Wondering what to do in Atlanta over Labor Day weekend?

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It shouldn’t be a BIG surprise that there are lots of things going on around the ATL for Labor Day weekend. Whether you want to take a quick jaunt down to Atlanta Motor Speedway, or stay close to your home, there are plenty of events and activites for you and your family and friends to choose from. Here are just a few events put together by www.AtlantaGAToday.com:

1) Art in the Park at Historic Marietta SquareARP
The Art in the Park festival in Marietta consists of artists who travel from all over the United States to showcase their talents. Artist’s works feature paintings, graphics, sculptures, jewelry, photography, pottery, and much more. Sept. 5 – Sept. 7 10:00am – 5:00pm For more information visit www.mariettainthepark.com

2) NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Atlanta Motor Speedway
There are two great events at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday: the NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifyingand then the Labor Day Weekend Degree V12 300. On Sunday night, the Pep Boys 500 will be held for the 1st time ever at AMS.

3) Dragon*Con Parade in Downtown Atlanta
Dragon*Con specializes in science fiction and fantasy and takes place Sept. 4 – Sept. 7 at the Hyatt in Downtown Atlanta. If you see Klingons walking around downtown Atlanta or at Woodruff Park Saturday morning, you’ll know why. You might even see a Klingon wedding!

4) U.S. 10K Classic, Family Festival and Kid’s Classic Races
The Family Festival gets underway Saturday 10:00am at Galleria Gardens next to the Galleria Complex – just a few miles east of our communities in Riley’s Walk, West Village and Stonehaven. The free festival includes an artist’s market, a huge interactive kids’ area, free samples, fitness equipment and interactive displays. www.us10k.org

Kid’s Classic Races consist of .5 (ages 6 and under) and 1 (ages 7-11) mile races commencing at 11:00am on Saturday Sept. 5, 2009. Labor Day features several races including the Men’s 100K Cycling Sprint, Women’s 10K Cycling Sprint and finishes with the U.S. 10K Classic.

5) Catch a Braves Game! Atlanta Braves vs Cincinnatti Reds at Turner Field
It’s a great time of year to take the family to see the Braves battle the Red for a spot in the playoffs. Games scheduled between the Braves and Reds are Friday 7:35pm, Saturday 7:10pm, and Sunday 1:35pm. And the weather looks to be great! And save some $$ by buying your tickets at the Turner Field box office!

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