You can peruse items from more than 400 artists along the park’s events meadow and adjacent paved trails before taking your kids to play games in the Children’s Corner.
Atlanta Greek Festival
It’s been 42 years since the inaugural festival combined Greek cuisine and live entertainment in a festival setting.
Enjoy live music from headliners Alpha-Omega Sound and dance shows by local artists, or visit the drive-through on your lunch break to grab a gyro sandwich, or a chicken lathorigano plate — the latter comprised of broiled chicken basted with a marinade of oil, lemon and oregano, rice pilaf, green beans, spanakopita and a roll.
Hip-Hop and R&B fans will get to hear some of the most popular artists from the genres today, as well as pioneers on Sept. 10. Atlanta collective Dungeon Family will bring artists such as Big Boi, CeeLo Green and Killer Mike to the Lakewood Amphitheatre stage ahead of headliners Erykah Badu and Ice Cube. Andra Day, Gary Clark Jr. and Jazmine Sullivan are also scheduled to perform.
Twenty One Pilots, The Killers, Beck, Leon Bridges, James Bay, DNCE and Raury are among this year’s Music Midtown lineup. The popular two-day festival takes place in Piedmont Park, giving viewers a great view of the city as they listen to their favorite artists.
Dragon Con and its loyal attendees (about 75,000 people are expected to participate this year) will take to the streets of downtown Atlanta to celebrate the convention's 30th anniversary.
Celebrate Labor Day weekend Sept. 2-5 with celebrity apperances, cosplay, a parade and more.
Overwhelmed by all of Dragon Con's options? Read our guides to decide what you should attend:
Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade
The Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade will kick off Art on the Atlanta Beltline on Sept. 10. The South's largest temporary public art exhibition is free and features more than 150 works of visual and performing arts. According to the Beltline's website, more than 60,000 people attended the parade, which combines light, music and art, in 2015.
The exhibit will remain on the Beltline through mid-November.
Halloween may seem far away, but the annual activities surrounding the spooky day are about to get revved up. Six Flags’ Fright Fest will give crowds an opportunity to fight through mobs of “infected people” in their new scare zone before they experience a new haunted maze. In total, attendees can enjoy 8 scare zones, six mazes and six live shows.
Fright Fest begins Sept. 24 and runs through Oct. 31.
Go to a concert
Whether you’re looking to revisit the golden days of the Bad Boy era or a country fan looking forward to the Darius Rucker concert, there are plenty of concerts to attend in Atlanta in September.
Out on Film
Atlanta’s oldest LGBT film festival will once again offer eight days of screenings. About 100 feature films, documentaries and short films will play at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema Sept. 29-Oct. 6.
Atlanta Black Pride
The beginning of September also marks the beginning of Atlanta Black Pride. Events created to celebrate and educate minority members of the LGBT community on important social topics will extend through the first full week in September, with staples such as the PureHeat Community Festival taking place Labor Day weekend.
In the Life Atlanta, Traxx Girls and Queendom are among the organizations that will be hosting Pride events throughout the week.
We've compiled a list of 7 can't-miss Atlanta Black Pride events to help you sort through all of your options.