Queen of the STRUT. Photo: Krissy Venneman
By Carlen Hultgren
It’s STRUT time again, and this year’s festival promises to be full of all the things everyone loves about this annual, free, one-day extravaganza that showcases the hottest in-town neighborhood in Atlanta.
On Saturday, September 24, from 11:00am to 9:00pm, the 19th annual East Atlanta Strut will take place, as usual, in the heart of East Atlanta Village at the intersection of Flat Shoals and Glenwood Avenues.
The Strut Parade starts at 2:00pm at Glenwood and Patterson Avenues. This delightful event features marching bands, floats, scooters, and paraders of all ages, along with the 2016 Strut Queen and her court. From babies to retirees, the neighborhood’s musical and dancing artists take the spotlight.
The festival kicks off with the artists market running from 11:00am to 7:00pm, the kids’ area from 11:00am to 5:00pm, and the music stages from 11:00am until 9:00pm. The Friends of the East Atlanta Library also sponsor a book sale on the day 12:00pm to 4:00pm, on the side of the library at 400 Flat Shoals Avenue.
Food and drink options this year should satiate any palate with a variety of local vendors as well as favorite EAV restaurants offering specials and regular menu items as well. Drinks of the adult and family-friendly varieties will be available all throughout the festival area.
The Strut is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, so if your company or organization needs community service hours, this is a great chance to get it done and have fun while helping in a great event. For more information about the festival or volunteering the day of, please visit www.EastAtlantaStrut.com.