South Fulton cities and communities are preparing their signature fall events celebrating each area’s unique features.
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The Hapeville Happy Days Weekend featuring the inaugural Tri-Cities LocalMotion Festival of the Arts is Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Jess Lucas Y-Teen Park, 680 S. Central Ave.
The festival will be “a visual and performing arts plus craft beer experience,” according to the city’s website.
It will include hand-crafted works from over 130 artists and will feature performances, seminars, local craft beers on tap, wine, live music, children’s games, local community vendors and refreshments. The Happy Days Weekend T-shirt design contest winner will be announced.
A pet parade will precede the festivities at 10:30 a.m.
Kicking off the weekend is a Downtown Live concert Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. Hapeville High School alumni bands Spectrum featuring Jimmy Lovern and Darwin & Friends featuring Darwin Conort and Ray Strickland of the Gasoline Brothers will perform.
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The Kingdom of God Outreach Ministry’s inaugural South Fulton International Festival is Sept. 16 from noon to 6 p.m. at Welcome All Park, 4255 Mill Lee Road, College Park.
Attractions include entertainment and contests.
Metro Atlanta Urban Farm, 3271 Main St., hosts a fall festival with youth day Sept 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and family day Sept. 23 from 4 to 9 p.m.
Fairburn’s Fall Festival takes place in the heart of its downtown district Oct. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mayor Mario Avery said the event is poised to break its own attendance record, with 20,000 visitors expected.
Festivities include children’s activities, a food court, street entertainment and the Fairburn Festival Parade.
Joining the festival for the first time will be the Cherokee Hill Tribe of South Atlanta, led by Principal Chief “Rattlesnake” Jackson.
“We are setting up a Native American cultural village and various tribes are planning to participate in the parade, including Buster, an award-winning basset hound,” the Rev. Chief S. Cherokee Hill said. “We are excited for the city of Fairburn and the diversity they embrace.”
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The Destination East Point Fall Celebration is Oct. 7 from 1 to 7 p.m. at 2757 Main St.
Economic Development Specialist Erin Rodgers said the event has something for everyone, including the interactive Imperial Opa Circus with stilt walkers, flame throwers, jugglers, trapeze performances and more.
“Great food, an artist market, community booths, along with an old-fashioned pie contest and a chili cook-off,” are other features, she said in a statement. “Destination East Point is a great way to spend a fall day with family and friends and a great opportunity for a business or local organizations to meet and greet the community.”
The Fort Mac Fall Festival is Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fort McPherson, 1794 Walker Ave., Atlanta, near East Point. It features refreshments, children’s activities, tours and music.
The Palmetto Fall Festival is Oct. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Veterans Park, 511 Park St.
It begins with the Main Street parade at 10 a.m.
The day will also feature children’s activities, arts and crafts, live music and food vendors.
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The third annual Arts, Crafts and Music Festival slated for Oct. 28 from noon to 7 p.m. at the Unclaimed Freight depot in Shannon Square, 4700 Jonesboro Road, has been cancelled due to inclement weather predictions.
It was to have included local jewelers, painters and sculptors showcasing their creations, live music and shopping.
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The Cliftondale Community Fall Festival originally slated for Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cliftondale Park, 4645 Butner Road, South Fulton, has been postponed to Nov. 4 at the same time due to a rainy forecast.
Attractions include music, a talent show and games.