People in the park
People in the park

Luxury Hotel for Atlanta Summer Shade Festival

Come join us here at The Whitley in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood and bid summer a very hearty adieu at this year’s Grant Park Summer Shade Festival at the end of August!

This fantastic weekend bash raises funds for the Grant Park Conservancy, the non-profit dedicated to the restoration and maintenance of Atlanta’s most venerable city park. It’s an all-around good time that you won’t want to miss, and you’ll have convenient—and sumptuous—accommodations for the affair at our Luxury Collection hotel.

The 2018 Grant Park Summer Shade Festival

This year’s Grant Park Summer Shade Festival takes place Saturday, August 25th from 10 AM to 10 PM and Sunday, August 26th from 11 AM to 7:30 PM.

The proceedings include the Run for the Park 5K, open to runners, walkers, and strollers of all abilities and benefiting the Grant Park Conservancy; participants enjoy the beautiful historic neighborhood of Grant Park surrounding the greenspace along the route. Then there’s the Artist Market featuring better than 200 artists and craftspeople showing off and selling their wares, and the Spider Jump, interactive craft activities, and other delights of the Kids Zone.

The Summer Shade Festival also comes well-endowed in the entertainment department with live music spread across a couple of stages; you can keep an eye on the 2018 lineup, which as of this writing hasn’t been released, right here.

Naturally appetites will be raring to go during the festivities, and there’ll be a feast (literally) of food vendors on hand to answer to them—everything from corn dogs, pizza, and ice cream to Indian and Mexican fare.

Whether you’re flying solo or bringing the whole family along, whether you come for one or another day’s festivities or take in the whole weekend’s worth, the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival is a fantastic way to pay tribute to the season while enjoying (and supporting) one of America’s great public parks.

Join the 2018 Summer Shade Festival at Grant Park With Luxury Collection Accommodations at The Whitley

We’d love to host you for the 2018 Grant Park Summer Shade Festival here at The Whitley. Take advantage of our stylish and spacious guest rooms and suites, our on-site cuisine and refreshments (at Trade Root, The Coffee Bar, and our Whitley lounge), and our spa and fitness center—not to mention the enticements and attractions of our Buckhead neighborhood, one of the hippest corners of metro Atlanta.

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