Friday, April 19, 2013
The 77th Dogwood Festival kicks off Friday, and it will have plenty of amazing photo opportunities.
The annual Dogwood Festival held at Piedmont Park marks the official start of spring for many Atlantans as the beautiful Dogwoods are in full bloom. The much-anticipated event kicks off Friday and lasts through Sunday. This year marks the 77th year of the free festival, where hundreds of artists will set up their tents and approximately 200,000 people will come out for the wide array of art, the live music and delicious food. Festival-goers will find everything from sculptures, paintings, pottery, jewelry and photography this weekend. Sara Evans will offer a concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday and kids can enjoy the Kids Village, full of giant inflatables and hands-on arts and crafts projects. You can also take the family to watch some …
Just a Tweet will get you a free ice cream at Piedmont Park during the Dogwood Festival.
This may be the most tasty Tweet you ever send, because when you follow and Tweet the Loews Hotel, they will provide you with free ice cream at the Dogwood Festival this Saturday. According to a prepared statement, "Loews Atlanta will give away complimentary ice cream treats to anyone who follows and tweets @Loews_Hotels using #LoewsAtlanta." The free giveaway is in celebration of the hotel's new corporate Twitter handle, @Loews_Hotels. The Loews Atlanta Hotel is located at 1065 Peachtree Street, and has been a vibrant addition to the Midtown district of Atlanta. Below are the detailed instructions on how you can win you and your friends some free ice cream this weekend:
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The annual Piedmont Park festival continues to earn significant recognition for the overwhelming success of its Green Festival Initiative
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Staff Report The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) recently honored the Atlanta Dogwood Festival at the IFEA’s 57th Annual Convention & Expo in Denver, where the festival was presented with a number of major awards in the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards competition including the prestigious Gold for the Best Environmental Program. The 76th annual event was staged last April in Piedmont Park featuring an artist market, kid zone, music performances and food, among other activities. The 77th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival will take place April 19 – 21, 2013. “The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is not only a must-attend annual event for our residents and visitors, but also a true model of environmental best practices,” said …
Monday, April 23, 2012
No one injured as mammoth oak falls 10 feet from a couple on a day when tens of thousands were visiting Piedmont Park.
The strong winds that helped fell a large water oak tree in Piedmont Park Sunday will continue to gust on Monday as there is a wind advisory in effect from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. With tens of thousands attending the Atlanta Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park on Sunday, a magnificent oak was toppled in the Oak Hill section of the park where many people were going to and from the festival, posing for pictures and playing Frisbee. According to Midtown resident Steve Gower, the tree fell about 10 feet from where a couple was relaxing and enjoying the day. Fortunately no one was injured during the incident. “I was walking home and saw it happen - it sounded like the world was coming to an end,’’ wrote Gower in an email. “With the thousands of …
Friday, April 20, 2012
It's not all about the Dogwood Festival on Saturday.
With the Dogwood Festival in full swing, hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate on Saturday. But there is a 60 percent chance of rain Saturday with temperatures expected to reach the low 70s. With the 76th annual festival expected to bring thousands to the Midtown area, traffic will be congested around Piedmont Park. Still, there are other options to fill your day. Maybe volunteering is on your Saturday planner. On Friday, Atlanta Gas Light held a successful volunteer effort in collecting trash along the south portion of the company’s adopted BeltLine segment in celebration of Earth Day. (See pictures with this article) And on Saturday, Comcast invites Atlanta to make a difference in the community by volunteering at the 11th annual Comcast…
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Midtown news to use for the remainder of the week.
Midtown Alliance invites you Tuesday evening to give your input on potential high-impact, high-value projects and programs that would position Midtown as the first urban eco-district in the Southeast. The Greenprint Midtown Interactive Visioning Session will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the AT&T Conference Center, located at 725 West Peachtree Street. An RSVP is required to the free event. With the help of local residents, Midtown can build off of its existing assets to become even greener. The Midtown Alliance is engaging the community in developing a community-wide sustainability action plan focusing on five key areas – water, energy, waste, transportation and greenspace. To better understand the challenges and opportunities, they…
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Admission is free for all at Piedmont Park including Roberta Flack concert on April 21, but some events do require tickets.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- On The Flats
Sunday, April 15, 2012