Labor Day Weekend 2023 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 2023 in Atlanta.
And, at the very bottom of the post, you’ll find a day-by-day event listing for the entire holiday weekend, from Friday, September 1st through Monday, September 4th.
Enjoy your holiday weekend!
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Things to do on Labor Day weekend in Atlanta
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.
You can also find Labor Day Weekend events by browsing our lists of:
♦ Jurassic World: The Exhibition
From August 30th thru September 6th, you can get 20% OFF all tickets to see the Jurassic World immersive exhibit.
Use the promo code BACKTOSCHOOL20ATL to buy tickets online.
The Exhibition, located at Pullman Yards, is a 22,000 square-foot experience based on one of history’s largest blockbuster films franchises. You’ll walk through the iconic Jurassic World gates, encounter life-sized dinosaurs, and explore the richly themed environments. This is a limited engagement at Pullman Yards, located at 225 Rogers St NE, Atlanta, GA 30317. Timed-entry tickets are required.
The exhibit runs Thursday thru Sunday each week.
Tickets prices are lower on Thursdays and Fridays than on weekends.
Children under two years of age are FREE.
more info on Jurassic World
♦ Art in the Park on the Marietta Square
Sept. 2nd thru 4th
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
♦ Pioneer Days Festival
Sept. 1st thru 4th
click for daily hours
Sam Smith Park, Cartersville
$10 admission (kids 10 and under FREE)
This large-scale carnival features midway rides and games, food, and more. If you plan to enjoy the midway rides, the $30 unlimited-ride wristband is the best deal.
Read more about Pioneer Days
♦ Atlanta Black Pride Festival
September 1st thru 4th
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
♦ Drone & Light Show + Fireworks at Stone Mountain
Sept. 2nd thru 4th
Stone Mountain Park
The end-of-summer bash at Stone Mountain Park includes a nightly light show, followed by spectacular fireworks, on Saturday, Sunday, and Labor Day Monday. The light show starts at 9:30, when it’s fully dark — but you can come early, spend the day, and enjoy the other attractions. You’ll need either an Attractions Pass or a Light Show ticket ($5) to attend.
There is currently a Groupon deal for $24.95 for Attractions Passes — that’s about 40% OFF. You can use the deal on Sept. 2nd and 3rd, but Labor Day Monday is a blackout date.
More details here
♦ Dragon Con Parade
The Dragon Con parade is FREE to attend and open to the public.
It happens this year on Saturday, September 2nd at 10 a.m., although the crowds will begin gathering and staking out their spots by 8 a.m.
Get more details about the Dragon Con Parade
♦ Regal Cinemas’ Mystery Movie Monday
For just $5, you can see a new release movie in a special advance screening, before it goes into wide release. But there’s a catch — Regal can’t tell you which movie will be showing, — it’s a mystery! The next Mystery Movie Monday lands on Labor Day, September 4, 2023. All we know is that the movie is rated PG-13 and is 108 minutes long. But it’s a bargain, for sure.
Details for Mystery Movie Monday
♦ FUNBOX: the world’s largest bounce park
This NEW temporary attraction opens on Friday, September 1st at Sugarloaf Mills mall in Lawrenceville. For Labor Day Weekend, there’s a Grand Opening celebration with a special price of $9-12.
Details for FUNBOX Bounce Park
♦ FREE Splash Pads & Spraygrounds
The splash pads, interactive fountains, and spraygrounds in Atlanta are a fun way to cool off and play in the water, without going to a pool. No matter where you live in metro Atlanta, there is most likely a park with a water feature near you — and most of them are FREE. Don’t forget to bring towels and a change of clothes!
Complete list of free water features in metro Atlanta
♦ FREE museum days
The Museums on Us program happens monthly, and the September dates fall over Labor Day Weekend. If you have a credit card from Bank of America, you can get a FREE museum entry at four local Atlanta area museums, including the High Museum of Art and the Atlanta History Center. Take advantage of the free days to see the blockbuster Samurai Armor & Weaponry exhibit at the High!
More info here
♦ Farm Fun
Want to spend an afternoon at a farm?
Here are some options:
♦ South Fulton Scenic Byway
The South Fulton Scenic Byway has been called the loneliest road in metro Atlanta — although the loop is actually made up of four roads. This scenic drive is a 29-mile loop in South Fulton County, just 16 miles south of the airport. Pack some snacks and go for an air-conditioned drive!
Driving directions and more info
♦ Fernbank Science Center and Planetarium
Bring the kids to the Fernbank Science Center, which is one of a handful of ALWAYS FREE museums around metro Atlanta. You can tour the free exhibit hall on Friday, Sept. 1st and Saturday, Sept. 2nd. And on Friday, you can see a planetarium show for just $6, when you purchase through this Groupon deal.
NOTE: Don’t confuse Fernbank Science Center with its flashier cousin, Fernbank Museum of Natural Science, which is a fairly venue to visit.
Details for Fernbank Science Center & Planetarium
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 1, 2023
Saturday, September 2, 2023
Sunday, September 3, 2023
Monday, September 4, 2023