Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Summerfest Rolls around Virginia-Highland and Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar June 4-5

Virginia-Highland Summerfest celebrates 33 years of art, food and fun this weekend. Comb through the website for details on the juried artist market, Kidsfest, live music, street parties, food and drinks from vendors and local restaurants, runs and the annual Warren Bruno Summerfest Celebration Ride for bicyclists. Saturday morning wakes to more than 1,500 runners winding through neighborhood streets during the Summerfest 5K Road Race, a Peachtree Road Race qualifying race. Run fast to register on There will be no tantrums from the toddlers as the Tot Trot for children ages 7 and under follows the 5K at John Howell Park. Two days of Kidsfest and live music on the Main Stage rock the park while the Acoustic Stage at Virginia and North Highland avenues plays host to daytime live music and Irish dancers and the Evening Street Party on Friday and Saturday nights. Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar, 794 N. Highland Avenue, is right at the heart of it all and is an opportune place to duck into for some cool shade, satisfying bar snacks and more substantial fare. Summerfest’s biggest fan will be there in spirit. Restaurateur Warren Bruno, Atkins Park owner from 1983 until losing the battle to non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2012, loved life, his family and the Virginia-Highland community.

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