Traffic nightmare expected with Labor Day weekend events



ATLANTA - Police have issued a traffic warning for Labor Day weekend.

If you plan on heading through Downtown Atlanta for a few events, police are advising you to plan ahead, suggesting that it is best to take MARTA.

“Large crowds include pedestrian as well as vehicle traffic. So we just ask that people, just have a plan before you strike out this weekend. Make sure you check event pages. Make sure that, once you arrive, you are vigilant and pay attention to your surroundings,” Officer Ralph Woolfolk said.

Make sure to download our traffic app before you hit the road. 

Here is a partial list of this events taking place this weekend:

Dragon Con

August 29 - September 1

Dragon Con is the world’s largest fantasy convention, held annually in Atlanta, Ga on Labor Day weekend. The parade will take place Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Find out more HERE.

Atlanta Black Pride Weekend

August 26 - September 1

Black Pride Weekend is a week-long celebration that includes various events and activities that both adults and children can enjoy. Find out more HERE.

Chick-Fil-A Kickoff game

August 30

The Chick-Fil-A Kickoff game will take place with Alabama vs. West Virginia. Find out more HERE. To get a full schedule of the Chick-Fil-A fan events happening this weekend, click HERE.

Atlanta Braves vs. Marlins

August 31 and September 1

Take a look at the full Braves schedule HERE.

Georgia Tech Football

August 30

Take a look at the full Georgia Tech football schedule HERE.

Atlanta Motor Speedway

August 30

Learn more about the event HERE.