Sunday in the Park is Oakland Cemetery’s beloved fall festival. It’s based on the Victorian tradition of spending a leisurely day in the cemetery. It takes place on Sunday, Sept. 26th in 2021.
In the past, Sunday in the Park has been a free event. This year, however, it is being merged with Tunes from the Tombs, which is a ticketed music festival. So in 2021, you’ll need a paid ticket to attend the combined event.
The combined event features:
- live music on 2 stages (see schedule below)
- cemetery tours
- food trucks (listed below)
- craft beer and cocktails
- artist market
- Museum Store pop-up shop
Ticket prices for Sunday in the Park / Tunes from the Tombs:
* Advance purchase, adults (12 and over) — $20
* Gate price, adults (12 and over) — $25
* Kids under 12 — FREE
Adult tickets purchased on line have $2 sales tax and a $2.40 ticketing fee tacked on.
Parking is limited around Oakland. If you choose to bike there, you’ll find bike racks at both cemetery gates — just bring a lock.
NOTE: Since this is a permitted event within the city of Atlanta, you may not bring your own food or beverages into the festival.
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Sunday in the Park details
This historic costume contest is back live and in person, after taking place virtually last year. Buy your ticket and start planning your period costume. Register on site between 1 and 2:30 p.m. at the New Realm Beer Garden.
Let’s Taco About It
King of Pops
Oakland’s Annual Fall Plant Sale
Saturday, Sept. 25th
The sale opens to Historic Oakland Foundation members on Friday, September 24. The general public is invited to shop the Fall Plant Sale by reservation only on Saturday. Get more info and reserve a spot here. This is not technically part of Sunday in the Park, but we’re including it anyway.
Entertainment & Activity Schedule
New Realm Brewing Company Stage
12:15 – Euzkal Dancers
12:45 – Heidi and Friends
1:30 – Big Bethel AME Heaven Bound Choir
2:00 – Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra
3:00 – Historical Costume Contest
3:45 – Historical Costume Contest Awards
4:00 – Jupiter Coyote
6:00 – The Original Wailers
12:45 – Ron Huffman, A Scenic Georgia Sketchbook
1:45 – Mark Pifer, Hidden History of Old Atlanta
2:45 – Richard Harker, Museum Diplomacy
3:45 – Jessica Handler, The Magnetic Girl
Leave every half hour from 12:30 to 4:30 from the fountain.
Living History Performances
1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 – Minnie Askew Davis at the magnolia lot
1:15 , 2:15, 3:15, 4:15 – Matron Mary at the hitching post
1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 – Julia Collier Harris at Rawson Mausoleum
Around the Cemetery
1:00, 3:00 — Preservation Tour
2:00 — Storytelling: Gullah Tales
2:00 — Hibernian Memorial Society Ceremony
Music throughout the day by:
Up Front Barbershop Quartet
In Sonitus Lux
Vocal Artist Malesha Jessie Taylor
Plus Living Statuary by Bobby Seymore
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More fall fun around Atlanta:
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Thursday, October 28, 2021
Friday, October 29, 2021
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Sunday, October 31, 2021
Monday, November 1, 2021
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Friday, November 5, 2021