Atlanta, GA (Vocus) April 21, 2010
Inman Park 39th Annual Spring Festival - Tour of Homes & Gardens: Atlanta’s eclectic and revered Inman Park Spring Festival will happen Friday, April 23 through Sunday, April 25, offering food, music, fun, the city’s largest street market, its most outrageous parade and a home tour.
Spring Festival & Tour of Homes & Gardens Quick Facts
WHAT: Inman Park 39th Annual Spring Festival - Tour of Homes & Gardens: Atlanta’s eclectic and revered Inman Park Spring Festival will happen Friday, April 23 (hour tour only on Friday) through Sunday, April 25, offering food, music, fun, the city’s largest street market, its most outrageous parade – voted Atlanta’s Best Neighborhood Parade by Atlanta Magazine - and a home tour that includes Victorian-era treasures, Craftsman Bungalows, contemporary gems, and stunning renovations. Mark your calendar….this is Atlanta’s best block party! Don’t miss it.
WHEN: Friday through Sunday, April 23-25, 2010
WHERE: Founded in 1889 just two miles from downtown Atlanta, historic Inman Park is the city’s oldest suburb. After periods of decline culminating in the 1950s, Inman Park was restored by a group of dedicated residents, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
WHO: Sponsored by the Inman Park Neighborhood Association (IPNA) - the non-profit association established in the early 1970s – to raise funds for local schools and theaters, and to contribute to the development of Atlanta’s Freedom Park, along with neighborhood improvement and beautification projects.
- Atlanta’s largest Street Market, offering more than 250 booths of antiques to handcrafted wares.
- A juried Arts and Crafts Show, including more than 150 of the Southeast’s finest artists displaying a wide variety of sculpture, photos, paintings, and mixed-media.
- The city’s quirkiest and most colorful Parade, led by the Inman Park Butterfly, followed by floats, bands, art cars, politicians, drill teams, The Seed and Feed Marching Abominable, clowns, jugglers, and many more. (Parade begins at 2:00 p.m. on Sat. April 24th.) The parade Grand Marshal is Kevin Rathbun, former Iron Chef and driving force behind neighborhood restaurants, Rathbun’s, Rathbun’s Steak and Krog Bar.
- A Tour of Homes & Gardens featuring elegant, turn-of-the-century Victorian homes, bungalows, contemporary designs and modern interpretations of traditional styles. For a complete list, visit our website Inman Park Festival. Tour hours are 12-4 on Friday, and 12-6 on Sat. and Sun. This year will feature eight homes, three gardens, and one church and include one of the neighborhood’s most unique houses, the former Woodruff family residence!!! Also, check out the spectacular lofts!
- Live Entertainment – including rock-n-roll, blues, swing, jazz, folk, bluegrass, world music. Featured acts will include Webb Wilder, Ike Stubblefield, Tinsley Ellis, Delta Moon, and the Charlie Wooten Project. Includes a stage sponsored by WONDERroot, an Atlanta-based non-profit arts organization committed to uniting artists and community to inspire positive social change
- Inman Park Dance Festival--a festival of classical and contemporary dance at the Trolley Barn. Come celebrate the 10th year of this unique “festival within a festival,” which has presented more than 375 dancers over the past decade.
- Children’s Activities Area returns to Springfield Park with inflatables, face-painting, and more.
- A wide variety of Food, Beverages and Beer on sale throughout the Festival.
TICKETS: Admission to all festival events is free. Tour of Homes tickets are available in advance for $15, and onsite for $20. Tickets can be purchased online at Inman Park Festival.
Friday, April 23 -- Noon – 4:00pm (House Tour Only)
Saturday, April 24 -- 11:00 – 8:30pm (Parade begins at 2:00 p.m.)
Sunday, April 25 -- 11:00 – 7:00pm
More Info: For more information about the Festival or Tour of Homes, call our hotline at 770-635-3711, or visit Inman Park Festival. Parking is extremely limited. Take Marta to Inman Park station, car pool, ride a bike or walk. No pets!