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This Month in Atlanta: September 2017

Decatur Book Festival

Friday, Sept. 1–Sunday, Sept. 3, Downtown Decatur.
Considered the largest independent book festival in the country, there is everything from live music and free food/drink samples to meet & greets with authors and book signings. Not to mention an incredible supply of great books for great prices. Whether you need to stock up your library or just want to get out for a great day in the city, this is a must-attend event! Plus, Emory University is one of the sponsors of this event and will have several tables out advertising books and other works published by our professors. Free admission.

Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade

Saturday, Sept. 9, Eastside BeltLine Trail.
This will be the sixth annual celebration of the Atlanta Beltline project. All members of the Atlanta community and anyone visiting with us that weekend are invited to create lanterns and march in a parade through the finished stretches of the beltline. Those who are feeling very ambitious can even join one of Lantern House’s workshops (details on website), buy a pre-printed lantern, or of course, make your own! This event will also mark the return of this fall’s Art on the Atlanta Beltline exhibition, which is the largest temporary public art exhibition in the Southeast. Free admission.

East Atlanta Strut

Saturday, Sept. 23, East Atlanta Village.
This is the 20th anniversary of the start of this exciting showcase of one of Atlanta’s trendiest neighborhoods. Entertainment includes a classic car show, love music, an artists market and more!

Atlanta Greek Festival

Friday, Sept. 29–Sunday, Oct. 1, Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
As the website says, “your ticket becomes your passport” so you can see, listen and taste your way through Greece with the Atlanta Greek Community. Tickets are $5.

‘Til next month!

Farish Jerman 11C
Assistant Dean of Admission
Emory University
Office of Undergraduate Admission



Photos courtesy of, Atlanta BeltLine, East Atlanta Strut Inc., and Atlanta Greek Festival.


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