Date: Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th
About: The Grant Park Conservancy has revealed the live music lineup and schedule for the 17th annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, 2019. Earning a reputation as a must-attend event to see some of the hottest up-and-coming bands, local talent and notable favorites, festival goers are invited to watch two days of nonstop high-energy performances. Featuring a diverse lineup for all tastes, 2019 artists include Blair Crimmins, Stripped, Cicada Rhythm, Common Ground, Old Ceremony, Mafia do Samba, ASH, R.A.H and many more. Produced by and benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy, the 2019 Grant Park Summer Shade Festival is open to all ages and free to attend. In addition to the impressive music lineup, this year’s festival will also have an expansive artist market, a Kids Zone presented by Grant Park Parents Network, the annual Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K, a diverse selection of local food trucks, wine, frosty beers, craft cocktails and more. Additionally, tickets are now available for the exclusive VIP Lounge. Attendees are invited to relax in a private tent and enjoy complimentary food from a local caterer, premium wines, Monday Night Brewing craft beer, and the Signature Summer Shade Cocktail served in a souvenir cup. Guests are also invited to enjoy private, air-conditioned restrooms, misting stations, lounge seating. Both single day and weekend VIP tickets are available for purchase at www.summershadefestival.org/vip.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/7/19
Free, Family-Friendly Festival Featuring Live Music, an Expansive Artist Market,
Food Trucks, Craft Beer, a 5K Run, and Much More
Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, 2019
An annual tradition, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival will welcome music and art lovers to Atlanta’s oldest park for its 17th year on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, 2019. Produced by and benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy, the two-day, fun-filled festival will once again feature an impressive lineup of live music throughout the weekend in addition to an expansive artist market, Kids Zone, 5K run, and much more. Open to all ages and free to attend, the 17th annual festival will also have a diverse selection of local food trucks and vendors with offerings for all tastes, cocktails, a beer garden featuring acoustic music and family-friendly games and more.
On Saturday morning at 8 a.m., runners, walkers and strollers are invited to take part in the annual Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K, which includes a free kid’s tot trot for ages 5 and under and a stroller stroll along the race course. Raising funds to support the Grant Park Conservancy, the course map start and finish will be at the main entrance to Zoo Atlanta. Pre-registration is available at www.summershadefestival.org or active.com or onsite at 7 a.m.
Additional details about the 2019 festival including the full performer lineup will be announced in the coming months. For the most up to date information, visit www.summershadefestival.org.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway
Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces’ Summer and Fall Art Festival Calendar:
Ninth Annual Piedmont Park Summer Arts & Crafts Festival – 8/17-8/18
Second Annual Buckhead Fine Arts Festival – 9/21-9/22
Seventh Annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival – 9/28-9/29
Ninth Annual Piedmont Park Arts Festival
Consistently recognized as one of the best outdoor festivals in Atlanta, the Piedmont Park Arts Festival will return to the picturesque park in the heart of Midtown for its ninth year on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18, 2019. A favorite for all ages, the two-day, family-friendly event will feature approximately 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork artisans, glass blowers, jewelers and crafters. Festival goers are also invited to enjoy artist demonstrations, live acoustic music, an expansive artist market, children’s play area, festival foods and beverages, games and much more. The event is free to attend and dogs are welcome. For more information, visit www.piedmontparkartsfestival.com.
Second Annual Buckhead Fine Arts Festival
Taking place in the heart of Buckhead, home to one of the city’s most enthusiastic art buying communities, the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces presents the second annual Buckhead Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, September 21 and 22, 2019. Offering extend hours until 8 p.m. on Saturday, the two-day fine arts festival will feature approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalworkers, glass artists, jewelers and more. Festival goers can also soak up the sun and cityscape, while enjoying artist demonstrations and live acoustic music. The dynamic merchants in and surrounding the festival in the Buckhead Village will provide an array of beverage and food offerings. Free to attend, the festival is rain or shine, open to all ages, and four-legged friends are welcome. For more information, visit http://buckheadartsfestival.com/ or www.affps.com.
Seventh Annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival
Celebrate the seventh annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, 2019. Presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, the two-day festival will once again be held in Historic Fourth Ward Park that is conveniently located along the bustling Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Festival goers are invited to explore painting, photography, ceramics, glass, jewelry, woodwork and handcrafted items. The festival also features live music in the amphitheater, local food vendors, drinks, a children’s area, art demonstrations, games, and much more. The event is free to attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome. For more information, visit www.oldfourthwardparkartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.
Eighth Annual Fall Festival on Ponce
The eighth annual Fall Festival on Ponce presented by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces will be held on Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13, 2019 in historic Olmsted Linear Park. The two-day festival will feature 125 displays of local and regional fine art and crafts along with folk and outsider art. While taking in the beautiful fall foliage and picturesque park, festival goers can also enjoy local food trucks, beverages, a children’s area, live, acoustic music and more. The event is free to attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome. For more information about the festival, please visit www.festivalonponce.com or www.affps.com.
Eleventh Annual Chastain Park Fall Arts and Crafts Festival
The eleventh annual Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival presented by The Atlanta Foundation For Public Spaces returns to Chastain Park in Buckhead on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, 2019. Featuring more than 185 talented painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more, the festival will transform Chastain Park into an expansive outdoor art gallery. Festival goers are invited to view artist demonstrations, participate in hands-on art activities and enjoy live acoustic performances while taking in breathtaking fall scenery. The award-winning, two-day festival will also have a children’s area in the adjacent green space, gourmet food trucks with healthy alternative, beverages and more. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For more information, visit http://chastainparkartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.