Don’t Miss List: Our top 5 Atlanta event picks for September

Childish Gambino, BeltLine Lantern Parade, and PGA Tour comes to the East Lake Golf Course

Childish Gambino tour Atlanta Duluth September 6
Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) performs during the Grammy Awards in January.

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS

Childish Gambino
September 6
Childish Gambino—the stage name of the genre-bending and Grammy-winning artist, actor, director, and creator of the acclaimed TV show Atlanta, Donald Glover—kicks off his North American “This is America” tour at the Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth. Rae Sremmurd, the Mississippi hip-hop duo behind the hit “Black Beatles,” opens.

Dragon Boat World Championship

Photograph by Terry Baker

Dragon Boat World Championship
September 13-16
The International Canoe Federation’s first dragon boat world championship in the Americas is in Atlanta’s backyard. Over 1,500 athletes from 25 countries will convene for the colorful boat races at Lake Lanier.

The TOUR Championship

Photograph by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The TOUR Championship
September 19-23
For the 13th straight year, the East Lake Golf Course welcomes golf’s top 30 players in the TOUR Championship, the culminating tournament of the PGA Tour season. New this year: more family friendly activities and VIP access to East Lake’s storied Tudor clubhouse.

BeltLine Lantern Parade
BeltLine Lantern Parade

Photograph courtesy of Atlanta Trails

BeltLine Lantern Parade
September 22
After a week of live performances and workshops, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine caps off its season with the mesmerizing fall lantern parade. Chantelle Rytter and Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons—along with 70,000 anticipated participants—pack the Eastside Trail with flickering paper lamps and live music.

Out on Film

Illustration by Nicolette Kubea

Out on Film
September 27-October 7
The 31-year-old film festival showcasing the LGBTQ community screens more than 125 films during the 11-day cinematic festival on topics ranging from underground dance movements to trans bodybuilders and the AIDS epidemic.

This article appears in our September 2018 issue.