The 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.
Don’t stay out too late Friday night as the Summerfest 5K Road Race starts at 8am on Saturday. On-site registration will take place at Yeah Burger! Followed by a tot-trot at John Howell Park for the little ones. The official Summerfest will begin shortly after at 10am on Saturday. This years artist market will feature 230+ of the Southeast’s finest artist. The eclectic art show has everything from paintings, sculptures and jewelry to photography, graphics and mixed media. The Summerfest music lineup has something to offer everyone with both an acoustic stage and a main stage. Don’t miss the Dirty Dozen Brass Band on Sunday afternoon at the main stage.
New this year! – Margarita Tasting Tent! This 21 and up tent will be located right next to the main stage and offer a variety of different margaritas to try out. Options include classic on the rocks, Pomegranate, Mango and Jalapeno.
In an effort to reduce traffic and improve safety (looking at you margarita taste testers), there will be a Bike Valet. This or walking will be the easiest way in and out of the festival. It will be located on the corner of Virginia Ave and Ponce de Leon Place.
For more information visit the Virginia Highland Summerfest homepage