Atlanta will be a little busier than usual this weekend than the normal. The city expects over 500,000 people to visit Atlanta for Labor Day weekend because of the major events coming:
- The Falcons are playing the Jaguars on Thursday.
- The Braves have games against the San Diego Padres at Turner Field.
- UGA’s game against UNC.
- There’s an AC/DC concert coming to Philips Arena.
- Dragon*Con (Over 70,000 people expected)
- Black Gay Pride Weekend
- Labor Day Weekend
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Emily Murray from Georgia’s Department of Economic Development told WABE, “Atlanta is going to look like something from a sci-fi movie. We’ll have super heroes, storm troopers, hobbits and more. The parade downtown is just a big party.”
Atlanta city officials advise taking MARTA downtown during the busy weekend.
Economically, Labor Day tends to be the biggest weekend for Atlanta.