Everything You Need to Do in Atlanta This Weekend

Published On 06/30/2016 Published On 06/30/2016
Dragon Con Crowd
Dragon Con Photograph
September 2-4
Dragon Con attendee in batman costume
Dragon Con | Dragon Con Photograph
September 2-4
Sep 2
Decatur Square
Become a better writer, or a better reader, and read stuff written by the great writers you’ll meet at Decatur Book Festival, the country’s largest independent book festival. You’ll hear from National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson, and watch cooking demonstrations from heralded ATL chefs Todd Richards and Ted Lee, taken directly from the classic cookbook The Taste of Country Cooking by the late Edna Lewis… Do you really need any more convincing?
Sep 2
Hyatt Regency
Or anything else your scaly, fire-breathing, cosplay-participating ass can think up: it’s Dragon Con time! That means four days of beautiful mass-weirdness, and this year DC has partnered with Joystick Gamebar, which is bringing a free arcade to the event where you can play a dizzying array of classics including NBA Jam, Mortal Kombat II, Street Fighter, Gauntlet, Ms. Pacman, Galaga, T2 Pinball, Joust, The Simpsons, and Gauntlet 2.
Sep 3
Snake Nation (Castleberry Hill)
It’s called BAE WATCH, and for that reason alone you've gotta love it. Hot bodies in swimwear will be there, regardless of pool water, and there’ll also be watersports, food & drinks, and assorted DJs including DJ Mars and WERC CREW. On top of that, ATL-based internet station ABL Radio will be broadcasting live during the event.
Sep 4
Grant Park
There’s really no other way to describe the annual House in the Park event. It’s a lot of people, loud house music, and it’s in the park. It sounds simple, but sometimes simple is the only way to describe something this fantastic.

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