Artist Market

Saturday, September 25 (10:00 am – 6:30 pm) Sunday, September 26 (10:00 am to 6:00 pm)

The juried Summerfest Artist Market is one of Atlanta’s premier art shows, 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 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 a FREE BEER, electronic chip timing and runners are encouraged to register for the race in advance, as this race often closes out quickly.

When: 9/25/21, 8 a.m.
Click here for details


Kidsfest is located in the western section of John Howell Park (in the area where the sand volleyball courts are) and on the adjacent Arcadia Street. Kidsfest features unique games, crafts and activities for children of all ages, many of which are free.

  • Saturday, September 25, 2021, 10am to 3pm
  • Sunday September 26, 2021, 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 2021 Summerfest Music Stages will again feature a variety of renowned local musicians along with nationally acclaimed singer songwriters. Check back SOON for the music line-up.

Resident Events

on the Friday preceding Summerfest (September 24, 2021), events are held especially for Virginia-Highland residents: a parade, picnic dinner and outdoor movie.

  • Parade
    Display your spirit and creativity by dressing up in a costume supporting this year’s theme and celebrate Summerfest by joining the parade!Where: Virginia & N. Highland near Murphy’s
    When: Friday, September 24, 2021
    Check-in time: 6:30 pm
    Start time: 7:00 pm
    Theme: summer
    What to bring:

    • Bring your photo ID so you can snag your drink tickets
    • Cash – there is a $5 suggested donation to participate.


  • Dinner and Lawn Games
    This year, our annual community dinner will be food trucks. Followed by lawn games in the park. Residence will buy their food and the Virginia-Highland Civic Association will provide two drink tickets. You must bring ID to verify Virginia-Highland residency

    • When: Friday, September 24, 2021, 7:30 pm.
    • Where: John Howell Park, near Barnett St.