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Below are the annual events hosted by the City of Avondale Estates. For a comprehensive list of upcoming community events, please visit our calendar.
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.
36th Annual Labor Day 5K Race and 1 Mile Race - Willis Park
Monday, September 1
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 36th 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, or go straight to active.com to register. For more information contact Karen Holmes at 404-294-5400 or email@example.com.
Citywide Yard Sale
Saturday, September 6, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Clean out your closets, cut your lawns and polish your sales pitches in preparation for Avondale Estates' first Citywide Yard Sale September 6. This event will replace the previously held Autumn Attic Sale. If your household would like to hold a yard sale on this day, please bring a $15 registration fee (cash, or check made out to the City of Avondale Estates) to City Hall, 21 North Avondale Plaza. Or download a registration form here and drop it off at City Hall after hours. Registration runs August 1-29. The fee includes/provides for the following: advertising on multiple websites and print outlets; an official yard sign to designate participating households; a booklet of yard sale tips; banners at entrances to the City; other signage; and your household pinpointed on a map distributed the morning of the sale.
From 2 to 6 p.m. after the sale, several nonprofit organizations will come through the City to pick-up any leftover items you wish to donate. Participating households should be ready for their first shoppers by 7:45 a.m., and should begin clearing off their property by 6 p.m. Sign-up starts August 1 and ends August 29.
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. The festival features over 60 regional artists and craftsmen selling original paintings, folk art, metal sculpture, ceramics, photography, glass jewelry and textiles. AutumnFest is the perfect excursion for the whole family. For more information visit the Avondale Arts Alliance.
The festival is using Zapplication to accept applications for the artist market and vendors. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for food vendor information.
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 AutumnFest Kickoff Party at 7 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.
Annual Lake Tree Lighting
The 18th Annual Lighting of the "Christmas Tree on the Lake." This spectacular event has become one of the City's favorite traditions.