How To Celebrate Labor Day Weekend In Atlanta

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The summer is on its way out the door. But, Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta is always filled with fun activities for everyone. From the fantasy festival to a Southern beach getaway, here is our guide for how to spend this Labor Day Weekend in, or out of, Atlanta

DRAGON CON 2017

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Dress as your favorite character and explore your sci fi fantasy side at the annual Dragon Con 2017. Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, arts, music and film in the universe. Even if you are not into the whole fantasy scene, the people watching is unbeatable. Be on the lookout for some A-list celebs- we hear a few are going to be going incognito. Make sure to check out the website for special performances and the parade info.

COOKOUT 3RD ANNUAL LABOR DAY PIG OUT AT THE AVALON

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Labor Day calls for a cookout where you can pig out. Join Oak Steakhouse and Colletta in Avalon’s Palmer Plaza on Sunday, September 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. for their 3rd annual Labor Day Pig Out. Indulge in an all-you-can-eat spread of chicken, ribs, brisket, pulled pork, plus all the fixin’s, including mac n cheese, corn on the cob, beans, potato salad, cornbread and cole slaw. For dessert, dig into blueberry cobbler and banana pudding, all while enjoying live music, games and more. For the kids, there will be corndogs and fries, as well as a cotton candy machine and popcorn machine. Click here to purchase tickets.

BEACH GETAWAY SEA ISLAND SOUTHERN GROWN FESTIVAL

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William Torrillo

For those of you who want to get that last beach trip in, you should definitely head to Sea Island for the 3rd Annual Southern Grown Festival. There will be music by Drive By Truckers, lots of culinary delights and an all around impressive celebration of the Sea Island Southern culture and distinctive style. Foodies will be thrilled with the appearances from some of the South’s most celebrated chefs and mixologists including Atlanta’s own Chef Linton Hopkins.

WATCH THE CHICK-FIL-A KICKOFF GAMES AT THE NEW MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM

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As one of the first events to open the stadium, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games will present a historic moment for the city of Atlanta. One of the most anticipated college football matches of the season in front of a sell-out crowd will take place on Saturday, Sept. 2, as SEC powerhouse Alabama take on Florida State at 8pm ET.  Atlanta’s own Georgia Tech will face SEC foe Tennessee for the first time in 30 years on Monday, Sept. 4 at 8pm ET. Be there as these teams battle it out for The Old Leather Helmet Trophy and kickoff the college football season. And to really have an experience you will never forget, make sure to purchase the Upgraded VIP tickets package. Starting at $790 per ticket, you get to attend the Official MVP Tailgate located in the highly anticipated and ultra-luxe AMG Lounge, which is a private club located at the field level between the 45 yard lines. The special VIP tickets get you early preferred stadium access, 30 minutes prior to gate opening, a tailgate buffet, open bar, soft drinks, entertainment and an opportunity to take a picture with the Old Leather Helmet trophy! The Official MVP Tailgate opens 2.5 hours prior to kickoff. Click here for more info.

 

 

 

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