Monday, June 24, 2013

Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival This Weekend! ($110 Value #Giveaway!)

It's officially summer here in Atlanta, and what better way to kick off the season than with a local festival that offers something for the whole family?!  Next weekend, June 29th and 30th, Atlanta will be host to the inaugural Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival, featuring more than 125 artists, many of which are from right here in Georgia!
old fourth ward park arts festival
O4W is one of Atlanta's hidden gems, and is home to a wide array of locally owned shops, restaurants, and more, making it a great place to celebrate our local talent.  The Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival is taking place in the new Historic 4th Ward Park, one of the first completed urban park elements of the Atlanta Beltline Project.  This modern park is beautifully constructed with bike and walking paths surrounding the pond, and a very cool playground for the kids.
historic fourth ward park
historic fourth ward park playground
From the Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival website: 
"The historic Old Fourth Ward Park area is rich with diversity and one of the most enthusiastic art communities in the Atlanta area. This event will feature up to 185 fine painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more! The Festival will also offer visitors the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, participate in hands-on arts activities, and enjoy festival foods and beverages.  The Festival benefits a scholarship fund for local artists administered by the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces."

Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival

When: Saturday, June 29th 10-6; Sunday, June 30th 11-6
Where: Historic 4th Ward Park?, 592 N. Angier Ave. NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Food trucks: Roly PolyWilliams Brothers BBQHappy Belly 
Live music: Neil CribbsJeremy Wayne DeanCaleb Warren and The Perfect GentlemanRussell McLaughlinWesley CookJesse Tyler, Radio Birds, and more!
Local artists:  125+ booths (participating artist list)
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Cost: Free admission & parking (Atlanta Bike Coalition will also be onsite offering bike valet services)
Children's Entertainment: Inflatables, sand art and face painting (activity tickets are required)
Pets: Dogs are welcome to join in the fun too, just be sure to bring a leash and pick up behind them!

Sounds pretty cool right? You can spend the whole afternoon strolling through the artist booths, munching on local food, listening to music and letting the kiddos play on the playground.  And did I mention there will be adult beverages available for purchase as well?  It's sure to be an awesome way to spend the weekend with your family!

***Giveaway Alert***

The folks over at the festival have even given me and several other Atlanta bloggers a $110 Festival Prize Pack to give away to one of our readers!  It includes $50 in Artist Bucks, 2 lunch vouchers (meal and drink), and up to 4 children's bracelets for unlimited inflatable play!  The giveaway ends at midnight on Thursday 6/28, use the form below to enter:

a Rafflecopter giveaway Want more chances to win?  Be sure to follow the Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival on Facebook and Instagram, as they'll be giving away $50 in Artist Bucks to spend at the festival every day this week! 

Disclosure - I was compensated for promoting the festival and giveaway.  As always, all opinions are my own.

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