Atlanta might not be top of mind for a quick getaway, but one visit will change all that. With some extra free time on the calendar like, say, Labor Day, there’s no better time to see just how much this city’s got going on. Labor Day in Atlanta is packed with things to do, and that’s just in one day….
Ready to learn what to do in Atlanta for Labor Day? Let’s jump right in.
1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Let Stone Mountain Park show you how to do Labor Day the way it was intended. Prepare for cuteness overload and root for your favorite breed at Jump! The Ultimate Dog Show. After sunset, get lit by the Lasershow Spectacular and fireworks three nights in a row. (Psst: Flame cannons make an appearance.)
Various locations, Old 4th Ward
This music festival will take your mind off work with laidback vibes and chill music over five days. Bliss out to soul, house, Afrobeat, and other groove-filled genres and explore the Edgewood Club District in the Old 4th Ward neighborhood between sets.
10 Northside Drive
Atlanta, GA 30314
Food is one of the best ways to get to know a place, especially in the American South. Get to the heart and soul of Atlanta at this food and music festival. Hold on to your hat, because things get bottomless at BrunchTOSA, where you can opt for free-flowing mimosas or sangria while taking down chicken and waffles. All that and a side of live R&B and soul.
PO Box 16459
Atlanta, GA 30321-0459
Slip into the sci-fi and fantasy ‘verse and embrace your inner pop culture nerd. This five-day convention is the largest gathering in the genre and will send you to the final frontier of fun. Contests, events, panels, workshops—your captain’s log hasn’t seen this much activity in light years.
1235 Chattahoochee Avenue NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Shake up your world view and try out something new and innovative. This week-long event invites attendees to open their heart and mind to experience 29 distinct installations and artistic visions. Make your own art, take in live performances, and drink in the spirit of inclusivity and collaboration.
500 10th Street NE
Labor Day just got loud and rowdy in the best possible way at this Atlanta blues BBQ. Spend the day with acts like Selwyn Birchwood, Lil Joe Burton & the Atlanta Horns, Larry Griffith, Bill Sheffield & Sandra Senn, and more while enjoying smoky Williamson Brothers Bar-B-Q.
Set your tasks aside, take the break you’ve earned, and spend Labor Day in Atlanta. The city’s social calendar is so full, the only hard work you’ll be doing is picking your poison. Or expand your choices and extend your trip. Afterall, living the good life in Atlanta deserves to be savored.
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