Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival is this weekend, June 29-30!

Old Fourth Ward Park Arts FestivalIn my book, there can never be too many festivals in Atlanta.  So I was thrilled to see the info about a new one – the First Annual Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival happening, you guessed it, at the beautiful, new Historic Old Fourth Ward Park.

Here are the details.  The two-day festival, happening Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30, includes something for everyone – unique local art, a children’s play area, food, beer and wine, and live music.   Art is the primary focus of the festival, which will feature almost 200 painters, photographers, sculptors, glass blowers, and jewelers.  Attendees can enjoy musical entertainment both days from Neil Cribbs, Russell McLaughlin, Radio Birds and more.   Check out the festival’s Facebook page to keep up with the latest updates and preview some of the art you will see at the festival. Continue reading

Celebrate BEER at the Atlanta Winter Beer Festival!

Winter Beer FestGrab your friends and head to the Masquerade this Saturday, January 26, from 2:00-7:00pm for the Atlanta Winter Beer Festival!    According to my iPhone, it’s going to be a sunny 52 degrees Saturday – perfect for hanging out with friends, beer, food and music.   (Though if 52 degrees is not quite warm enough for you, know that the event takes place mostly inside and in tents.  If the weather holds up, you’ll also be able to enjoy some time outside.) Continue reading

BeltLine Update!

Historic Fourth Ward Park

2013 is off to a great start for the Atlanta BeltLine.   Here’s an update on a big news item for the Old Fourth Ward.

Just before the new year, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. acquired property to connect the Eastside Trail with Historic Fourth Ward Park!    Once this link is made, the Eastside Trail will be connected to three major Atlanta parks – Piedmont Park, the Freedom Park Trail and Historic Fourth Ward Park.  The path will run just south of North Avenue and will allow current and future area residents (including those who move in to the Perennial Properties luxury apartment building under construction at North Avenue and Somerset) to access the park without ever getting in a car. Continue reading

Another fall Atlanta weekend chock full of events!

The temperatures are dropping right to the point where it feels great to be outside.  Good thing, too, as there is a ton to do this weekend!

Candler Park Fall FestCandler Park Fall Fest – Saturday and Sunday, October 13 and 14.  The weather looks to be just perfect for one of Atlanta’s best festivals.  Come out to Candler Park for two days of music, art, food and fall fun. Continue reading

Fall Weekend FUN! October 5-7 Atlanta Happenings

There’s so much to do this weekend that we’re telling you about it in plenty of time for you to make your plans.  Here goes.  Fingers crossed that the rain is gone!

Taste of AtlantaTaste of Atlanta – October 5-7, Tech Square in Midtown (5th and Spring Streets).   Sample from more than 80 Atlanta restaurants, watch live cooking demonstrations on 3 stages, enjoy a VIP wine, beer and cocktail experience, and so much more.   General admission tickets cost just $25 in advance, $35 at the event.   Don’t miss tasting from Atlanta’s best including Barcelona Wine BarBaraondaJCT Kitchen & BarThe Optimist and West Egg Café. Continue reading

Run, eat, drink (then eat and drink some more) this weekend in Atlanta

Head over to Phidippides Ansley Mall location today or wake up bright and early Saturday for day-of registration (closes at 7:00 am) for the Meaningful Miles 5K race Saturday, August 25, at Historic Fourth Ward Park.  The run, which benefits Back on My Feet Atlanta, begins promptly at 7:30 am.  Back on my Feet is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating independence and self-sufficiency within the homeless and other underserved populations by first engaging them in running as a means to build confidence, strength and self-esteem. Continue reading