Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to pack the city of Atlanta for a variety of events scheduled for the Labor Day weekend.
Here are some of the events scheduled:
Atlanta Black Gay Pride, various events in downtown and midtown Atlanta, through Tuesday
Georgia State University vs. Samford University, Georgia Dome, at 7 p.m. Friday
Dragon Con, Downtown Atlanta, Friday to Monday (includes parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday)
Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Georgia World Congress Center, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday
Chick-fil-A Kickoff Concert featuring Sheryl Crow, Centennial Olympic Park, Saturday. Gates open at 12 p.m.
Georgia Tech vs. Elon Phoenix, Bobby Dodd Stadium, at noon Saturday
Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins, Turner Field, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, at 7:10 p.m. Saturday and at 5 p.m. Monday
Action Dash 5k, Piedmont Park, at 8 a.m. Monday
Atlanta police urge visitors to remove all valuables prior to exiting their vehicles. Officers routinely respond to reports of laptops, GPS units, tablet computers, purses, firearms and other valuables stolen from unattended vehicles.
Attendees to Thursday night's Atlanta Falcons game at the Georgia Dome should familiarize themselves with the NFL's new bag policy, police said. The policy prohibits bringing large bags and purses into the venue. Leaving these items in an unattended car can lead to thefts.
Police encourage everyone to take MARTA or carpool into the city.
Officials say, because of the large crowds, everyone needs to stay alert and safe.
A reminder about the city's See Something, Say Something Campaign: if you see any suspicious activity, alert a police officer or call 911.
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