Labor Day weekend: 16 things to do this weekend in metro Atlanta

As Labor Day weekend arrives, you hopefully have an extra day off from work or school so you can plan some extra activities. You’ll find several festivals taking place this weekend in metro Atlanta, including a Brew Fest at The Battery and a Labor Day themed-celebration in Austell. Or you may want to watch the circus or visit a show with cool cars.

Check out the following 16 things to do this weekend in metro Atlanta:

Cobb

Live! Brew Fest

3 p.m.-6 p.m. (VIP admission starts at 2 p.m.) Sunday, Sept. 5. $40 and up. The Battery Atlanta, 825 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-965-2511. Liveatthebatteryatlanta.com.

Credit: From Live! At the Battery Atlanta’s Facebook page.

Credit: From Live! At the Battery Atlanta’s Facebook page.

Sample more than 100 local craft beers while you eat and enjoy live music. You must be 21 or older to attend.

Art in the Park

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4-Monday, Sept. 6. Free admission. Marietta Square, Glover Park, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta. 404-966-8497. artparkmarietta.com.

See works including jewelry, pottery, painting, glass and more that have been created by artists from around the country.

First Friday Concert Series

6 p.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3. Free, with tables for six for $50. Pedestrian underpass off Main Street, downtown Kennesaw. kennesaw-ga.gov.

Shop and enjoy dinner in downtown Kennesaw before listening to some live music.

Austell Labor Day Festival

10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4. Free admission. downtown Austell. facebook.com.

Celebrate Labor Day by watching a parade, visiting street vendors, listening to live music, taking the kids to a petting zoo and oohing and aahing over fireworks.

DeKalb

Tucker Day

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4. Free. Downtown Tucker. Tuckerday.com.

Gather in downtown Tucker for a day of fun, music, a parade and more.

Sunset Yoga

7 p.m.-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6. $12 members ($10 for members with code DNCMemberYoga). Dunwoody Nature Center, 5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody. 770-394-3322. Dunwoodynature.org.

Credit: From dunwoodynature.org.

Credit: From dunwoodynature.org.

Relax and unwind with a full-body flow yoga class under a canopy of trees at sunset. Registration is required, and social distancing will be enforced.

Labor Day Weekend at Stone Mountain

10 a.m.-8 p.m. Lasershow Spectacular starts at 9:30. Saturday, Sept. 4-Monday, Sept. 6. $20 for a socially distanced square for four people, $10 if added to attractions pass. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 800-401-2407. Stonemountainpark.com.

Spend the day exploring Stone Mountain’s attractions before watching the Lasershow Spectacular followed by fireworks.

Caffeine & Octane Car Show

8 a.m.-11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 5. Free. Perimeter Mall, 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. Facebook.com.

Appreciate cars of all different makes and models with a special emphasis on Supras and Super Sports this month.

North Fulton

Drivin N Cryin with Rare Birds

8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4. $15 advance, $20 day of show. From The Earth Brewing Back Porch, 1005 Holcomb Woods Parkway, Roswell. 678-982-2293. Freshtix.com.

Help celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Atlanta-based folk rock group Drivin N Cryin. Bring chairs and a small table if you’d like. Attendees are encouraged to wear a face covering and socially distance if they haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Date Night on the River

5 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. $35 per person ($30 for members). Meet at Don White Memorial Park parking lot, 925 (B) Riverside Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055, ext. 237. Chattnaturecenter.org.

Credit: From chattnaturecenter.org.

Credit: From chattnaturecenter.org.

Bring a picnic and arrive early at 4:30 p.m. to enjoy it at Don White Park. Then take a guided 2.5-hour sunset canoeing trip with all equipment provided.

Spanish Wines and Tapas

6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner. Saturday, Sept. 4. $25 reception, $30 dinner. Publix Aprons Cooking School, 4305 State Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 770-751-8560. Eventbrite.com for reception and eventbrite.com for dinner.

Start with a VIP reception featuring tapas paired with Spanish wines and follow it up with a showcase dinner and demonstration cooking class. You can also attend only the dinner if you’d like to.

Summer Concert Series

6 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4. Free. Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater at Newtown Park, 3150 Old Alabama Road, Johns Creek. calendarwiz.com.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and listen to music from Electric Avenue on a terraced lawn. You can bring in food and non-alcoholic drinks or purchase food and beverages, including beer and wine, from vendors.

Gwinnett

Do Portugal International Circus

8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5 and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6, continuing through Sept. 19. $15-$50. Gwinnett Place Mall, 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth. doportugalcircus.com.

Credit: From dopoprtugalcircus.com

Credit: From dopoprtugalcircus.com

Watch Do Portugal International Circus perform amazing acts in their “Cirque” show.

Flicks on the Bricks

8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3. Free. Duluth Town Green, 3142 Hill St., Duluth. 770-476-3434. duluthga.net.

Enjoy the beloved classic movie “The Wizard of Oz” alongside characters from the movie and themed entertainment.

Song & Dance

8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3 and Saturday, Sept. 4 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 5 and continuing through Sept. 12. $30 and up. Aurora Theatre, 128 East Pike St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222. auroratheatre.com.

Experience a live and in-person musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber that tells its first act entirely in song and its second through dance. Masks are required, and you’ll either need to show proof of either a negative COVID-19 test or vaccination.

Cool Cars & Trains

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4. $12-$18. Southern Railway Museum, 3595 Buford Highway, Duluth. 770-476-2013. Train-museum.org.

Come out to see cool cars and trains and also enter to win prizes and sample some food.