Picture: DragonCon 2011 with Sam Huntington and Sam Witwer of Syfy’s Being Human
DragonCon and the Infamous DragonCon Parade (Downtown, Hyatt, Hilton and Marriot Marquis hotels)
Thursday, August, 29th to Monday, September 2nd
Time: All day and night
Parade: 10 am on Saturday, August 31st
Why go: The best people watching of the year with your exclusive change to watch the clash of football fans and nerds! Epic! Plus, where else can you see Darth Vader, Superman and the cast of True Blood mix it up on the streets/hotels of Atlanta? I smell a dance-off.
Website/link for times and more information: http://www.dragoncon.org/
Saturday, August 31st
Time: Fan Zone is 11 am to 4:30pm, Game: 5:30pm, Concert noon to 4:30pm
Why go: It’s the official kick-off to college football season even if your team isn’t playing or if you haven’t seen Sheryl Crow in concert, this is your chance.
Website/link for times and more information: http://chick-fil-akickoffgame.com/
IF YOU WANT TO AVOID DOWNTOWN:
Decatur Book Festival (Decatur, GA)
Friday, August 30th to Sunday, September 1st
Time: All day
Why go: If you really love books, this is the festival for you.
Website/link for times and more information: http://www.decaturbookfestival.com/2013/index.php
ALSO THIS WEEKEND:
Art in the Park in Marietta Square all weekend. http://artparkmarietta.com/
3rd Annual Buckhead Kick-Off Weekend Bar Crawl: Friday, August 30th: https://www.facebook.com/events/641602145858865/
Kick-Off Weekend Party at Pool Hall/5p/Irby Ave: Friday, August 30th: https://www.facebook.com/events/1376754429211909/
Great Atlanta Beer Festival: Saturday, September 7th.
Music Midtown Festival: Friday, September 20th to Saturday, September 21st.
Taste of Chamblee: Saturday, September 28th.