See & Do - Special Event: Inman Park Festival April 23 2008

Sat., April 26

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Inman Park Festival 2008
In its 37th year, the INMAN PARK FESTIVAL still meets the criteria of a block party. It's a neighborhood celebration that overtakes the streets for no reason other than to congregate and have a good time. But over the past few decades, the festival has tremendously elaborated on the original definition. It now offers art from more than 100 local artists, a kids' area, a dance festival, a tour of homes, music performed on three different stages (bringing the party into the night), and a highly acclaimed offbeat parade, this year featuring Mayor Shirley Franklin as parade grand marshal. Enjoy the extras Sat.-Sun., APRIL 26-27, but as tradition dictates, celebrate with your neighbors for no reason other than for fun. Free-$20. Fri., noon-4 p.m. (tour of homes only); Sat., 11 a.m.10 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.7 p.m. Inman Park. 770-242-4895. www.inmanparkfestival.org.