Top 10 things to do this weekend

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Friday, Saturday & Sunday

DragonCon

DragonCon is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention, focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!  

 

LudaDay Weekend

LudaDay Weekend is an annual charity weekend committed to giving back to the Atlanta community through fundraising on behalf of The Ludacris Foundation. Each year NBA players and those in the music industry participate in the highly anticipated celebrity basketball game. It will be held at GSU Sports Arena on Sunday at 1 p.m.


Atlanta Black Pride Weekend  

This event includes a large gay community musical festival on Sunday in Piedmont Park.  There are also separate events for men and women.   The event celebrates a unifying force that provides the resources to promote and accomplish goals in human rights, education, outreach, and a better understanding within our community of people from ALL walks of life.  

 

Decatur Book Festival

The 9th annual Decatur Book Festival in historic downtown Decatur square includes world-class authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, booksellers, and artists for a weekend filled with literature, music, food, art, and fun.  

 

Labor Day at Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain Park celebrates working heroes with a laser show and fireworks for three nights at Stone Mountain Park.  Park goers can arrive early for a full day of adventure and enjoy all of Stone Mountain’s exciting attractions, including a 3-D/4-D adventure starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vanessa Hudgens! 

 

Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival

This festival offers a balloon glow, balloon flights, tethered rides, skydivers, a 5K, a classic car show and live music at Callaway Gardens.  In its 16th year, this family-friendly event also includes live music, beach activities, a Kids zone, and more! 


Friday, Saturday

National Puppet Slam

Experience the beauty, ingenuity, and hilarity of the best adult puppet slams from across the country at the Center for Puppetry Arts. 

 

Saturday & Sunday

Imagine Music Festival (IMF)

IMF is a two-day dance music festival that features multiple stages hosting the world’s top musicians, DJs, and bands.  The festival is conveniently located in the Historic Old Fourth Ward Park & Masquerade Music Park.

Art in the Park

Art in the Park has been a part of Marietta Square’s history since 1986.  This Marietta signature event and tradition celebrates the arts, featuring local and national artists from around the country.  Also included is an artist’s market, children’s art alley and the famous Painted Pots.


Friday

Buckhead Bar Bash

A ticket to this weekend block party includes admission to 15 bars, entertainment, and some free food and drinks.  A free catered dinner at East Andrews is from 6p-8p.

 

Sunday

NASCAR Sprint Cup Night Racing

Join the fun at Atlanta’s Motor Speedway for the Biggest Labor Day Party in the USA!  Enjoy the Sprint Cup Series on a lighted track! 


Next week

Comedy at the Atlanta Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theater

Norm McDonald from "Saturday Night Live" visits the Atlanta Improv Comedy Club and Dinner Theater. Tom Arnold and Paul Reiser are on the upcoming schedule, too.


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