What: Dragon Con Parade
Where: Downtown Atlanta
When: Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at 10 am
The Dragon Con Parade is definitely the best parade I’ve ever seen. It doesn’t matter how old you are or even if you’re a Sci-Fi fan, there is something for everyone here, Klingons, Harry Potter characters, pirates, stormtroopers, Mad Max back from the ThunderDome. Quite a few people agree with me too, so get there early to stake out your seat along the parade route. It’s not too early to get a spot at 8 am. Plan to stay Downtown and have lunch, walking around after the parade is some truly awesome people watching. Still not convinced, take a look at some of the photos from previous parades.
The parade route for 2013 is different than in the past. The parade starts at West Peachtree Place near West Peachtree Street, and turns north (right) on Spring Street, east (right) on Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, south (right) on Peachtree Street, east (left) on Andrew Young International Boulevard and north (left) on Peachtree Center Avenue. It will end on Peachtree Center Avenue between John Portman Boulevard and Baker Street, in front of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. To determine if this parade is for you, here’s a video from Field Trips with Sue of the Dragon Con Parade. Beware that some of the characters are very real and could scare young children.
(Video by Field Trips with Sue, Pictures from Google Images)