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Things to do this Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta

Paige Minds The Gap

Celebrate the end of summer this Labor Day Weekend with fun events happening all around Atlanta! From music and food festivals to pop culture events, there is a lot going on in Atlanta this Labor Day Weekend.

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Dragon Con

Event Dates: September 2, 2021 through September 6, 2021

Taking place in Atlanta every Labor Day Weekend, Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, pop culture convention in the world, focusing on science fiction, fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film. The convention features contests, workshops, gaming, a parade, an art show, comic and pop artists, and more.

Atlanta Black Pride Weekend

Event Dates: September 1, 2021 through September 7, 2021

Each Labor Day Weekend, the Atlanta Black Pride celebration welcomes people from all around the world to join in community empowerment seminars and workshops, dance parties, poetry slams, jazz brunches, and more.

Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival

Event Dates: September 3, 2021 through September 5, 2021

Just outside of Atlanta at Callaway Gardens is the three-day celebration featuring all-day garden access, beach access, food and drink specials, and more. The gardens will transform each night with the Hot Air Balloon Glow where balloons will illuminate the beach and culminate in a fireworks show.

Labor Day Weekend at Stone Mountain Park

Event Dates: September 4, 2021 through September 6, 2021

Stone Mountain Park honors Labor Day Weekend with a special family-friendly celebration. Enjoy the park’s attractions during the day and then stay into the evening for the Lasershow Spectacular and an epic firework show all three nights this weekend.

TinyCON® Hosted by Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Event Dates: September 4, 2021 through September 5, 2021

The 5th annual TinyCON® is a two-day celebration of fantasy, science fiction, and fictional universes just for kids. Tiny Adventurers can train like Jedi, create fizzy potions and wands, decorate wings, make Minecraft art, hunt for Pokémon, and more during this fun event.

Taste of Soul Atlanta

Event Dates: September 4, 2021 through September 5, 2021

Taste of Soul Atlanta Festival takes place in one of Atlanta’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods, Vine City, home of Dr. Martin Luther King. The festival celebrates soul and Southern food and features live music, art, kids’ events, and great people watching. It is America’s largest Soul and R&B indie concert.

Atlanta Jazz Festival

Event Dates: September 5, 2021 through September 6, 2021

The Atlanta Jazz Festival is one of the largest free jazz festivals in the United States. Held in Piedmont Park over Labor Day Weekend, the 43rd annual festival will showcase the best performers and jazz acts in the country, including Patti Austin, Archie Shepp, Mike Phillips, and more.

WRFG’s 36th Annual Labor Day Blues Barbecue

Event Date: September 6, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a full afternoon of live blues at Park Tavern’s patio tent overlooking Piedmont Park in support of Little Five Points’ community radio station, WRFG-FM. Performances will include Sandra Hall & The Shadows, The Wasted Potential Brass Band, The Garret Collins Project, and Skyler Saufley.

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I'm Paige, an Atlanta-based travel blogger at PaigeMindsTheGap.com. I'm passionate about events happening in Atlanta and traveling the South. Check out PaigeMindsTheGap.com for more local travel stories and tips.

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