DragonCon Parade in Atlanta

5 Things You Have to Do in Atlanta During Dragon Con

When you're in Atlanta for Dragon Con, Aug. 29 - Sept. 2, 2019, you don't have to limit your fun to just the convention. There are plenty of things to do in the city that will keep your themed weekend going.

Watch the Dragon Con Parade

If you're in town for Dragon Con but don't intend on dressing up to participate in the annual Saturday DragonCon parade, it's still an event you won't want to miss. Plan on heading to parade route early to get the best seat. If you don't have a chair, plan on bringing a blanket to sit on.

Atlanta Movie Tours 

Atlanta Movie Tours
Atlanta Movie Tours

Discover Georgia's thriving film industry with one of the many tours by Atlanta Movie Tours. Topics include the city's film history, zombies, superheroes, Gone With the Wind, and more. The company provides round-trip transportation to their tour check-in sites from their downtown Atlanta office.

Visit Avondale Estates 

Wild Heaven Craft Beer, Facebook
Wild Heaven Craft Beer, Facebook

Take MARTA to the Avondale Estates station then a quick Uber ride to the downtown area where you can sit back and sip a beer at My Parents’ Basement, a combination comic book store and taproom that self-describes as a "neighborhood comic book bar." Want more beer? Check out Wild Heaven Craft Beer just down the street, where you can take a tour and sip some locally made brew.

Visit the Worlds of Puppetry Museum

Characters from Labyrinth in the Jim Henson Collection at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta
Characters from Labyrinth in the Jim Henson Collection at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta

Puppet Slam is a popular part of Dragon Con, and now that the Center for Puppetry Arts' new museum is open, you can continue to explore the genre by learning more about its history. The museum contains The Jim Henson Collection, including the iconic Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, along with characters from "Labyrinth."

Explore the Georgia Aquarium

Dragon Con Night at the Georgia Aquarium
Dragon Con Night at the Georgia Aquarium

See the sea lion, whale sharks and the penguins that call the Georgia Aquarium home during the special night set aside for Dragon Con attendees. Costumes are welcome and encouraged.

Have you booked your hotel yet for DragonCon? The Atlanta Metro region has lots of options for the busy Labor Day weekend. Start your search with these places to stay in Atlanta.

Published: April 2019