A celebration of the cultural richness of Sweet Auburn

Family Day/Culture Fest showcases the history, heritage, the arts, culture, and stories that have made the Sweet Auburn historic district the center of African American culture in Atlanta and one of the most visited areas in all of the United States.

Visitors of all ages and backgrounds can stroll the streets of historic Auburn Avenue between Howell and Jackson Streets having fun, learning about and enjoying the rich culture, the arts, the food, the historic buildings and sites, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth home, Madame CJ Walker Museum, the MLK Jr. Memorial, and all that make this district a “must visit” destination.

The day-long program includes engaging art and cultural activities, events and experiences, including demonstrations by local dancers, small-scale music performances, local dramatic readings, and much more. Restaurants, local shops and businesses will promote and sell their products and organized walking tours of historic sites throughout the district will be offered. There will be something for everyone whether a lover of dance, music, the visual arts, theater, spoken word or poetry. The National Park Service will offer children the opportunity to complete activities to become Junior Park Rangers. Storytellers and face painters, health screeners and children’s activity stations and food of the African Diaspora, will make Culture Fest one of the most memorable, fun, family days in the city of Atlanta.

Family Day/Culture Fest brings together three organizations that independently and collectively have supported art, culture, cultural patrimony and preservation, have drawn millions of visitors to Atlanta and have for decades been economic and cultural drivers for the City of Atlanta and for the region.