One of my favorite neighborhoods in Atlanta is hosting their annual festival this weekend: the 2010 Inman Park Festival + Tour of Homes.
I really do love this festival. (Then, why don’t you marry it?) Here’s me last year trying to convince Christine that she should buy me some ridiculous wire tiara. She didn’t…
Whatever, I got over it eventually… Anyway, here’s the Q+DD on the Inman Park Festival:
During the last full weekend in April each year, Inman Park presents a neighborhood festival widely regarded as Atlanta’s most spirited and eclectic. The 39th Annual Inman Park Spring Festival and Tour of Homes takes place on Saturday and Sunday, April 24 – 25, 2010.
Directions to Inman Park: http://www.inmanpark.org/direct.html
Top Five Reasons* Why You Have to Join Me @ the Festival:
5- Unlike the Dogwood Festival, you can actually afford stuff at the massive Inman Park street market without having to empty your savings account. Vendors sell everything from antique furniture to unique handcrafted wares.
4- FESTIVAL FOOD! Let’s hear it for turkey legs + cotton candy! (You will be walking around all day - so leave your calorie-counting self @ home, because you’ll just burn off whatever you eat there. Fact.) Also, there’s live music and dance performances going on throughout the weekend.
3- There’s a parade! It’s led by the Inman Park Butterfly, and followed by floats, bands, art cars, politicians, drill teams, Kelly’s Seed and Feed Marching Abominable Band, clowns, jugglers, etc. – you get the idea. The parade ends with the appearance of the Inman Park Trash Monarch, perched atop the throne-a street sweeper.
2- The Festival centerpiece, the Tour of Homes, features incredible turn-of-the-century Victorian Painted Ladies and Craftsman bungalows, as well as original contemporary designs and loft conversions.
Get Tour of Homes Tickets: http://bit.ly/bVTZEo
1- I mean…I’ll be there. HELLO!
*Not part of the Top Five, but still noteworthy: Michelob Ultra is an Inman Park Festival sponsor. This means that you can day-drink to your heart’s delight and then run a marathon – just like Lance Armstrong.
See you @ Inman!
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