The first annual Fall in the 4th festival presented by Aaron’s will take place in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood on Saturday, September 26, from noon until 7 pm. The festival includes live entertainment, an artists’ market (including 40 local artists), improv comedy sketches, food and beverage from neighborhood restaurants and children’s activities. Admission is $5 for adults and children under 12 are free.

The inaugural event will take place in the upper and lower parking lots of the Southern Dairies complex, located at the corner of Glen Iris Drive and North Avenue. In 2010, Fall in the 4th will be held on the grounds of the Historic Fourth Ward Park (H4WP), which is in its first phase of construction. The new park will transform a 35-acre site between North Avenue and Ralph McGill Boulevard from mostly surface parking lots into abundant green space, including a terraced lawn, amphitheater, picnic pavilion and boardwalk around the pond. Proceeds from Fall in the 4th will benefit the Historic  Fourth Ward Park Conservancy, whose mission is to develop, enhance, and maintain

The Historic Fourth Ward Park for the benefit of the citizens of Atlanta and its many visitors. When complete, the Historic Fourth Ward Park will be a 35-acre green space stretching roughly from North Avenue to Freedom Parkway. It is the first new Atlanta BeltLine park. Its first phase of construction, consisting of a storm water detention pond that will become the central amenity of the larger park, broke ground on October 15, 2008. Physical construction began this August.

Fall in the 4th presented by Aaron’s is sponsored by 99X, Atlanta Intown, Continental Wingate, Karlsson’s Gold, The Sunday Paper, 4th & Swift, Alta Old Fourth Ward Apartments, Atlanta’s Finest Dining, Atlanta Medical Center, Georgia Power, Mindzai Creative, Perennial Properties, Whynatte, 660, Atlanta Belting Company, Broadview Security, DixieHomeCrafters, Edgewood Corner Tavern, Massage Envy, Mclain & Merritt, SunTrust Mortgage, Taylor Construction, Gentle Dental and West Architecture.  

For further information: http://www.fallinthe4th.com or call (404) 577-4212

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.