Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective

The outdoor theater at Historic Fourth Ward Park is host to many events, including fitness, music, performances, and other activities. Pictured here is Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2015.

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Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest

Let the Celebrations Begin!

Last year’s event drew 10,000 festival-goers. It is a two-day affair built around the enormously popular Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade, and it features Atlanta’s best food trucks, live local bands, lantern-making workshops, games and more.

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership and Rival Entertainment are teaming up to present a festival experience that embraces the spirit and culture of the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade, which debuted in 2010 and drew more than 60,000 participants last year.

The OFWFF will place live entertainment, a food truck rally (with the most popular mobile eateries in the city), adult beverage concessions and a college football sports bar, a kids’ area, lantern-making workshops hosted by premier local artists, pet-friendly zone, a Lantern Parade viewing party and more distinctive experiences at the halfway point of the Lantern Parade route, which marches from Irwin Street at Krog Street Market to Piedmont Park.

Proceeds benefit Art on the Atlanta BeltLine.

For complete information on this incredible two-day free celebration of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine and the Lantern Parade, visit our festival website.

Check out our media advisory for all the last minute road closure and parking option information for Lantern Parade and Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest.

Lantern Parade Information

Our two-day festival culminates with the iconic Lantern Parade which kicks off from the Irwin St. (south) end of the Eastside Trail at around 8:15 pm. The parade has grown exponentially every year since its inception in 2010. With thousands of participants and spectators, there are bound to be plenty of logistical questions. Check out our Lantern Parade Game Book and FAQ’s for the 411 on how to make your parade experience the best it can possibly be. Want to be sure you have a great time? Check off each item on this list and you should be home free!

  1. You need a lantern to walk in the parade.
  2. Yield to bands & large lanterns.
  3. Strut! And keep moving north.
  4. It’s a people parade; please leave your pets at home.
  5. Please walk your bike.
  6. No flying lanterns.
  7. Take your trash with you.
  8. Have a blast!

Plan Your Trip

This is a car-less event! No vehicle access to the event site. Accessible only by foot or bike by way of the Atlanta BeltLine. Complimentary bicycle valet available.

Ride MARTA. It’s Smarta.

The Inman Park / Reynoldstown MARTA station provides convenient access to the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail.

Check out our media advisory for all the last minute road closure and parking option information for Lantern Parade and Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest.

2016 Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest

Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park

Friday, September 9
5pm – 11pm

Saturday, September 10
12pm – 11pm

Festival Admission:
FREE (both days!)

For more details, visit our festival website.


Sponsorships, vendors and other partners will be managed in a way that preserves the organic effervescence the Lantern Parade has become known for. The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership will lead the effort to recruit corporate participation and involvement from major organizations.

For more information on becoming a sponsor, please contact:

Salisha Evans
Director of Partnerships & Engagement, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

Tel: (404) 446-4408
Fax: (404) 446-4403


Presenting Sponsor for the O4WFF & Lantern Workshops


Gleaming Sponsor

Pets’ Playground Sponsor

Kids Zone Sponsor



Georgia State Parks
and Historic Sites

Wholly Guacamole



Good Measure Meals