Porchfest and Rock n Run 5k

Celebrating community through music on the of Virginia Highland.

We’re excited to host our inaugural Porchfest and Rock n Run 5k! We’ll start the day out with a Rock n Roll themed-virtual 5k run. Then, you can walk the neighborhood and hear bands playing from a number of porches. We’ll have food trucks stationed at different locations to savor your taste buds throughout the day.

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    May 8th 2021 from 12 to 6 pm


    Virginia Highland Porchfest is an all day showcase of what Virginia-Highland neighborhood and the greater City of Atlanta has to offer. This spread out event will take place over 5 tree-lined streets in the historic, Virginia-Highland neighborhood. 


    Bands will play simultaneously for 1-hour slots of music on different porches or “stages.” New bands will start on porches at various times throughout the day. Float around to find your favorite blend of music genre and porch stage! 


    Along Barnett Street we will have Food Truck Way at each point where it intersects Virginia Avenue, Virginia Circle, Adair Avenue, Highland View, and Drewry Street. On Food Truck Way, you’ll find 12 of Atlanta’s top food trucks hosted by neighbors. 


    Please wear a mask and social distance. If a crowd is starting to form, or if you see a volunteer waving a red flag, please keep walking and find another band!


    Coming Soon!

    Play at Porchfest!

    We are looking for awesome bands and musicians to play at Porchfest!
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    Rock n Run 5k

    9 to 11 am


    The virtual Rock & Run 5k is for our runners out there looking for a good time! 


    Dress up as your favorite musician, or get the family to dress up as the whole band on this multi-route virtual 5k throughout the Virginia-Highland neighborhood. We will provide 3 optional routes, or run whenever you want and you’ll get a T-shirt to commemorate participating in our very first Porchfest + 5K. Take a pic and tag us @virginiahighlanddistrict to be featured! 


    Run the morning of and track your time with the app of your choice. Upload your time to the run on the RunSignup website to see where you place on the race leaderboard. When you’ve finished, meet at the Hero’s Donuts stand outside of John Howell Park from 9-11 am for a sweet treat.


    Sign up here with RunSignup.com.

    Sign up for Rock n Run 5k

    Follow the link to fill out our sign up form and participate in our Rock n Run 5k!

    Get Involved with Porchfest!

    Would you like to volunteer your porch, or do you have a band that would like to perform? Want to get involved and help-out at the event? Click the corresponding box below to fill out a sign up form and get active in the neighborhood!

    Become a Sponsor

    This is a free event for all ages! We will be soliciting sponsors to support Virginia Highland District Association’s mission. Please support the sponsors that sponsor us! Click the button below to contact us if you would like to be a sponsor!

    Logistics and Safety



    Find us in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood, east of Downtown Atlanta, near the intersections of Virginia Avenue and Barnett Street. Porches will be spread throughout the neighborhood from Virginia Ave NE to Drewry St NE, between N. Highland Ave NE and Ponce de Leon PL NE.

    Parking and Transportation

    Consider walking, biking, or taking a Lyft or Uber. There is very limited street parking.

    Food and Drinks

    At the end of the virtual 5k, Hero’s Doughnuts will be stationed at John Howell Park. Along with our Food Truck Way off of Barnett Street, feel free to bring snacks and drinks or support local businesses like Moe’s & Joe’s and Atkins Park Tavern


    We will not be providing access to restrooms. Feel free to patronize a local business and use their restroom.


    For your safety and the safety of others, please wear your mask, social distance. The streets will remain open for traffic, so please stay out of the street. Please abide by local laws. Do not enter any homes of those hosting bands on their porches.


    About the Virginia Highland District Association

    We support our neighborhood by funding neighborhood beautification, supporting local businesses, and hosting events. Learn more on our website or donate to our cause.

    If you have any questions, email us here!

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    May 08 2021


    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Virginia Ave to Drewry St, and Ponce de Leon PL to N Highland Ave


    Virginia Ave to Drewry St, and Ponce de Leon PL to N Highland Ave

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