It wouldn’t be Labor Day Weekend without the throngs of costumed visitors wandering around downtown Atlanta. Yep, it’s time for Dragon Con again.
The Dragon Con parade is free and open to the public. It happens this year on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 10 a.m., although the crowds will begin gathering and staking out their spots by 8 a.m.
Bring the kids, put on your own costumes, and watch elaborate cosplayers march through downtown Atlanta.
- The parade kicks off at the corner of Peachtree Street and Linden Avenue.
- It will proceed south on Peachtree all the way to to Andrew Young International Blvd.
- It will turn left onto AYI Blvd and one block to Peachtree Center Avenue, where it will turn left again.
- The parade will then proceed a block and a half northward to end in front of the Marriott Marquis Hotel.
Last year, 80,000 people turned out for Dragon Con events and festivities. Hint: Take MARTA!
Dragon Con is one of the largest science fiction and fantasy conventions in the world.
Visit the parade’s web page. (Includes a map of the parade route)
TIP: If you really can’t handle the parade crowds, just head downtown anytime from Friday through Sunday. Take MARTA to Peachtree Center Station, then just wander around the area. You’ll see plenty of elaborate costumes. Or check out the lobbies of these downtown hotels: Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Hilton Atlanta, Sheraton Atlanta, and Westin Peachtree Plaza.
It is so imperative that you ride MARTA downtown, that the good folks at MARTA have put together several detailed guides to help demystify the process for infrequent riders.
These guides are highly recommended:
Check out last year’s parade:
More Labor Day Weekend fun around Atlanta:
Friday, August 30, 2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Monday, September 2, 2019