Take MARTA to Labor Day Events


Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta means;  
Falcons Football, Georgia State Football,  
DragonCon Parade, Black Gay Pride Festival, Decatur Book Festival, the  
Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game and more!

Dragoncon Parade Atlanta 

Service Schedule-View details here.

Saturday September 1, 2018 

All Red/Gold Line trains will run on a modified (20 minute) schedule throughout the day. Trains will continue to the Airport as scheduled throughout the day. 

All Blue/Green Line trains will run on a regular weekend schedule (20 minute) beginning at 4 am. 

Sunday September 2, 2018 

All Red/Gold Line will be running on a regular (20 minute) weekend schedule.    

All Blue/Green trains will be running on a regular (20 minute) weekend schedule. 


  • Thursday, August 30th to Monday, September 3rd
  • Downtown Atlanta
  • Take MARTA to Peachtree Center Station

Need to buy fare for MARTA? MARTA will be on-site at  the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel (165 Courtland Street, Atlanta, GA, 30303) from 10 am to 8 pm, Thursday and Friday, selling Breeze tickets in the registration area.


The DragonCon Parade starts Saturday at 10:00 a.m.    

This year the DragonCon Parade will have 3,200 costumed participants marching down Peachtree Street in front of an estimated 85,000 spectators. MARTA will be providing EXTRA train service ALL DAY Saturday, Sept. 1st. Click here to view map.  

Take MARTA to one of these MARTA stations:   Ride the train to North Avenue for the staging area; Civic Center to catch the parade halfway; or Peachtree Center to watch the ending!


Black Gay Pride Festival 

  • August 29 to September 3    
  • various locations in Buckhead, Midtown, and Downtown      

Falcons vs. Dolphins Game (Pre-Season) 

  • Thursday, August 30   
  • Doors open at 5pm; Kickoff at 7pm     
  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium     
  • Take MARTA to Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station 

Atlanta Falcons vs Miami Dolphins

Georgia State University Panthers vs. Kennesaw State Owls Game  

  • Thursday, August 30
  • Kickoff at 7pm      
  • Georgia State Stadium (formerly Turner Field)                                                                                                        
  • Take MARTA to Georgia State Station (Free GSU shuttle from GA State Station to stadium)
    GA State vs Kennesaw Panthers             

Chik-fil-A Fanzone Activities

  • Saturday, September 1
  • 10am - 2pm
  • Georgia World Congress Center
  • Take MARTA to Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station 

Auburn vs. Washington (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game) 

  • Saturday, September 1 
  • Kickoff at 3:30pm 
  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • Take MARTA to Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center Station
    Chik fil a Kickoff Game 

Georgia Tech vs. Alcorn State  

  • Saturday, September 1
  • Kickoff 12:30pm
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Take MARTA to North Avenue Station 
  Georgia Tech vs Alcorn State


  • Saturday, September 1
  • 12pm - 7pm
  • Friendship Field       
  • Take MARTA to Vine City Station
    Ludaday Logo   

Lynyrd Skynyrd: Farewell Tour 

  • Saturday, September 1
  • 6pm
  • Take MARTA to Lakewood/Ft. McPherson Station then take the Route 42 bus to Lakewood Amphitheatre

Decatur Book Festival 

  • September 1 & 2    
  • 10am-6pm    
  • Decatur (Downtown) Square    
  • Take MARTA to Decatur Station

Taste of Soul Food & Music Festival 

  • September 1 & 2     
  • 5pm-9pm     
  • Vine City     
  • Take MARTA to Vine City Station 

    Taste of Soul Atlanta

Pure Heat Festival 

  • Sunday, September 2     
  • 12pm-8pm     
  • Piedmont Park  
  • Take MARTA to Arts Center and Midtown Stations 

House in the Park 

  • Sunday, September 2     
  • 12pm-10pm     
  • Grant Park  
  • Take MARTA to King Memorial Station then board the Route 9 bus or Take MARTA to West End Station then board then Route 832 bus to reach Grant Park 

Additional Important Information

  • MARTA will sell Breeze tickets at the Sheraton Atlanta hotel on Thursday, August 30 and Friday, August 31 from 10 am to 8 pm. 
  • The Customer Service booth will be available on the concourse at the Five Points Station on Saturday, September 1, from 10 am to 3 pm.
  • RideStore: On Thursday, August 30 the RideStore will be open until 7 pm. On Saturday, August 1, the RideStore at the Airport will be open from 8 am to 2 pm. 
  • MARTA On The GO!— For real-time train and bus information!  FREE from  iTunes or  Google Play
  • MARTA's See & Say App— A discreet way to send text & photos to MARTA Police. Free download for  iOS and  Android smart phones.
  • Avoid fare lines! Buy 2 trips!  
  • One Breezecard per person— no sharing!
  • To check parking availability, click here
  • To check bus reroutes, click here
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