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Below are the annual events hosted by the City of Avondale Estates. For a comprehensive list of upcoming community events, please visit our calendar.
4th of July Celebration in Avondale Estates
Friday, July 4th
9:15 a.m.: Parade line-up at Avondale High School, 1192 Clarendon Avenue
10 a.m.: Parade begins. It ends 45 minutes later at the intersection of Clarendon Avenue and South Avondale Road.
7:30 p.m.: Concert at the Lake
Dusk: Fireworks at the Lake
The 4th of July Celebration is a time-honored tradition here in Avondale Estates. Residents and friends come together to enjoy the festivities, the parade and the fireworks at Lake Avondale. Avondale Estates is truly a "blast" on the 4th of July.
Gear up to line Clarendon Avenue for Avondale Estates' best ever 4th of July Parade! Stop by City Hall at 21 North Avondale Plaza to buy celebratory T-shirts ($15) and yard signs ($25) before they run out. Proceeds go back into the annual extravaganza.
Join or Watch the Parade!
We invite the entire community to come out in full force and either march in the parade or cheer from the sidelines of beautiful Clarendon Avenue. We want this year's celebration to be the biggest, the loudest and the most exciting to date. The parade line-up starts at 9:15 a.m. at Avondale High School. Marching begins at 10 a.m. and the parade ends about 45 minutes later at Clarendon Avenue and South Avondale Road.
New to the Parade this Year: The Seed and Feed Band!
The Seed and Feed Marching Abominable, Atlanta's wildest community band, has been thrilling audiences since 1974. Other parade participants include Star Wars characters, superheroes, children's cartoon characters, acrobats, antique cars and motorized carts!
The night wraps up with music from Kahle Davis of Event Technology, a concert from the Atlanta Blue Notes Big Band and fireworks over the lake at dusk.
Other ways to show your support
Donate any amount of money to the celebration. Sponsorship information is listed here, but those amounts are suggestions only--the City welcomes any and all donations. To include your antique car or motorized cart in the parade, email Kelly Brooks. To volunteer in any capacity, email Karen Holmes.
Traffic and Road Closure Notices
Clarendon Avenue will be closed during the parade, which starts at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 4th, and lasts approximately 45 minutes. Clarendon Avenue will be closed from Columbia Drive, at the south end of the City, to South Avondale Road. Click here to view the fireworks traffic plan, which takes effect no later than noon Friday.
36th Annual Labor Day 5K Race and 1 Mile Race - Willis Park
Monday, September 1st
7:30 a.m. Registration Begins
8:30 a.m. 1 Mile Race Begins
9:00 a.m. 5 K Race Begins
Strap up those sneakers and join the walkers and runners in Avondale Estates for the 36th Annual Labor Day 5K Race and 1 Mile Race. Walkers and runners of all ages and athletic levels are invited to participate. View the event page here, or go straight to active.com to register. For more information contact Karen Holmes at 404-294-5400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AutumnFest (Across from City Hall)
Saturday, October 4th
Sunday, October 5th
Join us for AutumnFest, a celebration of the arts for all ages that attracts art mavens to historic Avondale Estates every Fall. The colors of Fall merge with the brilliance of art to create a truly original flavor for the event. The festival features over 60 regional artists and craftsman selling original paintings, folk art, metal sculpture, ceramics, photography, glass jewelry and textiles. AutumnFest is the perfect excursion for the whole family, For more information visit www.avondalearts.org.
The Avondale Arts Alliance is now accepting applications for AutumnFest. This year the festival is using Zapplication to accept applications for the artist market and vendors. Please email email@example.com for food vendor information.
Halloween in Avondale Estates
Friday, October 31st
Residents decorate their homes in celebration of Halloween. Judges will select a group of homes that show the most spirit and will present those homes with a Halloween Spirit Award. Halloween hours: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Annual Lake Tree Lighting
The 18th Annual Lighting of the "Christmas Tree on the Lake." This spectacular event has become one of the City's favorite traditions.