One of Atlanta's largest and most popular festivals is back !Â The long weekend includes a carnival, parade, 5K road race, concessions, entertainment and arts & crafts.Â More than twenty musical acts will be on stage throughout the weekend.Â Â Everyone loves a parade! Come see local schoolsâ€”elementary through high school with different activities, fire trucks, antique cars, local dignitaries, boy scouts, girl scouts, dance classes, sponsors, and clowns! The parade begins Saturday at 10:00 am. Streets close by 9:45 am so come early. Parade Route The Parade starts on Main Street (near the Coleman Middle School), continues south and east to Highway 120, turns south to Buford Highway, and ends at Hardy Industrial Boulevard.