The 9th annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival is Aug. 27 and 28, and 20,000-plus attendees are expected.

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.

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.

2 replies on “Grant Park Summer Shade Festival is Aug. 27-28”

  1. Shameless plug, if I may, for S & J’s Woodfired Pizza, who will be vending at the Summer Shade Festival again. (Last year’s Summer Shade was their first-ever event. “S” is my daughter, Sarah.)

    My wife and I spent the entire weekend at the festival, mainly being groupies for the woodired pizza concession. But we also enjoyed the art, the music, and the beautiful Grant Park.

    Highly recommended!

  2. Shameless plug, if I may, for S & J’s Woodfired Pizza, who will be vending at the Summer Shade Festival again. (Last year’s Summer Shade was their first-ever event. “S” is my daughter, Sarah.)

    My wife and I spent the entire weekend at the festival, mainly being groupies for the woodired pizza concession. But we also enjoyed the art, the music, and the beautiful Grant Park.

    Highly recommended!

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