Atlanta’s “Midtown Mile” is really coming into its own. Chic stores, fab restaurants, people actually walking everywhere – just like a real city! And to celebrate just how far Peachtree Street and its offshoots have come in the past few years, Midtown Atlanta is throwing the first annual free Midtown Festival of the Arts this September 25 and 26. Not only does it look like a pretty great selection of artists, food vendors and restaurants are going to be coming along, but the festival will also be shutting down Peachtree Street from 5th to 10th Street to make it a for-real pedestrian event.
Joining the 100 booths for artists, performing and literary arts, a kids zone, street performers and film showings will be a one-mile race (the aforementioned Midtown Mile) from Colony Square to the Fox Theatre and lots of lovely street food vendors from the likes of YEAH Burger, JCT Kitchen, Yumbii Truck, King of Pops and Westside Creamery. Yum. Oh and a beer garden. Of course.
And for those really love their food (like us) you can go the extra Midtown Mile (see what we did there?) and get tickets for the incredible Plates on Peachtree Tasting Area, which will feature fabulous dishes and drinks from Park 75, Bacchanalia, Shaun’s, Tap, Bakeshop, Top Flr and more. We’re drooling already. Tickets go on sale August 30.