Weekly Lineup of Free + Cheap Events 8/27

August 26, 20166min2520
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Grant Park hosts Summer Shade Festival

Festival lovers are invited to one of Atlanta’s top summer festivals on Saturday, Aug. 27 through Aug. 28 at the historic Grant Park, 800 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta.

The Summer Shade Festival brings a 5K Run, food trucks, craft beer, an artist market and live music to Atlanta’s oldest park. Bring a blanket and the whole family and enjoy the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival to celebrate the end of summer. For more information, visit http://www.summershadefestival.org.


House in the Park Atlanta festival expected to draw over 10,000 people

 The 12th Annual House in the Park festival will once again be at the historic Grant Park Sunday, Sept. 4, 12 to 8 p.m., 800 Cherokee Ave, Atlanta.

Enjoy a day of nonstop soulful house music, R&B classics and all points in between. The family-friendly event is free and will include food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, and will feature four of Atlanta’s most renowned soulful house music DJs, plus free water to keep you hydrated all day

For more details, visit www.houseinthepark.org.



DeKalb Public Library to host Smithsonian’s National Museum traveling exhibit

 DeKalb County Public Library is hosting a special exhibit Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Tucker-Reid H. Cofer branch, 5234 LaVista Road, Tucker.

The exhibit, entitled Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and The March on Washington, 1963 features historic photographs and paintings that explore two pivotal events in American history — The Emancipation Proclamation and the 1963 March on Washington.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, developed the exhibit to commemorate the achievements these events represent. The exhibit explores their historical context, what they accomplished and failed to accomplish, and their impact on the generations that have followed.

For more information, call 770-270-8234.


Downtown Decatur welcomes back Concerts on the Square

Music enthusiasts are invited to enjoy free live music on the square for Decatur’s Concerts on the Square September series.

Pack a picnic, spread out a blanket and enjoy an outstanding line-up of music every Saturday at 7 p.m. during the month of September. For more information or show details, visit www.decaturdba.com



Little Mulberry Park to host overnight family camping adventure

Celebrate the end of summer with a night outdoors on Friday, Sept. 2, at Little Mulberry Park, 3800 Hog Mountain Road, Dacula.

Gwinnett residents are invited to bring their own tents, sleeping bags, and chairs and the park will provide dinner, breakfast, fun activities and marshmallows for the campfire.

All ages may participate. The fee is $12/person with code LMP41401 or $41/family of 4 with code LMP41402. You must pre-register by Aug. 29 online at www.gwinnettcounty.com or call 678-277-0850.


Live Healthy Gwinnett hosts free yoga in the park during September

Sept. 11 is National Yoga Month. Gwinnett Parks and Recreation invites the public to connect with nature and celebrate with the instructors from Ebb & Flow: Yoga Surf Studio at Vines Park every Sunday in September at 7 a.m., 3500 Oak Grove Rd SW, Loganville.

All skill levels are welcome. Bring a mat, towel and water bottle. Pre-register at www.gwinnettparks.com with code YIP47501 Call 770.822.8869 or for more information, visit www.livehealthygwinnett.com.



 Adult coloring meet-up set

Adults are invited to unwind at the monthly adult coloring club meetup at the Nancy Guinn Memorial Library Friday, Sept. 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 964 Green Street, Conyers.

Coloring can help alleviate stress and anxiety while letting you create art and train your brain to focus. Join the adult coloring club to unwind and create beautiful pieces of art, enjoy light refreshments, and explore what the library has to offer. Materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own. Open to the public ages 18 and up. For more information or to register, call 770-388-5040, ext. 118.


Library offers school night pajama story time

Bring the kids to enjoy stories, interactive songs and simple crafts before bedtime Thursday, Sept. 8, 6 to 6:45 p.m., in the story time room at the Nancy Guinn Library, 964 Green Street, Conyers.

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate in all activities. Children are welcome to come in sleepwear. All ages welcome.

For more information, call the library’s youth services department at 770- 388-5040, ext. 113.


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