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A native of Birmingham, Alabama and Marketing major at Auburn University, Katherine Kimbrell is an aspiring writer, event planner, and marketing enthusiast. As a recent resident of the Atlanta she plans on covering everything Atlanta has to offer as well as learning all about what gives the city its southern charm. She is ready to share her thoughts and opinions about what the city has in store with the readers of AskMissA.

Virginia Highland Summerfest 2012

Taking place on Saturday, June 2nd and June 3rd, Virginia-Highland Summerfest a festival where good food, rockin’ music, and great art are all found in one place.

Photo Credit: vahi.org

This year’s Summerfest 2012 will feature a range of activities for adults and children as well as an artist market and music stage. The artist market will feature great art eye candy from more than 220 artists from all over the Southeast. Whether you are into paintings, sculptures, jewelry, or even photography, the market offers it all assuring there will be something that appeals to your artistic taste buds.

Photo Credit: Virginia Highland Summerfest

For all you health nuts out there, the festival will also feature the Summerfest 5k. The race will feature 1,000 runners  winding their way through the neighborhood streets of Virginia-Highland. Following the 5k, children aged 5 and under can make their way to the finish line in this year’s Tot Trot where prizes will be given to each participant. The 92.9 Dave FM music stage, located at Virgina Avenue and Greencove, will help set the mood with live music performed by a variety of renowned local musicians as well as some acclaimed singer songwriters. The schedule is as follows:

Saturday, June 2

12:00pm- 1:15pm        School of Rock All Stars

1:45pm- 2:45pm          Wesley Cook

3:15pm- 4:15pm           Best Brothers Band

4:45pm- 6:00pm         The Quaildogs

6:30pm- 8:00pm         Marc Broussard

Sunday, June 3

12:15pm- 1:15pm        My Homework Ate My Dog

1:30pm- 2:30pm         Joshua Fletcher

3:00pm- 4:00pm        JK & The Lost Boys

4:30pm- 6:00pm         The Fixx

Let’s not forget the best part of any festival, the food! Summerfest will feature a range of mouth watering treats from an array of festival vendors and local restaurants. A variety of non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks will also be available to help quinch your thirst. So mark your calendar and make plans to attend this event that is fun for the whole family!

Photo Credit: vahi.org/summerfest

WHEN: Saturday, June 2nd from 10:00 am to 11:00am until Sunday, June 3rd from 10:00 am to 6:00pm

WHERE:
Virginia Highland
Atlanta, GA 30306

ADMISSION: The events are open to the general public and FREE, but donations are always greatly appreciated.

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