One City, Two Ways: Labor Day in Atlanta

Labor Day in Atlanta
Labor Day in Atlanta

Each Labor Day weekend, thousands of fans from two very different groups converge upon Atlanta. College football draws the sports fanatics while sci-fi enthusiasts gather for one of the largest fantasy conventions in the country. Those seeking to feed their love of sports or release their inner geek will find a wide array of fun-filled activities during the extended weekend.

The sports fanatic: This weekend heralds the return of college football and the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game features a match-up of top-25 teams when Auburn battles Louisville for the Old Leather Helmet Trophy on Sept. 5 at the Georgia Dome.

The sci-fi enthusiast: Dragon Con - the largest multimedia, pop culture gathering focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics and more – is celebrating its 29th year in Atlanta. The parade on Sept. 5 travels through Downtown and is the best place to pull up a chair and commence people watching.

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Established in 1913, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, nonprofit organization created to favorably impact the Atlanta economy through conventions and tourism.