1044880_655750447788248_808398280_nThe second annual Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival will take place in Historic Fourth Ward Park along the BeltLine Eastside Trail  on Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29. There will be art vendors,  live music in the amphitheater, local food, drinks, a children’s area, hands-on art demonstrations, games, and much more. The event is free, open to all ages and dogs are welcome.

In addition to 200 local and regional artists and artisans, including photographers Rob Simmons and Chris Mason and painters Whitney Summerford and Kristin Thorson, and a new Binder’s Emerging Artist Pavilion, this year’s festival will feature live acoustic performers throughout the weekend. Festival goers can sit back, relax and enjoy live music from Nena Dubois, Laughlin, Reckless Mercy, Battlefield Collective, Adam Klein, Faithless Town, SenoritAwesome!, Rachel Wiggins, Chris Stalcup & The Grange, Truckstop Confidential and Sabbatical Year.

Food will be provided by Roly Poly, the Genki-to-Go Food Truck, Williamson Bros. BBQ, Yumbii, Sunshine Sammies, King of Pops, Jalapeno Corndog and The Bubble Tea Truck. The Atlanta Sports and Social Club will also be serving up a bevy of games like giant Jenga, Cornhole, and Bear Pong to test the skills of event goers of all ages.

Hours at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.m on Saturday and 11 a.m. to  6 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit oldfourthwardparkartsfestival.com.

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.