12 things to do this Labor Day weekend in metro Atlanta

Labor Day weekend is here and hopefully you have an extra day off from work or school for fun activities, like catching performances at the circus or visiting an exciting car show.

You will also 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.

Check out the following 12 things to do this weekend in metro Atlanta:


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution contributed to this report.





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