• Thousands line the streets for Dragon Con Parade 2018


    ATLANTA - Get ready to fight the crowds this Labor Day weekend, Atlanta.

    More than 700,000 people are expected to pack the city over the weekend and it all starts with the biggest crowd drawer: the Dragon Con Parade.

    People dressed in their best cosplays lined the streets downtown at 7 a.m. to get the best spots for the parade, which began at 10 a.m.


    The parade started at Peachtree Street and Linden Avenue and headed south on Peachtree. You can expect the parade to cross intersections at Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard Northeast, Baker Street and John Portman Boulevard.

    The route lasts about three-quarters of a mile before turning left onto Andrew Young International Boulevard and then another left onto Peachtree Center Avenue. It ends a block later in between the Marriott and the Hyatt.

    If you don't want to deal with traffic, there are several MARTA stations close to the parade:

    Dragon Con started in Atlanta 32 years ago and this year's attendance is expected to be 82,000. 

    Other big events over Labor Day include the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Georgia Tech's season opener and Atlanta Black Gay Pride. 

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