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17TH ANNUAL GRANT PARK SUMMER SHADE FESTIVAL

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.

AFFPS SUMMER AND FALL ART FESTIVAL CALENDAR 2019

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.

SECOND SELF BREWERY’S CARNIVAL ATL 2019

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/4/19

Second Self Brewing

Saturday, June 22nd Noon to 5 pm

Carnival ATL is coming to Second Self for a family-friendly celebration, featuring games, prizes, fun activities, an artist market and music, to benefit Giving Kitchen! DAY PARTY! Pints of Second Self’s signature Thai Wheat and ATaLe will be sold for $3 each, and The Real Mexican Vittles will be selling delicious bites. The event is free to attend, and carnival tickets (available for pre-purchase below) are $3 each. Prizes include:

Second Self Beer Co. merch
Dames and Dregs Beer Festival VIP and GA tickets
Dames and Dregs Beer Festival T-Shirts
Six Feet Under Pub & Fish House Gift Cards ($50 value ea.)
Dinner for 2 @ PokeBurri (YUM)
Punch Bowl Social Gift Cards

Carnival RSPV/Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/carnival-atl-tickets-61801536058