4 best spots to view the Dragon Con parade in all its glory 

For its 32nd anniversary, Dragon Con is taking its parade to a new level.

If you're the type who needs to see the costumes up close, here are some suggested vantage points for getting a great view of the action.

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This is where the parade begins at 10 a.m. sharp Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018.

Caterina O'Sullivan lives in metro Atlanta and is a Dragon Con veteran.

"I always walk around where they start, because the cosplayers are hanging out with their group and you can walk around and get great pics," she said. "They're more excited then and willing to pose."

O'Sullivan said it can be difficult to find everyone, because the parade may start with cosplayers split into groups. Still, the options below are a few good spots to choose if you're looking for photo opportunities and memories before and during the parade.

Marriott Marquis

This is one of the host hotels of Dragon Con, and the parade ends just outside.

While the cosplayers may be too tired to pose for pictures by this point, standing outside the Marriott gives you a great view of the parade's finale.

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Fire of Brazil

On the corner of Peachtree Street NW and Andrew Young International Boulevard, a parking deck sits over the restaurant Fire of Brazil.

"It's super crowded on street level," said Allyson Busch, a McDonough resident who has attended Dragon Con three years in a row.

She says you need to arrive early to get a good spot on the deck, but it gives you a high vantage point to watch the parade as it turns onto Andrew Young.


If you're looking for another elevated viewing point, there's a parking deck above Hsu's on Andrew Young International Boulevard. Again, be sure to get there early to find a good spot on the deck.

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Peachtree Street and Linden Avenue

Here's a nifty map to ensure you've got the best view Saturday. 

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