Labor Day Activities Around and About Alpharetta

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Labor Day is a celebration of worker’s rights and the triumphs that the labor movement has gained over the last couple of centuries. In the United States, Labor Day takes place on the first Monday of September. For many this day marks the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. (  Many families typically celebrate the holiday with family and friends and plan picnics.  Here are some events planned in and around Alpharetta over Labor Day weekend:

Sunday, August 31  13th Annual End of Summer Celebration  Centennial High School

Held at Centennial High School (a drug, alcohol and tobacco free school). Featuring music, carnival games, giant inflatables, face painting, our annual twist contest for the kids and spectacular fireworks at dark. Proceeds support many Centennial Clubs. Food provided by Shane’s Ribshack. Sponsored by Aurora Cineplex and The Fringe, Wal-Mart, Sams Club and Fulton County Schools.

5:30 p.m. …………………………… Games and Activities Begin
6:00 p.m. …………………………… The Last Call
7:30 p.m. …………………………… Big Biscuit Band

Lake Lanier Islands “Last Blast of Summer” Themed Labor Day Weekend!!

Georgia Lakeside Destination is the Scene for Live Music, Fireworks, Pick-up Volleyball, Giveaways, Boardwalk Entertainers and More During Weekend-Long Holiday Celebration
Although Summer 2014 doesn’t officially come to a close until September 22 and the LanierWorld season remains in full swing on weekends until September 7, Labor Day Weekend at Lanier Islands - Photo 3Georgia’s Lanier Islands is making plans for a “Last Blast of Summer” themed Labor Day Weekend of epic proportions. Set to take place at the popular lakeside destination’s beach, boardwalk and waterpark district, the celebration will encompass four full days of fun from Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1. The four-day event is sponsored in part by 97.1 The River and Miller Lite®, featuring special giveaways all weekend long – including suite tickets to an Atlanta Falcons game.

Labor Day Weekend events at Lanier Islands will include the following:
Friday, August 29
Live performance by Johnny Summers from 5-9 pm at the beachfront Sunset Cove restaurant
Saturday, August 30
Live performance by Riley Biederer & Rex from 1-5 pm at Sunset Cove restaurant
Register from 4-9 pm at Sunset Cove for a  chance to win suite tickets to an Atlanta Falcons game
Live performance by Old School Horn Band from 6-10 pm on Sunset Cove stage
Live performance by Wylie Coyote Band from 1-5 pm on Big Beach stage
Sunday, August 31
Live remote with Clapper & 97.1 The River from 2-6 pm at Sunset Cove
Live performance by Evan Greenstein from 2-6 pm at Sunset Cove restaurant
Register from 4-9 pm at Sunset Cove for a chance to win suite tickets to an Atlanta Falcons game
Live performance by Fly Betty Band from 6-10 pm on Sunset Cove stage
Live performance by Wylie Coyote Band from 3-7 pm on Big Beach stage
FIREWORKS over the lake after dark
Monday, September 1
Live performance by Ashley Rivera from 2-6 pm at Sunset Cove
Live performance by Wylie Coyote Band from 3-7pm on Big Beach Stage
In addition to the weekend’s jam-packed calendar of events, Lanier Islands’ LanierWorld will be offering up its standard brand of fun in the sun with more than a dozen waterslides and attractions, carnival rides, great food, beach volleyball, talented boardwalk entertainers, and stretch of white sandy beach. Even SpongeBob Square Pants & Patrick will be making the trek from Bikini Bottom to LanierWorld for special appearances and photo ops on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
For guests who don’t want to limit their Labor Day Weekend celebration to just one day of fun, the resort is offering a Labor Day Extravaganza accommodation package for as little as $289-329 per night, based on night of stay.  The package includes: Luxurious overnight accommodations at the Legacy Lodge – which was just named a member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection, daily buffet breakfast for four at Windows Restaurant, $50 resort credit per night of stay, and eight passes to Lanier World or Sunset Cove Beach. For more information or to make reservations, interested parties are encouraged to call 770-945-8787 or visit
About Lanier Islands: Nestled on the southern-most shoreline of Lake Sidney Lanier at the foothills of the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains lies the truly distinctive Lanier Islands. Situated less than 45 miles from downtown Atlanta on 1,500 pristine acres of forests, meadows and beaches, this luxury resort is quickly growing in size, scope and reputation as one of the Southeast’s leading lakeside retreats. As the resort’s crown jewel, Lake Lanier is one of the United States’ most popular man-made lakes, encompassing 38,000 miles of surface area and 690 miles of shoreline in Northeast Georgia. Legacy Lodge and Legacy Villas enhance the resort’s broad assortment of accommodation choices and meeting sites – making it the ideal choice for corporate meetings and company retreats. Popular excursions like fun in the sun at the boardwalk-themed LanierWorld, zip lining through the trees with Lake Lanier Canopy Tours, horseback riding on a lakeside trail from the Equestrian Center, and renting a boat and ski equipment from Harbor Landing make the resort a terrific choice for families vacationing or “staycationing” in the South. Tranquility – the Spa and the picturesque 18-hole course at Legacy on Lanier Golf Club are major draws for visitors looking to relax or play, and with more than 20 wedding venues to choose from, the Resort is rapidly gaining favor with brides- and grooms-to-be as a highly sought-after Destination Wedding site.

Stone Mountain Park has exciting events planned this Labor Day weekend, September 1-3 on Memorial Lawn from 10:30 am. – 7 pm. The lasershow will be at 8:30 pm. 

Stone Mountain park honors and appreciates our Everyday Heroes in a Labor Day Weekend celebration featuring the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision followed by a special fireworks display on all three nights (Friday – Sunday)!

Attraction Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Lasershow and Fireworks: 9 p.m.

Arrive early for a full day of adventure and enjoy all of Stone Mountain Park’s exciting attractions including the Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – The 4-D Experience, an immersive 3-D/4-D adventure starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Vanessa Hudgens. Challenge yourself on SkyHike®, the nation’s largest adventure course, cool off and play in the spray at Geyser Towers® or soar to the top of the mountain on the Summit Skyride…the adventures are endless!

Stay into the evening for the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision® and special fireworks display including a special tribute to all of our hardworking heroes.

Awesome Alpharetta has a listing of fun concerts and activities:

Alpharetta Art in the Park  August 30-31
     Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This outdoor artists market features handcrafted work by local artists who create masterpieces right before your eyes.  Come enjoy the pottery, woodwork, metal work, jewelry creations, handmade children’s clothing, photography, watercolor, oil, soaps and lotions, mosaic art and much more.

Downtown Alpharetta Farmers Market  Aug 30  8:30 a.m. Old Canton Street Downtown Alpharetta
You will find farmers with fruits and vegetables, gardeners with fresh flowers and plants, and makers of all sorts of edible home goods from yummy desserts to local raw honey and homemade sauces and jellies.

August 30 Movies in the Park™ – Canton

Movies in the Park™ returns to North Georgia for another year of free outdoor movies under the stars. The multi-city outdoor movie tour features free children’s activities and family-friendly outdoor movies which are shown in unique and historic settings around Atlanta.

The Canton series which is Sponsored by Northside Hospital Cherokee in association with Southern Outdoor Cinema and The City of Canton, will be hosted in the heart of downtown Canton at Browns Park located off of Elizabeth Street. The park, which is the former site of Governor Brown home, features views of the 1925 City Hall as well as a Memorial Arch (dedicated in 1923).

August 30– Rio 2 (movie @ 8:45)


Have a wonderful and safe Labor Day Weekend!




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