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Got Labor Day Plans?
Caroline Cox & Ruthie Sidell | Photo: Harold Hinson | August 23, 2013
Three-day weekends are a thing to be celebrated—check out these five great options for making the most of the Labor Day holiday.
Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins
The Braves will celebrate Labor Day weekend with a live performance by famed country duo Big & Rich, the last in this year’s summer concert series, at Turner Field on Sept. 1 after they take on the Miami Marlins. 755 Hank Aaron Drive SW, 404.522.7630, atlanta.braves.mlb.com
AdvoCare 500 NASCAR Race
Bust out your cutoff jeans one last time on Sept. 1 for this NASCAR Sprint Cup series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Racing fans will be on the edge of their seats to see who revs their engines for the big win. 1500 N. Highway 41, Hampton, 770.946.4211, atlantamotorspeedway.com
Art in the Park
Enjoy some low-key culture before partying hard after the sun goes down. This artsy outdoor festival takes place Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 in Historic Marietta Square, with an artists market and other fun attractions. N. Park Square NE, 404.966.8497, artparkmarietta.com
Sultry White Affair
Havana Club undergoes an angelic transformation this Labor Day weekend with a white-attire bash. Join the rowdy crowd on Aug. 31 to experience vivid white imagery and out-of-this-world entertainment (oh, and cocktails, of course). 3112 Piedmont Road NE, 404.869.8484, havanaclubatl.com
Beer & Whiskey Fest
Come thirsty to this 9th annual charity event (supporting the Atlanta BeltLine) at Park Tavern in Midtown on Sept. 1. More than 20 whiskeys and craft brews will be on offer, along with four live bands, a DJ, quality snacks to nosh on, a raffle and more. 500 10th St. NE, 404.456.4655, beerandwhiskeyfest.com