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. (http://holidaymaven.hubpages.com/hub/The-Meaning-of-Labor-Day). Many families typically celebrate the holiday with family and friends and plan picnics. Below you will find events around and about Alpharetta for Labor Day Weekend!
Stone Mountain Park Labor Day Weekend!
Enjoy a day of adventure on family-friendly attractions including MEGABUGS! Adventure Encounters, Geyser Towers, Summit Skyride, Scenic Railroad, SkyHike, and more during Labor Day Weekend at Stone Mountain Park. New and only during Labor Day Weekend, don’t miss JUMP! The Ultimate Dog Show. One of the most exciting canine thrill shows, this action-packed experience is filled with incredible stunts such as trick frisbee, high jump, weave pole racing and more. Complete the evening with the Lasershow Spectacular followed by epic fireworks all three nights of the holiday weekend.
The Lasershow Spectacular is free with paid parking admission and begins at 9:30 p.m. each night, Aug. 31 – Sept. 2. The show features lights, iconic music, lasers, epic fireworks, choreographed drone flights, flame cannons and North America’s largest fire wheel.
What: Labor Day Weekend at Stone Mountain Park
When: Saturday, Aug. 31 to Monday, Sept. 2
Attractions open 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily; 9:30 p.m. Lasershow and special Labor Day Weekend Fireworks
Where: Stone Mountain Park; Memorial Lawn (a.k.a. “Laser Lawn” for Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision and fireworks).
Tickets: Vehicle entry to the park is $20 for a one-day permit or $40 for annual permit. For visitors staying the day, All-Attractions Passes are $34.95 for adults or $29.95 for children age 3-11. Discounts are available at stonemountainpark.com.
More info: https://www.stonemountainpark.com/Events/Labor-Day-Weekend
Stone Mountain Park honors and appreciates everyday working heroes during our Labor Day Weekend Celebration!
Labor Day in Awesome Alpharetta:
The Freedom Bowl brings together 12 top high school football teams over Labor Day Weekend to compete in six games over two days at Milton High School. The event encompasses over 800 players and 200 coaches to promote high school football and player development. The Freedom Bowl also educates student athletes, coaches, their families and fans on true heroism and to support those who serve and protect our nation.
The 2019 Freedom Bowl’s participating high school teams include: Alpharetta (Alpharetta, Ga.), Bishop Sycamore (Columbus, Ohio), Brentwood Academy (Brentwood, Tenn.), Clearwater Central Catholic (Clearwater, Fla.), Cocoa (Cocoa, Fla.), Daytona Mainland (Daytona, Fla.), Hoover (Hoover, Ala.), Milton (Milton, Ga.), Pickerington (Pickerington, Ohio), UMS-Wright (Mobile, Ala. ), Western (Davie, Fla.) and Winter Park (Winter Park, Fla.). The weekend’s games will consist of six marquee matchups with the winner of each game earning a coveted Freedom Bowl Championship trophy. The full game schedule can be found at https://www.thefreedombowl.net/.
The Freedom Bowl platform aims to raise awareness while educating and inspiring participants on character, leadership and teamwork skills on and off the field.
Freedom Bowl tickets can be purchased online here in advance or by mobile payment only at the gate. Parking is $5 and general admission is $15. Children 5 and under are free. The hours of the Freedom Bowl are 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, 5 – 10:30 p.m. on Friday and 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Saturday.
Visitors can book their hotel and start planning a Labor Day weekend getaway packed with Freedom Bowl action as well as awesome Alpharetta events and activities. For the best Alpharetta hotel rates, go to: https://www.awesomealpharetta.com/stay/.
Music Entertainment Lineup for Friday, August 30th:
Parsons Alley: Tommy & Marty (6-8pm)
Town Green: Steel Pan Drummer (6:00-7:30pm)
Main Stage Opening Act: The Riot Band (7:30-8:30pm)
Main Stage Feature Act: The Baha Men (8:45-10:00pm)
Aug 30-Sep 2 Children 12 and under eat free with a full priced Adult Churrasco dinner.
- After a long eight months, college football returns to Atlanta this Saturday in a clash for the Old Leather Helmet Trophy! Celebrate the season’s opening as Duke takes on No. 2 Alabama at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, but there’s still plenty of excitement to take in this weekend in Atlanta.
- Make your way to World of Coca-Cola, where guests will be greeted with cans of New Coke – the actual recipe from 1985 – which made an epic, limited-time return this summer. World of Coke is the refreshing break you need from the Atlanta heat with more than 100 drinks to sample from around the world. Plus, through Sept. 2, college students can simply present their valid student IDs at the ticketing window and purchase a ticket for $10 – more than 40 percent off regularly priced tickets.
- Be a part of the largest multi-genre and pop culture convention event: the annual Dragon Con Parade. Each year, guests from around the globe flood to Atlanta to celebrate their favorite movie, sci-fi and fantasy characters. Fans can attend the parade as it marches down Peachtree Street at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
- Families with little ones can head over to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta for TinyCON – a two-day celebration of fantasy, science fiction, comics, gaming and technology … just for kids! Take advantage of Jedi Training and Avenger’s Training, or join in the museum-wide costume parade.
- Getting hungry? Walk across the street from Mercedes-Benz Stadium and stop by the FREE Taste of Soul Atlanta: Food & Music Festival. Enjoy the tastes and smells of soul food while taking in the sounds of acclaimed soul and R&B artists. The Taste of Soul Atlanta is for all ages, offering a large Kids’ Zone and a marketplace of arts, crafts and merchandise.
- Outdoor types won’t want to miss a visit to Stone Mountain Park, followed by the Lasershow Spectacular and a special fireworks display for Labor Day weekend.
- All weekend long, literature lovers can check out the largest independent book festival in the country. The AJC Decatur Book Festival features book signings, author readings, panel discussions and more.