The 2013 Grant Park Summer Shade Festival

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Enjoy the last blast of summer at the 11th Annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival! Taking place this weekend, August 24 and 25, the festival at Historic Grant Park features an exciting mix of activities, events and entertainment.  Each year, the festival celebrates Atlanta’s oldest public park with an outdoor weekend festival featuring a diverse Artist Market, live music from acclaimed performers, fun activities for children and plenty to eat and drink. The Summer Shade Festival welcomes visitors to Grant Park and the beautiful historicneighborhood, and even better, the festival supports the Grant Park Conservancy, the organization responsible for maintaining the 131.5 acres of this amazing public green space. The Summer Shade Festival kicks off with the Adams Realtors 5K Run for the Park on Saturday morning. Following the run, Summer Shade opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday with a juried and a non-juried Artist Market including more than a hundred artists working in all types of media from jewelry to pottery and from painting to wearable art. Many returning and new artists will be in attendance. The crafty and fine art is accompanied by live music on two stages featuring a wide variety of genres … it always sounds best in the open air! Throughout the festival, you’ll find lots of food and bev

erage choices, and families won’t want to miss the Kids Zone, filled with activities and entertainment for the younger set. New this year, we’ve set up Go Grant Park at the Pavilion. This area will be a showcase of Grant Park and neighboring organizations, attractions and businesses. Look here for demos, activities and performances that display some the uniqueness of this intown neighborhood. Sunday at the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival opens with the Grant Park Farmers Market beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Milledge Fountain area off Cherokee Avenue. The festival opens at 11 a.m. and keeps the party going all day with more art, music, food and fun for all ages. Visit the website or the festival page on Facebook!
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