Beat boredom by hanging out in the city this week.
Ranging from DragonCon to a soul food festival, there are plenty of fun, must-see events happening in Atlanta for an array of ages and interests.
When: Aug. 29 to Sept. 2
Where: Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta Hilton, Sheraton Atlanta, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, and the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel
Cost: $160 Advance Membership Rate
DragonCon is back in Atlanta. The highly-anticipated will span multiple locations in Atlanta and will include a parade, contests, parties and opportunities for cosplay.
When: Aug. 29 to Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m.
Where: The Works, 1295 Chattahoochee Ave. NW, Atlanta
Cost: $34 for Adult Tickets, $29 for Group Tickets, $10 for Children’s Admission
Step into a one-of-a-kind, immersive experience by visiting the traveling Refinery 29: 29Rooms event. Expect to see art of all kinds, ranging from dance to sculpture, while exploring space/
When: Aug. 30 to Sept.1, times vary
Where: 101 E Court Square, Decatur
Book lovers, this is will be the place to be. There will be author sessions, street fairs and a children’s parade.
When: Aug. 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: 200 Village Green Cir SE, Smyrna
Cost: $5 for Early Bird tickets
This event is all about plant-based living and will include speakers, vendors and entertainment that will showcase the lifestyle.
When: Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, 12 10 9 p.m.
Where: At the entrance at 10 Northside Drive
Savor dishes prepared by some of the leading soul food restaurants in the city at this festival. The outdoor event will include live performances by artists, such as K Camp on Saturday and Chante Moore on Sunday. Art, winemakers and games for kids will also be onsite.