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Top 10 things to do in Atlanta Labor Day weekend

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With Labor Day just around the corner, those in or traveling to Atlanta will be looking for things to do over the long weekend – and they won't be disappointed. From the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game to a free concert and Dragon*Con, there's something for everyone.

According to, Atlanta is this year's #1 Labor Day travel destination in the country, which the travel search engine attributed in part to several events on our list – namely, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game and the NASCAR events.

Kayak identified Atlanta as the top trending destination for the weekend based on searches to the city, which are up 62 percent compared with the weekends before and after the holiday.

The World of Coca-Cola put together this list of the top 10 things to do in Atlanta this weekend:

1) SEC or ACC? If you're a fan of the Crimson Tide or the Hokies, sport your team's colors at the Tech Tailgate or Bama Bash before heading to the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, and see the rivalry in action at Tailgate Town.

2) For diehard fans, be sure to check out the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game FanZone at the Georgia World Congress Center before the game for some free swag and to see the official team walks.

3) Calling all Coca-Cola enthusiasts – Fan Days at the World of Coca-Cola are Aug. 27 through Sept. 3. Buy your tickets at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game website and receive $3 off general admission to get a glimpse inside the world's #1 brand and see what the fizz is all about.

4) Take a trip down to the Ted to watch the Braves take on the Miami Marlins at home Friday through Sunday. Win World of Coca-Cola tickets and other prizes by playing the Ticket Tank and Spin Man at the game.

5) See science fiction and fantasy literally come to life at Dragon*Con, where storm troopers, Star Trek fanatics and all manner of costumed adults from around the world will invade downtown.

6) Get your country on at the free Kickoff Concert in Centennial Olympic Park with performances by Uncle Kracker and Sheryl Crow.

7) If you're a fan of fins and flippers, visit the Georgia Aquarium for a discounted price during Fan Days.

8) Speed over to Atlanta Motor Speedway for the Advocare 500 where drivers take part in the Labor Day NASCAR Night Race Weekend.

9) Maybe Dragon*Con isn't for you but you still want to dress up. Then put on your super hero costume and race for a good cause at the Action Dash 5K in Piedmont Park, where proceeds will help Action Ministries stop poverty in Georgia.

10) Visit Stone Mountain for a Labor Day Weekend celebration including the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision and special fireworks displays.

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