DragonCon and Other Can't-Miss Atlanta Conventions

Atlanta is home to some of the best conventions in the world. Most are homegrown, making them even more special to area residents and visitors.

DragonCon night at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta
DRAGONCON, FACEBOOK

When you are planning your visit to the city in 2017, plan on spending a day or more at these conventions.

Brick Fest Live, Feb. 25-26, 2017

LEGO enthusiasts are welcome to converge upon the Cobb Galleria Center for a weekend full of everything LEGO. From buyers to sellers to makers, Brick Fest Live is the ultimate enthusiast destination for children and adults.

American Craft Show, March 17-19, 2017

 

American Craft Council, Facebook
American Craft Council, Facebook

 

Many of Americas great makers gather together for a weekend each year in Atlanta to showcase their arts and crafts. The booths at the American Craft Show fill the arts and crafts spectrum with goods from clothing designers to wood turners to glass blowers.

Atlanta International Auto Show, March 22-26, 2017

 

Atlanta International Auto Show, Facebook
Atlanta International Auto Show, Facebook

 

The annual convention of car enthusiasts, manufacturers, and suppliers comes to Atlanta each spring and features over 400 vehicles. Ride and drive opportunities will be available throughout the week. Go early on in the show’s run to take advantage of parking discounts and senior citizen ticket deals.

MomoCon, May 25-28, 2017

 

MomoCon, Facebook
MomoCon, Facebook

 

MomoCon is Atlanta’s gaming, comics, and animation convention basically picking up where DragonCon leaves off. The four-day event features something for everyone including concerts, meet and greets, events at local attractions, and more. Cosplay is encouraged. All ages are welcome.

Southeast Homeschool Expo, July 28-29, 2017

 

Southeast Homeschool Expo, Facebook
Southeast Homeschool Expo, Facebook

 

Calling all homeschoolers (and potential homeschoolers)! The Southeast Homeschool Expo annual convention features materials and information from best Christian, secular and specialty publishers. There are speakers throughout the event and activities for children.

DragonCon, Sept. 1-4, 2017

 

Photo Credit: Dragon*Con via Facebook
Photo Credit: Dragon*Con via Facebook

 

Perhaps the best-known Atlanta-based convention, DragonCon has been a staple of the community for decades. The pop culture convention focuses on sci-fi and fantasy. Costumes are encouraged as you spend Labor Day weekend in Downtown Atlanta exploring literature, film, art, music, gaming, and more!

 

DragonCon parade in Atlanta
DragonCon parade in Atlanta

 

If you don't want to attend all of DragonCon but still want to see the fantastic costumes, you won't want to miss the annual DragonCon Parade. 

Published: February 2017
Eileen Falkenburg-Hull Eileen Falkenberg-Hull
Eileen is nationally syndicated writer and regular contributor to U.S. News & World Report, among others. A frequent visitor to Georgia as a child, Eileen made the Peach State her home nearly a decade ago. When she’s not working, Eileen enjoys planning her next travel adventure, exploring Georgia and beyond.