SUMMERFEST 2019

The 36th Annual Summerfest (5/31 – 6/2) is right around the corner! 

Summerfest kicks off on Friday, May 31 with the neighborhood parade, neighborhood dinner and movie for residents of Virginia-Highland.  The movie this year is The Greatest Showman and the parade has a fun circus theme.  We’ll have a few circus-related surprises this year at the community dinner and movie!

Friday also marks the start of the free Summerfest concerts.  Moontower will be playing from 8 – 11 at the stage at Virginia and North Highland and will cover the best of The Beatles and favorites from David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead and more.  The free music continues all weekend with bands on both the North-Highland Stage and the Main Stage in John Howell Park.  Additional information on the bands can be found at: https://www.vahisummerfest.org/music/

On Saturday morning, we have the always popular Summerfest 5K and Tot Trot.  This year, the 5k, which is a Peacthree Road Race qualifier, includes not only a great race tee shirt, but a free beer as well!  More information on the race, which starts at 8:00 am on Saturday, can be found athttps://www.vahisummerfest.org/run/

The amazing Summerfest artist market runs Saturday, 6/1 and Sunday 6/2 from 10:00 – 6:00.  In addition to the juried artist market with some of the top artists in the Southeast, we have an expanded Makers Market where you will get to explore booths from 30+ artisans and vendors who offer one-of-a-kind items that ignite the senses.

We have some exciting changes this year as well.  There will be a Corn Hole Tournament on Saturday.  https://www.vahisummerfest.org/events/#cornhole We have also expanded Kidsfest and expect it to be the best one yet!

Additional details on Summerfest are available on our new Summerfest website: https://www.vahisummerfest.org/about/

We look forward to seeing you at Summerfest on 5/31, 6/1 and 6/2!

 

WHEN

·         Friday, May 31 from 8 to 11 p.m. – Acoustic Street Party only

·         Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Artist Market and Makers Market close at 6:30 p.m.)

·         Sunday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

WHERE 

·         Virginia Avenue between North Highland Avenue and Park Drive and John Howell Park.

COST

·         Admission to Summerfest, including all of the live music, is free.

Katie Voelpel
Author: Katie Voelpel

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