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Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta

Labor Day Weekend festivals, events and family activities in Atlanta and North Georgia Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2013

Book festival

Lily Koppel examines space race spouses in ‘Astronaut Wives Club’

AJC Decatur Book Festival

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.

Sci-Fi and Super Heroes

Dragon-Con parade

Dragon Con Atlanta

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.

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Art in the Park

Best Bets for Labor Day Weekend

Plan your holiday weekend here, from Dragon Con and the AJC Decatur Book Festival, to festivals in Marietta, Newnan, Riverdale and Midtown.

July 16, 2013

Atlanta Ferris Wheel: Skyview Atlanta

The Skyview Atlanta Ferris Wheel offer riders an aerial view of downtown Atlanta above Centennial Olympic Park

Concerts: Toni Braxton, Allman Brothers Band

SATURDAY Celebrate Freedom Atlanta With Switchfoot, Third Day, Laura Story, Francesca Battistelli, Jason Gray, Family Force 5 and more.

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College Football

Will Alabama repeat as SEC champion?

Chick-fil-a Kickoff Classic

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.

Day trip

Callaway Gardens

Callaway Gardens

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.



Atlanta Braves

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.

Auto racing

Sept. 2, 2012

AdvocCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway

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.

Labor Day Weekend Events Calendar

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Labor Day Weekend Photos

Area residents enjoy Lake Lanier

Last days of summer

Area residents enjoy the Labor Day weekend at Lake Lanier.

Aug. 31, 2013

John Lewis headlines AJC Decatur Book Festival

Photos from the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2013


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