Pickin in Grant Park is Coming

Pickin in Grant Park is Coming

Pickin in Grant Park is coming this Friday, May 6th from 5:00 to 10:00 and Saturday, May 7th from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.  Pickin in Grant Park is a barbecue and music festival that benefits the Grant Park Conservancy (more on that later).  There will be a barbecue cook-off, and last year there was some great ‘cue!  They’ll also have music, including Whiskey Gentry, The Front Porch Session Players and the Mar Tans.  (that’s some good Atlanta talent right there.)And like all good festivals they’ll have an artists market, plenty of cold beer and activities for the kids.

So come on down Friday and Saturday.  The weather is going to be great with lots of sunshine but a little cooler for this time of year. You’ll have a great time and help Grant Park Conservancy at the same time.  Oh yea, I promised more about them.  You see, the Conservancy helps preserve and protect the park in conjunction with the city of Atlanta.   But why don’t I just let Grant Park Conservancy tell you in their own words.

From their web site.     “In partnership with the city of Atlanta’s Parks & Recreation Department, the Conservancy works to focus new resources toward restoration and maintenance efforts and to adapt to the changing needs of its users. Some of these needs relate to landscaping, infrastructure, design, cultural activities and environmental issues.

We are working to create a world-class park, by restoring and preserving its historic importance and features while providing venues for active and passive recreation for all the people who use the park. We aim to become an oasis of greenspace in the heart of America’s greatest city. In working to preserve and enhance Grant Park, the Conservancy serves neighborhood and city residents, local businesses, schools, churches, and other organizations, as well as all park visitors from both inside and outside the community.”


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