Another Four Intown Atlanta Festivals this weekend
The Spring Festival season is not over yet, with more coming this weekend. Several Intown Atlanta neighborhoods are holding events this weekend, including Brookhaven, Downtown, Kirkwood and Virginia-Highland.
The event in Brookhaven this weekend is not a festival per-se, but a 5k run/walk/stroll through beautiful Ashford Park. Dubbed the Brookhaven Bolt, the $20 entry fee gets you a commemorative T-Shirt, and the proceeds go to help the Ashfor Park Elementary School. Also part of the event is the Kids Fun Run, a 1/2 mile run/walk for children 13 and under.
Downtown Atlanta hosts the Georgia Kite Festival in Centennial Olympic Park. In addition to the attraction of a myriad of fun kite designs flying over the park, there is also a Sound Stage with performances by musicians of various genres. The free festival also features is The Kidz Zone, where kids 3 to 12 can enjoy face painting, clowns, kite coloring and other games, and The Kite Construction Corner where children and adults can learn the basics of kite making.
Also this weekend is the Kirkwood Spring Fling, a festival, 5k race and Tour of Homes. The festival includes an artist market, live music and plenty of food and beverages. The kid's area will be under the shade of the Urban Tree House, a unique structure in the shape of the United States. The Tour of Homes includes 8 homes with Victorian, Craftsman, Greek Revival and Classic Bungalow styles represented.
Last on this alphabetical list is the 8th annual Taste of the Highlands. Held at John Howell Park in Virginia-Highland, this celebration of food and beverage benefits Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The festival, featuring tastings provided by nearly two-dozen neighborhood restaurants, also includes live musical performances.
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