Major Events Coming to Atlanta
August 17: The Fred Amphitheater
Spend an evening with Chris Botti at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater on August 17th. For over two decades, the Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer has amassed multiple Gold and Platinum albums, to become the nation's largest selling instrumental artist. Reserved seats are $40-$55 while lawn seats are $30. Visit Amphitheater.org for tickets and complete show information.
Saturday, August 24: Woodruff Park
The 16th Annual Atlanta German Bierfest is back for an incredible day filled with authentic German beers, music and food. Festival fans will receive a commemorative glass to use to enjoy unlimited samples of more than 35 authentic German Beers. Atlanta area German restaurants and food vendors will serve up authentic cuisine. There will be live music and plenty of family activities. Visit GermanBierfest.com.
Sunday, August 25 2:00pm: The Fox Theatre
WIZARD OF OZ
The Fox Theatre continues its Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival on Sunday, August 25 with "Wizard of Oz" at 2:00 p.m. Single-event access to the Marquee Club is available for purchase for $40 per person. Marquee Club access offers meet-and-greet opportunities with movie characters, adult and kid-friendly movie-themed beverages, rooftop access, private bars and restrooms and much more. Visit FoxTheatre.org.
August 29 - Sept. 2: Downtown Atlanta
Celebrating their 33rd year, Dragon Con returns this Labor Day weekend. Dragon Con is the largest multimedia, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music and film in the world. Dragon Con boasts close to 40 fan-based tracks, a film festival, parade, art show, comics, pop art exhibits and displays, nightly concerts and parties. Visit DragonCon.org for more details.
August 30 - Sept. 1: Venues around Decatur
DECATUR BOOK FESTIVAL
The AJC Decatur Book Festival brings world-class authors and book lovers together in the city of Decatur to celebrate and enjoy book signings, author readings, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more. The festival, free and open to the public, is held over Labor Day weekend each year, with festival events in more than a dozen venues throughout downtown Decatur and Emory University. Visit DecaturBookFestival.com.
August 31: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
This season opens with #2 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide vs. the Duke Blue Devils. The 15th edition of the nation's longest-running kickoff game will feature the first meeting between Duke and Alabama since 2010. The teams will battle for The Old Leather Helmet Trophy, one of college football's newest rivalry-style icons. Kickoff for the nationally televised game is slated for 3:30 p.m. Visit Chick-Fil-AKickoffGame.com.