Summerfest Events

Summerfest Events
June 3-4, 2017


Virginia-Highland Summerfest Art

Artist Market

Saturday, June 3 (10:00am-6:30pm)
Sunday, June 4 (10:00am to 6:00pm)

The juried Summerfest Artist Market is quickly becoming Atlanta’s premiere art show, specializing in fine, folk, and unique art. You can find original art in many price ranges and media, including: Painting, Photography, Clay, Metal, Stone, Wood, Jewelry, Glass, Textiles, and Mixed Media. Visit our Artist Market page for more information.


5K Road Race

This year’s Summerfest 5K Road Race will get going at 8:00 am Saturday June 3 and will feature 1,500+ runners winding their way through the streets of Virginia-Highland. The race, which is now an official qualifying race for the Peachtree Road Race, features electronic chip timing and runners are encouraged to register for the race in advance, as this race often closes out quickly.

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Pre-registered 5K Road Race participants can avoid the crowds and pick up their race number and t-shirt early. Race packets can be picked up at Phidippides at Ansley Mall on May 27 and May 29-31 (no packet pickup at Phidippides June 1-2). Packets can also be picked up inside the Virginia-Highland Church, 743 Virginia Ave. (across from Inman Middle School) on Friday, June 2 from 4:30pm – 7:30pm (packet pick-up only, no race registration).

Tot Trot

After the 5K Road Race (starting around 9:15am), children ages 7 and under can run, waddle or crawl to the finish line of the Tot Trot which will be held this year on the lawn of the middle eastern section of John Howell Park (near Barnett). Every child receives a blue ribbon and a t-shirt for participating. Registration ($10 per child) is on-site, day-of-race, starting at around 8 AM on the grass inside John Howell Park between where the statuary is and Barnett St.



Kidsfest is located in the western section of John Howell Park, in the area where the sand volleyball courts are. Kidsfest features unique games, crafts and activities for children of all ages, many of which are free. Times are Saturday, June 3, 2017 (10am to 3pm) and Sunday June 4, 2017 (10am to 3pm).




Summerfest always features a range of delicious food from an array of festival vendors and local restaurants. A variety of non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks are available throughout Summerfest.



Music Stages

The 2017 Summerfest Music Stages will again feature a variety of renowned local musicians along with nationally acclaimed singer-songwriters. Check back in April 2017 for the music line-up.