Virginia-Highland Summerfest 2022
The 2022 Virginia-Highland Summerfest returns this year on June 11, 2022
Summerfest is a free annual fundraiser for the Virginia-Highland Civic Association. The Virginia-Highland Civic Association is a non-profit organization committed to maintaining and improving the historic Virginia-Highland neighborhood. Summerfest, followed by the Tour of Homes, are the two largest fundraisers for the Virginia-Highland neighborhood.
Summerfest welcomes more than 100 fine artists from throughout the United States to participate in the
In the dozens of booths at the Makers’ Market, attendees will find one-of-a-kind handcrafted goods like soaps, lotions, candles, pet treats and gourmet foods. This browsable, shoppable area quickly became a Summerfest favorite when it was introduced a few years ago. The Makers’ Market closes at 6 p.m.
Summerfest features a full day of live music in John Howell Park, and the lineup is known for its combination of renowned local musicians and nationally acclaimed singer-songwriters. This year’s music schedule will be available in April at https://www.vahisummerfest.org/music/.
On the other side of John Howell Park, it’s all about the younger festival attendees. Summerfest presents Kidsfest, a special area with games, crafts and activities for children of all ages, many of which are free. Kidsfest is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more than 30 years, runners, walkers and rollers alike have flocked to the Summerfest 5K Road Race. This chip-timed race is an AJC Peachtree Road Race Qualifier that follows a beautiful, windy route through tree-lined streets dotted with historic homes and buildings. Race participants all get a free drink and a T-shirt, and awards are given by age group and for overall winners. Registration is $35 and available at https://www.vahisummerfest.org/run/. The 5K Road Race takes place Saturday, June 11 at 8 a.m.
To start the weekend off right, Virginia-Highland Summerfest includes a kick-off party and community dinner. With live music, several food trucks, a cash bar, and even a bouncy house and face painting for kids, the Friday Night Kick-off Party welcomes the whole family for a night of fun. This is a ticketed event with proceeds going to the John Howell Park renovation. The Kick-off Party takes place Friday, June 10 from 6 to 10 p.m. https://www.vahisummerfest.org/kick-off-party/
Summerfest features a range of delicious food from an array of festival vendors and local restaurants. Beverages, beer, wine and cocktails are available throughout the festival grounds.
For more information, visit the website here.