Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Sunday in the Park: Bringing History to Life

September 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday in the Park: Bringing History to Life

Sunday-in-the-Park-group-photo-courtesy-Historic-Oakland-FoundationBack before cities built public parks, average people would bring a picnic basket and some musical instruments (and maybe a few adult libations) to the local cemetery and revere the dead by celebrating life in what was often one of the only patches of public space in town. Oakland Cemetery’s annual Sunday in the Park event, now in its 40th year, hails from this tradition.

Visitors can enjoy living history theatre performances, tours, an artists’ market, food trucks, live music, storytelling, crafts for kids, and a historical costume contest as they explore how the cemetery, surrounding neighborhoods, and the city have changed over time and celebrate the local communities that make Oakland what it is today.

This event is supported by a grant from Georgia Humanities.


September 30, 2018
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:


Historic Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Ave, SE
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website

Start typing and press Enter to search