This past Saturday, May 20, 2017, thousands of revelers attended the third annual Fire in the Fourth festival in the heart of the Old Fourth Ward. Hailing the historic Great Atlanta Fire of 1917, which burned over 50 city blocks in the Old Fourth Ward, this year's fête celebrated with a never-before-seen interactive installation of the 100-year history of Boulevard, one of the best seen performances by Circus Combustus, and a diverse offering of live, local musicians, dancers, visuals artists, food, drinks and much more. Known as a resilient community, Saturday’s rain was no obstacle for the festival as attendees ducked inside local businesses on Edgewood and Auburn Avenues to mix and mingle before The Seed and Feed Marching Abominable band brought back the party back to the streets and bonafide New Orleans-style brass band, Wasted Potential Brass Band, hit the main stage, getting the entire crowd to dance. A free festival that’s open to all ages, all proceeds from Fire in the Fourth benefit the Old Fourth Ward Business Association’s beautification and public safety initiatives. For the full list of attractions or additional information, visit www.fireinthe4th.com. [Photos courtesy CWPR]
Mark your calendars for year four! The date for the 4th annual Fire in the Fourth festival will be on Saturday May 19, 2018.