Annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival

An annual tradition, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival will welcome music and art lovers to Atlanta’s oldest park for two days of nonstop fun on Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27, 2017. Presented by and benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy (GPC), a non-profit, membership-based organization committed to the restoration, renovation, beautification and maintenance of historic Grant Park, the 15th annual festival will once again feature an impressive lineup of live music throughout the weekend on two stages in addition to an expansive artist market, Kids Zone, 5K run, and a dedicated VIP area. Open to all ages and free to attend, the 2017 festival will also have a diverse selection of local food trucks with offerings for all tastes, Monday Night Brewing craft beer, Bold Rock Cider, and Frida Khalo Tequila and Status Vodka cocktails and more.

Each year we welcome more than 200 artists working in a wide variety of materials, media and price ranges. If you are looking for something new, something unique or something special, the Summer Shade Festival Artist Market is the place to find it. Expect to discover everything from handmade soap to original oil paintings and from leather goods to statement jewelry. You will be delighted by the quality and variety of artists who join our festival.

Each year, runners, walkers and strollers are invited to kick off the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival, a two-day arts and music festival on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, 2017, at the annual Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K. The 15th annual race hosted by Grant Park’s premiere real estate company will take place Saturday, August 26, 2017, at 8 a.m. and once again feature a 5K, a free kid’s Tot Trot for ages 5 and under and a Stroller Stroll along the race course. With all proceeds benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy and its efforts to restore the park, the course map start and finish will be at the main entrance to Zoo Atlanta. Also serving as a Peachtree Road Race qualifier, the Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K will feature an awards ceremony, and participants ages 21 and up will receive a complimentary draft beer with a valid ID and race bib courtesy of Bill Adams & Adams Realtors at Dakota Blue. To pre-register or for more information, visit

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