• FREE in September: Museums, movies, music

    By: Nelson Hicks


    There's plenty to see and do for FREE in September around the Atlanta area. Here are some of the top picks:

    Sept. 14 Brooke Street Park Summer Concert Series

    Head to Alpharetta to hear enjoy another Home y Dark concert experience. Bring your food and friends for a memorable night!

    Sept. 21 Museum Day

    Smithsonian Magazine hosts the celebration that gives people a chance to visit local museums for free. The Booth Western Art Museum, Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum and Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History are among the museums participating. A ticket is required and is good for two people. Download one at the website.

    Ultimate Family Tailgate

    Football fans are invited to cheer on the Georgia Bulldogs at Mall of Georgia's second annual Ultimate Family Tailgate. Families can enjoy children's activities and live music from local singer Chris Hamrick before watching UGA take on Notre Dame on the LED screen at 8 p.m.! Attendees 21 years and older can also grab a drink from one of The Village's restaurants to sip while watching the game on the lawn, including The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Changs, Tin Lizzy's, Marlow's Tavern and Smokey Bones. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit back and enjoy the festivities.

    Sept. 23 Jon Pardi, RaeLynn at Pandora Live

    The country music stars will play the Buckhead Theatre as part of the Pandora Live concert series. You must RSVP to gain entrance.

    Sept. 28 East Atlanta Strut

    Join 10,000 people in the east Atlanta Village for a day or parades, shopping, eating, drinking, live music, a kids village and more. Don't miss the parade that starts at 2 p.m.

    Sept. 28 Natonal Public Lands Day

    Celebrate the day with free entrance into the country's National Parks.

    Sept. 1-30 Legoland Teacher Appreciation Month

    School staff and faculty can get in free to Legoland Discovery Center this month

    Plan Ahead

    Oct. 5 BCC fall concert featuring Bret Michaels

    The lead singer of the band Poison will perform at the Buford Community Center. Starship and KRP Band will open.

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