Open Streets Emory Village
Open Streets Emory Village is Back with More for Everyone
The 9th Annual Open Streets Emory Village is expanding its usual menu of Sunday afternoon family fun with events Wednesday through Sunday, October 20-24. Sunday from 2-6 p.m., parents can enjoy a drink, barbeque from Das BBQ, and music from acts like Greg Lee & Friends (from Yacht Rock) and The Gathering while their children safely Trunk or Treat or get in line for the climbing wall.
In 2020, OSEV adapted to Covid-19 protocols by offering a hybrid version. Several events were a hit, so they are carrying over to 2021. Among these are the Virtual 5K run, a biking tour, and architectural walking tours of the historic and beautiful Druid Hills neighborhood.
Sunday’s other activities include the Parade, Glenn Memorial Church Trunk or Treat, the climbing wall, costume contests, a craft fair, South Fork’s annual duck race on Peavine Creek, the Bubble Man, a caricature artist and a performance artist, pumpkin decorating, acapella music, and so much more.
Mark Herold is chair of this year’s Open Streets Emory Village, and he is excited about growing the event’s regular footprint. “We have some interesting commercial projects happening in the village, and we are sensing great energy and interest in making this year’s event especially fun and entertaining!”
Additional sponsors are: All Fired Up, Atlanta Fine Homes, Bill’s Yard Service, Bonner Buchanan, Custom Pool Crafters, Engels Volker, Glenn Memorial Church, Lisa Hill Photography, Malone Construction, Northwest Pest Control, Pop Custom Homes, and Wolf Design Group.
All money raised during the event goes to Emory Village Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of Emory Village, the historic center of Druid Hills.