Atlanta Adopts the Bicycle!!

The city of Atlanta is quickly becoming a proponent of bicycles and the month of June offers several opportunities for residents to experience this first hand. Often referred to as the poster child for suburban sprawl, Atlanta has recently been putting an emphasis on becoming more pedestrian friendly. This can be seen in the countless mixed-use developments that are popping up on every street corner, the push to further extend and develop the Atlanta Beltline, talks of adding bike lanes on major thoroughfares and even a bike share program? Yep that’s right, Atlanta is getting its very own bike share program, similar to that of NYC’s Citi Bike. See what else Atlanta has in store this June for it’s two-wheeling civilians!

Atlanta Streets Alive – June 12th 4-8pm atl streets alive

Atlanta Streets Alive is a program that opens the streets to the people by temporarily closing them to cars. Inspired by open street projects all over the world, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition has brought this new healthy, sustainable and vibrant city experience to Atlanta. This month’s event will take place on the 2.7 mile stretch of Peachtree Street from Edgewood to 17th Street. The event kicks off with a bicycle parade where participants are encouraged to decorate their bikes and themselves. This year’s “stripe” theme is an effort to push for bike lanes/stripes on Peachtree Street. The free, family-friendly event is open to anybody on foot, bicycle or other human-powered activities. After the parade, patrons can enjoy a hosts of other activities like music, dancing, eating, relaxing, and otherwise just enjoying their city and the people who make it what it is. (more…)

2017-07-03T17:11:00-04:00June 8th, 2016|Categories: Atlanta Real Estate News, Events|

Virginia Highland Summerfest 2016

Summerfest-2016The Virginia-Highland Summerfest celebrates 33 years of Art, Food and Fun this weekend June 4th and 5th.  The Virginia Highland Summerfest has grown over the years to become one of Atlanta’s premier festivals featuring a huge artists market, 5K road race, kidsfest, food trucks, music stages and more. This free, family-friendly event runs Saturday June 4th from 10am to 11pm (Artist Market closes at 6:30) and Sunday June 5th from 10am to 6pm.

This year, on the Friday evening preceding Summerfest (June 3rd) there will be a residents-only gathering. The evening will kick off with a community parade. The parade theme is the upcoming Rio Summer Olympics, with awards given for best costumes. Afterwards a neighborhood dinner and movie will be held at the John Howell Park. Dinner will be provided by Atkins Park and the featured movie will be Rio 2, an animated adventure-comedy fit for the whole family. Admission to the dinner/movie will be free to VaHi residents, $10 for guests/$5 for children. (more…)

2017-07-03T17:11:00-04:00May 31st, 2016|Categories: Atlanta Real Estate News, Events|Tags: , |

Inman Park Spring Festival & Tour of Homes 2016

Inman Park FestivalThis year’s Inman Park Festival and Tour of Homes will take place the weekend of April 30th through May 1st and will include a little bit of everything.  Live music, activities for the kids, the Tour of Homes, a street parade, artists’ market and of course..people watching!  The weekend-long event is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the city’s incredible Spring weather, meet your neighbors, and poke around all those houses you’ve always wanted to look inside!

The Spring festival season is all about getting out and enjoying the weather, friends and community. There isn’t a better place to do this than Inman Park. Considered one of the nation’s first “Garden Suburbs”, a great importance was placed on the layout of streets, parks, and public spaces during its development. This foresight in the planning process has become one of Inman Park’s primary features. (more…)

2017-07-03T17:11:00-04:00April 27th, 2016|Categories: Atlanta Real Estate News, Events|Tags: , , |

Pub Crawl on the Atlanta Beltline 2015

pub crawl on the beltlineIt’s that time of year again, the Pub Crawl on the Atlanta Beltline will be held on Saturday, December 12th 2015. The event will start at 1:00pm and end at 5:00pm, as if you would have any intention other than continuing to eat and drink! Taking place along the Eastside trail from Krog Street Market on one end and Park Tavern on the other, there’s a lot to take in.

Ticket holders will receive a map of the pub crawl route, a list of all participating bars and specials as well as a wrist band good for 5 complimentary drinks along the way. If you don’t have a ticket, don’t worry, anyone can tag along! this is a great opportunity to get out with friends and family and enjoy the beltline at it’s best.

There will be a number of bars and restaurants offering food and drink specials. Here are a few favorites, Pure Taqueria Inman park, Two Urban Licks, Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall and (more…)

2017-07-03T17:11:00-04:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , |

5 Family Friendly Halloween Events 2015

Here is a list of 5 great family friendly Halloween events for 2015!halloween

Goblins in the Garden (Midtown) – The Atlanta Botanical Gardens invites you to bring the kids all dressed up for a day of festivity on Sunday October 25th. The little ones will have a chance to show off their costume on the Goblin Runway, participate in fall-themed crafts and ride a pony or train. The garden’s themselves have even gotten into the spirit of things with scarecrows scattered throughout.

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens, located between Virginia Highland and Ansley Park, are an expansive 30 acres located in the North corner of Piedmont Park. Hanging walkways traverse the landscape giving guests a unique, outdoor experience in the heart of the city. Hosts to several summer concerts, learning opportunities for the young ones, fundraisers, and extravagant holiday lights! (more…)

2017-07-03T17:11:00-04:00October 21st, 2015|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , , |

Candler Park Fall Fest and Tour of Homes

Candler Park Fall FestAtlanta’s very own Candler Park Fall Fest & Home Tour celebrates it’s 15th birthday this year! A favorite among Atlanta native’s, this free, family-friendly event will take place Saturday, Oct. 3rd and Sunday, Oct. 4th. The festival features live music all weekend, a massive, local artist market, quality food and drink, and fun for the whole community! This years’ Home Tour will even feature several treehouses and a truly unique community garden.

Over the years the Candler Park Fall Fest has come to represent the transition of seasons as we welcome the cooler, fall weather. This is a great event for the whole community as it offers a chance for neighbors and families to get out and interact with each other and truly appreciate the park that helps make this neighborhood one of the best places to live in Atlanta! Check out my Candler Park neighborhood page for all things Candler Park. (more…)

2017-07-03T17:11:00-04:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , |

Fall Atlanta Home Show and Outdoor Living Expo

fall_atlanta_home_showThe 32nd Annual Fall Atlanta Home Show and Outdoor Loving Expo is back at the Cobb Galleria Center September 11th-13th. This is Georgia’s largest and longest running fall home show with over 300+ exhibitors showcasing the latest home products and services for both indoor and outdoor living.

This three day event offers tons of inspiration and ideas to enhance your home, whatever your style or interests. Red Hare Brewing Company will be sponsoring the Backyard Beer Garden. Treat yourself to a cold one and imagine the backyard of your dreams. Reliable Heating and Air is another sponsor who will hosts dozens of seminars and talks each day on everything from pet-friendly landscapes and outdoor kitchens to 2015’s design trends and a live broadcast of the Home Fix It Show. (more…)

2017-07-03T17:11:01-04:00August 31st, 2015|Categories: Events|Tags: |

Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival and Lantern Parade

O4W Fall Fest 2The first ever Old 4th Ward Fall Festival to be held Friday, September 11th and Saturday, September 12th at the O4W park at 592 N. Angier Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. This two day festival is a celebration of the surrounding community and its development over the past few years culminating on Saturday night with the 6th annual Lantern Parade.

The festival will have all sorts of entertainment including live music, family friendly activities, and an Emerging Artists Pavilion showcasing a range of art mediums from photography and ceramics to jewelry and hand crafted items.

There will be a food truck rally with ATL’s best mobile eateries as well as adult beverage stations throughout the grounds sponsored by Sweetwater and Svedka. (more…)

2017-07-03T17:11:01-04:00August 31st, 2015|Categories: Events|Tags: , , |

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival

grant_park_summer_shade_festivalThe 13th annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival will take place the last weekend of August this year. This two-day, FREE festival offers fun for all ages with live music, games and food and drink. Proceeds help to support the Grant Park Conservancy, a non-profit dedicated to the preservation, restoration and enhancement of Grant Park. In the midst of Atlanta’s (over)development craze, organizations like this are all the more important!

To kick things off, there will be a 5K run through the park starting at 8am Saturday morning, followed by a free Tot Trot. You can register here. Regular festival hours are Saturday 10am to 10pm, and Sunday 11am to 7pm. Once inside the festival guests will enjoy live music featuring local acts such as Adron and Ruby Bell & the Soulphonics. Take a stroll through the artists market with over 100+ original artists from around the country. If you get hungry there are numerous food vendors slinging everything from corn dogs to salads! (more…)

2017-07-03T17:11:01-04:00August 13th, 2015|Categories: Events|Tags: , |

Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival

old_fourth_ward_arts_festivalThe 3rd annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday June 27th and 28th.  The event will take place at the Historic Fourth Ward Park from 10am – 6pm and is free to the public.

With a focus on blending the arts and progressive neighborhood with its rich history, this festival is the perfect embodiment of the revitalized community that is the Old Fourth Ward.  With the addition of the beltline and all the development that has come with it, Old 4th Ward is a prime example of urban redevelopment and innovation. Patrons can explore the recently finished park while taking in some of the best local and national art. (more…)

2017-07-03T17:11:01-04:00June 16th, 2015|Categories: Events|Tags: , |