There are many Things To Do in Atlanta in September starting off with Labor Day Weekend. September is traditionally a sports lovers dream. The Advocare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series bills itself is the largest Labor Day Weekend party in the nation. The football season kicks off in high gear with the Atlanta Falcons, Georgia Bulldogs, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Baseball fans can watch the first-place Atlanta Braves as they get ready for another post-season playoff run.
Popular Atlanta area-events include Dragon*Con, North Georgia State Fair, and the Music Midtown Festival. Other September Festivals featured are the Yellow Daisy Festival, Art In The Park, Atlanta Arts Festival and the Sandy Springs Festival.
Things To Do Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta
August 31, 2013
Georgia Tech Football Games – Bobby Dodd Stadium
- Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Elon Phoenix Aug. 31
- Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Sept. 21
- Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Virginia Tech Hokies Sept. 26
August 31 – September 1, 2013
Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Concert – FREE CONCERT starring Sheryl Crow and sponsored by 680 The Fan. Gates open 12pm at Centennial Olympic Park.
Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game(s)
The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game weekend will features two exciting games. The first college football game will showcase NC State versus Tennessee on Friday, August 31. The second game will highlight two SEC powerhouses with Auburn facing Clemson on Saturday, September 1.
August 31 – September 2, 2013
Atlanta Racing – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Labor Day Classic 500, a.k.a. the AdvoCare 500. Thousands of people will come days ahead to camp out for what is the best single day attended sporting-event in metro Atlanta.
The Labor Day Classic 500 takes place at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia and features three days of NASCAR racing.
August 31 – NASCAR Camping World Truck Atlanta 200
September 1 – NASCAR Nationwide Series Night Race – Great Clips 300
September 2 – AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Visit Atlanta NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for details including tickets and scheduling.
Atlanta Events: Dragon*Con – the largest, craziest multimedia, sci -fi and fantasy convention in the world. Popular events include Night at the Aquarium, Celebrity Signings, Walk of Fame, Dragon*Con PArade, Apocalypto Disco, Dragon*Con Burlesque, The Late Night Puppet Slam, Wrestling, Hickman’s Killer Breakfast and the Guest of Honor Awards Banquet.
The annual Dragon Con Parade takes place 10 a.m., September 1 on Peachtree Street. There will be plenty of cool costumes and kids will enjoy the multitude of Star Wars, Star Trek and superhero characters.
Please visit Dragon Con 2013 to find more information on the Dragon Con Parade and Convention.
Atlanta Braves Baseball: Atlanta Braves have some big games this month as they battle for the National League East Division title. The Braves will take on the first place Washington Nationals, New York Mets, Phillies, Rockies and Marlins at Turner Field.
Atlanta Braves Baseball Homes Games for September
- Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins August 30 – September 1
- Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets September 2-4
- Atlanta Braves vs. San Diego Padres September 13-15
- Atlanta Braves vs. Milwaukee Brewers September 23-25
- Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies September 26-29
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Labor Day September 2, 2013
Atlanta Concert: Allman Brothers Band & Grace Potter and the Nocturnals– the ultimate southern rock band performs with special guest Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. The Allman Brothers are famous for their jam style concert featuring rock, blues, jazz and country styles of music. Show time is Monday 8 p.m. at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park.
September 5-8, 2013
Atlanta Festival: Yellow Daisy Festival, voted one of the top five arts & crafts shows in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine, a Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event and winner of multiple awards by the Southeast Festival and Events Association.
The Yellow Daisy Festival runs from Sept. 5 – Sept. 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain Georgia.
More information: Yellow Daisy Festival 2013
September 7, 2013
Georgia Bulldogs home opener against Steve Spurrier and the South Carolina Gamecocks. Go Dogs!
Georgia Bulldogs Football Games
- Georgia Bulldogs vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Sept. 7
- Georgia Bulldogs vs. North Texas Mean Green Sept. 21
- Georgia Bulldogs vs. LSU Tigers Sept. 28
Chastain Concert Series: Diana Ross – Undoubtedly, one of the most successful females artists of all-time, the Motown Diva performs live 8 p.m. at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre in North Atlanta.
Read More – Official Diana Ross Website.
September 8, 2012
Atlanta Concert: Steely Dan – Reel in the years with this fabulous jazz-rock band from the 70′s. Steely Dan performs 8 p.m. at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park in Alpharetta,Ga.
Saturday September 14, 2013
Childrens Activities: Adventure Cubs – formerly Mommy and Me, program for 3 – 4 year-olds and their favorite grown-ups designed to teach toddler-friendly concepts about animals, 10:30 a.m., Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta – Grant Park Historic District.
September 15, 2013
Atlanta Falcons Football: Atlanta Falcons vs St. Louis Rams – The Falcons home opener 1pm at the Georgia Dome. An interesting match-up as Stephen Jackson runs against his former team.
September 19, 2013
Festival: Helen Oktoberfest, 43rd Annual Oktoberfest in the North Georgia mountain town of Helen Ga. features beer, food, dancing and German bands from around the world. Continues everyday from Sept. 19th through Oct. 27th, Helen, Ga.
September 19-29, 2013
North Georgia State Fair feature title this year is “Legends Lions & Lifts”. The event has really grown in size and sports one of the largest permanent roller coasters at any fairgrounds in the U.S. Location for the 11-day North Georgia State Fair is Jim Miller Park 2245 Callaway Rd. Marietta Ga.
More Information: North Georgia State Fair – Atlanta GA Today
September 20, 2013
Atlanta Exhibit: Atlanta Fall Home Show 2012 – three-day expo featuring the latest trends in home living. The exhibition takes place at the Cobb Galleria Centre in North Atlanta.
Read More – Atlanta Fall Home Show.
Atlanta Festivals: Music Midtown Festival – two-day music extravaganza taking place September 20th and 21st in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park. Headliners this year feature Red Hot Chili Peppers and Journey.
Read More – Midtown Music Festival.
September 21, 2013
Atlanta Festivals: Sandy Springs Festival 2013 – two-day event is one of the top community jubilees in Metro Atlanta attracting thousands from all over Georgia.
Read More – Sandy Springs Festival – Atlanta GA Today.
September 24, 2013
Atlanta Music: Stomp - a unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy. Shows run through Sept. 29th at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
Read More – Stomp Official Site
September 25, 2013
Atlanta Concerts: Kevin Mahogany, jazz singer known for scat singing performs 8 p.m. at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in North Atlanta.
September 29, 2013
Atlanta Falcons Football: Atlanta Falcons vs New England Patriots – Tom Brady rolls into town to take on Matt Ryan and the Dirty Birds. Sunday Night Football Game can be viewed on ESPN. Game time is 8:30pm at the Georgia Dome in Downtown Atlanta.
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