There are many Things To Do in Atlanta in September starting off with Labor Day Weekend. September is traditionally a sports lovers dream. The football season kicks off in high gear with the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Games, Atlanta Falcons, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Georgia Bulldogs. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is on Labor Day Weekend and baseball fans can watch the Atlanta Braves as they position themselves for the post-season playoffs.
Other popular Atlanta events include Dragon*Con and the Atlanta Arts Festival. Of course there’s other entertainment including Atlanta theatre, concerts galore, comedy shows and more!
Things To Do Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta
August 31 – September 1, 2012
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, 2012
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 2012 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 July
- Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies August 31 – September 2
- Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies September 3-6
- Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals September 15-16
- Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins September 25-27
- Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets September 28-30
Visit here for all Atlanta Braves Tickets and Schedule Information.
Georgia Bulldogs Football Games
- Georgia Bulldogs vs. Buffalo Bulls Sept. 1
- Georgia Bulldogs vs. Florida Atlantic Owls Sept. 15
- Georgia Bulldogs vs. Vanderbilt Commodores Sept. 22
- Georgia Bulldogs vs. Tennessee Volunteers Sept. 29
September 5, 2012
Atlanta Music: The King And I - timeless love story features timeless songs including “Shall We Dance,” “Hello Young Lovers” and “Getting to Know You.” Various shows Sept 5,67,8,9, & 11 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
Read More - The King And I – Theater of the Stars
September 6, 2012
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. 6 – Sept. 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain Georgia. For more info please visit www.stonemountainpark.com.
September 7, 2012
Chastain Concert Series: Train – pop rock band from San Fransisco with hits “Hey Soul Sister” and “Drive By.” Train performs live 8 p.m. at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre in North Atlanta.
Read More – Official Train Website.
September 8, 2012
Georgia Tech Football Games – Bobby Dodd Stadium
- Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Presbyterian Blue Hose
- Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Virginia Cavaliers Sept. 15
- Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Miami Hurricanes Sept. 22
- Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders Sept. 29
September 17, 2012
Atlanta Falcons Football: Atlanta Falcons vs Denver Broncos – NFL Monday Night Football pits Peyton Manning against Matt Ryan in what should be an epic home opener for the Dirty Birds. Game time is 8:30 p.m. Are you ready for some football?
September 20, 2012
North Georgia Festival: Helen Oktoberfest, 42nd 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. 20th through Oct. 31st, Helen, Ga.
September 21, 2012
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 21 and 22 in Atlanta’s Piedmont Park. Headliners this year feature Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters.
Read More – Midtown Music Festival.
September 22, 2012
Atlanta Festivals: Sandy Springs Festival 2012 – 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.
Kids Activities: Fourth Saturday Family Fun Day, kids entertainment and educational activities, last of 2010 season features “Our Many Cultures”, Noon – 4 p.m., Centennial Olympic Park, Downtown Atlanta.
Read More – Fourth Saturday Family Fun Days – Centennial Olympic Park.
Football Event: Bank of America Atlanta Football Classic presented by 100 Black Men of Atlanta is one of the nation’s largest Black college football games pitting Florida A&M University against Southern University on the gridiron. The Atlanta sporting event is also 100 Black Men of Atlanta’s largest fundraiser for its mentoring, academic support and scholarship program, Project Success.
The college game takes place at the Georgia Dome on Saturday, September 29, 2012 with kickoff at 3:30 pm.
September 27, 2012
Atlanta Concerts: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, lead singer and flutist from 70′s Celtic rock band performs 8 p.m. at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in North Atlanta.
September 30, 2012
Atlanta Falcons Football: Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers – Cam Newton rolls into town to take on Matt Ryan and the Dirty Birds. Game time is 1:00 p.m. at the Georgia Dome in Downtown Atlanta.
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