11th Annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival in Atlanta

A Weekend of Art, Music and Outdoor Fun Heads to Historic Grant Park
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ATLANTA - July 16, 2013 - PRLog -- For the eleventh year, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival welcomes art, music and outdoor fun to one of the city’s most beautiful historic neighborhoods. Presented by the Grant Park Conservancy, the Summer Shade Festival offers the perfect way to close out summer with a juried and a non-juried Artist Market, two stages of live music, an amazing Sunday Farmers Market, plenty to eat and drink and special activities for kids.

WHAT The weekend of events in historic Grant Park begins with the Adams Realtors 5K Run for the Park on Saturday morning, allowing runners and walkers to enjoy the historic neighborhood on foot. The festival officially opens at 10 a.m. with tons of art, the Carla Smith Kids Zone, live music and food and beverage booths galore.

Sunday morning festivities start at 9:30 a.m. when the Grant Park Farmers Market opens, followed by festival hours beginning at 11 a.m. The al fresco party doesn’t stop until 7:30 p.m.

From families looking for the next great puppet show to adults hoping to whoop it up one last time before fall begins, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival offers an ideal way to spend an entire weekend in the great outdoors. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Grant Park Conservancy, the organization responsible for maintaining Atlanta’s oldest city park.    

WHENSummer Shade Festival

Saturday, August 24: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday, August 25: 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Adams Realtors 5K Run for the Park

Saturday, August 24:Registration at 7 a.m., Race begins at 8 a.m.

Grant Park Farmers Market

Sunday, August 25: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE Historic Grant Park

800 Cherokee Avenue, Atlanta 30312


Park Avenue/Berne Street intersection and the Boulevard parking lot

Parking lots are located on Boulevard and Cherokee Avenue. Street parking is also available throughout the neighborhood.



TICKETSThe Summer Shade Festival is a free event. Some aspects may require the purchase of a ticket.


The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival supports the work of the Grant Park Conservancy. Grant Park – the city’s oldest public park – was initially established by a gift of 100 acres from the estate of railroad magnate Lemuel Pratt Grant in 1883. Grant Park was once referred to as a resort area due to its natural flowing springs, carriage trails, shaded walking paths and big beautiful trees. Today, Grant Park welcomes more than 2 million visitors each year who still enjoy it as a place of respite in a now busy city.

The Grant Park Conservancy is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation, restoration and maintenance of historic L.P. Grant Park. www.gpconservancy.org
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