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.
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.