Welcome to Strut in Place! The annual East Atlanta Strut will take place in a new format for 2020, to allow for wide distancing.
It’s all happening on Saturday, September 26th, from noon to 6 p.m. As always, it is FREE to attend.
There will be no streets closed to traffic or crowded market areas this year. Instead, the event is spread across all of the East Atlanta neighborhood, with activities and music taking place in front yards and on sidewalks.
There will also be mobile entertainment and art displays, including a roll-through parade of classic cars at some point in the afternoon.
Some homeowners may be hosting a local artist or craftsmen with items to sell.
Businesses in East Atlanta Village may offer activities and specials. There will be a self-paced Strut Scavenger Hunt within the Village as well. You’ll hunt for clues and solve riddles. There is a suggested donation of $5 to register for the hunt.
If you choose to walk or bike through the neighborhood and stop at the yards that interest you, remember that you are a guest on private property — the homeowners are in charge, and you should respect their requests.
Please be smart about maintaining six feet of distance, and put on a mask when you are in closer proximity to others.
We don’t know exactly what you’ll find as you stroll the neighborhood, but these are some of the suggestions that Strut organizers tossed out to homeowners and businesses:
- Band or solo performances
- Lemonade stand
- Art booth
- Mini golf
- Open mic for comics
- Yard sale
- Zombie prom
- Water balloon toss
- Garden tours
- and more!
Once it all comes together, there will an online guide and a printed guide to help you know what’s happening where.
Want to participate from a distance?
Download the Strut’s coloring page, suitable for adults as well as kids. It will open as a PDF that you can print. You can enter your colored page in a contest online.
Watch the fun on the Strut’s YouTube channel.
Know before you go
Parking is always tough in East Atlanta, so please consider walking, biking, or using a ride-share service if you feel you can do safely.
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