I couldn’t believe that the Summer has flew by us and now kids are back in school. And before we know it, it will be Labor Day weekend which means one of the biggest Sci-fi and Fantasy convention will be in town. The Dragon*Con is one of the biggest Sci-Fi and Fantasy convention in the country and the Annual Dragon Con Parade is one of the great fun event for both kids and adults to enjoy.
This year, the Annual Dragon*Con Parade 2012 is schedules Saturday, September 1 at 10:00 AM on Peachtree Street in Downtown Atlanta. Each year over 3,000 participants march in the parade in various costumes provides a great fun for kids to enjoy the parade.
As a huge Star Wars and many other fantasy, comic and sci-fi fan, we truly enjoy seeing our favorite characters come to life in this parade. But be ware that many characters can look so real that it can be frightening for little kids. So take that into consideration whether this parade is suitable for your family.
Dragon*Con Parade Route 2012
The Dragon*Con parade route will start from Woodruff Park on Peachtree Street NW and continue North on Peachtree Street NW to Baker Street NE and take a final turn onto Courtland Street to conclude at the Atlanta Mariott Maquis’ back entrance.
View Annual Dragon*Con Parade Route in a larger map
Family Tips For DragonCon Parade 2012:
- Get there early to secure a spot where kids can have the view of all the parade.
- There are many parking lots all around the area near the parade route. But if you live in town, MARTA might be better option. Kids will enjoy the train ride as well.
- The parade participants are in costume and love to interact with the observers. Small kids might feel a bit overwhelmed so be ready for a squirm and scream.
- After the parade, you can walk around and see more costumers in the area. There are plenty of food options. But you can also pack your lunch and picnic at the Centennial Olympic Park.
Dragon*Con Parade 2012 Information:
Place: Annual Dragon*Con Parade, Downtown Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Date: September 1, 2012
Time: Start at 10AM