Summerfest Events for Residents

Summerfest Events for Residents
June 3, 2016

On the Friday preceding Summerfest (June 3, 2016 for this year’s festival), events are held especially for Virginia-Highland residents: a parade, picnic dinner and outdoor movie.

Neighborhood Parade


The theme for the 2016 community parade is Rio Olympics. Display your Olympic spirit by dressing up in creative costumes as we celebrate the upcoming summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. These Olympic games will be the first games held in South America!

Where: Ace Intown Hardware (Drewry/N. Highland across from CVS)
When: Friday, June 3, 2016

Check-in time: 6:30 pm
(Bring your photo ID so you can snag your dinner tickets when you check-in). Please bring some cash as well – there is a $5 suggested donation to participate in the parade.

The parade will start PROMPTLY at 7:00 pm

The parade begins at the top of Drewry, proceeds right onto Barnett, and ends at John Howell Park Field (about 0.6 miles), which is the location of the community dinner for residents.

Awards will be announced at the conclusion of the parade during the neighborhood dinner. Make sure to listen; you could be a winner!

You may register early for the parade by completing the form below.

Dinner and Outdoor Movie

The community/volunteers dinner and outdoor movie will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016, starting at 7:30 pm. The usual awesome cook-out fare will be provided by Atkins Park. This year the community dinner and movie will again be located on the grassy area on the eastern edge of John Howell Park, near Barnett St. You must bring ID to verify Virginia-Highland residency.

Movie: This year’s outdoor movie will be Rio 2, an animated adventure-comedy rated “G”. Macaws Blu, Jewel and their 3 children leave their domesticated life in Rio for a journey to the Amazon to explore the world and their rain forest roots. Once there, the family encounters many characters. Blu tries to fit in and meets his father-in-law.

The movie is free and will begin at dusk (usually around 8:45 PM) inside John Howell Park.