It’s a different kind of Labor Day weekend, with many of the traditional events canceled. The good news is, the weathermen say the rain will hold off for a change, so you can get outdoors and find some fun.
We’ve listed a few ideas for things to do.
At the very bottom of the post, you’ll find our regular free-and-cheap event listing for the entire weekend, from Friday through Monday.
Enjoy your holiday weekend!
Outdoor activities for Labor Day weekend
Visit an outdoor market
The Marietta Square Artisan Market takes place this Saturday — get the details here.
There are also a handful of Farmers Markets happening — find out when and where.
Wander through a car show
The Caffeine and Octane car show takes place near Perimeter Mall on Sunday morning.
Go to a drive-in movie
There are quite a few drive-in movies happening around the metro area this weekend — and there is finally no rain in the forecast!
Details on drive-in movie theaters
Complete list of outdoor summer movies
Enjoy a FREE outdoor concert
Head to Park Tavern in midtown Atlanta on Sunday night for a free Sunset Sessions concert.
Explore the South Fulton Scenic Byway
Roll the car windows down, open the sunroof, and enjoy the views of the countryside — without going far from home. The South Fulton Scenic Byway has been called the loneliest road in metro Atlanta — and it is so gorgeous, you won’t believe you’re still in Fulton County. Remember to make a plan for safe and hygienic bathroom breaks!
Get the route details
Walk the shady nature trail at Murphey Candler Park
Murphey Candler Park is a popular neighborhood green space — and a hidden treasure for those who don’t know about it yet. The nature trail and boardwalk over marshland are the highlight of the park.
Details on the nature trail
Explore the Murmuration interactive art installation
A new, interactive art installation is now open on the grounds of the Woodruff Arts Campus, on the plaza outside the High Museum. As with all outdoor exhibits, it is FREE for the public to explore. More details on Murmuration
See the new Dinosaur Explore exhibit at Stone Mountain Park — at a discount!
Thanks to a current deal, you can get $5 off regular-price admission, when you buy in advance and online. You must purchase by midnight on Sunday, and use the ticket by Monday, September 7.
Get more info
Head to a Georgia State Park
Many of the parks are open again for hiking and picnics.
Get the details here.
Watch the animals at Zoo Atlanta — at a discount!
Thanks to a current Groupon deal, you can save a few bucks. Remember, tickets are sold for specific time slots now, to manage the crowds.
Enjoy cocktails in the garden
Head to the Atlanta Botanical Garden for a special cocktail hour this weekend. It’s a cash bar, and the event is included in a regular garden admission. (Remember, you need a timed ticket now — best to buy online in advance.) While you’re there, check out the giant topiary figures in the special exhibit Alice’s Wonderland Re-Imagined.
More info on ABG, cocktails, and the special exhibit
Grill a delicious meal at home
If you’re staying home this weekend, consider getting a delivery of fresh meat, seafood, or sausage for grilling — order for home delivery from Farmers & Fishermen Purveyors, a restaurant supplier who moved to a consumer model when the restaurants shut down.
Read our report about Farmers & Fishermen Purveyors here.
Day-by-day list of Labor Day weekend events:
Friday, September 4, 2020
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Sunday, September 6, 2020