PINELAKE, GA—Pine LakeFest, now in its 20th year, returns to the shores of beautiful Pine Lake in DeKalb County’s smallest city on Oct. 15 and 16.
Pine Lake will transform its lakefront into a marketplace featuring handmade work by local artists and crafters, street performers, food trucks and festival treats. There will be live music both days, family games and contests on the beach with prizes, a Kids’ Carnival, a Pet Parade, and LakeFest’s signature wild water parade—Floatzilla.
The marketplace will showcase artist vendors from Atlanta, Brookhaven, Decatur, Pine Lake, Stone Mountain and other cities in Georgia, including painters, potters, clothing designers, doll makers, photographers, folk artists, jewelry makers, glass artists, wood and metalworkers, as well as health and wellness vendors.
Musical highlights will include a Jazz Lunch with the “Mike Z Jazz Trio” on Saturday, performances by “False Hearted Lovers,” “The Mar-Tans,” Matt Donald and Donna Hopkins, and headliner Glenn Phillips. There will be a “Cosmic Gospel Hour” with Melanie Hammet, Cindy Diamond and Ann Duckworth on Sunday morning, followed by Pine Lake favorites Diane Durrett and Melissa Junebug, Elise Witt, and Mick Kinney with “Cubana Song”—playing music from Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Peru. A Cubana Song Dance Party will finish out the festival.
Pine Lake is located just 12 miles east of Atlanta, off Rockbridge Road between Decatur and Stone Mountain.
Stay and play: the lake is surrounded by park and wetlands with picnic spots and walking trails; explore Pine Lake, “Arts’ Natural Habitat.”
Admission and parking are free. For more information and a complete schedule, visit: www.pinelakefest.com
Pictured: Participants enjoying their canoes during a previous Pine Lakefest’s Floatzilla. Photo provided by the Pine Lakefest team.