The City of Avondale Estates
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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.

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 The purpose of this event is to promote proper disposal of surplus, outdated, and unwanted household medications in a discreet and safe manner, thus keeping them out of the wrong hands and out of our water supply.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
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 kholmes@avondaleestates.org.

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 avondaleartsalliance@gmail.com 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.

Winter

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.

Annual Menorah Lighting
 
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
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 add to the wonderful feeling of the holiday spirit. Take time to visit our fabulous Holiday Market featuring great foods, unique gifts, and fun finds! Our 22nd Annual Tour of Homes will feature homes that have been sensitively restored or renovated to preserve the character of our historic City. For details on this event visit www.avondaletourofhomes.com.