Jam packed Labor Day weekend

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ATLANTA -- It's going to be a busy Labor Day weekend in Atlanta.

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The fun started Thursday with the Falcons' final preseason game at the Dome, Georgia Tech's home opener and the Braves at Turner Field. The Braves will play all weekend, while the University of Georgia will face Boise State at the Georgia Dome on Saturday.

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DragonCon, the largest sci-fi and fantasy convention in the world, has brought its crazy characters and big name panelists to Downtown Atlanta.

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Black Gay Pride weekend events will be centered in Midtown.

The AJC Decatur Book Festival runs Friday through Sunday.

There's also NASCAR racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton on Sunday.

And the Celebrate Freedom 5K/10K and free Christian concert returns to Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta.

Atlanta Police are asking residents to prepare for heavy traffic and large crowds. They highlighted some of the events to expect.  

Friday
DragonCon Events, Hotel District, Downtown Atlanta
Black Gay Pride Events, Melia hotel, Midtown
Braves v. Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:30 p.m. Turner Field
Georgia State University v. Clark Atlanta University, 7:30 p.m., Georgia Dome

Saturday
Black Gay Pride Events, Melia hotel, Midtown
Celebrate Freedom, 7:30 a.m., Jim R. Miller Park
DragonCon Parade, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Auburn Avenue (between Park Place and Peachtree Street).
Bud Light Downtown Touchdown Concert, Noon to 5 p.m., Centennial Olympic Park
University of Georgia v. Boise State University, 8 p.m., Georgia Dome
Braves v. Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:10 p.m., Turner Field

Sunday
Black Gay Pride Events, Melia hotel, Midtown
DragonCon Events, Hotel District, Downtown Atlanta
Braves v. Los Angeles Dodgers, 1:35 p.m., Turner Field

Monday
Black Gay Pride Events, Melia hotel, Midtown
DragonCon Events, Hotel District, Downtown Atlanta

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