This weekend is all about Inman Park and the Inman Park Festival, one of Atlanta's favorite traditions.
It will draw thousands from metro Atlanta so it will be a good idea to leave the wheels at home and take MARTA's Blue line to the Inman Park/Reynoldstown train station.
Patch will be there to capture the sights and sounds of IP Fest 2012, but we invite you to share your pix as well, capturing those priceless moments to share with your Patch friends and neighbors.
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Here's a quick rundown of the festival's features:
- Tour of Homes: On Saturday and Sunday the Tour of Homes runs from 12:00pm until 6:00pm. Tickets purchased online may be picked up at the main sales booth, located at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Elizabeth Street. The main Sales Booth will be open during festival hours Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday and Sunday you can also pick up your tickets at the Sales Booth near the MARTA Station. Please bring your printed purchase confirmation and a photo ID to retrieve tickets. Home Tour tickets are not refundable. Advance Sale tickets are $15 and day of tickets are $20.
- IP Festival Parade: A highlight of the festival, the Parade begins at Edgewood and Euclid avenues at 2 p.m. and runs to Austin Avenue at the foot of Little Five Points. This year's Grand Marshal is attorney John F. Sweet.
- Help set a Guinness Book of World Record: While we love or Canadian cousins to the north and our British brothers on the other side of the big pond, we can't lose again in Atlanta's quest to have the record of most marching gnomes. To help: Line up at Krog Street and Edgewood Avenue at 1 p.m. All that's need is for participants to wear a red pointed hat, gardening clothes to march in and homemade signs calling attention to your pet issue, whether it's traffic, longer bar hours or just the right to more fun. After the parade, make sure you sign in and stay for a group photo. Then it's onto the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club for the victory celebration and libations.
- In addition to the parade and tour of homes, there's music, great food, a kidzone, an arts and craft market, a street market and a rocket run.