Rainbow over downtown Blairsville, Georgia

Blairsville, Georgia

Top Free & Cost-Friendly Things to Do on Labor Day Weekend

From festivals and fireworks to barbecue and football, celebrate the end of summer at these budget-friendly events and attractions in Georgia.

Looking to spend Labor Day weekend in Georgia without breaking the bank? From outdoor greenspaces and state parks to arts festivals and concerts, there are plenty of fun, low-cost ways to celebrate the end of summer with family and friends. Below are some of the top things to do around the state.

For even more savings, check out Explore Georgia’s special offers on travel deals and packages for attractions and things to do.

North Georgia Events & Attractions

Blairsville

Blue Ridge

Dawsonville

Sautee Nacoochee (near Helen)

Brasstown Bald

  • Take in the view from Brasstown Bald, Georgia's highest point, rising 4,784 feet above sea level and just a short drive from Blairsville, Hiawassee and Helen.

 

Metro Atlanta Events & Attractions

Tailgate Town outside Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia
Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta

Decatur

Fayetteville

Kennesaw

Marietta

 

Savannah/Coastal Georgia Events & Attractions

Aerial view of Plant Riverside District in Savannah, Georgia
Plant Riverside District in Savannah, Georgia

Savannah

St. Simons

Tybee Island

 

South Georgia Events & Attractions

Fun on Lake Blackshear in Cordele, Georgia
Lake Blackshear in Cordele, Georgia

Cordele

  • Lake Blackshear - play golf, rent boats, go hiking and swimming, and much more!

 

Georgia State Parks

Woman under a waterfall at James H. Floyd State Park in Summerville, Georgia
James H. Floyd State Park in Summerville, Georgia. Photo by @rachelhkaplan

From the mountains to the coast, Georgia State Parks always have special events and activities to entertain the whole family. Check their calendar of events for the full lineup, and check to see which parks have availability this weekend at campsites and cabins.

Published: August 2022