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Sunday in the Park at Oakland Cemetery

September 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Back before cities built public parks, 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.

Our FREE annual Sunday in the Park event, now in its 41st year, hails from this tradition. On September 29, 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.

View the Sunday in the Park Schedule of Events

Frequently Asked Questions

Admission to Sunday in the Park is completely FREE. All donations received during the event will be put towards Historic Oakland Foundation’s mission to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery.

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

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

What about my bike?
Both gates of Oakland Cemetery have bike racks.

Can I bring a picnic?
Unfortunately, because this is a City of Atlanta permitted event no outside food or drink are permitted during Sunday in the Park.

What is Sunday in the Park?
Sunday in the Park is Oakland Cemetery’s annual Fall festival that celebrates the history of Oakland—and Atlanta—and the Victorian tradition of spending a day of leisure in the Cemetery.

Where do proceeds from Historic Oakland Foundation’s events go?
All proceeds from Sunday in the Park are put towards Historic Oakland Foundation’s mission to preserve, restore, enhance, and share Oakland Cemetery.

Artist market vendors

The Asylum Countess
Shadow Mongrel Arts
JLVannatta Arts
Dirty Threads ATL
Carmanda Arts Things
Organic CBD Solutions
Wilde Autumn Apothecary
Blackbird Finery
Mary Boyle Handcrafted Jewelry
West Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild
Twin Ravens Studios
MyMy Butterfly
Garden Grown Designs
Freak Show Couture
Unique Vintages
Elysium Cottage
Dr Mike’s Shaving Emporium
Midmorning Wood Creations
Freeman and Fugate Oddities

Community Partners
Community Farmer’s Markets
The Patchworks
Bicycle Tours of Atlanta
Angels Among Us Pet Rescue
Consulate General of Mexico in Atlanta

Food Trucks
Angelfire7 BBQ  – BBQ
Bhojanic – Indian Streetfood
Love at Wurst Sight – Hot dogs, corn dogs, burgers and more
On the Roll – Maine Lobster
The Queso Truck – Mexican
Fruit Smashers – Funnel cakes, fried Oreos + shaved ice
A La Carte Frozen Banana


We are grateful for the support of our sponsors:


September 29, 2019
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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