The Dragon Con 2018 Parade is quickly approaching, putting villains, superheroes, monsters, comic book characters, and some of the most fantastical mythical entities of the big screen on center stage in downtown Atlanta for one glorious day. The convention, which officially began on Thursday, will wrap up on Monday, but the Saturday parade is always the biggest draw of the event. This year, it is estimated that more than 80,000 people will be watching the parade make its way through downtown live according to NBC 11, but if you don't want to fight the traffic, or can't be there in person for any reason, the parade will be broadcast on television and online.
For those planning to attend, the parade kicks off at 10 a.m. at the corner of Peachtree St. and Linden Ave per WSB Atlanta. The best spots on the route usually go to people arriving at around 7:00 a.m., with the line of people running 10-15 deep along the entire route by no later than 9:30 a.m. Parking will be at a premium, with spots difficult to locate, and running anywhere from $15 per hour to upward of $100 for a few hours in a secured lot within walking distance of the parade route. There is always the option to use the park and ride services the city makes available, but they tend to fill up pretty fast as well.