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It’s time to celebrate Atlanta’s oldest park, because on Friday, August 24th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. the Grant Park Conservancy is hosting the official 135th birthday bash in honor of Grant Park.

Kicking off the festivities before the 16th annual Grant Park Summer Shade Festival set for Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th, the high-energy party hosted by The Beacon Atlanta will feature cocktails, delicious bites, a DJ and dynamic silent auction boasting an array of items including sports paraphernalia, getaways, tasting experiences, and much more.

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All proceeds from the event will benefit the Grant Park Conservancy, a non-profit, membership-based organization with a mission of protecting, enhancing and preserving the park while planning for its future needs and uses.  Tickets are on sale now starting at $35 for ages 21 and up and available for purchase at  For more information about Grant Park’s 135th Birthday Bash or to learn more about the Grant Park Conservancy, visit  

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After the Birthday Bash, the Grant Park Conservancy invites music and art lovers to the Grant Park Summer Shade Festival presented by The Beacon Atlanta. The two-day, fun-filled festival on Saturday, August 25th and Sunday, August 26th will once again feature an impressive lineup of live music throughout the weekend on two stages in addition to an expansive artist market, Kids Zone, 5K run, and a dedicated VIP area. Open to all ages and free to attend, the 16th annual festival will also have a diverse selection of local food trucks with offerings for all tastes, cocktails, craft beer and more.  For the most up to date information, visit