The vibrant Upper Westside of Atlanta is set to come alive on Sunday, October 29 as the much-anticipated Westside Stride welcomes families, friends, and community members to take a stroll down Howell Mill Road.
This family-friendly open street festival presented by Upper Westside Improvement District promises an exciting day filled with activities, entertainment, and food & drink. From noon to 6:00 PM the Sunday before Halloween, Westside Stride will transform Howell Mill Road into a car-free paradise for all ages.
“We’re thrilled to introduce Westside Stride as the Upper Westside’s signature event,” said Elizabeth Hollister, Executive Director of the Upper Westside Community Improvement District, the organization responsible for putting on the event. “This is a new opportunity for Atlantans to explore Howell Mill Road and find their stride during a day of community celebration and collaboration.”
- Local Beer Garden: Savor the flavor of Atlanta’s Upper Westside breweries and cidery with a curated selection of their best locally crafted beverages at The Hill at Waterworks.
- Cornhole Tournament: Engage in friendly competition with the cornhole tournament, offering both amateurs and enthusiasts the chance to showcase their skills.
- Vintage and Handmade Goods Market: Find one-of-a-kind creations from local artisans and vendors.
- Local Shops: Discover your new favorite businesses offering everything from delectable treats, spa experiences, and unique products.
- Live Music and Activities: Bring a chair to enjoy live music performances or take part in the engaging activities designed to keep everyone entertained.
Westside Stride embraces the spirit of togetherness and celebrates the diverse fabric of Atlanta’s Upper Westside. The event seeks to raise awareness about the walkability and bikeability of the area. Families and friends can come together and discover the vibrancy of the Marietta Street Artery, Berkeley Park, and Blandtown neighborhoods.
Howell Mill Road and Marietta Street will be closed to cars between Trabert Avenue and Northside Drive during the event, including a stretch of 17th Street. Cross-streets like 14th St, 10th St, 8th St, Brady Ave, and West Marietta St will remain open to vehicular traffic.
Generous sponsors include District 9 Councilmember Dustin Hillis, Braden Fellman, 1050 Brickworks, the Marietta Street Artery Neighborhood Association, Star Metals District, The Interlock, The Works, Jamestown, and the Westside Provisions District.