Unique Opportunities to Enjoy South Atlanta’s Cuisine, Culture and Community
SOUTH FULTON, Ga. – July 24, 2023 – The City of South Fulton Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) today announced several upcoming events, offering a variety of fun ways for locals and visitors alike to enjoy the area’s cuisine, culture and community. A new community dining event, ‘Le Diner en Rouge,’ is slated for Friday, July 28; the Red Oak Farmers Market and Old National District Farmers Market are now open through the fall; and cultural events on tap include a ‘Poetry vs. Hip-Hop” live show, as well as ‘National Night Out,’ ‘Taste of the Arts,’ and the BronzeLens Film Festival.
“As the summer weather heats up, so is our community programming, and we are thrilled to introduce an exciting schedule of events over the next several weeks in the City of South Fulton,” Kathryn Earley, tourism manager for the City of South Fulton CVB, said. “We believe it is important to continue to bring the community together in new ways, and our seasonal events are the perfect way to celebrate the arts, food, and culture that can be found within our city.”
Details on the newly announced City of South Fulton summer events are as follows:
Le Diner en Rouge – Taking place in the Red Oak District, the City of South Fulton will host Le Diner en Rouge on Friday, July 28. This community event is designed to bring neighbors closer to one another and curate lasting connections over delicious food. The evening will provide opportunities to mingle and meet new friends while enjoying some of Atlanta’s best stand-up comedians. Le Diner en Rouge will be held at 3300 Roosevelt Highway from 7 to 9 p.m. Attendees can purchase a meal a head of time for $15, courtesy of Honey Baked Ham, or can opt to bring their own meals. More information and the registration link to Le Diner en Rouge, can be found here.
Red Oak Farmers Market – Visitors can shop local and seasonal at the Red Oak Farmers Market, which is open on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of Siloam International Church. Local vendors will be selling food, treats, art and much more. The market features Vendor spots that are still available for $35 per day. More information about the Red Oak Farmers Market can be found here.
Old National District Farmers Market – Old National District is helping to provide the community access to fresh produce and healthy eating recipes and wellness with the Old National District Farmers Market. On the first and third Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., local businesses and vendors will join together and sell their wares to the community. The market will take place at 6385 Old National Highway until October 21.
Poetry vs. Hip-Hop Live Show – A spirited battle between art forms will take place at the Southwest Arts Center on July 29, with the Poetry vs Hip-Hop live show. Beginning at 7 p.m., the night will feature live music, comedy, live painting and more, all hosted by Grammy Award-nominated poet Queen Sheba, Emmy Award-winner Bluz, and Jamellow. Tickets are on sale for $30-$40 and can be purchased here.
National Night Out – In partnership with the South Fulton Police Department, the City of South Fulton will participate in National Night Out. Taking place on Tuesday, August 1, at 6835 Old National Highway, National Night Out is an annual community-building event aiming to strengthen the relationship between the local police department and the community. Attendees will enjoy food, entertainment and more. Additional information on National Night Out activities can be found here.
Taste of the Arts – Strands Fiber Arts Fashion and I Am Arts Foundation will showcase Taste of the Arts at the Southwest Arts Center. Attendees can experience the musical stylings of featured jazz band Groove Centric across two nights of fashion and dance. On Saturday, August 5, the I Am Arts Foundation will express the arts through dance with special guest vocalist Cleveland P. Jones. On Saturday, August 12, Strands, alongside special guest vocalist Julie Dexter, will showcase unique fashion apparel and accessories. Both evenings will begin at 6 p.m., tickets are available starting at $35. More information about Taste of the Arts can be found here.
BronzeLens Film Festival – Activists, scholars, students and members of the community are invited to the 14th annual BronzeLens Film Festival. On Sunday, August 27 at the Southwest Arts Center, the BronzeLens Film Festival will host Cinema and Social Justice Sunday, a commemorative event featuring socially relevant films and to provide a space for timely discussions. The event is free to the public and more information can be found here.
For more information on the South Fulton Convention & Visitor Bureau, call 470-809-7700 or visit VisitSoFu.com. For updates on everything in South Fulton, follow them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
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About the City of South Fulton CVB:
Located just 15 minutes south of Atlanta, the City of South Fulton is a relatively new and burgeoning city comprised of more than 100,000 residents. Home to the newest tennis courts in the Southeast, the City also features a variety of arts, entertainment and outdoor activities, including the Wolf Creek Amphitheater, Southwest Arts Center, and Boat Rock Bouldering. With a prime location allowing easy access to the world’s busiest airport, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the City of South Fulton is also near many other fun, affordable attractions across Downtown Atlanta. Responsible for driving and supporting tourism marketing efforts for the City of South Fulton itself, the City of South Fulton Convention & Visitors Bureau also encompasses the neighboring areas of Cascade, Sandtown, and Red Oak which collectively offer big-city amenities combined with the charm of a small Southern community.