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Downtown Digest: August


Downtown Atlanta is the place to be for fun, food and entertainment for the whole family. Whether you’re a native Atlantan or visiting for the weekend, there’s no shortage of things to see, do and experience in the heart of the city. Need help making plans? We’ve got you covered. Check out these fun events in and around Peachtree Center happening this month.

WoodRUFF Bark Presents Doggy Con:

This year’s WoodRUFF Bark pet parade and costume contest is inspired by Dragon Conone of the world’s largest pop culture conventions that attracts thousands of people to Downtown each Labor Day weekend. For Downtowners, Dragon Con is something of a holiday in its own right: a weekend filled with incredible cosplays, positive energy and plenty of fandom.

Doggy Con is bringing pup culture to Woodruff Park on Saturday, Aug. 18 (two weekends before the convention) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Strut your stuff in your best cosplays before the big convention for a chance to win prizes and eternal WoodRUFF Bark glory.

Doggy Con will feature a pet parade, costume contest, pup treats, doggy-centric vendors, prizes and much more.

National Waffle Day Celebration

In celebration of National Waffle Day, the Children’s Museum of Atlanta invites guests of all ages to cook and serve their own waffle creations in its very own Waffle House diner! On August 24 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, Children’s Museum of Atlanta and its partner, Waffle House, will provide all children who visit the Museum with a gift certificate for a free waffle at participating Waffle House locations in Atlanta.

Learn more by visiting the website.