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22nd Annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival

By Riley DiClemente

Each year, runners, walkers and strollers are invited to kick off the Grant Park Conservancy Summer Shade Festival, a free, two-day arts and music festival on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25 at the annual Adams Realtors Run for the Park 5K. Hosted by Grant Park’s premier real estate company, Adams Realtors, this year’s race will take place on Saturday, August 24 at 8:00am and will once again feature a 5K, Stroller Stroll, and a free kids’ Tot Trot for ages 5 and under.

Rain or shine, the event promises fun for all ages, with proceeds supporting the Grant Park Conservancy in its mission to restore, maintain, and enhance the park for future generations. The race will start and finish at the main entrance to Zoo Atlanta (800 Cherokee Avenue), offering participants a scenic route through historic Grant Park. This race serves as a Peachtree Road Race qualifier. Following the race, participants aged 21 and up will be treated to a complimentary draft beer courtesy of Dakota Blue with a valid ID and race bib, courtesy of Bill Adams and Adams Realtors, redeemable at local neighborhood favorite Dakota Blue. To register or for more information visit Registration for the 5K and Stroller Stroll is $40 until August 18, and $45 from August 19th through race day. Ages 5 and under can participate in the Tot Trot for free.

After the race, attendees can refuel and recharge at the Grant Park Conservancy Summer Shade Festival, kicking off at 10:00am. Dive into the artist market, explore the kids’ bouncy house village, savor bites from an impressive lineup of local food trucks and vendors, enjoy live music, and much more. 

The Grant Park Conservancy Summer Shade Festival is produced by and benefits the Grant Park Conservancy, the nonprofit organization committed to the restoration, maintenance, and beautification of historic Grant Park. Additional details about the 2024 festival including the full performer lineup will be announced in the coming weeks. For the most up-to-date information on this year’s Summer Shade Festival, visit Stay connected on Instagram at @grantpark.atlanta and Facebook at

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