Stuff to do: Virginia Highlands Summerfest 2011 - June 4th and 5th
Saturday, June 4, 2011 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
?Sunday, June 5, 2011 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m Scenic and historic Virginia Ave.
(between ?North Highland Ave. & Park Drive)
As you can tell from my previous blogs over the last month or so I've been delighted to highlight some of our great city's summer festivals. Each year I find that the festivals get larger and more entertaining, this year's (28th annual) Virginia Highlands Summerfest is no different. Not only has the festival grown in size with the amount of vendors and people over the years, but this year brings a couple better known musical acts as well. Most notably will be Collective Soul's Ed Roland and his new band and the band Marcy Playground. Other musical acts include Decatur's Nathan Beaver, Lera Lynn and The Whiskey Gentry. All 3 are very talented and active local musicians/bands that I've covered regularly on my music blog, beatlanta.com. All of these acts are great for children as well.
Besides the wonderful music acts gracing the stage this year, the festival kicks off on Saturday with a 5k race at 8am. After the race kicks off will be a kids under 5 'tot trot' held in Inman Middle School field at 8:45am. You must register for both in advance at www.active.com. The festival's 'kidfest' area will be at howell Park (adjacent to Arcadia) on Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday 12-5.
There will also be more than 200 food and arts booths on the various streets around the festival. This is a great family and community event. We'll see you out there.
You can find a full schedule and any further information you need here.
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