Friday, August 31, 2018

Event Recap: Grant Park Summer Shade Festival

Is there a better way to say goodbye to summer than with a celebration full of music, food and drink in Atlanta’s oldest park? The correct answer is no, there really isn’t.

Grant Park welcomed Atlantans of all ages during the weekend of August 25 & 26 for the 16th annual Summer Shade Festival. Free to attend, the festival featured an impressive lineup of live musical guests, and expansive artist market, and a diverse selection of food truck fare, local beer and craft cocktails.
Live music on one of the stages at Summer Shade Festival


The crowds enjoying the live music


The two-day festival really had a little bit for everyone: A kid zone full of games and bouncy houses
for the little ones, a VIP lounge with an extensive selection of wine and delicious food for the 21+
crowd, and a dog competition for anyone who appreciates canine athletics. Or you could simply stroll
through the park with a drink in hand, perusing the works of local artists and enjoying live music.
Festival goers perusing the artist market

The variety of food was incredible this year!
The dog competition was impressive!

Presented by The Beacon Atlanta and benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy, the 2018 Summer Shade Festival raised more than $100,000 to help preserve the 120+ year old park. What a great note to wrap up summer on!

PS: All photos in this post were taken by Fabian Fernandez.