Labor Day Weekend 2021 will feature many of the usual festivals, events, and traditions that we’re used to in Atlanta and the extended metro area.
We’re highlighting a few of the special events happening over Labor Day Weekend 2021 in Atlanta.
And, at the very bottom of the post, you’ll find a day-by-day event listing for the entire weekend, from Friday, September 3rd through Monday, September 6th.
Enjoy your holiday weekend!
You may also be interested in:
- The Dragon Con Parade in downtown Atlanta
- The Piedmont Park Arts Festival
- The Summer Shade Festival in Grant Park
- Doggy Con Pageant & Costume Contest in Woodruff Park
- Marietta Art in the Park Festival on Labor Day Weekend
- Atlanta Jazz Festival in Piedmont Park
Labor Day weekend 2021 Atlanta metro area
During this time of frequent cancellations, please verify that an event is actually happening as planned, before you head out.
Don’t forget to scroll down past the highlighted festivals events to the daily event list for Labor Day Weekend — that’s where you’ll find the FREE concerts, movies on the lawn, food truck rallies, etc.
Art in the Park on the Marietta Square
Sept. 4th thru 6th
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Glover Park & the Marietta Square
FREE. This annual fine arts festival features vendor booths, food, live music, and family fun. Highlights include the Chalk Spot (chalked sidewalk art) and Children’s Art Alley.
Get the details about Art in the Park
Atlanta Jazz Festival
Sept. 5th & 6th
11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
FREE. Two stages of live jazz, vendor booths, food trucks, and more.
See the music line-up for Atlanta Jazz Festival
Pioneer Days Festival
Sept. 3rd thru 6th
click for daily hours
Sam Smith Park, Cartersville
$5 admission (kids 10 and under FREE)
$25 unlimited ride wristband
This large-scale carnival features midway rides and games, food, and more. On Labor Day Monday, there will fireworks at dusk.
Read more about Pioneer Days
Atlanta Black Pride Festival
September 4th & 5th
Central Park (midtown ATL)
FREE. This outdoor festival celebrates diversity with live music, food, art, and more. There are also ticketed events related to Black Pride Weekend.
Visit the Black Pride website
Performances thru Sept. 26th
You can still get Hamilton tickets for Labor Day Weekend, although they are going fast. Too pricey for your wallet? You can play the Ham4Ham daily ticket lottery for a chance to buy a pair of tickets at $10 each.
Atlanta has been swept up in one of the hottest trends sweeping the country right now — immersive, interactive exhibits that let you step into an experience, often (but not always) via digital projection. We currently have three immersive exhibits running here:
- Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience at Pullman Yards
- Illuminarium Atlanta’s African Safari in midtown
- The FRIENDS Experience at Perimeter
Lasershow & fireworks at Stone Mountain
Sept. 4th thru 6th
Stone Mountain Park
The end-of-summer bash at Stone Mountain Park includes a nightly laser show, followed by spectacular fireworks, on Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day Monday. Requires paid parking and paid admission to the Lasershow Lawn.
More details here
Sept. 2nd thru 6th
Things are a little different this year — the only way to attend the famed Dragon Con parade on Saturday, Sept. 4th, is to buy a 5-day pass to Dragon Con ($140). If you don’t mind missing the parade (which will be televised and streamed), you can buy one-day passes to Dragon Con for any day but Saturday.
Get more details about attending Dragon Con
Day-by-day list of Labor Day weekend events:
Please double-check the status of recurring events (like yoga in the park) over the holiday weekend.
Friday, September 3, 2021
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Sunday, September 5, 2021
Monday, September 6, 2021