As Hurricane Irma drives up the coast, Floridian evacuees trek northward to Georgia. Luckily, the state is filled with warm-hearted souls willing to make your stay in the peach state under less-than-ideal circumstances a bit better.
Several organizations have started making their events or services free for those who are coming in from out of town.
Check after the break for the list.
The Atlanta Braves happen to be playing the Miami Marlins at home for a series of games. Florida residents can now get into games for the low price of free. The Braves organization announced the plan in a press release. Floridians can head to SunTrust Park, flash their ID and get in free of charge. Game 2 is Friday at 7:35 PM; Game 3 is Saturday at 7 PM; and the final game is Sunday at 1:35 PM.
Georgia Tech football tickets
College football fans can see a free game on Saturday afternoon. This comes from a press release from Georgia Tech president Dr. G.P. “Bud” Peterson, director of athletics Todd Stansbury and football head coach Paul Johnson. Tech will be taking on Jacksonville State at 12:30 PM at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Included with the game are a multitude of other activities: Wreckfest (a family-friendly pregame celebration featuring live music, interactive games and inflatables) starting at 9:30 AM at Callaway Plaza; Yellow Jacket Alley (an opportunity for fans to cheer on the Jackets’ student-athletes and coaches up close as they enter Bobby Dodd Stadium) at 10 AM; and performances by the Georgia Tech Marching Band at the Campanile (in the center of GT’s campus) at 11:15 AM and Callaway Plaza (on the north side of Bobby Dodd Stadium, off Bobby Dodd Way) at 11:45 AM.
Zero cost Airbnbs
The room-sharing company is allowing those with free space to offer their rooms to evacuees free of charge.
The program applies to the following:
Georgia: The Greater Atlanta Metropolitan Area, Decatur County, Grady County, Thomas County
Florida: Bay County, Escambia County, Leon County, Okaloosa County, Santa Rosa County, Walton County, Holmes County, Washington County, Calhoun County, Franklin County, Jackson County, Liberty County, Gadsden County, Gulf County, Wakulla County, Madison County, Jefferson County, Taylor County.
The $0 listings are available for the next three weeks, until Sept. 28. Using the same link, those with no place to go can immediately book a place. Extra people are no charge.
Atlanta Motor Speedway Camp Grounds
The famous race track opened camp grounds for evacuees on Thursday. The grounds are more than capable of housing thousands of campers. A free off season race is also schedule for Saturday afternoon as well.
Fans of the art scene are welcome to check out the lantern parade. Tens of thousands of people are set to attend the festive night in which thousands of people with lanterns will jaunt down the street. The route goes from Krog Street Market -- 650 Irwin St. NE -- to Piedmont Park and begins about 8 PM.
"Floridians dodging Irma, let us buy you a beer." The Atlanta-based brewery is offering anyone with a Florida ID their first pint for free.
Families displaced by Hurricane Irma can get half off the price of admission during Sept. 8 to the 15. The offer is valid for any walk-ups guests with IDs from Florida or the coastal regions of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
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