From football, to sci-fi, to gay pride, to free concerts. We’ve got it all for you right here!
The annual popular culture convention known as Dragon*Con takes over downtown on Labor Day weekend, putting the spotlight on science fiction, gaming, comics, film and television. Don’t miss the parade (a free event) which starts at 10 a.m. Sept. 4. It’s a people- watching treat. The three principal cast members of “I Dream of Jeannie” will also make an appearance at the convention.
Decatur Book Festival
The AJC Decatur Book Festival runs Sept. 3- 5 with loads of author appearances, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, kids activities and more. It’s free, but tickets are required for some events. At various venues in and around the Old Courthouse Square, 101 E. Court Square, Decatur. Check out our guide to some of the highlights.http://www.decaturbookfestival.com/Community/index.php
Hot Air Balloon Festival
It’s just a short jaunt to a sky full of colorful balloons at Pine Mountain’s beautiful Callaway Gardens and the Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival. Sept. 3-5. $25; $12.50 ages 6-12; children five and under free.
Atlanta Black Gay Pride Celebration
Atlanta Black Gay Pride Celebration is another Labor Day weekend tradition. The opening ceremony is at 8 p.m. Sept. 3. Most of the events are centered at host hotel Loews Atlanta Hotel Sept. 3-5.
College Football Games
Georgia Tech versus South Carolina State
Saturday Bobby Dodd Stadium
Chick-fil-A College Kick-Off with LSU versus North Carolina
Saturday Georgia Dome
Caribbean Jerk Festival
Things are sure to be tasty at the Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival, which gets going at noon Sept. 5 at Panthersville Stadium in Decatur. Tickets are $10; ages 12 and under free.
EnVogue Live in Union City FREE!
Sunday, September 5th, 8pm Union Station Mall
1000 Shannon Mall
Free concert! Open to the public! Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets. Food vendors and beverage vendors