Sunday in the Park | Oakland Cemetery

Oakland Cemetery is celebrating 43 years of Victorian tradition and fun by expanding its beloved Sunday in the Park festival into a week-long event! In addition to on-site events, a host of virtual content will be available throughout the week. 

Event Details
September 21st – 27th, 2020

Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

On-Site Happenings
Masks Required 

  • Fall Plant Sale
    Friday, September 25th & Saturday, September 26th
    Shop the Fall Plant Sale by reservation on Saturday and explore a great selection of interesting and hard-to-find plant! Historic Oakland Foundation members are invited to shop the special pre-sale early on Friday. Each customer may reserve one time slot and will have up to thirty minutes to shop.
  • Pop-Up Shops & Acoustic Performances
    Sunday, September 27th
    Oakland’s Museum Store will host a low-contact Pop-up Shop, showing off some of its curated, one-of-a-kind wares and specialty items for fall. Pop-up acoustic music and other surprises will also be in store, so grab some food to-go from one of the neighboring restaurants for a perfect picnic at Oakland!
  • Run Like Hell Virtual 5K
    Sunday, September 27th
    One of the city’s favorite races is going virtual, expanding to a two-week 5K! Keep an eye out for ghouls and goblins making a path through the cemetery in their Halloween best!
  • Oakland Cemetery Tours
    Saturday, September 26th & Sunday, September 27th
    Purchase tickets in advance for both full-length and mini-tours, as guests will be limited to 10 people per tour group. Full-length Sights, Symbols, and Stories of Oakland Tours will take place on Saturday at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. Mini-tours will be held every half hour on Sunday from Noon to 5:30. p.m.

Virtual Content
Keep up to date on Oakland Cemetery’s Facebook and Instagram pages all day Sunday, September 27th, for the main portion of the Sunday in the Park virtual content, featuring videos, special blog posts, and more!

  • Online Costume Contest
    Sunday, September 27th
    Oakland’s traditional Sunday in the Park costume contest kicks off the virtual Sunday in the Park festivities! Want to be a contestant? Submit a photo or video of your costume to by September 20th, and include a few lines of text describing the inspiration for the costumes, the work going into the creation of the costume, and anything else you’d like to add. Entries will be shared on Oakland’s Facebook page, where the public will vote for their favorite! Voting closes at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 27th, and winners will be announced at 4:00 p.m.
  • Oakland Trivia
    Friday, September 25th
    Take part in our virtual Oakland trivia sessions, with challenging questions that might stump even the most knowledgeable Oakland fans!
  • Virtual Workshops
    Saturday, September 26th & Sunday, September 27th
    Throughout the evenings, online workshops will give you the full Oakland experience – even at a distance. 

Sunday in the Park hails from the tradition of revering the dead by celebrating life! Back before cities built public parks, average people would bring a picnic basket, musical instruments, and maybe a few adult libations to the local cemetery, which was often one of the only patches of public space in town.

All proceeds from Sunday in the Park benefit Historic Oakland Foundation’s mission to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery.

More information on Oakland Cemetery’s 43rd Annual Sunday in the Park.

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