Riverdale Seafood & Beer Festival @ Riverdale Town Center, Riverdale, GA

Saturday, Aug. 31 / Noon-9:30 pm

http://www.riverdaleculture.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=84

The City of Riverdale’s Seafood & Beer Festival is Riverdale’s biggest event of the year! This signature event features live music, international beer stations and an alluring display of fish, crab, scallops, and other seafood to entice the palate. The event also includes activities for children of all ages.

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