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55 Things to Do on Labor Day Weekend

  • Hot air balloons

 

Head to any of the Labor Day events in Georgia and make the most of your long holiday weekend. Watch hot air balloons float above the trees in Pine Mountain, crush grapes at a winery in North Georgia, build a sand castle on the beach, cheer for your favorite football team and race car driver, and watch a Pirate Boat Parade on Lake Blackshear. Find these and many more events on http://exploregeorgia.org.

 

 

Family Fun

 

Aug. 29-31: Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain

 

Aug. 30: Annual Kingsland Catfish Festival, Kingsland

 

Aug. 30-31: Laurel Summer Fest, Gainesville

 

Aug. 30-31: Labor Day Weekend – Sunset Tours, North Georgia Zoo, Cleveland

 

Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Labor Day Celebration and Customer Appreciation Weekend, Clayton County International Park – The Beach, Jonesboro

 

Aug. 31: Tybee Island Labor Day Beach Bash, Tybee Island

 

 

Sports & Racing

 

Aug. 29-31: IPRA World Championship Fall Rodeo, Cumming

 

Aug. 30: Georgia Tech Football vs. Wofford, Atlanta

 

Aug. 30: Big Cat Quest Catfish Tournament, Rome

 

Aug. 31: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton

 

Aug. 31: Callaway Gardens Family Fitness Series Triathlon, Pine Mountain

 

 

Wine & Cheese

 

Aug. 30: Crush Fest, A Harvest Celebration, Yonah Mountain Vineyards, Cleveland

 

Aug. 30: Grape Stomping Festival, Paradise Hills Resort, Spa & Farm Winery, Blairsville

 

Aug. 30: Cheesemaking 101, Sweet Grass Dairy, Thomasville

 

 

History & Culture

 

Aug. 30: 3 Deep in the Yard – The Pivotal Battle of Jonesboro, Jonesboro

 

Aug. 30: Civil War Event at the Yellow River Post Office, Lilburn

 

Aug. 30-31: Mountain Heritage Festival, Blairsville

 

 

Art & Music

 

Aug. 30: Lighthouse Gospel Concert, Thomasville

 

Aug. 30: Just My Imagination Workshop, Dublin

 

Aug. 30-31: St. Simons Island Antique Show, St. Simons Island

 

Aug. 31: Drake and Lil’ Wayne at Aaron’s Amphitheatre, Atlanta

 

 

Select Events at Georgia State Parks

 

Aug. 29: Art in the Park, Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs

 

Aug. 29 & 31: Labor Day Weekend Night Kayak, Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge

 

Aug. 30: Labor Day Festival, Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

 

Aug. 30: Astronomy, Stephen C. Foster State Park, Fargo

 

Aug. 30: Bark in the Park Dog Luau, F.D. Roosevelt State Park, Pine Mountain

 

Aug. 30: Labor Day Fishing Rodeo, Reed Bingham State Park, Adel

 

Aug. 30: Labor Day at Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, Juliette

 

Aug. 30: Lake Blackshear Pirate Festival, Georgia Veterans State Park, Cordele

 

Aug. 30: Moonlight Movie Night, Victoria Bryant State Park, Royston

 

Aug. 31: Guided Canoe Trip, Mistletoe State Park, Appling

 

Aug. 31: Jr. Ranger Mini-Camp, Tugaloo State Park, Lavonia

 

Aug. 30-31: Indoor Basic Archery, Panola Mountain State Park, Stockbridge

 

Aug. 30-31: Tallulah Gorge Floor Hike, Tallulah Gorge State Park, Tallulah Falls

 

Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Labor-less Day, Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge, Helena

 

Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Labor Day on the Lake, Florence Marina State Park, Omaha

 

Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Tools and Skills that Built a Colony, Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah

 

Sept. 1: Labor Day Commemoration, Fort Morris Historic Site, Midway

 

Sept. 1: Labor Day at Fort King George Historic Site, Darien

 

 

Last Chance! Events Ending Labor Day Weekend

 

Through Aug. 29: Bea Kuhlke Art Exhibition, Sacred Heart Gallery, Augusta

 

Aug. 30: Blue & Gray Saturdays, Heritage Sandy Springs Museum, Sandy Springs

 

Through Aug. 30: Family Farm Tours, Jaemor Farms, Alto

 

Through Aug. 30: Victorian Mourning Tours, Stately Oaks Plantation, Jonesboro

 

Through Aug. 30: 3D Off the Wall Exhibit, The Art Center, Blue Ridge

 

Through Aug. 31: The Land Abstracted: Exhibit by Colleen Sterling, The Art Center, Blue Ridge

 

Through Aug. 31: Corks and Canvas, Evans

 

Through Aug. 31: Exhibits at Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta

 

 

Through Aug. 31: Splash Pad, Southern Pines Regional Park, Dublin

 

Through Aug. 31: “Right On,” Horizon Theatre, Atlanta

 

Through Sept. 1: Summer Music Weekends, Rock City, Lookout Mountain

 

Through Sept. 1: Blue Star Museums, Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska Heritage Center, Albany

 

 

Opening Labor Day Weekend

 

Aug. 30-Sept. 17: Perspectives 2014 pottery event, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville

 

Aug. 30-Oct. 26: Pick Your Own Apples, Red Apple Barn, Ellijay

 

Aug. 30-Nov. 16 Buford Corn Maze, Buford

 

Sept. 1-30: Blue Morpho Butterfly Month at Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain

 

Lauren Cleland

Lauren Cleland is the voice of Explore Georgia on social media. She loves ice cold sweet tea, anything peach flavored, channeling Scarlett O’Hara in her daily life and sharing the wonders of her beloved Georgia with all of you!