The 17th Annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival Returns This August

May 31, 2019

An annual tradition, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival will welcome music and art lovers to Atlanta’s oldest park for its 17th year on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, 2019. Produced by and benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy, the two-day, fun-filled festival will once again feature an impressive lineup of live music throughout the weekend in addition to an expansive artist market, Kids Zone, 5K run, and much more. Open to all ages and free to attend, the 17th annual festival will also have a diverse selection of local food trucks and vendors with offerings for all tastes, cocktails, a beer garden featuring acoustic music and family-friendly games and more. 


On Saturday morning at 8 a.m., runners, walkers and strollers are invited to take part in the annual Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K, which includes a free kid’s tot trot for ages 5 and under and a stroller stroll along the race course. Raising funds to support the Grant Park Conservancy, the course map start and finish will be at the main entrance to Zoo Atlanta. Pre-registration is available at or or onsite at 7 a.m.

Additional details about the 2019 festival including the full performer lineup will be announced in the coming months.  For the most up to date information, visit Stay connected on Twitter and Instagram at @GPSummerShade and Facebook at

What:              17th Annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival 

Where:            Grant Park
                        600 Cherokee Ave SE
                        Atlanta, GA 30312

When:             Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Cost:               Free; All Ages Welcome

Benefiting:     The Grant Park Conservancy - a non-profit, membership-based organization committed to the restoration, beautification, and maintenance of historic Grant Park.

Parking:          A parking lot is available off of Cherokee Avenue and there is street parking along Cherokee Avenue, Atlanta Avenue, Berne Street and Sydney Street. There will also be bike racks available for cyclists attending the event. 

About The Grant Park Conservancy: 
The Grant Park Conservancy (GPC) is a non-profit, membership-based organization committed to the restoration, beautification, and maintenance of historic Grant Park. Created in 1883, Grant Park is the oldest park in Atlanta and covers 131 acres. The Conservancy’s role is to spearhead and supplement projects in the park that could not otherwise be undertaken by the city due to staff and budget limitations. Visit for more information.

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