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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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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)
Held annually the first full weekend in October
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. 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 Alliance also hosts an AutumnFest ArtsParty in September to unveil the event poster and thank sponsors and supporters. They hold the Harvest Shindig, an AutumnFest Kickoff Party, the night before the festival.
Halloween in Avondale Estates
Spirit Awards Judging takes place Monday, October 27
Awards presented Tuesday, October 28
Drape your home or business in cobwebs, turn your yard into a cemetery, carve a bevy of pumpkins, or put your own spooky twist on your property for this year's City of Avondale Estates Halloween Spirit Awards. Leave your lights on for the judging on Monday, October 27. One business and a group of homes with the best decorations will be presented with Halloween Spirit Awards on Tuesday, October 28. Also, a reminder that Halloween night trick-or-treating hours will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, October 31.
Halloween Night Traffic Plan (Effective 5:30 p.m., Friday, October 31):
• Traffic will be one way, southbound on Clarendon Avenue from South Avondale Road to Wiltshire Drive.
• Traffic on Kingstone Road will be one way, eastbound from Fairfield Plaza to Berkeley Road, then east to Lakeshore Drive or north on Berkeley road.
• Dartmouth Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic from Fairfield Plaza to Sussex Road.
• Clarendon Place will be closed to vehicle traffic.
• Wiltshire Drive will be one way, westbound from Clarendon Avenue to Forrest Boulevard.
• Wiltshire Drive will be one way, eastbound from Clarendon Avenue to Berkeley Road, then north on Berkeley Road
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.