Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta
Labor Day Weekend festivals, events and family activities in Atlanta and North Georgia Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2013
Georgia congressman John Lewis is the 2013 keynote speaker for the AJC Decatur Book Festival, the nation's largest independent book festival, which includes authors such as Lily Koppel (pictured), author of The Astronaut Wives, panel discussions, children's activities -- even cooking demonstrations.
Dragon Con is an annual sci-fi, fantasy & comic fan convention in Atlanta. The lineup has been released for Dragon Con 2013, and you won't want to miss Lou Ferrigno, Captain Kirk and The Six Million Dollar Man, among others -- plus lots of regular folks dressed like super heroes and comic book characters.
Plan your holiday weekend here, from Dragon Con and the AJC Decatur Book Festival, to festivals in Marietta, Newnan, Riverdale and Midtown.
The Skyview Atlanta Ferris Wheel offer riders an aerial view of downtown Atlanta above Centennial Olympic Park
SATURDAY Celebrate Freedom Atlanta With Switchfoot, Third Day, Laura Story, Francesca Battistelli, Jason Gray, Family Force 5 and more.
The 8/31 Georgia Dome football game between Alabama Crimson Tide and Virginia Tech Hokies is headline event for this football festival, which also includes a Sheryl Crow concert, a Fan Zone, Va Tech Tailgate and Bama Bash.
Callaway's annual Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival kicks off with the Friday Night Balloon Glow and continues through Sunday, with hot air balloons in flight and opportunties for visitors to take their own tethered balloon ride.
The Braves kick off the Labor Day weekend with a DragonCon night 8/29 (vs. Cleveland Indians), a post-game concert by Big & Rich after the Marlins game 9/1 and a daytime contest on Labor Day vs New York Mets.
The headline event is the Labor Day NASCAR Night Race under the lights at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The weekend also includes the Great Clips / Grit Chips 300 and a concert by Billy Currington.
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Area residents enjoy the Labor Day weekend at Lake Lanier.
Photos from the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2013
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