Parents work 365-days a year, so why not live it up with the littles this Labor Day Weekend? From the world’s biggest sci-fi fantasy gathering (and one just for kids at the Children’s Museum) to plenty of festivals, Atlanta parents have plenty of fun ways to spend family time this weekend. Keep reading for our favorite things to do Labor Day Weekend with kids, below.

Dragon Con

The largest pop culture convention featuring comics, film, TV and gaming includes a parade, contests, an Artist Alley and more. Visit the website for a full schedule and locations, including Covid policies that might affect fan attendance at events. Here's the scoop. 

Labor Day Weekend at Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park honors and appreciates everyday working heroes during its Labor Day Weekend Celebration. Enjoy a day of adventure on family-friendly attractions, then stay into the evening for the Lasershow Spectacular followed by EPIC fireworks all three nights. Don't miss a detail here


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Pioneer Days Festival in Cartersville

The Pioneer Days Festival is a clean, well-lit, family-oriented arts & crafts festival and carnival—with the finest selection of modern rides, food and game concessions—all staffed by courteous, uniformed individuals. Here's what you need to know before you go. 

Family Dance Party at Halcyon

On the first Friday of each month, DJ Jake will play family friendly dance tunes while you show off your best moves, plus fun giveaways and games, too. Kick off Labor Day Weekend with a high-energy dance sesh! Here's the scoop.

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TinyCON at Children's Museum of Atlanta

Calling all Tiny Adventurers—TinyCON® is back! Head to the Children's Museum of Atlanta for the fifth annual two-day celebration of fantasy, science fiction, and fictional universes…just for kids! Nab your tickets for activities galore and train like Jedi, create your own fizzy potions and wands, decorate wings, make Minecraft art, and hunt for Pokémon. Here's the down-low. 

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Labor Day Fun at Six Flags White Water

Celebrate the long weekend by seeing who comes in first place on Wahoo Racer or by bobbing along with the waves in the Atlanta Ocean Wave Pool. Put your taste buds to the test with delicious, savory options at Sternwheeler or create your perfect waffle cone at Beachside Smoothies if you’re in the mood for a sweeter option. Check out these ways to celebrate the holiday weekend at Six Flags White Water!

Cool Cars & Trains in Duluth

Check out cool cars, enjoy good food, win prizes, listen to lmusic, and of course—expliore the trains at this annual car show at the Southeastern Railway Museum. This is the scoop.


Hot Air Balloon Festival at Callaway Gardens

Light up your Labor Day with a three-day celebration at Callaway! Stay and play all day with garden and beach access, food and drink specials, and holiday merchandise. The gardens transform each night with the extraordinary Hot Air Balloon Glow, where balloons illuminate Robin Lake Beach, and then fireworks take over the sky! Surrounded by spectacular scenery, this is one memorable way to welcome September! Find out more here


Mountain Heritage Festival in Blairsville

The Mountain Heritage Festival is a fun fill-filled family event held annually Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day Weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Mountain Life Museum one block south of the square in Blairsville, Georgia. The festival features locally produced handicrafts, traditional foods, music, demonstrations, hands on activities, and live animals help tell the story of life in this rugged land a century ago. Mountain art and crafts, music, living history activities, demonstrations on quilting, spinning, basket making, chair canning, farm animals, and gold panning and activities for children. Here's the down low. 

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—Shelley Massey


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