Fire in the Fourth Festival This Saturday, May 20th

May 19, 2017

 

A Curated Street Experience Featuring Live, Local Performances; History Presentations; Fire Games; Sculptures; Food, Drink and More

 

This Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 3 to 11 p.m.

 

WHAT: 

Igniting for the third year, this year’s Fire in the Fourth festival is set for Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 3 to 11 p.m. Hailing the historic Great Atlanta Fire of 1917, which burned over 50 city blocks in the Old Fourth Ward, this year's fête will celebrate with a never-before-seen interactive installation of the 100-year history of Boulevard. The festival features blazing main stage music performances, fiery theatre performances, and a diverse offering of live, local musicians, dancers, visuals artists, circus performers and more. All proceeds from Fire in the Fourth will benefit the Old Fourth Ward Business Association’s beautification and public safety initiatives. The event is open to all ages and free to attend. For more information including the full list of attractions and/or to purchase VIP tickets, please visit www.fireinthe4th.com.

 

WHEN: 

Saturday, May 20, 2017 beginning at 3 p.m. 

 

WHERE: 

The Fire in the 4th Festival is in heart of Atlanta ON Edgewood and Auburn Avenues BETWEEN Jackson Street and Boulevard. 

 

TICKETS: 

The event is free for all ages and will be held no matter rain or shine. VIP Tickets are available for purchase for $60 until Friday, May 19, 2017 and are $70 on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  For more information, directions or to purchase tickets visit http://www.fireinthe4th.com/. 

 

SCHEDULE: 

http://www.fireinthe4th.com/schedule/

 

SAMPLING OF ACTIVITIES:

Interactive Installation featuring 100 Years of Boulevard in Old Fourth Ward 

Ride the Fire Bike Tour

Atlanta History Center Scavenger Hunt

Atlanta Fire Rescue Department

Face Painting

Kindezi School O4W

Imperial OPA Performers

Fire Gallery 

Wicked Weed Brewing Tasting Tents 

ChooseATL Photo Booth 

Fire Skeeball by Fire on the Midway 

 

MAIN STAGE:

3:00 PM > Imperial OPA Sideshow
4:30 PM > Sailing to Denver A unique spin on Roots-Rock Americana
6:00 PM > Soulhound Groove, Funk and R&B
7:00 PM > Seed & Feed Marching Abominable on Edgewoood Ave
8:00 PM > Wasted Potential Brass Band Fire themed covers
9:00 PM >  Circus Combustus Fire Show with DJ Scot-o-matic
11:00PM > Fire in the Fourth burns out for 2017

 

VENDORS & RESTAURANTS: 

Condesa Coffee

Dogs on Wheels Cart on Edgewood

Fish Surpreme

Genki Noodles & Sushi

Island Noodles

King of Pops on Edgewood and Auburn Aves

Mix’d Up Burgers

Queen of Cream

Thumbs Up

The Sound Table

Avenue Edgewood Pizzeria

Edgewood Corner Tavern

Café Circa

Georgia Beer Garden 

Mother Bar & Restaurant

Delightful Eats

Noni’s

Harolds Chicken & Ice Bar

http://www.fireinthe4th.com/schedule/food/

 

STREET CLOSURES:  

 

  • Auburn Avenue from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

  • Edgewood Avenue from 7 a.m.-3 a.m. on 5/21

  • Chamberlain Street  from 7 a.m.-3 a.m. on 5/21

 

PARKING: 

 

(Free) Parking Available:

  • At the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site lot off of John Wesley Dobbs Avenue NE

  • Street Parking on Edgewood Avenue from Boulevard to Krog Street

 

(Paid) Parking Available:

  • Lot - at corner of Edgewood Ave and Boulevard

  • Lot - at corner of Edgewood Ave and Hilliard

  • At Wheat Street Baptist Church at Auburn Avenue and Jackson Street

  • At Liberty Baptist Church at Chamberlin and Jackson Street

 

For additional options and a detailed map, visit http://www.fireinthe4th.com/get-here/. 

 

RAIN OR SHINE: 

This is a rain or shine event free for all ages. 

 

WEBSITE:

www.o4wba.com

 

CONNECT:

Twitter - @O4WBA

Facebook - www.Facebook.com/O4WBA

Instagram - @O4WBA

 

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