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Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta

Labor Day Weekend festivals, events and family activities in Atlanta and North Georgia Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2014

Book festival

Aug. 31, 2013

AJC Decatur Book Festival anchors Labor Day weekend in metro Atlanta

The ninth annual AJC Decatur Book Festival on Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29-31, 2014 at various sites on and around the Decatur Square, will feature more than 350 presenting authors on 18 stages.

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Sci-Fi and Super Heroes

Dragon Con Photo: Iron Man costume

Dragon Con will stay true to its roots in 2014

To the casual observer, it’s a lovable freak show. But for those who live by its creed — and spend the year preparing for Labor Day weekend, when painstakingly designed costumes can be displayed and new friendships formed among the faithful — it’s a religion.

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Atlanta Events Calendar

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, Buckhead, Alpharetta 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
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort

Labor Day/ September travel deals

Many people will be traveling on Labor Day weekend and throughout the month of September, but getting a good deal may be tricky depending on your destination.

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College Football

2014 kickoff just around the corner

Chick-fil-a Kickoff Classic

The 8/28 Georgia Dome football game between Ole Miss and Boise State is the opening act for this football festival, which includes a contest between Alabama and West Virginia on Saturday, Aug.

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.

Auto racing

Sept. 2, 2012

Oral-B USA 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 NNS Great Clips 300 and a chance for visitors to drive their own vehicles on the track during Hot Laps Sept.

Labor Day Weekend Events Calendar

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Labor Day Weekend Photos

Labor Day Wiener Dog Wars

Photos: Highlights from the Labor Day Wiener Dog Wars

Canterbury Park hosted in Shakopee, Minn, their annual Labor Day Wiener Dog Wars in which dogs competed in seven races on the horse track for the title of Grand Champion.

ajc decatur book festival

AJC Decatur Book Festival 2014

Photos from the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2014.

Dragon*Con Parade

PHOTOS: Dragon*Con Parade

The streets of Atlanta were packed with superheroes, warriors, princesses, Star Wars characters and everything in between.


From Eminem to Garth Brooks to One Direction, fall offers colossal concert choices

To call September “super” would be like calling Garth Brooks “a country singer.” It’s a lot bigger than that.

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Weekend Roundup

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Annual Woofstock event in Suwanee

Volunteering in Atlanta

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