Kicking off the festival on Saturday morning at 8 a.m. is the Adams Realtors 5K Run for the Park (more details on Page ?). The artist market will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Live entertainment also revs up at 10 a.m. and will continue to 11 p.m. and a children’s fun center opens at 11 a.m.
Also, back by popular demand is Corks & Forks — A Fine Food and Wine Event, which will be open both Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Atlanta’s top chefs will offer specialty items and participants will be able to taste some of the coolest wines and ales on the Atlanta market. Corks & Forks is a ticketed event with a limited number of tickets available $35 in advance or $45 at the gate. Saturday and Sunday tickets sold separately.
The event is planned and coordinated by the Grant Park Conservancy, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival, Inc., and Adams Realtors. Proceeds from the event benefit the Grant Park Conservancy and its efforts to restore the historic green space. For more information, visit gpconservancy.org.