ATLANTA — The highlight for many fans is the annual Dragon Con Parade, which allows the entire Atlanta community to turn out on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta and watch as costumed Dragon Con attendees march down the street, showing off their finest cosplay efforts.

The parade kicks off at the corner of Peachtree Street and Linden Avenue at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 1. The parade will proceed southward on Peachtree to Andrew Young International Blvd., where it will turn left and proceed over one block to Peachtree Center Avenue and turn left again. The parade will proceed a block and a half northward to end in front of the Marriott Marquis Hotel.

If you're going as a spectator, get to downtown early to find a spot. Parking is at a premium so consider MARTA or ride sharing options.

Dragon Con Parade Route

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2018 Dragon Con Parade Map

Dragon Con is one of the largest science-fiction and fantasy conventions in the world. It takes place annually over Labor Day weekend in downtown Atlanta and draws about 80,000 participants.

FOR MORE | What is Dragon Con and how to participate?

Updates for the parade can be found here.

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