Virginia Highland Summerfest 2012
Celebrating 29 Years of Food, Fun & Art | June 2 – 3, 2012
[photogallerylink id=100588 align=right]dave-fm, and The Virginia-Highland Civic Association are proud to present the 28th annual Virginia-Highland Summerfest, June 2 – 3, 2012.
Visitors to Summerfest can celebrate the beginning of summer by shopping for original art in a variety of media – and by enjoying great food and an exceptional array of live dave-fm music.
Summerfest takes place along tree-lined Virginia Avenue, in the heart of the historic and charming Virginia-Highland neighborhood. Regularly recognized by local media as one of Atlanta’s best neighborhood festivals and consistently revered by art professionals as one of the best artists’ markets in the southeast, Summerfest is a great event for the entire family.
Saturday, June 2, 2012 – 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 3, 2012 – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m
Scenic and historic Virginia Ave. between
North Highland Ave. & Park Drive
Donations to the Va-Hi Civic Assn. are appreciated
SATURDAY, JUNE 2
12-00 – 1:15 / School of Rock All Stars
1:45 – 2:45 / Wesley Cook
3:15 – 4:15 / Best Brothers Band
4:45 – 6:00 / The Quaildogs
6:30 – 8:00 / Marc Broussard
SUNDAY, JUNE 3
12:15 – 1:15 / My Homework Ate My Dog
1:30 – 2:30 / Joshua Fletcher
3:00 – 4:00 / JK & The Lost Boys
4:30 – 6:00 / The Fixx
The juried Artists’ Market at the Virginia-Highland Summerfest 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/fiber, graphics and mixed media.
Visit the Artist Market page for more information.
5K: The Summerfest 5K takes place on Saturday, June 2, 2012, and features 1,000 runners winding through the neighborhood streets of Virginia-Highland. Registration for the 5K must be made in advance. See www.active.com to register with a credit card or running4fitness.com for details. There is no race-day registration.
Tot Trot: Following the 5K Race and starting at 9:00am Saturday, children aged 5 and under run, waddle or crawl to the finish line of the Tot Trot held in the Inman Middle School field at Greencove & Virginia. Every child receives a blue ribbon and a t-shirt for his/her participation. Registration ($10 per child) at www.active.com, or on-site, day of race.
Pre-registered 5K runners and tot trot need to pick up their packets if at all possible Friday, June 1, 2012, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Virginia Highland Church located at the corner of Virginia Ave & Ponce de Leon Place across from Inman Middle School.
The 92.9 dave-fm music stage will feature a variety of renowned local musicians along with nationally acclaimed singer songwriters. The music stage will be at Virginia Ave. and Greencove. See the list below.
The acoustic stage & street party will be held at the Virginia-Highland Island on Friday, June 1, 2012 from 8 pm to 11 pm and on Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 9 pm to 11 pm.
Kidsfest is located near Arcadia at the edge of John Howell Park. This year’s theme is “Wild Animal Safari”. Kidsfest features unique games, crafts, music and activities for children of all ages, and most are free. Times are Saturday, June 2, 2012 (10am to 3pm) and Sunday, June 3, 2012 (Noon to 3pm).
There is a limited mix of free parking lots, paid parking lots, and designated on-street parking.
Take the MARTA train to Midtown Station. Walk east on 10th street until it dead-ends into Monroe. Turn right onto Monroe. Turn left at the first traffic light onto Virginia. Walk up Virginia until you see Summerfest. The distance from Midtown MARTA is approximately 1 mile.