In today’s economy, families are always looking for a way to have some fun without emptying out their wallets. Right in the heart ofAtlantais the perfect place for families and friends to get together for some fun, food, and great memories. Centennial Olympic Park hosts many of the free events that take place in Atlanta from their annual Fourth of July celebration to several art festivals and music concerts.
Centennial is a great place to enjoy some jazzy tunes during the Wednesday WindDown. The Wednesday WindDown is one of the longest running free events in Atlanta’s history. From 5:30 to 8:30 pm from April to September the park is reserved every Wednesday for music lovers to come get their fill of contemporary jazz right in the middle of the city. Listening to the soulful tunes just as the sun begins to drift away creates a surreal ambiance that makes the entire experience priceless.
The park also offers Fourth Saturday Family Fun Days. Starting in May through September the park hosts a family fun themed event every fourth Saturday of each month. The events are very interactive and even educational for the kids. The Fourth Saturday Family Fun Days have offered families everything from specialty workshops to life-size chess games. Radio and TV personalities have had a history of coming through to support the event which was voted the “Best Community Involvement” program in Georgia by the International Festivals and Events Association.
In addition to the wide variety of fun events that the park puts together, just outside the park is a little taste of the old days before cars were the main means of transportation. Throughout theCentennialParkarea horse carriages give visitors a ride throughout the streets ofAtlanta. The friendly “drivers” of the horse carriages ensure that your ride will be one to remember. After assisting you into a carriage that looks like it could have been a part of a Cinderella movie, they guide the horses as they trot slowly throughout the city streets. Riding along in the carriage provides a lovely view ofAtlantathat is often overlooked when you’re driving along in a car. Instead of focusing on hectic traffic or confusing street signs, you get the opportunity to just sit back and enjoy all the sights that Atlanta has to offer.
Whether you’re an Atlanta native or just a visitor, Centennial Olympic Park is a great spot to have some fun for little to no cost at all. Of course, a day at the park might spark up your appetite and the 1950’s themed “Googie Burger” is an ideal spot to get a bite to eat in a nostalgic setting. Googie Burger even allows for visitors to walk up to a window that looks out into the kitchen. This way guests can see just how much care and preparation goes into every freshly made meal.
Centennial Olympic Park is the one stop shop for fun, food, and music in Atlanta. Visit CentennialPark.com to learn more about events and the famous Fountain of Rings right in the middle of the park.