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Sunday in the Park ft. Tunes from the Tombs

September 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sunday in the Park returns for its 43rd year on Sunday, September 26, celebrating our community and all things Oakland. This year’s event also hosts our annual Tunes from the Tombs music festival!

Enjoy the sunset over the Atlanta skyline as the music flows from Oakland’s North Public Grounds. Headlining this year’s Tunes from the Tombs music festival are The Original Wailers and Jupiter Coyote. You’ll also enjoy pop-up performances throughout the day.

Just as the Victorians brought blankets and musical instruments to picnic in cemeteries and celebrate life, we encourage you to join in on the fun, listen to music, and enjoy Oakland. Along with the music, attendees will enjoy tours, craft beer and alcoholic beverages, an artist market and Museum Store pop-up shop, a fabulous line-up of food trucks, a vendor market, and more.

Sunday in the Park / Tunes from the Tombs Tickets

All patrons over 12 will need tickets for this event.

  • Adults: $20 ($25 at the gate)
  • Kids under 12: FREE

Food Trucks

AF7 BBQ, Burger Bros, Let’s Taco About It, Lisa’s Creperie, Meatballerz, Queen Churro

Community Partners

Bicycle Tours of Atlanta
Angels Among Us Pet Rescue
Consulate General of Mexico
in Atlanta, APEX Museum
ATL Food Walks
Café Campesino
Metro Atlanta Chapter of Neighbors for More Neighbors
and more

The Original Wailers
Jupiter Coyote

Frequently Asked Questions

Sunday in the Park is Oakland Cemetery’s annual fall festival. It celebrates the history of Oakland—and Atlanta—as well as the Victorian tradition of spending a day of leisure in the Cemetery. 

New Realm Brewing Company Stage
12:15 Euzkal Dancers
12:45 Heidi and Friends
1:30 Big Bethel AME Heaven Bound Choir
2:00 Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra
3:00 Historical Costume Contest
3:45 Historical Costume Contest Awards

Main Stage (North Public Grounds)
4:00 Jupiter Coyote
6:00 The Original Wailers

Author Talks
12:45 Ron Huffman, A Scenic Georgia Sketchbook
1:45 Mark Pifer, Hidden History of Old Atlanta
2:45 Richard Harker, Museum Diplomacy
3:45 Jessica Handler, The Magnetic Girl

Walking Tours
Leave every half hour from
12:30 to 4:30 from the fountain.

Living History Performances
1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 Minnie Askew Davis at the magnolia lot
1:15 , 2:15, 3:15, 4:15 Matron Mary at the hitching post
1:30, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30 Julia Collier Harris at Rawson Mausoleum

Costume Contest
Registration: 1:00 – 2:30 at New Realm Beer Garden

Around the Cemetery
1:00, 3:00 Preservation Tour
2:00 Storytelling: Gullah Tales
2:00 Hibernian Memorial
Society Ceremony

Music throughout the day by
Up Front Barbershop Quartet
Nate Helfrich
Carport Mountaineers
In Sonitus Lux
Veronika Jackson
Vocal Artist Malesha Jessie Taylor

Living Statuary by Bobby Seymore
King of Pops cart at the Bell Tower
and more

Tunes from the Tombs is Oakland Cemetery’s annual music festival. Typically held every June, this year it has been moved to the fall and merged with the Sunday in the Park celebrations. 

In order to bring you Tunes from the Tombs programming this year, we’ve merged it with Sunday in the Park 2021. Selling tickets allows us to pay our performers and to help fund our mission to restore, preserve, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery


Limited street parking will be available, so we encourage visitors to use MARTA or to ride-share.  Our address is 248 Oakland Avenue SE 30312. 

With the exception of service animals, dogs are not allowed at Sunday in the Park due to City of Atlanta ordinance. 

Yes. Both Oakland’s main gate and pedestrian gate have bike racks. 

Because this is a City of Atlanta-permitted event, no outside food or drink are permitted during Sunday in the Park. 

All proceeds from Sunday in the Park support Historic Oakland Foundation’s mission to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery. 

Masks are required at Sunday in the Park ft. Tunes from the Tombs except when actively eating or drinking. Please refrain from walking while eating or drinking, and practice social distancing when masks are removed for these purposes.


We are grateful to The Leonard, The George, and Link Apartments for sponsoring this event


September 26, 2021
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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