The Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest features live local music, a DIY lantern making area, food trucks, a kids’ play area, Whole Paws Pet Zone, local artists/vendors and more. The festival’s prime location along the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail makes it the ideal place to view the Lantern Parade, which steps off at 8:15 pm on Saturday, September 9 from the southern end of the Eastside Trail at Irwin St. Free grandstand seating with an excellent view of the parade will be available to festival attendees.
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Here’s a look at what guests can expect at Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest 2017:
Two days of live local music gets started on Friday at 5:30 pm with Sydney Rhame. At 7:00 pm Trash Panda performs, and at 8:45 pm the evening’s headliner, Family and Friends, takes the stage. Saturday’s music lineup begins at 1:00 pm with Breeze Kings. The Pussywillows follow at 2:30 pm, Electric Darling takes over at 4:00 pm, I.R.E. performs at 5:30 pm, and headliner Walden wraps up the live performances starting at 7:15 pm. At 8:30 pm, DJ Jobe takes the stage as host of the 2017 Lantern Parade Party!
Guests will be able to enjoy Atlanta’s favorite food trucks, free samples of Bai’s newest enhanced water flavors, free Fontis water hydration stations and a variety of beer, wine and spirit concessions. Take in the day’s college football action at a covered sports bar featuring 4 viewing screens and plenty of shade from the sun. New for this year: a Friday night craft beer tasting area, featuring more than 50 beers made by local brewers on or near the Atlanta BeltLine’s current and future trails.
Guests can immerse themselves in the spirit of the Lantern Parade by creating their own glowing lantern at the festival. Purchase a DIY Lantern Kit in advance for $20. DIY kits include 16″ round lantern with support stick, LED lantern light with batteries and access to the festival’s DIY decorating tent with all of the arts and crafts supplies needed to create a parade lantern at their own pace. Appropriate for everyone – children to adults! Keep in mind, you must have a lantern to participate in the Lantern Parade.
Not only is the entire Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest pet-friendly (dogs must be on leash at all times), but you can keep your pet hydrated and entertained at The Whole Paws Pet Zone, sponsored by Whole Foods Market. Please note that pets are NOT permitted in the Lantern Parade.