The City of Avondale Estates
bar_sub
 

Truly, something for everyone...
Below are the annual events hosted by the City of Avondale Estates. For a comprehensive list of upcoming community events, please visit our calendar.

Spring

Easter Egg Hunt and Dog Parade
Held Annually the Saturday before Easter
10 a.m. to noon
Lake Avondale, 59 Lakeshore Drive

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt is a City sponsored event held at Lake Avondale. Children up to 10 years old are welcome to participate.

Did you ever think your dog might love a parade? We want you and your dog to join us at Lake Avondale for the Avondale Estates Annual Dog Parade. The events is free, costumes are not required to participate. Award categories include: Best Costume, Best Owner/Dog Duo, Most Spirited/Enthusiastic, Best Behaved. CLICK HERE for guidelines and registration form.

Antique Car Parade
Held Annually Easter Sunday
Line-up begins at 1:30 p.m., Parade Begins at 2:30 p.m.


Join us for the Annual Antique Car Parade.  Line-up begins at the Twin Oaks Shopping Plaza, 2853 East College Avenue. The parade begins at 2:30 p.m. on South Avondale Road and ends at Willis Park where the cars remain for display and refreshments will be served. If you would like to enter an automobile, please contact Lamar Hart at lamarhart@bellsouth.net or 770-496-9928. CLICK HERE to view parade route map.

Avondale Estates Police Department - National Drug Take Back Day
Held Annually in April
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Rear of City Hall


The Avondale Estates Police Department hosts the National Drug Take Back Initiative sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. The purpose of this event is to promote proper disposal of surplus, outdated, and unwanted household medications in a discreet and safe manner, thus keeping them out of the wrong hands and out of our water supply. The event will take place in the rear of City Hall and all forms of medication will be accepted. If you have any questions, contact SSgt. Jason Browen at 404-294-5400 ext. 212 or email jbrowen@avondaleestates.org.

Avondale Estates Fishing Derby
Held Annually in May
8:30 a.m. to noon
Lake Avondale, 59 Lakeshore Drive


Each year residents gather at Lake Avondale to compete for the best "catch" of the day during the Avondale Estates Fishing Derby. Prizes are awarded to the largest fish caught, the most fish caught, and the youngest and oldest fisherman to catch a fish. Please click here to download an entry form.

Summer

4th of July Celebration in Avondale Estates
Held Annually July 4
9:15 a.m.: Parade line-up at Avondale High School, 1192 Clarendon Avenue
10 a.m.: Parade begins. It ends 45 minutes later at the intersection of Clarendon Avenue and South Avondale Road.
7:30 p.m.: Concert at the Lake
Dusk: Fireworks at the Lake


The 4th of July Celebration is a time-honored tradition here in Avondale Estates. Residents and friends come together to enjoy the festivities, the parade and the fireworks at Lake Avondale. Avondale Estates is truly a "blast" on the 4th of July.

Join or Watch the Parade!
We invite the entire community to come out in full force and either march in the parade or cheer from the sidelines of beautiful Clarendon Avenue. The parade line-up starts at 9:15 a.m. at Avondale High School. Marching begins at 10 a.m. and the parade ends at Clarendon Avenue and South Avondale Road.

Show your support
Donate any amount of money to the celebration by emailing Karen Holmes. To include your antique car or motorized cart in the parade, email Kelly Brooks. To volunteer in any capacity, email Karen Holmes.

Fall

36th Annual Labor Day 5K Race and 1 Mile Race - Willis Park
Held Annually on Labor Day
7:30 a.m. Registration Begins
8:30 a.m. 1 Mile Race Begins
9 a.m. 5 K Race Begins

Strap up those sneakers and join the walkers and runners in Avondale Estates for the annual Labor Day 5K Race and 1 Mile Race. Walkers and runners of all ages and athletic levels are invited to participate. View the event page here. For more information contact Karen Holmes at 404-294-5400 or kholmes@avondaleestates.org.

Citywide Yard Sale
Held Annually in September
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Bargain-shop your heart out at the annual Avondale Estates Citywide Yard Sale! At the first annual sale in 2014, just over 100 City households parted with furniture, sporting goods (bikes, boats, golf club sets, etc.), books, clothes, appliances, antiques, art and more! Yard sale registration costs $15, and officially registered households will be designated by event yard signs. On the morning of the sale, shoppers can pick up a map of participating households at the southern end of the City triangle, where Berkeley and Kensington roads intersect. Or enter this address into your GPS: 2 Berkeley Road, Avondale Estates, GA 30002.

AutumnFest (Across from City Hall)
Saturday, October 4
Sunday, October 5


Join us for AutumnFest, a celebration of the arts for all ages that attracts art mavens to historic Avondale Estates every fall. The colors of fall merge with the brilliance of art to create a truly original flavor for the event. AutumnFest features live entertainment, an artist market, artist demonstrations, food trucks, a chef demo area and a KidsZone. Explore the work of more than 90 regional artists representing a diversity of styles and media. See exhibitor favorites such as the Southeastern Snake Encounter’s Reptile Wagon. Live entertainment includes music by Tribute--a celebration of The Allman Brothers Band, and headliner The Swimming Pool Q's. AutumnEats returns with local chefs preparing delicious tastings with locally farmed and sourced ingredients. Enter the apple pie contest and win cash prizes! The festival is rain or shine and admission is free. For more information visit the Avondale Arts Alliance.

The Avondale Arts Alliance is also hosting an AutumnFest ArtsParty from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 4, to unveil the event poster and thank sponsors and supporters. They'll hold the Harvest Shindig, an AutumnFest Kickoff Party, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, October 3. Both events will be at Tudor Square, 119 Center Street, Avondale Estates.

Halloween in Avondale Estates
Friday, October 31


Residents decorate their homes in celebration of Halloween. Judges will select a group of homes that show the most spirit and will present those homes with a Halloween Spirit Award. Halloween hours: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Winter

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
Monday, December 1 
  
The 18th Annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree. This spectacular event has become one of the City's favorite traditions.

Annual Menorah Lighting
Tuesday, December 16
 
Annual Lighting of the Menorah to celebrate Hanukkah, the eight-day Festival of Lights.

Christmas Spirit Awards
   
Judges select a group of homes and businesses that show the most Christmas spirit and will present them with a Christmas Spirit Award.

22nd Annual Avondale Estates
Christmas Tour of Homes & Holiday Market
Sunday, December 14, from noon to 8 p.m.
Avondale Community Club, 59 Lakeshore Drive

Christmas is an amazing time here in Avondale Estates and the 22nd annual Tour of Homes and Holiday Market adds to the wonderful holiday spirit. The Tour of Homes will feature houses that have been sensitively restored or renovated to preserve the character of our historic City. Trolleys will be back in town to transport guests to seven of Avondale Estates’ most interesting homes from 3 to 8 p.m. The Holiday Market will feature great gifts while the Market Café will serve delicious soups and hot apple cider. Mark your calendar for Sunday, December 14, for this warm and festive event!

Don’t finish your holiday shopping before December 14! The Holiday Market held at the clubhouse from noon to 6 p.m. will feature jewelry, photography, clothing, Christmas ornaments, delicious food items and more starting at $5. Check family, teachers, neighbors and even your dog off your list. The Authors’ Corner includes City resident Mary Kay Andrews.

Beginning in November, Tour of Homes pre-sale tickets ($12) can be purchased at Avondale Estates City Hall, Finders Keepers Furniture, REAL Salon, and Seventeen Steps. Tickets ($15) will also be available at the Avondale Community Club on the day of the tour. Please visit www.avondaletourofhomes.com for more information. For more information on the Holiday Market, please email avondaleholidaymarket@gmail.com.

Annual Rail Arts District Studio Cruise
Held Annually in March
Noon to 8 p.m.


The Rail Arts District (RAD) Studio Cruise continues to grow each year, along with the burgeoning Avondale Estates art scene. The 2014 event included six working artist studios and dozens of galleries hosting artist demonstrations and art sales in varied mediums. Enjoy free trolleys running all day between participating venues. The artist studios are located along a stretch of CSX rails running through Avondale Estates, Scottdale and East Decatur. Visit the RAD website for more information.