If you are a sports nut, Atlanta is the place to be Labor Day Weekend 2013. There will be a cornucopia of events to tantalize the sense. Below is a sampling of the events:
Top 10 Things To Do in Atlanta 2013 Labor Day Weekend:
- ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE vs. VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES - well, duh. What else did you think would be #1? Saturday, August 31. Gates Open at 3:30pm ET. Kickoff is 5:30pm ET.
- Pep Rallies, Tailgating & Fanzone Saturday, August 31. Lotsa crazy stuff for kids and BIG kids to do around the Dome. Wander around CNN and Centennial Park. The Georgia Aquarium & World of Coca-Cola are close by as well.
- Free Sheryl Crow and Uncle Kracker concert in Centennial Park - Saturday, 2:30PM-4:30PM. Do you think she'll play "All I Wanna Do?"
- JUUUUULIO! Come into ATL early and watch Julio Jones toy with the Jacksonville Jaguars defensive backs in an exhibition game Thursday at 7:30 PM at the Georgia Dome. I doubt it sells out and you might be able to get some cheapies outside the Dome. Maybe you could hide in the bathroom for 2 days and get into the Bama game for free!
- The Red Hot Atlanta Braves are looking pretty darn good. They will be in the middle of a long homestand:
Thu, 8/29 Indians 7:10pm Fri, 8/30 Marlins 7:30pm Sat, 8/31 Marlins 7:10pm Sun, 9/1 Marlins 5:00pm
- Dragon*Con Parade - If you are already downtown, you cannot miss this. For those of you not familiar with Dragon*Con, it is the Atlanta version of ComicCon Sci-Fi & Fantasy convention but with less Hollywood phonies. The parade is made up of hardcore fans who dress up as their favorite fictional character and march down Peachtree Street. Klingons, Stormtroopers, zombies, X-Men, Sailor Moons, and more: Saturday, 10am-?.
NASCAR - Let your redneck flag fly! Friday is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Qualifying & Sprint Car Shootout $20, kids under 12 free with adult ticket. Saturday is not applicable since you will be downtown. Right? Sunday is the AdvoCare 500 under the lights, 7:30pm. Drinking is encouraged.
How about a college football Triple-Header? Saturday, a once-storied program Georgia Tech takes on mighty Elon at historic Bobby Dodd Stadium, 12pm. In all seriousness, it is kind of a cool old stadium albeit small and outdated. Also, you can trod where the Bear once trod. It should be an easy ticket outside the stadium.
- Friday at the Georgia Dome, scout the Tide's October 5th opponent Georgia State as they battle Birmingham's own Samford Bulldogs at 7pm. Tickets should be plentiful. They may even pay YOU to go.
- The Varsity - It will be packed but if you love fast food that is not good for you, don't miss this joint only a stone's throw away from Tech's stadium.
Looking for a hotel downtown? Fugetaboutit!
Parking will be expensive and traffic jammed. I suggest taking MARTA.