Large crowds expected in Atlanta Labor Day weekend, list of events

Atlanta police prep for Labor Day weekend

- Police are expecting about 500,000 people to be in Atlanta this Labor Day weekend for the fourteen events scheduled throughout the city. 

Police are urging event-goers to be safe, plan ahead for delays and to consider taking MARTA.

The following events are taking place this weekend: 

Friday, September 2, 2016

  • Black Gay Pride Weekend (Downtown/Midtown area, Expected Crowd: 30,000)             
  • DragonCon 2016 (10 a.m. Downtown area, Expected Crowd: 60,000)          
  • Georgia State Univ. v. Ball State (7 p.m. Georgia Dome, Expected Crowd: 5,000)

Saturday, September 3, 2016

  • DragonCon 2016 Parade (9 a.m. Downtown area, Expected Crowd: 75,000)              
  • Black Gay Pride Weekend (Downtown/Midtown area, Expected Crowd: 30,000)
  • Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Tailgate (11 a.m. West Plaza, Expected Crowd: 5,000)
  • Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game FanZone (11 a.m. GWCC, Expected Crowd: 10,000)           
  • Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game (5:30 p.m. Georgia Dome, Expected Crowd: 50,000)              

Sunday, September 4, 2016

  • DragonCon 2016 (Downtown area, Expected Crowd: 60,000)             
  • “PureHeart Festival” (Noon, Piedmont Park, Expected Crowd: 30,000)              
  • Atlanta Dream v. Storm (6 p.m. Philips Arena, Expected Crowd: 5,000)
  • House in the Park (Grant Park, Expected Crowd: 15,000)
  • EAV Runfest (2 p.m. 470 Flat Shoals Avenue, Expected Crowd: 500)   

Monday, September 5, 2016

  • DragonCon 2016 (Downtown area, Expected Crowd: 60,000)
  • Black Gay Pride Weekend (Downtown/Midtown area, Expected Crowd: 30,000)
  • Big Peach Sizzler 10K (Chamblee to Buckhead, Expected Crowd: 2,000)  

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