For the eighth year, the Grant Park Conservancy welcomes thousands of guests to a weekend of fun for the entire family. The Summer Shade Festival features two Artist Markets, live music performances on three stages, tasty treats and beautiful late summer weather. Younger attendees will enjoy the Family Fun Zone, an area offering hands-on craft projects and kid-friendly entertainment like storytellers and puppet shows.
Each year the festival also welcomes its tasting extravaganza Corks & Forks: A Fine Food and Wine Event, which includes dishes from many of the city’s top chefs paired with wines and beers from around the world. Corks & Forks also provides a full schedule of cooking demonstrations and wine seminars.
Summer Shade Festival
Saturday, August 28: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, August 29: 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Corks & Forks: 1 – 5 p.m. both days
Adams Realtors 5K Run for the Park
Saturday, August 28: Registration at 7 a.m., Race begins at 8 a.m.
Historic Grant Park
625 Park Avenue SE, Atlanta 30312
Park Avenue/Berne Street intersection
The Summer Shade Festival is a free event. Tickets to Corks & Forks are $35 in advance and $45 at the door for each day. Tickets are available at www.summershade.org.
The Summer Shade Festival is organized by The Grant Park Conservancy. Saturday morning welcomes the Adams Realtors 5K Run for the Park. 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