Happening this Weekend in Old Fourth Ward

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Wow this weekend is going to be packed full of great things in Atlanta's hotbed of Old Fourth Ward. Home to Ponce City market, the East Side Beltline and Old Fourth Ward Historic Park there will be a huge variety to do this weekend and its all starting in a few hours. The exciting events include the PEACE Park meeting and gathering, Fall in the Fourth Tour of Homes, O4W Fall Festival, the Beltline Lantern Parade Moving in the Spirit Open House, The Ponce City Market Rooftop and so much more. So if you are looking for a fun and entertaining weekend head on over to O4W for all the excitement!

Friday Night

5-8PM - PEACE Park Community Visioning will take place. Come out to PEACE Park at Parkway and Wabash for a great neighborhood gathering in the park to talk about the vision for the new park and its plans for renovation and re-direction. It's sure to be a fantastic time and a wonderful opportunity to meet the neighbors.

5-11PMOld Fourth Ward Fall Festival is quite the extravaganza happening both Friday and Saturday in the Old Fourth Ward Skate Park. This festival benefits the Atlanta Beltline Partnership and has so many activites of fun for everyone. The festival will have LIVE Music, Food Trucks, Local Artists & Vendors, Lantern Workshops (for the AWESOME Parade tonight, KOP Yoga, Sports Bar and even FREE grandstand seating for the best view of the Lantern Parade. There will be a pet zone too so bring your furry friends for an exciting night. Check out the Facebook Event Page as well.

7:15PM-12AM - The Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade is a STUNNING event you do not want to miss. Thousands will be on hand making lanterns and walking the Beltline for an extravaganza of light and creativity. This is a spectacle not to be missed. The event boasts:

       "Everyone is always invited to walk in the Lantern Parade! The lantern parade is based in your creative participation. There is no parade without you and your lantern! Make your masterpiece lantern at home or take a workshop! Parade line-up will begin at 7:15 on Irwin Avenue at the start of the Eastside Trail. We will step-off at 8:15 and finish in Piedmont Park at Park Tavern. The Lantern Parade kicks-off the season of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, the largest public art exhibit in the southeast! Our little seven year old parade has nearly gotten too big for her britches! The BeltLine reported 60,000 folks participating and attending in 2015. To help the parade grow sweetly, we've written a Lantern Parade Game Book and FAQ's. Help us raise this child up right!

Lantern Parade Game Book
1. You need a lantern to walk in the parade.
2. Yield to bands and large lanterns.
3. Strut! And keep moving north.
4. Walk your bike, not your dog.
5. No flying lanterns.
6. Take your trash with you.
7. Have a blast!"

 

You can REGISTER HERE and check out some cool ideas for your LANTERNS HERE. This is an event you do not want to miss. Plus there are some AMAZING restaurants and bars all along the Beltline to enjoy as you view or join the parade. 

Saturday

11AM-1PM Moving in the Spirit Open House working from the JD Sims Recreation Center in O4W this international group works to teach dance and creativity to children from professionals in various industries. This is a fantastic program and will be an exciting day for the kids. Come by and check it out. There will be:

• demo dance classes
• stage tours and class registration
• face painting
• free Moving in the Spirit merchandise!

 

12PM-11PM - Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival is quite the extravaganza happening both Friday and Saturday in the Old Fourth Ward Skate Park. This festival benefits the Atlanta Beltline Partnership and has so many activites of fun for everyone. The festival will have LIVE Music, Food Trucks, Local Artists & Vendors, Lantern Workshops (for the AWESOME Parade tonight, KOP Yoga, Sports Bar and more. There will be a pet zone too so bring your furry friends for an exciting night.

Sunday

12-5PM Fall in the Fourth TOUR OF HOMES where you will see some of the most exciting homes in the neighborhood. The event site denotes:

"Enjoy the unique charms of the historic Old Fourth Ward this Fall on September 11th from 12pm-5pm. Our annual home tour features a wide variety of incredible living spaces including stunning lofts, classic, and contemporary designs. Whether modernists or traditionalists- you’ll be inspired to start some new decoration projects in your own home. Tour proceeds will benefit Old Fourth Ward neighborhood organizations along with the beautification projects along the Boulevard corridor. We can’t wait to see you on the tour this September 11th!"

All WEEKEND LONG 

Ponce City Market will be serving up the best food and entertainment in the city. Be sure to visit the FOOD & RETAIL DIRECTORY to see all the fantastic choices of food shopping and more. AND WOW be sure you go to the SKYLINE PARK for amazing drinks, games, views and more. It's truly one of the coolest places in the city to visit. 

After your visit you will see why this has become the most happening neighborhood in the city. As the local real estate expert for the neighborhood I will be on hand all weekend to help. Call me Bru Krebs at 404-984-0243 or send me an email at bru@atlprime.com. You can see more about the neighborhood from the O4W Community Page on my web site brukrebs.com.

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Have an Amazing Weekend!

- Bru Krebs, Associate Broker