Igniting for the third year, the Old Fourth Ward Business Association is thrilled to announce the return of the annual Fire in the Fourth Festival taking place on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 3 to 11 p.m. Hailing the historic Great Atlanta Fire of 1917, which burned over 50 city blocks in the Old Fourth Ward. This year's fête will celebrate with a never-before-seen interactive installation of the 100-year history of Boulevard. Festival attendees will interact with historical images and stories from just before the Great Atlanta Fire in 1917 all the way to 2017, featuring WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, Wingate Companies and the Martin Luther King Jr Center for Nonviolent Social Change.
A limited number of early bird VIP tickets are on sale now for $50 at http://www.fireinthe4th.com/. Families can also enjoy the Kid’s Hot Spot featuring Atlanta Fire Rescue Department and educational programs, art activities, dance performances and physical fitness by Operation PEACE, Moving in the Spirit, The King Center’s Camp NOW and The Kindezi School from 3 to 6 p.m. Additionally, for the third annual event, the Old Fourth Ward Business Association will host a special magnet and sticker drive upon entry of the festival to raise neighborhood awareness and help fund beautification projects. Fire in the Fourth is held in the Old Fourth Ward on Edgewood and Auburn Avenues, between Boulevard and Jackson. For the full list of attractions, information on sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, and/or to purchase VIP tickets, please visit www.fireinthe4th.com.