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Freaknik: The rise and fall of Atlanta’s most infamous street party
From hundreds to thousands to tens of thousands, Freaknik grew, but during its first decade, almost all white Atlantans—and many black Atlantans over the age of 40—were oblivious. Then came Freaknik 1993.
3 must-see Atlanta art festivals coming this fall
Some 200 vendors—including artists from Atlanta and throughout the Southeast, as well as national names—will be on hand in Piedmont Park with fine arts and high-end crafts. And yes, there will be food trucks.
3 Atlanta summer festivals to keep on your radar
The Atlanta Street Food Festival is the biggest gathering of food trucks in the Southeast. While the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival brings together renowned local chefs such as Kevin Rathbun and Ford Fry, the former is a decidedly more democratic culinary affair.
Flashback: The 1895 Cotton States Exposition and the Negro Building
The Negro Building was the first designated space, since Emancipation, for the showcase of African-American achievement in a white-dominated setting. Without it, the Exposition committee could have not received federal backing, and those funds appropriated from Congress, are what helped make the fair an international success.
Love-31: Picking tennis back up at Piedmont Park
It turns out that playing tennis is not at all like riding a bicycle: there is a painfully steep re-learning curve.
4. Bard-y hearty in Piedmont Park
Spring fever is never lost on the wily comedians of Georgia Shakespeare when the company breaks out of its Oglethorpe campus confines to play at Piedmont Park.