The Sweet Auburn Festival takes place on historic Auburn Avenue in the Sweet Auburn corridor which houses some of Atlanta’s most important contributions to the civil rights movement. From Martin Luther King’s National Historic Site to the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Auburn Avenue is a piece of Downtown Atlanta’s most rich and storied past.
During the weekend long festivities that are the Sweet Auburn Festival, attendees have the pleasure of experiencing historic Auburn Avenue at its best. Hundreds of vendors line the streets selling clothes, art, jewelry, bath and body products, books and food. Alongside the vendors are special activity stations where children and adults can enjoy interactive games that engage the mind and the body.
One of the hallmarks of the Sweet Auburn Festival is the amazing variety of entertainment options available. There are five different stages set up in various sections of the three and half block long route which feature a different theme. There is the Just for Women stage, the Calhoun Park stage, the Youth stage, the Dobbs Plaza stage and the Inspirational stage. Attendees can enjoy a wide range of musical and entertainment acts in all five of these stage areas.
This festival is more than buying local wares and watching entertainers perform. The Sweet Auburn Festival offers up various educational expos for those who are seeking knowledge and in depth information regarding various topics such as business and technology, car and bikes, arts and crafts, health and fitness and film and literary fields.
No festival is complete without a healthy offering of food. The Sweet Auburn Festival has that covered with hundreds of food vendors lining up to sell their most flavorful items. From soul food to pizza to Greek food to traditional Southern fare, there are more than enough food choices for even the pickiest of eaters.
The Sweet Auburn Festival is more than a summer weekend festival; it’s a cultural experience that is to be enjoyed by old and young alike.
2011 Dates and Times:
Saturday, May 7 from 11am to 9pm
Sunday, May 8 from 2pm to 9pm
Historic Sweet Auburn District
Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
For more information, please call (404) 399-0886.