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Your Chance to a VIP Ticket to the East Atlanta Strut

Tell us what you like the most about East Atlanta Village and you could win.

UPDATE: The winners of the random drawing are: Joyce Heckman, Marc Cohen, Emily LeVan and Ronny. You will have to send an e-mail confirming to KommuneGroup@gmail.com and he will have your tickets at the the appropriate booth. You will need a photo ID.

This Saturday is the 15th Annual East Atlanta Strut, which celebrates one of Atlanta's hippest neighborhoods.

As part of the fun, East Atlanta Patch and the Strut are giving away four VIP tickets.

The annual festival, which takes place in the heart of East Atlanta Village at Flat Shoals and Glenwood avenues, runs from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

It will feature five stages of live music, community booths, an artists' market and kids village.

Of course it wouldn't be the strut without the parade, which starts at 2 p.m.

To enter the contest, all you have to do is post a comment at the bottom of this article. Just tell us what you like most about the East Atlanta Village and what you enjoy most about the Strut.

We’ll conduct a random drawing from among those who comment and four lucky winners will one ticket each.

Winners will be notified by e-mail and can pick up their ticket at check-in desk at the Holy Taco South Stage Info booth.

VIP tickets get you free unlimited food and free beer/alcohol from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

All winners will need to have a photo ID to claim the tickets.

A final note: You must post your comment below by 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, to be part of the ticket drawing.

Brad September 11, 2012 at 11:12 PM
EAV = so many stellar restaurants close to home. The strut = hanging out with great neighbors and friends!
Emily LeVan September 11, 2012 at 11:40 PM
I love sitting on the front porch and watching the parade of dogs and neighbors pass by. At the STRUT we get to all hang out together and watch the parade pass by! Couldn't be better :)
Scot LeVan September 11, 2012 at 11:54 PM
What I love most about EAV is that even though we are so close to downtown we still have hawks, hummingbirds and owls hanging around. The strut combines the best the village has to offer, great local artists and musicians for the whole city to see. The community comes together to throw a great party and all of the proceeds go back into the community organizations that make our neighborhood a better place.
Mark Cohen September 11, 2012 at 11:55 PM
My favorite part is the parade itself: crazy, silly, inclusive, and diverse. My wife's favorite part is the book sale at the library...but she can't make it this year, so my back will be much happier!
T L Elam September 12, 2012 at 11:01 AM
I will be strutting with pride in EAV!
ronny September 12, 2012 at 11:45 AM
Love the parade and the food. Makes the strut very unique. And I love EAVs vibe...just walking around and popping into different places on a nice day
Amber Raley September 12, 2012 at 01:05 PM
What I like most about EAV is the diversity of food and music just a short bike ride away from home. The strut wins me over with the parade and sense of community.
S. Fleet September 12, 2012 at 01:23 PM
EAV is the best neighborhood I've ever lived in. No cookie cutters here. Everyone gets to be who they are without judgement. And just as good, we get to be around and embrace people who are different from us but awesome. The Strut is great fun all around...the parade, the music, the community, the kid's area, the crafts. Love it all.
BNEV September 12, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Great food, freaks, music and shops in the EAV, The Strut 5K > an afternoon of booze, bands, parade and friends...yes.
Laura Wilson September 12, 2012 at 02:08 PM
What I love about the Strut is what I love about EAV - the diversity. The people are unique in so many ways and it's always fun getting to know new friends!
maynoles September 12, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Of my 14 years in Atlanta, the last 3 have been in EAV...and these have been my happiest. I so appreciate the diversity we enjoy in our neighborhood...cultural backgrounds mingle, and all are accepted. The Strut exemplifies our multifaceted population and interests with music, food and the best people-watching in the city! This year, I'm super excited to be in the Parade...look for the gal with the pink wig! maynoles
Traci Sampson September 12, 2012 at 02:34 PM
I am an EAV resident - and I LOVE living here. The people who live and work here are friendly, fun, and interesting. I can walk to the fabulous shops, delicious restaurants, and fun bars - such a plus! East Atlanta Village is full of diverse backgrounds and yet we all come together everyday and for special events. The Strut is a blast with tons of super fun things to do, buy, and eat! Everyone should experience the EAV so come on down and check us out! :)
Joyce Heckman September 12, 2012 at 03:27 PM
The eclectic mix of dive bars, gastropubs, and awesome restaurants with amazing food. When a friend from out of town visits they always say "This is NOT how I pictured Atlanta! This is so much better!" I love living in the hip alternative to Buckhead.
sfpk September 12, 2012 at 04:07 PM
The Strut is my favorite event of the year! Love to showcase our fantastic neighborhood.
Hudson September 12, 2012 at 04:46 PM
EAV has everything I need - restaurants, bars, coffee house, library, post office AND it's three blocks from home. I've been going to the Strut since the first one and it's a good place to mingle with neighbors and the large number of people that come from outside the community.
Leah McC. September 12, 2012 at 04:51 PM
What I love most about EAV is all of the most awesome people who live here (the bars aren't too bad either)!
Enkinan September 12, 2012 at 04:55 PM
The Strut is the best day of the year. EAV is the best neighborhood in the city :D
Deanna M. Scott September 12, 2012 at 05:21 PM
I love East Atlanta! A place where you can just "BE" no matter who your are..who you are with..what you wear..all are simply welcome. Also very trendy restaurants, bars and patios..I absolutely love this area! And the Strut each year is just the icing on the cake!
Leah McC. September 12, 2012 at 05:23 PM
yeah, in the world too.
May Ave September 12, 2012 at 05:42 PM
We love some many things about EAV, most of which are mentioned above, but what has kept us here for so many years is our neighbors; best block in the world. As for the Strut, how could you not love the parade.
Jeffrey September 12, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Before relocating to Atlanta, I was enamored with Little 5 Points. After learning my way around, EAV quickly took it's place as my favorite Atlanta neighborhood. I loved it so much that I moved here! The Strut is a wonderful representation of what I love about this place. Be seeing you on Saturday!
Randy Fullington September 12, 2012 at 06:54 PM
I just love getting out there while the weather's still warm and enjoying the most eclectic and welcoming neighborhood in Atlanta!
Péralte Paul (Editor) September 13, 2012 at 06:05 PM
The winners of the random drawing are: Joyce Heckman, Marc Cohen, Emily LeVan and Ronny. You will have to send an e-mail confirming to KommuneGroup@gmail.com and he will have your tickets at the the appropriate booth. You will need a photo ID.

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