Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Experience the Battle of Atlanta July 18th - 20th

One of my favorite events is the yearly commemoration of the American Civil War's Battle of Atlanta in the neighborhoods of East Atlanta, East Lake, Kirkwood and Cabbagetown. The variety of historical activities, food, and shopping mix well with the great neighborhoods on display. I highly suggest making a day of it if possible.

"July 22nd will mark the 144th Anniversary of the historic Civil War Battle of Atlanta. To commemorate the important event, the neighborhoods in Atlanta’s 5th Council District have teamed up to organize B*ATL on the weekend of July 18th-20th. The battlefield is actually in these neighborhoods where people live and work and play today. This will not only be an event of remembrance but also one with fun for everyone including: a Gala Dinner and House Tour, a 5K run, Van and Walking Tours, a re-creation of the Frontlines with Re-enactment Soldiers and artillery, a Civil War Village with civilian re-enactors, historic music concerts and dramatic performances, shopping and dining in East Atlanta and Kirkwood and more!! Please see the schedule of events below."

- Christopher Bishop

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