Labor Day Weekend Events:

Parents, there are tough choices to make when it comes to events this weekend. Kids can meet their favorite authors at the Decatur Book Festival, stroll through art vendors galore in Marietta at the Art in the Park or catch the parade at the Love the Lake Festival. With so many to events to choose from, you're sure to be busy!
For more local events and happenings visit our calendar page.

  • Decatur Book Festival- Decatur Square
    Browse through hundreds of books, meet with best-selling authors, enjoy poetry and novel readings, music and live theatrics, visit the interactive children’s area, and participate in a festival-wide scavenger hunt. Aug. 31- Sept. 2. Parade at 9:45 a.m. on Sat. and 11:45 a.m. on Sun.
    Visit for scheduled events and times.
    556 N.Mcdonough St., decatur.
    404-471-5769. Free.


  • Art in the Park. Glover Park- Marietta Square
    Come celebrate fine arts from all over the country. kids can join the juried sidewalk chalk art competition or help build the Cityscape, a 3d model of Marietta made of recycled materials. Be sure to check out the inflatables and artist stations.
    Sept. 1-3. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Historic Marietta Square.
    770-592-7180. Free.
  • Powers’ Festival. Power’s Pavilion
    For over 40 years, this charity event has been raising money through its wide selection of entertainment. Enjoy arts, crafts, food vendors, face painting, inflatable slides, live entertainment and much more.
    Sept. 1-3. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    4766 W. Hwy 34, Newnan. 770-253-2011.
    Adults, $7; children 12 and younger, free.
  • Pioneer Day Festival. Sam Smith Park
    Celebrate Labor day with carnival rides and games, arts and crafts vendors, festival foods, live entertainment and handcraft demos.
    Aug. 31-Sept. 3. Fri., 4-11 p.m., Sat.-Sun., noon-11 p.m., Mon., noon-10 p.m.
    1155 douthit Ferry Rd., Cartersville. 770-974-9033.
    Adults, $5; ages 12 and younger, free. Unlimited rides each day, $20 wristbands.
  • Love the Lake Festival. Lake Acworth at Cauble Park.
    Over 150 arts & crafts vendors as well as food, live entertainment, ski demonstrations and a large kids Zone. Festival kicks off with the parade. 
    Sat. Sept. 1-2. Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., noon-6 p.m.
    770-423-1330. Admission and shuttles, free.

Beyond Atlanta

  • Callaway’s Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival. Callaway Gardens.
    Watch the skies light up with a balloon glow on Friday evening and stick around for balloon launches Sat. and Sun. in the  mornings and evenings. Between balloon launches, experience all the food, music and entertainment that Robin Lake has to offer on its last weekend of operation for the year.
    Aug. 31-Sept. 3.
    Visit for scheduled events and times.
    Hwy 27, Pine Mountain. 706-663-2281.
    Adults, $25; ages 6-12, $12.50; children 5 and younger, free.
  • Labor Day Beach Bash. Tybee Island.
    Enjoy free live entertainment and fireworks at the Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion. There will be an oceanfront beach party with music by the Swingin’ Medallions and fireworks will be set off 30 minutes after dark over the Atlantic Ocean.
    Sept. 2, 7-11 p.m. Stand Ave., Tybee Island.
    912-652-6780. Free.

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