Heading to Atlanta Labor Day weekend? Looking for something to do that the whole family will enjoy? Want to experience the city but not sure where to start in this sprawling metropolis? Look no further! If you are planning to be in Atlanta Labor Day weekend this is the information you need!
11 Things to Do With Kids in Atlanta Labor Day Weekend
Things to Do in Atlanta: Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game
Welcome college football back in a big way! Yes, it’s been a long eight months without our beloved Saturday pastime, but the wait is over! Celebrate college football’s kickoff on Saturday, September 3rd as the Georgia Bulldogs take on the North Carolina Tarheels at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. Want a ticket? Start scoping around for them now on resale sites as the official tickets are sold out.
Things to Do in Atlanta: Tailgate Town
Don’t have a ticket to the game? No worries. Bring the whole family down to the Georgia World Congress Center (adjacent to the Georgia Dome) to cheer on your team with hundreds of your closest friends. This is a free outdoor event where fans can enjoy food samples, games of cornhole and other fun freebies from 12-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 3rd. Don’t forget to wear your team colors!
Things to Do in Atlanta: FanZone
Whether you have tickets to the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game or you just want to hang out with fellow Bulldog or Tarheel fans, check out the FanZone from 12:30-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 3rd. Fans will be able to play games, enter giveaways and participate in pep rallies to help lead your team to victory.
Things to Do in Atlanta: World of Coca-Cola
If you’re a football fan, you might want to come to the iconic World of Coca-Cola to check out the array of sports memorabilia, including Olympic torches from past Games. Others might be more into sampling more than 100 drinks from around the world. Everyone though is thirsting for a deal! And the World of Coca-Cola has you covered in Atlanta Labor Day weekend. Look out for special 2-for-$25 ticket offers on 12-packs of Coca-Cola in local Atlanta stores throughout August. The offers can be redeemed Labor Day weekend and through the end of September. The World of Coca-Cola is one block from the Georgia World Congress Center and a ton of the best of Atlanta tourist attractions.
Things to Do in Atlanta: College Football Hall of Fame
For those who want to really get into the game, be sure to head over to the College Football Hall of Fame, located just blocks from the Georgia World Congress Center. On Saturday, September 3, all football fans (OK…everyone) can enjoy a special 15 percent discount on tickets.
Things to Do in Atlanta: Dragon Con Parade
For those who want more Star Wars and less gridiron wars, be sure to catch the always interesting Dragon Con Parade. You may see Chewbacca crossing the road with Harley Quinn. Or there may be pretty much any other combination you can think of. There will be 3,200 of your favorite sci-fi and fantasy characters marching down Peachtree Street. This annual parade is Atlanta’s largest parade. The festivities start at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 3rd. If you can’t make it downtown, or just can’t stomach the traffic, there’s good news. For the first time, the parade will be broadcast live on The CW Atlanta.
Things to Do in Atlanta: Stone Mountain Park
While there are tons of events, attractions and activities within the city of Atlanta, you may want to get outside the perimeter for a day. If so, Stone Mountain should be your destination. There are free activities like hiking up the Walking Trail. Or just spread out a blanket and some chairs to enjoy the Lasershow Spectacular. Be sure to stay for the special fireworks display Labor Day weekend. For even more fun, consider buying an Adventure Pass. You’ll have access to the ropes course, Sky Hike, the water play area, Geyser Towers, or any of the other activities including miniature golf, the Scenic Railroad, the 4D theater, and the Great Barn.
Things to Do in Atlanta: Georgia Aquarium
Head over to the world’s largest aquarium for an up-close look at marine life from dolphins to whale sharks. The Georgia Aquarium is adjacent to the World of Coca-Cola and a block from the Georgia Congress Center. It will offer a 20 percent discount on admission during Fan Days, Aug. 31-Sept. 7. It is also offering special Labor Day hours so you can hang out with all your favorite sea creatures until 8 p.m.
Things to Do in Atlanta: AJC Decatur Book Festival
For anyone who loves a good book, or good art, or interesting speakers, or unique exhibits, this is the festival for you. From Friday, September 2nd to Sunday September 4th, literature lovers (and those who love them) can check out the largest independent book festival in the country in and around the Decatur Square. The AJC Decatur Book Festival features book signings, panel discussions, great food and family friendly entertainment. And it’s free!
Things to Do in Atlanta: House in the Park
Get ready to rock out while soaking up some good vibes on Sunday, September 4th in Grant Park. House in the Park is a day of nonstop beats from Atlanta’s most popular soulful house DJs. The event is free and open to all! Come prepared to spend the day in the Hotlanta sun!
Things to Do in Atlanta: See an Atlanta Braves Game
While it’s true that the Atlanta Braves are playing away over the weekend, why not start your Atlanta Labor Day weekend early by bringing the family to the Thursday, September 1st game versus the Padres? It is the last season the Braves will play at Turner Field before they move to Cobb County and their impressive new stadium next year. First pitch is at 12:10 p.m.
Want some more things to do in Atlanta Labor Day weekend? Check out 5 things to do in Atlanta with kids as well as an informative review of the World of Coca-Cola by Marathon TravelingMom, Lorraine Sanabria Robertson.