The Alice in Wonderland displays at Atlanta Botanical Garden are a must-see for all ages. Photo by Jason Getz/Getz Images
The Alice in Wonderland displays at Atlanta Botanical Garden are a must-see for all ages. Photo by Jason Getz/Getz Images

Best Things To Do in Atlanta This September: Labor Day Weekend, Festivals, and More Family Events

Ready for fall, Atlanta? OK, it's still summer here, but we're kicking off September with a list of the top things to do Labor Day Weekend 2020 with the kids, as well as fun day trips and family-friendly events happening in Atlanta all month.

Enjoy a hot air balloon festival, building lightsabers and costume parades at TinyCon, or the virtual DragonCon this Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta. A day trip to a nearby beach, or an Orlando getaway might be just right for escaping back-to-school stress. These other day trips from Atlanta will keep everyone happy exploring the great outdoors, from state parks and gardens to small towns and drive-in movies.

We plan on exploring the whimsical green sculptures at the Atlanta Botanical Garden's Alice's Wonderland Reimagined diplay this month, as well as bringing the tots to its Garden and Groove sessions. Don't miss out on the start of fall farm fun either, such as the opening of the Buford Corn Maze where kids can also meet the barn animals and take a hayride.

There are plenty of virtual events for the kids to check out this month, too, including the premiere of Mulan on Disney+, the AJC Decatur Book Festival, and an online BugFest, too! We'll be dancing to the Laurie Berkner Pajama Party and concert on September 20, and even more musical performances during the iHeartRadio 2020 Music Festival this month.


Callaway Resort and Gardens
17800 US Hwy 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31822

Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
5300 Winder Highway
Braselton, GA 30517

Lake Peachtree
155 Willowbend Rd
Peachtree City, GA 30269

Children's Museum of Atlanta
275 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30313

Buford Corn Maze
4470 Bennett Road
Buford, GA 30519

DragonCon
Atlanta, GA

JapanFest
Atlanta, GA

Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

Buford Corn Maze
4470 Bennett Road
Buford, GA 30519

Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30309

Atlanta Food Truck Park & Market
1850 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318

Atlanta Street Art Murals
Atlanta, GA

Callaway Resort & Gardens
17800 US Hwy 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31822

Panola Mountain State Park
2620 Highway 155 SW
Stockbridge, GA 30281

The Rock Ranch
5020 Barnesville Hwy
The Rock, GA 30285

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands
7650 Lanier Islands Pkwy
Buford, GA 30518

Museum of Aviation
1942 Heritage Blvd
Robins AFB, GA 31098

Amicalola Falls State Park
418 Amicalola Falls State Park Rd
Dawsonville, GA 30534

Margaritaville at Lanier Islands
7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy.
Buford, GA 30518

Cauble/Acworth Beach
4425 Beach St
Acworth, GA 30101

Robin Lake Beach at Callaway Gardens
17800 US Hwy 27
Pine Mountain , GA 31822

Fort Yargo State Park
210 S Broad St
Winder, GA 30680

Destin Beaches
500 Harbor Blvd.
Destin, FL 32541

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
560 William Hilton Pkwy
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Orange Beach
27200 Perdido Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Tybee Island
802 1st Street
Tybee Island, GA 31328

Red Top Mountain
50 Lodge Rd SE
Cartersville, GA 30121
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