Artist Market

Saturday, June 6 (10:00 am – 6:30 pm) Sunday, June 7 (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: 6/6/20 at 8 am
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, June 6, 2020, 10am to 3pm
  • Sunday June 7, 2020, 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 2020 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 (June 5, 2020), events are held especially for Virginia-Highland residents: a parade, picnic dinner and outdoor movie.

Neighborhood Parade

We hope you will display your spirit and creativity by dressing up in a costume supporting this year’s theme – and celebrate Summerfest by joining the parade!

Where: Drewry/N. Highland across from CVS

When: Friday, June 5, 2020

Check-in time: 6:30 pm (Bring your photo ID so you can snag your dinner tickets when you check-in). Please bring some cash as well – there is a $5 suggested donation to participate. Pre-registration for the parade is no longer available, but you can still walk up & participate! We suggest you arrive early – between 6:00pm and 6:30pm. The parade will start PROMPTLY at 7:00 pm. The parade begins at the top of Drewry, proceeds right onto Barnett, and ends at John Howell Park Field (about 0.6 miles), which is the location of the community dinner for residents.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards for best costume will be announced at the conclusion of the parade during the neighborhood dinner.

Dinner and Lawn Games

The community/volunteers dinner and lawn games will be held on Friday, June 5, 2020, starting at 7:30 pm. The usual awesome cook-out fare will be provided by Atkins Park. This year the community dinner and movie will again be located on the grassy area on the eastern edge of John Howell Park, near Barnett St. You must bring ID to verify Virginia-Highland residency.

Lawn Games

Lawn Games

The lawn games are free and will begin around 7:30 pm inside John Howell Park.