Atlanta Seafood Craft Beer Festival

Where will you be on August 9th? If you have plans, break them. If you don't have plans, well now you do. What is the one thing Atlanta needs more of? Festivals. As if this city didn't have enough to do, they decided to introduce something new to do. The Atlanta Seafood & Craft Beer Festival is a "summer event dedicated to showcasing the city's most outstanding seafood fare and local brews." Presented by MARTA, the inaugural event will make its very first appearance at Piedmont Park on Saturday, August 9, from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. This exciting new festival highlights the best of Atlanta.

Atlanta's restaurants, food trucks and caterers that specialize in serving seafood, as well as the city's most popular craft breweries, will all be present at the festival. If the name didn't give it away enough, the Festival offers event-goers the opportunity to enjoy a variety of Atlanta's best and favorite seafood snacks and craft beers, local merchants and artisans, and live entertainment from a few of the city's beloved local bands, including Wasted Potential Brass Band, Jerry on the Moon, and Bird City Revolutionaries. Many of Atlanta's highly regarded restaurants , food trucks and catering companies will come together to feature delicious samples of seafood-centric menu items, including: Tasting Maine, Ibiza Bites, On Tapa the World and Williamson Bros. BBQ. Local craft brews in the festival's exclusive Beer Garden include tastes from Eventide Brewing, Jailhouse Brewing Company, Jekyll Brewing, Monday Night Brewing, Orpheus Brewing, Red Brick Brewing, Red Hare Brewing Company, Sweetwater Brewing Company, Three Taverns Craft Beers and Wild Heaven Craft Beers.

About the festival : General admission to the event is free and open to the public, but food must be purchased from individual vendors and patrons must buy a wristband to enter the festival's Beer Garden. Tickets are available for purchase online . The General Beer Wristband comes with one 16oz beer of your choice and allows you to purchase beer and other beverages available in the Beer Garden. For $35, the VIP Craft Beer tasting experience allows you to enjoy 10 of the local craft beers available in the Beer Garden. For more information about the author, Denielle D'Ambrosio, please visit my Google+ profile page.