Atlanta’s oldest park welcomes to you a weekend of fun at the 17th Annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival! The two-day is the perfect opportunity to grab a blanket, bring your whole family, and bid adieu to Summer.
August 24th – August 25th, 2019
Saturday | 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday | 11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Summer Shade Festival gets its name from Grant Park’s oldest and shadiest trees, so you and your family will be protected from the summer heat. The park will also have misting tents to provide you with a cool spray as you wander through the festival’s abundant activities.
Between the Artists Market, live performances, a 5K race, craft beer, delicious food, and children’s activities, there will be plenty to keep you and your family entertained!
5K Run for the Park
The Grant Park Summer Shade Festival kicks off on Saturday morning with the Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K. Runners, walkers, and strollers are welcome to participate. With awards by age group, a tot trot and a stroller race, the Adams Realtors 5K raises funds to support the Grant Park Conservancy.
It wouldn’t be a festival without something special for the kids! An extensive lineup of performers, artists, storytellers, and musicians will delight and entertain on the kid’s stage. Get hands-on in a variety of craft activities, and test your bravery at the Spider Jump!
Kick back and relax on the plentiful greenspace as you enjoy live tunes across two stages! It’s no surprise that the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival has earned a reputation as the place to see some of the hottest up-and-coming bands as well as a plethora of local talent.
The celebrated market will feature fun for adults and kids, and a wealth of vendors selling an array of artisanal goods including artwork, fresh foods, and more!
The festival is free to attend, and all ages are welcome! Festival-goers are encouraged to ride their bikes to the festival and park it for free with the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition Bike Valet.
Proceeds from the Summer Shade Festival benefit the Grant Park Conservancy, the organization responsible for maintaining the city’s oldest park.